Novation Circuit Music Production Workstation

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Product Description

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.

    Circuit v1.7 Update!
    Circuit v1.7 is an update to the Firmware that unlocks new features. The update is free, fast and easy to install.

    Make Songs - The Pattern Chain Sequence function allows for up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns to be selected in any order. Patterns and chains can be repeated, and sequences can be build up and easily navigated between. The append setting can be toggled to add patterns and chains to an existing pattern sequence, even when playing.

    Create Tied/Drone Notes - Each step has a tie-forward setting, making it possible to tie notes together in order to create drone notes and long ambient pads.

    Take Music off the Grid - Take music off the grid by delaying notes on a step from one to five ticks (each step is divided up into six ticks). Use Synth Micro-nudge to create new, more complex rhythms like triplets across the beat

    Circuit v1.6 Update!
    Circuit v1.6 is an update to the Firmware that unlocks new features. The update is free, fast and easy to install.

    Panning – Panning has been the single most requested feature of the community to date. It enables users to create audio landscapes or integrate with their favorite hardware.

    Drum Micro Steps – Using Drum Micro Steps as a beat-building tool, Circuit v1.6 adds instant fills and stutter effects to users’ workflows, re triggering a sample up to six times within each step.

    Light Dim – Is Circuit’s brightness intruding when the room darkens? Light Dim will help to set the mood for all sorts of romantic occasions with its brightness setting.

    FX Mute – Used to mute any unwanted FX, making it easier to connect with external hardware processors.

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Novation Circuit Groovebox with Sample Import Features
  • 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled +wavetable synthesiser 
  • 4-part drum machine 
  • 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads 
  • MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables 
  • 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
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.

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?

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 new musical directions and creating electronic grooves in no time.

Standalone Creativity
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.

Cutting-edge Sound
Deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads – explore a new 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– programme each step or capture your performance in real-time.

Circuit Components
Supported by an online suite of tools that is constantly evolving, take advantage of regular updates and new functionality to customise 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

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-431-2609 Warranty:  As of 12/14/2017: 2 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Novation Circuit Groove Box Plus Sample Import Workstation Specifications
  • Circuit System Requirements: Circuit can provide MIDI Input and Output via USB to a connected computer. It is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac or Windows PC. 
  • Circuit Included Software 
    • Ableton Live Lite music making software 
    • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Single Hardware Unit Weight: 3.09lbs (with accessories) 2.09lbs (without accessories) 
  • Dimensions: 1.97” x 9.45” x 7.87” (H x W x D)
  • Single Boxed Unit Weight: 4.85lbs 
  • Single Boxed Dimensions: 3.74”x 16.73” x 11.22” (H x W x D)

Customer Reviews

Jon E Zom B Submitted: 10/6/2018
Product Rating
Modern functions, old school feel <3
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
Endless variety of sounds via sample upload. Firmware updates and years of support from Novation is a huge plus! Sleek form factor. Buttons knobs and case feel very solidly built. Lastly, bpm display via the RGB led grid is mesmerizing! 8D
Anthony Submitted: 2/2/2017
Product Rating
I think it is pretty cool for trying out basic ideas
What is your opinion of this product?
I like the construction of it and its is pretty easy to use.
AMS Responds:
Shazam Jamieson, Submitted: 9/19/2016
Product Rating
The GrooveBox With Attitude
What is your opinion of this product?
LOVE LOVE this Groove Box From Novation (#0) Sounds Banging and Full 2 Poly Synths and Four drum parts that sound so off the chain and expressive. Plus with sample flip this Update makes this a Real Beast for Studio or Stage. (#1) Love that it is Battery Operated [Wish Novation Launchpad Pro was Battery Operated Talk About Missing The Boat but i digress. (#2) LOVE the Work Flow on The Novation Circuit (I have Korg Electribe 2 Great Machine but not as easy to Figure out Like Circuit). (#3) Love that it has a speaker (ONLY REASON DID NOT GET 5 Stars is (A) No Input In Jack AND (B) No Din Sync Breakout MIDI area. Otherwise Amazing!
AMS Responds:
Winston Lowe Submitted: 3/31/2016
Product Rating
I Love this thing
What is your opinion of this product?
it is pretty cool


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