Circuit Mono Station US$249.99

Circuit Mono Station

Product Code: NOVSYNTH08

WAS: US$ 499.99

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3 sequencer tracks with 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 2 oscillators and 3 distortion modes.

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Joshua Wilken
This is the crown jewel in my setup. It’s doing so many important things that would take 2 or 3 other devices to accomplish normally. It’s the best value I’ve ever had in a synth!
Great product! You can get some really sweet sounds out of this thing. And with the sequencer you can control outboard gear via midi or CV. So its a real work horse for the money.
Noe Lopez
I make music with only hardware, and the Mono Station is by far my favorite piece to use. I like it so much - and it's so useful to me overall - that I purchased a second Mono Station during a 50% off sale Novation/Focusrite was having. This synth's build quality is solid. The knobs feel super solid, and I enjoy the grippy rubber feel to them. The sequencing capability is outstanding, especially now that an update added the third cv/gate sequencer I can use to control other synths which don't have a keyboard or sequencer. The workflow just makes sense to me, and its ability to send its various control voltages out the dedicated rear output just makes it always work with all of my analog synths. A well designed, fun synth.
Small but powerful weapon to anyone's musical arsenal..... tight build quality and feel.. and recent and ongoing updates keep adding more tricks, which is great also :-)
Lance Cox
This is my first Pad based Synth, so learning how to use it at the moment, get it at the sale price! a real value now, I would like to see software app or plugin for it though like Novations other products.
Jeff Brunton
Load of fun without the need for a computer. No internal speaker though so you will need headphones or speakers.
Martin R
Astonishingly capable, unexpectedly deep, and comprehensively integratable into today's DAWless and CV/Gate-cabled world, the Circuit Mono Station is an almost perfect enabler for making live music (but that also repays study and time invested in the studio). Don't prevaricate any longer!
Roman Smirnov
Circuit Mono Station was purchased at discounted price, which is greatly lower than its actual value. This is the best instrument to date I ever purchased.
Perfect synth!!!
Much better than I expected. Lots of character and rich sounds from this beast.
Roger (RAMG)
Bought this as it was on offer and what a great bargain. Brings a new dimension to my studio output. This is one of the most fun and creative tools for sound design at this price point. Really well built and intuitive to use, works well with my other gear. An ability to use for additional effects via the audio input is a bonus. Well done Novation.
Koss Sebastian Billingham
I actually bought this as a present for a friend, but I've owned one for quite a while. I've really fallen in love with the Mono Station, it's a fantastic thing to jam on and has a very tactile workflow that's allowed me to get my own "feel" into the music I'm making. The automation can be recorded on top of a sequence, so it's a lovely thing to sketch out a sequence on and then add some musical touches to with the automation. I'll probably buy another one to be honest.
Great analog sound and interface. Very approachable and intuitive sequencer. Feels more like an instrument that you play than a box that you program once you “get into the groove” (pun intended), and it does not take more than a session or two playing with the Mono Station and learning some basica via the manual or one of the many helpful YouTube tutorials (Loopop’s videos great as usual and I also found the “Kraft Music” channel’s “Advanced Tutorial” video with Enrique Martinez to be super helpful once I got going with the basics.) All in all a great instrument and purchase.
Rodrigo Laporte
Whoa! I knew it was good, I didn't expect it to be THAT good. Build quality is top notch, nothing wobbles, it feels sturdy on every knob or button or fader. The rubber bottom is a great addition, so it won't slip on your table or base where you place it. All the machine's UI is full of brilliant small details like the leds on each part changing color depending on what you have selected, or the intensity of the ligths reflecting how much you've turned that knob. So with just a glance you can have an idea of what's going on. Pads are very sensitive, you can barely touch them or hit them hard and it will capture the expected expression. I'm still learning to use it but everything is quite intuitive and clear. Now about the sound, bass is round and punchy, and it has a very good body, it feels thick, not just boomy, it cuts through the mix very good. You can distort it to your wish, with the pre-filter distortion and any of the 3 post ones, very nice. Sequencing is a lot of fun and you get a lot of inspiration from it. Duophonic operation is genious, you can really get some beautiful harmonics from there. Sub oscillator is veryyyy useful, and noise is an extra, you don't need to sacrifice an oscillator for it. Haven't tried the audio in source yet. Headphones output at the front, thank you! Midi through, not all synths at this level have that, great! clock in/out... I use it with a DFAM aaaand have to test it a bit more, it seems it's not as exact as it should. Maybe it's some setting or something I'm missing. Oh and the extra sequencer track for external cv outputs, that's some serious fun. Definitely an EXCELLENT sounding mono/duo synth with extras way more useful than its rivals'. Can't wait to use it on all my new productions!
