From pristine and expressive to dark and aggressive, AEON Rhythmic delivers 400+ presets of pure inspiration, melding super-fat analog synths with expressive organic instruments into a breathtaking electro-organic collection of cutting edge loops.
This unique collection combines traditional, ethnic, and orchestral instruments with searing synths and edgy samples, all created with Heavyocity´s signature quality.
Twist, Punish, Effect
Globally affect the preset with one of the 4 Master FX (Delay, Mod, Drive, and Convolution). You have control over four effect-specific parameters (like effect amount, rate, size, or depth).
Dial in the aggression with the signature “Punish” Knob, a combination of saturation, distortion, and compression. Or, modulate the shape of the sound with the new “Twist” knob.
Master Your Sound
AEON’S user interface was designed FOR composers and sound designers BY composers and sound designers, providing simple, intuitive ways to alter the sounds without leaving the interface.
Similar to DAMAGE, three levels of effects are intrinsically bound to the Melodic and Rhythmic Components — apply effects globally, engage the Advanced Trigger-FX, or tweak individual sounds.
The sound of AEON comes from a combination of deeply sampled Organic Instruments, Racks of Analog Modular Synths, and an advance arsenal of FX all housed in the Kontakt 5 Player Engine. Loops are presented as both menu-style suites and single loops with ‘MIDI Drag and Drop’ capability. Create instant melodic grooves by layering individual loops from the menus, or recompose a loop by re-arranging the slices using the single loops.
AEON Rhythmic offers 315+ carefully sculpted melodic loops arranged into 3 main categories: Menu Suites, Single Loops, and Three Loop Combos for quick and easy melodic development. The Menu Suites provide 63 loops intelligently mapped across the keyboard, ranging from low to high timbres. You can easily change the tonal center by using the tuning keyswitches found at the bottom of the keyrange.
The Single Loop presets provide detailed control over individual loops. Tweak the level, pan and tuning for each slice, or quickly import the midi data into your DAW with the simple “MIDI To Host”.
Sculpt your tone with per loop Tune, Pan, Level, and EQs or add sizzle and punch with the 4-band Master EQ.
AEON Rhythmic´s all-new Loop Mutator™ allows you to re-compose and re-imagine 300+ loops with spectacular results. You have full control over step amount, time signature, note subdivision (straight or triplet), individual note duration, Loop/Slice selection, and velocity. There are also controls for glide, octave randomizing, and playback type (chord, pairs, etc).
Eight fully customizable and linkable patterns per preset allow you to create complex melodic grooves and sequences (up to 128 steps) of full melodic loops (in Menu Suites). Or activate the Loop Mutator with a Single Loop preset to quickly re-compose or change the timing of any loop. Use any of AEON´s tonal loops as they are or turn on the Loop Mutator™ and create unique sequences that are completely your own.
Three levels of effects are intrinsically bound to the presets - apply effects globally, trigger performance effects, or tweak individual sounds.
Master Effects control distortion, reverb, delay, and modulation.
The Advanced Trigger FX (pictured here) are switchable real-time effects with incredible scope for intuitive, creative sound-tweaking. Control the attack and decay of each triggered effect, or turn on the sequence, and modulate the effect in time.
The Punish and Twist knobs preside over everything, adding signature drive and character.
The sound of Aeon
Over the course of two years, Heavyocity captured in-depth recordings of a wide array of instruments. Over 10,000 samples were recorded at 48 kHz, 24-bit in world class studios. Instruments ranging from Tuned Cowbells and Upright Bass to pristine Crotales and Harps provide you with a vast range of timbres at your fingertips
AEON provides a vast range of sampled material including a number of unique ensembles. Performed in unison, these ensembles were made up of instruments like Tuned Dinner Bells, Stringed Oil Cans, and Plucked Guitar.
Pure Analog Synth
For AEON, Heavyocity captured true analog fatness from a combination of modular analog synth rigs. Carefully crafted, tuned, and tracked, these sounds range from serene to horrifically aggressive.
Computer Music, Performance Award
MusicTech Magazine, Choice
Delamar, 5 stars
SoundAndGear, 5 Subs
Arcade Fire, Depeche Mode, DJ Shadow, Metallica, Mixer/Engineer for Bjork, The Killers, The Prodigy, Trust
"AEON is a welcome addition to my studio´s sound library. There´s a really nice organic essence to the sounds, plus the tweakability of the interface gives even more scope to do something different "
"Clash of the Titans", "Fright Night", "Game of Thrones", "Iron Man"
"Heavyocity continues to offer the most innovative and dynamic sounds. Both AEON Rhythmic and AEON Melodic are creative, inspiring, and will provide a unique sound to any music project."
"Command and Conquer", "Dead Space", "F.E.A.R."
"I really love the multi-sampled organic patches - truly original sounds that inspire new ideas with a few notes. Seriously, though…you guys are making it WAY TOO EASY to sound like a synth programming maestro. Aeon is so tweakable and easy to make your own. And man, what a sound! I´ve never heard synths that sit so well in my mixes without touching a thing - full and fat without taking up too much space. I hate that it´s getting released to the public…can´t we keep this one between us?"
"Battleship", "Desperate Housewives", "Gangster Squad", "Transformers", "Transformers" (3 films)
"I knew in about two minutes that Aeon would be welcomed with open arms into my studio. "This thing is awesome!" was the initial reaction. The sounds are really well done, very creative and very useful. And I love the super clean interface. You can easily tweak the sounds and mold them into what you need, without getting lost in a sea of pages and menus. It´s all very accessible and integrates right into the workflow. Thank you team Heavyocity."
"Galaxy Quest", "Ice Age", "Serenity", "The Sandlot"
"I love the Aeon Melodic library, and it´s so easy to use and program. When I am writing I just want stuff to "work". "Advanced Performance Options" allow me to explore very contemporary soundscapes which is great in augmenting live musicians and orchestra. I love how easy it is to use. The sounds seem to fit seamlessly into my orchestrations. Great Work!!"
"The Warrior´s Way", Oscar-Nominated Composer
"AEON does to melody and harmony what Evolve and DAMAGE did to percussion, loops and fx. It provides a great repertoire of sounds and sequences for scoring, using a clear and clever interface and the right tools to bring life to your track. The quality is outstanding, the choices are always edgy and perfectly contemporary. I hope it will be followed by more products like this one. The more you will use it the more you will love it..."
This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!
The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.
- macOS 10.13-11 (newest update)
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Windows 7-10
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
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