NOVO: $549 $249


Recorded at the famous Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, NOVO is a world-class, deeply-sampled orchestral strings virtual instrument. But that’s where its similarities to other orchestral VI’s end. Fusing superior strings with our signature sound design and inspiring loops to create a new frontier in film, TV, and video game scoring.



Heavyocity's NOVO takes the strings section of the orchestra, a staple of cinematic scoring, and delivers something new. It combines lush organic strings with a hybrid sound design to create the first orchestral virtual strings VST developed specifically for today's modern scores.


MACRO CONTROL consolidates the sound-shaping controls in this strings virtual instrument into a single knob. Assign it to control multiple parameters across each channel including volume, pan, EQ, envelope, and effects. Use the MACRO sequencer to program swells, stutters, and sequenced effects for subtly evolving timbres or frenetic, aggressive modulation.


A brand new dynamic playback engine developed in-house, CYCLE boasts a set of controls that instantly generate rhythmic pulses, swells, stutters, and glitch effects, as well as effectual granular-style pads. The possibilities for sound design with CYCLE are virtually limitless with this strings virtual instrument. Use this VST with our Foundations Staccato Strings virtual instrument to compose something otherworldly.

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Awards, Reviews, and Testimonials

NOVO is one of the coolest and most inspiring musical tools I’ve played with in a long time. The sounds are punchy and the presets are bold. Strings will never be the same.

Steve Jablonsky

Transformers (Film Franchise), Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor

"NOVO: Modern Strings is dynamic and expressive. It provides the composer with a wide range of orchestral tools that suit any project. It is intuitive and will keep you inspired."

Ramin Djawadi

Game of Thrones, Iron Man, Westworld

I was amazed by the versatility and the intuitiveness of the instrument. NOVO fills a gap that we composers were feeling when creating music with a rhythmic contemporary approach and, at the same time, an orchestral or post-orchestral sound.

Javier Navarrete

"Hemingway & Gellhorn, Pan's Labyrinth, Wrath Of The Titans "

NOVO just has a tightness and contemporary feel to it that I loved right out of the gate, and is very playable which is something not to be overlooked. Two thumbs up!

Trevor Morris

Vikings (TV Series), Iron Fist (TV Series), London Has Fallen


Fueled by performances from the finest players in Hollywood, at the renowned Eastwood Scoring Stage, and mixed by acclaimed film score mixer Satoshi Noguchi (Lion, Midnight Special), NOVO pushes orchestral strings' potential for beauty, lushness, and aggression.


For over a decade, we've built a reputation on equipping the modern composer with cutting-edge hybrid cinematic scoring elements. NOVO takes that ethos to the next level, tweaking, processing, mangling, and mashing up pristine sources into the most inspired, dynamic, and evocative elements we've ever created.


Packed with over 400 loops laid out across three individual channels, NOVO's inspiring loops unlock creativity, efficient sketching, and quick cue-building for the deadline-driven composer. Craft complex rhythms, multi-layered motifs, and ambient textures with ease using NOVO’s unparalleled string and hybrid sound sources.

  • 21,254 Samples (Full Content & Articulations Breakdown)
  • 308 Custom Presets
  • 432 Tempo-Synced Loops
  • Three Unique Engines:
    • Traditional Strings (six sections)
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Bass
      • High Ensemble
      • Low Ensemble
    • Hybrid Strings Designer
    • String Loop Designer
  • Intuitive Sample Browser
  • CYCLE page for advanced granular & rhythmic playback
    • Includes 57 CYCLE Presets
  • MACRO knob for dynamic multi-parameter control
  • 38 GB uncompressed (25 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
  • Powered by the Kontakt 5 Engine
  • Kontakt 5 (Player) ver 5.6.6 or later
  • Komplete Kontrol integrated (NKS-ready)
  • Available as direct download only
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM
    • PC: Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4GB RAM)
  • NOVO is uniquely watermarked for each individual customer
  • All files in NOVO 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.