Review: CL Projects Hypernova Kontakt Synth Library


What is Hypernova?

hypernova_box_frontI’m back with another product from CL-Projects, this is the same developer that created the JD-850

This one is based off of the Novation Supernova, which I’ve actually owned a couple of times, so I was really  excited to check it out!

It’s got 3 oscillators, each with it’s own settings for filter, envelope, effects, etc.

There’s also a built in arp and modulation section, along with plenty of presets to keep you busy.

He definitely aimed to capture the vibe and character of this classic synthesizer.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderHe did a good job capturing the sound of this synthesizer, especially in the pads, which were some of my favorite sounds to pull out of this engine.

Not just the pads though, leads, brass, strings, and even fx all have a great sound quality to them.

Being able to quickly adjust your sounds within the interface really makes it feel like and instrument and not just a static library of samples.

The arp allows you to spice up the sound while not being overly complex, which is always a good thing in my opinion.

Overall I really dig the sound of this library, brings back a lot of memories for me!

So what’s the bottom line?

If you’re looking for a great new source of usable synth sounds with a tweakable interface I don’t see how you could pass up on this library.

The pads alone are worth the price, but the fact that you have access to 3 oscillators including the “special” oscillators made up of 50 different waveforms, makes for a very powerful synth.

4subsI give Hypernova 4 out of 5 subs, the sound is great and the interface is super easy to use making it a very capable instrument.

You can grab it from a few different places and now is the perfect time as it is on sale for 50% off the entire summer!

Go on over and check it out, let me know what you think below.

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