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Score FX II brings all new content to the successful Score FX family plus added instrument phrases and a new spectrum of mood guided loops and shots to choose from. Score FX II provides sound content creators of varying sound industry backgrounds easy access to quality underscores, fx, rhythms and atmospheres. The concept of this material was designed for tight integration with film score settings—load the content needed to match to video by selecting items through the mood sorted programs—but has broader applications do to the scope of content provided. The included Elastik Player integrates with professional DAWs and enables personalization of all material.
The new Score FX II concept sets a different approach to its forerunner and builds the perfect addition to Score FX I. While the first part concentrated on dark and thrilling schemes the second release offers you sounds with a lighter character and even more moods to choose from.
How it works
Score FX II uses a triple-edged approach to content organization for workflow. First off there are 30 construction kits, each kit is comprised of loops which work together to generate a complete ready to use environment for your projects. Secondly there are 3 Categories which house further mood-themed loops, settings and single shots, these groups are:
• Accents - with groups such as hope, worry, warm , tense etc...760 in all.
• Ambient Beds - with mood textures like careful, innocent, neutral and more, 78 total
• Grooves - mood associated rhythms from angry, heavy, worry, sad-shy, to determined and so on, 328 altogether.
Thirdly, Score FX 2 now provides add-on solo riffs and licks. This section includes 134 piano progressions, 84 duduk and sopilka lines, and 109 vocal bits (male, female and child).
This time around we've included some lighter moods as well. Of course this release works to complement the material of Score FX, as you can never have too many moods to choose from. Score FX II uses the same logical organization and engine as Score FX. Elastik takes mood altering options to the extreme with it's unique DSP functions.
The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information provide a very easy way of arranging a whole track including all the parts you need. Additionally the brand new Elastik 2 Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the phrases to further fit your productions. Elastik gives you the chance to focus yourself 100% on creativity without having to hassle with scales and BPMs. It doesn’t matter which samples you want to combine, elastik gets the job done delivering better than expected results with ease.
Score FX II is Produced by:
Ilya Kaplan and Stan Fomin - Canadian Composers and musical sound designers working in the field of TV / Film drama, animation and documentary.
All samples are recorded and programmed exclusively for Score FX 2 and are 100% license free. No additional license permission required. You can use these samples in trailers, music library work, scores, songs.
Genre: Movie Score
7 GB, 30 construction kits, 2,644 loops and phrases
|Registration & Activation|
Free ELASTIK 2 Player is included in this product or can be downloaded for free!
Mac & PC (32 Bit and 64 Bit) - AudioUnits, VST, StandAlone, RTAS (32bit only)
System requirements (recommended):
MacOS X 10.5 or newer: 2GHz / 2GB RAM
Windows XP / Vista / Win7: 2GHz / 2GB RAM
Elastik 2 Features
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
Regular readers of our sample library reviews might be forgiven for thinking that Ueberschall’s Score FX II is just the same as the original Score FX library, which I reviewed back in the March 2009 issue of Sound On Sound. Well, yes and no. Yes, it is a Liquid Instruments library and, yes, it is aimed at those producing music for film, TV or similar applications. And, while it also has its fair share of atmospheric beds, accents and rhythmic loops, there are three features of this newer library that make it somewhat different from the earlier title. First, the musical moods are less dark and scary, second, greater emphasis is placed on the construction kits and, third (and probably most significant), Score FX II features more melodic elements. This last difference means that this library can, if users so wish, be used to create ‘cues with a tune’ from just the samples provided.
The 7GB of sample material is organised into five basic sections: construction kits, groove patterns, instrument licks, accents, and ambient beds. The first of these dominates, with 30 full kits provided. Titles such as ‘Sleeplessness’, ‘Midnight Sky’ and ‘Forgiveness’ give a good idea of the style of the material. The moods are more gentle than the original collection, with strong rhythmic elements (but avoiding a traditional drum kit). There is a definite ‘world’ or ‘ethnic’ feel to many of the kits, and I was reminded of some of Robbie Robertson’s Native American material in places, while other kits had a more obvious eastern influence. Within each kit plenty of loops are provided, with sub-sections for accents, bass, beds, drums, rhythmic elements and solo instruments. The last include atmospheric piano, acoustic guitar and some beautifully evocative duduk playing. The Melodyne-based phrase editing of the Liquid Instruments front end provides considerable extra flexibility with this melodic material.
Aside from the construction kits, the other sections are all well populated. I was particularly impressed with the ambient beds, many of which are both long and evolving. The groove patterns are also excellent, with lots of rather quirky rhythmic loops created with a very diverse range of instruments, featuring drums, percussion and more melodic sound sources. Aside from the piano and duduk, the solo instruments section also includes sopilka (a Ukrainian flute-like instrument) and vocal phrases. The vocals are split into soprano, tenor and child groups and are mostly vocalised vowel sounds.
Like the original release, Score FX II packs in a lot of content. The material is excellent and, providing you are happy to use the Liquid Instrument front-end, there is plenty here to interest media composers looking for some fresh inspiration.
While looking through the library you‘ll find a lot of inventive and heartful material.
Score FX 2 aims towards filmmusic composers and offers good construction kits and sounds that versatilely cover this style.
You can easily suite tempo and scale to your project - and this is a real and strong advance of this library. Very quickly you can create a homogenous background that has a significant musical expression. The reason is that most of the samples were recorded with a feeling for a certain mood. A lot of sounds do have their own intimate personality.
The potential functions of the Liquid engine are not exhausted at all. Most of the polyphonic samples do not take use of the monophonic algorithm. Besides that it does not make sense at all to transpose parts of an atmo-pad.
Given the huge volume of this library the price of 149 Euro ist appropriate.
Translated by Wenzel Mehnert / Ueberschall