Will work in most DAWs and notation software, using Plogue's sforzando!

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      A kalimba is a western interpretation of an African thumb piano, known as the mbira. As with my other sample libraries, I have done my best to record samples that would make it possible to recreate a realistic perfromance. 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"!

• Finger and finger nail attacks along with note dampening samples

• Up to 4x round robin

• Sampled with and without sympathetic response

• Reversed samples and additional manipulative controls

• Choose between 2 microphone perspectives

          • Stereo small condenser microphones

          • Mono 1970s dynamic microphone

• Additional effects (struming and tapping)

• Dry samples, for maximum flexibility

Tech Specs:

     - SFZ Format (Level 2.0+)

     - 48 kHz, FLAC, Stereo/Mono

     - 143.1 MB on Disk (Full Version)

Works in most DAWs and notation software using Plogue's sforzando, a free SFZ player that functions as both a standalone player, as well as a VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin.

Current Version 1.0.1 Version History





Free Version

Full Version

- Finger/Nail Attacks

- Note Dampen Samples

- With/Without Sympathetic Response

- Reversed Samples

- Tremolo Effect

- Stereo Condenser Microphones/Mono Dynamic

- Alternate Builds/Extended Range

- Finger Attacks Only

- Note Dampen Samples

- With Sympathetic Response Only

- Tremolo Effect

- Stereo Condenser Microphones/Mono Dynamic




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I have been composing original music for over a decade! My work has been heard in award-winning short films as well as audio dramas, private commissions, and performed live in concert.


To help me make my music, I create my own unique virtual instrument sample libraries, which are available for download by my fellow musicians and composers.


As a trumpet player, I have experience performing both classical music and jazz, earning awards and honors in both styles. See Full Bio