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Novation Circuit - Pad Based Groove Box

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CIRCUIT

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Novation's Circuit is a standalone groove box combining two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine with an intuitive grid-based sequencer that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Compact and battery powered with a powerful built-in speaker, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own. In the studio it will work alongside your standalone synth gear and run in sync with your music software too. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.

Circuit's split grid shows your steps and notes at the same time, so you can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on. Build up your parts quickly and easily, either by programming each step or capturing your performance in real-time.

Velocity sensitive RGB pads let you quickly build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing the wide range of drum sounds. Define your sound with total control over pitch, decay, distortion and EQ. Sculpt your sound using eight macro knobs allowing you to subtly tweak or completely transform each patch. Then add movement and rhythm by recording or sequencing your performance.

Circuit also sends and receives standard MIDI data, so you can connect other MIDI-compatible devices, synchronise with other drum machines or grooveboxes, or to trigger synths, for example. The USB connection also handles MIDI; this lets you connect Circuit to your computer so you can synchronise and record MIDI data in your DAW.

Key Features:

• Combines two MiniNova synth engines and four drum parts
• 32-button multi-colour grid for playing and displaying information
• Split grid displays sequence steps and notes simultaneously
• Velocity-sensitive pads
• 64 synth Patches
• 64 drum sounds
• Tempo range from 40 to 240 BPM, plus tap mode
• Adjustable Swing
• Patterns can be chained together
• Pattern Nudge and Length adjustment
• 12-octave (-6, +5) range
• Eight macro controls for further tweaking of sounds
• Classic synth-style Filter control
• Built-in mixer
• FX section
• Clear and Duplicate functions
• Adjustable Note Velocity and Gate (Length)
• 32 Session slots
• Stereo line output
• Separate headphone output
• USB port for MIDI data and firmware update
• Internal speaker
• Runs off external AC adaptor (supplied) or 6 x AA batteries (supplied)

Product Hardware Specifications:

• 32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
• 28 RGB backlit function buttons
• 8 Continuous pots with RGB indicator LEDs
• Dedicated filter and volume pots
• 1/4" jack sockets for left and right outputs
• Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
• USB socket
• Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones
• Integrated speaker
• Rubberised knob caps
• Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts
• Power supply connector
• Power switch
• Battery compartment for 6x AA batteries (included)
• Kensington Security Slot

Sound Engine

• 2 Nova synths
• 4 Part drum machine
• 6 Note polyphonic per synth
• 64 Synth patches
• 64 Drum patches
• 8 Synth macro controls (Control up to 4 parameters with one knob)
• 4 Drum parameter controls (Pitch, Decay, Distortion, Filter)
• Mixer view with levels and mutes
• Master FX with individual track sends
• 16 Delays
• 8 Reverbs
• Sidechain effect (7 types and off). Triggered from Drum 1
• Hi-pass / low-pass master filter

Sequencer

• 32 Sessions
• 6 Tracks per session (2 Synth and 4 Drum)
• 8 Patterns per track (Synth 1, Synth 2, Drum 1&2, Drum 3&4)
• 16 Demo sessions
• Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
• Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
• 50 Automation parameters (up to 4800 events per pattern)
• Internal tempo range 40 - 240
• External synced tempo range 30 - 300
• Swing 20 - 80%

Software Compatibility:

• Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
Circuit will also work as a standard USB-MIDI controller.

Power Requirements:

• Circuit can be powered using 6x AA batteries or a power supply (both included). It can not be powered via USB
• Maximum power consumption 12V DC 600mA

Product Dimensions:

Dimensions (H x W x D): 240mm x 200mm x 35mm / 2.0 x 9.5 x 7.9"
Weight2.1 lb / 0.9 kg

What's in the Box:

• Novation Circuit Groovebox
• USB Type A to Type B cable (1.5 m)
• 2 x MIDI break-out cables: 3.5 mm 3-pole jack plug to 5-pin DIN socket
• Getting Started Guide, including Product/software Registration details
• Registration card for Ableton Live Lite recording software
• Patches reference sheet
• Safety information sheet
• AC adaptor: 12 V DC, 1.5 A; includes interchangeable AC plugs
• 6 x AA Alkaline batteries

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
groove box to mess around with. There is so much you can do with this, I'm just scratching the surface. You can use your own samples using the Circuit editor to clear the onboard sounds and place your own with the 60 seconds of sample time. There is a 3rd party app that lets you get under the hood for even more control and if that's not enough there is a very active Facebook Circuit users group. Also, Novation has just released Circuit mono, which is a combination of Bass Station and Circuit together. Lots you can do with Circuit and the price is right.
Posted by anonymous on May 7, 2017
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great little jam box1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Great little Jambox that is way to much fun to play around with. Great for improvs, Jams and sketching out ideas. Great improvement of functionality after the V1.4 Update from Novation. Good to see that the company actively supports and improves the product.
Posted by Stefan on Dec 8, 2016
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I have been an acoustic musician for many years, and this amazing little box is my first foray into electronic music production. But for me, the combination of amazing sound, flexibility, ease of use, portability, tweakability and overall versatility makes the Circuit an amazing tool. In addition to creating music within the box, I've used it as a DJ controller paired with Ableton Live. And with all the free firmware updates from Novation, Circuit keeps getting better all the time. Love it!
Posted by Ken Shorley on Aug 22, 2016
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Great for sketching out early ideas. Interface is incredibly easy to learn. Watched about 25 min of YouTube tutorials and I was making the beginnings of a tracK. Makes music creation fun compared to some other compatible groove boxes
Posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2016
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