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Novation NOVA

16-Jul-2019

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Novation NOVA



Category:  Products / synth / modelling poly

Added: 11-Sep-99  |  Author: admin

New price: $1050 - $1200 US  |   S/H price: Not listed

Novation NOVA

The New Novation 'NOVA' is basically a re-packaged and re-worked product variation of the SUPERNOVA modelling polysynth by the same company, but a clever re-working, cos it creates both a cheaper product line alternative from their top-end model... BUt also, a product totaly with strengths in it's own right.... so you can look at the NOVA in a couple of ways... It can be either a cheaper, lower-polyphony Supernova for those on a budget or for those for whom 20 note poly is more than they need.... or see the NOVA as an alternative to the supernova if external Audio-Inputs and the Vocoder are more important to you that the extra voices offered in the Supernova... whatever, as a product it sits right in there, competing very well with similar units.

For the record, after upgrading, the Supernova is 20 note poly, 16 voice & 8 part Multi-timbrel... whereas the new NOVA is 12 note Poly and 6 part multi-timbrel... Essentailly the sounds in either unit are the same, and the synth engine is the same, as are pretty much the FX... so there it is... The new NOVA comes in as a table-top type 'production/desktop synthesiser system'.... small, compact & bijou !!...

As i said, it's the same synth engine, so like the Supernova you get Novations 'Analogue Sound Modeling' (ASM) driving the sounds, which on my Supernova provides excellent modelling of a huge pallete of sounds with 3 completely independent oscillators, a variable noise source and 2 ring modulators per voice. This combines with the Nova's 12 voice poly to give you 36 Oscillators, 24 Ring Modulators and 12 Noise sources available at once with over 130 modulation routings.

Where the NOVA differs besides poly & multimode from the Supernova is in the 'EXTERNAL-AUDIO-INPUT' section.... There are two inputs available for filtering external sounds as well as a 40 band vocoder and of course you can treat any of the incoming audio sounds with the NOVA's 6 part FX section too.... versatile !!

As with the Supernova, real-time performance 'Hands-On' & controller use is the name of the game, and the Nova like the Supernova is bristling with controls.... 20 knobs and 90 switches in total all midi send/recieve so you have pretty much a dedicated midi-controller knob for everything on the synth ! - ... And you get the comprehensive arpeggiator.... The advertising blurb says: "The Arpeggiator is more like a Real Time Music Processor with 384 monophonic, polyphonic and user patterns available. Sounds can be layered in Performances allowing Arpeggiated and sustained sounds to be played at the same time."... well I aint tried these Arp's, but as I say, the ones in the Supernova are fine, loads of variation, and loads of programming parameters to create your own....and of course, you get an arpegiator for each part of your multi-timbrel sound performance !!... all independent!!!



All in all, i'd say the NOVA is an ideal central hub unit for a dance system.... it provides everything you need to get you going for synth-sounds regardless of style... cos although the Nova/Supernova are flogged on an 'Analog' tip, (and does it very well too), the Nova is also a lush pad machine and does FM synths and wicked detailed lush electric piano's that wouldn't sound out of place on any top ballad from an established mainstream artists... the sorta fat, detailed warm sounds you get from top-end synths like the JV and kurzwiel 'K' series etc..... dont just think this synth series does widdley and fat analog sounds... it IS very versatile.. and with the addition of the vocoder, i might be even tempted to trade off the extra poly on the Supernova i own to get my paws on the vocoder and audio-Inputs !!... a VERY tasty unit.. well worth checking... any users , comments please....



Roller8 says: For the size, this synth sounds BIG. Anyone with basic multitimbral midi knowledge will find the Nova a breeze to learn. One shouldn't underestimate the power of having a dedicated button for nearly every function on a synth. Sounds are definately on the analog tip so you shouldn't really expect to try simulating too many real instruments (that's what your sampler is for anyway) and with 3 oscillators, it's very fat (or phat). The leads are cutting and the bass digs deep.



What about the audio inputs and vocoder you ask? Just think, any sound that travels down a 1/4" TRS cable can be fed into this little beast whereupon it will be chewed up and spit back out in any of the twisted, malformed, evil ways you may desire. And vocoded too. And forget just the regular vocoder usage. Try using the same sound as both carrier and modulator, pass a vocal, pass a beat loop through, pass your whole track through, heck, pass a kidney stone through it. You will be a very happy little scientist, I promise you.