Gabriel Juhasz
Great gear!! so happy to have it!
Rainer Steinke
It‘s really fun to play with the mono station. Reasonable build quality and very good sounding.
Christian Kunkel
Better than expected. Crazy little Beast 🤘🏻
A really complex little beast, sounds very powerful and dirty. Looking forward to get my hands more in depth in this synth.
Martin Garro
It is an excellent machine. The quality of the pads and knobs are very good The sound is huge And it is highly intuitive and fun to play live, automating all parameters. An analog highly recommended!
daren price
Great little synth ....beginner in this game but found it easy to get a grip with things after a few youtube clips .....A+++
Felix Müller
The sound is wow
Tom Napack
I love the Circuit line. The parameter locks are really expressive.
Yohann Rose
Works pretty well.
Rainer Hiller
Easy to use, great sound, excellent capabilities for sound design.
Victorio Leandro Bernardi
James Marchione
Manual needs work. Device is superb.
I have only had the Circuit Mono Station for a week but loving it already. it's intuitive and fun but powerful. I bought it during Novation savings deal at almost half price which makes the value for money excellent. Very happy with my purchase.
Mark Whittaker
Awesome capabilities but takes some time to get to learn the sequencer.
This is a great synthesiser with fantastic automation features.
Marcos Oliveira
Amazing product!
Trond Holm
Great Sound cool lightening. A must have for an exploring musician
Achat trop récent, en découverte du produit et des possibilités.
Roger Feraille
Seems great at first. Need more online guides.
didier degey
I've only worked with Live & Maschine MK3, I have lots of vsynth... This is my first analog synth... seems to have great reviews. After a fews days, sound is very great, love it. My only regret... you have to stay on the grid. A little bit disappointing when everyone says that you got the analog part of bass station 2 and the sequencer (bottom part) of circuit... so, I ask Novation... why not have implemented the nudge function of circuit ? That is the only big limitation I've found so far when working with the internal sequencer... maybe in a next firmware update... Beside that point, a real pleasure :)
Really great little synth. Love it.
Marc S
This little thing can do monstrous things, watch out!
Kat Krabbe
So rad! Amazing bit of kit! Thank you so much Novation!
Toby Duckett
A synth with a difference. A sequencer and the bass station 2 engine. Lots of connectivity possibilities, and lots of lights, what’s not to like. Oh and it sounds great!
Timothy Moore
Love the sound of this thing and the Circuit sequencer is fantastic. I wouldn't mind a built-in delay, but maybe it's better to just add an external pedal.
Samuel Hoffman
Sweet paraphonic synth with amazing sequencing! Will take a while to fully master this one...
A very nice little synth/sequencer and easy to use. Great value for money
If the Bass Station and the Circuit had a baby... Absolute beast, and we can expect Novation to upgrade it with time as usual to make it even better and to add features that we missed. That's why they are the BEST !!
Christopher Kerr
Amazingly intuitive and badass bass synth! At first glance seems like a simple little box but has quite a bit of depth and tweakability!
Timothy David Hobbs
I really like this.
Having owned the original Circuit, I was excited to try out the Mono Station. What a sound this thing has! The filter has a great vibe to it, and the raw sound has quite a bit of character. And let's not forget the modulation options! There are so many way to modulate and automate the parameters on the Mono Station. It has a cleverly design modulation matrix AND, it was record your realtime tweaks and moves. Finally, you can even step sequence parameters in it's own mod sequence track! I wish more synths would do that!
Ben Hipkiss
What can I say, what a great little machine, endless fun and really interesting rhythm productions which are a result of a fine sequencer. Buy before you try😉
First days: 5 stars! Nice synth with lots of possibilities, hope, I'll get them all time after time. Novation quality, good knobs, could be about 25% bigger for my fingers, but it's working well... ; )
Richard Osborn
