In Session Audio has announced the release of an updated version of its Shimmer Shake Strike instrument library that offers a one-stop-shop for all your “top of mix” percussion needs. Version 2 includes more instruments and various new features and improvements.

This sample library of tambourines, shakers, small hand percussion and more allows you to create and control the sound of realistic, human performances with ease.

Useful to almost every genre of music, Shimmer Shake Strike 2 will be a library that you will use over and over for years to come.

Changes in Shimmer Shake Strike 2

  • 101 new options: tambourines, shakers, small hand percussion, claps, snaps, stomps and more.
  • Drag a MIDI version of any pattern set directly from the interface and into your DAW for playback.
  • Feel control to automatically intensify a part’s groove through rhythmic level changes.
  • Humanization control for all instruments lets you independently enhance the human feel of any instrument in a pattern.
  • Volume offset view in the pattern editor, fine-tune the groove by adjusting the volume of any step(s) within your patterns.
  • Create faster by linking and editing the rhythms of two (or all three) instruments simultaneously.
  • Increase in pattern capacity.
  • Expanded instruments’ usability at lower tempos.
  • New delay effect with improved stereo & ping-pong options.
  • Increase in reverb room choices.
  • Re-worked original tambourines and shakers for improved musicality.

Shimmer Shake Strike 2 for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player is on sale for the intro price of $99.99 USD (regular $119.99 USD). Users of the original library can upgrade for $69.98 USD.

More information: In Session Audio