Project Sam


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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, 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.

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



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.

True Strike 1 Includes:

1 Timpani:
Timpani hits and roll
Timpani hits dual map
Timpani rolls
Timpani special effects
Timpani tremolo

2 Kits:
True Strike All Drums
True Strike Orchestral Kit

3 Drums and Toms:
Bongos and Congas
Gran Cassa and Tutti Hits
Military and Field Drum
Snare Drum
Snare Ensemble
Tom Toms and Rototoms
Tom Toms Phrases

4 Cymbals and Gongs:
Concert Cymbals
Suspended Cymbals
Tam Tam and Wind Gong

5 Melodic Percussion:
Tubular Bells
Vibraphone hit
Vibraphone motor
Vibraphone special

6 Small Percussion:
Chimes and Belltree
Tambourine and Beatring
Various Percussion
Wood and Templeblocks

7 Misc Percussion:
Body Percussion
Brakes and Pans
Claps and Snaps
Thai Gongs
Trash and Metal Hits


Fully Updated

Experience the fully updated 2021 2.0 re-issue of True Strike. Get the classic and acclaimed orchestral percussion sound in a brand-new interface offering a ton of new features:

  • All-in-one browser
  • Load only the articulations you need
  • Positioning stage
  • Extensive articulation control
  • Shift + trim individual articulations
  • Adaptive Sync for crescendo rolls
  • New kits
  • NKS
  • And much more
  • The 2.0 re-issue update is 100% free for all existing True Strike (1) users. To update please use the Native Instruments Native Access application.

True Strike version 2.0 requires Kontakt (Player) 6.5.3.

Check for the latest True Strike 1 Updates here.


  • Kontakt library


  • Latest update requires the free Kontakt Player 6.5.3 or higher.
  • Check latest Kontakt Player system requirements here.
  • Mac: OS X 10.13 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: i5 (i7 recommended)
  • 6GB RAM
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)


  • AU
  • AAX
  • VST