Damage 2 combines a collection of organic ensembles recorded at Skywalker Sound with "Damaged" hybrid elements, and over 860 Loops. It features three discrete engines with unique workflows (Ensemble Designer, Kit Designer, and Loop Designer). Add in the MIDI Performance Tool for creating realistic patterns, rolls, crescendos, and flourishes, Damage 2 "marks the beginning of the next generation of percussion virtual instruments", says Heavyocity.
With over 40,000 samples, Damage 2 delivers nearly 60 GB of pure percussion. The Heavyocity team brought in truckloads of drums and percussive elements for the D2 Sessions; an arsenal of 24" to 72" gran casas, 24" to 60" Taikos, bass drums, giant snare ensembles, toms, ethnic drums, and myriad found sound elements. They even struck and sampled a dumpster on the scoring stage at Skywalker Sound. Now, these nearly-1600 sources have been placed into the hands of artists, composers, producers, and sound designers -- with five discrete mic channels (Close, Room, Hall, LFE, and CRUSH), and a highly-customizable performance and effects engine.
As a "powered-by-Kontakt" instrument Damage 2 offers all playback and sound-shaping functionality through the full version of Kontakt 6.2.2 or the free Kontakt 6 Player.
Intro Price: $299 until August 27, 2020 (Reg. $399).
Price for Damage 1 Owners: $199 (with serial).
Now available at Heavyocity.com/Damage-2