Certainly if you are creating for any of the media genres highlighted at the beginning of this review then I think Gravity will reward you well, for others just wanting to insert a casual riser or hit into a dance track then there are other less costly alternatives on the market at a fraction of the price. At its core, Gravity is very much about granularity, allowing composers to dig deep into sounds, then meld and mangle them in creative and inspiring ways. NI Rise and Hit would have you covered for the sound fx stuff. Immediately you can see that what at first seems pretty straightforward can actually be quite complex. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Heavyocity is renowned as one of the leading producers of software instruments aimed at composers of film and television. Individuality can also be pulled from Gravity using its effects section, which in typical Heavyocity fashion houses distortion, spatial and motion effects, all of which offer syncable patterns.

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The MOTION triple-sequencer can also be triggered in real time, from its own three green keys, to inject a heavyociy extra rhythm on the fly. Tags native instruments Recording ryanbitcrushing-com. He’s also taught all aspects of recording and heavycoity technology at several NY audio schools, and has been writing articles for Recording magaz You’ve probably used instruments from Heavyocity.

Fig 1 Heavyocity Gravity. And, of course, this can be done on the fly see tip 1for even more flexibility. Joe is a musician, engineer, and producer in NYC.

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Audio is your ultimate daily resource covering the latest news, reviews, tutorials and interviews for digital music makers, by digital music makers. Do you think it’s worth it if I already have synths such as Zebra and Diva? The fact you can use samples and synthesis combined make it an extremely powerful synth.


5 Tips For Working With Heavyocity Gravity

Personally, I think you’re better off with buying Omnisphere and some samples. Designing sound for film, games or trailers? Stephen Bennett rounds up all the latest and greatest features from the industry standard Digital ….

Dependent on which preset is selected the number of pages available can be abridged, for example with pads there is access to the mixer section to enable volume and panning of each layer of the overall sound. The pads and pulses, I think, are secondary. Hits are divided into the Swell, heavyocify Sub, the Impact and the Tail, each of which are interchangeable.

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More articles by this author. The cost of Gravity is a not insignificant investment, so it is important to try and establish that it is something you will use.

heavyocity gravity

I know of no other instrument that gives this level of control over such an integral part of sound design. Not only can each T-Effect be made to jump or fade in and out controlled by Attack and Release knobs for eachbut twin sequencers—independently programmable for each of the five effects—can be triggered from these keys as well, allowing for a lot of creative real-time interaction with sounds and patches. Each set of sounds within the instrument, categorised as Pads, Hits, Risers and Stings, is actually the fusion of multiple sounds.

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Many composers on tight deadlines will appreciate how Gravity sounds out of the gate. As other than their titles knobs on the library side offer no audible feedback, surely yet another call to Native Instruments to implement at least a click if not speech? I don’t believe you need the base library to use the expansions.


The resulting combinations are so vast that Heavyocity has provided Kontakt snapshots with each patch. Their latest Kontakt player instrument, Gravity, is sonically stunning. When you say the range is quite limited, do you mean you were disappointed by the quantity of different presets, types of sfx?

Conclusion The cost of Gravity is a not insignificant investment, so it is important to try and establish that it is something you will use. Fig 3 Length controls for the Hits and Risers.

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Previous Take part in our reader survey, Amazon vouchers up for grabs. Audio Imperia has some good libraries that cross paths with Gravity. Installation and licensing were easy, mainly because Heavyocity has chosen to use Native Instruments Kontakt as its sampler and licensing platform.

These factory combinations were carefully set up to provide well-integrated effects, but you can still mix and match the components of each, to create your own combinations and layers.