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Novation Circuit Groove Box + Sample Import

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Quick Overview

Make new electronic music in seconds, with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths, expertly sculpted drums and the ability to import your own audio samples. The inspirational grid-based groove box, now with Sample Import.

New Feature: The inspirational grid-based groove box, now with Sample Import.

Make new electronic music in seconds, with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths, expertly sculpted drums and the ability to import
your own audio samples.
 

Circuit is designed to inspire. 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.

 

All You Need To Make Music - Anywhere

Compact and battery powered with a powerful 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. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes. whenever and wherever you want. This standalone groove box combines a classic Nova synth, drum machine and sample sequencer. Compact, battery-powered and with built-in speakers, it’s the real deal for portable and instant inspiration. Equally at ease in the studio, Circuit syncs seamlessly with your computer and session hardware. Uniquely versatile, dangerously addictive–it’s the little box with very big ideas.

 

 

Build Ideas Quickly

Want some instant electronic inspiration? Get on board with the Novation Circuit–the standalone groove box which makes creativity second nature. Start making music in seconds–with Nova-heritage synths, expertly sculpted drums or your own samples.

Embrace a new way to make music. 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.

It’s all about the hands-on experience. Hit the pads, tweak the knobs. Layer the parts, adjust the effects. With its compact design, battery power and built-in speakers, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own–anytime, anywhere. Likewise, sync to your computer and session hardware, and use your own samples for full DAW connectivity. It’s a beat-dropping, heart-stopping musical brainstorm in a box. Grab the moment. The only question you’ll ask is: how did I ever live without it?

 

Overview

 

Drums Mode

 

Pattern Mode

 

Synth Mode

 

Mixer and FX

 

Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes

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.

 

Cutting Edge Sound

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.

 

 

Combine Simplicity and Experimentation

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.

 

Circuit Components
Supported by an online suite of tools that is constantly evolving, take advantage of regular updates and new functionality to customise your Circuit. For example, simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own sound library.

 

 

Stand Alone

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 Outs, USB and MIDI ports.

 

Looking for the Perfect Beat?

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.

 

 

Build Whole Tunes with Effects

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. Sidechain your synths to the kick drum to get them to pump. When you’re done, save your tune to one of 32 slots.
 
 

Easily Tweak Your Sound

Sculpt 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.

 

 
 
Circuit Key Features:
  • 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled +wavetable synthesiser
  • 4-part drum machine
  • 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches
  • Step sequence or build live
  • Lock your music in time and key
  • Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Record and play back your tweaks
  • Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add awesome delay and reverb effects
  • 32 slots for saving sessions
  • Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
  • Add your samples with Sample Import
  • Compact and battery powered
  • Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
  • Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI
 
Circuit Key Features
  • 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled +wavetable synthesiser
  • 4-part drum machine
  • 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches
  • Step sequence or build live
  • Lock your music in time and key
  • Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Record and play back your tweaks
  • Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add awesome delay and reverb effects
  • 32 slots for saving sessions
  • Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
  • Add your samples with Sample Import
  • Compact and battery powered
  • Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
  • Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI

 

Circuit System Requirements
  • Circuit can provide MIDI Input and Output via USB to a con
  • nected computer. It is class compliant,
  • so will work on any modern Mac or Windows PC.

 

Circuit Included Software
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples

 

Tech Spec

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
  • 28 RGB backlit function buttons
  • 8 Continuous pots with RGB indicator LEDs
  • Dedicated filter and volume pots
  • 1/4" jack sockets for left and right outputs
  • Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
  • USB socket
  • Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones
  • Integrated speaker
  • Rubberised knob caps
  • Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts
  • Power supply connector
  • Power switch
  • Battery compartment for 6x AA batteries (included)
  • Kensington Security Slot

Sound Engine

  • 2 Nova synths
  • 4 Part drum machine
  • 6 Note polyphonic per synth
  • 64 Synth patches
  • 64 Drum patches
  • 8 Synth macro controls (Control up to 4 parameters with one knob)
  • 4 Drum parameter controls (Pitch, Decay, Distortion, Filter)
  • Mixer view with levels and mutes
  • Master FX with individual track sends
  • 16 Delays
  • 8 Reverbs
  • Sidechain effect (7 types and off). Triggered from Drum 1
  • Hi-pass / low-pass master filter

Sequencer

  • 32 Sessions
  • 6 Tracks per session (2 Synth and 4 Drum)
  • 8 Patterns per track (Synth 1, Synth 2, Drum 1&2, Drum 3&4)
  • 16 Demo sessions
  • Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
  • Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
  • 50 Automation parameters (up to 4800 events per pattern)
  • Internal tempo range 40 - 240
  • External synced tempo range 30 - 300
  • Swing 20 - 80%

Real Time Performance

  • Full range velocity scanning and record. Editable to 16 levels
  • 16 Scale types and chromatic transposition
  • Synth expand view doubles playable area
  • Drum expand view allows real time drum record
  • Octave (input) and pattern octave (edit)
  • Pattern length and nudge
  • Configurable pattern chain
  • Session instant switching and queued switch

Editing

  • Velocity and gate per step
  • Multiple gate lengths per step (via real time record)
  • Automation edit per step
  • Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session
  • Duplicate step, pattern

Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 9 is included

Circuit will also work as a standard USB-MIDI controller.

Power Requirements

  • Circuit can be powered using 6x AA batteries or a power supply (both included). It can not be powered via USB
  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 600mA

Product Dimensions

  • 240mm width x 200mm depth x 35mm height
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