by Quilcom
5.0 / 5     (4 votes)
Win32 Win64
SIM-MBIRA is a plugin designed to simulate an African Mbira and the westernised version called a Kalimba.

The instrument is sometimes referred to as a “thumb piano” based on the way it’s held in the hands and played by flicking the tines with the thumb nails and sometimes an index finger.

Mbiras produce a rattling or buzzing sound generated by objects attached loosely to the sound board/box and mounted on a metal plate. These “rattlers” were traditionally shells but are now often bottle caps or beads. Sometimes the Mbira is wedged inside a large dried and hollowed gourd housing to act as a resonating chamber.

Kalimbas don’t use rattlers and feature either a solid sound board or a hollow box to amplify and sustain the sound.
Erisian Feb 10 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 10 2022
Has a beautiful sound. Just what I needed.
Myproft Jan 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2022
Another excellent Quilcom plugin that emulates an acoustic instrument realistically. You may find it beneficial to tweak the sound and add reverb to make it really alive and truly like you have always wanted a Mbira to sound like, that is hard to get with sampled Mbira. Always looking forward to Quilcom plugins. They do the most interesting and groundbreaking new VST instruments.
Teazel Jan 16 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2022
Great, slim instrument with a lot of possibilities!
TA-AT Jan 14 2022
Jan 14 2022
Does this vst work on pcs? Studio One GUI ?
Klangraum Jan 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 14 2022
Very good!