Novation Circuit Standalone Circuit Groove Box + Sample Import

Item # SYSCIRCUIT
| Mfg # CIRCUIT
| UPC # 815301000365
Our Price: $329.99
Retail: $449.99 | You Save: 26%
Free shipping
ONLY 4 IN STOCK, USUALLY SHIPS IN 3 DAYS
*****4.3 / 5 (based on 3 Reviews)
Write a Review
Qty:



Want some instant electronic inspiration? Get on board with the Novation Circuit - the standalone groove box which makes creativity second nature. Start making music in seconds - with Nova-heritage synths, expertly sculpted drums or your own samples.

It's all about the hands-on experience. Hit the pads, tweak the knobs. Layer the parts, adjust the effects. With its compact design, battery power and built-in speakers, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own - anytime, anywhere. Likewise, sync to your computer and session hardware, and use your own samples for full DAW connectivity.

It's a beat-dropping, heart-stopping musical brainstorm in a box. Grab the moment. The only question you'll ask is: how did I ever live without it?

Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes.

Circuit inspires, straight out the box. Combining two-part synthesizer and a four-part drum machine with a 4x8 RGB velocity-sensitive grid sequencer - you'll be finding new musical directions and creating electronic grooves in no time.

Standalone Creativity

Compact, battery powered and with built-in speakers, Circuit is about getting creative whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Build entire tunes from scratch without a laptop, then save them and play them back live. Of course, Circuit will also plug in to your sound system and work with your computer and other synth gear too.

Cutting-edge Sound
 
Deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads - explore a new world of electronic sound at your fingertips. Building on our Nova heritage, Circuit delivers cutting-edge sound with production-ready monophonic and polyphonic patches full of character.

Build Ideas Quickly
 
Take control with Circuit's intuitive interface. The split grid shows your steps and notes at the same time, so you can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on - programme each step or capture your performance in real-time.

Circuit Components
 
Supported by an online suite of tools that is constantly evolving, take advantage of regular updates and new functionality to customize your Circuit. For example, simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own sound library.

Searching for the perfect beat?

Velocity-sensitive RGB pads let you quickly build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing live across a wide range of drum sounds. Define your sound with real-time control over pitch, decay, distortion, EQ and filter. Then drop your perfect beat with Circuit - time and time again.

Easily Tweak Your Sound

Unleash your spontaneity with eight macro knobs to take your sound through subtle shifts to twisted transformations. It's your sonic landscape - go somewhere new every day.

Sample Flip


The Sample Flip function lets you create multi-sample drum lines on each of Circuit’s drum tracks. In previous versions of Circuit firmware, only one sound could be used on each drum track. Now, you can select a different sample for each step in all four of the drum tracks. So for example, you can have a kick and a snare on ‘Drum1’, freeing up other tracks for additional instrumentation or sample playback. This totally transforms Circuit’s drum- and sample-programming functionality and opens it up to new styles of music.
  
Polyrhythmic Drum Patterns

The length of drum patterns 1/2 and 3/4 can now be set independently of the other pair to create mind-bending polyrhythms and pattern variations.

Components Standalone

Components Standalone lets Circuit owners access all of the features of the Components software, without needing to login or to have an active Internet connection.

Circuit Key Features:
  • Fractional Gate – the gate length for a note no longer has to equal one step, it can be shorter or longer. With 6 times the resolution you can add expressivity to your tracks like never before on Circuit.
  • Synth Patch Preview – this now allows you to audition synth patches in a similar way to Drum Preview.
  • MIDI CC Send and Receive – this means MIDI CC data can be turned on or off to prevent any unwanted parameter changes.
  • 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modeled +wavetable synthesizer
  • 4-part drum machine
  • 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches
  • Step sequence or build live Lock your music in time and kep
  • Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Record and play back your tweaks
  • Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add awesome delay and reverb effects
  • 32 slots for saving sessions
  • Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
  • Add your samples with Sample Import
  • Compact and battery powered
  • Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
  • Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via USB and MIDI

Circuit What's In The Box:
  • Novation Circuit
  • USB cable
  • 2 MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Circuit patches sheet
  • Safety information sheet
  • 6x AA batteries included
  • 12V DC power supply included

Circuit System Requirements:

Circuit can provide MIDI Input and Output via USB to a connected computer. It is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac or Windows PC.

Circuit Included Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Circuit Components available from novation music.

Express yourself with Circuit. Straight out of the box and into the mix.
Overview
*****4.3/5
Based on 3 Reviews
  • (1)
  • (2)
  • (0)
  • (0)
  • (0)



Product Reviews
  • *****
  • 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.

0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful for you? Report As Inappropriate

  • *****
  • Portable Controller
  • September 29, 2017
  • By: Mike V

The circuit is awesome! It has its limitations, but as one of the few standalone controllers, it is awesome. I have not seen if yu can upload your own samples, but if it works, it makes the circuit even better!

0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful for you? Report As Inappropriate

  • *****
  • 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!

0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful for you? Report As Inappropriate

Product Warranty Information

  Product warrenty information

 
All instruments in our catalogs and on our shopping site carry the manufacturers' warranties against defects in parts and workmanship. Should a defect occur within the manufacturer's warranty period, contact us immediately.

We will be glad to help facilitate the repair or replacement as specified by the manufacturer. The manufacturer will determine whether the defect is covered under their warranty; we do not make that determination.

Please note: U.S.-based manufacturers WILL NOT honor warranties for items sold and shipped outside the U.S. Also, if a school, school district, or board of education purchases an instrument and resells it to an individual, the manufacturer considers the warranty to be void. Warranties are extended only to the original purchaser!

All warranties, stated or implied are held with the product manufacturer and they vary from item to item. Consult the documentation that came with your product for details in addition to the information below.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Retail Store
Founded in 1992, Novation is credited for creating the first dedicated MIDI controller: the MM10. They produce a wide range of keyboard controllers and other innovative control surfaces, designed by musicians and producers who use the gear they design daily.
Financing with Blispay