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Novation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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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: novationmusic.com/soundpacks.

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
    Includes:
    • 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)
    Hardware:
    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

Ritchard Napierkowski Submitted: 3/6/2019
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Easily one of the BEST synths to come out in the last decade.
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What is your opinion of this product?
I've owned 3 of these beasts. They sound great, the editing software via the computer is solid and all around Novation really came back to form with the Nova series. I've owned 3 because I'm a performing musician and can be a little rough live with them. Generally I replace some of the side plate screws with guitar pegs and wear it a la keytar style and even though they weren't built for that.. it's fantastic. I also play in another group and use a second solely as a vocoder. Easy to fix, great sounding and inexpensive. Easily one of the BEST synths to come out in the last decade.
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Larry C Submitted: 1/5/2019
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Novation Mininova
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Absolutely cool little synth. I am a guitarist that wanted a keyboard for demo’ing in my project studio. The sounds are really decent. The synth is relatively easy to figure out how to use. It’s also very compact but powerful. I am really glad I purchased it.
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vatomico Submitted: 11/27/2018
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"Well worth the money"
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Great keyboard. It does exactly what it says it does. Would love to have 8 (or more) extra buttons to save favorite sounds.
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C Submitted: 11/6/2018
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Really useful performance aid
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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.
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Brandon Submitted: 10/30/2018
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I love it!
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Best bang for your buck! This thing is AMAZING
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Adrian Lopez Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Mini beast
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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
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Tyrone Gregg Submitted: 9/26/2018
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A powerful mini synth!!
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The vocoder in this thing is boss!! I tweaked a little now it sounds amazing!!
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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.
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Woodchuck Submitted: 7/29/2018
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"Well worth the money"
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They say powerful sound engine...holy **** this thing ROCKS!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIT!
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Elvis Kong, scottie.farrow@gmail.com Submitted: 8/22/2017
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Huge pro sound. EASY to use
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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
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