Dawesome Novum v1.17 [WiN-MAC]

Novum is a granular synthesizer sampler
  • Publisher: Dawesome
  • Product: Novum
  • Release: TCD — MORiA
  • Version: 1.17 U2B
  • Format: VST3/AU

In the realm of digital audio workstations (DAWs), the quest for unique sounds is unending. Dawesome’s Novum synthesizer emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering a fresh perspective on sound design.

Novum’s standout feature is its ability to “decompose” a single sample into six independent layers, aptly named Sound Clay. This groundbreaking approach provides granular control over both timbral characteristics and temporal dynamics, transforming static samples into malleable sound-clay. The cross-synthesis functionality further enhances this by allowing users to blend the timbres of disparate sounds, such as combining the delicate texture of a flute with the robustness of a piano.

At its core, Novum boasts an advanced granular synthesis engine that turns ordinary sounds into extraordinary auditory experiences. The independent control over speed and pitch, along with the ability to sync grains to a DAW’s tempo, offers a level of customization that can breathe life into any composition. The HOMOGENIZE feature is particularly noteworthy, creating smooth textures that are challenging to achieve with traditional granular synths.

Novum’s philosophy, “Every sound can be an instrument,” is not just a tagline but a reality. The synthesizer’s versatility is evident in its ability to transform field recordings into playable instruments or to morph an out-of-tune violin into a full-fledged string ensemble. The timbre flower and SYNTIFY features provide users with powerful tools to sculpt and redefine samples into new, uncharted sonic territories.

Features at a Glance

  • Unique algorithm that breaks samples into layers for intricate sound design.
  • Up to 6 layers of granular synthesis for complex textures.
  • Disentangled editing of timbre and temporal evolution for precise control.
  • Timbre flower for spectral modification and creative expression.
  • Drag and drop cross-synthesis for effortless sound blending.
  • Advanced subtractive synthesis with SYNTIFY, analog filter, and comb filter.
  • Intuitive modulation system for dynamic sound shaping.
  • Full MPE support for expressive performance capabilities.
  • CPU efficiency optimized for modern production environments.
  • Over 300 factory patches to inspire and jumpstart creativity.

Dawesome’s Novum is not just a synthesizer; it’s a sonic universe waiting to be explored. Its innovative features and intuitive design make it an essential tool for sound designers, producers, and musicians seeking to push the boundaries of audio creativity. With Novum, the possibilities are truly endless, limited only by one’s imagination.

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