What's left to say? Need some analog sounds without all the real analog gear headaches? Full midi control? Realtime tweakability just like the days of yore? AND expand the flexibilty and creative potential of your studio with the audio ins and vocoder? Then get thee to a music store lad, and acquire the new Nova! Peace













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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: gauthier
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 13-Sep-99

I have bought one last week and i think the nova has plenty satisfied me :
warm souding, big arpeggio, lots of knobs .... like in my dreams.

Si un autre franais possde aussi un Nova qu'il n'hsite pas me contacter pour echanger des ides, astuces et autres infos.
Merci

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: angelic
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Date: 15-Sep-99

Its the best. If you know how to get
the best out of it...

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: bastiaan
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Date: 16-Sep-99

gauthier,

porqoui seulement les francais?

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: harald kern
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Date: 20-Sep-99

the pad's of this machine are dope!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Aaron Mellinger
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http://www.ekwalm.com
Activity: part-timer
Date: 29-Sep-99

Sell your Juno-106!! I did after buying this. You don't know how long I've been looking for somthing that makes my speakers push air like the 106(in a smaller and much more capable package). The fx and vocoder are excellent. The drum sounds are excellent. It's nice to be in love. I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on the supernova2!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: chris gaddis
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Date: 01-Oct-99

This box is killer. Don't expect it to make great natural instrument sounds i.e. piano, brass, etc. Thats not what it is designed to do. It is for making kick ass electronic sounds. The bass thumps, ethereal pads, excellent TB 303 imitations if you program it right. As for the drum sounds: you can make nice! kicks but thats about it. Vocoder rocks, efects are nice too. I have a K2000 and the nova, and they complement each other perfectly(I think). Well worth the duckets.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: ToM
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 02-Oct-99

Une tuerie !!!
Un son riche et clair. Manque peut etre un peu de punch en attaque avec des variations dans les basses pas assez rapide (le modular c'en sort mieux et fait rellement fremir les enceintes).
Les sons sont trs actuels (il y a notamment la bass de FlatBeat MR Oizo !!)
Bref vous pouvez qd mm achetez le nova les yeux ferms : )

Get for it !!

a+

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Kevyn David
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 11-Nov-99

Does anyone have a virus AND a nova? I'm going to get one or the other soon, but can't decide which. NO stores around here have both, which is wierd for the bay area, and from everything I've read, I can't see a real difference in abilities, so if anyone can compare the sound, Thanks!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: cristina
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http://www.dancetech.com/
Activity: Professional
Date: 17-Mar-00

best stuff... my ears are just so glad and amazed day by day....more and more!!!i just love it!!!!pure love;)

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: >>>
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Date: 17-Mar-00

The thing looks even prettier when
toxicated.

-M-

The "totaly awesome power!!!"contribute
when marked 5 out of 5 probably wouldn't
make me look better.....Arghh , fuck it
,bye now.....:)

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: daisuke
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 20-Mar-00

I bought the Nova saturday (18/03/2000) took home, connected to my crappy sbawe64 line-in jack, connected to my master keyb, turned on my stereo and run the demo. I thought "oh shit, this thing doesn't sound so great!". So i stareted to play around with the presets, especially the performances. I selected the "super stabbed" starting tapping the keyboard and... Jesus!!! THAT is like the sound I was looking for! Absolutely Stunning!!! Later came the 303 arpeggios 303 pattern, the pads and the leads, all excellents and usability is great! Goodbye Rebirth!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: bryan
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Date: 20-Mar-00

as a general rule, it's hard for me to suggest that any particular synth is "better" than another, since they each have a distinctive sound. yet while i miss the gritty filtering and creative controllers (ribbon and velocity assign, for example) of my jp-8000, i have to say that the nova is about as versatile and powerful synth as you could ask for. the modulation and routing matrices are nice and consistent, and there's not much you can't do with them. i love my nova. probably won't buy a new synth for a long long time.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Stephen Peacock
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Date: 29-Mar-00

Is this synth a good partner with a CS2X for a Trance (with a hint of Ambient) setup ?

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: need a Nova
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Date: 04-Jun-00

Does anyone know where the Nova can be purchased in the US for a good price? The only place that has it I've found is Zzounds.com. They want 1199.00, like full list. Also, if anyone can point me to some "user" Mp3s or Wavs available so I can get a good idea of what it can do.

Since I can't go and mess with the thing in person where I live, I want to be damn sure this is what I want to buy. Dig?

Can the Nova do smooth sub bass without any clicks or noisy stuff going on (like on the EA1 and MS2000, damn clicky noise every time a note on is triggered)?

