Create Big Virtual-Analog Sounds with the UltraNova's Kid Sibling
Tweak to no end on the Novation MiniNova. With 256 preset sounds on board, sweet synth effects, a vocoder, and a host of tactile controls, this compact 37-key synthesizer is bound to be your go-to sound and FX station on stage and in the studio. And not only is the MiniNova powerful and easy to carry, it's also one of the most affordable virtual-analog synthesizers around!
Sounds Macro for Something So Micro
Like the UltraNova, the MiniNova's older sibling in Novation's Supernova series of synths, the MiniNova boasts a powerful analog-modeling engine plus super synth effects designed to push soaring leads, phat bass, lush pads, and old-school synth sounds to the forefront of your tunes. Think of the MiniNova as the same synth powerhouse as the UltraNova, but significantly smaller in scale and with 37 mini-keys. When connected to a laptop via USB or to another keyboard or sound module, this little synth serves double duty as a MIDI controller.
The Sound Engine of the UltraNova in a Tiny Package
The MiniNova gives you 14 conventional waveforms (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle, and combinations), 36 wavetables, and 20 digital waveforms to choose from. On each of the three oscillators (per voice), you have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync, and a signature "hardness" lowpass filter of sorts. Shape your sound even further with 14 filter types, 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, and 20 modulation slots for stringing synth engine modules together. Add up to five effects to each sound, for a truly custom, multi-dimensional feel.
Fun FX -- Including a Built-in Vocoder and VocalTune
The MiniNova's built-in vocoder allows you to become your favorite Beastie Boy, while VocalTune lets you manipulate your vocals even more. Speak into the microphone, and on the mini keys, tap out the line that you want your voice to follow. VocalTune will do the rest, aligning your voice with that of the melody you just played, making sure you're in tune in the most (un)naturally pleasing way. You can also send your vocals through the MiniNova's effects -- reverb, distortion, chorus/phase, Novation's gator compression, or EQ -- and using the instrument input, do the same for a guitar, bass, or other instrument.
Sounds to Suit Any Style
Perform right out of the box with 18 massive voices and 256 presets, then jam away and save another 128 of your own. Free Patch Librarian software enables you to store as many sounds as you want on your computer, and access to downloadable sound packs lets you expand your collection for free.
Still not the sounds you really want? Edit them with the included MiniNova Editor software, which works as a plug-in within your DAW or music software. The MiniNova also comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station, and a 1 GB Loopmasters sample pack.
Real-Time Performance Controls at Your Fingertips
Your hands will find their place on 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys, backlit buttons, LED-lit pitch wheel and mod wheel, smooth pots, and control encoders. In Animate mode, you can trigger unique performance functions by hitting one of the eight backlit buttons while playing the keyboard. And when in Arpeggiator mode, you can perform with as many as 33 arpeggiator rhythms in real time, using the MiniNova's array of eight buttons as an arpeggiator step sequencer.
Download MoroderNova Patches for Free!
MiniNova customers can now access 30 Giorgio Moroder inspired synth patches upon registration. These patches, initially exclusive to Novation's limited edition MoroderNova, are downloadable absolutely for free.
- Compact keyboard monosynth/USB controller
- 37 velocity-sensitive mini keys
- Powerful UltraNova sound engine delivers massive sounds and effects
- Vocoder, VocalTune processing, and gooseneck mic let you add classic effects to your voice or plugged in instruments
- Manipulate your sounds in real time with 14 filter types, 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, and more
- Up to 18-note polyphony
- Play 256 presets and store up to 128 of your own sounds
- Layer up to 5 effects per voice
- MIDI I/O makes it a fully functional 37-key controller keyboard
- Connects to computers via USB (USB cable included)
- Includes MiniNova Editor software, Patch Librarian software Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station, and Loopmasters sample pack
In the Box:
- USB cable
- Power supply
- User manual
- MiniNova Software Editor
- iniNova Patch Librarian
- Ableton Live Lite
- Novation Bass Station softsynth
- Loopmasters sample pack (1GB)
- Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
- 3x oscillators
- 1x noise generator
- 2x ring modulators
- Waveforms include:
- Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations.
- 20x digital waveforms
- 36x wavetables
- 2x 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
- 20 modulation slots per patch
- 6x envelope generators
- 3x LFOs
- Key scaling/track