Heavyocity Media, a renowned name in the music industry, has release of its latest product, Damage Guitars & Damage Rock Grooves.
This explosive collection of expertly-crafted, heavy guitar tones, face-melting riffs, lush, clean guitars, and flawless performances is set to revolutionize your music production process. Bursting with rhythm and energy, Damage Guitars is ready to kickstart your cue and unlock your inner guitar god.
Introduction to Damaged Guitars
As soon as you lay your fingers on the strings of a guitar, you’re transported into another dimension. The power of heavy riffs infuses your soul and sparks an exhilarating energy that culminates in a symphony of sound. This is the essence of Heaviosity’s Damaged Guitars.
With its deeply sampled cinematic playables, this instrument library is a force to be reckoned with. But it’s not just the final product that’s impressive; it’s the meticulous process behind writing, recording and producing this library that sets it apart.
The team at Heaviosity knew they had to go above and beyond to create an instrument library that would truly capture the essence of heavy metal guitars. They started by curating a collection of legendary guitars, amps, pedals and studio gear to ensure each riff was as aggressive as possible.
But it wasn’t just about having the right equipment – every detail had to be perfect. From mic placement to effects processing, every step in the recording process was carefully thought out and executed with precision.
And then there were the riffs themselves – each one crafted with passion and dedication. The heavy guitar riffs are truly the crown jewels of Damaged Guitars, reflecting the anatomy of heavy guitars with three keys: Drop D, Drop A and low F sharp.
But there’s more than just heavy riffs in this library. The clean side of Damaged Guitars showcases looped musical progressions paying homage to lush clean guitars. These loops are made up of two layers – a clean guitar layer sounding pristine and lightly affected along with a clean effects layer made up rich signal processing like delay, reverb and granular processes.
To seamlessly transition between these elements there are bass guitar loops matched specifically for each heavy guitar riff creating that characteristic wall-of-sound found in hard-hitting metal tracks. Plus, transitional elements like guitar slides, squeals or pinch harmonics as well as beefy aggressive bass transitions.
Navigating Damaged Guitars is made easier with Heaviosity’s intuitive structure called snapshots. This splits presets into two main categories: single instrument menus featuring only guitars or only bass sounds or combos where matching guitar and bass banks have already been programmed for you. Plus, multi-sampled round-robin playable guitar textures with cinematic nuance and larger-than-life feel to add instant color to your track.
In conclusion, Damaged Guitars is more than just an instrument library – it’s a testament to the power of heavy metal guitars. The careful curation of equipment and attention to detail in the recording process ensures that each riff is as aggressive as possible. With its clean loops, bass guitar transitions and intuitive structure for navigating sounds, this library has everything a musician needs to create their own epic soundscapes.
A Symphony of Legendary Guitars
Drawing from Heavyocity Co-Founder Neil Goldberg’s extensive background as a former touring metal guitarist, Damage Guitars is a testament to his diverse and impressive collection of legendary electric guitars. The lineup includes “custom shop” Gibson, PRS, Fender, Jackson, and Ernie Ball. These guitars have been processed and sculpted with an eclectic lineup of guitar pedals, and fed through five iconic tube amplifiers to guarantee a tone, vibe, and attitude that is true production-ready quality.
Damage Guitars is not just a product; it’s a symphony of legendary guitars, each contributing its unique voice to the ensemble. This symphony is the brainchild of Heavyocity Co-Founder Neil Goldberg, a former touring metal guitarist with an extensive background in the music industry. His passion for music and deep understanding of the nuances of guitar tones have been instrumental in creating Damage Guitars.
The collection includes guitars from some of the most respected names in the industry, including “custom shop” Gibson, PRS, Fender, Jackson, and Ernie Ball. Each of these guitars has its own unique sound and character, contributing to the rich and diverse palette of tones available in Damage Guitars.
But the magic doesn’t stop at the selection of guitars. Each guitar has been processed and sculpted with an eclectic lineup of guitar pedals, adding another layer of complexity and versatility to the sounds. From distortion and overdrive to delay and reverb, these effects pedals allow for a wide range of tonal shaping, further enhancing the sonic capabilities of the guitars.
