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Heavyocity Flash sale

Fry777

pragsound.com
Looks like Heavyocity are having a sale on a few items over the next days.



https://heavyocity.com/product-category/sale-gravity/

"A new sale will be unlocked each day over the next six days, so keep an eye on your inbox to catch all the deals. All offers will end 3/18 >>"

First flash sale is Gravity at 199 $... any thoughts on that one ? Is it still quite unique in what it offers or are there any alternatives nowadays ?
 

jononotbono

Luke Johnson
Well, thanks for ruining my day financially. I've wanted Gravity for a while. Definitely a lovely price compared to full RRP. Is the sale for this just today or will it last for the whole 6 days? Not sure I have enough time to visit the bank to put some money in.
 

Jaap

Yes, that's an alto flute
Well, thanks for ruining my day financially. I've wanted Gravity for a while. Definitely a lovely price compared to full RRP. Is the sale for this just today or will it last for the whole 6 days? Not sure I have enough time to visit the bank to put some money in.
All offers will end 3/18.

Guess you have a bit of time Luke :)
 

poetd

Active Member
Had my eye on Gravity a while.
At full price you'd have to be nuts not to pick up Omnisphere instead imo, but at this price it's a definite tempter......
 

Arise

Member
Gravity is the only product from Heavyocity I'm interested in.
For those who have it, do you think it would serve well as an all-in-one general purpose library for stuff like cinematic sfx? I'm thinking risers, downers, booms, hits, impacts, whooshes, pads, ...

I've used a lot of Audio Imperia's cinematic sfx libraries but was dissapointed. I would also like to avoid having a lot of different libraries for this stuff scattered out, which is why I'm considering Gravity, and wondering if it can do all of this well, in one nicely organised package.
 

dzilizzi

I know nothing
I'm kind of interested in this. What I am curious about is that I got one of the Scoring guitars that is supposedly a Gravity library, but all the walkthroughs seem to be percussion/noise/drone things. Are there other instruments in Gravity? Can you feed sounds into it?
 

MillsMixx

Production Director/Sound Designer
Gravity is the only product from Heavyocity I'm interested in.
For those who have it, do you think it would serve well as an all-in-one general purpose library for stuff like cinematic sfx? I'm thinking risers, downers, booms, hits, impacts, whooshes, pads, ...

I've used a lot of Audio Imperia's cinematic sfx libraries but was dissapointed. I would also like to avoid having a lot of different libraries for this stuff scattered out, which is why I'm considering Gravity, and wondering if it can do all of this well, in one nicely organised package.
Gravity is sort of a different beast for me. It's designed so beautifully yet I don't know if I've ever really been that productive with it.
I find myself using the pads more than anything else, but to go in and create detailed FX heavy risers that modulate & do a variety of things that the software is capable of...I've never really had a need for them.
The program is capable of much more than I need and use it for and works differently than your average trailer library. I really need to sit down and spend more time with it.

I'm envious that people are getting it at such a great price since I paid much more and I would still grab if in a heartbeat for this great discount that we'll probably never see that low again!
 
Is Gravity worth it if I already own project alpha, bravo, and chaos. I also own evolution dragon. Not sure what I could get out of Gravity I couldn't get out of my other libraries.
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
I'm kind of interested in this. What I am curious about is that I got one of the Scoring guitars that is supposedly a Gravity library, but all the walkthroughs seem to be percussion/noise/drone things. Are there other instruments in Gravity? Can you feed sounds into it?
No and no. No instruments (besides pads) and no feeding sound into it (like any other Kontakt library). So listen to some of the video reviews (the one from Sounds and Gear is a good patch playthrough) and see if it's for you.


I wanted Gravity when it came out but was too expensive, so I thought I would get it at a half price sale. But now that I see better than half price, I already have too many other sets that do trailer sfx and they are all in one templete , all ready to go when I need it (which has become more rare). As others here have mentioned I have Alpha, Bravo, AI Libs, Atlantis, and many others old and new. Many I'm glad I purchased since they are less processed and more maliable than gravity, making it easier to layer more unique sounds with it. Gravity can be big and processed, but has difficulty doing subtle that doesn't take over the soundtrack. Just MHO.

If you really need some new trailer sfx and have the work, it is worth looking at the video. Otherwise it seems a lot of this is over-processed by today's standards (but that IS Heavyocity's thing).
 
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Living Fossil

Senior Member
Gravity is the only product from Heavyocity I'm interested in.
For those who have it, do you think it would serve well as an all-in-one general purpose library for stuff like cinematic sfx? I'm thinking risers, downers, booms, hits, impacts, whooshes, pads, ...
In my opinion: No.
 

