Make new electronic music quickly and easily with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums. And now, with the added Components suite, the Novation Circuit is even more customizable and the perfect stand-alone digital synth/ grovebox that allows you to make electronic music on the go!
New Circuit v1.6
Novation are always listening to their users and so Novation have added yet another awesome firmware update.
Circuit v1.6 is now available, introducing some great new features.
The single most requested feature by the Novation Circuit community is Panning and with Circuit v1.6, Novation have made it happen.
Create great audio landscapes and integrate the Circuit with your existing with this great new addition.
Drum Micro Steps has also been added with the new Circuit v1.6 giving you a new level of beat-building potential.
Instant fills and stutter effects can be added to your workflow with samples being retriggered up to six times within each step - a great way to get some authentic J Dilla sound.
A new Light Dim feature adds another level of practicality to the Circuit.
When the lights go down on the stage, or if you just like working on your sounds late at night - you may find the brightness of the Novation Circuit to be a tad intrusive. With the new Light Dim feature, the brightness setting can be adjusted to suit your requirements.
You'll also find that FX mute is now available, allowing you to mute any unwanted FX so connecting to external hardware processors is even easier.
Embrace a new way to make musicCircuit is designed to inspire. Two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with an intuitive grid-based sequencer in a standalone box that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and your track will start to emerge, all locked in time and key. Play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track, brimming with fat grooves and beats.
Circuit is designed to inspire. Two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with an intuitive grid-based sequencer in a standalone box that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and your track will start to emerge, all locked in time and key. Customise the two Nova-heritage synths and add your samples to make it your own unique instrument. Then play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track.
Compact and battery powered with a convenient built-in speaker, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own. In the studio it will work alongside your standalone synth gear and run in sync with your music software too. In short, it's all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.
Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes
Circuit inspires, straight out the box. It combines a 2-part synthesiser and a 4-part drum machine with a 4x8 RGB velocity-sensitive grid sequencer, which will have you finding new musical directions and creating electronic grooves in no time.
Cutting Edge Sound
Building on our true Nova heritage, Circuit delivers cutting-edge sound with production-ready monophonic and polyphonic patches and tons of character for easily creating deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads.
Build Ideas Quickly
Circuit's split grid shows your steps and notes at the same time, so you can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on. Build up your parts quickly and easily, either by programming each step or capturing your performance in real-time. Use simple streamlined modes to keep your harmonies, rhythms and melodies locked in time and key while you make riffs, hooks and chords. Or start experimenting for some serious sequencing exploration.
A suite of tools that expands Circuit, and gives you all you need to design and customise your instrument. Simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own palette of sounds. Velocity sensitive RGB pads let you quickly build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing the wide range of drum sounds. Define your sound with total control over pitch, decay, distortion and EQ.
Easily Tweak Your Sound
Sculpt your sound using eight macro knobs allowing you to subtly tweak or completely transform each patch. Then add movement and rhythm by recording or sequencing your performance.
Build Whole Tunes with Effects
Create an entire tune by combining up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns, then adding space, depth and energy to your music with built-in effects. Sidechain your synths to the kick drum to get them to pump. When you’re done, save your tune to one of 32 slots.
- 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled + wavetable synthesiser
- 4-part drum machine
- 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
- MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
- 64 production-ready patches
- Step sequence or build live
- Lock your music in time and key
- Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
- Record and play back your tweaks
- Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
- Add awesome delay and reverb effects
- 32 slots for saving sessions
- Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
- Add your samples with Sample Import
- Compact and battery powered
- Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
- Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI
Circuit What’s In The Box
- Novation Circuit
- USB cable
- 2 MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Circuit patches sheet
- Safety information sheet
- 6x AA batteries included
- 12V DC power supply included
Circuit System Requirements
- Circuit can provide MIDI Input and Output via USB to a connected computer. It is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac or Windows PC.
Circuit Included Software
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
Single Hardware Unit Weight and Dimensions
- 1.4kg (with accessories)
- 0.95kg (without accessories)
- 5.0cm x 24.0cm x 20.0cm (H x W x D)
April 26, 2016Read Article
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