Novation UltraNova - Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder

Novation UltraNova - Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder

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Description Find your sound - instantly

UltraNova comes with 300 onboard sounds that you can select by type (bass, lead, pad, etc) and musical genre (hip hop, rock, house, etc), so performers and gigging musicians can get started straight away. So if you need to find a bass sound for a hip-hop track quickly, select 'bass' under type, and 'hip-hop' under category, and you're ready to go! If you want to tweak the patch you can quickly change the character of the sound with 8 encoders and for more detailed control use the large, smooth encoder. It also comes with a software patch librarian which allows you to search for and sort patches by type and genre. As well as the 300 sounds that come with UltraNova, there is space for another 200 of your own patches onboard the hardware. The software patch librarian extends this to an almost infinite amount of space for your own sounds.

The synth engine

With 300 onboard patches you can play and perform with UltraNova straight away. But it also has a powerful synth engine derived from a classic big-synth: the Supernova II. UltraNova also has a 12 band vocoder and ships with a dynamic gooseneck microphone. UltraNova is easy to program as each part of the synth is accessed by a button which brings up all the parameters. Creating huge new sounds is what UltraNova does best: as well 14 conventional waveforms and 36 wavetables, you have a total of 5 effects slots for each sound! UltraNova's density & density-detune function enables you to fatten-up your patches, and the modulation capacity is enormous. The software editor enables detailed visual editing of UltraNova on your Mac or PC.

Animate Touch-sense performance

Shaping and exploring sounds with encoders and buttons is a massive part of being creative with synths. UltraNova has evolved the idea of hands-on sound-shaping, allowing you to get deeper and more creative physical control of the synth engine. By pressing Touch in the Animate section, you engage a mode that triggers envelopes and sound-shaping destinations by simply touching any of the touch-sensitive encoders. These destinations could be oscillator pitch, sync, hardness, filter distortion, cutoff, resonance, effects parameters, send levels to name but a few. (By pressing 'Tweak' you can switch back to conventional rotary control and assign 8 of your most frequently used parameters to the encoders for instant access). This allows you to touch into parameters that may otherwise buried deep in the synth's architecture, creating totally new performance options. You can assign these however wish to any of UltraNova's 8 touch sensitive encoders, and you can touch more than one at a time.

USB-Audio Interface

UltraNova has a built in USB-Audio interface which enables you to get sound in and out of your computer in the studio or on the move. There are 2 inputs and 4 separate outputs which can be routed however you wish. For example you can route audio to an external FX processor, a second pair of monitors or a hard disk recorder. It can also come in useful on stage if for example you need to route backing tracks from your laptop to the main mix separately from the synth, or send a click to the drummer. UltraNova also has a SPDIF output so you can get digital recordings of UltraNova straight into your DAW. The back panel also contains MIDI in/out/thru ports to connect external MIDI equipment. You can get control of your plug-in instruments and effects with Novation's Automap software. This converts UltraNova's 8 rotary encoders into software controllers, a large "Speed Dial' encoder gives you instant control over any software parameter that your mouse/cursor is over.

The Patch Librarian

UltraNova also ships with a patch librarian that can be hosted on Mac or PC. This enables the user to save an unlimited number patches to the host computer and organise them into folders. Each of the 300 patches that ship with UltraNova have been tagged to make it easy to search by category and genre from the hardware synth or the software patch librarian.

Vocoder

UltraNova has a 12 band vocoder and ships with a dynamic gooseneck microphone. In addition to putting your voice through the vocoder (via the microphone) you can also process other sounds by putting instruments - or pretty much anything - into UltraNova's stereo line inputs on the back panel.

SKU NOV-ULTRANOVA
MPN ULTRANOVA
Features

Novation has done a lot for the keyboard world. Their Nova and SuperNova synths are cult classics, and the innovative Automap technology made great strides toward simplifying MIDI setups. Now you can have both the power of an analog-modeled synth and Automap in one unit, known simply as UltraNova. Boasting wavetable synthesis, 14 filter types, six envelopes, a trio of LFOs, effects, and a whole lot more, UltraNova is a very powerful sound-creation tool.

Of course, with this level of power and control onboard, you need a clean and clear means of control. Novation answers with dedicated buttons for each part of the synth which are linked to eight encoders. These encoders give the UltraNova a very analog-type vibe. Any synth worth its salt is inspiring to play, and UltraNova takes it to the next level with its "Touch" performance system, which allows you to trigger envelopes, filters, LFOs, and effects by simply touching the encoders. A vocoder and included mic give you even more options. But that's not all! UltraNova is also equipped with a 2-in/4-out USB audio interface (you can also draw bus power through the USB port!) that can stream audio to and from your computer.

