Tuned percussion tubes

Lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes tuned to musical pitches by length. They produce musical tones when struck together or against nearly any surface. Used by performance artists to add an element of spectacle. Also used by educators to teach fundamental concepts in rhythm, harmony and melody.



In action

Sampled 3 octaves of boomwhackers struck on a rubber surface, from C2 to C5. Recorded in stereo in a dry studio environment using high end mics, preamps and converters. 5 velocity layers and 5 round robins (repetitions per note). All samples denoised and normalized to 0dB for more natural feel without intensity jumps.

Boomwhackers - interface for Kontakt

Main view

Set the number of round robins, spread the players in the stereo field, control the width and change the tone with a tilt style EQ. Set the number of players from 1 to 5. Control the randomness between players, start offset from 1 to 50 ms, modify the velocity curve and dynamic range.

Audio demos


Rack Effects

It comes with ‘Rack Effects’, an advanced script that lets you add up to 12 different DSP effects, designed to improve the sound of the library and to exponentially increase the sound design capabilities.


System requirements

Boomwhackers requires the full version of Kontakt in order to be loaded without restrictions. Kontakt Player (free) will run in demo mode for 15 minutes.

Download the manual

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