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Elektrik Kalimba
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System Requirements
Full version of Native Instruments KONTAKT v4.2.3 or later
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License & Installation Method
Voucher / Code for redemption on other website
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Important Note
Requires a FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2.3 or higher (all versions of Kontakt 5 supported). Kontakt Player is NOT recommended and will time out after 15 mins or so. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT BEFORE BUYING, AS WE CAN'T GIVE REFUNDS FOR SOFTWARE BOUGHT IN ERROR!
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Elektrik Kalimba

Rhythmic Robot's Elektrik Kalimba is a hybrid instrument bringing together the character of a three-octave African thumb piano (or Kalimba, MBira, Marimba, Karimba... it has a lot of names) and the body and weight of a classic electric piano. It is designed to be expressive and playable and is capable of holding down a traditional EP role in a track – though with a unique identity of its own – or of moving into more overt world-music territory; it can even sound a little like a steel drum with the right settings. Thumb noise attack and release samples can be adjusted individually in level, and are randomly picked from multiple round-robin samples to ensure a very organic, natural response. Meanwhile, tremolo and overdrive controls mimic the kind of effects typically associated with classic American electric pianos.

The result is a genuinely unusual keyboard instrument that can sound mellow and warm like an EP, but with a subtle hint of thumb-rattle and tine buzz; or can stretch to full-on African-inspired percussive effects with the thumb noise controls turned up.

Features:

  • Character of a Kalimba, body of an EP.
  • Separately adjustable thumb attack and tine release noises.
  • Multiple round-robins and randomised samples for organic authenticity.
  • Overdrive and Tremolo controls to add movement and drive to the sound.
  • Equally capable in a traditional EP role, or in a more world-music setting, or as a unique sound-design instrument.

Elektrik Kalimba is available now from Rhythmic Robot, and requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later to run (including Kontakt 5). Not compatible with Kontakt Player.

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