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Novation MiniNova

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Novation MiniNova
Novation MiniNova
400.00 street price

When it comes to mini synthesizers, we can’t help but recall Novation MiniNova which was based on UltraNova. In 2015, its compact version was updated by the author's series MoroderNova, technically replicating MiniNova, but having on board samples of sounds created on the motives of the legendary Italian musician Giorgio Moroder, who saw the coming of such musical trends as disco, synthpop and electronic music.

Despite the portable dimensions, the functionality of the instrument is quite impressive, thanks to the inherited Nova engine. It is also mono timbral and absolutely compatible with UltraNova patches. The signal flow is provided by 3 oscillators, multimode filters and 5 simultaneous effects. Oscillators generate 4 standard waves, 9 combinations of saw/pulse, 20 digital, and 36 wavetables, allowing virtual synchronization of each oscillator and enabling the "density detune" function to form super-saw effects. Among the possibilities there are 4 types of noise and 2 ring modulators. Like UltraNova’s voice, MoroderNova's digital sound is often compared to Access Virus.
Filters include a drive section with 7 variations. 3 LFOs and 6 assignable ADSRs (with individually adjustable attack, decay and sustain) enrich the modulation.

Of course, the main distinctive feature of the new version of the mini synth was the collection of patches from Giorgio Moroder (extracts from many of his compositions), filling the unique third preset bank with 50 sounds, leaving 78 slots for user combinations. According to some musicians, the quality of patches leaves much to be desired considering that Novation was responsible for the release, but a bit of still high-quality adjustment will help solve this problem.

MoroderNova has a nice 12-band vocoder with the "vocal tune" effect.

For some purpose, for example, when the workplace is already occupied by DJ equipment, the keyboard of this mini synthesizer may not seem a drawback when choosing between UltraNova and MiniNova/MoroderNova in favor of the latter.

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Usage area
Synthesizer 
Vocoder 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Virtual Analog (VA) 
Polyphony
Voices18
Multi Timbral Capacity
Monotimbral 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Wavetable
Technology of Sound Generation PCM
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count56
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset256
User-defined Single Voice128
Filter
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
3-pole 
6dB 
12dB 
24dB 
Envelope Generator (EG)
ADSR 
Modulation
Modulation Matrix20 слотов на патч. 6x EG, 3x LFO, сила нажатия клавиш, колеса, экспрессия -> высота тона, ШИМ; индекс, громкость тона волновой таблицы, частота среза, резонанс, огибающие, параметры эффектов, выходные уровни. Рекурсивная модуляция.
Source count20
Destination count66
Effects
Reverb 
Chorus 
Compressor 
Delay 
Phaser 
Distortion 
Equalizer
Parametric 
Sequencer
Step Sequencer 
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator 
Arpeggio presets33
MIDI
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Mini Keys 
Velocity Sensitivity 
Size3
Number of Keys37
Display
Color resolution Monochrome
Built-in controllers
Wheel's backlit 
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Pad8
Encoder3
Potentiometer6
Knob/ Switch2
Button13
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
XLR1
Computer Interfaces
USB USB PC Link
USB MIDI through USB
Power
Voltage 9V
Power Supply External
Power Supply External, USB
Amperage0.300 A
Case/ body
Plastic 
Color
Silver 
Blue 
Production start2013

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