30th October 2012
Ueberschall has released Guitar Ballads Library Music – Volume 1, a new Elastik Player-powered soundbank that features "professional and soulfully played song starters and ideas, pre-arranged, allowing you to produce your own chart-ready ballads".
Ueberschall says "Acoustic and clean electric guitars are the match for commercial pop ballads. Here, we built ten characterful song layouts based around finest guitar sounds. In addition, Guitar Ballads also offers warm overdriven sounds for that rock feeling in ballads and wah-pedal-licks to introduce a touch of black music. Summarized, this library is focused on the slow, emotional side of music but still offers stylistic variety. All tracks have been performed by experienced studio musicians using only first-class-gear. This allows fitting the loops and riffs into your song production easily and without any in-depth sound-engineering skills."
Guitar Ballads consists of ten extensive construction kits containing a total of 562 loops of instrument licks, riffs and drums. Each construction kit is a complete arranged song with a main theme and some added variations.
The library is clearly structured for target-oriented work. There are sub-folders for:
- Intro/outro: intro and outro parts of a song.
- Verse: the main theme of the songs' verses.
- Pre-Chorus: parts to bridge verse and refrain.
- Chorus: the main themes for the refrains.
- C-part: alternate versions of the refrains to create more variety.
For all song parts, individual instrument tracks are available allowing the song to be mixed to your personal vision and ideal integration of your own additional tracks. The drums offer separate tracks for bass drum, snare, hi-hat, cymbals, shaker and tambourine as well as a professionally completed mix for fast use.
Besides the central acoustic and electric guitars being used, Guitar Ballads also contains recordings of electric bass guitars, organs, synthesizer pads, strings as well as electric and acoustic pianos. All sounds have been carefully optimized sonically using high quality studio tools and supplemented by effects to create a matching atmosphere.
All loop names include notes about the base key and tempo, making fast searches and immediate song-integration possible. "élastique pro", the corresponding algorithm by zplane, allows time stretching and changes in pitch with ease and at highest quality. The construction kits of all libraries are organized in a way, the individual elements can be changed quickly any time.
All instrument loops of a Guitar Ballad kit can be transposed effortlessly to be used in other song kits. Also, all drums of this library can be changed and combined across the whole library.
The attribute based browser enables fast and selected search across all installed Elastik libraries for loops and elements to be instantly integrated into the current song. By using intuitively accessible functions such as formant, resample, reverse and a multimode filter, Elastik player offers lots of potential for creative use of any loop.
- 10 construction kits, 562 Loops, 1.9GB.
- Genres: pop, ballads.
- Elastik soundbank for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS/standalone.
- Elastik player included – no sampler required.