Product Description for the Novation UltraNova Synthesizer
UltraNova is a ‘Nova’ series analogue-modelling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor. It is a single-part synth taking the legendary Supernova II synth engine as a starting point and packing it with the latest technology. It now has brand new features including wavetable synthesis, even more powerful filters, a software editor and a revolutionary new touch-sense performance mode.
The 'Nova' family was born in 1998with the Supernova, which was the first of a series of powerful synthesisers. These quickly became industry standard 'big-synths' which are still used by countless artists and sound designers.
Of course, with this level of power and control onboard, you need a clean and clear means of control. Novation answers with dedicated buttons for each part of the synth which are linked to eight encoders. These encoders give the UltraNova a very analog-type vibe. Any synth worth its salt is inspiring to play, and UltraNova takes it to the next level with its "Touch" performance system, which allows you to trigger envelopes, filters, LFOs, and effects by simply touching the encoders. A vocoder and included mic give you even more options. But that's not all! UltraNova is also equipped with a 2-in/4-out USB audio interface (you can also draw bus power through the USB port!) that can stream audio to and from your computer.
UltraNova is the latest addition to the family bringing the range right up to date with a host of new features and a more affordable price tag.
Brand new Nova-series synth engine based on Supernova II:
Single part with up to 18 voices, 14 filter types, 36 wavetables, 5 effect slots
Patch Browse enables you to browse 300 sounds by type & genre
Touch-sense controls enable totally new sound-shaping & performance:
Trigger envelopes/LFOs/filters/FX by just touching the encoders
Large rotary control instantly allows you fine control of any parameter
Totally gig-able with 37 full sized keys, a Vocoder, and loads of controls:
Voice optimized 12 band Vocoder with gooseneck mic
High quality key bed with aftertouch for expressive playing styles
Software plug-in editor and Patch Librarian for full visual editing:
Plug-in editor allows you to view and edit in with software
Software Patch Librarian a organise, store and share unlimited patches
Built-in 2 in 4 out USB audio interface and it can be bus powered:
UltraNova can be used to stream audio to and from a host computer
Stereo main (analogue & SPDIF) and aux outputs, and MIDI in/out/thru ports