Ueberschall has released Prog Rock, the latest release from their Vodovoz series. They tell us that this construction kit library is inspired by the great progressive rock bands of the 70s and 80s. Here's the details in Ueberschall's own words:
Prog rock influenced many contemporary music styles, such as dubstep, electro house and metal. The main characteristics of prog rock are the extended use of synthesizers, organs, and sound-effects as well as complex rhythmic structures and instrumentation. Influenced by a wide range of genres, ranging from classical music to jazz and science fiction soundtracks, the epic arrangements are often breaking the boundaries of traditional rock music.
Prog Rock consists of ten pre-produced construction kits with a total of 1200 loops. Each kit offers a complete mix for demonstrative purposes. In addition, we provide mixes of the complete backings and the drum sets, which are particularly useful for song-sketches, digital DJ-sets and productions under time pressure.
Each construction kit also contains loops of all single instruments (basses, guitars, synths, pianos, organs, effects, drums and percussion. These loops have been recorded and prepared using professional equipment and offer total freedom while arranging and mixing. The options are widespread, ranging from adding single loops to an existing track up to the construction of complete new tracks using one or several construction kits.
The construction kits are recorded in 128, 130 and 140 bpm.
Each construction kit contains five to eight subfolders including intro, outro, verse, refrain, breaks and variations. This makes the creation of a conclusive track easy.
This library is essential for every modern producer, songwriter and sound-designer. Prog Rock is perfectly suited for music production, songwriting, movie soundtracks, games, advertisement-jingles, dubbing and web applications.
The Prog Rock library hugely benefits from Ueberschall's versatile and flexible Elastik-Player, available as a free download from ueberschall.com. This plug-in allows easy and fast creation of additional patterns, filtering and unique effects by sequencing sound parameters and using the Loopeye. Its ultrafast time-stretching with a range between 30 and 300 BPM allows matching of all loops to your DAW-tempo and also to create half- and double time versions.
A clear folder structure combined with meaningful titles like "Keynote" and „Speed" makes navigation and loop combination within Prog Rock and all other installed libraries a breeze.
The central Loopeye view lets you focus on the loop. Edit samples in an Innovative and intuitive way by using functions such as resampling, formant, reverse and the powerful multimode-filter. Elastik allows host-automated modulation of start- and endpoints in a loop, resulting in creative manipulations while playing. At the same time, zplane.development's élastique-pro-algorithm performs easy tempo matching with highest quality and lowest CPU load.
Danya Vodovoz: Ideas, production and sound-design
Danya has released his music on labels like Ministry of Sound, Traum, Naïve, Raw Canvas and Night Drive Music. Among other styles, he has produced Dubstep Skillz, Electro House Inferno, Retro Soul, Chillers Joint, Electro Pop, Pop Charts, 80s Smash Hits and Caribbean Flavors for Ueberschall.
Guitars & Bass: Kai Reuter, Drums: Michael Fromm, Pianos, Synthesizers and Percussion: Danya Vodovoz
Pricing and Availability:
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