World 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.

With True Strike 2 ProjectSAM covers new percussion ground. This library covers all to build your percussive action cue, ground-shaking chase sequence, suspenseful horror scene or out-of-this-world fantasy track. Japanese, African and Turkish drums, trailer-esque Big Bangs, bowed cymbals, prepared piano, new tam tam and gran casa effects, cajon, udu, lots of rhythmic phrases and a huge collection of bells and shakers. True Strike 2 also offers you a wide variety of various small percussion. In all, True Strike 2 delivers you the powerful drums and special effects needed to build any percussive score.

Library highlights
Trailer Bangs
One of the highlights in True Strike 2 is the Big Bang Menu. This sample bank offers you ground-shaking hits, both natural performances, such as gran casa a deux, as well as stacked and processed hits. Words can only describe so much, so listen to the demos to know exactly what we mean by "ground-shaking". If you are working on a powerful action cue, True Strike 2's Big Bangs are your main ingredient.

World Percussion
For True Strike 2, over 52 individual world percussion instruments have been sampled, covering the following regions: Japanese/Asian, African and European/Turkish. You will find okedo (taiko) drums, doundoun, udu, gomee, brekete, darabukas, bowls, bendirs, chappa from various regions, atarigane, kangagui bells and cajon. For all main instruments various idiomatic phrases are available. All world instruments have been recorded in studio or stage environments and are available in two microphone sets: close and room. Please note that the "Hear a Sample" MP3 above was performed using single hit samples only. No loops or phrases were used!

Bowed metal
True Strike 2 gives you bone-chilling recordings of bowed cymbal, china, vibraphone and crotales. Recorded in a concert hall, you get to choose between an agressive, direct sound that you can process yourself, or an ambient, distant sound that will fit into your suspense cue right away.

Prepared piano
One of True Strike 2's special features is the prepared concert grand piano. Recorded in an ambient concert hall using 3 mic positions, this set includes plucked snares, both sustained and dampened struck snares and a barrage of prepared piano effects such as glissandi, clusters, brush hits, wooden hits, hand-struck hits and much more.

Dystopian effects
True Strike 2 does not only focus on acoustic sounds. The library comes with an impressive set of sound-designed and processed effects. Over two 88-note keyboards worth of otherworldly hits, scapes and spheres are at your disposal. These are unique and instantly inspiring sounds that you will start using from day one.

This library holds one big melodic bonus for you: a fully sampled, 3 GB cimbalom recorded in 3 velocities with 4 alternates for every single stroke, sustained and dampened notes as well as tremolo, slap and special effects. Available in 2 microphone sets, this is the most realistic cimbalom sample you have encountered yet.

Instrument list
Big Bangs Menu
Percussive Effects Menu
Plucked Piano
Prepared Piano
Gran Cassa Ensemble
Tam Tam Effects Menu
Dystopian Bangs
Dystopian Effects
Dystopian Scapes

Crin (2x)
Djembe (6x)
Djembe Ensemble
Djembe Hall
Doundoun (2x)
Doundoun Hall
Shakara (2x)
Dawuro (6x)
Guinea Bells (3x)
Kangogui Bells
Shakers and Nuts Menu

Shaker Egg
Laughing Stick

Bowed Cymbal
Bowed China (3x)
Bowed Crotales
Bowed Vibraphone

Okedo-Daiko (Taiko)
Okedo (6x)
Uchiwa-Daiko (5x)
Atarigane (4x)
Japanese Chappa
Chinese Chappa
Korean Chappa

Bass Darabuka
Bendir (4x)
Bass Bendir

Bowls (15x)
Octaban (2x)
Steel Maracas
Metal Pan
Peacock Gong (2x)
Wooden Box
Wooden Chimes
Wooden Frames

Tech specs
True Strike 2 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
The instruments in True Strike 2 have been recorded in different locations. Some instruments have been recorded in a concert hall environment offering a close and a stage microphone set of each sample. Other instruments were recorded in a studio environment and are offered in a close and a room microphone set.

In short:
1. All instruments: close mic (bright and direct)
2. Either room or stage mic (studio or concert hall)

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

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