Thanks!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: test
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Date: 23-Jun-00

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Ludo
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http://www.mp3.com/b-fluid
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Date: 28-Jun-00

It's a great synth in all respects, that can do a lot of sounds, very generic techno oriented machine (but then again techno is synth oriented anyway). It's nice to have lots of effects for each parts. It's really easy to use too, editing is fast and the ergonomy of the machine helps to that end as well. The arpegiator is very complete and inspiring. The filters are sweet too. It looks good and it soflty 'bleeps' when you press the little lit buttons :)
I am giving it a 4.5 :) I would give it a 5 if there was a way to make it sound like nothing else, if it had a special "nova" sound to it.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: GGH
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Date: 29-Jun-00

Can you program the Nova's arpeggiator with your own patterns? Does it have a nice character to the sounds?

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Bjrn - Rhapsody Inn
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Activity: Professional,part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 16-Sep-00

Im looking at my nova, its right here beside me. You will have to work to get the fat sounds out of it, cause without diggin in the submenus you will not find any originality nor fatness. It sucks making drums (my micromodular rocks). See if you like it, there are tracks (42kbps) at my homepage. Next thing to buy is a polymorph and a red sound dark star. The novas six parts may sound few compared to the virus's 16.. or the Q.. But trust me, its better to buy many cheap synths instead of a big and expenisive one. The nova will make all those regular background sounds easily, but making those 'frontsounds' is hard. Um.. the best sounds are made by accident. One anoying thing.. hi and lo eq, but no mid.. ahh..sucks.

kilo4-3 is kewl ;)

Bjrn, from sweden

(ps. this is a tip for all those who ask for advice buying their first synth, wether it should be a xt or a virus or a ... Go to a musicstore and find out.. learn how a synth works.. dont use presets.. stay (or become?) original.. If you want to be hux flux or infected you DONT have to buy a virus.. buy their cd and play it loud and take some more dope.. :P ...)

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Dieter Vansteenwegen
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Date: 16-Nov-00

If anyone has one for sale in Belgium / Germany / the Netherlands, give me a call !

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: dieter vansteenwegen
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Date: 17-Nov-00

Sorry, forgot my email:

dieter.vansteenwegen@yucom.be

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: silverbird
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http://www.mp3.com/silverbird
Activity: Professional
Date: 18-Nov-00

hey that's a killer synth! JUST GREAT!
wanna hear some great tracks made with it? check 'The Silverbird Project'

www.mp3.com/silverbird

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: gnome
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http://www.mp3.com/hexicon
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Date: 22-Nov-00

the nova is pretty much the thing to go for when it comes to analog... everything is fully programmable (even the arp) everything is not down in the menus, apparently the person that posted that is spoiled, because everything is right there, you push one button to select and twist a knob... only the crazy fm stuff is in the menus, but it prolly belongs there... i have only one complaint, and i've heard of other people having the problem too, if you sync it to an external clock the arp will latch even if you don't have it set, it's the oddest thing, but for that to be the only thing, that's nothing, there are going to updates to the OS and it's easily updatable and fully compatable with any sounds from the supernova (dld the patches from novation's website and put them in, they're really awesome and give you even more of an idea of what it can do) i have an audio example at that webpage up above, helicon has everything done on the nova cept for the stringy pad thing, that's on a juno106 and the drums are on a drumstation... but essentially everything else is the nova... and the coolest thing is when u hook a guitar up to the input and use the effects... very cool :) laters...

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: gnome
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Date: 22-Nov-00

oh yea, also forgot, cheapest place i found in america new was at www.8thstreet.com... they had it for 100 cheaper than zzounds which is usually the cheapest... i'd go with ebay though, but make sure u know what u'r doing :) that's a lot of money

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: tomas
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http://www.tomasdikk.com
Activity: Professional,part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 22-Nov-00

this is such a great synth. check songs made with a nova, for free :
www.mp3.com/silverbird

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Tim
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Date: 24-Nov-00

I think that anyone should give me one =)...Or you could just check out www.mp3.com/spaceT

Cya!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: tomas
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http://www.mp3.com/silverbird
Activity: Professional
Date: 24-Nov-00

well, just sounding great, www.mp3.com/silverbird

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Gorgeous Girl
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Activity: Professional
Date: 03-Dec-00

The Nova is one of my main tools in my studio. Awesome analog-like sounds. You will have a lot of fun with this!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Dieter Vansteenwegen
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 17-Dec-00

Pretty long questions - I apologise for that - but I don't know another way to explain. Sorry for the crappy english too. However I don't think the answers are that long.
I anyone could help me, or if you should have questions, please mail me: dieter.vansteenwegen@yucom.be

