Novation have launched the new 'Circuit Groove Box' this week and what a cheeky little number it is! Its quite possibly the coolest product that has been unveiled this year, giving the user so much fun and quality, when that idea for a track springs to mind.
So, what is it? Its basically a Nova synth, drum machine and sequencer in one box giving you the tools to create electronic music in seconds. The Novation Circuit is also extremely compact, making it suitable for any studio and is easy to transport around with you at all times, just in case you get that inspiration whilst you are out. Circuit has a built in speaker and velocity sensitive RGB pads plus you can save your tunes onboard. You can sync the Circuit also alongside your computer and other hardware with ease - well thats a given as its made by Novation. It really is such a great little product that packs a HUGE punch.
Make new electronic music quickly and easily with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tweak 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.
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. Side chain your synths to the kick drum to get them to pump. When you’re done, save your tune to one of 32 slots.
The Novation Circuit is available to order now, click here to get yours.