Trailer Xpressions by Sample Logic (Review)
Sample Logic teamed up with Claudio Pelisseroe to co-develop the dynamic and creative sonic content for Trailer Xpressions (Affiliate Link). Claudio Pelissero is a published and recognized composer of trailer and film score, Claudio also works as a sound designer and is the founder of String Audio (Affiliate Link). String Audio is known for excellent content for cinematic scoring using Kontakt and Omnisphere libraries. Both Sample Logic and Claudio are recognized for the high-quality content which results in a perfect match and allowed them to create together this remarkably expressive sound tool.
“With TRAILER XPRESSIONS, we focused on dialing things in to be the most sought-after sounds united to the straightforward user interface for navigation.” said Joe Trupiano, co-owner of Sample Logic “With this latest release we are delivering new tools for cinematic scoring and sound design so that composers can get the sound they are after with ease.”
This Kontakt library includes beyond 1,000 sampled sounds, all have been very detailed programmed and organized in easy to use construction kits.Trailer Xpressions (Affiliate Link) aims to make it easy to find that excellent sound for the next trailer or cinematic score. From suspenseful Atmospheres, Frones, Risers, Stingers, and Scrapes, to gut-wrenching Woosh and Woosh Bangs, Brams, Impacts, and Reverses, this toolkit is geared for your next cinematic production. Sample Logic did send me a review copy with no strings attached.
Atmospheres, Drones, Noises, and Stingers
Alarms – Sirens (tempo synced), Booms, Brams, Distorted, Downer, Hits, Impacts, Metals, Processed Percussion, Pulses (tempo synced), Reverse (tempo synced), Risers, Scrapes, Suckbacks, Woosh Bangs, and Woosh
Trailer Xpressions (Affiliate Link) contains 26 Kontakt cinematic construction kit Instruments, based on more than 4GB of samples. TRAILER XPRESSIONS requires the full retail version of Kontakt (from Native Instruments) Version 5.6.8 or higher and will not work with the free Kontakt Player.
- Contains 26 Kontakt cinematic construction kit Instruments
- Over 1,000 audio files recorded in .wav format at 44.1kHz/24 bit
- 4.2 GB sample library
- MIDI controllable user interface to morph, tweak, and favorite sounds
- Lifetime user license to use the sounds on any production
Sample Logic included their proprietary mastering effects called “Energizer” and “Polisher”. I would like to see these effects also to be incorporated future products from Sample Logic. These effects allow you to apply dynamic and dramatic sound shaping. The Energizer brings an edge to the sounds, while polisher adds a final enhanced sparkle. All effects can be managed through Midi which you can simply automate in your DAW.
After purchase, you receive the needed codes to download the library with the help of the Continua App. I did use over the years the Continua tool to download many products and found these an easy and convenient way to download, even larger libraries. You download the library and install it in your usual Kontakt library location. As the next step you should or better must do a “batch re-save” in the full version Kontakt (free player-version of Kontakt is not supported) to assure that the library loads at normal speed Kontakt. As the library is a free Kontakt library there is no need to register the library before use.
User interface & Usability
The library comes with an easy to use Interface and allows you to mark sounds as favorites to find them later again. You can also use the included effects to further mangle and change the sounds.
Rating: Five out of five stars
Sample Logic published with Trailer Xpressions (Affiliate Link) a new tool for cinematic scoring and sound design.Trailer Xpression is a perfect fit for trailer scores and general sound design. Sample Logic teaming up with Claudio Pelisseroe resulted in excellent sounds which are very valuable in your projects.
To capture and process similar sounds you would need the experience and invest time and money which would not allow you to finish your next paid assignment. To give some perspective on the included content. To capture similar sounds and effects you would need to record for months in the field, process the captured sounds, have the needed (and expensive) equipment with the needed experience combined with the in-depth know-how to generate similar results.
The sounds are very, powerful, or scraping and haunting and are glued into an Interface that makes it easy through different parameter to further individualize the sounds. Sample Logic also allows you to their organized approach to easily find the sound you need.