Ueberschall tells us that their new Rock Classics sample collection covers the era of the 70s and 80s where famous rock bands were able to decorate their studios' walls with gold and platinum honored releases. They say that it is the result of a months-lasting, intense production. Here's the full details in Ueberschall's own words...
Rock Classics' 20 construction kits offer professionally recorded drums, bass and guitars in up to seven different parts. Each construction kit's part is available in two variations to multiply the number of possible combinations.
All tracks have been recorded using an analogue mixing console and an analogue multitrack to create a truly authentic sound. Also, all guitars have been recording using real amplifiers - no emulations, no exceptions! The abstinence of plug-ins of any kind has led to a production that is exceptionally warm and punchy. Sound wise, Rock Classics is head to head with the classics in rock history. The immense choice of different parts and variations makes this library ideally suited for film- and advertisement soundtracks. Rock Classic is also a perfect choice whenever the classic sound of those 70s and 80s legendary rock songs is needed. And thanks to individual instrument tracks, the library is of great use in any other creative environment, making Rock Classics an ideal start point for new compositions. At the same time, the individual tracks allow easily analyzing how the sound of a great rock classic track was built. This qualifies the library as suitable demonstration material for music schools and educational institutes for audio- and sound engineering.
Rock Classics consists of 7.2 GB audio data containing 2.960 loops. The 20 construction kits are divided in up to seven parts. Available are intro, A-, B- and C-parts as well as breaks and outros. All electric guitars and basses are available as individual tracks, being recorded using real amplifiers - no modelers!
As you can expect from Ueberschall productions, all drums have been carefully mic'ed and are available as single tracks, too. Besides a premixed version of the drum kit, there are dry tracks of the bass drum, two snare tracks (top and bottom microphones), hi-hat, toms and overheads, allowing to build the kit's sound from ground up.
Ueberschall's Elastik player is clearly laid out, structured and expands the library's possibilities in use. All of the library's loops contain information about name, tempo and key of a construction kit, allowing easy navigation within the kits. Zplane's „élastique pro" algorithm enables high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting of the loops with just a slight tax of the CPU. This way, all loops of Rock Classics can be effortlessly adapted in tempo and pitch to existing projects and productions. Finally, the intuitive browser manages all installed Elastik libraries and enables immediate access to all loops and samples for cross-genre productions.
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