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Spitfire Percussion

A collection full of life and character, this definitive percussion library provides the bedrock for your orchestral compositions.

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    Definitive symphonic percussion

    A collection full of life and character, this definitive percussion library provides the bedrock for your orchestral compositions, performed by world-renowned British percussionist Joby Burgess. Spitfire Percussion has been expertly recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, the home of blockbuster scores and the same space as our Symphonic and Chamber library recordings.

    Own all of the essential symphonic percussion instruments to add ultimate power, rhythm and nuance to your scores, large and small, tuned and untuned — from thunderous timpani, bass drums and cymbals to a set of mallet instruments, from marimba to tubular bells, described by Sound On Sound as "to die for".

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    50 instruments


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    Close up of marimba and sticks
    Close up of percussion instruments with sticks and mallets

    Kickstart engine

    Kickstart engine GUI
    This interface is built especially for our percussive libraries to make it easy to map sounds to any connected MIDI interface. It also includes the microphone mixer and available feature controllers.

    What's included

    Individual instruments


    • Tuned - Celeste
    • Tuned - Crotales
    • Tuned - Desk Bells
    • Tuned - Glockenspiel
    • Tuned - Marimba
    • Tuned - Timpani
    • Tuned - Tubular Bells
    • Tuned - Vibraphone
    • Tuned - Xylophone

    Drums - high

    • Bongos
    • Conga 1
    • Conga 2
    • Rototoms
    • Snare 1
    • Snare 2
    • Snare 3
    • Timbales

    Drums - low

    • Bass Drum
    • Field Drum
    • Gong Drum
    • Tom Ensemble
    • Toms


    • Agogo
    • Cabasa
    • Castanets
    • Cowbells
    • Gankogui
    • Guiro
    • Jawbone
    • Ratchet
    • Shakers
    • Ships Bell
    • Sleighbells
    • Tambourines

    Unpitched - metal

    • Anvil
    • Cymbal Hi
    • Cymbal Lo
    • Cymbal Med
    • Mark Tree
    • Mini Anvil
    • Piatti
    • Rain Sheet
    • Rivet Cymbal
    • Tam Tam
    • Trash Metals
    • Triangle 1
    • Triangle 2
    • Wind Gong

    Unpitched - wood

    • Claves
    • Temple Blocks
    • Woodblocks

    Premade ensembles

    • Contemporary
    • Hands and hits
    • Low Ensemble
    • Metal Clangs
    • Snare ensemble
    • Traditional Orchestra

    Unmapped ensembles

    • Drums - High
    • Drums - Low
    • Toys
    • Unpitched - Metal
    • Unpitched - Wood


    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient

    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    ~43109 samples

    28.9 GB download size

    57.80 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout

    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

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