FORZO by Heavyocity Review
FORZO fits into the cinematic score to picture grand space and is on par with other libraries from leading companies publishing virtual instrument libraries in the cinematic and epic range. For professionals in the film scoring industry cinematic and epic brass has been an origin of force and power in the modern way to score to picture.
Heavyocity did send a review copy before the library was released to the market with no strings attached. I could play with the library for some weeks now.
You may ask yourself “Who is Heavyocity?” Heavyocity Media develops award-winning Virtual Instruments for the modern composer and sound designer. The instruments don’t contain the typical sounds that form the foundation of most composers’ setups. Heavyocity philosophy is simple: Provide cutting edge, inspiring instruments and sounds that supercharge creativity, formatting them in ways that enhance productivity. One of the main goals of Heavyocity is to provide those perfect “go-to” signature elements quickly and effectively.
FORZO requires Kontakt 5 (Player) ver 5.8 or later both on Windows and MAC. After ordering you can install the library through the continua download tool and when ready register the product through Native Access.
The top companies in the epic library space when it comes to cinematic instruments are Cinesamples, Heavyocity, SoundIron, the Metropolis product line from Orchestral Tools and Musical Sampling. I did not mention Spitfire as they are better suited in the softer space used for underscore and set a different mood or composing orchestral tracks, the brass instruments are not used usually for their Epic Cinematic tone.
FORZO by Heavyocity has two categories: Traditional and Evolved. The Brass designer is impressive (as in the string library NOVO). With NOVO the best use was more with the designer and less with the single instrument – this has changed with FORZO. This time the single instruments included in FORZO are exceptional for epic scores when you score to picture for film or trailer and games very usable as single instruments.
The traditional and available instruments brass section in FORZO includes:
- Horns (12)
- Horns Stopped (12)
- Trumpets (4)
- Tenor Trombones (4)
- Bass – Contra Trombones (4)
- Tubas (2)
- Full Ensemble
FORZO is a very flexible library you can produce soft dynamic tone, gigantic brass sounds, rhythmic moving impacting texture or mood defining underscore.