by Quilcom
5.0 / 5     (2 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.
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!