Novation Ultranova Synthesizer

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Novation Ultranova Synthesizer
£369.00

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Novation’s most advanced, configurable and controllable synth, designed for the creation of unique, edgy new sounds.

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UltraNova is Novation’s most ambitious synthesiser to date, enhancing their legendary SuperNova analogue-modelling engine to vastly increase its sonic range and vocabulary. The result is an instrument geared up to create sounds unmatched by any other in its class.

The UltraNova Engine

At the core of UltraNova’s synthesis engine are three insanely powerful oscillators, each capable of outputting both classic analogue waveforms and cutting-edge wavetables, for an enormous and diverse palette of raw signals. Noise and ring modulation are on tap, too, for further enriching of the oscillators, and with up to 18 voices of polyphony, even the most complex lines and chords are perfectly playable.

A synth lives or dies by its filters, and UltraNova’s are up there with the best you’ve ever heard. There are two onboard, both of them resonant, routable and offering low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes at 6, 12, 18 and 24dB/octave.

The modulation system is equally impressive, comprising 6 Envelopes, 3 LFOs and a 20-slot modulation matrix for near-unlimited programming potential.

The Sound Designer's Dream

UltraNova gives you intuitive hands-on control over every aspect of the synth engine for deep, complex patch editing. Sculpt your sounds with the filters, LFOs and envelopes, then process and polish them to perfection with the five-way multi-FX processor. 

The modulation matrix lets you connect each of UltraNova’s many mod sources to whatever target parameters you like, making almost any sound you can imagine a reality. But if sound design isn't your thing, don’t worry – Novation regularly release free soundpack updates, containing loads of inspirational new patches.

Touch ’n’ Tweak 

Far more than just static presets, each of UltraNova's patches includes up to eight immediately adjustable parameters for subtle tweaking or warping beyond recognition using the touch-sensitive encoders. Twist to adjust the brightness or dial in some grit, or touch to trigger subtle movement or transform a sound into something completely different.

Record and Vocoder

As if being one of the finest synths ever made wasn’t enough, UltraNova also features a built-in audio interface, for effortless capture of its output in your DAW. Simply connect it to your Mac or PC with a USB cable (which also supplies power and MIDI I/O) and hit record!

And that’s not all: there’s a 12-band vocoder in there as well, for robotising your voice and processing it with UltraNova’s filters and effects via the included gooseneck mic.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Features

Hardware

  • 144 character LCD
  • 8x detented touch sensitive encoders
  • 1x large smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons)
  • 1x large patch select/speed dial encoder
  • 2x volume & monitor mix dials
  • 39 LED lit/indicated buttons
  • Pitch wheel (LED lit)
  • Modulation wheel (LED lit)
  • 37 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • XLR dynamic mic input
  • 2x ¼” jack inputs
  • 2x ¼” jack outputs
  • 2x ¼” jack aux outputs
  • 1x ¼” jack headphone output
  • SPDIF digital output on RCA connector
  • Expression pedal on ¼” jack input
  • Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
  • MIDI in/out/thru
  • 12 volt power input
  • USB port (UltraNova can be powered via USB)
  • Kensington security slot

USB Audio Interface

  • 2 in, 4 out soundcard
  • 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 or 24 bit to host
  • 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 bit from host (if you select 24 bit from host, audio
  • data is limited by the driver to 16 bit playback)
  • Dynamic range : - 98dB
  • Input 1 + 2 frequency response : 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB
  • Gain rage : -10 to + 65dB
  • THD+N = 0.002%
  • Maximum output level +6dBu
  • signal to noise ratio referenced to 0dBFS (+6 dBu) = 96dB
  • Noise EIN = 117dB
  • Input 1 - balanced XLR & balanced TRS 1/4"jack
  • Input 2 - balanced TRS 1/4" jack only

Synth Engine

  • Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
  • Mono-Timbral

Per patch

  • 3x oscillators
  • 1x noise generator
  • 2x ring modulators

Waveforms include:

  • Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations
  • 20x digital waveforms
  • 36x wavetables

Filter types

  • 2x filters per patch
  • low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
  • low pass 12dB
  • low pass 18dB
  • low pass 24dB
  • band pass 6:6
  • band pass 6:12
  • band pass 12:6
  • band pass 6:18
  • band pass 18:6
  • band pass 12:12
  • high pass no resonance 6dB per octave
  • high pass 12dB
  • high pass 18dB
  • high pass 24dB

Modulation sources

  • 20 modulation slots per patch
  • 6x envelope generators
  • 3x LFOs
  • Aftertouch
  • Velocity
  • Key scaling/track
  • Mod wheel
  • Expression pedal

Total of 66 Destinations including

  • Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
  • Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings
  • Effects parameters and send levels
  • Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)

5 effects slots per patch

  • Distortion – up to 2 instances
  • Compressor – up to 2 instances
  • Chorus/Phase – up to 4 instances
  • Delay – up to 2 instances
  • Reverb – up to 2 instances
  • Gator
  • EQ

Misc

  • 12 band vocoder
  • Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
  • Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
  • Patch storage - up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered
  • 12V DC power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 400mA

Product Dimensions

  • Unboxed: 635mm (25") length x 290mm (11.41") depth x 70mm (2.76") height
  • Boxed: 725mm (28.54”) length x 374mm (14.72”) depth x 152mm (5.98”) height
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