The Novation UltraNova is a 'Nova' series analogue-modeling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor. It is a single-part synth taking the legendary Supernova II synth engine as a starting point and packing it with the latest technology including wavetable synthesis, a software editor and a revolutionary new touch-sense performance mode.
UltraNova is the new generation of Novation's iconic 'Nova' range of synthesizers. It packs the massive 'Nova' sound into a compact body with a built-in vocoder. A new 'Touch' performance system places deep control of the synth right at your fingertips - so incredible new ways to play, create and perform are just a touch away.
UltraNova has 300 onboard sounds that you can browse by type and musical genre, so gigging musicians can get started straight away. You can quickly change the character of the sound with 8 encoders and a large, smooth encoder for detailed control.
It also comes with software plug-in editor which gives you in-depth visual editing, and can be opened and controlled in your DAW. There is also a software patch librarian that allows you to store, organize and search for an unlimited number of patches by type and genre.
UltraNova has wavetable synthesis, 14 filter types, 6 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 5 effects slots, density/detune and much more. This level of power needs clear control, so each part of the synth has a dedicated button that assigns parameters to the 8 encoders above the LCD screen. This makes UltraNova fast and easy to program, like an analogue synth.
UltraNova has an onboard 2 in 4 out USB Audio Interface that can transfer audio directly to and from your computer. It also has a SPDIF output, MIDI in/out/thru ports (for hardware-to-hardware connectivity). Finally, UltraNova can work in 'Automap mode', transforming its eight encoders into a powerful controller for plug-ins and DAWs.
Manufacturer Novation Model Ultranova Synthesizer Dimension (H x W x D) 152 x 725 x 374 mm (dimensions based on Ultranova packaging) Weight 3.6 kg System Compatibility Mac OSX: 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5 Windows: XP and later USB Audio Interface Connectivity 2 in, 4 out soundcard Input 1 - balanced XLR & balanced TRS 1/4"jack Input 2 - balanced TRS 1/4" jack only Dynamic Range -98dB Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz +/- 1 dB (minimum gain) Gain Range -10 to 65dB THD+N +6dBu Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) 117dB Maximum Output Level 0.002% Max Input Level >+4dBu (at 1% THD) Synth Engine Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing) Mono-Timbral Per Patch
- 3 x oscillators
- 1 x noise generator
- 2 x ring modulators
- Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations
- 20 x digital waveforms
- 36 x wavetables
- 2 x 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 12:12
- High pass no resonance 6dB per octave
- High pass 12dB
- High pass 18dB
- High pass 24dB
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