Once you start making music with the Novation Circuit synthesizer workstation, it's sure to become a fixture in your rig.
Whether you're a producer, a musician or you just want a quick and easy way to play, Circuit will do something for you. It's a starting point for your music-making; jam with Circuit's synths and samples, sync or sequence other devices, or unplug everything and start something anywhere.
"Novation hit it out of the park. Circuit is fun, affordable, intuitive and it keeps getting better."
- Audio Newsroom
Use two six-voice polyphonic Nova-heritage digital synths and four drums - with independent pitch, decay, distortion and filter controls - to build a beat. Flip in your own samples for complex and changing rhythms on the fly. Make your beats move with micro-steps, mixed up pattern lengths per part, and swing. Then hook up to your other MIDI devices and have everything play along.
You have four parts. Synth 1 and Synth 2 are a part each and Drums 1 & 2 and Drums 3 & 4 make up the other two. You can create eight Patterns per part, per Session, and mix, match and chain in any way you can imagine for endless, complex and evolving tracks. Then add or switch patterns, record automation on macro controls or FX, and change your drum pattern lengths to switch it up as you go, even while playing.
Load in samples
You have up to 60 seconds of sample time, shared across 64 slots. Then, Sample Flip lets you select a different sample for each step in a sequence across all four of Circuit’s drum tracks. You could have both a kick and a snare on Drum 1, for example, leaving you three more sequencer lines for whatever sample insanity you can think of.
Connect with anything
Send MIDI to other synths, or synchronise and jam with other drum machines, grooveboxes or your DAW. 3.5mm MIDI jacks make daisy–chaining Circuits together easy - including Circuit Mono Station which opens up a whole other world of analogue filth. Connect to your computer too and sync with your DAW, access the synth editor, and keep your firmware up-to-date for the latest round of new features.
Helping you find your new sound
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All you need to make music - anywhere
Compact - and with a built-in speaker - you can produce whole tracks anywhere with Circuit and six AA batteries. In the studio it will work alongside your standalone synth gear and run in sync with your music software too. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.
- A powerful electronic music workstation with Nova-series synth engines and sequencing
- Comprehensive RGB-backlit 4 x 8 pad matrix makes playing and sequencing intuitive
- 2-part Nova-series analog-modeled synthesizer with 64 presets delivers amazing sound
- 4-part rhythm machine lets you lay down beats and create compelling drum sequences
- Load up to 60 seconds of your own samples via a browser-based editor/librarian
- Perform live with or without real-time quantization or step sequence on a detailed grid layout
- Lock your synths to a specific key to quickly create music without worrying about wrong notes
- Store your creations in 32 slots for performance and easy recall
- Combine a complete library of Sessions, Samples, and Patches into a single file with Circuit Packs
- Create intricate polyrhythms and pattern variations by setting the length of drum patterns 1/2 and 3/4 independently
- Switch between patterns instantly to generate glitchy drum fills
- Change Session colors directly from the Circuit hardware when saving
- Gain increased control with separate transmit and receive settings for the Circuit's MIDI clock
- 15 "Starting Point" Sessions help you get started quickly
- Pattern Chain Sequence function allows up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns to be selected in any order
- Created tied and drone notes using the sequencer's tie-forward setting
- Take your music off the grid using Synth Micro-nudge, allowing for more complex rhythmic creation
- Battery power and built-in speaker let you create and perform music anywhere
- USB and MIDI connections provide compatibility with the rest of your electronic music gear
- Components expand your functionality with powerful web-based tools
- Includes Ableton Live Lite and 1GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Type: Performance Pad Synth Station
- Internal Sound Engine: 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled synth
- Pads: 32 x RGB Velocity-sensitive Pads
- Manufacturer Presets: 64 synth patches, 64 drum sounds
- Sequencer: 128-step synth/drum patterns
- Effects Types: Reverb, Delay
- Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
- MIDI I/O: In/Out, 2 x MIDI break-out cables: 1/8" to 5-pin DIN socket
- USB: 1 x USB Type B
- Software: Ableton Live Lite
- Power Supply: 12 DC power supply (included) / 6 x AA batteries
- Height: 1.37"
- Width: 9.4"
- Depth: 7.8"
- Manufacturer Part Number: AMS-CIRCUIT