A new frontier in hybrid film, game, and television scoring
Recorded at the famous Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, NOVO is a world class, deeply sampled orchestral strings instrument, but that’s where its similarities to other orchestral VI’s end. Beyond the almost 40GB of fully customizable sound designed string samples, NOVO enables composers to tweak, process, layer, and sequence like no virtual instrument ever has before. Imagine the possibility of fusing superior orchestral strings with Heavyocity’s signature sound design.
Simply put, there has never been a cinematic strings instrument quite like NOVO: MODERN STRINGS, and in all likelihood, there probably never will be again
38 GB uncompressed (25 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
6 Traditional Sections (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, High Ensemble, Low Ensemble)
Intuitive Sample Browser
CYCLE page for advanced granular & rhythmic playback
MACRO knob for dynamic multi-parameter control
Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
At its core, NOVO is a sonically superior orchestral string library. Featuring full orchestral violin, viola, cello, and bass ensembles, NOVO delivers the sought-after string sound of famed composers like Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. The Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. is in and of itself a Hollywood legend - where classics like the thrilling theme from Jaws and the driving strings from Mad Max: Fury Road, were captured in stunning detail.
Combined with performances from the finest players in Los Angeles (Cinematic Scoring Group), and collaboration with acclaimed Film Score Mixer Satoshi Mark Noguchi (Lion, Midnight Special), and you have the makings of a string instrument that sets new standards for beauty, lushness, and aggression.
And with NOVO´s unparalleled sound also comes unparalleled control. For the first time in a string VI, NOVO features auto down-and-up bowing for the most natural-sounding staccato and spiccato string performances you´ve ever heard. With close, room, and hall mic positions and a core set of key articulations.
Since releasing Evolve in 2008, Heavyocity has built their reputation on equipping the modern composer with cutting-edge hybrid cinematic scoring elements. NOVO takes that ethos to the next level. Armed with the sonic potential of a 50-piece orchestra, Heavyocity employed their signature sound-design techniques: tweaking, processing, mangling and mashing up these pristine sources into the most inspired, most dynamic, and most evocative elements they´ve ever created.
Add in the functionalities of the innovative NOVO engine, and the cinematic composer now has access to the most dynamic sound-shaping functionality a strings instrument has ever offered. Simply put, NOVO is Modern Strings
NOVO delivers a vast library that sounds great right ´out-of-the-box´, but what truly gives NOVO its power is the level of control and sound manipulation provided by the interface. Enter CYCLE, a brand new dynamic playback engine from Heavyocity. The product of years of in-house development, CYCLE boasts a set of controls that can quickly create rhythmic pulses, swells, stutters, and glitch effects, as well as effectual granular-style pads for ambient drones and textures.
CYCLE can be used to add subtle motion to a sustained pad, or to complete transform a sound into glitchy mayhem. Long, evolving sequences can be crafted by chaining up to eight patterns together. The possibilities for sound design with CYCLE are virtually limitless; proceed with caution.
With the multitude of sound-shaping controls available in NOVO, wouldn´t it be nice to consolidate them all into one, assignable knob? We thought so too. Introducing MACRO CONTROL, the front-and-centre control knob for the String Designer and Loop Designer. It can be assigned to control multiple parameters across each channel including volume, pan, EQ, envelope and various effects.
Using the MACRO sequencer, you can program swells, stutters, and sequenced effects for subtly evolving timbres or frenetic, aggressive modulation. Each preset comes with a unique set of MACRO knob assignments, allowing you to instantly alter each sound to your specific needs.
It is Heavyocity´s mission to deliver world-class production-ready sound sources to enable workflow and enhance creativitiy. The LOOP DESIGNER is the epitome of that mission. Packed with over 400 loops laid out across three individual channels, the LOOP DESIGNER enables efficient sketching and cue-building for the deadline-driven composer.
Craft complex rhythms, multi-layered motifs, and ambient textures with ease, using NOVO´s unparalleled string and hybrid sound sources. Looking for more control? Mold and shape each unique loop channel with independent control over volume, pan, tuning and start point. If you´re looking for instant inspiration for your cinematic composition, or a great place to start writing cues, NOVO´s cutting edge LOOP DESIGNER is the solution.
1. Departure - Ari Winters (NOVO Only)
2. The Falls - Ari Winters (NOVO Only)
3. A Minds Journey - Neil Goldberg (NOVO, AEON)
4. Shadows of Destiny - Dave Fraser (NOVO, Gravity, DM307)
5. New Again - Neil Goldberg (NOVO, Damage, MS, Gravity)
6. Crooked Beauty - Dave Fraser (NOVO, AEON)
7. A Minds Journey - Neil Goldberg (NOVO Only)
8. Shadows of Destiny - Dave Fraser (NOVO Only)
9. Crooked Beauty - Dave Fraser (NOVO Only)
10. New Again - Neil Goldberg (NOVO Only)
"A thoroughly up-to-date strings library that offers the best of multisample, loop and hybrid synth-like sound-design practice. If you can´t make classy sounding string and pad arrangements with this then you´re just not trying!" - Sound on Sound
"I´m pretty blown away by this. It´s extremely powerful. It sounds fantastic. [...] An inspiring and awesome instrument." - samplelibraryreview.com
Requires free Kontakt Player 5.6.6 or later
OSX 10.10 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM
Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM