Making the case for the piano being a percussion instrument on the charts
Heavyocity’s first product, Evolve, was a collection of heavily processed hits and loops that the company’s founders had put together for their own scoring work. It made it ridiculously fast and easy to put together big-impact cues, especially for trailer-ish music. The library still stands up today.
It was a perfect example of sample developers either creating libraries they wanted to use, or (in this case) that they had already created and decided to market – in other words, made by and for musicians rather than accountants.
Since then they’ve come out with dozens of libraries that have the same basic concept – unique, ready-to-go sounds. This is their latest, and we’ll let them tell the story:
NEW YORK, February 21, 2023 – Heavyocity Media announces the release of UNCHARTED 88, a new breed of deeply sampled and mysteriously edgy organic percussion that will get inside your head. This is a new chapter of the DAMAGE journey that reminds us all why the piano is truly a percussive instrument. With over 500 sources housed in the notable Damage 2 engine, UNCHARTED 88 delivers a powerful collection of unnerving percussive hits and loops like never before. Much like Damage 2, all of the content in UNCHARTED 88 works in three distinct instruments (Ensemble Designer, Loop Designer, and Kit Designer), each providing a uniquely inspiring and customizable workflow.
Chock-full of over 18,600 samples and 11 GB of profoundly deep and evocative percussion sounds, UNCHARTED 88 will push your sonic palette into UNCHARTED territory. The Heavyocity team dismantled and reduced the original DAMAGE piano down to its rawest, most intimate-sounding sources. By utilizing its inner components (the strings, the iron, and the wood), the team captured prepared performances (using hammers, rocket rods, coins, and picks), and combined it with their signature DAMAGE sound design — offering a dramatically different take on what you might expect from a percussion library, yet fully capable of laying the groundwork for today’s cinematic hybrid scores.
“UNCHARTED 88 fills a pocket in the Damage 2 palette,” said Neil Goldberg, Co-Founder and Partner, Heavyocity. “By continuing the story and bringing forth a new percussive flavor that will wreak havoc in any score. Make no mistake, UNCHARTED 88 unlocks a new realm of expressive percussion for modern composers.”
And for a limited time, Heavyocity is offering UNCHARTED 88 for $119 (reg. $149). Offer ends March 3, 2023.