[share] kelimba - a kalimba sequencer

    Sep 05 2013 | 3:51 pm
    hello world.
    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...)
    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.

    • Sep 06 2013 | 8:19 am
      Wonderful, thanks a lot. I just love your work. It doesn't work out of the box on Max 6 though due to buffer~ parsing errors.
    • Sep 06 2013 | 2:21 pm
      hmm, that's too bad. the patch didn't even show up in max6 runtime...
    • Sep 07 2013 | 8:35 am
      I love it ! unable to edit the patch, though...
    • Sep 08 2013 | 3:46 am
      thanks. you should be able to edit .mxt file. here is just the patch in max6 format.
    • Sep 08 2013 | 3:49 am
    • Sep 08 2013 | 3:52 am
      so i did try this patch in max6 and it didn't give me buffer~ errors. none of the knobs showed up though. there may be max4-max6 issues as well as win-mac issues too...
    • Sep 08 2013 | 11:01 am
      Afaik pictctrl doesn't like bmp files, at least on mac - i'll try a M6 version later...
    • Sep 08 2013 | 1:07 pm
      cool - nice interface & sounds. does anyone have the zip for "Coconut – Step-Sequenced Mbiras" which is giving me a 404 errror
    • Oct 18 2013 | 12:15 pm
      Hey man nice work! Really pleased Coconut gave you a bit of inspiration. Kelimba has a lovely vibe - I especially like the drone effect you can create with it. :D
      Oli sorry for the broken link, I fixed it: http://tinyurl.com/coconut-mbiras
    • Oct 23 2013 | 5:42 pm
      thank you, Mr. Anderson! very nice patch, very nice graphics.