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ProjectSAM True Strike Vol. 1 2.0

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True Strike 1


ProjectSAM’s original orchestral percussion library for film, TV and game composers looking for cinematic, powerful and lush percussion samples. Now fully updated.


 True Strike is a permanent part of my palette. I use it in all my scores.

- James Newton Howard


ProjectSAM’s acclaimed True Strike library holds the original orchestral percussion libraries of choice for film, tv and game composers who require cinematic, powerful percussion samples.


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
And much more


The 2.0 re-issue update is 100% free for existing True Strike (1) users of the Kontakt Player Edition of the library.
If you have an older version than the Kontakt Player Edition, an upgrade path is available. Please contact us for more info.





Single hits
Looped tremolos
Crescendo rolls
Special effects



Orchestral percussion kit
Orchestral snares and drums kit


Drums and Toms

Bongos and congas
Gran cassa
Tutti hits (gran cassa with low timpani)
Snare drum
Snare ensemble
Tom toms


Cymbals and gongs

Concert cymbals
Suspended cymbals
Tam tam
Wind gong


Melodic percussion

Tubular bells


Small percussion

Wood blocks
Temple blocks
Various small percussion


Miscellaneous percussion

Body percussion
Brakes and pans
Claps and snaps
Thai gongs
Trash and metal hits




 True Strike possesses unmatched musicality and realism. You can sense the presence of the player behind the instrument - not just the instrument itself.

- Brian Tyler

 I have been using True Strike 1 & 2 for virtually every project I've worked on over the past years. Quite simply, the are the best!

- William Ross


Library specs


Recording locationConcert hall
Mic positions3
Audio pool size18 GB (9 GB on disk)
Audio format44.1 kHz 24 bit
Current library version2.0
Kontakt Player licenseYes
NKS supportYes
Copy protectionSerial number activation


System requirements


Kontakt version6.5.3 or higher
MacmacOS 10.13 or higher
WindowsWindows 7 or higher
Minimum CPUi5 (i7 recommended)
Minimum RAM6 GB
Supported plug-in interfacesStand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Internet connectionRequired for activation