Heavyocity Media is releasing NOVO: Modern Strings, a new hybrid strings virtual instrument for Kontakt and Kontakt Player, on March 30, 2017.
Recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, NOVO is a deeply-sampled orchestral strings instrument. Beyond the almost 40GB of production-ready sound-designed string samples, NOVO enables composers to "tweak, process, layer, and sequence like no strings virtual instrument ever has before", say Heavyocity.
Featuring over 21,000 samples, 300+ Kontakt Snapshots, and 400+ loops, NOVO is not just another strings VI. First, it's an organic Strings Ensemble instrument. Then there's a Hybrid Cinematic instrument sourced from those string samples. And finally, there's an added Loop Designer for instant inspiration.
With NOVO, Heavyocity also introduces the new CYCLE engine. 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. Add subtle motion to a sustained pad, chain together long, evolving sequences, or completely transform a sound into glitchy mayhem. With independent controls over start, rate, and sample length -- CYCLE offers vast sound design and sample layering capability.
As a "powered-by-Kontakt" instrument, NOVO offers all playback and sound shaping functionality through the full version of Kontakt or the free Kontakt 5 Player.
Look out for pricing on release day - March 30, 2017.