ProjectSAM – True Strike 1 Cinematic Orchestral Percussion (KONTAKT, NKI, NKX, NKC)

By | December 26, 2015

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True Strike is ProjectSAM´s distinctive percussion series, the ultimate percussion source for film, tv, game and media composers. True Strike “Cinematic Orchestral Percussion” is the first in the series, covering symphonic percussion. Recorded in the familiar ProjectSAM concert setting, it is the most powerful sounding and versatile orchestral percussion library available.

This version of TRUE STRIKE has been completely re-designed and comes with Native Instruments Kontakt Player. 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.

 

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The library

This is the new Multi-Format re-release of ProjectSAM´s acclaimed True Strike orchestral percussion sample library. True Strike was recorded in the warm environment of a concert hall which gives it its deep, powerful, cinematic sound. The library gives you lively recordings of orchestral percussion instruments such as timpani, gran casa, snares, tom toms, cymbals, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, celesta, various small percussion and metal hits.
The list doesn´t stop here. True Strike covers much more, including bongos, congas, timbales, rototoms, cowbells, castanets, crotales and various unique human percussive sounds. All-in-all, True Strike offers you 51 percussion instruments.
One of True Strike´s most popular banks is the Tutti Hits: big, ambient hits played with two gran casas and timpani.

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Timpani
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.

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)

Timpani
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.

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)

An acclaimed collection
True Strike has a large user base of top composers working in the film, tv and video game industry. To quote some of them:

Bill Brown (CSI:NY): “The impact of the ensemble hits alone would be worth the price of the set for me. Finally, percussion that sounds like it has been recorded on a Hollywood sound stage!”
Brian Tyler (Constantine): “The SAM True Strike library possesses unmatched musicality and realism. You can sense the presence of the player behind the instrument – not just the instrument itself.”
Robert Kral (Angel): “When I first loaded the Gran Casa and played it I could have sworn it was being performed before me in the room! It´s big and beefy, but the high end is also captured accurately giving an almost 3-D sound.”

Sound on Sound recently gave True Strike a 5 ouf of 5 rating:

“I used True Strike to add orchestral percussion to a TV-music cue, and was immediately impressed by the low-end wallop of the timpani and bass drum, so much so that I began to fear for my speaker cones. In the ´far´ miking, the hall ambience adds explosive force to these booming hits. At first I feared the piatti samples might prove less potent, but after wading through the obligatory batch of choked and semi-choked hits, I found the bright, triumphal cymbal splashes I was looking for. The library´s layout is straightforward and logical, so finding the right sounds took only a few minutes. True Strike hits the mark — its musicality, instrumental scope, and excellent concert-hall sound fully deserve a five-star rating.” – Dave Stewart

Specifications
Want to know more about True Strike´s content?
Below you will find a full instrument list:

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
  • Timbales
  • Tom Toms and Rototoms
  • Tom Toms Phrases

4 Cymbals and Gongs

  • Concert Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam Tam and Wind Gong

5 Melodic Percussion

  • Celesta
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone hit
  • Vibraphone motor
  • Vibraphone special
  • Xylophone

6 Small Percussion

  • Chimes and Belltree
  • Cowbells
  • Tambourine and Beatring
  • Triangle
  • Various Percussion
  • Wood and Templeblocks

7 Misc Percussion

  • Body Percussion
  • Brakes and Pans
  • Claps and Snaps
  • Thai Gongs
  • Trash and Metal Hits

 

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