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Ueberschall releases Jazz Works Vol. 2 (Elastik soundbank)

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Ueberschall just released their new sample library Jazz Works Vol. 2.

Here's what they say:

Jazz Works Vol.2 delivers an impressive collection of top-class musical performances and infectious grooves. The second volume of the series focuses on more traditional jazz styles including Swing, Upswing, Boogaloo, Latin and Brasil Jazz. The authentic sounds can let you build your own stylish jazz productions or can be used within crossover pieces in genres such as Easy Listening, Lounge or other electronic styles and for film and TV cues. The Jazz Works Series includes acoustic and electric pianos, Jazz drums, upright bass, jazz guitar, baritone and tenor saxophone, flute, flugelhorn and trumpet - raw and authentic jazz, ready for your ideas.

Classic Jazz Straight From The Jazz Club

Ueberschall says Jazz Works Vol. 2 is perfect for those wanting access to the sounds heard in a traditional Jazz Club and played by a top-class ensemble of musicians, and is a perfect complement for the other volumes within the Jazz Works series.

Add A Traditional Jazz Influence Within Your Own Projects

The library is organized into 10 construction kits, with over 1300 loops and phrases making nearly 7GB of sample content. Each of the construction kits offers collections of extended drum, bass and comping instruments (backings) plus multiple solo instruments. Kit tempos range between 130 and 250 BPM. Performances feature 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, 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.

Extended Performance Options In A Powerful Construction Kit Format

Within each construction kit, alongside the pre-mixed drum loops, some combination of individual loops of also provided. These include kick (inside and out mic), snare (top and bottom mic), hi-hat, cymbals toms, overheads and room, allowing for full control over the drum mix for your project. For the upright bass, a minimum of three 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 a minimum of three variations of each instrument allowing the user flexibility in building a song-length arrangement. A PDF is included with full chord lead sheets for all the construction kits. All of the kits also provide a combination of multiple solo instruments. Up to 44 different solo parts are included within each kit. Throughout, the sound is pristine, authentic and presented without compression. This direct, dynamic, sound gives you full control over your mix decisions.

Credits

The Jazz Works Series features a talented 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), Jürgen Attig on upright bass (who previously played on the Electric Bass and other titles), Matthias Meusel on drums (who previously supplied all the drums for the Drum Loop Series), Kai Reuter on electric guitar (who played on the 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 says:

The whole band delivers virtuoso performances, full of feel, emotion and expression so we can give you world-class jazz at your fingertips in a sample library format.

Elastik Features

The Elastik player can adapt all loops to your own song project in tempo, scale and pitch while maintaining highest sound quality. The browser manages all Elastik libraries for immediate access to all samples. This way, not only loops from Jazz Works but from all installed Elastik libraries can be combined with each other.

Summary:

  • 6.8 GB, 10 Construction Kits, 1.375 Loops & Phrases.
  • Genre: Jazz.
  • Elastik Soundbank for Mac/Win - AU/VST/AAX/StandAlone.
  • Elastik Player included - no sampler required.

Price: 149,- Euro.

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