Novation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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Product Description

The Novation MiniNova 37 Key Compact Synthesizer is a powerful mini-keys synth with incredible performance controls, which enable you to tweak and warp the onboard sounds, and your own voice.

Free Giorgio Moroder Sound Pack!
MiniNova users are free to enjoy several supplemental Soundpacks, which are easily downloadable from Novation's website. In addition, MiniNova is bundled with 30 Giorgio Moroder-inspired patches, also free and downloadable upon product registration.

It has the same synth-engine as its big brother - the UltraNova - and comes with 256 awesome sounds so you can get started straight away. If you want to dig deeper, it has a fully editable Nova-class synth engine (derived from the legendary Supernova series in the 1990s).

Novation MiniNova 37 Key Compact Synthesizer Features
  • Hugely powerful mini-synth with UltraNova's sound engine
  • Brand new VocalTune and classic vocoder effects
  • Tweak and warp your sounds in real-time
  • 256 awesome onboard sounds - instantly searchable
  • Layer up to 5 effects per voice
  • Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
  • Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder, VocalTune and effects
  • Free soundpacks including vintage synth and bass synth sounds
  • 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O
Is MiniNova for you?
MiniNova's compact size, massive sound and performance/editing controls make it perfect for producers, gigging musicians and anyone creating music with computers - it can also be a 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O. The VocalTune and vocoder enable you to recreate classic vocal effects, as well as brand new voice-bending possibilities!

Choose your sound
MiniNova has 256 onboard sounds and space to save another 128 of your own sounds. You can quickly search for sounds by selecting the type of music you're making, or the type of sound you're after whether it's bass, lead - hip hop or techno. MiniNova comes with a free software Patch Librarian so you can store as many sounds as you want on your computer. If 256 is not enough, there are numerous soundpacks for MiniNova assembled by renowned artists and sound designers. These can be downloaded free from:

Tweak, warp and arpeggiate your sound
MiniNova can do things other synths can't. It has knobs that allow you to tweak and edit the sounds, but it can also 'animate' sound with 8 back-lit buttons. These trigger 'mods' in the synth engine that can warp sound in incredible ways as you play. There is also a large knob for filter cutoff so you can get instant control of the filter whatever else you are doing. MiniNova has an arpeggiator; you can use the 8 buttons to jam with arpeggios creating totally new sequences in real-time.

Classic & brand-new vocal effects
MiniNova takes vocal effects one-step further. As well as a vocoder, it has VocalTune. This means you can talk into the mic and play the tune you want your voice to follow on the keyboard recreating those classic Hip Hop / Urban vocal effects. You can also run your voice through MiniNova's effects engine, adding reverb, distortion, chorus/phase, gator compression or EQ. This doesn't need to be limited to your voice; there is an input which you can plug a guitar or any other instrument and give it the same treatment; effects or vocoder.

The synth engine & effects
MiniNova has an enormously powerful synth engine, unheard of in such a compact synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle and combinations), 36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync and 'hardness' - which acts as an additional low pass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously), 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's unique gator effect.

Editing software included
Editing sounds in such a powerful synth can be overwhelming, so we've created a software application gives you visual access to the synth engine. The MiniNova Editor works as a plug-in within your DAW or music software. You can fully edit MiniNova using the hardware, the software just makes it more simple to see what you are doing.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Novation MiniNova 37 Key Compact Synthesizer Specifications
    • MiniNova Synthesizer
    • Gooseneck microphone
    • DC power supply (PSU)
    • USB cable
    • Software download card and warranty regestration card
    • User manual
    Included Software:
    • MiniNova Software Editor
    • MiniNova Patch Librarian
    • Ableton Live Lite
    • Novation Bass Station softsynth
    • Loopmasters sample pack (1GB)
    Synth engine: Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing), Mono-Timbral
    Per patch:
    • 3x oscillators
    • 1x noise generator
    • 2x ring modulators
    Waveforms include Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations, 20x digital waveforms, 36x wavetables
    Filter types:
    • 2x filters per patch
    • low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
    • low pass 12dB
    • low pass 18dB
    • low pass 24dB
    • band pass 6:6
    • band pass 6:12
    • band pass 12:6
    • band pass 6:18
    • band pass 18:6
    • band pass 12:12
    • high pass no resonance 6dB per octave
    • high pass 12dB
    • high pass 18dB
    • high pass 24dB
    Modulation sources:
    • 20 modulation slots per patch
    • 6x envelope generators
    • 3x LFOs
    • Aftertouch
    • Velocity
    • Key scaling/track
    • Mod wheel
    • Expression pedal
    Total of 66 Destinations including:
    • Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
    • Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings
    • Effects parameters and send levels
    • Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)
    5 effects slots per patch:
    Distortion: up to 2 instances
    Compressor: up to 2 instances
    Chorus/Phase: up to 4 instances
    Delay: up to 2 instances
    Reverb: up to 2 instances
    • Gator
    • EQ
    • VocalTune
    • 12 band vocoder
    Arpeggiator: 33 patterns
    • Realtime Arp rhythm editing function
    Chord function: lock up to 10 notes
    Patch storage: up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches)
    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
    Inputs, Outputs, rear panel:
    • XLR dynamic mic input
    • 1x 1/4 in. jack inputs
    • 2x 1/4 in. jack outputs
    • 1x 1/4 in. jack headphone output
    • Sustain pedal on 1/4 in. jack input
    • MIDI in/out
    • 12 volt power input
    • USB/DC/off power switch
    • USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB)
    • Kensington Lock port
    Dimensions (L x H x D): 22.04 x 2.95 x 9.84 in., (560 x 75 x 250 mm)
    Weight: 5.55 lbs., (2.52kg)Neutrik made plugs built to Planet Waves’ patented design
:: Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing), Mono-Timbral: Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations, 20x digital waveforms, 36x wavetables:::: up to 2 instances: up to 2 instances: up to 4 instances up to 2 instances up to 2 instances 33 patterns lock up to 10 notes: up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches) (L x H x D): 22.04 x 2.95 x 9.84 in., (560 x 75 x 250 mm) 5.55 lbs., (2.52kg)Neutrik made plugs built to Planet Waves’ patented design

