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Novation MiniNova - Hardware Synthesizer - $30 Temporary Price Drop

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Regular Price: $549.99

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- Hardware Synthesizer with VocalTune and vocoder effects
- 256 onboard sounds, 5 knobs, and 8 'animate' buttons
- Includes an onboard VocalTune effect as well as a classic vocoder
- Sound engine as its big brother: the UltraNova
- Includes MiniNova Editor Software and 4GB of Loopmasters Samples


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...

Product Hardware Specifications

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

Inputs, Outputs, rear panel

2x back-lit octave select buttons

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 security slot

Synth Engine

Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)



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 (Supported in the engine. Note, keyboard does not generate aftertouch)


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






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)

Power Requirements

USB bus powered


9V DC power supply included

Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA

Product Dimensions

560mm (22.04”) length x 250mm (9.84”) depth x 75mm (2.95”) height

what's included
  • Novation MiniNova Synthesizer
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • User manual
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