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World Impact: Global Percussion

World Impact: Global Percussion

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The perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion

Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more. A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, movie trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.


Beyond the instrument collection, World Impact is augmented by a powerful pattern engine, the same engine that lies beneath Vir2´s Elite Orchestral Percussion, allowing instant access to varied articulations such as chokes, rolls, flams, and ruffs, as well as patterned loop programming for both traditional and synthetic creations.

World Impact is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

  • More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by geographical region and instrument type.
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples, including a 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions.
  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces
  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth)
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode)
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 4, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments

Advanced Features:

MultiscreenWorld Impact boasts an impressive array of features built into its engine, designed to provide the best in realism, flexibility, and creative inspiration.

An integrated Humanize engine offers a breakthrough dimension in realism. The scripting engine underneath World Impact will intelligently vary the pitch, timing, and volume of each hit by minuscule amounts to increase the diversity of timbre produced. Each aspect of the Humanize engine, from extreme effects to complete bypassing, can be controlled by the user.

EZRoom is an integrated convolution reverb option, allowing the user to instantly place the percussion instruments in one of more than fifty different custom sonic spaces; everything from chapels and halls to caverns, small rooms, and unique esoteric spaces is included. When EZRoom is activated, new knobs for dry and wet levels appear, allowing full control over the level and balance of the convoluted sound.

World Impact also features an extensive custom articulation and trigger engine. Built-in custom articulations include choke, flam, 3-stroke roll (16th notes), 3-stroke roll (32nd notes), 3-stroke roll (64th notes), roll (32nd notes), and roll (64th notes). Each of these are tempo-synced as appropriate, and can be customized in detail. Furthermore, World Impact allows for the creation of rhythmic patterns which are triggered by the engine. Up to 25 user patterns can be programmed in each instrument, and some prebuilt patterns are included in each instrument by default. The pattern engine is capable of everything from traditional patterns to wild and unusual synthetic effects, all of which lock instantly and perfectly to host tempo.

Here is a full list of World Impact instruments:

* Adewuro (Ghana)
* African Agogo Bells x4
* African Flat Shaker
* African Seeds 1
* African Seeds 2
* African Seeds 3
* African Shaker (N. Ghana)
* Atsimevu
* Atumpan-Hi (Ghana)
* Atumpan-Low (Ghana)
* Axatse
* Basket Rattles
* Basket Shaker Large
* Basket Shaker Medium
* Basket Shaker Small
* Bata 1
* Bata 2
* Bata 3
* Boba
* Bottle Cap Shaker
* Box Shaker
* Calabash Shaker Long
* Calabash Shaker Short
* Cane Rattle
* Chekere Hi
* Chekere Low
* Chekere Med
* CoCo Shells Small
* CoCo Shells
* Djembe (Cowskin)
* Djembe (Goatskin)
* Djembe
* Djun Djun Hi
* Djun Djun Low
* Djun Djun Mid
* Dodompo Hi
* Dodompo Lo
* Drum Gong Large
* Drum Gong Medium
* Drum Gong Small
* DunDun (Nigeria)
* Gankogui-Hi
* Gankogui-Lo
* Gome (Ghana)
* Gongon
* GunGon (Northern Ghana)
* Kaganu Drum (Ghana)
* Kidi Drum (Ghana)
* Kpanlogo Hi
* Kpanlogo Lo
* Kpegisu Drum (Ghana)
* Lunga (Northern Ghana)
* Mbira (No Buzz)
* Mbira (Rattle)
* Morrocan TamTams Chromatic
* Morrocan TamTams Side Chromatic
* Morrocan TamTams
* Pod Rattles
* Sabar (Senegelese)
* Shakare
* Sogo Drum
* Story Telling Drum
* Tama (Senegal)
* Toke
* Tube Drum 1
* Tube Drum 2
* Udu Large (African)
* Udu Small (African)

* 12in Wuhan China
* 13in TamTam
* 21in TamTam (China)
* Ankle Bells 1 (India)
* Ankle Bells 2 (India)
* Atarigane Large
* Atarigane Medium Large
* Atarigane Medium Small
* Atarigane Small
* Balafon
* Balinese Nipple Gong
* Belafon (Drum Sticks)
* Binsasara
* China Cymbal-Small
* Chinese Opera Gong
* Clackers
* Damaru Large (India)
* Damaru Medium (India)
* Damaru Small (India)
* Devil Chasers (Philippines)
* Dobachi Bowls x5 (Mallet)
* Dobachi Bowls x5 (Stick)
* Dobachi Bowls x5 Chromatic (Mallet)
* Dobachi Bowls x5 Chromatic (Stick)
* Elephant Bells (India)
* Gendar Yang 1 (TradBeater)
* Gendar Yang 1
* Gendar Yang 2 (BalafonMlt)
* Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Bal)
* Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Tmp)
* Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Vib)
* Gendar Yang 2 (TimpMlt)
* Gendar Yang 2 (VibeMlt)
* Giant Oung Klung
* Indian Bells x8
* Indian Jingle Bells
* Kanjira
* Lop Drum Chromatic
* Lop Drum
* Mokugyo-Mallet (Japan)
* Mokugyo-Stick (Japan)
* Mokusho
* Mrdangm
* Naqqara Large (India)
* Naqqara Medium (India)
* Naqqara Small (India)
* Ocean Drum Large
* Ocean Drum
* Ong Klong
* Rain Stick Large
* Rain Stick Small
* Riveted Pang
* Sumo Drum
* Tabla High (Dayan)
* Tabla Low (Bayan)
* Talking Drum High
* Talking Drum Low
* Tibetan Bells x8 (Tibet)
* Tibetan Bells x8 Chromatic (Tibet)
* Uchiwa-daiko Large
* Uchiwa-daiko Medium Large
* Uchiwa-daiko Medium Small
* Uchiwa-daiko Small
* Wuhan Wind Gong (China)

