At Superbooth 17, being held April 20-22 in Berlin, Novation is introducing Circuit Mono Station, a new monophonic synth and sequencer.
The Novation Circuit Mono Station combines the velocity-sensitive RGB pads and sequencing workflow of the popular Circuit, with a paraphonic analog synthesizer that originates from the Bass Station II.
The Circuit Mono Station has two oscillators that can be individually controlled, three distortion modes, plus one multi-mode filter with high-pass, low-pass or band-pass.
The sync and tuning parameters of its two oscillators can be individually controlled. It offers four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, square and sample + hold), a sub-oscillator, ring modulation and noise generation. Users can get the frequency band they want by applying high-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB. In addition, Circuit Mono Station features a powerful overdrive.
Both monophonic and paraphonic modes are available, and you can control each oscillator individually with its own sequencer. In total, there are three sequencer tracks: two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. Users can alter Gate length, switch patterns instantly, choose sync rate and mutate patterns.
A four-by-eight modulation matrix makes it possible to route from LFO with the four waveshapes, envelope, sequencer or velocity, enabling complex modulation for pitch, pulse-width, amp, filter, distortion or CV. Up to 64 patches can be loaded and saved on the device.
Circuit Mono Station can also sequence other analog hardware via CV, Gate and modulation outputs. And it has MIDI In, Out and Thru, so for use with other MIDI gear.
The Circuit Mono Station also offers Audio In, opening up a world of analog filtration and distortion. Using the audio input with the mod sequencer, an audio source can be modulated, evolved and processed in new ways.
Via USB, the Circuit Mono Station can be connected to a Mac or PC, for patch management using Components.
Pricing and Availability
The Novation Circuit Mono Station will be available worldwide from July 2017, with the following pricing:
- US = $499.99 ex. tax
- Germany = €549.99 inc. 19% VAT
- UK = £479.99 inc. 20% VAT