About Us

Bolder Sounds roots date back to 1992 when Dennis Burns began making sample libraries for the Akai S1000 sampler. The original libraries were sold in floppy format (back when CD burners cost more than your average used car) and later became available for "DAT RAM" - a proprietary DAT tape format for hard drives connected to Akai samplers. Today, Bolder Sounds has a very loyal customer base.


Meet Dennis Burns, the man behind Bolder Sounds. 

After graduating high school in New Jersey where he grew up, Dennis relocated to Colorado with his family who got homesick and moved back east again - Dennis stayed in Colorado and has resided in Boulder ever since. 

Dennis attended the University of Colorado, where he received BM degree in Classical Guitar Performance. While teaching private guitar lessons at a local music store, Dennis stumbled into a Casio CZ 101 synthesizer - his world has never been the same since! For the past 35 years Dennis has played and taught guitar in Boulder as well as running Bolder Sounds since 1992. In 2005 Dennis released a solo guitar CD entitled A Rose On The Lake  which is distributed on the Avant Acoustic recording label and in 2019 he released a recording of origonal jazz tunes for guitar, bass and drums entitled Waltz For Oktober (available on all major music streaming services).

Bolder Sounds employs the talents of the musicians, web designers, recording engineers, producers and sound designers in the Denver metro area as well as in Europe and Asia. Bolder Sounds libraries can be heard the world over, from small home project studios to the silver screen in Hollywood.