The story

This slightly tattered wooden kalimba was left in the studio by someone at some forgotten point. It felt appropriate to create an instrument that reflected its absence of use and dusty present and to give it a new lease of existence worthy of its past.


Reviews for Surface Noise Kalimba

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  • The sci-fi kalimba!

    This is not your ordinary kalimba, at all, but kind of twisted one. The sampling quality is sublime, and the sound design is also amazing. Although it is not that dynamic, you will find a lot of options in the awesomely designed GUI, though you need to pay extra attention to where you need to click in order to access the extra Reverb menu.

    I also have to add that even though it shows as the range covers the entire keyboard, it really is 3 octaves long, and the lower octave sounds really out of tune.

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Very Cool but Pretty Unstable for me

    The GUI is awesome and the fader circle things are really cool. The sound of this is really unique and the effects and noise are pretty trippy and weird. I think this could work really well by itself in a kind of meditation piece or something but i think the tuning is too weird for it to sit nicely with other instruments

    septemberwalk22 October 2021
  • A unique voice with inspired GUI

    This library has an inspired GUI design don't miss the part where you can select different IR's! The knobs are really pretty unique. The sound is unique as well. It's certainly not your run-of-the-mill kalimba. The non-harmonic overtones are pretty strongly present, but not so much that you can't play chords. I'm not entirely sure what "surface noise" does, other than adding a noisy loop to the sound. Flows seems to add in some of the stomp boxes the samplist mentions in the description. There's not really a lot of information provided with the sample library. A little documentation would have been great. Overall, this is a cool and unique sound, though.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 24 October 2021