Ueberschall has announced the release of their new Elastik loop library: Jazz Works Vol. 1.
Here is what they say:
"Jazz Works brings the authentic sound and live feel of a first-class jazz band on top of their game. The musical styles capture both traditional and modern jazz moods, but the infectious drumbeats, melodic bass grooves, cool chord progressions and classy solos could easily cross over into RnB, Hip-Hop, Soul, Chillout, and Lounge or House and other electronic genres. Jazz Works has plenty to inspire whenever you need to drop a jazz element within your own productions. The Jazz Works Series includes acoustic and electric pianos, upright bass, jazz guitar, baritone and tenor saxophone, flute, flugelhorn, trumpet and mute trumpet - raw and authentic jazz, ready for your ideas.
Extended Performance Options In Construction Kit Format
With 10 construction kits, and over 7GB of sample content, the Elastik-based library contains over 1200 loops and phrases. Each of the construction kits offers collections of extended drum, bass and comping instruments (backings) plus multiple solo instruments. Performances feature either extended 16 or 32 bar phrases for a genuine live feel. Elastik's powerful sample manipulation toolset allows you to easily create shorter or longer loops and change tempo, pitch, key or scale as your musical project requires. The material has been recorded with top-class microphones and AD/DA converters and was not edited any further. 100% dynamics - no compression.
The Authentic Sound Of A Live Jazz Band
Within each construction kit, alongside the pre-mixed drum loops, some combination of individual loops are also provided. These include kick (inside and out), snare (top and bottom), hi-hat, cymbals, toms, overheads and room, making it easy to craft the perfect drum mix for your project. For the upright bass, up to four different phrase/performance options are provided, with premixed, microphone and piezo recordings available in each case. The comping performances provide the core chord sequence on acoustic piano, electric piano and electric guitar. Each kit includes 3 or 4 variations of each instrument with a combined length of up to 2 minutes allowing the user flexibility in building a song-length arrangement. A PDF is included which details all of the chord sequences used. All of the kits also provide a combination of multiple solo instruments. Multiple performance options are included for each instrument for maximum flexibility.
Jazz Works is ideal for anyone needing to create the authentic sound of an A-list live ensemble across a range of jazz flavours. However, the powerful Elastik toolset and the sophisticated sound in a flexible format makes Jazz Works a perfect choice for songwriters, music producers, or media composers needed to drop a jazz influence into their musical projects, whatever the genre.
The Jazz Works Series features a musical team featuring newcomers and a number of Ueberschall regulars. The musical line-up includes Eike Wulfmeier on piano (who helped kick-start the project), Matthias Meusel on drums (who previously supplied all the drums for the Drum Loop Series), Jürgen Attig on upright bass (who previously played on Electric Bass and other titles), Kai Reuter on electric guitar (who played on Electric Guitar Moods and many other titles), Gary Winters on trumpet and flugelhorn (who recently played on the Trumpet Solos library), Nico Finke on baritone saxophone (who played on the Saxophone 2 library) and Nils Brederlow on tenor saxophone and flute (also an expert on coordinating remote live recording sessions).
Ueberschall's Elastik-Player offers time-stretching, pitch-shifting and scale syncing. Functions like resample, formant, reverse and the multimode filter make further loop manipulation easy and efficient. The player's attribute-based browser makes it possible to locate specific sounds across all installed Elastik libraries within seconds.
- 7.2 GB, 10 Construction Kits, 1.230 Loops & Phrases.
- Genre: Jazz.
- Elastik Soundbank for Mac/Win - AU/VST/AAX/StandAlone.
- Elastik Player included - no sampler required.
Price: 149,- Euro.