Novation Circuit groovebox

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Novation Circuit groovebox Product no.: 9000-0021-2922 Warranty period: This product comes with a 3-year warranty.


Did you think this was just another MIDI controller? In that case, you're in for a surprise! The Novation Circuit is a remarkable, versatile groovebox that presents itself as an autonomous synthesizer and drum machine. Its synth and drum sounds are built-in, just like its speaker. The Circuit is equipped with 32 velocity-sensitive, backlit pads, and can be powered using the included PSU, six AA batteries, or the device's USB port. That means you'll be able to work on new musical ideas - either programming or playing in real time - wherever you are.

The Circuit: an inspiring step sequencer

From powerful bass lines to spacious leads and sultry pads, the Circuit can do it all, just like Novation's Nova synth. The groovebox's drum patches enable you to produce outstanding electronic grooves. Just use the 4x8 multi-colour pad grid to program harmonies, melodies and rhythms! Any creation can have up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns, and a number of built-in effects allow you to add the final touches. Are you done? Connect this great Novation all-rounder to the USB port of your PC or Mac, and you can easily transfer the results. It's even possible to use the Circuit as a controller for DAW software such as Ableton.

Highly effective

And there's more. The Novation Circuit is equipped with two jack outputs, which means you can plug in a set of monitor speakers or a mixer. There's also a mini jack headphone output and a set of MIDI connectors (mini jacks with 5-pin DIN MIDI breakout cables), enabling the Circuit to communicate with external MIDI devices. This practical, inspiring Novation groovebox features a number of different controls, including eight macro knobs, which allow you to tweak your sounds in an easy, but highly effective way.

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Product features

  • Connector for external foot pedal No
  • Number of analogue input channels 0
  • Number of analogue output channels 2
  • Functions encoder(s), transport buttons, multicoloured backlit buttons / pads, other
  • Headphone output yes
  • Sound source digital, software
  • Speaker built in yes
  • MIDI & CV/gate MIDI in, MIDI out
  • MIDI I/O in/out, USB in / out
  • MIDI controller yes
  • Supports USB media no
  • Software included ja, download
  • Specifically for software Ableton Live
  • Stand-alone yes
  • USB port yes
Power adapter ungrounded flat Europlug

Weight and dimensions including packaging

  • Weight (incl. packaging) 2.2 kg
  • Dimensions (incl. packaging) 42.5 x 9.5 x 28.0 cm

Product specifications

  • digital synthesizer and USB MIDI controller
  • 2-part synthesizer, based on the Novation Nova synth
  • 4-part drum machine
  • characteristics
    • 4x8 grid of velocity-sensitive pads, RGB backlit
    • 6-voice polyphony
    • 64 synth patches
    • 64 drum patches
    • room for 32 tunes (128 steps per tune)
    • monophonic and polyphonic patches
    • step sequencer or live sequencing
    • allows for 128 steps of any synth or drum combo
    • ideal for genres like EDM, hip hop, urban
    • adjustable per step: note, velocity, gate
    • numerous oscillators and waveforms
    • 8 macro controls
    • records and plays back tweaks
    • power supply: 6x AA battery, PSU, or via USB port
  • effects
    • 16 delays
    • 8 reverbs
  • connectors
    • Main Out: 2x TS jack
    • headphone: stereo mini jack
    • USB port: USB A
    • MIDI: 2x mini jack (5-pin DIN MIDI breakout cables included)
  • housing
    • rotary controls
      • 1x volume
      • 8x continuous pot
      • 1x filter
    • built-in speaker
    • dimensions: 240 x 200 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.4 kg
    • colour: black
  • included
    • 6x AA battery
    • 2x MIDI breakout cable, mini jack to female 5p DIN
    • USB cable
    • manual
    • patch sheet
    • power supply unit
    • Ableton Live Lite 9


I didn't really have much interest in the circuit when it first showed up, that is, until Novations latest firmware update enabled use of our own samples, the sample flip feature and many more ways of in-depth editing.

There is also an amazing software editor from Isotonik Studios in both free and Pro format, (a VST/AU version is soon to come) which really allows so much more use from this Groovy little box of tricks.

There are also templates available to turn Novations Launch Control XL into a hardware controller for Circuit, but that's for anther review...


Novation Circuit: What Is It Exactly?

Thursday 1 October 2015

Is it a controller? Is it a synthesizer? Is it a drum machine? No, it's the Novation Circuit! This new groovebox looks a lot like Novation's studio controllers, such as the Launchpad, but it's much more than that...


Novation Circuit Sample Playback

Tuesday 19 April 2016 by Lizanne

The Novation Circuit is a compact but comprehensive groove box. It's nice and portable, yet still loaded with features to create complete music productions. Now, Novation has come up with something new for this product: Sample Playback!


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