Novation has introduced Circuit, a stand-alone, grid-based groove box.
Circuit combines what the manufacturer is calling “Nova-heritage” synths with “expertly sculpted” drums, a basic bit of kit for creating an entire tune.
The battery-powered groove box lets you combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns, and subsequently add space, depth and energy to the music with built-in effects. Circuit also has built-in sidechain, and finished creations can be saved to one of 32 slots.
Under the hood, Circuit consists of two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine with a 4×8 RGB velocity-sensitive grid sequencer and built-in speaker, all in a standalone box.
The groove box also works with the user’s sound system, computer, and other synth gear, via its Line outputs, USB and MIDI ports.
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