Novation MiniNova—compact performance synthesizer introduced

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Novation has introduced its new MiniNova synthesizer.

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
Novation’s 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.

MiniNova features

  • Hugely powerful micro synth with UltraNova’s sound engine
    MiniNova has Novation’s signature Nova-series synth-engine onboard, capable of creating and editing massive sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects.
  • Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
    The VocalTune function can recreate iconic urban and hip hop vocal sounds, as well as classic house and techno voice effects with the onboard vocoder.
  • Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
    8 animate buttons enable you to warp and twist sounds in realtime alongside a dedicated filter knob, 4 further editing knobs and oversized pitch and modulation wheels.
  • 256 awesome onboards sounds – instantly searchable
    Instantly find the sound you need by type or musical genre, from bass to pad, hip hop to house. Save and store another 128 of your own sounds too.
  • Layer up to 5 effects per voice
    MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation’s own gator ‘stutter’ effect.
  • Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
    A free software editor allows full editing of the synth and effects, the Patch Librarian enables storage of as many of your own sounds – or the free soundpacks – as you want.
  • Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder, VocalTune and effects
    There is a line input into which you can plug a guitar, bass or any other instrument which can then be routed through the effects engine or the vocal effects.
  • Free soundpacks including vintage synth and bass synth sounds
    Download free soundpacks for MiniNova and UltraNova which have been created by eminent artists and sound designers including Chuckie, Daniel Fisher and more…
  • 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O
    MiniNova is also a great compact desktop keyboard for triggering software instruments. It has physical MIDI i/o ports for triggering other external sound modules – or connecting to a larger keyboard.

The MiniNova is available to pre-order at selected stores, priced £299.99 GBP inc VAT.

More information: Novation / MiniNova

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