Ueberschall releases Supreme Styles (Elastik Soundbank)
Ueberschall has announced the release of Supreme Styles, a new Elastik Player-based library of urban music with the focus on guitars. The library deals with a wide range of styles such as HipHop, R&B, Club and Dancehall, as well as other surrounding genres.
Each of the 30 Construction Kits delivers a well composed track (including a main part, variation, intro/outro), which consist, besides its instrument and drum and percussion loops, of several guitar loops. With a range of 58 BPM to 127 BPM, you'll find unique tracks, which have their own tension, feeling and style.
The 4 GB package includes more than 1600 loops and samples of recorded instruments. Since the main focus of this library was guitars, there is a large range of acoustic and amped guitars, such as rock guitars with and without distortion, flamenco guitars, classical nylon guitars, also guitars with wah-wah effect and much more. A flood of guitar phrase choices are available from short licks, up to catchy melodies, riffs and chords. All guitar loops were created with top brands such as Fender, Gibson, Music Man, PRS, Sandberg, Martin, Washburn and Takamine, to name a few. Amps used include Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Hiwatt, Engl, Orange, Line 6 and others. Additional DSP processing, stomp pedals, along with outboard processing were also applied.
Beside the guitars, all the essential sounds needed for urban music are available, including: bass drums, snares, claps, hihats, shaker, a great amount of percussion, as well as heavy bass-lines, synthesizer sounds, pads, strings, organs, acoustic pianos, e-pianos and more.
The kit contains up to 3 sub-kits and a drum single sound folder. Material is organized as follows:
- Main Kit: Includes the main theme, with its sounds and phrases.
- Variation Kit A: Provides an alternative track and phrases which is used to add contrast to the main theme and gives you more flexibility for your entire track.
- Intro/Outro Kit: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the overall kit, along with its individual parts.
- Single Drum Sound: The single-shots are centralized in this folder, making it easy to create your own additional drum patterns.
The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information provide a very easy way of arranging a whole song including all the parts you need to make the "perfect" urban track. Additionally the Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the phrases to further fit your productions / creations.
Responsible for this product are Marc Steinmeier and Bene "Beneluxus" Dehling. They have worked for Companies like Universal Music, EMI Electrola and Sony/BMG. They have assisted, produced or remixed for well known artists such as LL Cool J, Alica Keys, George Clinton and Eminem.
Pricing & Availability
Supreme Styles costs €99 and is available for Windows and Mac OS X in Stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats via the included Elastik Player software.