Novation Circuit Groovebox
Make new electronic music in seconds, with the Novation Circuit: a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums.
- 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled synthesiser with a 4-part drum machine
- 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
- MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
- Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
- Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
- Add amazing delay and reverb effects
- Add your samples with Sample Import
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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. Play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track, brimming with fat grooves and beats.
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.
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.
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.
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This is an excellent musical sketchbook, capable of professional quality output, which along with the free editing software, the flexibility of being able to use one's own samples and the ability to drive VST instruments via MIDI, adds up to a great addition to any musician's toolkit.
It's possible to go... Read More. This is an excellent musical sketchbook, capable of professional quality output, which along with the free editing software, the flexibility of being able to use one's own samples and the ability to drive VST instruments via MIDI, adds up to a great addition to any musician's toolkit.
It's possible to go from zero to making a very credible track within minutes of unpacking the device.
The only thing that worries me is the vulnerability of the switches... I would recommend buying a protective case if you intend to travel with your Circuit.
|I needed to get some spontenaity going and this allows those happy accidents to take you on a journey of discovery.|
|Circuit is the most fun piece of gear I've bought since the 90s. Great synths and drums, intuitive sequencer, compact and portable, surprisingly playable from the pads. Don't be put off that it's only 2 synth parts - get creative with patterns and sessions and you can chop and change between them for... Read More. Circuit is the most fun piece of gear I've bought since the 90s. Great synths and drums, intuitive sequencer, compact and portable, surprisingly playable from the pads. Don't be put off that it's only 2 synth parts - get creative with patterns and sessions and you can chop and change between them for more complex arrangements. Well worth downloading the excellent Editor for your computer too as you can delve deeper in to the sounds and program them as you want them. Love it|
|Great little groovebox, and I also use it as a step sequencer for my synth using the midi out. Great bit of kit.|
|fantastic gadget - compact awesome sounds electronica without a bloody laptop yeah|
I bought a Novation Circuit for my hardware live rig. I actually think that its kinda beautiful, and not because of its 'pretty colours'. But because of its intuitive interface, its easy of use, its sound quality.
People have said its limited. I disagree. If you used Circuit as your entire studio, then you... Read More. I bought a Novation Circuit for my hardware live rig. I actually think that its kinda beautiful, and not because of its 'pretty colours'. But because of its intuitive interface, its easy of use, its sound quality.
People have said its limited. I disagree. If you used Circuit as your entire studio, then you will run into problems. But use it as a layer and it will give you so much scope. I have and EMX-1, an ES-1, an SP404SX the Circuit and a Kaosspad. The only thing I am limited by is my imagination.
People say that it doesn't have enough sounds. Well, the synth engine has 8 Macro controls, which can essentially randomise any preset. You are almost dealing with infinity, especially when you add effects either on board, or through your mixer. The master filter is killer and can add a lot of expression and dynamic. People say 'its only got two synths and four drums'. True, but first of all, give yourself some boundaries and creativity can flourish. Or, do what I do and use it with other devices. People who call it a toy are either snobs or... well... idiots. Its £249! Get one.
|Brilliant machine and a lot of fun|
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