Continuing their incursions into the weird and wonderful world of mangled sound, Heavyocity’s latest library is a collection of dramatic hits, pads, risers and stings designed with the modern media composer in mind. As with Heavyocity’s previous collections, the accent is on powerful, unpitched sound–design elements, augmented by a large and highly varied menu of pads and drones.
To understand Gravity’s heritage, it helps to know a little about Heavyocity’s product history. Having set out their stall with the Evolve cinematic percussion library in 2008, this adventurous outfit branched out into darker territory with the Evolve Mutations series before hitting new heights of sonic brutality with Damage, a library of ultra–aggressive, distorted, unpitched percussion. In contrast, the two–headed Aeon Collection introduced a large set of tempo–synced melodic loops and a smaller companion volume of percussive hits, kits, noises and textures. More recently, Heavyocity‘s DM–307 virtual drum and groove instrument featured a collection of modular–synth drums, live percussion and processed classic analogue drum machines, all given a 21st–Century cutting edge by some merciless processing.