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Novation MiniNova - Hardware Synthesizer - $60 Price Drop

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MiniNova is a powerful mini-keys synth with incredible hands-on performance controls, VocalTune and vocoder effects.MiniNova is a compact, super-cool performance synth with the same sound engine as its big brother: the UltraNova.  It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds, which you can tweak with 5 knobs, or totally warp with 8 'animate' buttons.  MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from Hip Hop, Urban and electronic music.


Small synth, big sounds

Don't let its size fool you. MiniNova is the latest in the 'nova' range of synths dating back to the legendary Supernova series. It has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass synth sounds, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage synth sounds. All this in a 37 mini-key form with a USB port and MIDI i/o so you can hook it up to your laptop and control your music software or connect it to another keyboard or sound module.

The Synth Engine and effects

MiniNova has an enormously powerful sound engine and synth effects, unheard of in a micro synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle and combinations), 36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync and 'hardness' - which acts as an additional lowpass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously), 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each sound including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's unique gator effect.


See Tutorials from the "Documentation" Tab

Key Features:

  • Hugely powerful micro synth with UltraNova’s sound engine - MiniNova has Novation's signature Nova-series synth-engine onboard, capable of creating and editing massive sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects


  • Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects - The VocalTune function can recreate iconic urban and hip hop vocal sounds, as well as classic house and techno voice effects with the onboard vocoder


  • Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime - 8 animate buttons enable you to warp and twist sounds in realtime alongside a dedicated filter knob, 4 further editing knobs and oversized pitch and modulation wheels
  • 256 awesome onboard sounds - instantly searchable. Instantly find the sound you need by type or musical genre, from bass to pad, hip hop to house. Save and store another 128 of your own sounds too


  • Layer up to 5 effects per voice - MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's own gator 'stutter' effect


  • Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian - A free software editor allows full editing of the synth and effects, the Patch Librarian enables storage of as many of your own sounds - or the free soundpacks - as you want


  • Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder, VocalTune and effects - There is a line input into which you can plug a guitar, bass or any other instrument which can then be routed through the effects engine or the vocal effects


  • Free soundpacks including vintage synth and bass synth sounds - Download free soundpacks for MiniNova and UltraNova which have been created by eminent artists and sound designers including Chuckie, Daniel Fisher and more...


  • 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O - MiniNova is also a great compact desktop keyboard for triggering software instruments. It has physical MIDI i/o ports for triggering other external sound modules - or connecting to a larger keyboard


  • Free soundpacks including vintage synth and bass synth sounds - Download free soundpacks for MiniNova and UltraNova which have been created by eminent artists and sound designers including Chuckie, Daniel Fisher and more...

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


  • VocalTune
  • 12 band vocoder
  • Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
  • Realtime Arp rhythm editing function
  • Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
  • Patch storage  - up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches)


Utility, display and patch select controls

  • 16 character custom LCD
  • 1x large detented patch select encoder
  • 1x patch sort switch
  • 1x volume dial
  • 1x detented data encoder
  • 5x navigation/utility buttons
  • 2x patch navigation buttons

Keyboard/performance controls

  • Pitch wheel (LED lit)
  • Modulation wheel (LED lit)
  • 37 note keyboard with velocity
  • 4x smooth edit/performance pots
  • 1x large smooth filter pot
  • 1x six position parameter selector switch
  • 6x parameter indicator LEDs
  • 8x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch-select buttons
  • 2x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators
  • 1x back-lit 'hold' button
  • 1x animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch
  • 1x 'favourite' patch select button
  • 1x arpeggiator tempo control pot
  • 1x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED
  • 2x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders
  • 2x back-lit octave select buttons

Inputs, Outputs, rear panel

  • XLR dynamic mic input
  • 1x ¼” jack inputs
  • 2x ¼” jack outputs
  • 1x ¼” jack headphone output
  • Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
  • MIDI in/out
  • 12 volt power input
  • USB/DC/off power switch
  • USB port (MiniNova can be powered via USB)
  • Kensington Lock port


  • Length: 560mm
  • Height: 75mm
  • Depth: 250mm
  • Length: 22.04"
  • Height: 2.95"
  • Depth: 9.84"


  • 2.52kg
  • 5.55lb
what's included

In the Box

  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • User manual

Included Software

  • MiniNova Software Editor
  • MiniNova Patch Librarian
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station softsynth
  • Loopmasters sample pack (1GB)


Novation MiniNova promo video

Vocoder and VocalTune™

Two of MiniNova's most interesting and fun features are VocalTune™ and the classic vocoder. This video takes you through what they are and how to start using them to make those iconic vocal sounds. Watch the video.

Novation MiniNova promo video

Artist first look              

mininova artist first look


Dorian Concept with MiniNova

dorian concept



Tutorial videos

Making Animations

This video takes you through the essentials of making animations with MiniNova. Watch the video.

making animations mininova

VocalTune Effect

This video takes you through the innovative VocalTune effect on MiniNova. Watch the video.

vocal tune effect mininova


This video takes you through the essentials of adding Effects with MiniNova. Watch the video.

effects mininova

Insert FX

This video takes you through the Insert FX feature with MiniNova. Watch the video.

insert FX mininova

Selecting sounds

This video takes you through the essentials of selecting sounds with MiniNova and using the performance modes to warp, twist and edit sounds in realtime. Watch the video.

mininova selecting sounds


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