Tovusound Announces EDWARD – The Foleyart Instrument

EDWARD brings high quality and natural randomized Foley Artist footsteps to every audio production studio: offers high end recordings and parameters to adjust distance and environment based on Native Instruments Kontakt engine. Cologne, December 26th Feb. 2015 – Tovusound announces EDWARD – Foleyart Instrument, the long awaited live playable Foley Artist Instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt with adjustable distance and high end recordings.

The EDWARD soundpatch gives access instantaneously to thousands of high quality footsteps including different walking speeds, behaviours and surfaces. EDWARD brings the timeless and high potential of Foley Artists that fits perfectly in today’s studio. EDWARDS flexibility originates from the unique arrangement of the microphones while recording. The user receives the possibility to put the footstep suitably to the picture or the situation perfectly. To get access to more capabilities EDWARD comes with several selected filters like 3Band, High Pass and Low Pass. An ADSR Envelope gives you the opportunity to manipulate the original sound. A section to add room responses is integrated on every patch.

The clean designed user interface of EDWARD gives instant access to all necessary parameters without searching. Every function can be assigned to any Midi Controller for better performance while playing. Additional Tablet Control Templates for Lemur and TouchOSC give full control with touch pads. EDWARDS algorithm is based on the Round Robin function in Native Instruments Kontakt to get never the same sound in a row. By receiving the midi note on a walking behaviour, EDWARD plays the suitable sample and by receiving the same note, EDWARD plays the next logical sample. An automatically left/right foot diversion gives even more harmony in walking behaviours and naturally sounding footsteps.

EDWARD ships with 29 soundset combinations of shoes and surfaces. Including high heals, business shoes, sneaker, slipper, barefoot and boots on gravel, timber floor, concrete, hardwood and carpet. EDWARD includes 23.200 different footstep samples and 1800 clothes movements to be the perfectly natural sounding Foley Artist in your digital environment.

Key Features:

• 25.000 real and natural randomized Foley sounds in high quality HD WAV @ 24Bit, 96 kHZ
• Different walking speeds and behaviors
• 29 combinations of shoes and surfaces plus 3 patches clothes
• Unique recording setup to easily change footstep distance
• Automatically left/right-foot diversion
• Add room response if you like
• Envelope and filter control ready to hand
• Use your favourite Midi Controller
• Tablet Control ready
• Classsic metataged WAV library included

Recording Equipment:

Neumann U87
Schoeps CM
Sennheiser MKH 416
Studer Console SPL Transient Designer

Minimum Requirements

i3 2.0Ghz, 4GB RAM
7GB Free HD Space


i7 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM
7GB Free HD/SSD Space
Full Version of NI Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher required (Kontakt Player NOT supported!)

Pricing and availability

EDWARD will be available by now at a price of $ 59 ex.VAT from authorised dealers and the Tovusound Online Shop.