I have a Yamaha RM1x since about a year, and about two weeks ago I bought a Novation Nova. I didn't realise that the connections where going to be so difficult (please keep in mind I'm an absolute starter !).
My RM1x was connected to my computer with a simple joystick-to-midi cable on my Creative SB 64PCI.
I thought I could just buy a midi cable, put the midi-out of my RM1x to my midi-In of my Nova, and connect the Nova-thru to my pc. The midi-out of my computer connected to the midi-in of my rm1x. Setting of my RM1x: thru. That gives me two problems: the RM1x responds to the midi-channels 1-6 as well as my Nova (but I only want to use these channels for the Nova), and CC's transmitted by the nova can't be recorded into my sequenser.
That's my midi-problem. I really don't have the money to buy a multi-channel midi box (Like 2-in, 2-out). I 've just spend 450 British Pound, and I'm only 17. What do these things cost anyway ?
I have thought about this: I have a SB16 (old, but still works) somwhere around my room (should clean it up sometimes BTW :o), If I would just buy another joystick-to-midi cable, I could connect my RM1x to my SB64, and the Nova to my SB16. WOULD THIS WORK ??? Or do I have better option. I really don't have a clue about this, sorry for that.

*******
Second question.
I have two inputs on my Nova, and a line-in on my computer. I use an old dj-mixer to connect all my inputs (pc, rm1x and nova) to my amplifier. The mixer has a headphones-out to cue an input to the headphones. I connected this to one of the inputs on my nova, so that I could, for example, send a drumloop of my pc trough my mixer, headphones to the input of my Nova. I know it's not the way it should be done, but it's all the equipment I've got right now. If I would buy a mixer later, what do I have to think about ? Should I take a mixer with two (or more) aux-sends, so that I could use one to send to my nova, and the other aux-send to send signals to my pc ? Are there any other things I should make sure the mixer has ? I'm an absolute starter, for instance: I didn't know a mixer mostly has mono-inputs. So when I saw a 16-channel mixer I thought: cool, 16 inputs. If I would have bought it, I wouldn't have had 16 stereo-channels, but 8. that kind of things.
Any help (or prices) would really be appreciated.

Thanx!

Dieter

BTW: does anyone have tips to find other people who would like to make music with me ? I tried ad's in several newspapers, but no response !

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: tomas
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http://www.mp3.com/silverbird
Activity: Professional,part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 29-Dec-00

check some free track mady with a novation nova

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: papa lazarou
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Activity: Professional
Date: 29-Dec-00

tomas - f***ing stop all the f***ing spam for f**ks sake you annoying f**k.

Hello john?

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: nik
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 29-Dec-00

hahahahahahahha
yeah, i agree, we only need to read it once.....you f#cking annoying f#ck .

hee hee.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: druma
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Date: 31-Dec-00

just got this little wonder, xtreamly happy whith it, my only real complaint is no drumkits/maps, as I just lov synthezised drums and the nova is like the 906 of my dreams.. and the design of the unit is so inovatif: rapid programming in studio or live preformance on stage, it excels whith exelence all the time!! in fact the only time I've had to pick up the manual is too look at soundbank charts. every setup should have one, its like the new 2000 standard as 106.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: tomas
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http://www.mp3.com/silverbird
Activity: Professional,part-timer
Date: 01-Jan-01

yeah it's just a great synth! check some great hit music made with it:
www.mp3.com/silverbird

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: thomas
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http://www.mp3.com/silverbird
Activity: Professional,part-timer
Date: 02-Jan-01

did i mention the great music I made with it? - http://www.mp3.com/silverbird

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Jay
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http://www.mp3.com/inzite
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 07-Jan-01

Hi,

I'm about to buy a VA and I'm chosing between the Virus and the Nova. Which should I pick up? If you want to listen to some of my music to decide which one that is the best for me, then go to my webpage and listen. I recommend the track on top. Would really appreciate some help with this! Thanks and take care ya'll.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: hyperbitch
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http://www.mp3.com/myasshurts
Activity: Professional
Date: 07-Jan-01

ha! since you neither have a nova or virus your music must suck. therefore i won't listen to it..

seriously though, nova rules. i don't own a virus but it seems really good too.. and stop posting your mp3.com adresses here, it's no use since they changed their p4p rules, now _all_ the money goes to the talentless 303infinity..

and yeah, fuk u silverbird, don't you think posting your site here six times is enough?

