Kalimba Sound Effects
Royalty Free instrument LibraryKalimba Sound Effects
Specs: 50 files • 32 bit / 192 kHz • 300 MB
Duration: Approx. 3 Minutes
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Kalimba Sound Effects – Royalty Free Sample Library
Not long ago I came across a music shop in Izmir, Turkey and spotted a Kalimba in the window. The idea of “why not recording Kalimba sound effects” immediately came to my mind.
I’ve always played with the idea to record instruments but never found the right moment to begin. Since we spend most of our time in Airbnb’s (only leaving the house to get groceries and recording sounds in the nearby neighborhood) I thought why not giving this idea a little bit more thought.
Well, I finally went back to the shop, I made more research about sampling instruments and found the YouTube channel of David Hilowitz. I was very impressed how he showcases sampling sounds using Reaper, Ableton, and Kontakt. Now I was hooked and started sampling the Kalimba I bought later that day.
The Kalimba I bought has 10 keys starting with G4, E5, D4, C5, A3, G3, A4, C4, D5, E4. I recorded each key 5 times with the AKG C411pp contact microphone.
Why Using A Contact Microphone For Sound Effects
The reasons why I choose a contact microphone instead of a shotgun or stereo microphone:
Recording with a contact microphone gave me a clean sound that later you can changed to anything using different reverbs, plugins or combined with other instruments. Even for sound design creating riser in reverse without having any other kind of unwanted background noise.
We don’t have a soundproofed studio and I tried several rooms with the Deity, Sennheiser, or the AT 4025. Not only the tone of the keys sounded different in each room but we also have upstairs neighbors who tend to be the loudest when hitting the record button. I don’t know how they always do that but they always got it the right moments. So, I gave up using regular microphones.
In total, I included 50 different notes recorded in 192kHz 32bit. That way you can adjust the decibel of the recording to your desired level.
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Our recordings are provided as wav files and can be used with Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools, Reaper, Audacity, Adobe or any other audio/video editing software!
The library tracks are recorded in 192 kHz / 32 bit which gives you all the flexibility you need.
Since we embedded these files with rich metadata like file description & keywords you are able to quickly find the sounds. We suggest using professional audio management tools like Soundly, Soundminer, Basehead or Sound Grinder.