Whack Attack

A Boomwhacker hit with a spoon!

The story

The idea for Whack Attack was developed after I recently discovered the wonderfully unique tuned percussion instrument, the Boomwhacker.

Having recorded a whole host of samples using the Boomwhacker C Major Diatonic Scale set, with various beaters including drum sticks, hands, pieces of wood and various metal objects (to hear how the transients changed), I would never have thought that the chosen sample would be C2 Spoon #take_11!

C2 Spoon #take_11 has since been renamed and pitched across the keyboard, and Whack Attack was born.

Signal Chain:

Boomwhacker > Spoon > Sontronics Sigma 2 > UA Apollo > Logic Pro

With control over reverb, delay and attack, Whack Attack can go from sounding incredibly percussive to having an airy, almost wind instrument feel to it when adjusting the sample attack.

Available as a Kontakt instrument (version 6.3.1) but you can easily drag the audio file into the sampler of your choice.

It will be great to hear how you can make use of it!

Reviews for Whack Attack

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  • Character
  • Playability
  • Inspiration
  • GUI

Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Warm and nice hitting sound

    It is very nicely sampled instrument! I really like the delay sound that expands the characteristic of this sound. It has a mild hitting sound, spread across all the key range. Easy to use and fun to play with/

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • Perfect!

    As someone who owns a three octave chromatic set of Boomwhackers, I appreciate this library. It's super well recorded and edited, and instantly playable. THANK YOU for giving us a way to kill the reverb and delay. That makes it so much more usable! My one and only tiny complaint about this library is that the labels on the controls are microscopically tiny, and 40+ year old eyes struggle to read them. Other than that, this library is whacky perfection!

    Sam Ecoff03 November 2021
  • WHACKY!

    This is VEEERY similar to what you will hear in the drop of the well known song "Animals" by Martin Garrix. It's very well sampled and it has a lot of uses. The UI is great but GOD I hate the horizontal knob controls. VERTICAL ALL THE WAY!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Soft and Plucky

    While this sound isn't super interesting to me, its still a nice kind of organic woody pluck sound. I think it sounds really cool up in the higher ranges especially if you play a fast kind of glissando and add delay. I think this instrument would be better if there were more samples recorded since there is only one and some round robins for more character and realism but this library is pretty nice and playable considering theres only one sample. The pitching sounds pretty natural i think.

    septemberwalk08 November 2021