Kalimba And Piano Lovechild

A hybrid instrument created by a kalimba and a baby grand piano.

The story

Here is another “Lovechild”. I blended an old Kalimba with my 1930’s Wurlitzer Baby Grand. I processed the Kalimba in various ways and added some Eventide Blackhole on it for a more cinematic scope. Stripped down it can be a little more raw and Tom Waitsy. I also created some pads from those sources. “Kalimba And Piano Cinematic Ensemble is a multi featuring all the instruments!

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  • Beautifully captured great combination of instruments

    I could actually hear the kalimba, as it has a character itself even when transformed to a long pad like this. An excellent combination of instruments - so beautiful.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Wonderful Combinations!

    After reviewing many instruments by Joshua, I've come to the conclusion that he is a very creative individual and a very talented sampler for sure. He has the ability to create wonderful combinations of instruments, such as this one. Inside you will find two multi-patches, one of which is the Lovechild itself. It is a combination of 5 instruments that make you want to play more and more, and it can easily fit in many different genres of music.

    One of the instruments in this multi is a "regular" kalimba, but it doesn't do well on its own, so I don't recommend using that alone. The other multi is called "A Gorgeous Void Pad" and it is indeed very gorgeous. It features a "blackhole" pad and an ambient kalimba based on reversed samples. Both of these are featured on the other multi.

    In typical Joshua fashion, there are no controls over anything, but that's ok because the patches are perfect anyway. Just an idea: this could be named just "Lovechild"!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Whoah! Another Winner from Joshua!

    What a lovely combination of a Hugh Tracey Celeste Kalimba and a soulful piano! Love all of the additional patches which add dimension and life to these great samples. Such an inspiring combination!

    Sam Ecoff17 October 2021
  • Atmospheric Toy Piano/Kalimba Hybrid

    Joshua excels at taking this that sound either plain or even slightly naff by themselves and then combining them in a way that is simply magical. This instrument is yet another example. The "Farmhouse" piano combines with the Kalimba to make almost a "toy piano" sound, but in a classy and magical way without a hint of naffness. The added atmospheric sounds in the background give it depth and sparkledust. Because it's constructed as a "multi" it's easy to see (and hear) what's going on and adjust and tweak to taste. The "Void Pad" is also an interesting and useful addition.

    Mark Lord03 December 2021
  • Two commons to one unique...

    Perhaps two of the most commonly sampled instruments came together in this library to create a super cool sound. The two presets included provide a nice starting point, but having some controls over the instrument would've been nice for some additional customization. Nevertheless, totally worth downloading.

    Christopher29 October 2021
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