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Analog modeling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor
MFR# AMS-ULTRANOVA

Product Description

The Novation UltraNova is Novation’s most ambitious synthesizer to date, enhancing their legendary SuperNova analog-modeling engine to vastly increase its sonic range and vocabulary. The result is an instrument geared up to create sounds unmatched by any other in its class.

The UltraNova Engine

At the core of UltraNova’s synthesis engine are three insanely powerful oscillators, each capable of outputting both classic analogue waveforms and cutting-edge wavetables, for an enormous and diverse palette of raw signals. Noise and ring modulation are on tap, too, for further enriching of the oscillators, and with up to 18 voices of polyphony, even the most complex lines and chords are perfectly playable.

A synth lives or dies by its filters, and UltraNova’s are up there with the best you’ve ever heard. There are two onboard, both of them resonant, routable and offering low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes at 6, 12, 18 and 24dB/octave.

The modulation system is equally impressive, comprising 6 Envelopes, 3 LFOs and a 20-slot modulation matrix for near-unlimited programming potential.

The Sound Designer's Dream

UltraNova gives you intuitive hands-on control over every aspect of the synth engine for deep, complex patch editing. Sculpt your sounds with the filters, LFOs and envelopes, then process and polish them to perfection with the five-way multi-FX processor.

The modulation matrix lets you connect each of UltraNova’s many mod sources to whatever target parameters you like, making almost any sound you can imagine a reality. But if sound design isn't your thing, don’t worry – Novation regularly release free soundpack updates, containing loads of inspirational new patches.

Touch ’n’ Tweak

Far more than just static presets, each of UltraNova's patches includes up to eight immediately adjustable parameters for subtle tweaking or warping beyond recognition using the touch-sensitive encoders. Twist to adjust the brightness or dial in some grit, or touch to trigger subtle movement or transform a sound into something completely different.

Record and Vocoder

As if being one of the finest synths ever made wasn’t enough, UltraNova also features a built-in audio interface, for effortless capture of its output in your DAW. Simply connect it to your Mac or PC with a USB cable (which also supplies power and MIDI I/O) and hit record! And that’s not all: there’s a 12-band vocoder in there as well, for robotizing your voice and processing it with UltraNova’s filters and effects via the included gooseneck mic.

Features:

  • Responsive, flexible and sounding absolutely phenomenal, the UltraNova engine is the culmination of five decades of synth design experience and expertise
  • Let your sound design imagination run riot with UltraNova’s three virtual analogue/wavetable oscillators, endless modulation possibilities and 18 voices of polyphony
  • Create and edit complicated patches using the intuitively laid-out controls and wide, easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Add depth to your sounds and polish them to perfection with reverb, delay, chorus, distortion and more
  • Instantly tweak or transform your sounds using eight touch-sensitive encoders and the dedicated filter knob
  • UltraNova’s Italian-made, 37-key Fatar keyboard features aftertouch and plays beautifully
  • UltraNova even has a built-in audio interface, so you can record it directly into your DAW via USB
  • Use a single USB cable for power, audio and MIDI I/O – perfect for a compact studio setup, and
  • hassle-free on stage
  • Sing or talk into UltraNova’s integrated 12-band vocoder, filter and effects using the included gooseneck mic
  • Save, manage and edit your patches with the fully featured yet easy-to-use VST/AU plugin editor and standalone Librarian application
  • Stay inspired with regular free soundpacks from Novation

Included Software:

  • Novation Automap
  • Software AU and VST plugin editor
  • Stand-alone patch librarian

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Novation UltraNova synthesiser, gooseneck microphone, 1.5 m USB cable, 12 V PSU, registration car, user guide, getting started guide, and software download card
Width 28.5 in
Height 6 in
Depth 14.7 in
Unit Weight 13.8 lb

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