Bonus Sound Design
* Balinese Nipple Gong Resonance
* Cathedral Drones
* Confusion Reigns
* Crash
* Dobachi Bowls Textures
* Eklectro Steel Drums
* Elephant Bells Infinite
* Eternal Bowed Vibes
* Funny To Be
* Gendar Yang Shimmer
* Ghastly Image
* Noah Bells Distant Jangles
* Spacy Shards
* Spinner Screamer
* Swatch Eerie
* Waterphone Angry Eternity

* 16in. Paiste Crash
* 17in. K Zildjian Dark Crash
* 20in. Zildjian Pang
* 21in. K Zildjian Custom Dry Ride
* Cajon (Spain)
* Cowbell Swiss Hi
* Cricket
* Framedrum
* Glock Hard Mallet
* Glock Medium Plastic Mallet
* Hydraulic Triangle
* Mahogany Woodblocks x2
* Sleigh Bells
* Steel Slip Drum
* Vibes Bowed

Middle East
* 10in. Istanbul Splash
* Bandir
* Bendir
* Darbuka
* Dumbek (Morocco)
* Dumbek Whale Tones (Morocco)
* Dumbek
* Frame Drum Large
* Hadjini Large
* Hadjini Small
* Hadjira
* Kanjira
* Karakab Large (Morocco)
* Karakab Small (Morocco)
* Riq 1 (Egypt)
* Riq 2 (Egypt)
* Turkish Frame Drum
* Udu High
* Udu Low
* Udu Mid
* Zil Table

North America
* Cowbell With Rivets
* Cowbell
* Dominican Tambora
* Donkey Jaw
* Finger Snaps
* Guiro (Cuba)
* Guiro (Dominican)
* Guiro (Puerto Rico)
* Hand Claps
* Mallet Drum Chromatic
* Mallet Drum
* Mambo Bell
* Pools of Saturn
* Steel Drum (Sticks)
* Steel Drum
* Thunder Maker
* Timbales
* Tube Drum 1
* Tube Drum 2
* Tuned Bells Chromatic
* Tuned Bells Small Chromatic
* Tuned Bells Small
* Vibraphone Tremolo
* Vibraphone
* Vocal Percussion Menu
* Waterphone
* Wooden Bell

South America
* Afuche
* Agogo Bells x3
* Andean Seeds Hi
* Andean Seeds Lo
* Berimbau Effects
* Berimbau
* Bolivian Bells
* Bongo Bell 1
* Bongo Bell 2
* Bongos
* Cabasa
* Caja Chayera
* Candombe-Chico
* Candombe-Piano
* Candombe-Repique
* Caxixi
* Ceramic Bells Hi
* Ceramic Bells Low
* Cha Cha Bell 1
* Cha Cha Bell 2
* Chaschas Hi
* Chaschas Low
* Chivato
* Clave
* Cluster
* Clustered Shakers
* Conga Hi
* Conga Low
* Conga Mid
* Huancara Large
* Huancara Small
* Jam Block
* Joropo Maraca
* Kultrum Hi
* Kultrum Low
* Kultrum Mid
* Leguero Hi
* Leguero Low
* Leguero Mid
* Marimbula (Colombia)
* Matraca Rolls
* Noah Bells Chromatic (St. John)
* Noah Bells x3 (St. John)
* Pandiero 1
* Pandiero 2
* Peruvian Cajon Large
* Peruvian Cajon Medium
* Peruvian Cajon Small
* Peruvian Piccolo Cajon 1
* Peruvian Piccolo Cajon 2
* Quijada
* Reco Reco
* Recoreco
* Repinique
* Ripanique
* Seapods Large
* Seapods Medium
* Seapods Small
* Spoons Metal
* Spoons Wood
* Surdo High
* Surdo Low
* Surdo
* Talking Drum
* Tambor Alegre
* Tambora (Colombia)
* Tamborin 1
* Tamborin 2
* Tambourine
* Tan Tan
* Teponatzel Hi
* Teponatzel Low
* Teponatzel Mid
* Timbal Bell
* Timbal
* Timbales
* Timbau
* Triangle Hi
* Triangle Lo
* Triangle
* Trompe 1
* Trompe 2

* Hira Daiko-Takebachi
* Hira Daiko
* Lg Nagado Odaiko-TB
* Lg Nagado Odaiko
* Lg Okedo Daiko-TB
* Lg Okedo Daiko
* Med Nagado Odaiko-TB
* Med Nagado Odaiko
* Nagado Daiko-TB
* Nagado Daiko
* Shime Daiko-TB
* Shime Daiko
* Sm Okedo Daiko-TB
* Sm Okedo Daiko
* Sumo Drum


The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
30.05.2018 Language: englisch

Vir2 = Awesom Recommend for everyon Quality = Pro

4.0 of 5  
11.04.2017 Sprache: deutsch

Ein paar Uchiwa-Daiko Patches funktionieren unter Kontakt 5 Player, ansonsten eine ausgezeichnete Library.

5.0 of 5  
25.09.2016 Sprache: deutsch

reichhaltige Auswahl an tadellos gesampelten Percussion Klängen aus aller Welt. Zu diesem Preis ohne Alternative.


Made for Kontakt Player

This product works with the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!

The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers wesite.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.13-11 (newest update)
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 7-10
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

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

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