Articles tagged with: Electric Kalimba

15 July 2017

A Novel Stereo Kalimba Recording Technique

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in News and Announcements

Two electric kalimbas, plugged in, hard panned L and R

A Novel Stereo Kalimba Recording Technique

This unique recording technique results in lots of separation between the L and R notes in your recording, and you can be very creative when processing their individual sound.

I invite you to hear what it sounds like - headphones would make the separation effect complete, but I think it actually sounds better through stereo speakers. To listen, just continue reading.

23 June 2016

The Electric Kalimba

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in News and Announcements

It was good enough for Jimi

The Electric Kalimba

Did Jimi Hendrix really play kalimba? 

26 June 2019

A New High End Electric Nyunga Nyunga

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in News and Announcements

The Dave Bellinger Kwanongoma-style 15-Note Electric Karimba in F

A New High End Electric Nyunga Nyunga

Dave Bellinger has long been known for his high end, innovative kalimba designs. This one matches a hot pickup, graphical buzzalizers, and generally smooth design and construction with the 15 traditional notes of the Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, aka the Karimba in F.

All of this makes the Bellinger F15 Nyunga a great instrument for looping. The lower row notes are the same notes as on the Student Karimba - meaning complete phrases of African songs can be played on the lower row notes.  So, imagine playing a lower row song into the looper, and coming back and adding upper row notes to the second pass of the music.

Smooth, snooth, smooth.