New York-based sample library developer Heavyocity just released another volume in their range of modern orchestral virtual instruments: FORZO Modern Brass. Following the successful concept of their Modern Strings range NOVO, FORZO is in essence three libraries in one: a powerful 26-piece orchestral brass section sampled with over 100 articulations, a hybrid engine that masterfully merges traditional brass and sound design and a loop designer that puts over 400 tempo-synced brass loops at your fingertips.
For the development of FORZO, Heavyocity’s acclaimed sound designers teamed up with award-winning composer Jason Graves (Dead Space, Tomb Raider, Until Dawn) and renowned Hollywood film score engineer Satoshi Marc Noguchi (Lion, Midnight Special, Lone Survivor). In order to capture a top-level sound, they went just where some of the best sounding Hollywood soundtracks are scored: the main soundstage of legendary Skywalker Sound Studios. With a virtuoso 26-piece brass band playing together at the same time and in the same room, the dream team captured over 25 GB of – as they put it – sheer brass power straight into the hands of the cinematic composer.
3 ENGINES IN 1
At the heart of FORZO lies a meticulously captured 26-piece brass orchestra composed of 12 french horns, 4 trumpets, 8 trombones and 2 tubas. Arranged into 5 sections including a full ensemble patch, the traditional brass engine provides you with both essential articulations like sustains, various shorts and swells as well as more experimental sounds like cluster bends and random flutters.
Known for their superior sound design techniques, Heavyocity took these traditional samples and put it through their infamous processing chain to create what they call a visceral hybrid orchestra, filled with a sonic energy unparalleled amongst other orchestral brass virtual instruments. FORZO’s 3-channel Hybrid Brass Designer allows you to blend, combine and morph various processed sound sources to create expansive and powerful hybrid sonic scapes.
FORZO’s comprehensive Loop Designer gives access to over 400 fully customizable loops that allow you to kickstart your cinematic arrangement and lay a solid sonic foundation.
FORZO is a virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments’ KONTAKT 5 engine and requires the free KONTAKT Player (version 5.8 or later) to run. It’s completely NKS-ready engines integrate seamlessly with any NI control surface. The 25 GB large FORZO Modern Brass is out now and available as direct download via Heavyocity’s online store. The instrument is currently on a release promo price and is offered for $399 (regular price: $549).
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