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Novation Ultranova Synthesizer Keyboard

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This now includes a Vocoder with dynamic mic input

UltraNova is a ‘Nova series analogue-modelling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor. It is a single-part synth taking the legendary Supernova II synth engine as a starting point and packing it with the latest technology. It now has brand new features including wavetable synthesis, even more powerful filters, a software editor and a revolutionary new touch-sense performance mode.

The 'Nova' family was born in 1998 with the Supernova, which was the first of a series of powerful synthesisers. These quickly became industry standard 'big-synths' which are still used by countless artists and sound designers.

UltraNova is the latest addition to the family bringing the range right up to date with a host of new features and a more affordable price tag.


Brand new Nova-series synth engine based on Supernova II:
- Single part with up to 18 voices, 14 filter types, 36 wavetables,5 effect slots
- Patch Browse enables you to browse300 sounds by type genre
Touch-sense controls enable totally new sound-shaping performance:
- Trigger envelopes/LFOs/filters/FX by justtouching the encoders
- Large rotary control instantly allowsyou fine control of any parameter
Totally gig-able with 37 full sized keys, a vocoder, and loads ofcontrols:
- Voice optimized 12 band vocoder withgooseneck mic
- High quality key bed with aftertouch for expressive playingstyles
Software plug-in editor and Patch Librarian for full visualediting:
- Plug-in editor allows you to view and edit inwith software
- Software Patch Librarian a organise, store and share unlimitedpatches
Built-in 2 in 4 out USB audio interface and it can be buspowered:
- UltraNova can be used to stream audio to andfrom a host computer
- Stereo main (analogue SPDIF) and aux outputs, and MIDI in/out/thru ports

Synth engine:
- Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamicvoicing)
- Mono-Timbral
- Perpatch:
* 3xoscillators
* 1x noisegenerator
* 2x ringmodulators
- Waveformsinclude:
* Square, sine, tri,sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations.
* 20x digital waveforms
* 36x wavetables
- Filtertypes:
* 2x filters perpatch
* low pass no resonance 6dB peroctave
* low pass12dB
* low pass18dB
* low pass24dB
* band pass6:6
* band pass6:12
* band pass12:6
* band pass6:18
* band pass18:6
* band pass12:12
* high pass no resonance 6dB peroctave
* high pass12dB
* high pass 18dB
* high pass 24dB
- Sources:
* 20 modulation slotsper patch
* 6x envelopegenerators
* 3xLFOs.
* Aftertouch
* Velocity
* Keyscaling/track
* Modwheel
* Expressionpedal
- Total of 66 Destinationsincluding:
* Oscillator pitch,pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
* Filter cutoff, resonance, envelopesettings
* Effects parameters andsend levels
* Recursivemodulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)
- 5Effects slots per patch:
* Distortion – up to 2 instances
* Compressor – up to 2 instances
* Chorus/Phase – up to 4instances
* Delay – up to 2instances
* Reverb – up to 2instances
* Gator
* EQ
* 12 bandvocoder
* Arpeggiator – 33patterns
* Chord function – lockup to 10 notes
* Patch storage upto 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)
- USBaudio interface:
* 2 in, 4 outsoundcard
* 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 or24 bit to host
* 44.1 / 48kHz at16 bit from host (if you select 24 bit from host, audio data is limitedby the driver to 16 bit playback)
* Dynamic range : - 98dB
* Input 1 + 2 frequency response : 20Hz to 20kHz +/-1dB
* Gain rage : -10 to +65dB
* THD+N =0.002%
* Maximum output level+6dBu
* Signal to noise ratioreferenced to 0dBFS (+6 dBu) = 96dB
* Noise EIN =117dB
* Input 1 - balanced XLR balanced TRS1/4"jack
* Input 2 -balanced TRS 1/4" jack only
- 144 character LCD
- 8x detented touch sensitive encoders
- 1xlarge smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons)
- 1x large patch select/speed dial encoder
- 2x volume monitor mix dials
- 39 LEDlit/indicated buttons
- Pitch wheel (LED lit)
- Modulation wheel (LED lit)
- 37 notekeyboard with velocity and aftertouch
- XLR dynamic micinput
- 2x ¼ jack inputs
- 2x ¼jack outputs
- 2x ¼ jack aux outputs
- 1x ¼ jack headphone output
- SPDIF digitaloutput on RCA connector
- Expression pedal on ¼ jackinput
- Sustain pedal on ¼ jack input
- MIDI in/out/thru
- 12 volt powerinput
- USB port (UltraNova can be powered viaUSB)
- Kensington Lock port
- H = 152mm (5.98)
- W =374mm (14.72)
- L = 725mm (28.54)
- Note: These are dimensions of the UltraNovapackaging
Weight: 3.6kg (7.93lb)

Warranty Information

full factory warranty

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