So if you don’t know by now, Heavyocity recently released a new product…you know I had to check it out.
So let’s just get right into it!
What is AEON?
This a a huge, brand new library that covers synths, ethnic, orchestral, cinematic, sound design, and rhythmic elements.
Unlike DAMAGE which is specific to percussive impacts and kits, or Evolve which was more geared towards sound design and atmospheric soundscapes, AEON covers a much larger range of sounds, so much so, that it’s broken up into two separate collections.
There is a melodic collection, where you get access to all the playable instruments, synths, hits, and fx.
Then there is a rhythmic collection which gives you a large pool of looped rhythmic phrases and riffs that you can manipulate, twist, tweak, and re-purpose.
Today I’m looking at the collection as a whole, which includes both the melodic and rhythmic components.
- content: 14gb, 725+ kontakt instruments
- format: Kontakt 5 Player, Kontakt 5
- price: $399 Collection ($299 melodic, $199 rhythmic)
- website: http://www.heavyocity.com/product/aeon-collection/
So how does it sound?
Man, it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Heavyocity, and I was eager to see what they were going to do with this product.
The sound quality is on point, but what I really loved about this library is the diversity, they give you traditional organic instruments that sound good, then they give you the cinematic sound design stuff we love from them…which also sounds good.
Then, as if that weren’t enough, they give you great sound synths and rhythmic melodic phrases.
I also love what you can do with the fx very quickly, they sound good, but more importantly they work well within the context of the instrument.
So no matter if you’re looking for a nice ambient piano or a raw, multi layered hit, you can definitely find it in AEON.
So what’s the bottom line?
Well, if you haven’t watched the video by now I suggest you do, and I’m sure you’ll see what I see.
I give the AEON collection 5 out of 5 subs, it’s a very well put together product with a gorgeous interface and inspiring sound to match.
I really like the fact that they allow you to get either collection you wish, so that if you’re more in need of some rhythmic elements, you can just get that without getting all the melodic parts, or maybe it’s the other way around for you and you need more melodic instruments than rhythmic phrases…go for it!
I was also surprised by the rhythmic library, I expected more sounds and loops along the lines of DAMAGE, but that’s not what it is. Sure there are some percussive elements in there but it’s really a lot of melodic riffs, phrases, and sequence loops ready to be mangled and manipulated.
Of course you should go over to their website and checkout all of their video tutorials and demos as they have quite a few up, let them know I sent ya! http://www.heavyocity.com/product/aeon-collection/
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think