Got an email from novation (I already have the sublime Bass Station 2) with a discount code for their superb Circuit Mono Station (proves that signing up for email newsletters does actually pay off!). So I made the plunge. I now have two great synths and an intuitive sequencer! The purchase process was very simple (and the price was great with the discount!) and I was kept constantly up to date about order progress and delivery progress - the package turned up within just 3 days! I'm still getting to grips with the new 'pad' format but loving it so far... What I'm really impressed with novation (owned by Focusrite) is that the really, really respect their user base and look after their customers. Both the Bass Station 2 and the Circuit Mono Station have had several very major updates via firmware. Not only does this prove that these products are still being developed (after several years!), the updates were HUGE! For that Bass Station 2, firmware updates have firstly turned it from a monophonic to paraphonic synthesizer! With overlays being added recently allowing for a different sound on each key! And for the Circuit Mono Station, its recent firmware update has turned it into (or added) an analogue drum machine! Well done novation for constantly improving your already great products. This is a company that really looks after us, its customers - thanks!
Lars Frueauff
Unique synth with an amazing seq. But you have to learn to manage this synth. I love my CS :-)
Maxime Bourbonnais
Surprisingly powerful little synth thanks to the integrated step sequencer and its ability to modulate per step. Really happy I made the jump and tried it: it will find a cozy and useful place in my studio.
Solid bass sounds, cv integrations and ongoing updates. My circuit doesn’t have to be alone anymore
Paul Mabley
The only problem I had was lack of a detailed manual but there are plenty of web tutorials to get up to speed.
Tyler F
all good!!
K. von Hörsten
Great Instrument with fantastic Features. The Sound of Mono Station is powerful
Gary Schiffer
I can't say enough good things about the Novation products I have been lucky enough to aquire, and they are pure brilliance. There is no buyer's remorse because a year later your product is likely to be even better and more capable than when you bought it. Novation makes magic items.
Ahmet Mengüç
Quality of this product is really good especially knobs . it is really comfortable and it has smooth transition .
Phil Holt
Performs as expected. Great build quality easy to use and integrated into my existing set up with no issues
Bill Howe
A Bass Station 2 synth engine, coupled with Circuit's sequencing power and performance capabilities, alongside Novation's ongoing commitment to firmware improvement and innovation, all in one handy box... what more could you wish for?
Sounds great, and pretty straightforward to use. It's great to have most of the controls in the open.
Devin Anderson
Fantastic little beast. All analogue, and all gritty for great bass aand lead sounds. Makes for a great addition to my studio.
Kev M (East London)
When I first saw this item on Youtube videos, I thought this would be a 5 minute wonder and dust collector. After watching many video reviews, I saw that this could actually be useful and took the plunge. What an incredibly versatile instrument. Seriously spruces up my projects and ticks all the boxes for looks, playability, and inspiration. With no set way to rig this thing up, my only barrier is my imagination. I can use it at the centre of my operations or to diversify another instrument. Go and check it out in a store and see for yourself. Novation rocks!
Engin Al
It's just been few hours since I've got it. This is the first analog synthesizer I've got so I don't have much to compare. But so far it's really fun and configurable in so many ways. Besides 4x6 mod matrix and mod sequencer, the freedom to set parameters by step is just incredible.
Jeff Brooks
Well worth the standard price, but at 50% off an absolute steal. Very happy
Christian Fardin
So powerfull
Peter Ver
Great sequencing capabilities, good sound, really hands-on machine.
Timo W.
A versatile little machine, and fun to play with.
A spectacular synth riff machine
Kam Lung Chau
I have a Bass station 2, four Novation Circuits and this is my second Mono Station, if I won I want to by a Peak.
Shugo NODA
I got this with 50%off coupon... It is impossible to get such a nice sound and nice machine as this price. I am really enjoying the "tweaking" the sound. The position as a standalone synth, this is so outstanding, unique and fun. Thank you!
Claudio Lauretti
Una macchina incredibile! Ha dato nuova vita al mio setup!!! Intuitiva e potente!
Sounds great and the workflow just clicks for me. Within 24 hours of getting it, I'd already finished two tracks on which I used it extensively. Fun and inspiring.
Only had it 3 days and loving it already
Brian Addison
Great synth. Easy to use and great sounds
I only had this for a couple of days but I'm already addicted! Fun and easy to play, very happy with my purchase!
