Novation Heritage Story and Contest

Novation shares the story of their beginnings in a new video, and announces a contest that stars their free Heritage Synth sample pack.

Novation Heritage

The short film features Novation co-founder Ian Jannoway, synth designer Chris Huggett, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J, producer Liam Howe, and product manager Matt Derbyshire - as they explore Novation's past, present, and future.

Novation's humble beginnings were at full display in the video, showcasing some of their prototypes and the stories that went along with many of their important designs. More important than the actual products that they produce are the thought processes and ideas that drove the Novation guys to do what they do.

The video also showed how Novation gained popularity, thanks to acclaimed electronic and dance musicians that put their products to good use including Orbital, M4SONIC, Rudimental, T.E.E.D, Lunice, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Mac (keyboardist for international sensation Lorde), and many more.

Check out the short film here:

To complement the inspiring story of their heritage, Novation is giving away a free sample pack that shows off the various synth and drum machine sounds that played pivotal roles to their story. The new Novation Heritage Synth sample pack is freely downloadable, 841.9 MB worth of one-shots, loops and multi-sampled patches from old and new Novation instruments including the SuperNova II, K-Station, Drum Station, Bass Station, UltraNova, and Bass Station II.

Novation wanted to make sure that their Heritage Synth sample pack is put to good use, so they have announced a contest that will put the sample pack to good use. According to their press release, the three best tracks, making the best use of the available sounds, will win. Use of effects and sounds that aren't included is allowed, but you must ensure none of your sounds violate copyright - and remember, your track will be judged on its use of our heritage synth soundpack!

The participants will be judged by Novation along with a panel of judges including Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps), Eats Everything, and Timo Maas. Three lucky winners will be able to choose either a Bass Station II, UltraNova, or Mininova to take home and add to their gear.

The competition closes on the 4th of March 2014 at 4pm GMT. Visit Novation Music for more information and to join the contest.

Related Articles:
Novation Audiohub 2x4
Focusrite Dream Recording Competition
Novation's Launchkey Mini gets a spot on our low-cost MIDI keyboard roundup!

Share This Article