Trailer Xpressions II by Sample Logic Review

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022
  • Time to read: 7 min.

Trailer Xpressions II by Sample Logic Review

After launching the first version Trailer Xpressions (I), the second installation from Claudio Pelisseroe was available. Trailer Xpressions II The Boom Experience, driving scoring and sound design with exciting new content. Sample Logic did team up with Boom Library.

And already with the previous version, many composers in Hollywood were hooked. Trailer Xpressions II is a completely new library with 1500+ sounds including all original recordings, custom-designed Kontakt instruments, and over 1,775 loops & stingers. Trailer Xpressions II is available for KONTAKT.

Dig Deeper!

It’s the only way to understand Trailer Xpressions II. The sound and content can be used in any kind of music or multimedia production. The total amount of samples is 9 GB, containing over 1,775 loops and stingers.

Trailer Xpressions II Sample Logic Bonus

Both Sample Logic and BOOM Library are recognized for their high-quality content which results in a perfect match and allowed them to create together this remarkably expressive sound tool. Sample Logic did send a review copy with no strings attached.

TRAILER XPRESSIONS II is a collection of over 1,775 recorded sounds that have been intuitively programmed into 47 instruments and organized into ready-made construction kits. They have been recorded and delivered at 96khz/24bit quality.

This means finding the ideal sound for any trailer or hybrid track takes just a few seconds, not hours. This product, which is based on samples taken from instruments, field recordings, automobiles, and other sources before being processed with BOOM’s typical flair for sonic perfection, squarely fulfills Sample Logic’s objective to “blur the line between music and sound design”“.

It’s the only way to understand Trailer Xpressions II. The sound and content can be used in any kind of music or multimedia production. The total amount of samples is 9 GB, containing over 1,775 loops and stingers. Trailer Xpressions II is available for Kontakt 5.5 full version required.

Only the most intricate atmospheres and drones for suspenseful scoring and risers and stingers will be selected for TRAILER XPRESSIONS II, ensuring that listeners are on the edge of their seats. The brams will pulverize woofers, while the spine-chilling scrapes will send shivers down your spine.

This instrument kit is the ideal virtual instrument for gut-wrenching action impacts and awesome trailer slams, thanks to its strong whooshes, reverses, and hits!

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 larger libraries. You download the library and install it in your usual Kontakt library location.

Trailer Xpressions II requires the full retail version of Kontakt, version 5.7 or higher (Will not work in the free Kontakt Player)

TRAILER XPRESSIONS II Sound

The first released Trailer Xpressions gave you a new tool for cinematic scoring and sound design which was perfect for trailer scores and general sound design. There is a lot more content in Trailer Xpressions II.

Now with the second product Sample Logic did use the magnificent sounds from BOOM’s archives, which have been processed 47 instruments and organized into ready-made construction kits.

BOOM Library provided content that was processed based on their commercial Library products:

  • CINEMATIC HITS
  • CINEMATIC METAL
  • CINEMATIC TRAILERS DESIGNED
  • DESTRUCTION DESIGNED
  • CINEMATIC HORROR DESIGNED

You receive Booms, Drones, Drops, Foley, Hits, Impacts, Pads, Rises, Scratches, Stingers, and Whooshes.

With months of study and auditioning all of the incredible sounds in BOOM’s archives, Sample Logic has chosen a selection of the finest trailer noises ever made. These aren’t your average sound effects; instead, they’re a handpicked selection of “gold standard” tones that have been carefully curated to be versatile, adaptable, and compatible with one another. The result is an inspiring and creative palette for all media composers looking to add the dynamic power of real cinematic sounds to their next project.

Sample Logic didn’t use randomly generated variations within the library but focused on creating highly detailed sources, which allowed them to capture incredibly specific sonic textures that can be tweaked and manipulated to fit into any musical setting.

