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NovationCircuit Groove Box Drum Machine

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Novation Circuit

The Novation Circuit is comprised of two polysynths and a quad-voiced drum machine with a grid sequencer, all in a compact and portable chassis. Adding to the unit’s compactness and portability is battery power operation and a built-in speaker, meaning users can take it anywhere and create sounds wherever they are most comfortable. 

Additionally, users can utilize the synth’s internal sounds or sync the Circuit with external software. This versatility is extended by the Circuit’s split grid, which displays steps and notes simultaneously. This handy feature affords users the ability to sequence and play at the same time. In terms of performance, users can program sequence or record performances in real-time. This keeps harmonies and melodies locked down and quantized while the user composes riffs, chords, etc. All of this plus much more makes the Circuit a powerful synthesizer that is perfect for a range of applications and a great addition to any studio.

The Circuit now includes a host of new features, from microtiming for drum and synth voices, tied notes, and improved gate functionality that makes it a perfect pairing with modular synthesizers. Workflow improvements include selectable session color, more advanced MIDI clock control, pattern chain sequencing, and frar more. Dive in and find a world of rhythmic sophistication with the Circuit.

Circuit Features

  • 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
  • Jam packed Sequencer
  • Sample Flip allows selection of a different sample for each step of each drum sequence, for complex rhythmic sequencing
  • Great for Real Time Performance
  • Highly editable parameters
  • Ableton Live Lite 9 Included
  • Works as a standalone USB-MIDI controller
  • Multi sample drum lines on each of Circuits drum tracks
  • Play and preview samples without programming them
  • LED colors adjustable
  • Sample Grouping options
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, 4GB of Loopmasters Samples, Components, and Sound Collective for a huge array of samples, soft synths, and more
  • Dimensions: 240mm width x 200mm depth x 35mm height
  • 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
  • 1/4"" jack sockets for left and right outputs
  • Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
  • Headphones Output
  • Integrated Speaker
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