Novation MiniNova Synthesizer

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Novation MiniNova
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Novation MiniNova Synthesizer

The Novation MiniNova Synthesizer is a powerful mini-keys synth with incredible hands-on performance controls, VocalTune and vocoder effects. It has the most powerful sound engine and effects of any micro synth. More polyphony, more filters, more effects, more modulation.

The Novation MiniNova Synthesizer offers incredible performance controls, which enable you to tweak and warp the onboard sounds, and your own voice. It has the same synth-engine as it's big brother - the Novation UltraNova - and comes with 256 awesome sounds so you can get started straight away. If you want to dig deeper, it's got a fully editable Nova-class synth engine (derived from the legendary Supernova series in the 1990s).

The Novation MiniNova's compact size, massive sound and performance/editing controls make it perfect for producers, gigging musicians and anyone creating music with computers - it can also be a 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O. The VocalTune and vocoder enable you to recreate classic vocal effects, as well as brand new voice-bending possibilities!

The Novation MiniNova has 256 onboard sounds and space to save another 128 of your own sounds. You can quickly search for sounds by selecting the type of music you're making, or the type of sound you're after whether it's bass, lead - hip hop or techno. The Novation MiniNova comes with a free software Patch Librarian so you can store as many sounds as you want on your computer. If 256 is not enough, there are numerous soundpacks for the Novation MiniNova assembled by renowned artists and sound designers.

The Novation MiniNova can do things other synths can't. It has knobs that allow you to tweak and edit the sounds, but it can also 'animate' sound with 8 back-lit buttons. These trigger 'mods' in the synth engine that can warp sound in incredible ways as you play. There is also a large knob for filter cutoff so you can get instant control of the filter whatever else you are doing. The Novation MiniNova has an arpeggiator; you can use the 8 buttons to jam with arpeggios creating totally new sequences in real-time.

The Novation MiniNova takes vocal effects one-step further. As well as a vocoder, it has VocalTune. This means you can talk into the mic and play the tune you want your voice to follow on the keyboard recreating those classic Hip Hop / Urban vocal effects. You can also run your voice through the Novation MiniNova's effects engine, adding reverb, distortion, chorus/phase, gator compression or EQ. This doesn't need to be limited to your voice; there is an input which you can plug a guitar or any other instrument and give it the same treatment; effects or vocoder.

The Novation MiniNova has an enormously powerful synth engine, unheard of in such a compact synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle and combinations), 36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync and 'hardness' - which acts as an additional low pass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously), 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. The Novation MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's unique gator effect.

Editing sounds in such a powerful synth can be overwhelming, so the Novation has created a software application gives you visual access to the synth engine. The Novation MiniNova Editor works as a plug-in within your DAW or music software. You can fully edit Novation MiniNova using the hardware, the software just makes it more simple to see what you are doing.

Novation MiniNova Synthesizer Features

  • Hugely powerful mini-synth with UltraNova's sound engine
  • Brand new VocalTune and classic vocoder effects
  • Tweak and warp your sounds in real-time
  • 256 Awesome onboard sounds - instantly searchable
  • Layer up to 5 effects per voice
  • Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
  • Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder and effects
  • 37 Key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O

Novation MiniNova Synthesizer Specifications

  • Product Hardware Specs:
    • Utility, Display and Patch Select Controls:
      • 16 Character custom LCD
      • 1 x Large detented patch select encoder
      • 1 x Patch sort switch
      • 1 x Volume dial
      • 1 x Detented data encoder
      • 5 x Navigation/utility buttons
      • 2 x Patch navigation buttons
    • Keyboard/Performance Controls:
      • Pitch wheel (LED lit)
      • Modulation wheel (LED lit)
      • 37 Note keyboard with velocity
      • 4 x Smooth edit/performance pots
      • 1 x Large smooth filter pot
      • 1 x Six position parameter selector switch
      • 6 x Parameter indicator LEDs
      • 8 x Three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons
      • 2 x Animate/arpeggiate LED indicators
      • 1 x Back-lit 'hold' button
      • 1 x Animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch
      • 1 x 'Favourite' patch select button
      • 1 x Arpeggiator tempo control pot
      • 1 x Arpeggiator tempo indicator LED
      • 2 x Back-lit arpeggiator control encoders
      • 2 x Back-lit octave select buttons
    • Inputs, Outputs, Rear Panel:
      • XLR dynamic mic input
      • 1 x ¼” jack inputs
      • 2 x ¼” jack outputs
      • 1 x ¼” jack headphone output
      • Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
      • MIDI in/out
      • 12 Volt power input
      • USB/DC/off power switch
      • USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB)
      • Kensington security slot
  • Synth Engine:
    • Type:
      • Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
      • Mono-Timbral
    • Per Patch:
      • 3 x Oscillators
      • 1 x Noise generator
      • 2 x Ring modulators
    • Waveforms:
      • Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9 x saw:pulse combinations
      • 20 x Digital waveforms
      • 36 x Wavetables
    • Filter Types:
      • 2 x Filters per patch
      • Low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
      • Low pass 12dB
      • Low pass 18dB
      • Low pass 24dB
      • Band pass 6:6
      • Band pass 6:12
      • Band pass 12:6
      • Band pass 6:18
      • Band pass 18:6
      • Band pass 12:12
      • High pass no resonance 6dB per octave
      • High pass 12dB
      • High pass 18dB
      • High pass 24dB
    • Modulation Sources:
      • 20 Modulation slots per patch
      • 6 x Envelope generators
      • 3 x LFOs
      • Aftertouch (Supported in the engine. Note, keyboard does not generate aftertouch)
      • Velocity
      • Key scaling/track
      • Mod wheel
      • Expression pedal
    • Total of 66 Destinations:
      • Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
      • Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings
      • Effects parameters and send levels
      • Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)
    • 5 Effects Slots Per Patch:
      • Distortion – up to 2 instances
      • Compressor – up to 2 instances
      • Chorus/Phase – up to 4 instances
      • Delay – up to 2 instances
      • Reverb – up to 2 instances
      • Gator
      • EQ
    • Misc:
      • VocalTune
      • 12 Band vocoder
      • Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
      • Realtime Arp rhythm editing function
      • Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
      • Patch storage - up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches)
  • Power Requirements:
    • USB bus powered
    • 9V DC power supply included
    • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA
  • Product Dimensions:
    • Unboxed: (L x D x H) 560mm (22.04”) x 250mm (9.84”) x 75mm (2.95”)
    • Boxed: (L x D x H) 615mm (24.21”) x 345mm (13.58”) x 115mm (4.52”)

Novation MiniNova Synthesizer Includes

  • Novation MiniNova Synthesizer
  • Gooseneck Microphone
  • DC Power Supply Unit (PSU)
  • USB Cable
  • Giorgio Moroder Sound Pack (30 Giorgio Moroder inspired synth patches upon registration)
  • Software Download Card
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • User Manual
  • Two Years Warranty

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  • 5
    Great experience all the way around

    The customer service from Front End audio best I've ever experienced. The items I purchased both just happened to be backordered everywhere the products came in quick what thoroughly impressed me was front end Audio customer service notify me and keeping me in the loop the entire time one of the products was nearly a month for me to receive from the manufacturer but that was a Manufacturing issue from the manufacturer given the whole Global COV ID - 19 situation. Once product came in shipping was extremely fast was shipped on a Friday and delivered that Sunday. I cannot say enough about the customer service and all the employees at front end audio first time purchasing products through them and there definitely will be multiple times after.