To ensure the highest sound quality, these processed guitar tones were fed through five iconic tube amplifiers. These amplifiers, known for their warm, rich tones and dynamic response, add depth and dimension to the sound, creating a tone, vibe, and attitude that is true production-ready quality.
The result is a symphony of legendary guitars, each with its own voice, yet all working together to create a versatile and powerful tool for music producers. Whether you’re looking for heavy, face-melting riffs, lush clean tones, or anything in between, Damage Guitars has you covered. It’s not just a collection of guitar sounds; it’s a symphony of legendary guitars, ready to bring your music to life.
Supercharged Signal Chain
After each instrument had been pristinely recorded, they were further processed with Heavyocity’s supercharged signal chain, delivering a massive dose of guitar wizardry. To elevate this already stellar collection, the Heavyocity team meticulously recorded bass tracks that perfectly match each guitar riff, providing score-ready bass tones that further intensify the force of these driving riffs.
The signal chain is the heart of any audio processing setup, and in the case of Damage Guitars, it’s supercharged to deliver a massive dose of guitar wizardry. This is where the raw sounds of the legendary guitars are transformed into the powerful, production-ready tones that Damage Guitars is known for.
After each instrument had been pristinely recorded, they were further processed with Heavyocity’s supercharged signal chain. This involves a series of carefully selected and meticulously configured audio processing tools and techniques that enhance, shape, and sculpt the raw guitar sounds into their final form.
The signal chain includes a range of effects, from dynamic processors like compressors and limiters that control the volume and sustain of the guitar tones, to equalizers that shape the tonal balance and bring out the best in each guitar. It also includes a variety of time-based effects like reverb and delay, which add depth and dimension to the sound, creating a sense of space and ambiance.
But the supercharging doesn’t stop there. To elevate this already stellar collection, the Heavyocity team meticulously recorded bass tracks that perfectly match each guitar riff. These bass tracks are not just simple low-frequency additions; they are carefully crafted to complement the guitar tones, enhancing the overall sound and adding a powerful low-end punch. This provides score-ready bass tones that further intensify the force of these driving riffs.
The result is a supercharged signal chain that transforms the raw sounds of legendary guitars into a powerful and versatile collection of guitar tones. Whether you’re looking for heavy, face-melting riffs, lush clean tones, or anything in between, the supercharged signal chain of Damage Guitars delivers, bringing a new level of power, precision, and efficiency to your music production process.
A Powerful, Intuitive Engine
With over 1200 sources, all housed in a powerful, intuitive engine, Damage Guitars covers the gamut. It offers a groundbreaking array of ferocious riffs, sparkling clean tones, and exciting transitional elements, in a playable, intuitive, and flexible format brought right to your fingertips.
Navigating Snapshots & Playable Guitar Textures
As we continue our exploration of Heavyocity’s Damaged Guitars, we come across an intuitive structure called snapshots that splits presets into two main categories. The first category features single instrument menus that include only guitars or only bass sounds. The second category is combos where matching guitar and bass banks have already been programmed for you.
Snapshots make it easy to navigate through the impressive number of sounds that Damaged Guitars has to offer. With just a few clicks, you can find the perfect sound for your track, whether you’re looking for something gritty and distorted or smooth and clean.
Beyond the presets, Damaged Guitars also includes multi-sampled round-robin playable guitar textures with cinematic nuance and larger-than-life feel. These textures are designed to add instant color to your track and can be used in conjunction with other sounds in the library or as standalone elements.
One of the standout features of Damaged Guitars is its attention to detail when it comes to capturing the nuances of playing a real guitar. The playable guitar textures are no exception. Each note has been recorded at multiple velocities and round-robin variations, ensuring a natural and dynamic performance every time.
But what exactly are round-robin variations? Imagine playing the same note on a guitar multiple times in slightly different ways – each hit will have its own unique characteristics due to factors like finger placement, pick angle, and string tension. Round-robin sampling captures this variation by recording multiple versions of each note, ensuring that when you play back a phrase using Damaged Guitars’ playable textures, it will sound as if it was played by a real guitarist rather than a computer program.
In addition to snap-shots and playable textures, Damaged Guitars also includes other useful tools like keyswitches which allow you to switch between different articulations on the fly. For example, you could switch between palm-muted power chords and open strummed chords with just the press of a button.
