13th June 2012
Ueberschall has released Twang, a new Elastik Player-powered sound library which offers "a unique guitar sound that has shaped Surf-Rock, Rockabilly and the so-called Spaghetti-Western genre during the sixties".
The distinctive sound of Twang is mainly produced by hitting the lower strings of a single-coil-equipped clean electric or baritone guitar with a plectrum near the bridge. This specific tone is harmonically rich and sustaining and often modulated in pitch by string-bending or the use of the guitar's vibrato arm. Authentic sound reproduction relies on using clean Fender valve-amplification with audible spring reverb and a tape delay as additional ingredients.
The library contains 10 construction kits, ranging from Surf-Rock to soundtrack themes that could have been taken out of any 60s Italo-Western or crime movie. The sounds of Twang have been recorded directly without the use of any pitch manipulation. All guitars, baritones and electric basses were recorded through original classic amplifiers - no simulations.
The kits cover a tempo range from 76 to 144 BPM. Every construction kit offers a complete mix of all tracks plus individual tracks for guitar, bass, percussions and the drum-kit components. This way, you may also create your personal mix of kick, snare, toms, hi-hats and overhead microphones. Kits 1 to 9 include intro, parts A and B, break and outro. Construction kit 10 contains 12 tracks of different instruments designed to be used as breaks in all other kits.
Twang lends itself to creating authentic movie scores, advertisements and games with the specific retro-touch of a Spaghetti-Western or crime-series including the modern counterparts. And since these original soundtracks have always been a favored source for sampling, Twang is also a great match for producers of Big Beat, Dance and Hip Hop tracks.
Ueberschall's free Elastik-Player allows changing the tempo and pitch of any library loop in highest quality and within the blink of an eye. Thanks to its attribute-based browser, all loops within all installed Elastik libraries can be found quickly and be combined to new construction kits. This is of great use when using loops across different genres. Functions such as Resample, Formant, Reverse and Elastik's effective multi-mode filter allows turning the retro-loops of Twang into modern version with ease.
- Production: Kai Reuter, Uwe Kinast, Drums, Percussion: Michael Fromm.
- Bass: Kai Reuter, Guitars: Kai Reuter.
- 2 GB, 10 Construction Kits, 772 Loops.
- Genre: Rock / Retro / Big Beat / Dance.
- Elastik soundbank for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS/Stand-Alone.
- Elastik Player included - no sampler required.
Available for €49.