Novation has announced the Circuit music box. Circuit is designed with two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with a grid-based sequencer in a standalone groovebox that is designed to have a user making electronic music in minutes.
Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and a track will start to emerge, all locked in time and key. Play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce a track with fat grooves and beats.
Ideas in seconds:
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.
The compact and battery powered with a powerful built-in speaker means Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own. In the studio it will work alongside standalone synth gear and run in sync with music software too.
Cutting edge sound:
Circuit is designed to deliver cutting-edge sound with production-ready mono and poly patches, and tons of character, for easily creating deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads.
Build ideas quickly:
Circuit's split grid shows steps and notes at the same time, so a user can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on. Parts can be built either by programming each step or capturing a performance in real-time.
Combine simplicity and experimentation:
A musician can use simple streamlined modes to keep harmonies, rhythms and melodies locked in time and key while they make riffs, hooks and chords.
Velocity sensitive RGB pads let a user build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing the wide range of drum sounds. The sound can be defined with total control over pitch, decay, distortion and EQ.
Create subtle builds and breaks by tweaking synth and drum sounds using eight endless macro knobs. Each one allows a user to make multiple changes to the sound, with RGB LED feedback.
Whole tunes can be built with effects: A user can create an tune by combining up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns, then add space, depth and energy to the music with built-in effects. Sidechain your synths to the kick drum to get them to pump. Tunes can be saved to one of 32 slots.
Price: $329.99 EX VAT £249.99 UK inc VAT.