The most underated piece of gear on the market. The 50% april discount was a thief, thank you so much for it.
Daniel Bahn
Had the deal of my life. Great Gear !!!
Jerome Barbier
Already a happy owner of a Circuit classic, this one is really good for adding up analog sounds to my tracks. There is no AA batteries powering so it could be frustrating for mobile people. This is not an issue for me. However the lack of speaker is my main concern since I planned to link this device with my other Circuit to get more sounds (since this one does integrates drums parts). So I remove a star for this issue that makes me plug a mixer and speakers to use both products together. Overall, I'm happy with the product but the Circuit classic is much more versatile to my uses.
Manuel Giorgi
Awesome synth! Very simple and funny to play! Rich of features, but still simple to use. It's a little gem with a huge voice!
Bob Gennovario
Would have paid full price for this CMS but 50% off is even better. A fantastic, analogue synth and a great companion to the Novation Circuit.
Stefan P
List price maybe a bit steep but watch out for campaigns. Amazing product. Well built. Sounds awesome and the user interface is very intuitive (as usual with Novation products). Firmware updates adds a ton of new features. 10/10 would buy again!
Allen Kho
The sequencer is fun and versatile and the sound of the circuit monostation is great. I like that the sound parameters can be automated and I can program different sound per patch. I own the circuit and one circuit mono-station already, but took opportunity of offer to get another one. One is use for analog drum sequence and another for lead. I sync all 3 circuits with just 1/8 inch audio cables for midi. Thru mode on the monostation is great. If there is same offer for peak or bassstation 2, may be tempted to add them in the future!
Jürgen Morweiser
Highly recommended.
Brandon Sarkis
Excellent mono synth for bass and leads. The mod matrix is amazing as is the sequencer. Highly recommended.
Jonathan Lefavour
Great. I like it a lot. I'm very excited about this.
I can't give it 5 stars *yet* because I'm not sure if I even know what to expect from it.
The Circuit Mono Station is really cool. It’s a high end analog mono synth, mixed with the brilliant sequencing and control that Novation developed for the Circuit. It’s a great combination that I know will occupy a unique place in my studio. Very strong quality build, as well—I’m impressed.
Awesome synth!
RAY Pate
Amazing piece of gear can’t wait to get this into new and interesting gear combinations.
patrick berry
There is nothing like this machine out here. It's a one of a kind analog synth and it's absolutely amazing.
Richard Hooper
An amazing unit to compliment the circuit or any other equipment. With the coupon code - this was a no brainer! I am a huge fan of Novation quality and service.
Romain Deflandre
Awesome synth. mind blowing sequence in a couple of minutes.
Fantastic monosynth with a great sequencer. This unit pairs well with other drum and synth hardware out there. A great compact implementation of the Bass Station II sound engine that takes it in new directions!
Kent McQueen
What happens when Novation crosses a Bass Station II with a Circuit? Whatever it is, the Circuit Mono Station is no joke. I have had the Circuit Mono Station for less than 24 hours and it has been quite impressive sounding and fun. I'm fond of low end my Bass Station II, and older Super Bass Station Rack, can produce. So, I've been playing more with bass sounds and riffs and haven't really dwelt on making leads except checking out the presets. All around the synth engine is impressive. The interface is tactile and intuitive like the Circuit. I've been a Novation fan since I bought a brand new Bass Station in the mid-90s and own at least eight other Novation products. I'll be spending a couple of rainy days this mid-week integrating this lovely beast of a groovebox with my other kit, including a modular, semi-modulars, and vintage gear.
Danny van Bruggen
Got it for 50% off. Nice synth for that price with lots of sequencing possibilities. A kind of DSI Evolver with a better interface but less features.
David Miller
I bought my Mono-stationed part of a special offer Novation were offering. It was a good deal at the Street price but at the special offer price it’s a fantastic deal. I have other Novation products so expected something good. The build quality on the Monostation is excellent and the features are extensive. For me this will be a journey of discovery into a new musical instrument.
Christian Schmitt
Absolutely beautiful! Great formfactor and a wonderful sound in such a small and handy little box :)
Mike Edwards
Best thing they have made in ages. I use it much for a midi sequencer as a synth
Terry Beach
The Mono Station is a great piece of equipment. It's a great addition to the various synths and drum machines I own, very versatile...
John McMullan
Great sounds and fun to use.

