- Sound Engine
The sampled Kalimba
The Pluck Tine sound is based on two original Kalimba samples, both the same pitch, one softer/duller and the other brighter/louder. It has some of the nasty bite that occurs when a Kalimba is stuck hard. It amazing to me how far that single pitch can be stretched and still sound great. Having the formant shift (which is labelled "Size" in the sound) makes for a nice variance in Kalimba timbres. The original Kalimba that was sampled was a Latin Percussion model, quite gentrified compared to the authentic African varieties.