Posted on August 30th, by Graeme in News.

The new MiniNova from Novation is built around the same synth engine as Novation’s flagship keyboard, the UltraNova. Featuring three oscillators, up to five effects, two filters, six envelopes, three LFOs, and 36 different wavetables, it’s capable of creating a large range of sounds suitable for every genre. Simple patch browsing is provided by a large genre-select knob and scroll wheel for search and recall of the 256 factory and 128 user patches. A parameter matrix put­­s 24 powerful sound-shaping tools under your fingertips on four large, tactile knobs. Plus there is a dedicated filter cutoff knob. Included with MiniNova is VocalTune, an effect that can tune your voice to the note being played on the synth in real time. It also features a new vocoder engine, which can be fed by either the included gooseneck microphone or the external input. Novation’s unique ‘Animate’ buttons let you apply up to eight expressive modulations with a hold button that latches any or all of the animations. Arpeggiate mode lets you play and program your rhythmic synth parts on the fly.

MiniNova connects to your computer via USB, where free plug-in software can be used for patch library management. The synth has two quarter-inch mono jack outputs, a stereo headphones output, full-size XLR and jack inputs for routing sounds through the vocoder and on-board effects, as well as a five-pin MIDI input and output, and a jack for a sustain pedal. Power can be supplied via USB or a 9V DC power supply (included). More info is at


RRP in Australia $649.00 & available late September 2012