Überschall tells us that their new 80s Synthwave sample library features 10 massive construction kit projects with nearly 3.5GB of samples and around 700 loops. They say that, inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Kavinsky (who contributed to the soundtrack for Drive in 2011) the library has captured the authentic sound of the 80s but delivers it with the modern production sensibility associated with the synthwave and retrowave movement. Here's the details in the company's own words...
80s Synth Music Made For Right Now
Instrumentation includes electronic drums, massive bass synths, multiple synth parts including arpeggiated lines, lead melodies, chord and pads and various sound effects. The sound sources are based upon classic synth hardware with both digital and analog synths used. Instruments include the Prophet 5, OB-X, DX-7 and other FM synths.
Drum sounds are inspired by Linndrum, Oberheim DMX, Simmons SDS and the classic 909. Both pre-mixed drum loops and separate loops for individual kit elements such as kick, snare, hi-hat and cymbals are provided, making it easy to craft your own drum mix or to construct a breakdown. Effects used included gated reverb. Single-shot drum samples are also included.
Comprehensive Construction Kits For Maximum Flexibility
Whether for music producers looking for their next synth-based club hit, or media composers wanting the genuine sound of 1980s synth music but with a modern twist, 80s Synthwave will deliver in epic fashion.
The structure of the internal browser and additional descriptions like key and tempo make Ueberschalls Elastik the ideal player for loop based libraries like 80s Synthwave. The central Loopeye surface focuses all attention on the loop and allows innovative sample editing. Due to the advanced architecture of the élastique pro algorithm by zplane.development, realtime sync-to-host with excellent audio quality and low CPU usage is an integral part of Elastik.
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