heavy is an online service to create interactive audio content. Upload Pure Data patches to your account, heavy then generates plugins that you can download and drop into your projects.
For more information see the documentation.
Create an account for free and start uploading your patches.
Coding knowledge is not necessary! We can automatically compile plugins for most platforms.
If you are more technically inclined, you can also download the generated source code for your patches and integrate them just about anywhere.
Very likely, the code heavy generates already supports windows, macos, linux, ios, android, web and other embedded systems. It's low-level enough that we can probably make it run in most places.
For sure! Signing up for a paid plan will let you make your patches private. The free open plan can only create public patches.
Absolutely. All communications with heavy takes place over secure HTTPS connections, the database is encrypted, and backups are made offsite. All data remains within the European Economic Area under the Data Protection Directive.
You may create as many patches as you want!
Personal accounts are for individuals.
You need a personal account in order to set up an organisation.
Organisation accounts have the same basic functionality and allow multiple members to be added for collaboration on shared patches and other features, such as copyright assignment, see below.
Seats only pertain to organisations. Each personal account (or member) can be assigned to one seat.
Yes. All code generated by heavy can be used for commercial purposes, even with a free account.
For organisation accounts the generated (patch-related) code will be assigned directly to the account owner, granting all rights without restriction.
For personal accounts the generated code requires public attribution as described below:
Copyright <YEAR> Enzien Audio, Ltd. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer. 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the phrase "powered by heavy", the heavy logo, and a hyperlink to https://enzienaudio.com, all in a visible form. 2.1 If the Application is distributed in a store system (for example, the Apple "App Store" or "Google Play"), the phrase "powered by heavy" shall be included in the app description or the copyright text as well as the in the app itself. The heavy logo shall also be visible in the app. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
We support payment by all major credit cards supported by Stripe.
The personal open account is free to create and doesn't require any payment information on sign up.
Paid plan subscriptions are all billed monthly beginning on the day of signup.
Yes! Switch plans, change the number of seats, or cancel at any time. You will be refunded a prorated amount according to the number of full days remaining in your billing period.
Patches will never be removed without your permission.
If you downgrade to the free open plan, or if your payment fails then private patches owned by your account will become frozen. This means they will remain accessible but no additional changes can me made to the content or settings.
The support package gives you rapid responses to questions and requests, access to new features and prioritised bug fixin'.
To get in touch email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the pro plan for organisations comes with dedicated support.
We will respond within two (UK) business days for organisation accounts with a pro plan.
Free online community support is available via GitHub Issues, though we do not make any guarantees on response time.