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Circuit

Product Code: NOVSYNTH04

Novation Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes. It's a classic Nova synth, drum machine and sample sequencer, combined in a standalone groove box that will have you making electronic music in seconds. Compact and battery powered with a convenient built-in speaker, it can be used to make and save music entirely on its own. In the studio it will work alongside both your computer and other standalone hardware running in sync with your session.


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US$299.99
WAS: US$ 329.99
Free Worldwide Delivery on all orders over US$90.00
Delivered in 4 days to United States

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Product Specifications

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

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.


Included Software:

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples

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

Software Compatibility

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

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

Attributes

Attribute Description
Analogue / DigitalDigital
Analogue Ins0
Analogue Outs2
Bus PoweredNo
Features2-part synthesiser and a 4-part drum machine
Function Buttons28 RGB backlit function buttons
Headphone Outs1
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
MIDI I/OVia MIDI din break-out cables
Pads32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
RGBYes
Software BundleYes
brandnovation

Make new electronic music in seconds, with a standalone groove box


Make new electronic music quickly and easily with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums. Or your samples.


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.


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 outputs, USB and MIDI ports.


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
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.


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.


Circuit Components
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.


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.


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.


Key Features:

  • 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

Delivery Info

Free domestic and international delivery is available on all orders. Please note all Delivery Times are estimates and commence from the date of shipping, rather than the date of order. Delivery times are to be used as a guide only. For full details, visit Delivery & Returns page.

Returns Policy

Any unwanted items can be returned within 30 days for a refund. For more details please refer to section 9 in our Terms & Conditions. Should an item develop a fault covered by our 1 year warranty, it will be replaced with a new unit. Returns can be requested from your account page.

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