Overall, navigating through Damaged Guitars can be an overwhelming experience due to the sheer number of sounds and features it offers. But with snapshot menus, multi-sampled playable textures, and other handy tools like keyswitches, it’s never been easier to find the perfect sound for your track.
In conclusion, Heavyocity’s Damaged Guitars is a versatile and powerful tool for any producer or composer looking to add some serious rock energy to their tracks. With its meticulous attention to detail and innovative features like snapshots and playable textures, it’s no wonder why this library has become a go-to source for heavy guitar sounds in the music industry.
Damage Rock Grooves: The Perfect Counterpart
In addition to Damage Guitars, Heavyocity is also releasing Damage Rock Grooves, a sister product designed to complement all of the heavy guitar riffs and driving bass lines. It contains over 750 production-ready drum loops, organized in the following categories: Clean Grooves, Heavy Grooves, and Damage Guitar Grooves. These loops can be combined, stacked, and modified to bring your creative vision to life.
Damage Guitars and Rock Grooves: The Perfect Match
In music production, the rhythm section is the backbone of any track. Understanding this, Heavyocity has released Damage Rock Grooves, a sister product to Damage Guitars, designed to complement the heavy guitar riffs and driving bass lines that Damage Guitars is known for.
Organized and Curated Grooves
Damage Rock Grooves features a collection of dynamic, hard-hitting drum loops. For ease of use, these loops have been organized into two main categories: Heavy Grooves and Clean Grooves. This allows you to quickly find the perfect groove to match the mood and intensity of your track.
In addition to these categories, a set of snapshots, the Damage Grooves, have been curated to mirror the bank names in Damage Guitars. This means that for each riff in Damage Guitars, there’s a corresponding drum groove in Damage Rock Grooves, making creating a cohesive and powerful track easy.
Stemmed Loops for Maximum Flexibility
Each loop in Damage Rock Grooves was produced as a full mix, with additional breakout layers featuring Low, Mid, and High stems. This stemmed approach allows for easy mixing and matching between different grooves, giving you the flexibility to create your own unique sound. You can use the full mix for a quick and easy drum track, or dive into the stems to craft a custom groove that perfectly fits your track.
The Power of the Damage Drum Kit
The drum sounds in Damage Rock Grooves come from the naturally explosive sounds of the Damage Drum Kit. This kit was chosen to achieve the power and intensity necessary for energized rock grooves. The result is production-ready drum grooves that deliver a thunderous punch and unbridled aggression, perfectly complementing the heavy guitar riffs and driving bass lines of Damage Guitars.
In conclusion, Damage Rock Grooves is more than just a collection of drum loops. It’s a carefully curated and meticulously organized tool that perfectly complements Damage Guitars, providing the rhythmic backbone for your tracks and helping you unleash your creative potential.
The Heavy Guitar Riffs
As the name suggests, Damaged Guitars by Heaviosity is about unleashing heavy riffs’ power. In this chapter, we will explore the crown jewels of this instrument library – the heavy guitar riffs. These riffs have been carefully curated using a collection of legendary guitars, amps, pedals, and studio gear to deliver the most aggressive library of metal guitars.
The meticulous process behind writing, recording and producing this instrument library has resulted in an unparalleled sound that is sure to elevate any metal track. The heavy guitar riffs were recorded in three keys (Drop D, Drop A and low F sharp) reflecting heavy guitars’ anatomy. This attention to detail ensures that each riff resonates with a distinct tone that captures the essence of metal music.
What sets Damaged Guitars apart from other guitar libraries is its ability to create an authentic wall of sound found in hard-hitting heavy metal tracks. This is achieved through bass guitar loops that match each heavy guitar riff so you can effortlessly recreate that characteristic sound.
Additionally, transitional elements like guitar slides, squeals or pinch harmonics are added for an added punch and aggression. These beefy aggressive bass transitions take your tracks up a notch by providing seamless segues between different sections.
The Heavy Guitar Riffs chapter also covers how these riffs are packaged within Heaviosity’s intuitive structure called snapshots. Snapshots split presets into two main categories: single instrument menus featuring only guitars or only bass sounds or combos where matching guitar and bass banks have already been programmed for you.
