Producer and clinician Joshua Casper shows us round the awesome NOVO modern strings Kontakt instrument from Heavyocity, and then delves in the Loop designer section to show off it’s sound design capabilities.
About NOVO Modern Strings
Heavyocity had one goal in mind when they set out to create NOVO: “make strings new again.” Recorded at the famous Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, of course 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; it’s a new frontier in hybrid film, game, and television scoring. Simply put, there has never been a cinematic strings instrument quite like NOVO. And in all likelihood, there probably never will be.
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 (Cinema 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.
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