Product Specifications

Circuit Mono Station What's In The Box
Novation Circuit Mono Station
USB cable
3 MIDI breakout cables
12V DC power supply included

Circuit Mono Station Included Software
Ableton Live Lite music making software
4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples


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Circuit Mono Station is a next-generation sequenced monosynth that originates from the Bass Station II, with three sequencer tracks that benefit from the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit. The synth has two oscillators, three distortion modes, plus one multi-mode filter that can be high-pass, low-pass or band-pass.

With Circuit Mono Station, the sync and tuning parameters of its two oscillators can be individually controlled. It also offers four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, square and sample + hold), a sub-oscillator, ring modulation and noise generation. Users can get the frequency band they want by applying high-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB. In addition, Circuit Mono Station introduces a powerful overdrive.

Both monophonic and paraphonic modes are available, with each oscillator controlled by its own sequencer. There are three sequencer tracks: two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. Users can alter gate length, switch patterns instantly, choose sync rate and mutate patterns.

A four-by-eight modulation matrix makes it possible to route from LFO with four waveshapes, envelope, sequencer or velocity, enabling complex modulation for pitch, pulse-width, amp, filter, distortion or CV.

Up to 64 patches can be loaded and saved on the device, right at the user's fingertips. Circuit Mono Station controls separate hardware via CV, gate and modulation outputs, and has MIDI In, Out and Thru, so other MIDI gear can be connected. Passing an audio signal through the audio input opens up a world of analogue filtration and distortion. Using the audio input with the mod sequencer, a source can be modulated, evolved and processed in entirely new ways. Via USB, Circuit Mono Station can be plugged into Mac or PC, where unlimited patches can be managed using Components.

  • Two oscillators with individual control of sync and tuning parameters
  • High-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB
  • Three distortion modes
  • Choose monophonic or paraphonic modes with individual glide control
  • Four-by-eight modulation matrix that enables complex alteration and routing
  • Load and save up to 64 patches on the device
  • Three sequencer tracks (two oscillator sequencers, one modulation sequencer)
  • 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads
  • 16 scale types
  • Changeable sync rates
  • CV/Gate, CV mod plus MIDI In, Out and Thru for connecting and controlling separate hardware
  • Modulate, evolve and process sources through the audio input
  • Backup patches and sessions with Components
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