Novation UltraNova Features:
  • Single part with up to 18 voices, 14 filter types, 36 wavetables, 5 effect slots
  • Patch Browse enables you to browse 300 sounds by type & genre
  • Trigger envelopes/LFOs/filters/FX by just touching the encoders
  • Large rotary control instantly allows you fine control of any parameter
  • Voice optimized 12 band vocoder with gooseneck mic
  • High quality key bed with aftertouch for expressive playing styles
  • Plug-in editor allows you to view and edit in with software
  • Software Patch Librarian a organise, store and share unlimited patches
  • UltraNova can be used to stream audio to and from a host computer
  • Stereo main (analogue & SPDIF) and aux outputs, and MIDI in/out/thru ports
Specifications
Novation UltraNova Specifications:
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
Filtertypes
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
Sources
20 modulation slots per patch
6x envelope generators
3x LFOs.
Aftertouch
Velocity
Key scaling/track
Mod wheel
Expression pedal
Total of 66 Destinations
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
12 band vocoder
Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
Patch storage up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)
Hardware
144 character LCD
8x detented touch sensitive encoders
1x large smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons)
1x large patch select/speed dial encoder
2x volume & monitor mix dials
39 LED lit/indicated buttons
Pitch wheel (LED lit)
Modulation wheel (LED lit)
37 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
XLR dynamic mic input
2x ¼” jack inputs
2x ¼” jack outputs
2x ¼” jack aux outputs
1x ¼” jack headphone output
SPDIF digital output on RCA connector
Expression pedal on ¼” jack input
Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
MIDI in/out/thru
12 volt power input
USB port (UltraNova can be powered via USB)
Kensington Lock port
Media Details
Novation UltraNova Overview- PRESS PLAY
Package Contents
  • (1) Novation UltraNova Synthesizer
  • (1) Attachable Microphone
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Easy Start Guide
  • (1) User Guide
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Novation UltraNova 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Awesome synth! Review by Guilherme
    Rating

    The Ultranova is surely the best in it's category
    Keys fell great to play, I really like the sounds and FXs, it also have a great software (it actually work as a plugin), a 2 channel built in interface and a great vocoder. (Posted on 4/8/13)

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Description

Description Find your sound - instantly

UltraNova comes with 300 onboard sounds that you can select by type (bass, lead, pad, etc) and musical genre (hip hop, rock, house, etc), so performers and gigging musicians can get started straight away. So if you need to find a bass sound for a hip-hop track quickly, select 'bass' under type, and 'hip-hop' under category, and you're ready to go! If you want to tweak the patch you can quickly change the character of the sound with 8 encoders and for more detailed control use the large, smooth encoder. It also comes with a software patch librarian which allows you to search for and sort patches by type and genre. As well as the 300 sounds that come with UltraNova, there is space for another 200 of your own patches onboard the hardware. The software patch librarian extends this to an almost infinite amount of space for your own sounds.

The synth engine

With 300 onboard patches you can play and perform with UltraNova straight away. But it also has a powerful synth engine derived from a classic big-synth: the Supernova II. UltraNova also has a 12 band vocoder and ships with a dynamic gooseneck microphone. UltraNova is easy to program as each part of the synth is accessed by a button which brings up all the parameters. Creating huge new sounds is what UltraNova does best: as well 14 conventional waveforms and 36 wavetables, you have a total of 5 effects slots for each sound! UltraNova's density & density-detune function enables you to fatten-up your patches, and the modulation capacity is enormous. The software editor enables detailed visual editing of UltraNova on your Mac or PC.

Animate Touch-sense performance

Shaping and exploring sounds with encoders and buttons is a massive part of being creative with synths. UltraNova has evolved the idea of hands-on sound-shaping, allowing you to get deeper and more creative physical control of the synth engine. By pressing Touch in the Animate section, you engage a mode that triggers envelopes and sound-shaping destinations by simply touching any of the touch-sensitive encoders. These destinations could be oscillator pitch, sync, hardness, filter distortion, cutoff, resonance, effects parameters, send levels to name but a few. (By pressing 'Tweak' you can switch back to conventional rotary control and assign 8 of your most frequently used parameters to the encoders for instant access). This allows you to touch into parameters that may otherwise buried deep in the synth's architecture, creating totally new performance options. You can assign these however wish to any of UltraNova's 8 touch sensitive encoders, and you can touch more than one at a time.

