Novation MiniNova 37-mini-key Synthesizer

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A powerful performance synth with the same sound engine as the UltraNova.

MiniNova is a powerful mini-keys synth with incredible performance controls which enable you to tweak and warp the onboard soundsand your own voice. It has the same synth-engine as it big brother - the UltraNova - and comes with 256 awesome sounds so you can get started straight away. If you want to dig deeperit got a fully editable Nova-class synth engine (derived from the legendary Supernova series in the 1990s).

Is MiniNova for you?

MiniNova compact sizemassive sound and performance/editing controls make it perfect for producersgigging musicians and anyone creating music with computers - it can also be a 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O. The voice-tune and vocoder enable you to recreate classic vocal effectsas well as brand new voice-bending possibilities!

Choose your sound

MiniNova has 256 onboard sounds and space to save another 128 of your own sounds. You can quickly search for sounds by selecting the type of music youe makingor the type of sound youe after whether it basslead - hip hop or techno. MiniNova comes with a free software Patch Librarian so you can store as many sounds as you want on your computer. If 256 is not enoughthere are numerous soundpacks for MiniNova assembled by renowned artists and sound designers. These can be downloaded free from:

Tweakwarp and arpeggiate your sound
MiniNova can do things other synths can. It has knobs which allow you to tweak and edit the soundsbut it can also nimatesound with 8 back-lit buttons. These trigger odsin the synth engine that can warp sound in incredible ways as you play. There is also a large knob for filter cutoff so you can get instant control of the filter whatever else you are doing. MiniNova has an arpeggiator with 33 patterns. You can use the 8 buttons to jam with these patternscreating totally new sequences in realtime.

Classic & brand-new vocal effects
MiniNova takes vocal effects one step further. As well as a vocoderit has voice-tune - or the hereffect. This means you can talk into the mic and play the tune you want your voice to follow on the keyboard. You can also run your voice through MiniNova effects engineadding reverbdistortionchorus/phasegator compression or EQ. This doesn need to be limited to your voice; there is an input which you can plug a guitar or any other instrument and give it the same treatment; effects or vocoder.

The synth engine & effects
MiniNova has an enormously powerful synth engineunheard of in such a compact synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (squaresinesawtoothpulsetriangle and combinations)36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up soundsvirtual sync and ardness- which acts as an additional lowpass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously)6 envelope generators3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortionreverbchorus/phasedelaycompressorEQ and Novation unique gator effect.

Editing software included
Editing sounds in such a powerful synth can be overwhelmingso wee created a software application gives you visual access to the synth engine. The MiniNova Editor works as a plug-in within your DAW or music software. You can fully edit MiniNova using the hardwarethe software just makes it more simple to see what you are doing.

  • Hugely powerful mini-synth with UltraNovas sound engine
  • Brand new voice-tune and classic vocoder effects
  • Tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
  • 256 awesome onboards sounds - instantly searchable
  • Layer up to 5 effects per voice
  • Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
  • Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder and effects
  • 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O