Heritage Percussion

Add texture and nuance to your tracks with a FREE collection of 13 heirloom hand percussion instruments: shakers, claves, rattles, djembe and more. Heritage Percussion also debuts a new, improved drum engine for easy use and more detailed editing.

Suggested Price: $5

1018 in stock

MSRP: $0

Audio Demos

  1. Glen (Dressed) Henning Nugel 1:00
  2. Shake Rattle Roll Andrew Aversa 0:48
  3. Joyful Soul Andreas Wimmer 1:17
  4. Tribal Hope (Dressed) Matias Dapena 1:55
  5. Tribal Hope Matias Dapena 1:44
  6. Jungle Interlude Michael Hoffman 2:47
  7. Glen (Naked) Henning Nugel 0:57

Product Info


13 hand percussion instruments
Recorded in crisp 24-bit fidelity
Djembe, rattles, claves, shakers
Open, muted, and rim djembe strikes
Superb detail: up to 5 dynamics and 10 RR
Close and room mic positions


Beautiful new user interface
Create your own custom drum mapping
Adjust the tone and envelope for each drum
Newly-expanded CONSOLE FX rack and mixer
Now includes premium delay, reverb, and compression
Create the perfect mix with no external plugins


1.5GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

400MB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

Kontakt 6.5+ Full Version

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.



Heritage Percussion captures the energy of live performance with 13 hand percussion instruments from around the world. This detailed collection is perfect for acoustic applications but versatile enough to add folk-inspired texture anywhere you need it. Instruments include:

  • Half-gourd and double-sided shakers
  • Small and large claves
  • Small, medium, and large rattles
  • Cowbell, cork drum, djembe
  • Cabasa, beaded and cork rattles

Each drum has 10x round robin variations and 5x dynamic layers, making it simple for you to perform or sequence lively, expressive “aux” rhythm parts.

We’ve also revamped the Kontakt engine behind our percussion instruments. Heritage Percussion is the first library to debut this beautiful, inspiring new UI that allows for both easy editing and in-depth tweaks. Using our new drum engine, you’re able to individually adjust each drum’s tone, envelope, pitch, and mapping to suit your workflow.

Plus, with our newly-improved CONSOLE FX rack & mixer (more info below), you can create the perfect mix — complete with EQ, reverb, compression, and spatial effects — without using any external plugins!

Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer

Now upgraded for Kontakt 6.4, Console is our new mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your instrument tone. Console gives you 35 effects modules to choose from!

These include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and a selection of over 30 custom cabinet IRs! These cabs cover all the most important sounds you would want, with both dynamic & condenser mics in multiple positions plus a ribbon mic for certain models.

Download the Console manual here to learn more!


Testimonial – Jimmy ‘Big Giant Circles’ Hinson (Black Ops 4, Borderlands 2, Threes)

“Between Shreddage, Super Audio Cart, Juggernaut, and Mega Brass I don’t remember the last time I haven’t used an Impact Soundworks instrument in a track. The attention to detail is astonishing and it’s all so easy to use out of the box, which is a big deal.”