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NOV-CIRCUIT

Novation Circuit - Drum Machine, Synth, Sequencer & Controller


The Novation Circuit is a compact desktop unit that is equally useful as a drum machine, stand alone synth, sequencer and Ableton controller. It aims to free up your creativity, making writing a completely intuitive process. Check out the possibilities of Novation’s Circuit below! 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.


    • Novation Circuit PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The inspirational grid-based groove box.

      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.

      All You Need To Make Music - Anywhere

      Compact and battery powered with a powerful 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. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.

      Build Ideas Quickly

      Embrace a new way to make music. 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.

      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.

      Combine Simplicity and Experimentation

      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.

      Stand Alone

      Compact and battery-powered, Circuit truly stands alone. You can create entire tunes from scratch without a laptop, then save them and play them back live. You don’t even need speakers, because it has a one built in. Of course, Circuit will plug in to your sound system and work with your computer and other synth gear too, via its Line Outs, USB and MIDI ports.

      Looking for the Perfect Beat?

      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.

      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.

      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.

    • Novation Circuit TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Product Hardware Specifications
      32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
      28 RGB backlit function buttons
      8 Continuous pots with RGB indicator LEDs
      Dedicated filter and volume pots
      1/4" jack sockets for left and right outputs
      Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
      USB socket
      Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones
      Integrated speaker
      Rubberised knob caps
      Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts
      Power supply connector
      Power switch
      Battery compartment for 6x AA batteries (included)
      Kensington Security Slot

      Sound Engine
      2 Nova synths
      4 Part drum machine
      6 Note polyphonic per synth
      64 Synth patches
      64 Drum patches
      8 Synth macro controls (Control up to 4 parameters with one knob)
      4 Drum parameter controls (Pitch, Decay, Distortion, Filter)
      Mixer view with levels and mutes
      Master FX with individual track sends
      16 Delays
      8 Reverbs
      Sidechain effect (7 types and off). Triggered from Drum 1
      Hi-pass / low-pass master filter

      Sequencer
      32 Sessions
      6 Tracks per session (2 Synth and 4 Drum)
      8 Patterns per track (Synth 1, Synth 2, Drum 1&2, Drum 3&4)
      16 Demo sessions
      Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
      Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
      50 Automation parameters (up to 4800 events per pattern)
      Internal tempo range 40 - 240
      External synced tempo range 30 - 300
      Swing 20 - 80%

      Real Time Performance
      Full range velocity scanning and record. Editable to 16 levels
      16 Scale types and chromatic transposition
      Synth expand view doubles playable area
      Drum expand view allows real time drum record
      Octave (input) and pattern octave (edit)
      Pattern length and nudge
      Configurable pattern chain
      Session instant switching and queued switch

      Editing
      Velocity and gate per step
      Multiple gate lengths per step (via real time record)
      Automation edit per step
      Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session
      Duplicate step, pattern

      Power Requirements
      Circuit can be powered using 6x AA batteries or a power supply (both included). It can not be powered via USB
      Maximum power consumption 12V DC 600mA

      Product Dimensions
      240mm width x 200mm depth x 35mm height

    • Novation Circuit SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      Software Compatibility

      Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
      Circuit will also work as a standard USB-MIDI controller.
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