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Novation MiniNova 37-Key Synthesizer Keyboard

Create fat baselines, glitchy leads, textured pads and Vocoder FX with the Novation MiniNova compact synth. MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight 'animate' buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on each sound. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from hip hop, urban and electronic music.

    • Novation MiniNova 37 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Small synth, big sounds

      Don't let its size fool you. MiniNova is the latest in the 'nova' range of synths dating back to the legendary Supernova series. It has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass synth sounds, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage synth sounds. All this in a 37 mini-key form with a USB port and MIDI i/o so you can hook it up to your laptop and control your music software or connect it to another keyboard or sound module.

      Classic & brand-new vocal effects

      MiniNova takes vocal effects one-step further. As well as a vocoder, it has VocalTune. This means you can talk into the mic and play the tune you want your voice to follow on the keyboard recreating those classic hip hop / urban vocal effects. You can also run your voice through MiniNova's effects engine, adding reverb, distortion, chorus/phase, gator compression or EQ. This doesn't need to be limited to your voice; there is an input into which you can plug a guitar or any other instrument and give it the same treatment; effects or vocoder.

      Choose your sound - and get more for free

      MiniNova has 256 onboard sounds and space to save another 128 of your own sounds. You can quickly search for sounds by selecting the style of music you're making, or the type of sound you're after whether it's bass synth, lead - hip hop or techno. MiniNova comes with a free software Patch Librarian so you can store as many sounds as you want on your computer. If 256 is not enough, there are numerous soundpacks for MiniNova assembled by renowned artists and sound designers. These include plenty of vintage synth sounds. They can be downloaded free from:

      The 'Animate' performance mode

      Switch to 'Animate' mode and press one of the 8 backlit buttons (whilst playing the keyboard) to trigger awesome performance functions 

      Jam with the Arpeggiator

      Switch to 'Arpeggiator' mode to jam with arpeggiator rhythms in realtime. The 8 buttons act like an arpeggiator step sequencer so you can switch steps in and out!

      Editing software included

      Editing sounds in such a powerful synth can be overwhelming, so we've created a software application that gives you visual access to the synth engine. The MiniNova Editor works as a plug-in within your DAW or music software. You can fully edit MiniNova using the hardware; the software just makes it easier to see what you are doing.

      The Synth Engine and effects

      MiniNova has an enormously powerful sound engine and synth effects, unheard of in a micro synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle and combinations), 36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync and 'hardness' - which acts as an additional lowpass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously), 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each sound including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's unique gator effect.

      Instant editing and performance control

      The 'Perform' section enables you to access the synth and effects engines by switching between 6 positions to assign 4 knobs, giving you instant access to 24 sound-bending parameters. 
    • Novation MiniNova 37 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Synth engine

      Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)

      Per patch

      3x oscillators
      1x noise generator
      2x ring modulators
      Waveforms include:
      Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations.
      20x digital waveforms
      36x wavetables

      Filter types

      2x filters per patch
      low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
      low pass 12dB
      low pass 18dB
      low pass 24dB
      band pass 6:6
      band pass 6:12
      band pass 12:6
      band pass 6:18
      band pass 18:6
      band pass 12:12
      high pass no resonance 6dB per octave
      high pass 12dB
      high pass 18dB
      high pass 24dB

      Modulation sources:

      20 modulation slots per patch
      6x envelope generators
      3x LFOs
      Key scaling/track
      Mod wheel
      Expression pedal

      Total of 66 Destinations including:

      Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
      Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings
      Effects parameters and send levels
      Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)

      5 effects slots per patch

      Distortion - up to 2 instances
      Compressor - up to 2 instances
      Chorus/Phase - up to 4 instances
      Delay - up to 2 instances
      Reverb - up to 2 instances


      12 band vocoder
      Arpeggiator - 33 patterns
      Realtime Arp rhythm editing function
      Chord function - lock up to 10 notes
      Patch storage - up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches)


      Utility, display and patch select controls

      16 character custom LCD
      1x large detented patch select encoder
      1x patch sort switch
      1x volume dial
      1x detented data encoder
      5x navigation/utility buttons
      2x patch navigation buttons

      Keyboard/performance controls

      Pitch wheel (LED lit)
      Modulation wheel (LED lit)
      37 note keyboard with velocity
      4x smooth edit/performance pots
      1x large smooth filter pot
      1x six position parameter selector switch
      6x parameter indicator LEDs
      8x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons
      2x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators
      1x back-lit 'hold' button
      1x animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch
      1x 'favourite' patch select button
      1x arpeggiator tempo control pot
      1x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED
      2x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders
      2x back-lit octave select buttons

      Inputs, Outputs, rear panel

      XLR dynamic mic input
      1x ¼” jack inputs
      2x ¼” jack outputs
      1x ¼” jack headphone output
      Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
      MIDI in/out
      12 volt power input
      USB/DC/off power switch
      USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB)
      Kensington Lock port


      Length: 560mm
      Height: 75mm
      Depth: 250mm
      Length: 22.04"
      Height: 2.95"
      Depth: 9.84"



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