Creatively, the team decided to approach Trailer Xpressions II from a musician’s perspective and let through only sounds that were sonically interesting and performed well-so every sound is like a new instrument with infinite possibilities of musical expression. The library has an enormous amount of power packed into each kit, but it can also be subtle and restrained when the situation calls for it.

To perform some of these recordings and instrumentation in the box, Sample Logic took advantage of Native Instruments Kontakt’s scripting language and created custom scripts that allowed them to build their own interface for control. These instruments can be played with a MIDI keyboard or even a mouse; they’ll trigger loops and tonal samples in a variety of ways depending on what the user desires.

Thank you Sample Logic for giving the creative community a brilliantly creative tool! Without having to do any work at all, Trailer Xpressions II lets composers deliver an authentic cinematic trailer score instantly. When you add in just how much fun it is to play with, it becomes an invaluable compositional tool, offering new musical options every time you use it.

After the successful release of the first version Trailer Xpressions (I) Sample Logic offers even more tools to the modern composer. With this library, you get in a nutshell passage to a land of polished soundscapes and unique elements.

User interface & Usability

Sample Logic included their proprietary mastering effects called “Energizer” and “Polisher”. I would like to see these effects also to be incorporated into 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 simply automate in your DAW.

Even though the interface looks massive you can quickly browse through the sounds by using the dedicated “tag” section. This is very akin to browsing online music portals. The instruments are listed according to their tags which give them a unique identifier. You have five categories at your disposal:

  • CINEMATIC HITS
  • CINEMATIC METAL
  • CINEMATIC TRAILERS DESIGNED
  • DESTRUCTION DESIGNED
  • CINEMATIC HORROR DESIGNED

When you click on a category the browser opens and shows you a list of instruments that have been tagged according to their type. For example drones, crescendos, whooshes, metal hits, etc.

You can also drag and drop the tag name onto the browser to filter through your search.

The interface works very well and finding sounds is easy and fast even though it of course has a lot of power which you hardly ever need for one track or project.

BOOM Library provided content that was processed based on their commercial Library products:

  • CINEMATIC HITS
  • CINEMATIC METAL
  • CINEMATIC TRAILERS DESIGNED
  • DESTRUCTION DESIGNED
  • CINEMATIC HORROR DESIGNED

You receive Booms, Drones, Drops, Foley, Hits, Impacts, Pads, Rises, Scratches, Stingers, and Whooshes.

After the successful release of the first version Trailer Xpressions (I) Sample Logic offers even more tools to the modern composer. With this library, you get in a nutshell passage to a land of polished soundscapes and unique elements.

User interface & Usability

Sample Logic included their proprietary mastering effects called “Energizer” and “Polisher”. I would like to see these effects also to be incorporated into 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 simply automate in your DAW.

Trailer Xpressions II Horror Designed
Trailer Xpressions II Horror Designed

The UI is an enhancement of the first release and straightforward usable.  The Interface makes it easy through different parameters to further individualize the sounds. Sample Logic also allows you to their organized approach to easily find the sound you need.

Conclusion

Trailer Xpressions II is the second version of an innovative and creative collection for composers. With this library, you get in a nutshell passage to a land of polished soundscapes and unique elements that will give your project cinematic power.

Trailer Xpressions II includes more tools than the original and includes sounds from BOOM’s archives- sound effects processed into ready-made construction kits such as Cinematic Hits, Cinematic Metal, Destructive Designs, Cinematic Horror Designed, and many more.

With these high-quality recordings, the possibilities are endless! If you want to find out more about how we may help you sell more by understanding your consumers’ perceptions or if all of this appears too complicated and you need assistance putting these ideas into practice, contact us now!

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Rating:  Five out of five stars

Trailer Xpressions II The Boom Experience delivers excellent content very useful for sound design and to spice up compositions and trailers.  The sounds are of high quality what you expect as they are sourced from BOOM Library. Combining Trailer Xpressions II The Boom Experience with the first released Trailer Xpressions you get a complete and extremely well done and useful collection.

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