Novation Circuit Standalone Circuit Groove Box + Sample Import

| UPC # 815301000365
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Circuit is designed to inspire. Two Nova polysynthengines and a four-part drum machine — with the ability to upload your ownsamples — combines seamlessly with an intuitive grid-based sequencer, to letyou make electronic music in minutes.

Enter drum and synth sequences on the pads, tweak the macro knobs to sculptyour sound, and your track will quickly emerge, all locked in time and key.Import your own drum samples, one-shots and vocal chops to complete themusic-making experience.

Compact and battery powered, with a convenient built-in speaker, Circuit can beused to make music entirely on its own. Hooked up with other music-making gear,however, it can be used as part of a limitless ecosystem of MIDImachines. In the studio it will run perfectly in sync with your DAW as a MIDI controller and/or sound source. A suite of softwarelets you tweak and store synth patches, back up and store your Circuit settingsin the cloud, or download settings to your computer to share with your friends.

Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes

Circuit inspires, straight out the box. It combines a two-part synthesiser anda 4-part drum machine with a velocity-sensitive grid sequencer, to help youdiscover new musical inspiration in no time.

Circuit Components
A suite of tools that expands Circuit, and gives you all you need to design andcustomise your instrument. Simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with SampleImport, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create yourown palette of sounds.

Stand Alone
Compact and battery-powered, Circuit truly stands alone. You can create entiretunes from scratch on the go, then save them and play them back live or in thestudio. You don’t even need speakers, because it has one built in. Ofcourse, Circuit will connect to your sound system via quarter-inch lineoutputs, and work with your computer and studio hardware via USB and MIDI.

Build Ideas Quickly
Make music without losing your flow. Depending on what mode you’re in,Circuit's velocity-sensitive RGB grid adapts to display notes, velocity, gatelength, and even precise tempo and swing settings. Embrace a new way of makingmusic.

Combine Simplicity and Experimentation

Use simple streamlined modes to keep your harmonies, rhythms and melodieslocked in time and key while you make riffs, hooks and chords. Or startexperimenting for some serious sequencing exploration.

Looking for the Perfect Beat?
Quickly build drum loops from the 64-slot bank of drum hits (or use your ownsamples) by sequencing or playing in patterns using the velocity-sensitivepads. Define your sound with control over pitch, decay, distortionand EQ.

Easily Tweak Your Synths
Sculpt your sound using eight macro knobs, then automate parameter changes inyour sequences to add movement and variety to your performance.

Build Whole Tunes with Effects
Create sequences up to 128 steps long by linking patterns, then add space,depth and energy to your music with built-in effects. Sidechain your synths tothe kick drum to get them to pump. When you’re done, save your tune to one of 32Session slots.


  • Two-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled synthesiser
  • Four-part drum machine
  • Sample Import with browser-based workflow
  • 32-pad grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • Six-voice polyphony per synth
  • Loads of oscillator types and wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches
  • Program sequence per step or play your sequence live
  • Lock your music in time, key and scale
  • Tweak your synths using eight macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Automate and play back your macro movements
  • Connect to a computer via USB and to other MIDI gear with five-pin DIN
  • Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add amazing delay and reverb effects
  • 32 Session slots for creating, saving and playing tunes without a laptop
  • Compact and battery powered, with built-in speaker


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  • *****
  • Portable!
  • February 02, 2016
  • By: Bobby J

The Circuit is a great new addition in the portable groovebox field. You can use it as a standalone sequencer for external MIDI gear or use the built-in synthesis to create your next Sandstorm. Recommended.

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  • *****
  • Samples!
  • May 03, 2016
  • By: Jack

I have to admit I wasn't too impressed with this unit out of the box, but now that you can load your own samples I love it. Great upgrade and I hope they continue to improve on it. Much fun!

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