Product Review | Trance ID 2

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Music Tech Magazine 7/10
 
This 2GB sample set comprising 30 construction kits and 1,000 loops is the successor to the original Trance ID set developed by Ueberschall and is based on the slightly baffling Elastik Player for both Mac and PC (Elastik Player comes in VST, RTAS, AU and standalone formats). It incorporates, according to the cover, the latest trends in genres such as neo, electro and tech trance, as well as elements from progressive and minimal trance - lucky they told us or we may not have picked up on these subtle differences.

Each construction kit is thoughtfully divided into a main, variation and intro/outro set. For each one you can bring elements of a loop, with the loop's tempo indicated in its file name.

The beats in this library are suitably pumped up and stylistically range from more ambient material to harder, driving near-techno. There's also some Robert Miles- and Faithless-alike instrumentation sounds, although the beats are harder here, with a more rigid four-to-the-floor vibe. The single drums are also provided as separate elements, although it all remains within the Elastik Player interface. You can export loops with some work but it's rather frustrating not to get the WAVs as well as standard. This is really a solid collection of fairly predictable trance loops, but then trance is a pretty formulaic style of music. If that's your kind of thing, you'll find much here in this well-produced collection to whet your whistle as you dance until the small hours in a club in Ibiza.
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Rating: 7/10
 

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