Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral Toms

A cinematic toms virtual instrument for epic trailers and action cues

    Version 1.5

  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Kontakt 5
  • Plug-in
$ 99.95

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Music Tech Magazine"8/10! The overall quality of this library is excellent. It could easily find a home in hobbyist, semi-pro, and pro composer’s libraries."  - Music Tech Magazine
Sample Library Review"This hyper-focused percussion library does one thing and does it very very well." - Sample Library Review



• Brand-new GUI
• Every sample recut & newly denoised
• New Surdo, Processed Mix, and Sequencer added
• 18″, 16″, 14″, 12″, and 10″ Toms
• 3 mic positions, up to 14 velocity layers, and 3 round robins
• Full Komplete Kontrol & Maschine integration

Cinematic Thunder GUI


We are proud to present Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral Toms. Recorded in a large concert hall in central California from three mic positions for complete flexibility, Cinematic Thunder delivers an epic sound. From soft and warm to big and bombastic, Cinematic Thunder is an absolute and indispensable production tool.

Cinematic Thunder contains four master patches: Sticks, Mallets, Group Hits and Group Big Hits. Each patch contains unique and powerful drum sounds within an extremely user-friendly and versatile interface.

The Sticks patch offers punchy attacks in the lower velocities and clear, crisp tones in the higher velocities while the Mallets patch offers deep and soft attacks in the lower velocities and gigantic cinematic impacts in the higher velocities. Both the Stick and Mallet patches offer six different drum groups including; surdo, 18” Toms, 16” Toms, 14” Toms, 12” Toms, and 10” Toms, as well as combo hits which are samples of two toms being struck simultaneously for an even more robust impact.

The Group Hits patch contains hits as well as two-drum flams for each drum. The Group Big Hits patch is a great patch for adding big accents, it contains only single hits and flams played at maximum volume.


The newley added Sequencer Page is where easily customizable and intricate drum patterns can be programed. Quickly draw patterns across any number of steps by simply clicking-and-dragging across the screen.

Cinematic Thunder GUI


The Effects page offers six different effects including Reverb, Delay, Limiter, Distortion, Compressor, and Stereo Width as well as Transient Master and EQ controls.

Cinematic Thunder GUI


Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral Toms has been designed for seamless integration with the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and Maschine, offering you a unique hands-on experience. Manipulate the interface using the controls of all NKS compatible hardware.

Cinematic Thunder NKS


Product Features

- 4 Master Patches: Sticks, Mallets, Group Hits, and Group Big Hits
- 6 deeply sampled drums: Surdo, 18″ Toms, 16″ Toms, 14″ Toms, 12″ Toms, and 10″ Toms
- Two stick types per instrument: Sticks and Mallets
- Multiple group and combo hits
- Up to 14 velocity layers and 3 round robins for optimal expression
- Separate right and left hand strikes, double strike hits, 3 stick hits, 5 stick hits, and rolls with Mod Wheel expression per instrument
- 8 Total effects for further customization
- Sequencer for pattern customization
- 3 separate mic positions: Stage, Tree, and Room
- Additional "Processed Mix" which is a mixed and processed stereo mix of 3 mic positions
- Surround output capability for each mic position
- Brand-new GUI
- Every sample recut for tighter performance
- A completely new round of denoising for optimal sample clarity
- Full Komplete Kontrol & Maschine integration

System Requirements

- 4.9 GB free hard drive space
- Kontakt version 5.6.6 or higher
- 4 GB RAM or more (8 GB recommended)

MAC: OSX 10.10 or later
Intel Core Duo 2.0Ghz or higher

WINDOWS: Windows 7 or higher
32 or 64 bit compatible
Dual Core 2.0 GHz or higher

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player 5/Kontakt 5/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  1.16 GB
  Cinematic Thunder - Part 1:  2 GB
  Cinematic Thunder - Part 2:  2 GB
  Cinematic Thunder - Part 3:  878 MB
  Cinematic Thunder Overview Video:  Video

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral Toms. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral Toms from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained on our products are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Big Fish Audio. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio. All samples remain the property of Big Fish Audio and are licensed only for use in the creation of a recorded or live performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. This license does not allow you to include the samples, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any music library or sample library product. However, a "special use" license may be requested from Big Fish Audio, free of charge, if you wish to use this product as part of a musical work intended for use with music libraries (some conditions apply, and Big Fish Audio retains the right to refuse any request that does not meet those conditions). Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."



Article Rating Author
FilmandGameComposers Meena Shamaly
Music Tech Magazine 8/10 Matthew Mann
Sample Library Review Don Bodin 5 out of 5 JK Swopes


  This product is compatible with...
  Digital Performer
  Kontakt 5
  Pro Tools 9
  Studio One