“When is a piano not a piano? When Heavyocity rips it apart, builds a new instrument from its internals, then goes at it with a range of tools…
Though no strangers to audio brutalisation, cinematic sample library stalwart Heavyocity has taken things to the next level with Uncharted 88.
Tearing apart and re-moulding the internal organs of the piano into an impactful rhythmic instrument, Uncharted 88 is less ‘prepared’ piano and more ‘traumatised’ piano. It can deliver thunderous impacts, snarling scratches, evocative atmospheres and metallic force.
Leaning on the versatile engine and design aesthetic of Damage 2 (and flagged as an addition to the ‘Damage’ family), Uncharted 88’s three main sections grant the ability to perform, mix, shape and loop these unique, often startling sounds.
So, what we have here is a library and performance instrument the like of which we’ve not really encountered before.
Industrial and horror-angled sound designers will be delighted in these immaculately recorded sounds, but there’s also plenty here for those who might want to add resonant throbs, and punchy atmospheric undercurrents to their tracks.
This ain’t like no piano you’ve ever heard before, it’s a modified wrecking ball of power. With bone-shaking intensity, Uncharted 88’s sounds are ripe for the cinematically-inclined’s production libraries.” -MusicRadar