ProjectSAM's acclaimed True Strike series holds the percussion libraries of choice for film, TV and game composers requiring cinematic, powerful percussion samples.
True Strike, the first volume in the series, focuses on orchestral percussion. Offering 51 orchestral percussion instruments in multiple concert hall mic positions, True Strike is the only orchestral percussion library you will ever need.
This new, re-released version of True Strike has been completely re-designed for the Kontakt format and comes with Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3.5. New features include a re-structured instrument list, a streamlined audio pool and a custom interface with on-screen ADSR control, instrument information and other options.
Kontakt Player included
Version 3.5 of the Native Instruments Kontakt Player is included with TRUE STRIKE. This sampler offers you on-screen ADSR control, EQ and Delay controls and instrument/articulation information.
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 were recorded at 88.2/24 and are offered at 44.1/24.
NOTE: TRUE STRIKE 1.1 update requires Kontakt 5 or Kontakt Player 5! This means PowerPC Macs are no longer supported!
New installations of TRUE STRIKE 1.1 requires 9 GB of hard disk space (using Kontakt's compressed format, actual size is 16 GB).
Check for the latest True Strike 1 Updates here.
Plus, ProjectSAM has also developed a series of tutorial videos on scoring for difference themes and genres. Click on the image below to check some of them out, including tutorials using ProjectSAM instruments such as Symphobia, Lumina, Swing! and Orchestral Essentials.
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.
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, barchimes, belltree, 4 cowbells, triangle, tambourine, castanets and sleighbells.
True Strike 1 Includes:
Timpani hits and roll
Timpani hits dual map
Timpani special effects
True Strike All Drums
True Strike Orchestral Kit
3 Drums and Toms:
Bongos and Congas
Gran Cassa and Tutti Hits
Military and Field Drum
Tom Toms and Rototoms
Tom Toms Phrases
4 Cymbals and Gongs:
Tam Tam and Wind Gong
5 Melodic Percussion:
6 Small Percussion:
Chimes and Belltree
Tambourine and Beatring
Wood and Templeblocks
7 Misc Percussion:
Brakes and Pans
Claps and Snaps
Trash and Metal Hits
This product works with the free Kontakt Player (Included with this product) – 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.
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.