NOVO Essentials: $119


A collection of core content curated from the acclaimed virtual instrument, NOVO: Modern Strings, NOVO Essentials is the sonic potential of a 50-piece orchestra blended with signature Heavyocity sound design.

NOVO Essentials


Lush, traditional strings facilitate quick composition.


Creative String Designer yields deep cinematic sound design.


Hand-crafted loops spark instant inspiration.


Featuring deeply-sampled organic strings, NOVO Essentials contains the same three-engine functionality of the full NOVO instrument including Traditional Strings, Hybrid Strings and String Loops, but with a more streamlined content set for composers of all budgets and levels of experience.


Recorded at the famed Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, NOVO Essentials delivers the sought-after string sound of composers like Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman in a seamless Full Ensemble preset. Featuring four key articulations: Sustains, Tremolos, Staccatos, and Pizzicatos


Combined with the full functionalities of the innovative NOVO engine, NOVO Essentials gives all composers access to the most dynamic sound-shaping capabilities an orchestral strings VI has ever offered.

  • 5,668 Samples (Full Content Breakdown)
  • 54 All-New Custom Presets
  • 36 Tempo-Synced Loops
  • Three Unique Engines:
    • Traditional Strings
      • 44-player Full Ensemble Preset with 4 Core Articulations
        • Long
        • Staccato
        • Tremolo
        • Pizzicato
    • Hybrid Strings Designer
    • String Loop Designer
  • Intuitive Sample Browser
  • CYCLE page for advanced granular & rhythmic playback
  • MACRO knob for dynamic multi-parameter control
  • 10.02 GB uncompressed (6.1 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
  • Powered by the Kontakt 6 Engine
  • Kontakt 6 (Player) or later
  • Komplete Kontrol integrated (NKS-ready)
  • Available as direct download only
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Mac: macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), i5
    • PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
  • NOVO Essentials is uniquely watermarked for each individual customer
  • All files in NOVO Essentials are watermarked using a propriety technology
  • Customers may be required to provide their full Identification for authorization purposes


  • Heavyocity Media, Inc. will use all remedies of the law, to their full extent, against anyone who illegally distributes/sells/shares the library
  • Heavyocity Media reserves the right to modify these terms at any time
  • Prices, Watermarking, and Availability subject to change without notice.