Saša Dukić has released Heartbroken Kalimba, a free kalimba sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt (requires the full version of Kontakt 6).
Heartbroken Kalimba features a multi-sampled kalimba with two dynamic layers per sampled note. The library contains 54 samples, although the user can’t access these sounds outside of Kontakt (they are included as compressed NCW files). Also, keep in mind that the library will work for fifteen minutes only in the free Kontakt Player plugin. If you own the full version of Kontakt, make sure it’s updated to version 6.3.1 (or newer).See also: Free Kontakt Player Libraries
The library also features a customized user interface for NI Kontakt. It shows the image of the sampled insturment and lets you control the amount of reverb that is added to the signal.
The sampled kalimba sounds nice and the library is sweet little addition to anyone’s virtual instrument arsenal. If you’re making music that needs a bit of that chill kalimba vibe, don’t miss this one.
Saša Dukić created this sound library for his own use in a project but decided to share it with fellow musicians for free. Here’s a funny promo video that gives you a “behind the scenes” look at how the sample pack was created.
And in this next video you can hear the Heartbroken Kalimba insturment in action.
If you like the sounds included with Heartbroken Kalimba, then be sure to also check out Saša Dukić’s previous freebie called Medicine Man. It is a free tongue drum sample library, also designed for use with Native Instruments Kontakt.
Heartbroken Kalimba is available for direct free download from Saša Dukić’s YouTube Channel. The download link is located in the description below the promo video. You will receive a RAR archive which contains the NKI instrument patch for NI Kontakt.
More info: Heartbroken Kalimba (the download link is in the description, 36.7 MB download size, RAR archive, contains 1 virtual instrument in NKI format for NI Kontakt)