Ueberschall has announced Twang, a new Elastik soundbank.
Twang, a unique guitar sound that has shaped Surf-Rock, Rockabilly and the so-called Spaghetti-Western genre during the sixties. Due to its rediscovery, Twang is up-to-date, more than ever – just listen to Tarantino‘s movies.
The distinctive sound of Twang is mainly produced by hitting the lower strings of a single-coil-equipped clean electric or baritone guitar with a plectrum near the bridge. This specific tone is harmonically rich and sustaining and often modulated in pitch by string-bending or the use of the guitar‘s vibrato arm. Authentic sound reproduction relies on using clean Fender valve-amplification with audible spring reverb and a tape delay as additional ingredients.
The library contains 10 construction kits, ranging from Surf-Rock to soundtrack themes that could have been taken out of any 60‘s Italo-Western or crime movie. The sounds of Twang! have been recorded directly without the use of any pitch manipulation. All guitars, baritones and electric basses were recorded through original classic amplifiers – no simulations!
The kits cover a tempo range from 76 to 144 BPM. Every construction kit offers a complete mix of all tracks plus individual tracks for guitar, bass, percussions and the drum-kit components. This way, you may also create your personal mix of kick, snare, toms, hi-hats and overhead microphones.
Kits 1 to 9 include intro, parts A and B, break and outro. Construction kit 10 contains 12 tracks of different instruments designed to be used as breaks in all other kits.
The Elastik sound library is available to purchase for 49 EUR.