Arise

Member
Gravity is sort of a different beast for me. It's designed so beautifully yet I don't know if I've ever really been that productive with it.
I find myself using the pads more than anything else, but to go in and create detailed FX heavy risers that modulate & do a variety of things that the software is capable of...I've never really had a need for them.
The program is capable of much more than I need and use it for and works differently than your average trailer library. I really need to sit down and spend more time with it.

I'm envious that people are getting it at such a great price since I paid much more and I would still grab if in a heartbeat for this great discount that we'll probably never see that low again!
I see. I was thinking it could be a nice all arouns sfx library which could cover more ambient stuff like pads, drones but also more intense things. Risers, hits, impacts.
But it seems to be more specialised hmm.

Cohsidering Rise and Hit as an alternative for my risers and hits needs (can it do downers? Not sure), but would still like something for subtle things like booms, whooshes, pads
 

richardt4520

Active Member
I see. I was thinking it could be a nice all arouns sfx library which could cover more ambient stuff like pads, drones but also more intense things. Risers, hits, impacts.
But it seems to be more specialised hmm.

Cohsidering Rise and Hit as an alternative for my risers and hits needs (can it do downers? Not sure), but would still like something for subtle things like booms, whooshes, pads
Not sure why anyone is saying no to this when that's pretty much all Gravity is: impacts, risers, subs, etc with a lot of pads included. That's literally what it is.
 

Guy Rowland

Senior Member
Not sure why anyone is saying no to this when that's pretty much all Gravity is: impacts, risers, subs, etc with a lot of pads included. That's literally what it is.
Indeed so, but it's just not up to the competition imo, including from themselves. I just flicked through again now - all the whoosbangs are drenched in reverb, even with the reverb off. Somehow the whole library has always disappointed me, I flick through for a while and inevitably return to DM 307, or Rise and Hit, where there are better options. Damage famously turned things up to 11, this dials them back down to a 5, and even there I'd like a different less reverby 5. I think the whole sound design was off on this one.

DM 307 is absolute magic by contrast. I keep coming back to it. Somehow its never got as popular and cliched as Damage has become, I love its aggressive analogue tone.
 

Grizzlymv

Active Member
I own many Heavyocity products and Gravity is probably the one I use the least. I got Gravity at 50% off a while ago and I'm glad I didn't spend more on it. Not that it's not a good product, it is high quality stuff. But, I found myself using much more the gravity extensions (scoring guitar, vocalize and natural force) than Gravity itself.
 

richardt4520

Active Member
Indeed so, but it's just not up to the competition imo, including from themselves. I just flicked through again now - all the whoosbangs are drenched in reverb, even with the reverb off. Somehow the whole library has always disappointed me, I flick through for a while and inevitably return to DM 307, or Rise and Hit, where there are better options. Damage famously turned things up to 11, this dials them back down to a 5, and even there I'd like a different less reverby 5. I think the whole sound design was off on this one.

DM 307 is absolute magic by contrast. I keep coming back to it. Somehow its never got as popular and cliched as Damage has become, I love its aggressive analogue tone.
Oh I agree. It's not as in your face as some libraries. He just mentioned that he thought it was an impact library and that it is. I use it for convenience sometimes since you can pull up a bunch of subs or whooshes all in one bank quickly but I end up gravitating to Audio Imperia or Sampletraxx for that stuff usually. Those are slower to pick through since they're a mixed bag but are more in your face for sure!
 
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Living Fossil

Senior Member
I see, what do you find it best for then?
Honestly, i have no all in one solution.
Since the late 90ies i have the habit to collect all kind of sounds on a dedicated hard disk in different categories (of course, that hard disk became bigger and bigger...)
There i have different categories for similar sounds.
I have to add that
1) i quite like it to record my own sounds and
2) i usually combine different sound sources and mangle them.
If i like the resulting sounds i resample them and add them to the sound pool.

For me, Gravity would be great if it offered the option to add my own sounds.

The pads in Gravity are good, however i find it usually more inspiring to use Iris2 and Absynth for that kind of sounds. Or to build them from scratch with different plugins (like Melda MXXX, PiA SpecOps, Byome, GRM tools etc.)
 

dzilizzi

I know nothing
Okay, Scoring Guitars 2 is out now. So far, nothing to buy since I got that in the last sale. Waiting to see if NOVO goes on sale for less than the upgrade price.
 
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