NOVO Pack 1: Intimate Textures
Web www.timespace.com Format PC/Mac, Kontakt Player The first in a new line of Kontakt Player instruments powered by Heavyocity’s NOVO engine, Intimate Textures captures a small string ensemble in a 14GB samplebank. Six of the seven NKIs comprise four- and three-player violin, viola and cello groups in two playing styles: all hitting the selected articulation (Sul Tasto, Sul Ponticelli, Spiccato, etc) together, or each player gliding into one of a rather more unusual set of articulations (Butterfly, Octave Pulse, Shudders, etc) from a sustain, one after another. Processing and playback features include three mic channels, each with its own per-articulation EQ and filter, plus delay, reverb, envelopes, an arp and a step sequencer.
The seventh NKI – Texture Designer – enables up to three articulations to be layered, split, processed and ‘rhythmised’ with the excellent Cycle sequencer and Macro control. A ton of snapshot presets put all of this to great use.
Sounding stunning and capable of everything from tasteful chamber group emulation to textural sound design, Intimate Textures is a deeply wonderful instrument.