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Jay
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Date: 07-Jan-01

Thanks mate... that really helped me.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Jeremiah Ryder
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Date: 08-Jan-01

The Nova is a genious high end unit in comparison to many the modeling power is amazing I use it for texture and mood
developing instrumentsin trance

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Jeremiah Ryder
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Date: 08-Jan-01

The Nova is a genious high end unit in comparison to many the modeling power is amazing I use it for texture and mood
developing instrumentsin trance

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Jimmy
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Date: 24-Jun-01

Great Lil blue wonder! Its just the right sound i was looking for! Craig on DT..you're right..it does have a bit of the ol' Roland sound to it. Its much softer and polished than the Virii I used to own- but thats a good thing for me. OS4 is NICE! double saws, new filters, and all the good stuff.. I love it!!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Oboulys
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 11-Jul-01

Hey.
Jus wanted to tell you that this beast has got it all.

...let me refrase that;

This beast has got it all! (!!!)
I mainly use it for leads, bass, noise, fx, vocoding, pads, drones, 303 stuff, screams ( yea baby ), howls ( full moon ). Hey, I`d probably go to bed with it if them guys at Novation had made those audio-in ports just a tad bigger!
Buy this machine! That is not a suggestion, that is an order! I ACCEPT A; "YES SIR!"

Very nice review btw...
Luv from Obo

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Oboulys
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listen.to/oboulys
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 11-Jul-01

Err, that would be, "I expect a; Yes sir" on the above, he he he...Damnit im stupid. oh well. Visit my page an make me rich so i can afford an education. Tii hii:D

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: andy
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www.synkmusic.com
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 22-Mar-02

I've had one of these units for over two years now and I would reccomend it to anybody wanting to delve into analogue sound modeling. I have a mid sized MIDI setup and I tweak every parameter via Cakewalk.


11/10 for sure :)

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Paul Clothier
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Date: 26-Apr-06

Very important info concerning the Nova - keep all program and oscillator levels at 100 or less. If you put them to 127, it distorts (digitally, which isn't nice). Below 100, it is much clearer and more subtle, and you can hear the individual nuances of how you've programmed it. It doesn't click or pop much provided you keep those levels down a bit. You don't lose much volume or power by doing so, you just keep definition.
It can actually do drum sounds - kicks, snares and open hats; you just have to work a bit on them. I've done some nice snares of late and there's one in the presets.

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: A. Hubert
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Date: 09-May-06

Bought this little blue box used, about a week ago...What an impressive piece of equipment! Even smaller than my Korg MS2000R (sold it) but Oh so much more powerful! Looks sleek, too!

Don't get me wrong, the MS2000R was a great sounding unit, and a breeze to program. But common, only 4 voice polyphony??? That's the only reason why I sold it.

In the Nova, I found the same high quality Analog Emulation (it uses the same Motorola DSP as in the Korg, but has 5 of them instead of only 1 in the Korg), and the 4.1 O.S. brings the poly to 16 voices. Not bad for a seven year old unit! And now has the SuperSaw waveform (inspired by the Roland JP8080) and some unique new filter combinations.

Yes, the filter. It's so stable (even more than the Korg) that you can use it as a pure sinewave oscillator when resonnance is brought to the point of self-oscillation. And the Q norm parameter insures that the level of feedback will be predictable.

One word could describe this unit: liquid

My only concern is how hot the (external) power-supply becomes after a while. Never caused me trouble yet, but still...

Some people suggested that it might not be as harsh sounding as other VA when trying to get distorted leads sounds. The new O.S. upgraded the distortion algorhythms, but it still fall a bit short, it's true. Even the MS2000R was a bit more aggressive. But this little blue box comes quite close, never the less.

Pros:User-friendly, no hassle "hands-on" programmation. Impeccable sound quality. Impressive power for such a small unit. Plenty of effects of good quality (except reverb, see Cons below). Still going strong after a 7 years lifespan. Can be found used at relatively low cost. Impressive 40 bands Vocoder (possibly the best ever!) that leaves the unit intact as a synth!

Cons: Some effects are "digital sounding" especially the reverb, probably because of limited ram used by effects processor. Audible loops ( la spring reverb). Unit becomes quite warm after a while (but not as much as the external P.S.U.). Hard to find third party sound patches on the Web. Awfull looking cheap plastic side panels (fortunately you can take them off).

There you have it. I could go on and on about all the features, but that would take days... No, instead get yourself one. You won't be disapointed!

Cheers!

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: Juan
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Date: 14-Apr-11

Necesito el manual en ESPAOL del MODULO NOVATION NOVA, o datos acerca de donde obtenerlos. Hay 2 personas que he contactado y que lo tienen pero lamentablemente no lo comparten , no obstante mi intencion es comprar (pagar) por una copia...
GRACIAS
JUAN JOSE OSINIRI
josiniri@yahoo.com

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Product:  Novation - NOVA
Name: zobacz
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Date: 28-Aug-12

u really have great template

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