A powerful and compact synthesiser with the capability to be used in a huge range of musical styles, the Novation Minivova is functional, practical and most importantly, sounds great.
Using the same technology that lay under the hood of the highly acclaimed UltraNova synthesiser, the Novation MiniNova is loaded with 256 preset sounds that show off the units capability while remaining musical. The interface is simple and lets you load up sounds based on musical genre or type so you can quickly find the type of sound you want. Creation of your own sounds is possible too, with 128 user patches available.
Versatile synth in a compact package
Great as a studio tool that doesn't take up too much space and perfect as a live performance synth, the Novation MiniNova is truly versatile. Don't be put off by the use of mini keys, as they're of a great quality with a good synth-action style. The addition of easy to reach octave shift buttons is a nice touch too, allowing for really quick lines spanning several octaves
Built-in vocoder, VocalTune and many other possibilities
The Novation MiniNova has an on-board vocoder, great for creating retro vocal effects perfect for many styles of music. The vocoded sound can even be routed through the internal effects of the synth, adding distortion, reverb, EQ and more to the tone. You can even run external sound sources through the effects engine to create new and exciting sounds.
Innovative ways to tweak your sound
8 back-lit pads allow you to tweak your sound in many ways. You can use it to change the rhythm of an arpeggio or mod your synth sound for diversity. A large and prominent filter dial lets you choose and alter the cutoff frequency of the filter quickly without trawling through any menu screens, great for live performance.
Downloadable sound packs
Novation are doing their best to make sure you always get the most out of your MiniNova, especially by regularly providing new downloadable sound packs. These packs are created by and with legendary artists and sound designers, so you know that they're all usable sounds for stage or studio.
Manufacturer Novation Model Name MiniNova Dimensions 560mm (22.04”) length x 250mm (9.84”) depth x 75mm (2.95”) height Weight 2Kg Utility, display and patch select controls 16 character custom LCD 1x large detented patch select encoder 1x patch sort switch 1x volume dial 1x detented data encoder 5x navigation/utility buttons 2x patch navigation buttons Keyboard/performance controls Pitch wheel (LED lit) Modulation wheel (LED lit) 37 note keyboard with velocity 4x smooth edit/performance pots 1x large smooth filter pot 1x six position parameter selector switch 6x parameter indicator LEDs 8x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons 2x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators 1x back-lit 'hold' button 1x animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch 1x 'favourite' patch select button 1x arpeggiator tempo control pot 1x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED 2x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders 2x back-lit octave select buttons Inputs, Outputs, rear panel XLR dynamic mic input 1x ¼” jack inputs 2x ¼” jack outputs 1x ¼” jack headphone output Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input MIDI in/out 12 volt power input USB/DC/off power switch USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB) Kensington security slot Synth Engine Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing) Mono-Timbral Per patch 3x oscillators 1x noise generator 2x ring modulators Waveforms include Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations 20x digital waveforms 36x wavetables Modulation sources 20 modulation slots per patch 6x envelope generators 3x LFOs Aftertouch (Supported in the engine. Note, keyboard does not generate aftertouch) Velocity Key scaling/track Mod wheel Expression pedal Eeffects slots per patch Distortion – up to 2 instances Compressor – up to 2 instances Chorus/Phase – up to 4 instances Delay – up to 2 instances Reverb – up to 2 instances Gator EQ Power Requirements USB bus powered 9V DC power supply included Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA
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