Ueberschall Downtempo Beats ELASTIK
Multitrack Drum Loop Series: Vol. 2
Downtempo Beats is part of the Multitrack Drum Loop Series and provides a cool, laid-back, and downright groovy, set of acoustic drum performances. The drum sounds are carefully crafted, with big, resonant kicks, plenty of snappy rim-shots, and some great brushed snare work. The performances are full of organic feel, making them an ideal rhythmic platform for your next downbeat, indie pop, trip hop, hip hop or dubstep project.
Organic Downtempo Grooves
The library is built from approximately 7.3GB of sample data and contains more than 3500 individual loops divided into a number of performance-based folders. Each construction kit features multiple parts and plenty of performance variations. You can, therefore, build a complete drum performance with ease. The majority of the performances were recorded at tempos ranging between 70 and 90bpm but some also include double-time versions for more up-tempo options. Of course, Elastik’s high-quality tempo-manipulation algorithms make it easy to match the tempo to that of your project.
Choice Of Pre-Mixed Or Multitrack Loops
The loops are provided into four separate Elastik soundbanks,. The first contains loops of full drum mixes, while the other three contain all the multitrack loops from the same performances. The drum mix soundbank features two different mixes – ‘vintage’ and ‘modern’ – of each drum performance. The vintage mix provides a rawer sound built with just a touch of compression and limiting. The modern mix enhances the low and high end as well as adding some high-quality reverb.
The multitrack soundbank contains all the multitrack loops for the same performances. Within each folder, an unprocessed drum mix is provided alongside the separate loops for each mic used during the recording process. These include both inside and outside kick drum mics, snare top and bottom, a hihat mic, multiple tom and cymbal mics, while overhead and room mics can be used to add natural ambience.
Big Sound But Full Of Subtle Details
Whether you want the instant solution offered by the pre-mixed loops, or the option to craft your own personalized drum mix, the Multitrack Drum Loop Series has you covered. Downtempo Beats is big but chilled, groovy but laid-back, and subtle but speaker-shaking. With the ease of mix loops, and the control of full multitrack drum recordings, Downtempo Beats has all the groove you need to inspire your next downtempo hit.
Multitrack Drum Loop Series
Designed to inspire, the Multitrack Drum Loop Series combines the workflow advantages of loops with the mix control offered by full, multitracked, drum recordings. Each genre-based title in the series delivers a massive collection of multitracked drum performances with all recordings made in Ueberschall’s own dedicated recording studios. Drum and cymbal combinations were selected to match each music style, while top-end preamps and microphones – including matched pairs where required – were used alongside analog compressors and limiters throughout the recording process. Special attention was paid to drum tuning, while some recordings feature distinctive and characterful high or low tuned shells/drum heads. Rare high-quality cymbals and an arsenal of different sticks and mallets were also used.
All the drum performances within this series were played by the exceptional drummer Matthias ‘Maze’ Meusel. Maze’s credit list spans recording and live duties with chart-topping artists, TV and theatre work, and tours in over 30 countries world-wide. From smooth to uptempo jazz, drum&bass, Latin, house, pop, ballads, lounge, downbeat, easy listening, soul, neo soul, R&B, funk, hiphop or big-band, Maze is a master of every genre. Whether it’s vintage grooves or complex modern beats, he likes to experiment with timings, accents, tunings and unusual sticks and mallets. The results are always unique and always inspiring.
The titles within the Multitrack Drum Loop Series offer loops that cannot be found anywhere else. The quality is always high and, thanks to the advanced time-stretch algorithms built directly into Elastik, users can mic and match across all the loops. The drums can also be detuned using Elastik’s powerful pitch-shifting functions with ReTune allowing you to tune your drum performances to your song key and scale if required. With the sophisticated sound design options provide by Elastik, these acoustic drums can also be transformed to suit electronic styles, but always retaining the detailed expression provided by a world-class drummer.
Attention: The backings used in the audio demo are not part of the library!