Samplephonics has announced the release of The Wizard of Mbira, a free collection of loops, one shots and sampler instruments, featuring sounds recorded from a mbira African musical instrument.
The Wizard of Mbira is a free virtual instrument and loops pack from our very own in house wizard, aka Lee! He’s rather nifty on this little sound box and wanted to share it with the world… so here you go!
The Mbira (also known as a thumb piano or Kalimba) is an African instrument with metal tines that are plucked by hand. It has a sweet, pure tone and interesting soft percussive attack.
Inside the free download you will find a multi sampled playable instrument (pre loaded into all major sampler formats) plus a rather pretty collection of loops from the wizard himself.
The Wizard of Mbira consists of 68 loops recorded at 80, 120 & 140 BPM, 45 one shot samples (three round-robins in total) and sampler patches for Ableton, Logic, Kontakt, Mach 5, SFZ and more. Is suitable for downtempo, experimental, chillout, jazz etc.
The collection is available for registered users at Samplephonics, registration is also free. Download size is 210MB compressed in a ZIP file.