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Kalimba by Michael Picher
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Kalimbascope by Michael Picher is Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products).
SFZ (aiff and wav based) SFZ/WAV WAV WAV 24-Bit WAV 48kHz 24-Bit
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A kalimba is a western interpretation of an African thumb piano. As with my other sample libraries, I have done my best to make the basis of my virtual kalimba be as faithful as possible to a performance with the real thing. However, I've also made it possible to stretch beyond what is physically possible and manipulate the sound in a variety of different ways, hence the play on the word "kaleidoscope".

There is a free version available.


  • Finger & finger nail attacks.
  • Note dampen samples.
  • With & without sympathetic response.
  • Reversed Samples.
  • Stereo condenser microphones & mono vintage dynamic microphone.
  • Up to 4x round robin.
  • Effects (strumming, tapping).
  • Dry samples, for maximum flexibility.
  • Includes alternate builds that artificially extend the playable range, as well as one build that rearranges the samples to mimic the functionality of a conventional piano, a literal thumb piano.

Tech Specs:

  • SFZ Format (Level 2.0+).
  • 48 kHz/24-bit, WAV, Stereo/Mono.
  • 781.7 MB on Disk (Full Version).

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