• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Topic: FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

  1. #1

    FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

    Hello Folks

    As the next installment of the Bolder FREE Sounds series we have a set of Boom-Whackers in Giga 3, Kontakt 1 and EXS formats available for download at the Bolder Sounds site. The sample-set is 24 bit stereo and just under 4 MB in size.

    The BoomWhackers are a set of plastic tubes tuned to the notes of the C major scale. They are color coded and have the name of each pitch labeled on each tube. I believe these are intended for children as a "musical toy" type of thing. But they are also suitable for "bigger" kids as well ) These are intended to be struck on anything that sounds good. Unfortunately for my body .... the best sounding striking surface was my HEAD and my left HAND (the world of sampling is full of sacrifices). The HAND samples have a fatter tone while the HEAD hits are a bit more focused and sharp.

    While you're there ... check out Bolder's last release the Hammered Dulcimer Trilogy featuring a Cimbalom, Concert Grand and "standard" 2 course Hammered Dulcimer.

    Have fun!
    Dennis @ Bolder

  2. #2

    Re: FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

    Yeah! Free stuff!

    Thanks for putting these out. I just downloaded it and I'll try it out later today.
    Dan Powers

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

  3. #3

    Re: FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

    Thanks, Dennis.

    Exs files weren't there. There were files in the instr. folder but of an unknown type.

    Even my EXS manager doesn't recognize them.

    Any thought?
    Steve Hanlon, guitarist/composer
    Logic 7, PowerMac DP 2.0 (8- RAM slot model), 4GB RAM, OS 10.4.11
    UAD-1 Ultra Pak
    Lots of V.I. and sound effects
    Apogee Rosetta 200
    Great River ME-1NV
    Blue Sky Monitors

  4. #4

    Re: FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

    Hmmmm ..that's odd. I'll check it out on Saturday and get a fix uploaded once I figure out what needs to be done on the EXS files.


  5. #5

    Re: FREE Boom-Whackers from Bolder Sounds

    OK ... it should be fixed now. The EXS intsrument files I was working with on my G4 had no need for the .exs extension, yet the EXS icon was still on each instrument file. When zipped this Icon-link dissappeared somehow.

    You'd probably be fine just adding a .exs to each instrument file. But since it's a relatiively small file, you might as well just download it again.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Dennis @ Bolder

Go Back to forum


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts