To celebrate their rich synth heritage, Novation are giving away a genuine, fully restored OSCar - valued at over £5000. The competition closes on 31st August and we've got a new video taking a look at the synth in action, which should be enough to whet your appetite!
Novation have a small, but very respectable, range of synthesizers. Despite being an younger brand than most other synth brands, Novation have nevertheless an impeccable pedigree, with an heritage spanning five decades: It goes right back to EDP's Wasp in 1978 - which had the same filter as the first BassStation - and includes the OSCar, the legendary monosynth used in Jean-Michel Jarre's Revolutions Overture.
The unifying factor here is Novation's synth designer, Chris Huggett, the same man who designed Wasp and OSCar also created the sound engines for all of Novation's modern synths, drawing on decades of experience and expertise as a pioneer of synth.
For this reason, several top names have been using Novation over the years, including Radiohead, Trent Reznor, Everything Everything and Giorgio Moroder.
Talking about Moroder, Novation are releasing a limited-edition Morodanova synth, which is already one of the most collectible new synthesizers available today!
To celebrate this rich synth heritage, Novation are giving you a genuine, fully restored OSCar. It's one of just 2000 ever produced and has been valued at over £5000! Needless to say, this is one hell of a prize!
Watch the OSCar in action:
All you need to do to join the competition, is to be a Novation customer - you just need to have bought a Novation Synth before 31st August 2015. Which means, if you have bought any Novation synth in the past few years (even a discontinued SuperNova from 1998!), you are eligible to enter the competition!
Got a Novation synth? Great! And if not, what are you waiting for? They are great, so go and get one! Then click here to join competition*... and good luck!
If you want to try a Novation synth before buying, please visit your local PMT Store! Most stores stock all the current models, but please contact them to confirm availability.
*PLEASE NOTE: This is a Novation competition, not run by PMT / S&T Audio. Therefore any queries must be addressed to Novation only. Please refer to their website for full T&C.
By Ivan Silva