Heavyocity Media has announced the release of NOVO Essentials, a collection of core content curated from their virtual instrument.
Featuring deeply-sampled organic strings recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, NOVO Essentials contains the same three-engine functionality of the full NOVO instrument (Traditional Strings, Hybrid Strings, and String Loops), but with a more-streamlined content set for composers of all budgets and levels of experience.
The organic side of NOVO Essentials features a single Full Orchestra preset, with four core articulations (sustains, tremolos, staccatos, pizzicatos), and close, room, and hall mic positions, as well as a full mix channel. The hybrid String Designer features 40 new cinematic snapshots; content sourced from the organic string samples, and then processed and treated by the Heavyocity sound design team. The String Loops Designer offers a sampling of loops from NOVO in different ranges and styles — from rhythmic to ambient to motif.
Plus, all 6 GB of NOVO Essentials content comes with the full sound-shaping functionality of the NOVO engine. While owners of the full NOVO instrument already have all of these samples, there are a few new features, most notably the Full Ensemble preset which combines the Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass samples into one playable instrument.
As a “powered-by-Kontakt” instrument, NOVO Essentials offers all playback and sound shaping functionality through the full version of Kontakt 6 or the free Kontakt 6 Player. NOVO Essentials is also NKS-ready, featuring fully-integrated support for Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol and Maschine software and hardware.
NOVO Essentials is available now in an introduction sale for $99 USD (normally $119 USD). Registered NOVO: Modern Strings owners can purchase it for $19 USD. This offers ends February 25, 2019.
More information here: Heavyocity