True Strike is a permanent part of my palette. I use it in all my scores.
- James Newton Howard
ProjectSAM’s acclaimed True Strike library holds the original orchestral percussion libraries of choice for film, tv and game composers who require cinematic, powerful percussion samples.
Experience the fully updated 2021 2.0 re-issue of True Strike. Get the classic and acclaimed orchestral percussion sound in a brand-new interface offering a ton of new features:
- All-in-one browser
- Load only the articulations you need
- Positioning stage
- Extensive articulation control
- Shift + trim individual articulations
- Adaptive Sync for crescendo rolls
- New kits
- And much more
The 2.0 re-issue update is 100% free for existing True Strike (1) users of the Kontakt Player Edition of the library.
If you have an older version than the Kontakt Player Edition, an upgrade path is available. Please contact us for more info.
To update, please use the Native Instruments Native Access application. True Strike version 2.0 requires Kontakt (Player) 6.5.3.
The performance view in the new 2021 re-issue of True Strike
The timpani is one of the biggest instrument banks found in True Strike. You will find an extensive list of playing techniques: up to 6 dynamics, sustained and dampened notes, tremolo, tremolo crescendo in three lengths, crescendo-decrescendo and hard mallet fortissimo. Suspenseful special effects such as pedal bends and cymbal/bowl on timpani.
True Strike is aimed at cinematic use. Therefore the gran casa and snare ensemble are the most powerful and deep recordings you will find. Load up the stage or far microphone set and scare those aliens back to their homeworld. The library also includes single snare drum (snares on and off), military drum and field drum samples.
One of the most popular patches in True Strike is the Ensemble Hits bank. These are ensemble recordings of gran casa and low-tuned timpani playing together. Big and bad.
True Strike covers five melodic percussion instruments: glockenspiel, marimba, vibraphone, tubular bells and celesta. This last, beautiful instrument is the very first sampled in a concert hall and offered in 3 microphone positions.
True Strike offers an extensive set of small percussion instruments, among which 4 woodblocks, 5 temple blocks, whip, bar chimes, bell tree, 4 cowbells, triangle, tambourine, castanets and sleigh bells.