The Orchestra Hit (also called Orchestra Stab) is a short sample of a ‘tutti’-chord in a classical orchestra piece. To this day, it is used as a dramatical and percussive component in pop music.

The Orchestra Hit is one of the most used samples and is included in almost every sample library in different variations.


1986Steve WinwoodHigher Love
1988Samantha Fox Naughty Girls
1989Milli VanilliGirl You Know It's True / Baby Don't Forget My Number
1989Janet JacksonMiss You Much
1990Janet JacksonRhythm Nation
1991Rhythm SyndicatePassion
1992ShaniceI Love Your Smile
1999Britney SpearsBaby One More Time
2000N' SyncBye Bye Bye
2001Jennifer LopezLove Don't Cost A Thing
200550 CentDisco Inferno
2006Lucradis feat. Pharell WilliamsMoney Maker
2008Lil Wayne feat. T-PainGot Money
2009Lady GagaLove Game
2014Jason DeruloTalk Dirty


Original Orchestra Hit Presets


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