[share] kelimba - a kalimba sequencer
Sep 05 2013 | 3:51 pm
my new patch is inspired by something i saw on the internet called "Coconut – Step-Sequenced Mbiras" http://butterfliesinthewind.com/coconut-mbira-sequencer/
i'm not sure how popular this instrument is in this forum or in the world, but this is something i'm really into right now. i have been collecting and (unsuccessfully) making so-called kalimbas when i saw the web-page so i thought i'd do my version of this.
so here's the patch and sound samples: http://ondomusic.com/mesa.elech.tele/mchn_aie/kelimba.zip (it is a max/msp4 patch, which i'm not sure about the compatibility with max6...)
youtube demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVFPvlfsvJU
the graphic is much less impressive than the original but it has its own things. wah-wah, which is somewhat the essential of kalimba performance, delay, granular efx, and reverb. also you can tune and detune the keys, which is another realistic feature, because kalimba is usually (doesn't to have to be though) out of tune a little bit.
this is the kalimba i took sample from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFLzqmQvMvI
it is handcrafted by a japanese kalimba artist, ryuichi koike. if you search his name on youtube you can get some ideas of what he does. here's his album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/les-rendez-vous-tokyo-20120606/id526277050
the sound samples of each key are included in the zip file. if you want to try your own version, please feel free. as always, everything you find on ondomusic.com is in public domain.
i hope you enjoy.