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Novation Circuit

4 reviews
Original price $359.99 - Original price $359.99
Original price $359.99
$359.99 - $359.99
Current price $359.99

Grid-based Standalone Groove Box

  • 2-part analog-modelled synthesizer
  • 4-part drum machine
  • RGB, velocity sensitive pads for sequencing

The Novation Circuit is designed to be a tool for getting song ideas started - quickly developing electronic grooves with a grid sequencer, a drum machine, and a synthesizer. It's simple and fun - but can also be incorporated into a full studio setup.

Standalone Ideas

The Circuit means you can build songs without a laptop or your studio - it's battery powered, has a built-in speaker, and headphone ports. There's 128 steps of synth patterns, and 32 slots for saving/playing tunes you've made.

Studio Synergy

The Circuit can play nice when you want to move to the studio as well - with USB and MIDI breakout cables. It can also send MIDI I/O to a connected DAW - and is class-complient so you'll be able to use it with iOS MIDI apps.

Simplicity + Versatility

Use simple streamlined modes to keep your harmonies, rhythms and melodies locked in time and key while you make riffs, hooks and chords. Then use the eight macro knobs allowing you to subtly tweak or completely transform each patch.

Key Features:
  • 4-part drum machine 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • 6 voice polyphony Loads of oscillator types and wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches Step sequence or build live Lock your music in time and key
  • Combine ready-made drum patterns
  • Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Record and play back your tweaks Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add amazing delay and reverb effects 32 slots for creating, saving and playing tunes without a laptop
  • Compact and battery powered, built-in speaker Works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI
  • Sample Flip: The Sample Flip function lets you create multi-sample drum lines on each of Circuit’s drum tracks. In previous versions of Circuit firmware, only one sound could be used on each drum track. Now, you can select a different sample for each step in all four of the drum tracks. So for example, you can have a kick and a snare on ‘Drum1’, freeing up other tracks for additional instrumentation or sample playback. This totally transforms Circuit’s drum- and sample-programming functionality and opens it up to new styles of music.
  • Polyrhythmic Drum Patterns: The length of drum patterns 1/2 and 3/4 can now be set independently of the other pair to create mind-bending polyrhythms and pattern variations.
  • Components Standalone: Components Standalone lets Circuit owners access all of the features of the Components software, without needing to login or to have an active Internet connection.
  • Fractional Gate – the gate length for a note no longer has to equal one step, it can be shorter or longer. With 6 times the resolution you can add expressivity to your tracks like never before on Circuit.
  • Synth Patch Preview – this now allows you to audition synth patches in a similar way to Drum Preview.
  • MIDI CC Send and Receive – this means MIDI CC data can be turned on or off to prevent any unwanted parameter changes.
In The Box:
  • Novation Circuit
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters Sounds and Samples
  • USB cable
  • 2 MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pindin
  • Circuit patches sheet
  • 6x AA batteries included
  • 12V DC power supply included
Size + Weight:
  • Height: 1.97" / 5cm
  • Width: 7.45" / 18.92cm
  • Depth: 7.87" / 19.99cm
  • Weight: 2lb / 0.91kg

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Giovanni G.
Novation Circuit

I was blown away by circuit, you can make about few dozen tracks on the fly with presets alone not to mention the ability to use your own samples make this device one to definitely get. I would definitely recommend it!

Giovanni G.
Novation Circuit

I was blown away by circuit, you can make about few dozen tracks on the fly with presets alone not to mention the ability to use your own samples make this device one to definitely get. I would definitely recommend it!

Novation Circuit

Sure, the Novation Circuit has its limitations, but if you're the type of person to run into them, you're also the type of person that has a studio full of gear to overcome them. I've had it for a few hours and have already composed a couple of very nice jams on it. If you're just starting out producing, this is the one bit of gear that I'd recommend before anything else. If you've been producing for years and have several label releases, this is the bit of gear that you'll bring with you on the airplane and quickly sketch out new track ideas. It runs on an included wall-wart power adapter or the included 6xAA batteries. It has a headphone jack so you can use it in the back of the limo or on the G6 while you're flying to your next gig!

Alex C.
Novation Circuit

I have to admit that I was skeptical when I first heard about the circuit. I wasnt sure it had enough depth and usefulness to be worth its price, especially when you can get a lot of really cool stuff that is perhaps more useful in the same price range. However, I kept hearing how fun and easy it is so I picked one up on a whim. The rumors are true. This thing is seriously awesome. I just take it around and fiddle with it when I have some downtime here and there but in the short time I've had it, I've already used it to come up with ideas for tons of tracks. Between the patch editor that they're offering now and the onboard automation you can come up with some really inspiring sounds too. I've actually just directly recorded some into ableton for use in a finished track. This thing is more than a toy. It's a creative tool unlike anything else you are gonna find out there. If you're thinking about getting one, go for it.


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