DOOM Raw Trailer Elements by SampleTraxx Review
SampleTraxx did recently update DOOM to use the Kontakt Photosynthesis engine. Doom is produced to assist composer that are looking for “Dark Cutting Edge Sound Design, Cinematic Percussive Elements, Trailer Hits, One Shot Tones for the modern trailers, soundtrack, sound design and electronic music.”
I find it remarkable that library that is priced at the lower end like DOOM get free updates to further increase the usability of this excellent library. Alessandro Romeo, Owner and Sound Designer at SampleTraxx, takes unquestionable care of his customers.
Alessandro from SampleTraxx did send a review copy with no strings attached.
After obtaining Doom, you will receive a download link. You download and unpack the library if needed to your selected Kontakt library location. After the Kontakt batch re-save, you are ready to get excited with DOOM.
This is a Kontakt library and a collection of Wav files. The Wav files can be processed efficiently in your DAW or externally. That publisher includes both a Kontakt version and the sample files is of great help when you work to picture or want to process the sounds with 3rd party tools.
My favorite one of the ten included categories was Doom Weird Matter which is a collection of high sounds ready to be used immediately in a trailer or when you compose to picture or have a sound design task on hand. For the other patches, you get a great collection of sound that is ready to be usable more on the sound design side and is great fitting for scoring to picture.
Using those tools, you create your sounds that are even when based on samples from SampleTraxx are original to you.
Also try to mangle the Wav files with the tools you have on hand, for example, ircam TS. With these kinds of sounds, you should always push the envelope and experiment. The results will be for the most part tremendous or become bigger with experience.
User interface & Usability
DOOM has been upgraded to the Photosynthesis engine which is clean and straightforward to use. That the included Kontakt instruments are limited to 10 is excellent, I could see Alessandro further increasing the value by releasing snapshots as the tools in the Photosynthesis engine offer so many possibilities that he would master while others would benefit from Alessandro experience.
Rating: Four out of five stars
Doom is a great addition to the never-ending need for sound effect and sound design elements. Let’s face it when this would be using a unique interface it could be easily sold at double the price. When it comes to pure content you should take a really close look at all libraries from SampleTraxx.