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Novation MiniNova 37-Key Synthesizer

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Big Sound, Small Synth - The Novation MiniNova 37-Key Synthesizer

Don't let its size fool you: The MiniNova has the most powerful sound engine and effects of any micro synth. More polyphony, more filters, more effects, more modulation. Every sound has easy access to almost limitless variations, which you can subtly tweak or totally warp with the twist of a knob or the touch of a button. Create all the dirty-fat bass, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage sounds you could possibly want - but on a tough and compact 37 mini-key synth.

  • Capable of creating and editing massive sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects
  • 256 Awesome Onboard Sounds. Instantly search for sounds by type or musical genre, from bass to pad, hip hop to house
  • Download regular free soundpacks created by eminent artists and sound designers
  • With the VocalTune Vocoder, create robotic and iconic vocals, or run your instruments through the effects engine
  • Add up to five effects to each voice, including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and our very own gater 'stutter' effect
  • Trigger external sound modules and connect larger keyboards, via the MIDI I/O
  • Tweak your sounds in realtime with five knobs, or totally warp them eight 'Animate' buttons and oversized pitch and modulation wheels
  • Fully edit your synth and effects, and store as many sounds as you can fit on your Mac or PC


Utility, Display and Patch Select Controls

  • 16 character custom LCD
  • 1 x large detented patch select encoder
  • 1 x patch sort switch
  • 1 x volume dial
  • 1 x detented data encoder
  • 5 x navigation/utility buttons
  • 2 x patch navigation buttons

Keyboard/Performance Controls

  • Pitch wheel (LED lit)
  • Modulation wheel (LED lit)
  • 37 note keyboard with velocity
  • 4 x smooth edit/performance pots
  • 1 x large smooth filter pot
  • 1 x six-position parameter selector switch
  • 6 x parameter indicator LEDs
  • 8 x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons
  • 2 x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators
  • 1 x back-lit 'hold' button
  • 1 x animate/arpeggiator/favorite patch toggle switch
  • 1 x 'favorite' patch select button
  • 1 x arpeggiator tempo control pot
  • 1 x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED
  • 2 x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders
  • 2 x back-lit octave select buttons

Inputs, Outputs, Rear Panel

  • XLR dynamic mic input
  • 1 x 1/4-inch jack inputs
  • 2 x 1/4-inch jack outputs
  • 1 x 1/4-inch jack headphone output
  • Sustain pedal on 1/4-inch jack input
  • MIDI in/out
  • 12-volt power input
  • USB/DC/off power switch
  • USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB)
  • Kensington security slot

Synth Engine

  • Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
  • Mono-Timbral

Per Patch

  • 3 x oscillators
  • 1 x noise generator
  • 2 x ring modulators

Waveforms Include

  • Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw/pulse combinations
  • 20 x digital waveforms
  • 36 x wavetables

Filter Types

  • 2 x filters per patch
  • low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
  • low pass 12 dB
  • low pass 18 dB
  • low pass 24 dB
  • 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 6 dB per octave
  • high pass 12 dB
  • high pass 18 dB
  • high pass 24 dB

Modulation Sources

  • 20 modulation slots per patch
  • 6 x envelope generators
  • 3 x LFOs
  • Aftertouch (Supported in the engine. Note, the keyboard does not generate 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)

Power Requirements

  • USB bus-powered
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 9 V DC 300 mA

Product Dimensions

  • (L x D x H): 22.04 x 9.84 x 2.95 inches / 560 x 250 x 75 mm

Manufacturer: Novation
SKU: I291818-N-0-WHXX
UPC: 815301000136

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