This makes it easy for producers to quickly navigate through the different sounds available in Damaged Guitars without having to spend hours programming their own patches from scratch. The cherry on top are multi-sampled round-robin playable guitar textures with cinematic nuance and larger-than-life feel to add instant color to your track.
In conclusion, the Heavy Guitar Riffs chapter of Damaged Guitars by Heaviosity is a must-read for anyone looking to create authentic metal music. The careful curation of legendary guitars, amps, pedals and studio gear combined with the meticulous recording process has resulted in an unparalleled sound that is sure to elevate any metal track. The bass loops and transitional elements also add an extra layer of aggression and punch to your tracks while the intuitive structure makes it easy to navigate through different sounds. Get ready to unleash your inner metal god with Damaged Guitars.
The Clean Guitars
As we dive into the of “Damaged Guitars,” we shift our focus towards the cleaner side of this instrument library. We’re talking about the looped musical progressions that pay homage to lush clean guitars, creating soundscapes that are both emotive and atmospheric. These loops are made up of two layers – a clean guitar layer that sounds pristine and lightly affected, along with a clean effects layer made up of rich signal processing like delay, reverb, and granular processes.
Heavyocity used a meticulous process that involved recording multiple passes of each guitar part to create these unique sounds. This allowed the team to capture every nuance in detail and deliver an authentic sound that is rich in texture and tonality. The result is an impressive collection of loops that can add depth and dimension to any track.
The clean guitars in Damaged Guitars offer versatility for producers across various genres, from metal to indie rock. The loops come in different keys ranging from major to minor so you can easily find one that fits your needs. They also feature different tempos allowing you to create expressive melodies or ethereal soundscapes.
One notable feature of Damaged Guitars’ clean guitar loops is their ability to blend seamlessly with other parts of the library like heavy riffs or bass loops. This means you can easily mix and match elements from different categories without worrying about compatibility issues.
The clean effects layer is another standout feature in this section. It adds depth and atmosphere by providing a range of signal processing options like granular effects, reverb tails, swirls, swells, etc., which allow for endless creative possibilities when it comes to writing music.
If you’re looking for inspiration or want to add something new to your arsenal as a producer or composer, then look no further than Damaged Guitars’ looped progressions featuring lush clean guitars. They are a must-have for anyone looking to create emotive and atmospheric soundscapes.
This chapter has explored the clean side of Damaged Guitars’ looped progressions that add depth and dimension to any track. The loops are made up of two layers, a clean guitar layer, and a clean effects layer, which offer versatility and endless creative possibilities. This section is an excellent example of how Heavyocity’s meticulous recording process can deliver authentic sounds that resonate with producers across various genres.
Bass Loops & Transitional Elements
As we dive deeper into the world of Heaviosity’s Damaged Guitars, we can’t ignore the importance of bass guitar loops and transitional elements. These are the components that give a track its backbone and elevate it to the next level.
The bass guitar loops in Damaged Guitars have been carefully crafted to match each heavy guitar riff, giving you the ability to create that characteristic wall of sound found in hard-hitting metal tracks. With a collection of legendary bass guitars, amps and pedals, as well as state-of-the-art studio gear, these loops deliver an aggressive yet controlled low-end that will make your speakers rumble.
But it’s not just about matching riffs – Damaged Guitars also provides transitional elements like guitar slides, squeals or pinch harmonics. These seemingly small details can make all the difference in creating a seamless transition between sections or adding that extra bit of flair to your track. And let’s not forget about those beefy aggressive bass transitions – they’re the perfect way to add some extra punch and energy when you need it most.
Navigating through all these options is made easy thanks to Heaviosity’s intuitive structure called snapshots. Single instrument menus featuring only guitars or only bass sounds are available alongside combos where matching guitar and bass banks have already been programmed for you.
But there’s more than just loops and transitions – Damaged Guitars also includes multi-sampled round-robin playable guitar textures with cinematic nuance and larger-than-life feel. These textures add instant color to your track and can be used as standalone instruments or layered with other sounds for added depth.
When it comes down to it, having high-quality bass loops and transitional elements is crucial for creating a powerful metal track. But what sets Damaged Guitars apart is its attention to detail – every aspect has been meticulously curated with legendary gear, expert recording techniques, and a deep understanding of what makes metal music great.
