First Light for Novum
First Light for Novum the granular synthesizer by Dawsome/Tracktion is the result of numerous hours of experimentation, decomposing hundreds of samples of all kinds, manipulating the individual layers until expressively playable and evocative textures and instruments become apparent. A wide range of samples were used as source material reaching from acoustic instruments to percussion to vocals to electronic soundscapes to drones and pads to field recordings resulting in beautiful, haunting, divine, mesmerizing, massive and sometimes ominous sounds. In many patches samples were imported directly into a given layer and mixed with other already decomposed sources or key-track modulation was used to achieve split sounds or emulate instruments and textures that are sampled at different pitches.
All patches have the modulation wheel assigned, often drastically transforming the sound and/or adding complex modulation of filter, amplitude, effects and the various distortion modules, some presets also use aftertouch.
You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement and the patchlist including descriptions and playing tips here.