Checking out the Novation // MiniNova synthesizer – Vocoder and VocalTune™

September 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation MiniNova Vocoder & VocalTune™ demonstration:

Check out these other MiniNova videos:
MiniNova performance: http://youtu.be/uvDfHhuFF5w
Artist first look: http://youtu.be/m7fJ7nUWPkU
Selecting Sounds tutorial: http://youtu.be/fdshUAWIb7Q

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.

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.

Novation MiniNova key features:
• Hugely powerful micro synthesizer with UltraNova’s sound engine
• Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
• Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
• 256 awesome onboard sounds – instantly searchable
• Layer up to 5 effects per voice
• Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
• Run guitars and other instruments through the vocoder, VocalTune™ and effects
• 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O

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http://www.youtube.com/novationtv

Novation // MiniNova Artist first look

August 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation MiniNova Artist first look
Visit here for more details: http://novationmusic.com/mininova

Description:
We showed the MiniNova to a selection of high profile artists and producers on a recent tour of North America. Check out some of their reactions to the synth in this video.

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.

Novation MiniNova key features:
• Hugely powerful micro synthesizer with UltraNova’s sound engine
• Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
• Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
• 256 awesome onboard sounds – instantly searchable
• Layer up to 5 effects per voice
• Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
• Run guitars and other instruments through the vocoder, VocalTune™ and effects
• 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O

Additional videos featuring the MiniNova:

Enjoy

Ableton Tip: Visual Feedback w/ Novation LaunchPad

August 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AfroDJMac provides us with yet another useful tip for Ableton, worth checking out:

“This Ableton Quick Tip shows you how to get the LEDs on the Novation LaunchPad to Light up when you play notes, or whenever midi is sent to it. I’ll show you how to create a visual metronome with the LaunchPad!

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

Demonstration and mods – NovationMods MKII

July 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a demonstration of the MK II modifications for the Novation Bass station. These include external audio through filter. DCO 2 as source for filter modulation and an analogue ringmodulator which can process external signals using the bass station as the carrier source or it can process the Novation’s own signal. For a more geniral run though of the Novation’s standard features please look at my other video. The speech recording in used to demonstrate the ring modulator in this video was used with kind permission of Afrotechmods check out there channel for some great videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/Afrotechmods

Monday electro jam: Synthotronic vs Identotron

June 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“A random jam session in Studio 101 with Synthotronic on synthesizers and Identotron on guitar.”

Equipment used: OSC OSCar, Roland SH-101, Roland SH-09, Waldorf Blofeld, Korg MS2000R, Novation Supernova II, Boss DR-770, Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy, Gretsch customised Pro Jet.

Recorded and mastered in Logic using various Logic plugins.

If you like this, check out the dark electronica musical project: http://www.dicepeople.com/

Novation BassStation with modifications

April 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a short video demo of the Novation BassStation analogue mono synth. A run through of the standard functionality followed by demonstrations of the modifications and then a quick Jam session using Ableton suite 8′s Looper to build a track from the Bass station’s sounds.

Before the famous Novation Bass Station Rack module came the small and portable Bass Station Keyboard! This synthesizer uses digitally synchronized analog oscillators (DCO’s) to reproduce the sounds of a monophonic dual-osc analog synthesizer with simple and intuitive controls via 17 knobs, 10 switches and 2 Moog-style pitch/mod wheels. Think EDP Wasp and ARP Odyssey.

The Bass Station can faithfully reproduce analog bass sounds similar to a TB-303, Micromoog or Pro One synthesizer. The small keyboard and monophonic architecture set this keyboard up for strict bassline, lead synth lines, and synth fx. It also transmits MIDI continuous controller data from its pitch/mod wheels, frequency cutoff, resonance, filter modulation depth, env1 attack, decay and env2 attack and decay.

Novation at Musikmesse 2012

March 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A view of the Novation product range on show at Musikmesse 2012, including information on the new Daniel Fisher sound pack for the Ultranova.

The Punisher – modular synth jam

March 9, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Numerology 3 Pro and analog step sequencers in the modular. A real-time studio recording in Cubase 6. Synths used were the modular synths, Waldorf MWXT, MicroQ, TX816, Nord Lead 2X, Prophet 8, DX7II and Korg ES-1. Using a Novation Launchpad to control the Numerology tracks. Step sequencers are dotcom Q960, Q119 and STG Soundlabs Time Suite. The opening and closing sound is a new SSL1130 DDVCO through a CGS01 harmonic sequencer and back into the DDVCO exponential and linear modulation inputs. Video editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Novation TWITCH DJ Controller – Road Test

February 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s the background info:I n our latest video series “Road Test” — dedicated to road testing portable electronic music performance and production tools Dubspot Instructor, DJ and producer Abe Duque takes various music equipment out of the comfort of the studio and puts them to use while on the road as a traveling musician and performer. He documents his findings and details the creative possibilities these tools offer in a live performance setting.

In the first installment of Road Test, Abe brings the Novation TWITCH back into the Dubspot lab after a tour in Germany where he utilized the new DJ controller as his primary DJ equipment. Presented here are the results of his experience with the Twitch – from its light, compact, durable design, tactile and precise knobs, buttons, and faders to the multifunctional touchstrip controls and Fader FX feature. As you can tell by now, the Twitch absolutely passes Abe’s Road Test. Stay tuned for more.

Novation Impulse – Full review

January 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Shorn’s back with a look at the new super controller from Novation. With Automap 4.2 integration and semi-weighted keys

Impulse is a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. They each have a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation’s Automap control software – Automap 4 (which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple). Impulse also has 8 back-lit drum pads which can warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch Live clips.

More info here >>

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