So whether you’re looking to create bone-crushing riffs or smooth, clean progressions, Damaged Guitars has you covered. With its versatile selection of bass loops and transitional elements, you’ll have everything you need to take your metal tracks to the next level.
Using Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves for Scoring to Picture and Composing Trailer Scores
As a composer, scoring to picture or composing trailer scores requires a unique blend of creativity, technical skill, and a deep understanding of the emotional narrative you’re trying to convey. With Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves, you have a powerful toolkit to help you achieve this.
Scoring to Picture
When scoring to picture, the music needs to enhance the emotional impact of the visuals, and the versatility of Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves makes them ideal for this task.
- Setting the Tone: Use the heavy guitar riffs and driving bass lines from Damage Guitars to set the tone for intense, action-packed scenes. The heavy grooves from Damage Rock Grooves can add a rhythmic backbone that drives the action forward.
- Creating Atmosphere: For quieter, more emotional scenes, the clean guitar tones and clean grooves can create a more subtle, atmospheric backdrop that supports the emotional narrative without overpowering it.
- Transitions and Effects: Use the transitional elements and effects in Damage Guitars to smoothly transition between different scenes or to highlight key moments in the narrative.
Composing Trailer Scores
When composing trailer scores, the goal is to create a piece of music that builds anticipation and excitement for the audience. Here’s how Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves can help:
- Creating a Sense of Anticipation: Start with the clean guitar tones and clean grooves to create a sense of anticipation. As the trailer progresses, gradually introduce heavier riffs and grooves to increase the intensity.
- Highlighting Key Moments: Use the heavy guitar riffs and driving bass lines from Damage Guitars to highlight key moments in the trailer. The heavy grooves from Damage Rock Grooves can add a rhythmic intensity that underscores these moments.
- Building to a Climax: As the trailer reaches its climax, bring in the heaviest riffs and grooves to create a sense of maximum intensity. Then, use the transitional elements and effects to smoothly transition to the end of the trailer.
In conclusion, Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves offer a versatile and powerful toolkit for composers scoring to picture or composing trailer scores. By understanding the emotional narrative you’re trying to convey and using the tools at your disposal effectively, you can create scores that enhance the visual narrative and captivate your audience.
Limited Time Offer
Heavyocity is offering Damage Guitars for a limited time for $199 (reg. $249). In addition, owners of any one Heavyocity Kontakt Instrument will get an additional $20 off with serial (FOUNDATIONS, FURY, PUNISH, and Reaktor products do not qualify for the additional savings). Damage Rock Grooves will be available for $39 (reg. $49) but will come FREE with the purchase of Damage Guitars. All offers end May 31, 2023.
Powered by Kontakt
As “powered-by-Kontakt” instruments, Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves offer all playback and sound-shaping functionality through the latest Kontakt 6 or the free Kontakt 6 Player version.
Unleash your sonic potential with Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves, and experience the virtuosic performance of a seasoned guitarist directly in your tracks.
After thoroughly exploring Heavyocity’s Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves, it’s clear that these tools offer a powerful and versatile solution for composers. Whether scoring to picture, composing trailer scores, or simply looking to add a new dimension to your music, these products deliver on all fronts.
- Versatility: With a wide array of heavy guitar riffs, clean tones, and transitional elements, Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves offer a versatile toolkit for any composer.
- Quality: The sound quality is exceptional, with legendary guitars processed through iconic tube amplifiers and a supercharged signal chain.
- Ease of Use: The intuitive engine and organized categories make these tools easy to use, even for those new to music production.
- Flexibility: The stemmed loops in Damage Rock Grooves allow for easy mixing and matching, providing the flexibility to create unique sounds.
- Value for Money: With the current promotional offer, Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves offer great value.
- Learning Curve: While the products are user-friendly, beginners might need some time to understand and utilize all the features entirely.
In conclusion, Damage Guitars and Damage Rock Grooves are a fantastic addition to any composer’s toolkit. They offer a unique blend of versatility, quality, and ease of use, making them a valuable asset for any music production project.
Despite a slight learning curve and system requirements, the pros far outweigh the cons, making these products a highly recommended investment for composers.
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