Novation Circuit (with custom carry case)

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Novation Circuit plus custom carry case, external power supply & USB cable. Photos show the item for sale

The Circuit is a neat, portable groovebox from Novation. This thing is simplicity itself to use and has a surprisingly elegant & well-developed operating system. It’s designed to feel like there is no OS – there’s no screen, no menus, just a bunch of dedicated buttons. There are deeper levels available but, when you use them, it doesn’t feel like the complexity gets too much. On top of that, Novation continues to roll out regular updates that bring new features based on user feedback

For throwing together basic grooves the Circuit is excellent. Patterns are easily copied, edited & strung together to end up with more complex compositions. The Circuit can be used completely stand-alone, and patterns stored locally, but it can also be hooked to a computer via USB for upload & download of patterns & samples. Novation has a neat PC interface that just works

The sounds in a drumbox or groovebox definitely tend to guide the direction of a song as you’re writing so it’s useful to be able to upload samples. The basic setup has 2 “Nova” synths (developed from other Novation synthesizers) with 6-note polyphony and a 4-part drum machine. There are 64 synth patches & 64 drum patches and, using the latest OS version, it’s possible to load different patches mid-pattern

The eight controllers do different jobs in drum & synth modes but standard assignments include filter cutoff, volume, pan & etc. It’s easy to develop a balance for the stereo mix output

All-in-all this is a great next step up from a drum machine as it allows a polyphonic synth and a bass line to be programmed as well as drums. It’s a great piece of kit

I have a particularly low annoyance threshold for badly-designed kit & complex interfaces and found the Circuit a delight to use

“Let me start by saying this: The Novation Circuit is fun. I didn’t even read the manual, and I was making music from scratch within minutes”

“The Circuit is a groovebox in the classic tradition: a glorious mash up of Novation’s hardware synth and pad controller expertise. It’s all about immediacy, experimentation and fun, and in many ways feels like the true successor to the original Korg Electribes”

“The most notable thing about my time with the Circuit is how much I used it. It’s so easy to noodle on the Circuit around the house in those slivers of time between work, kids and passing out. Novation have made a lifestyle synth! Its portability and easy MIDI sync also makes it an unusually social electronic instrument — jamming with other Circuits is a single-cable hook–up”

“OUR VERDICT – Circuit is fun, fluid and intuitive with a strong range of built-in sounds. Highly recommended” Music Radar

In excellent used condition, almost unmarked. Tested & working 100%. Supplied with a custom aftermarket protective case, external power supply & USB cable. Photos show the Circuit and case for sale

Standalone groovebox / sequencer with internal memories & pattern store. Patterns & sound samples can be uploaded & saved via the USB Midi connection

Free-standing unit, 250 x 250 mm approx

Product Page

https://novationmusic.com/en/circuit/circuit

Downloads Page

https://customer.novationmusic.com/en/support/downloads?brand=Novation

Gabe Miller Drum Pack download page https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M1LLt6i5pjR2CeqQ8YxPBj8uqMyI3Rw8/view

Sound on Sound Review

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/novation-circuit

\Music Radar Review

https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech/novation-circuit-631254

Music Tech Review

https://www.musictech.net/reviews/novation-circuit-v1-5-review/

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Gearslutz Review

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/1031607-novation-circuit-36.html

Equipboard Review

https://equipboard.com/posts/novation-circuit-review

XLR8 Review

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Performer Magazine Review

https://performermag.com/best-instruments/best-music-keyboards-synth/novation-circuit-review/

DJ Worx Review

https://djworx.com/novation-circuit-a-box-of-many-tricks/

BPM Skills Review

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Sonic Scoop Review

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In excellent used condition, almost unmarked. Tested & working 100%. Supplied with a custom aftermarket protective case, external power supply & USB cable. Photos show a Circuit sold previously and will be replaced with photos of the item for sale

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