Ueberschall releases Thrash Metal (Elastik Soundbank)
14th November 2012
Ueberschall has released Thrash Metal, a new Elastik Player Soundbank for Windows and Mac OS X.
Here's what they say: "Hard, fast and precise riffs, thunderous double bass drums at extreme speed and a droning bass, lightning fast but accurate like a clockwork. Combining the energy of hardcore and punk with heavy metal's complex rhythms and almost artfully celebrated guitar riffs; thrash metal is the root of most current extreme metal-subgenres. This is unaltered aggressive metal sound with no unnecessary attachments."
To create this library, Ueberschall has opted for the typical band lineup with drums, bass and two guitars. All elements have been recorded live, using real valve driven amplifiers, an analogue console and a subsequent transition into the digital domain through high-end-converters. No admission for amp simulations here.
Thrash Metal contains ten construction kits with a tempo range between 150 and 186 BPM. Each kit is divided into up to seven subfolders, including intro, A-, B- and C-parts, break and outro. Use the complete mix to prelisten to the construction kits' ideas. Like in all Ueberschall products, all instruments of all parts are also prepared as single tracks, enabling you to select your favorites and create your personal mix.
The drums have been specially taken care of. Besides a professional mix down, there are single tracks of bass drum, snare top and bottom, snare trigger-signal (for drum replacement and doubling), hi-hat, cymbals, toms, overheads and room microphones. In addition, the library offers tracks of the bass guitar and at least two guitars.
Ueberschall's Elastik player and Elastik libraries offer a clearly arranged structure. All names contain speed and root note information allowing for fast and easy navigation within a library. Time-stretching and pitch changes of loops can be performed easily and at highest quality using zplane's "élastique pro" algorithm. All instrument loops within a construction kit can be transposed with no effort. Also, all drums of a library can be exchanged and combined with each other.
The attribute based browser with its clear layout enables access to all available loops with highest speed; across all installed Elastik libraries. With intuitive functions such as formant, resample, reverse and a multi mode filter, Elastik player allows fast music production but also offers free space to creatively manipulate loops.
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