In Session Audio Shimmer Shake Strike

A one-stop-shop for all your top of mix percussion needs

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In Session Audio Shimmer Shake Strike is a Kontakt Player instrument packed with tambourines, shakers and small hand percussion that allows you to create and control the sound of realistic, human performances with ease.

Useful to almost every genre of music, Shimmer Shake Strike will be a library that you will use over and over for years to come.


Traditional “sampling” of instruments is rather straightforward: record the instrument being played from soft to hard.

But for tambourines and shakers, that approach will never come close to reproducing a life-like sound.

Instead, In Session Audio recorded percussion performances, harvesting samples of forward and backward thrusts, accents, twists, and variations of the important “in-between” sounds that glue everything together.

Using this approach, each shaker pulls from 130 samples across 13 articulation types.

But more importantly: when you create a rhythm, samples from the performances reconnect to fit your track, retaining the nuance and variation of the player. 

Options available to purchase here:


Shimmer Shake Strike Core Library + Expansion

Purchasing the core library with the Expansion DOUBLES the amount of tambourines and shakers and adds 100 additional presets:

  • SHAKERS: 24
  • PRESETS: 184
Want the extras? Simply choose Core Library + Expansion from the Select Download drop-down menu and click Add to Bag.

Shimmer Shake Strike Core Library only


  • SHAKERS: 12
  • PRESETS: 84

Just need the core library? Simply choose Core Library only from the Select Download drop-down menu and click Add to Bag.

Please note: Adding the Expansion pack at a later time is not currently supported.



Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments' extended plug-in format.

NKS allows for seamless interaction between SHIMMER SHAKE STRIKE and KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware.


Please note: Note: This product features all-new content, it does not include samples from Nine Volt Audio's Shimmer and Shake sample collection. Most images, videos and demo material showcase the library WITH the Expansion.


  • Every Shimmer Shake Strike owner receives access to the Video Manual.
  • Gain a complete working knowledge of Shimmer Shake Strike in about 10 minutes through a series of short, easy to navigate videos.
  • Includes a SUPER QUICK START video.
  • An in-depth PDF Manual is also available.

The Engine:

  • ROLLS: Available for all tambourines and shakers
  • ONE SHOTS: Available for all instruments

Simple to use, the engine allows you to have different patterns for different parts of your song, all switchable from either your MIDI keyboard or the user interface.

Single instruments can also be triggered at any time (most appropriate for ending patterns or occasional hits) as well as rolls for the tambourines and shaker.

Time+Space caught up with In Session Audio Founder Kyle Z to delve a little deeper into Shimmer Shake Strike...check out our interview with him here!






This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Shimmer Shake Strike Core Library + Expansion

Download Size (RAR file):

  • 326 MB


Shimmer Shake Strike Core Library Only

Download Size (RAR file):

  • 295 MB

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"This is a classy collection of hand-percussion instruments, which sound very realistic in isolation, and blend beautifully within a track." - MusicTech

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Shimmer Shake Strike runs in Kontakt or the free Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher (requires a minimum of Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.10).
  • A stable internet connection for library download and activation is required.
  • Custom Watermarked