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CinePerc is the World's Most Composer-Friendly Percussion library, spanning orchestral, auxiliary, ethnic and larger-than-life rhythmic instruments. CinePerc was recorded at the legendary MGM Scoring Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, and mixed by master engineer Dennis Sands. CinePerc is four libraries in one, containing all content from the original CORE, PRO, EPIC and AUX libraries. Special upgrade paths exist for existing customers of those individual libraries. Check your user area for more information!

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v1.3 works with Kontakt (full or free Player version) 5.8.1 or higher.
* See the download instructions below.

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* Download Instructions

CinePerc is Cinesamples' largest download to date as it is a collection of 4 libraries in 1. The disk footprint is 100GB in total.  To speed things up, we split up the library into a popular archive format known as 'RAR'. The included installer will expand them automatically once the download is complete. Please be prepared to allow time for the packaged samples to download. 

The Cinesamples Downloader application (sent in an email after purchase is approved) will download and install CinePerc onto the drive that you choose.  If you wish to install CinePerc on an external drive, set that location before beginning the download.  After downloading is complete, the installation will automatically begin.  Installation will create an additional 100GB of data on top of the downloaded 100GB of .rar files, which can be deleted after installation.  Make sure you have at least 200GB of free space available during the installation process.  


What's New in v1.2


CinePerc as a whole is now represented by one library, rather than four (Core, Pro, Aux, Epic).  All instruments are clearly organized into a new folder structure which helps the user instantly identify which type of sound they are looking for (for instance Metals, Melodic, Ethnic, etc).


CinePerc does not require you to purchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work with Native Instrument’s free Kontakt Player.  Explore the latest version of Kontakt here.  Now all you need is a sequencer like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, or Pro Tools, and you’ll be up and running.


The brand new "CinePerc Orchestral Percussion Ensemble" patch is comprised largely of instruments from the '01 ORCHESTRAL' folder, giving the user a complete orchestral percussion pallet underneath their fingers. Intuitively mapped, this patch makes creating orchestral percussion mockups quick and easy. Detailed mapping info can be found in the User Manual (downloadable below).


The entire line of CinePerc instruments have been remapped in order to create a consistent and intuitive layout for the user. Non-chromatic instruments have now been centered around middle C on the keyboard, so the user knows instantly where to begin upon loading a new instrument and playing. Other small tweaks have also been added for ease of use, such as several instruments being split out to their own patch for clarity sake (for instance different mallet types, different snare drums, etc., now each have their own patch).

Patch Listing

  • Timpani - Soft/Medium/Hard Mallets
    Timpani FX
    Timpani Cresc - Soft/Medium/Hard Mallets
    Bass Drum 1 – 28in
    Bass Drum 2 – 36in
    Snare – Concert
    Snare – Military
    Snare – Piccolo
    Snare – Tenor
    Snare – Popcorn
    Snare – Metal
    Concert Toms
    Concert Toms– Hits Only
    Suspended Cymbals
    Gongs + Tam Tam
    Piatti Crash Cymbals
    Orchestral Shakers
    Orchestral Percussion Ensemble

  • Xylophone
    Crotales - Mallets
    Crotales - Bowed
    Vibraphone - Motor Off
    Vibraphone - Motor On
    Vibraphone - Bowed
    Glass Marimba
    Tubular Bells
    Low Chimes

  • Wood Blocks
    Temple Blocks
    Puili Sticks - Single
    Puili Sticks - Group
    Apple Box
    Hot Rods
    Log Drum

  • Triangles
    Mark Tree
    Bell Tree
    Sleigh Bells
    Cow Bells
    Ensemble Crashes
    Ensemble Metal Hits
    Single Metal Hits
    Chain Hits
    Finger Cymbals
    Circular Bells
    Brake Drum
    Suspended Cymbals - Scrapes
    Suspended Cymbals - Bowed
    Gongs + Tam Tam - Bowed and Scraped

  • Bongos
    Doumbek + Darabuka 
    Frame Drums
    Talking Drum
    Whale Drum
    Tongue Drum
    Ocean Drum
    Rain Sticks
    Bamboo Shaker
    Plastic Pear + Turtle Shell Shakers
    African Pod Shaker
    Jaw Bone
    Small Metal Shaker
    Vented Steel Orb Shaker  
    Ankle + Seed Rattle Shakers
    Ganziro Shaker
    Metal Shaker
    Synthetic Shaker
    Meinl Shaker
    Metal Bar Shaker
    Monkey Stick
    Asian Wooden Chimes 
    Small Flower Charm Chimes
    Fish Bell Chimes
    Samba Whistles

  • Drum Kit - Full 88 Key Mapping
    Drum Kit - General MIDI Mapping
    Drum Kit - Combos + Fills
    Ensemble - Full
    Ensemble - Bass Drums + Crash
    Ensemble - Mids + Highs
    Ensemble - Mahler Hammers
    Roto Toms
    Roto Toms - Hits Only
    Shime Daiko
    Gong Drum
    Djun Djun
    Oil Drum
    Monster Low Hits
    Monster Low Swooshes 

  • Ratchet
    Sand Blocks
    Waterphone - Dry
    Waterphone - Water
    Keyboard + Mouse
    Spring Drum
    Lions Roar
    Car Horn
    Ensemble - Claps + Snaps
    Bottle Caps + Lids
    Water Jugs
    Prepared Piano + Bucket
    Hammer Bolts + Nails
    Water Jars
    Flower Pots
    Glass Bottle Blows
    Wooden Cricket

Kontakt and NKS Integration

CinePerc v1.3 is scripted for Native Instruments' Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) format.  You can learn more about NKS here.   Explore the latest version of Kontakt here

Technical Specifications

Requires Kontakt 5.8.1 and above (Works with both the free Kontakt Player and the paid, full version of Kontakt)

  • Requires a minimum of 200 GB free hard drive space during installation. Library size is approx. 100 GB after installation
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM Recommended

Kontakt 5.8.1 Minimum System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10 through 10.15, i5
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Kontakt 5.8.1 Supported Interfaces

  • Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

CinePerc Crew

The Original CinePerc Crew

Produced by: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
Lead Sample Manager: Sam Estes
Engineer/Mixer: Dennis Sands
Lead Percussionist: Devin Kelly
Associate Producer: Ryeland Allison
Sample Editing: Michael Hobe
Sampling Assistant: Cara Batema
Recorded at: MGM Scoring Stage, Sony Pictures Studios, CA

The CinePerc 1.2 Update Crew

Producers: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
Ensemble Patch Scriptors: Patrick O’Neil and Will Bedford
Project Coordinator: Tim Starnes
Sample Editors / Kontakt Programmers: Jonathan Kranz and Dong Ryun Lee
Assistant: Ben Chrisman