Novation Circuit Groove Box
Want some instant electronic inspiration? Get on board with the Novation Circuit -- the standalone groove box which makes creativity second nature. Start making music in seconds -- with Nova-heritage synths, expertly sculpted drums or your own samples.
We used the Circuit's Sample Import feature to create a track from real-world sounds:
It's all about the hands-on experience. Hit the pads, tweak the knobs. Layer the parts, adjust the effects. With its compact design, battery power and built-in speakers, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own -- anytime, anywhere. Likewise, sync to your computer and session hardware, and use your own samples for full DAW connectivity.
Learn more about the new Pattern Chain Sequences, Tied/Drone Notes and Synth Micro-nudge features in the Circuit 1.7 firmware update:
It's a beat-dropping, heart-stopping musical brainstorm in a box. Grab the moment. The only question you'll ask is: how did I ever live without it?
Firmware Version 1.7Even greater control of your groove creation – for free!
The evolution of Circuit continues, with v1.7 bringing some hotly-requested powerful functions, including Pattern Chain Sequences, Tied/Drone Notes and Synth Micro-nudge. Download the system updater here. Simply log in and connect your Circuit to your Mac® or PC running Chrome™ or Components Standalone.
We've expanded what’s possible with the Patterns view, allowing you to now make complex sequences of patterns and pattern chains. There's a new Pattern Chain Sequence function, from which you can select up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns in any order. You can repeat patterns and chains and build up your sequence, navigating easily between sequences. Toggle the append setting to add patterns and chains to an existing pattern sequence, even when playing.
Create Tied/Drone Notes
Each step now has a tie-forward setting, so it's now possible to tie notes together in order to create drone notes and long ambient pads.
Take your music off the grid
It's now possible to take your music off the grid by delaying notes on a step from one to five ticks (each step is divided up into six ticks). It's also possible to use Synth Micro-nudge to create new, more complex rhythms like triplets across the beat.
Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes.
Circuit inspires, straight out the box. Combining two-part synthesiser and a four-part drum machine with a 4x8 RGB velocity-sensitive grid sequencer -- you'll be finding cool musical directions and creating electronic grooves in no time.
Compact, battery powered and with built-in speakers, Circuit is about getting creative whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Build entire tunes from scratch without a laptop, then save them and play them back live. Of course, Circuit will also plug in to your sound system and work with your computer and other synth gear too.
Get a walkthrough of the Circuit in this demo:
Deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads -- explore a world of electronic sound at your fingertips. Building on our Nova heritage, Circuit delivers cutting-edge sound with production-ready monophonic and polyphonic patches full of character.
Build Ideas Quickly
Take control with Circuit's intuitive interface. The split grid shows your steps and notes at the same time, so you can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on -- program each step or capture your performance in real-time.
Supported by an online suite of tools that is constantly evolving, take advantage of regular updates to customize your Circuit. For example, simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own sound library.
Searching for the perfect beat?
Velocity-sensitive RGB pads let you quickly build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing live across a wide range of drum sounds. Define your sound with real-time control over pitch, decay, distortion, EQ and filter. Then drop your perfect beat with Circuit -- time and time again.
What's in the Box?
- Novation Circuit
- USB cable
- 2 MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Circuit patches sheet
- Safety information sheet
- 6x AA batteries included
- 12V DC power supply included
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Circuit Components: https://www.novationmusic.com/circuit-components
- 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled +wavetable synthesiser
- 4-part drum machine
- 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
- MiniNova spec oscillator types
- 64 production-ready patches
- Step sequence or build live
- Lock your music in time and key
- 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 awesome delay and reverb effects
- 32 slots for saving sessions
- Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
- Add your samples with Sample Import
- Compact and battery powered
- Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
- Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI
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