Ueberschall has released their On The Rock sample library which they say raises hell and offers no-compromise-rock sound with a broad spectrum.
A spokesperson told us, "On the Rock offers a broad spectrum of different rock styles. This production does not focus on a certain sub-genre or era but combines the best rock styles of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Here, our musicians simply turned up the amplifiers and hit hard! The result is a library that mirrors the facets of rock of three decades."
Here's the details in Ueberschall's own words...
On the Rock contains 15 elaborated construction kits in a classic structure. Each of the seven kits offers between seven and thirteen parts with intro, outro, verse, chorus with different variations, turns and breaks. With this structure, building conclusive base-arrangements is done in just a couple of minutes.
Typically, the parts are at least eight bars in length, with some loops even lasting 16 bars. The construction kits' complexity allow creating vital and varying tracks. And of course, you may just pick certain elements of a kit to be used as classic sample-loops for remixes or crossover tracks.
Besides a full mix, drum mix and backing, every kit contains all instruments as individual tracks. This way, the instruments can be easily edited, mixed or being exchanged.
On the Rock comprises an acoustic drum kit, electric bass, electric and acoustic guitars as well as organs. All instruments have been played by experienced studio musicians using high quality equipment to perfectly preserve the powerful sound of the instruments and amplifiers.
Special attention has been paid to mic'ing the drum kit with multiple microphones: Bass drum (in/out), snare (top/bottom), overheads, room mics, toms and hi-hat. All drums are available as perfectly prepared individual tracks for your personal mixes. Ready to be individually treated with dynamics, equalizers, effects or even drum replacement tools.
Then again, you may always come back to the professional drum mixdown that does not only serve as audio demonstration but also for direct use in time-crucial productions.
On the Rock offers a vast array of ideas and base material for rock production in various styles. Whether you are in need for song starters, complete backings, or for a source for single sample-loops, this is the library for you!
Likewise, the construction kits are equally suited for jingles, trailers, television- or radio advertisements, film scoring, games and presentations whenever rock sound is required. Our Elastik-Player supports a fast workflow as well as creative use of samples.
Due to its clear structure, Ueberschall's Elastik-Player is ideally suited for the work with audio loops. All loops of On the Rock have information added for key note and tempo, making navigation within the library straight forward. zplane's „élastique pro" algorithm allows immediate and CPU-efficient time stretching and pitch shifting of loops in highest sound quality. This way, the construction kits can easily be integrated into existing songs while being adapted to the their musical structure and needs.
All instrument- and drum loops of the production are interchangeable and can be combined with all other Elastik libraries. Because all installed Elastik libraries are managed in a clearly- arranged browser, all loops are available for immediate access.
Production and sound design: Marc Steinmeier.Musicians: Lars Ehrhardt – Guitar, Christian Flor – Bass, Christoph Keding – Drums and Ole Cramer – Keyboards.
Pricing and Availability:
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