Trailer Xpressions by Sample Logic Review

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

Sample Logic teamed up with Claudio Pelisseroe to co-develop the dynamic and creative sonic content for Trailer XpressionsClaudio 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.

Sample Logic carefully curated 100 Industry-leading sound designers, musicians, and film composers to co-develop Trailer Xpressions. The critically acclaimed library comes with a whopping 1.35 GB of royalty-free wav files that include all kinds of action based material from dynamic tension building suspenseful effects to airy uplifting melodies and acrobatic stingers

String Audio is known for excellent content for cinematic scoring using Kontakt and Omnisphere libraries. Both Sample Logic and Claudio are recognized for their high-quality material that results in a perfect match and allows them to create this remarkably powerful sound tool together.

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.” 

Sound

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 aims to make it easy to find that excellent sound for the next trailer or cinematic score.

From suspenseful Atmospheres, Drones, 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. 

Trailer Xpressions 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 also like to see these effects incorporate 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 the polisher adds a final enhanced sparkle. All effects can be managed through Midi which you can automate in your DAW.

Installation

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 more, extensive 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 mangle further and change the sounds.

Conclusion

XPRESSIONS is a sound design company that provides a fresh perspective on a film score and sound design.

TRAILER XPRESSIONS is a collection of over 1,000 recorded sounds, each one carefully created into 26 instruments and grouped within ready-made construction kits for easy access to that ideal sound for your next trailer or cinematic music composition.

This toolkit is designed for your next film venture and features everything from tense ambiance, drones, risers, stinger effects, and gut-wrenching woosh sounds to despair-inducing wooshes, brams, impacts, and reverses. Cinematic production in a nutshell!

Combining the high-quality sound design expertise of XPRESSIONS with Kontakt’s powerful scripting capabilities, this cutting-edge collection provides a complete suite to inspire and assist your next cinematic composition.

If you are looking for a variety of different sounds from atmospheres to impacts, Trailer Xpressions might be an excellent choice. It’s an extensive collection of cinematic sounds, all carefully created by Sample Logic. I would like to see future products come with some kind of mastering effects included!

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Sample Logic published with Trailer Xpressions 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 required (and expensive) equipment with the necessary 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 accessible through a different parameter to individualize the sounds further. Sample Logic also allows you to their systematic approach to quickly find the music you need.

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