Product Description for the Novation Circuit
Circuit is designed to inspire. Two Nova polysynth engines and a four-part drum machine —with the ability to upload your own samples —combines seamlessly with an intuitive grid-based sequencer, to let you make electronic music in minutes
Enter drum and synth sequences on the pads, tweak the macro knobs to sculpt your sound, and your track will quickly emerge, all locked in time and key. Import your own drum samples, one-shots and vocal chops to complete the music-making experience.
Compact and battery powered, with a convenient built-in speaker, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own. Hooked up with other music making gear, ho wever, it can be used as part of a limitless ecosystem of MIDI machines. In the studio it will run perfectly in sync with your DAW as a MIDI controller and/or sound source. A suite of software lets you tweak and store synth patches, back up and store your Circuit settings in the cloud, or download settings to your computer to share with your friends.
Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes
Circuit inspires, straight out the box. It combines a two-part synthesiser and a 4-part drum machine with a velocity-sensitive grid sequencer, to help you discover new musical inspiration in no time.
A suite of tools that expands Circuit, and gives you all you need to design and customise your instrument. Simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own palette of sounds.
Compact and battery-powered, Circuit truly stands alone. You can create
entire tunes from scratch on the go, then save them and play them back live or in the studio. You don’t even need speakers, because it has one built in. Of course, Circuit will connect to your sound system via quarter-inch line outputs, and work with your computer and studio hardware via USB and MIDI.
Build Ideas Quickly
Make music without losing your flow. Depending on what mode you’re in, Circuit's velocity-sensitive RGB grid adapts to display notes, velocity, gate length, and even precise tempo and swing settings. Embrace a new way of making music.
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.
Looking for the Perfect Beat?
Quickly build drum loops from the 64-slot bank of drum hits (or use your own samples) by sequencing or playing in patterns using the velocity-sensitive pads. Define your sound with control over pitch, decay, distortion and EQ.
Easily Tweak Your Synths
Sculpt your sound using eight macro knobs, then automate parameter changes in your sequences to add movement and variety to your performance.
Build Whole Tunes with Effects
Create sequences up to 128 steps long by linking patterns, then add 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 Session slots