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Novation | Nova II (61)


Novation has basically re-packaged the SuperNova and dubbed it the Nova. It uses analog Sound Modeling (ASM) to create stunningly clean but analog-like sounds. "3 completely independent oscillators, a variable noise source and 2 ring modulators per voice. This combined with the Nova's 12 voice polyphony means that there are 36 Oscillators, 24 Ring Modulators and 12 Noise sources available at once. All these waveforms can be combined in the Mixer section allowing the creation of very fat and complex timbres." There's also over 130 modulation routings. There are two inputs for filtering external sounds, a 40 band vocoder and 42 simultaneous effects including Distortion, Comb Filter, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Panning, Tremolo and EQ.

As a performance module the Nova could not be anymore hands-on nor rhythmically programmable with 20 knobs and 90 switches! "The Arpeggiator is more like a Real Time Music Processor with 384 monophonic, polyphonic and user patterns available. Sounds can be layered in Performances allowing Arpeggiated and sustained sounds to be played at the same time." There are up to 6 arpeggiators! Of course everything about the Nova is MIDI controllable making the Nova an ideal super polyphonic synthesizer for professional musicians in the studio, on the road or in the bedroom!

The Nova II features roughly 21 knobs, 4 sliders, 128 switches and comes in 49 or 61 note keyboards or Rack! Of course it features some major improvements including doubled 24 voice polyphony (expandable to 36) and simply offers you an affordable alternative to the Supernova without compromising anything in terms of performance controls, features and sounds!

ModelNova II (61)
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)12/24/36
LFO2 LFOs: saw, tri square sample/hold
Engine Detailed3 osc per voice (saw and variable pulse width) plus noise. 8 different Fm / Ring Mod Algorithms
Filter (VCF)Resonant Low-pass, Hi-pass, band-pass; 12, 18 and 24 dB/Oct slopes and overdrive
Envelope (VCA)1 ADSR for the amp, 2 DADSRs
FXDistortion, Comb Filter, EQ, Reverb, Chorus/Flanger/Phaser/Ensemble, Delay and Panning effects for each Program, 42 band vocoder with sibilance modes and spectrum analyzer
Memory512 programs, 256 performances
Arpeggiator384 monophonic, polyphonic and user patterns
Key typeKeys
Audio2 balanced inputs routable to filter, effects, vocoder or all. 6 assignable polyphonic outputs with high quality DACs for each output
Extra info12 voices (expandable to 24[X] and 36[XL]) 16 if OS4.1 is installed
Produced:2000 - 2000
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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