Novation has released firmware 1.7 for the Circuit 1.7, an update that brings introduces song sequencing capabilities, tied notes and new micro-timing sequencing options.
Here’s what’s new in Novation Circuit 1.7:
- Make songs – the Patterns view now allows you to now make complex sequences of patterns and pattern chains. There’s a new Pattern Chain Sequence function, from which you can select up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns, in any order. You can repeat patterns and chains and build up your sequence, navigating easily between sequences. Toggle the append setting to add patterns and chains to an existing pattern sequence, even when playing.
- Create Tied/Drone Notes – Each step now has a tie-forward setting, so it’s now possible to tie notes together in order to create drone notes and long ambient pads.
- New Microtiming Option – It’s now possible to take your music off the grid by delaying notes on a step from one to five ticks (each step is divided up into six ticks). It’s also possible to use Synth Micro-nudge to create new, more complex rhythms like triplets across the beat.
Here’s an overview of what’s new in Circuit 1.7 from Novation’s Chris Calcutt at Superbooth 2018:
The update is free via the Novation Components site. (Using the Chrome browser is recommended.)