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Novation MiniNova – Compact Performance Synthesizer

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MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight ‘animate’ buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on each sound. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from hip hop, urban and electronic music.

Synth Engine & Effects

MiniNova has an enormously powerful sound engine and synth effects, unheard of in a micro 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 lowpass 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. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each sound including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation’s unique gator effect.

Instant Editing & Performance Control

The ‘Perform’ section enables you to access the synth and effects engines by switching between 6 positions to assign 4 knobs, giving you instant access to 24 sound-bending parameters. 8 animate buttons enable you to warp and twist sounds in realtime alongside a dedicated filter knob, 4 further editing knobs and oversized pitch and modulation wheels

Small Just Got Bigger

Don’t let its size fool you. MiniNova is the latest in the ‘nova’ range of synths dating back to the legendary Supernova series. It has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass synth sounds, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage synth sounds. All this in a 37 mini-key form with a USB port and MIDI i/o so you can hook it up to your laptop and control your music software or connect it to another keyboard or sound module.

Classic & Brand New Vocal Effects

MiniNova takes vocal effects one-step further. As well as a vocoder, it has VocalTune. This means you can talk into the mic & 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 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 into which you can plug a guitar or any other instrument & give it the same treatment; effects or vocoder.

Process Your External Instruments!

Always wanted to process your instruments through a vocoder or even a synthesizer’s effects? There is a line input into which you can plug a guitar, bass or any other instrument which can then be routed through the effects engine or the vocal effects of the Novation MiniNova. Run it through the MiniNova’s Distortion, Compressor, Chorus/Phase, Delay, Reverb, Gator or EQ to create something completely new. Imagine the endless possibilities you can create, especially while performing live on stage! Get creative, get Nova’d.


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MiniNova – Vocoder & VocalTune

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