USB-Audio Interface

UltraNova has a built in USB-Audio interface which enables you to get sound in and out of your computer in the studio or on the move. There are 2 inputs and 4 separate outputs which can be routed however you wish. For example you can route audio to an external FX processor, a second pair of monitors or a hard disk recorder. It can also come in useful on stage if for example you need to route backing tracks from your laptop to the main mix separately from the synth, or send a click to the drummer. UltraNova also has a SPDIF output so you can get digital recordings of UltraNova straight into your DAW. The back panel also contains MIDI in/out/thru ports to connect external MIDI equipment. You can get control of your plug-in instruments and effects with Novation's Automap software. This converts UltraNova's 8 rotary encoders into software controllers, a large "Speed Dial' encoder gives you instant control over any software parameter that your mouse/cursor is over.

The Patch Librarian

UltraNova also ships with a patch librarian that can be hosted on Mac or PC. This enables the user to save an unlimited number patches to the host computer and organise them into folders. Each of the 300 patches that ship with UltraNova have been tagged to make it easy to search by category and genre from the hardware synth or the software patch librarian.

Vocoder

UltraNova has a 12 band vocoder and ships with a dynamic gooseneck microphone. In addition to putting your voice through the vocoder (via the microphone) you can also process other sounds by putting instruments - or pretty much anything - into UltraNova's stereo line inputs on the back panel.

SKU NOV-ULTRANOVA
MPN ULTRANOVA

Features

Features

Novation has done a lot for the keyboard world. Their Nova and SuperNova synths are cult classics, and the innovative Automap technology made great strides toward simplifying MIDI setups. Now you can have both the power of an analog-modeled synth and Automap in one unit, known simply as UltraNova. Boasting wavetable synthesis, 14 filter types, six envelopes, a trio of LFOs, effects, and a whole lot more, UltraNova is a very powerful sound-creation tool.

Of course, with this level of power and control onboard, you need a clean and clear means of control. Novation answers with dedicated buttons for each part of the synth which are linked to eight encoders. These encoders give the UltraNova a very analog-type vibe. Any synth worth its salt is inspiring to play, and UltraNova takes it to the next level with its "Touch" performance system, which allows you to trigger envelopes, filters, LFOs, and effects by simply touching the encoders. A vocoder and included mic give you even more options. But that's not all! UltraNova is also equipped with a 2-in/4-out USB audio interface (you can also draw bus power through the USB port!) that can stream audio to and from your computer.

Novation UltraNova Features:
  • Single part with up to 18 voices, 14 filter types, 36 wavetables, 5 effect slots
  • Patch Browse enables you to browse 300 sounds by type & genre
  • Trigger envelopes/LFOs/filters/FX by just touching the encoders
  • Large rotary control instantly allows you fine control of any parameter
  • Voice optimized 12 band vocoder with gooseneck mic
  • High quality key bed with aftertouch for expressive playing styles
  • Plug-in editor allows you to view and edit in with software
  • Software Patch Librarian a organise, store and share unlimited patches
  • UltraNova can be used to stream audio to and from a host computer
  • Stereo main (analogue & SPDIF) and aux outputs, and MIDI in/out/thru ports

Specs

Specifications
Novation UltraNova Specifications:
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
Filtertypes
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
Sources
20 modulation slots per patch
6x envelope generators
3x LFOs.
Aftertouch
Velocity
Key scaling/track
Mod wheel
Expression pedal
Total of 66 Destinations
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
12 band vocoder
Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
Patch storage up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)
Hardware
144 character LCD
8x detented touch sensitive encoders
1x large smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons)
1x large patch select/speed dial encoder
2x volume & monitor mix dials
39 LED lit/indicated buttons
Pitch wheel (LED lit)
Modulation wheel (LED lit)
37 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
XLR dynamic mic input
2x ¼” jack inputs
2x ¼” jack outputs
2x ¼” jack aux outputs
1x ¼” jack headphone output
SPDIF digital output on RCA connector
Expression pedal on ¼” jack input
Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
MIDI in/out/thru
12 volt power input
USB port (UltraNova can be powered via USB)
Kensington Lock port

Media

Media Details
Novation UltraNova Overview- PRESS PLAY

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Novation UltraNova Synthesizer
  • (1) Attachable Microphone
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Easy Start Guide
  • (1) User Guide

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Novation UltraNova 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Awesome synth! Review by Guilherme
    Rating

    The Ultranova is surely the best in it's category
    Keys fell great to play, I really like the sounds and FXs, it also have a great software (it actually work as a plugin), a 2 channel built in interface and a great vocoder. (Posted on 4/8/13)

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