Novation MiniNova


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MiniNova packs the sort of specs youd expect to find in an instrument twice the size

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Whether you're a music production novice taking your first steps in synthesis, a keyboard player in a touring band, or an experienced sound designer, our backpack-sized beast more than delivers.

Built on the UltraNova sound engine, MiniNova has more polyphony, more filter types, more effects and more modulation than any other synthesiser in its class. It even has a built-in vocoder. And with USB bus power, you can easily hook it up to your computer and bring it wherever your music takes you.

  • Make huge sounds – Create dirty-fat bass, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects
  • Intuitive control – tweak your patches with the knobs, or totally warp them with the Animate buttons
  • Create unique vocals – talk or sing into the included microphone and run your voice through the synth and its effects engine
  • Find your sound fast – Instantly search through 256 preset sounds by type or musical genre, plus save 128 more of your own.
  • Layer effects – each voice can be processed with up to five effects, including distortion, reverb, chorus, phase, delay, compressor, and EQ

Find your sound fast

MiniNova comes with 256 killer sounds, space to save another 128 of your own, and a Patch Librarian for loading and storing as many extra sounds on your computer as you'll ever need.

That's a lot of choice, but you can easily search through them by selecting your style or music, or the type of sound you're after. Bass? Lead? Techno? Hip Hop? Whatever you're looking for, you'll find your sound fast. Don't worry if you're lacking inspiration: we're always releasing new free soundpacks for MiniNova, which we create with renowned artists and sound designers.

Create unique vocals with MiniNova's Vocoder

MiniNova's Vocoder comes with a secret weapon: VocalTune. Talk or sing into the mic, and your voice will automatically be tuned to the notes you play on the keyboard.

Or, to do something totally unique with your voice, run it through the effects engine. Add reverb, distortion, chorus/phaser, gator compression or EQ - whatever you need to create attention-grabbing vocals, or recreate iconic vocal lines.

Don't limit yourself to vocals either: Plug in your instrument or any audio source to do really cool stuff with MiniNova's VocalTune, vocoder, filters and effects.

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Animate and arpeggiate

Switch to 'Animate' mode and press one of the eight backlit buttons to trigger awesome performance functions.

Switch to 'Arpeggiator' mode to jam with arpeggiator rhythms in realtime, using the buttons to edit the arpeggiator step sequencer so you can switch steps in and out.

MiniNova artist first look

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    12-band Vocoder with dynamic gooseneck microphone

    Utility, display and patch select controls

    16 character custom LCD

    1x large detented patch select encoder

    1x patch sort switch

    1x volume dial

    1x detented data encoder

    5x navigation/utility buttons

    2x patch navigation buttons

    Keyboard/performance controls

    Pitch wheel (LED lit)

    Modulation wheel (LED lit)

    37 note keyboard with velocity

    4x smooth edit/performance pots

    1x large smooth filter pot

    1x six position parameter selector switch

    6x parameter indicator LEDs

    8x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons

    2x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators

    1x back-lit 'hold' button

    1x animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch

    1x 'favourite' patch select button

    1x arpeggiator tempo control pot

    1x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED

    2x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders

    2x back-lit octave select buttons

    XLR dynamic mic input

    1x ¼” jack inputs

    2x ¼” jack outputs

    1x ¼” jack headphone output

    Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input

    MIDI in/out

    12 volt power input

    USB/DC/off power switch

    USB B 2.0 (MiniNova can be powered via USB)

    Kensington security slot
  • Length560mm
  • Depth250mm
  • Height75mm
Power requirements
    USB bus powered

    9V DC power supply included

    Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA