NOVO Pack 1: In­ti­mate Tex­tures


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Web www.times­ 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.

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