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.
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.