ProjectSAM True Strike 2

Cinematic World & Effects Percussion re-released with Kontakt Player

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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 2, the second volume in the series following the highly-acclaimed True Strike 1, offers over 30 world and 28 effects percussion instruments covering everything to lay down the percussion track for your next chase sequence, horror scene or ethnic flavored score.

This new, re-released version of True Strike 2 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 2. This sampler offers you on-screen ADSR control, EQ and Delay controls and instrument/articulation information.

Recording specs

All samples in TRUE STRIKE 2 are offered to you in 2 microphone sets, each with its own unique sound:

  • Close mic (approx. 2 meters)
  • Ambient mic (approx. 7 meters)

All instruments were recorded at 88.2/24 and are offered at 44.1/24.

NOTE: TRUE STRIKE 2 1.1 requires Kontakt 5 or Kontakt Player 5! This means that PowerPC Macs are no longer supported.

Library size
New installations of TRUE STRIKE 2 1.1 requires 7 GB of hard disk space (using Kontakt's compressed format, actual size is 14 GB).  The currently stocked DVD 1.0 version requires 14 GB of space.

Check for the latest True Strike 2 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.


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 aggressive, 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.

True Strike 2 Includes:

Effects Percussion:

  • Bowed Cymbals
  • Gran Cassa Ensemble
  • Misc Percussion 1
  • Misc Percussion 2
  • Tam Tam Effects

Melodic Percussion:

  • Bowed Crotales
  • Bowed Vibraphone
  • Bowls
  • Bowls Phrases
  • Cimbalom
  • Cimbalom Phrases
  • Prepared Piano
  • Prepared Piano Effects
  • Steeldrum

World Percussion:


  • African Bells Menu
  • African Drums Menu 1
  • African Drums Menu 2
  • African Shakers Menu 1
  • African Shakers Menu 2
  • Djembe 1
  • Djembe 2
  • Djembe 3
  • Djembe 4
  • Djembe 5 phrases
  • Djembe Ensemble
  • Djembe Hall
  • Doundoun Hall
  • Logdrum


  • Cajon
  • Cajon Phrases
  • Udu


  • Atarigane Set
  • Chappa Set
  • Japanese Kit
  • Okedo Set
  • Okedo-Daiko
  • Uchiwa-Daiko Set


  • Bendir 1
  • Bendir 2
  • Bendir 3
  • Bendir 4
  • Bendir Bass
  • Darabuka Bass
  • Darabuka
  • Turkish Kit


  • Big Bang Kit
  • Dystopian Bangs
  • Dystopian Effects
  • Dystopian Scapes
  • Percussive Effects Kit

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.

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"...contains deep percussive impacts and thwacks that Hans Zimmer would be proud of." - Sound on Sound

"We can't praise this collection highly enough in terms of recording quality and usability, and anyone composing in the fields this library is aimed at will find their possibilities opened up considerably." - Music Tech Magazine

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements

System requirements

  • Latest update requires the free Kontakt 5 Player or higher: Minimum Kontakt version: 5.1.0
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)

Compatibility notes

  • Not compatible with OS X 10.8 or lower
  • Not compatible with Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS