Novation, the company behind various synths and controllers such as the MiniNova and the Launchkey, recently released the Circuit, their first groove box. Take a look:
It combines a Nova Heritage synth with a 4 part drum machine. So, although it looks considerably like their Launchpad controller, it is, in fact, a standalone music making machine.
Here is a video showing how you create beats on the Circuit:
And here is a video showing how you arrange patterns:
Here here is one that explains the synths part of the Circuit:
And finally, this one shows you how to use the mixer and effects:
I think the Circuit would be great for someone wanting to do live electronic music with a minimum amount of equipment. You can program things in advance, yet still play around with it live. The perfect combination really, don’t you think?
Anyway, what do you think of the Novation Circuit? Maybe you already make music and would consider adding this to your existing musical equipment. Or perhaps you are thinking of taking your first steps into the world of electronic music production, and you want one easy-to-use box that you can start making great sounds with straight away. Whatever your story, why not leave me a comment in the comments section below.
All the best,
P.S. Have you see the Novation Ultranova?