WHAT IS TRAILER XPRESSIONS?
TRAILER XPRESSIONS delivers a new approach to cinematic scoring and sound design. Developed for the industry-standard Native Instruments Kontakt sampler, TRAILER XPRESSIONS contains over 1,000 sampled sounds, each of which has been meticulously programmed into 26 instruments and organized within ready-made construction kits making it easy to find that perfect sound for your next trailer or cinematic music track. To develop TRAILER XPRESSIONS, Sample Logic met with trailer music composers and sound designers to determine what they need to achieve the sound they crave with ease. This resulted in Sample Logic teaming up with trailer music composer and sound designer Claudio Pelissero who co-developed the dynamic and creative sonic content of TRAILER XPRESSIONS. From suspenseful atmospheres, drones, risers, stingers, and scrapes, to gut wrenching wooshes, brams, impacts, and reverses, this toolkit is geared for your next cinematic production. Cinematic made easy!
1 PART VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT + 1 PART SOUND FILES = 2 PARTS AWESOME!
Most trailer sound element products and trailer albums require that each sound be licensed on a per use basis, and or are only available as an audio file library. With TRAILER XPRESSIONS our goal was to simplify the creative process by delivering the best of both worlds, a library of license free expressive audio files and a dynamic virtual instrument. Once you buy the product, you own a lifetime license to use it and all of its contents without any licensing or royalties fees. Our main focus is to deliver a world-class product that provides amazing trailer sounds with the flexibility to cater to anyone’s workflow with ease. Not only are the sounds programmed into 26 different construction kit instruments with a UI tailored for morphing and sculpting sounds, but also contains direct access to over 1,000 .wav format audio files that can be directly imported into any DAW. Each audio file name is indicated right inside the instrument, so as you play you can easily see a reference to the sound file location in the samples folder.
Through deep research and long discussions with leading trailer and film composers Sample Logic was able to decode, define, and implement the core set of controls composers use and require. This includes: master hi-cut and lo-cut filters to easily shape the overall sound mix. A real time waveform view that displays the sound being performed along with an adjustable sample start slider to edit the start part of the sample playback. Attack and release knobs to adjust the envelope of the sound over time. A pitch slider that can transpose up and down 1 octave. A delay module with multiple presets. The UI also contains a very important convolution reverb section to send the sound through over 25 different convolutions.
In addition to these amazing effects and parameters, Sample Logic specifically developed proprietary mastering effects for TRAILER XPRESSIONS called Energizer and Polisher – multiprocessor effects for dynamic and dramatic sound shaping. The Energizer brings an edge to the sounds, while polisher adds a final enhanced sparkle. All of these global controls can easily be assigned to a midi controller slider, knob, or wheel and are an integral part of the UI. None of this would be complete without an easy way to access your favorite sounds. In TRAILER XPRESSIONS, as you play through each of the 1,000 sounds, simply hit the heart button to earmark your favorites within each construction kit. Doing so will make each sample’s key on the keymap red so the instrument will recall the sounds that you like the most every time you use the product.
- Alarms – Sirens (tempo synced)
- Processed Percussion
- Pulses (tempo synced)
- Reverse (tempo synced)
- Woosh Bangs
TRAILER XPRESSIONS includes 26 multi sample instruments, over 875 samples, resulting in a 4.2GB sample library. All samples are delivered at 44.1kHz/24-bit.
- Requires the full retail version of Kontakt, version 5.6.8 or higher (Will not work in the free Kontakt Player)
- Mac OS X 10.10 or greater, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
- Windows 7, 8, 10, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
- 4.2 GB free disk space for TRAILER XPRESSIONS library and sample content
- Only available as a download
COMPATIBILITY (Mac 64-bit only; Windows 32/64-bit)
- Audio Units
Kontakt is continuously being updated. For the latest system compatibilities visit the Native Instruments website. https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-5/