Customer Reviews

C Submitted: 11/6/2018
Product Rating
Really useful performance aid
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
I use this little thing in combination with electric guitar and drum synthesizers. I have small hands and the tiny keys are actually pretty fun to play when you get into a groove. I used to own the ultranova and I actually think this mininova has more charm. It’s also just so inexpensive and portable. It’s not for everyone, but for my needs it’s really useful.
Brandon fox Submitted: 10/30/2018
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I love it!
What is your opinion of this product?
Best bang for your buck! This thing is AMAZING
Adrian Lopez Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Mini beast
What is your opinion of this product?
This is my 1st synth I ever actually owned and my friends including myself are amazed with this thing. Tiny keys take some getting used to but once you do it’s awesome
Tyrone Gregg Submitted: 9/26/2018
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A powerful mini synth!!
What is your opinion of this product?
The vocoder in this thing is boss!! I tweaked a little now it sounds amazing!!
Shaloom John Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Great product by Novation!! Amazing sounds and beautiful made.
What is your opinion of this product?
It has amazing sounds and I love that you can make quick hands on changes to the sounds, great for live performances.
Woodchuck Submitted: 7/29/2018
Product Rating
"Well worth the money"
What is your opinion of this product?
They say powerful sound engine...holy **** this thing ROCKS!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIT!
AMS Responds:
Elvis Kong, Submitted: 8/22/2017
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Huge pro sound. EASY to use
What is your opinion of this product?
I've played everything from Yamahas and Rolands to Korgs - this little guys is hands down my favorite. The Mininova is a very serious machine. I'll give it my "Best in Class" award. The best part - you'll be playing within 5 minutes of opening the box. This was made for musicians - not computer programmers . I love it
Mark Collins, Submitted: 8/5/2017
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Best mini Synth on the market!!
What is your opinion of this product?
I'm very impressed with the Mininova. I own a Ultranova and I think the Mininova is in my mind a better deal. There's nothing I can't do on this little power house! It helps me create music and perform music. It's the best mini synth in its class bar none.
AMS Responds:
KenB Submitted: 9/15/2015
Product Rating
Pretty good.
What is your opinion of this product?
Bought it to use in a high tech cover band. Haven't had a lot of time to play with it, but so far, it's pretty cool. Better sounds than similar Korg units...looks cool too.
Ed Merkel from Rochester NY USA Submitted: 2/23/2013
Product Rating

Mininova Exceeded all Expectations
While lightweight, it has a very solid feel, is stable on tier two of my keyboard stand and gives the impression it would travel well. At this price point I don't think I'd find better.
The Arpeggiator is Killer, and the Latch button is a bonus Lay down the Arp line you want, come over it with my other keyboard or with the guitar. Pre-programmed sounds are excellent, and there are enough so I don't have to spend time programming new ones if I don't want to. That's a big benefit. This is my first foray into synth, and I'm very pleased.
Set it up on the stand, plugged in the power cord, connected headphones (also works into a small Roland Cube amp until I figure out what kbd amp or PA I want to add), turned it on, and out of the box it's intuitive and unintimidating. That's important for us old-timers out here. I'm recommending it as 'The' toy to add to the collection to all my home musician friends.
Connected to quality headphones the sound is what I would expect. Crystal clear, well differentiated voicings. If electronics can be said to be 'musical', then the Mininova is musical indeed. Through a small Roland Cube guitar amp connected to the headphone out, it's way more than anticipated. I'll do a follow up once I have a small PA or stereo keyboard amp up in the office/studio room.
Your general opinion of this product.
I'm completely pleased. It arrived well packaged, sooner than anticipated, easy to set up. Clear instructions in the manual. I still have to get on line and register.
After pianos, Yamaha PSR 550, I didn't know what to expect with the mini keys. After 60 seconds it was a breeze and I can alternate between keyboards seamlessly.
As a new owner and user of a little over a week, I can't imagine a better value for the money. And part of it, really, is the 'cool' factor with the blue color and the backlit pads. And the free Tee shirt is pure frosting.


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