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Kalimbas and Sansulas

Hokema Kalimbas

Hokema Kalimbas

HOKEMA has stood for high-quality musical instruments since 1985. The firm, based in the small town of Walsrode, Germany develops and produces unique sound wonders: Kalimbas and Sansulas.

The warm, soft and gently relaxing sounds of the Kalimbas are harmonious in and of themselves, as well as when accompanying other instruments. Anyone can immediately sit down and play the handy Kalimbas. The pre-tuned scales create wonderful and enchanting melodies. 

Today the family firm - now in its second generation, with 9 employees - is one of the leading producers worldwide of various models of attractive and easily-playable Kalimbas. The Kalimbas are made exclusively in Germany, crafted out of high quality wood and treated with non toxic oils ( linseed) .

The instruments are produced sustainably in the Walsrode production facility, which is fully powered by solar roof panels.

If you can txt you can play Kalimba!

Hokema Kalimbas

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Monochords and Tonguedrums

feeltone

feeltone

“Feeltone stands for sensuous sound instruments and intuitive play.”
Feeltone has been making musical instruments since 1980.

Tongue drums, monochords and monochord furniture are the core of feeltone’s line of high quality, primarily hand-crafted instruments.

Fun and easy to play, these instruments were designed for musicians and non-musicians alike. One can play them not only for musical enjoyment but also to support the healing work of music and sound therapists, sound healers, sound massage, and the like.

Feeltone was started by the inspired instrument maker and designer, Ingo Böhme.

Today Ingo, his work partner and wife Martina-Gläser-Böhme, and the feeltone team, live and work in the small village of Pulow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, an area where a whole network of musicians, craftspeople and artists reside and engage in purposeful sustainable living.

Explore Monochords and Wood drums

feeltone Monochords

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feeltone Wood drum from Handheld to XXL

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hanpans and metal tongue drums

Metal Sounds

Metal Sounds

The Metal Sounds Team

"Using specific tools, we offer a full range of Spacedrum designed and assembled with great care from selected stainless steel sheets (special alloy), using some mechanical process. The tuning, it is an art. This know-how acquired along the years is a guarantee of quality that we can now produce reliable and sound instruments."

Metal Sounds customers tend to be musicians, therapists, music schools, and ordinary people who enjoy their unique metallic, melodic percussion instruments.

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Metal Sounds - Zenko metal tongue drums - spacedrum handpans evolution / nitro

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Blog posts

  • Bonus Time Music: Live-Looping of Our Instruments with Brandon Blake!
    April 22, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Bonus Time Music: Live-Looping of Our Instruments with Brandon Blake!

    Musician, Child Educator and Animal Rights Activist Brandon Blake of @bonustimemusic went live on Facebook during the NAMM 2021 virtual Show "Believe in Music" Week to demonstrate his unique way of working with the WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER family of instruments including: Hokema Kalimbas, Metal Sounds Tongue Drums, and feeltone Monochords & Tinka Tongs - combined with electric bass and live looping. We think you'll find this video truly inspirational and will hopefully give you ideas of how you can utilize your instrument in intriguing combinations. 

    Brandon is truly an innovative musician - having created a specialized playing technique with the Hokema Kalimba Sansula in which he taps and strikes the drumhead of the instrument while plucking and muting the metal tines. Plus - he's figured out a brilliant method to instantly retune the instrument in the middle of his playing - using tiny weighted magnets!

    Brandon is also a bass player who skillfully incorporates live looping. Watch him create incredible soundscapes in real time by looping Kalimba, Tongue-Drum and Monochord accompanied by some satisfying bass-bombs to build a body-moving groove overlaid with rich sonic textures and thrilling overtones. 

    Watch the Video Demonstration.... 

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  • How do you MAKE a handpan??
    March 15, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    How do you MAKE a handpan??

    How DO you make a handpan?

    We got to go behind the scenes with our friends at Metal Sounds the South of France to find out!

    ...turns out the answer is a LOT of care, craftsmanship, heaps of hammering, laser-cutting, patience, and good ears (along with high-precision tuners!)

    We put together this video showcase for Metal Sounds and can't wait to share it with you...

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  • Spacedrum: Nitro vs. Evolution (+Handpan Recording Techniques!)
    February 18, 2021 Joule L'Adara

    Spacedrum: Nitro vs. Evolution (+Handpan Recording Techniques!)

    "This particular handpan by Metal Sounds is one of the most beautiful that I've personally played before!" - Todd Boston, January 2021

    In this 7-minute video, acclaimed Producer and Composer Todd Boston talks about the the differences between the Metal Sounds Spacedrum Nitro and Spacedrum Evolution - offering his impressions on what makes each model possess a unique sound quality.

    Want to know how to record a handpan? Towards the end of the video, Todd offers tips on how to best mic the sound of handspans using the mid side mic technique. If you like to geek out on technology or are an audio engineer, read on...

     

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