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Ueberschall Releases Elastik 3, Sample / Loop Player With Real-Time Polyphonic Scale Shifting
Rounik Sethi on Mon, November 27th | 0 comments
If you're looking for musical inspiration, Ueberschall's Elastik is a good way to generate new musical material. Elastik 3 adds to the features with a new polyphonic ReTune algorithm and more.

Ueberschall GmbH / Hannover - Germany - November 24th, 2017 (ictw) - Today Ueberschall GmbH announce the availability of Elastik 3, a major upgrade to their acclaimed music construction engine Elastik. 
Elastik is known to musicians and producers not only by its distinct Loop Eye interface look but also as probably the most powerful source of inspiration and source of immediately usable musical material for all compositional and production purposes.

Whether one is searching for beats, basses, authentic instrumental lines or even gorgeous sound effects Elastik never fails to deliver due to the massive library of diverse and always high-quality content from the Ueberschall online Library.

If there is no idea around but the deadline for a track is close, Elastik is the tool to turn to. With Elastik putting together a breathtaking track is easy and instantaneous. Just add your individual performance with your familiar DAW and you can deliver your track on time. 

Elastik 3 New Features

In order to take Elastik 3 to the next level, Ueberschall has teamed up again with zplane.development (zplane.de). Together they developed the new Elastik 3 player. Freshly designed to match musician’s future needs for working with loops and samples. 

“A loop is in d-minor but the song is in c#-major?” No Problem! The new polyphonic ReTune algorithm changes the scale and key of any sample with just a few mouse clicks. The self-explanatory browser, designed for fast access to any of the installed sound libraries. Pre-listen all soundbanks in KEY, SCALE and BPM sync!

The central Loopeye surface focuses all the attention on the loop. Access all loop parameters and automate them via the sequence mode or with your DAW.

Due to the advanced architecture of the zplane.development algorithms, synchronization of key, scale and BPM is an integral part of Elastik, all while preserving high audio quality and keeping a low CPU-load. The Inspire function is a groundbreaking feature to create new loops and sounds in an instant. Create your own Inspire pool and use the Inspire function to create matching arrangements.

Elastik comes for macOS and Windows, 32/64 bit, AAX, VST 2 and 3, Audio Units and Stand-Alone version and is a free download incl. a demo soundbank. www.ueberschall.com

More Information About Elastik

With its intuitive Loopeye editing environment, the high-quality pitch, key, scale and tempo manipulation algorithms and the huge collection of Elastik-ready sample libraries spanning almost every conceivable musical genre, Elastik is a powerful workstation for loop-based music creation. It can be used either as a stand-alone application or as plugin within almost any DAW on both Windows and macOS platforms.

Creative Tool

While Elastik is a hugely creative tool, it also provides an extremely efficient workflow. The streamlined browser means that no matter how large your Elastik loop library becomes, you can always find just the right loop in an efficient fashion. Elastik also includes advanced features such as tagging and filtering, making it easy to narrow down any search. The browser allows you to easily audition loops in BPM, key and scale sync with your project. And if you want to add new loop libraries from the Ueberschall range, the authorization process is fast and secure.

Once you have identified loops to use within your project, they can be mapped to Elastik’s virtual keyboard or pads ready to be triggered from within Elastik, via your MIDI keyboard or from your host sequencer. A range of different triggering methods are available so you can ensure that your loops stay locked in sync with your project. Elastik’s sophisticated time, pitch, key and scale shifting algorithms – featuring zplane’s cutting edge audio processing technology - maximize audio quality and you have independent control over all parameters and maximum flexibility when it comes to matching loops to the tempo and key of any project.

The Elastik-Engine - Featuring the new ReTune

The new ReTune tab in the Loopeye editor gives you complete control over the scale and key of any tonal loop and can even work with polyphonic material.

The ReTune algorithm, developed by zplane.development, analyzes polyphonic and monophonic sound material in real-time and transform it to the desired key and scale while retaining high audio quality. Enter custom scales via the matrix or chose from preset scales to adjust any loop to your project. ReTune can also be used as a creative tool for sound design with parameters like sensitivity, transients, smoothing and pitch correction as well as a Dry / Wet control. 

If you want complete control over the time and pitch stretching process, the Time tab within the Loopeye editor allows you to choose between six different algorithms, from the simple and super efficient PitchSpeed to the high-quality ProV3 which gives you the maximum scope for varying pitch and tempo while minimizing audio artifacts. This tab also includes new stretching FX for additional creative options. The engine is also very efficient and CPU-friendly.

In addition to the pitch and tempo manipulation, Elastik’s central Loopeye forms a detailed loop-editing tool. A large number of parameters can be adjusted, including slice-based pitch-shifting, volume and pan, reverse, formant, filter and resample. Elastik even includes a random sound replacement function called INSPIRE: one click on the Inspire button and Elastik will select an alternative loop, providing just that bit of additional inspiration when you need it. All this can be done on the fly and without leaving the Elastik environment. You can define which soundbanks will be used in the Inspire tool with the new Inspire browser.

Elastik’s key Features include

  • innovative Loopeye functions
  • Retune: polyphonic scale and key shifting
  • timestretch and pitch-shift in best quality
  • fast browser features (multiple filter search, tagging)
  • prelisten in BPM, key and scale sync
  • sequence mode (loads of editing features per slice)
  • random sound replacement via Inspire
  • parameter automation
  • real-time sync to host
  • multiple outs
  • bounce of original and modified loops
  • resizable window format
  • multiple soundbank management

Ueberschall’s Elastik player and Elastik loop libraries; an essential and extremely flexible combination in the studio for the creation of professional music productions.

System Requirements:

  • macOS: recommended 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • Windows: recommended WIN 8 or later
For more information please visit: http://www.ueberschall.com 
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