The Novation MiniNova offers a huge range of classic and new synth sounds, a vocoder, and full software control capabilities out of a compact, portable keyboard design.
Analog emulation has dominated synthesizer technology for a few years now, and judging by the ongoing development of new models from almost every major synth manufacturer and a few newcomers as well, it looks like this trend will continue for a while. Novation, known for the Bass Station and Drum Station bass and drum sound modules, made a grand entry into the arena of analog-emulation synths a few years ago with the Supernova, which was an instant sensation due to its huge, fat sounds. It also boasted a rather large price tag, which put this dream machine out of the reach of many musicians with limited budgets.
Novation // MiniNova synthesizer performance - YouTube
* The synth engine & effects *
MiniNova has an enormously powerful synth engine, unheard of in such a compact synth. There are 14 conventional waveforms to choose from (square, sine, sawtooth, pulse, triangle and combinations), 36 wavetables and 20 digital waveforms. Each of the 3 oscillators (per voice) have density/detune for fattening up sounds, virtual sync and 'hardness' - which acts as an additional lowpass filter. There are 14 filter types (and you can run 2 simultaneously), 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs and 20 modulation slots where you can link modules of the synth engine together to shape sound. MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation's unique gator effect.
Novation MiniNova Synthesiser | Red Dog Music
: All the Novation Nova (SuperNova) Bank A and B factory patches and performances (single dump format) in JSynthLib format. See the links for more info on JSynthLib. Since the performance are in single dump format, that means you don’t need to have the original programs in bank A or B : the single dump format for performance already contain the single prog (performance bank dump only contain a reference to the program number).