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Kalimba Sound Effects

Kalimba Sound Effects Library

Royalty Free instrument Library

Kalimba Sound Effects
$ 3
  • Specs: 50 files • 32 bit / 192 kHz • 300 MB
  • Duration: Approx. 3 Minutes
  • Delivery: Instant - Blazingly-Fast - Digital Download On Bandcamp
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • No copyright claims or royalty fees
  • License type: Royalty-Free
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.

Download Metadata

Files: 50 files

Size: 300 MB

Sample Rate: 192-32 WAV

Duration: Approx. 3  min

Gear: Zoom F6, AKG C411pp

Delivery: Instant – blazingly-fast – digital download on Bandcamp

License type: Royalty-free

Price: $3


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  • you can listen to each single track inside the library!
  • you are not forced to download or buy  the complete library. If you need only one or two recordings you can just download or buy the one you need!
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Can I edit the files?

Yes! All sounds are royalty-free & you can edit & manipulate our recordings.

 Can I sell the files?

Well, not in its original form but:

  • in any manipulated form if you are a sound designer
  • in any musical compositions without limitations
  • within podcasts, audio dramas, games, post-production for film & video production, apps & many more!

We have an awesome license agreement made just for your needs!

How often can I download & use this library?

If you have downloaded or purchased the library on Bandcamp you have unlimited downloads plus unlimited & lifelong use in all your projects!

I only need one sound! Do I need to download or purchase all the sounds?

No, On Bandcamp you can just buy or download the track you like without buying or downloading the complete library! This is something you are not getting on other sound library platforms and is an awesome feature!

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For free downloads just type in “0” and choose the format you want! Bandcamp creates a zip folder with all files. For all other libraries just type or name your price! 
I have more questions…

We are real people so please message us anytime at [email protected] and we are super happy to answer all your questions!

at [email protected] and we are super happy to answer all your questions!



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.

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