Loops de la Crème has announced the release of 32 percussive Boomwhackers samples, a free sample pack.

I’ve been recently sampling two Boomwhackers sets with the goal to create realistic and funky melodic instruments (the library will be soon available!). At the end of the last recording session, I also captured various hits and extra percussive sounds, by playing the Boomwhackers Sticks with brushes, hands and mallets, hitting them against the studio walls and floor, or even beatboxing into them.

Here is a small selection of 32 of these raw percussive samples. You’ll find snares, kicks and hi-hats substitutes, original percussions and punchy one-shots. Three ‘tonal’ samples are also included: they can be imported in a sampler and chromatically pitched to play melodies.

The sounds were recorded using 6 different microphones (Beyer M88, Audix D4, Sontronics Sigma, AT4022 pair, Lauten Clarion)

The sample pack is available as donationware (no minimum).

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