How to make your own multi-sample instrument (free kalimba included)

Have you ever wondered how the software counterpart of your favorite instrument was created?

Multi-sample emulations are what allow us to take our favorite instruments from the real world and use them right within our DAW. While world-class multi-sample instruments consist of thousands of audio samples and intricate programming, it’s not impossible by any means to make a pretty decent-sounding software instrument ourselves. In the tutorial video above, we walk though how to make your very own multi-sample instrument, using a kalimba to demonstrate.

If you like how the final instrument we created sounds and want to use it in your own productions, feel free to download the Ableton device here. If you use a different DAW, don’t worry – we’ve included all of the stems as well.

What instrument would you like to create a multi-sample counterpart of? Let us know in the comments below.

August 29, 2020

Nick Chen Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."