Orchestral Percussion Software Library


ProjectSAM's acclaimed True Strike series holds the percussion libraries of choice for film and game composer wanting big, powerful and cinematic percussion samples.

The first True Strike focuses on orchestral percussion and was recorded in the warm environment of a concert hall, which gives it its deep, cinematic sound. The library gives you lively recordings of orchestral percussion instruments such as timpani, gran casa, snares, tom toms, cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, celesta, various small percussion and metal hits.

Library highlights:

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 lenghts, crescendo-decrescendo and hard mallet fortissimo. Suspenseful special effects such as pedal bends and cymbal/bowl on timpani.

Gran casa & snares
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 home world. The library also includes single snare drum (snares on and off), military drum and field drum samples.

Ensemble hits
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.

Melodic instruments
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.

Small percussion
True Strike offers an extensive set of small percussion instruments, among which 4 woodblocks, 5 temple blocks, whip, barchimes, belltree, 4 cowbells, triangle, tambourine, castanets and sleighbells.

Instrument list

  • Timpani
  • Gran Casa
  • Snare Drum
  • Military Snare
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Ensemble (3 players)
  • Toms
  • Rototoms
  • Piatti 1
  • Piatti 2
  • Suspended Cymbal 1
  • Suspended Cymbal 2
  • Chinese Cymbal
  • Large Tam Tam
  • Wind Gong
  • Tubular Bells
  • Tutti Hits


  • Timbales
  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Thai gongs
  • Brakes and Metal
  • Thunderplate
  • Sirene
  • Hand Claps
  • Finger Snaps
  • Body Percussion


  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Celesta


  • Woodblocks
  • Templeblocks
  • Whip
  • Barchimes
  • Belltree
  • Cowbells
  • Claves
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Beatring
  • Castanets
  • Samba Shaker
  • Guiro
  • Sleighbells
  • Rattle
  • Vibraslap
  • Crotales

Tech specs

True Strike is a 24 bit Multi-Format library, offering you 5 sample formats in one package:

  • TASCAM Gigastudio 3
  • NI Kontakt 2 (not compatible with 1.5)
  • Steinberg HALion 2
  • Logic EXS24mkII
  • MOTU MachFive

Programming is similar for all formats. Please note that HALion 2 and MachFive do not offer round robin alternation.

Recording specs
True Strike was recorded in a beautiful concert hall environment. All samples in True Strike are offered to you in 3 microphone sets, each with its own unique sound:

  • Close mic (bright and direct)
  • Stage mic (orchestral setting)
  • Far mic (wide and ambient, surround)

All instruments have been recorded at 88.2/24 and are offered to you at 44.1/24.

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