Ueberschall Low Tuned Strings ELASTiK-MAGNETRiXX
Ueberschall Low Tuned Strings ELASTiK-MAGNETRiXX
Deeper! Low Tuned Strings is pure acoustic sound design. It reveals a new, unheard vibrating world of 4-, 5- and 6-stringed instruments that gets deep under your skin.
The instruments‘ strings have been detuned to up to more than an octave below their common tuning, resulting in interesting sound structures. These strings rattle and vibrate while the booming double bass licks have moved to the deepest basement of frequencies. 

This special library offers loops and sounds recorded from unusually low tuned stringed instruments. Sound sources were acoustic and electric guitars, electric basses as well as a double bass. Grant your production something unique by adding these extraordinarily sounding loops and single sounds. The instruments‘ strings have been detuned to up to more than an octave below their common tuning, resulting in interesting sound structures. These strings rattle and vibrate while the booming double bass licks have moved to the deepest basement of frequencies.

Use Low Tuned Strings to place uncommon emphases in music productions and dubbing. The capabilities are immense: use the sounds as source material for installations, experimental music, atonal journeys through sound, suspense-packed effects in film, television and games production or as atmospheric elements in various music genres. All samples are available in two versions: dry and processed with versatile effects. The unaltered samples enable using the uncommon sound sources in new contexts over and over.

The library is categorized into melodies, licks and phrases, single notes, bowed, slides, breaks and harmonies.

Low Tuned Strings convinces by its individual sound aesthetic, produced by loose, wobbling strings, near the border to tonality and stable tuning. This library is a real enrichment to musicians, producers and sound designers that enjoy experimenting.

Genre: Soundeffects

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The strings of a hammered dulcimer are found in pairs, two strings for each note. Each set of strings is tuned in unison and is called a course. As with a piano, the purpose of using multiple strings per course is to make the instrument louder, although as the courses are rarely in perfect unison, a chorus effect usually results like a mandolin.. 

The Content

We recorded the hammered dulcimer in two microphone positions. At the top of the instrument we placed - in a ms stereo set-up - a pair of Neumann U87s and at the bottom we put a single condenser. These two positions are covering a wide range of sound and you are free to mix them at your own requirements. We played the hammered dulcimer in minor thirds and concentrated mainly on three different articulations. Firstly we recorded the „normal" notes which means that we hit the strings with the typical small wooden mallets, we called this articulation „Mallet". Furthermore we struck the strings with a drum stick which we called „Sticks" and finally we recorded an articulation where we struck the strings with a timpani mallet and damped the strings with the palm of the hand which we named „Muted". All these articulation were recorded in 4 round robin variation and up to 4 velocity layer.

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All in all we came out with an instrument which enriches your music with a nice and organic feel whether you used it as a solo or just as a background instrument.

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