29th March 2010
Ueberschall has announced the availability of Pop Ballads, a new Elastik Player-powered instrument.
Pop Ballads grants you access to the melancholic and emotional facet of modern and classic pop music. Each of the 14 complete songs delivers a well composed Pop music arrangement which has its own unique tension, mood and style. Pop Ballads includes essential pop tempos between 60 – 100 BPM. You'll discover everything which is necessary to create your very own love, melancholic, romantic and of course uplifting song.
The close to 4GB Sample Library includes more than 900 samples of precision-engineered, pristine instrument recordings. All the fundamental sounds needed for a professional Pop production are available, like: drums, acoustic guitars, amped guitars, strings, acoustic pianos, e-pianos, percussion, basses, Rhodes, synthesizers and more. Each instrument loop features a sound customized and tailored to mesh especially well with the Pop Ballad / Soft-rock genres. Additionally this material can be used to "touch-up" works with "the extra shimmer, gloss and richness which has been sculpted into the development of each supportive part".
All of the 14 song-oriented construction kits are grouped into several subfolders and include extended parts to further personalize and lengthen creations:
- Intro/Outro: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the complete song.
- Verse: Consists of the verse theme with all its single tracks.
- Pre-Chorus: Within this folder you will find a pre-chorus which connects the verse and the chorus.
- Chorus: Includes the main theme, with all its sounds and phrases.
- C-Part: An alternate version of the chorus part, that works as a variation to keep things stimulating.
The given structure and features like key signature and tempo information, makes it as easy as possible to find a song or groove that will match your tracking needs and goals. The included Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the songs to further fit your creations, such as:
- High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms.
- Save single or complete audio files of original and modified loops.
- Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map).
- Mange content from multiple products in one interface.
- Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations.
- And many many more.
Credits: Marc Steinmeier has worked, produced and remixed for Companies like Universal Music, EMI Electrola and Sony/BMG.
Pricing & Availability
Pop Ballads costs €99 and is available for Windows and Mac OS X in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS instrument formats via the included Elastik Player.