Novation today introduced its 8th free firmware upgrade for the Circuit groovebox synthesizer, adding four user-requested features:
- Non-quantized recording – With firmware v1.8, you can capture synth and drum tracks directly to microsteps, instead of quantizing your performance to the 16-step grid.
- Synth microstep editing – As well as recording your synth lines to microsteps, you can now also edit them at the microstep level. With six microsteps to every full step, you can program subtle timing tweaks, fast triplets and more.
- Per-note velocity tracking – Now, not only will notes recorded over other notes on the same step maintain their velocities independently, but you can manually edit those velocities after the fact.
- Assignable MIDI channels – Firmware v1.8 lets you set Synth 1, Synth 2 and Drums to any MIDI channel between 1 and 15, for increased flexibility when integrating Circuit into your broader studio setup.
The Circuit v1.8 firmware update is available now as a free download in the Components content manger.