Movember. Hipster beards. That game where you put a moustache on the TV and drink when it lines up with a character. Moustaches on everything.
With roots going back to the EDP Wasp and Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar, Novation have consistently produced affordable, punchy instruments with a unique character. Their flagship SuperNova was one of the most ambitious virtual analogue synthesizers, and soon defined the evolution of mainstream techno, dance and trance thanks to a greater depth of control and expression than many contemporaries. Unlike some manufacturers, Novation has allowed new technology to make their Nova architecture increasingly affordable. Two extremely popular and affordable compact synths, UltraNova and MiniNova, have brought the SuperNova feel to a new generation since 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Nevertheless, with recent releases focusing more on control of software than synthesis, the UltraNova and MiniNova’s improvements over the original “Nova” architecture have reached most of the musicians they’re going to get to. The UltraNova is just under £400, the MiniNova under £300, and used values remain strong; keeping the system fresh and marketable needs something to stand out.
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Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015
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