Scoring Guitars 2 by Heavyocity Review
In this review, we are taking a look at Scoring Guitars 2 which Heavyocity launched as their fifth products part of the Gravity Pack series. Scoring Guitars 2 is a standalone Kontakt Library that does not require the favorite Gravity product. Scoring Guitars 2 is all about electric guitar sounds.
Building on the success of Scoring Guitars (GRAVITY Pack 03) Heavyocity launched a new library with new content. Heavyocity did send a review copy with no strings attached.
After purchase, you download Scoring Guitars 2 through a trusted tool called Continuata Connect Application. The tools make the whole process easy to download larger files and have it installed locally.
Cinematic libraries are filled with content that is either focusing on an individual instrument, supporting in the back sounds or a complete orchestra or section. Scoring Guitars 2 is an atmospheric collection of inspiring beats, multiple pads, cinematic phrases, and ambient beds and drones. If I have to reduce the content to two main elements, it would be excellent sounding phrases and exceptional good underscore material that assembles strongly in many genres and music styles.
Sound quality is as exceptional good as the first version of this library. Like with the first version I did sit down and played through the phrases to relax and have fun. The drones are what you need for the current taste of the industry and the demand of customers in the film business. The included pads can be played which is very thoughtful of the producer to develop them in this way to further increase the use.
The used samples are of leading quality as you would expect from Heavyocity including:
- 71 Complex Pads
- 50 Ambient Beds and Drones
- 164 Melodic Pulses and Phrases (wet & dry)
- 88 Rhythmic Pedals (wet & dry)
- 12 Performance Palettes
- 3 Xtra Playable instruments
There are different GRAVITY Packs available, with this release two for Guitar.
- GRAVITY Pack 1 – Natural Forces
- GRAVITY Pack 2 – Vocalise
- GRAVITY Pack 3 – Scoring Guitars
- GRAVITY Pack 4 – Vocalise 2
- GRAVITY Pack 5 – Scoring Guitars 2
If you like the content of Scoring Guitars 2 you should also look at the remaining ones, Natural Forces library is often overlooked while it provides excellent and unique content.
Combining two or more packs results in a great sounding pad, if you have more than one pack give that a try (see image below).
For many of the content, you receive the dry material which you can process with third-party tools plus the so-called wet versions which the company produced with British and US amps and cabs. Beside the processed content, I did build some unique sounds when I did take both the dry and wet sounds through effects plugins to easily created unheard vibes.
User interface & Usability
The UI is when you know any modern Heavyocity Kontakt library familiar, for someone who starts with her or his first Heavyocity you will be able to find your way around quickly and be focusing on the tone and results.
Rating: Five out of five stars
Scoring Guitars 2 is a must buy if you are in need for Guitar Phrases and underscore. This is a sharply produced and inspiring Kontakt Library for many of your music productions. The phrases and other content included is unique and packed with inspirational sound aesthetics. The included guitars content is highly cinematic usable and should not be missed out – I completely loved it.