The Novachord Restoration Project
The finished, fully restored Novachord
Meet Phil Cirocco..
Phil Cirocco is a brave man. When you read his account of the full restoration of Novachord 1256, your first thought is to ask who would undertake such a thing. The second is that it if someone did, it would surely take ten years. That Phil completed it in only a year is just one of the many staggering things about the project, and a testament to his dedication and craftsmanship. Read the full account of the restoration, and all things Nova, on Phils website.
Phil is a highly regarded electronics engineer and synth designer from Georgia, USA. He runs Cirocco Modular Synthesizers and has worked with many famous names, both artists and synth designers. He is widely considered to be the leading engineer for ARP 2600 repairs and modification, so if you have one, we suggest it pays a visit to Georgia!
Phil showing us the Novachords generator panel
The damaged cabinet and generator before restoration
The power supply before and after restoration : gorgeous
Details showing the huge number of individual components
A KONTAKT PLAYER INSTRUMENT
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS :
Kontakt 4.2.4 (or 5), or free Kontakt 5 player
Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)