Heavyocity Media has announced the release of Rhythmic Textures, a new, chamber strings virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt Player.

The second installment in the NOVO Packs line comes with over 12 GB of unique, rhythmic elements played in intimate string ensembles, delivering 16 complex articulations for violin, viola, and cello.

Heavyocity NOVO Pack 2 Rhythmic Textures GUI

Heavyocity once again returned to the historic confines of Reservoir Studios in NYC for Rhythmic Textures, capturing world-class players, performing in three and four-person violin, viola, and cello ensembles. There’s a subtle and certain magic that occurs when the right mics and the right preamps, in the right room, capture bow meeting string in just the right way, and returning to Reservoir has enabled Heavyocity to record that magic. Feel like you’re in the room with each key depressed, with every stroke of the bow, as Rhythmic Textures serves as the inspirational center of your next cinematic score.

And while a collection of thousands of meticulously-recorded samples is great, what sets Heavyocity’s virtual instruments apart are the serious sound-shaping capabilities of their engines. The award-winning NOVO engine is no exception. Armed with the pristine organic content from Rhythmic Textures, the ability to create synthetic-style strings and deeply-unique rhythmic pulses is right at your fingertips. From the awesome modulating power of the instrument’s central MACRO CONTROL to the granular sample playback possibilities of CYCLE, the NOVO engine puts a cutting-edge arsenal of sound-design tools directly into the composer’s hands.

As a “powered-by-Kontakt” instrument, Rhythmic Textures offers all playback and sound-shaping functionality through the full version of Kontakt or the free Kontakt 5 Player. NOVO Packs offer a diverse array of independent orchestral expansion libraries housed in Heavyocity’s critically-acclaimed NOVO: Modern Strings engine. Use of these packs will not require the purchase of NOVO.

Rhythmic Textures features

  • 17.2 GB uncompressed (12 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
  • 2,476 Samples
  • 221 Snapshot Presets
  • 10 NKIs
  • 48 unique articulations across three sections: Violins, Violas, Celli.
  • Articulations include Tremolo Pushes, Bow Drops, Tremolo Swells, Sul Pont Waves, Pulse Waves, Sliders, Tremolo Waves, Rhythm Soup, Pedal Waves, Pedal Swells, Tremolo Pulses, Tense Pulses, Off Echoes, Off Accent, Col Legno Brushes, and Raindrops.
  • Intuitive Sample Browser.
  • CYCLE page for advanced granular & rhythmic playback.
  • MACRO knob for dynamic multi-parameter control.
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX.

Rhythmic Textures is available from Plugin Boutique at a 20% introductory discount until May 8th, 2018, or for free with a purchase of NOVO: Modern Strings during the sale.

More information: Heavyocity