Free Sounds and OS Update!
When you buy an UltraNova from Sweetwater, we'll pre-install the latest OS and pre-load all the UltraNova Soundpacks into the the empty D Bank. This gives you 73 additional new sounds along with a 5-page Performance Guide that shows you what to do with every knob, button, and wheel for every one of the patches. We also include a CD-ROM with the latest UltraNova Editor (Mac/PC), UltraNova Librarian (Mac/PC), as well as the exciting V4 of Automap (Mac/PC).
Novation UltraNovaItem ID: UltraNova
37-key Synthesizer, USB Controller & Audio Interface with Touch-sensitive Encoders, Built-in Vocoder, and Included Gooseneck Microphone
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From Our Research Team:
An Analog-modeled Synth with Automap!Novation has done a lot for the keyboard world. Their Nova and SuperNova synths are cult classics, and the innovative Automap technology made great strides toward simplifying MIDI setups. Now you can have both the power of an analog-modeled synth and Automap in one unit, known simply as UltraNova. Boasting wavetable synthesis, 14 filter types, six envelopes, a trio of LFOs, effects, and a whole lot more, UltraNova is a very powerful sound-creation tool.
Of course, with this level of power and control onboard, you need a clean and clear means of control. Novation answers with dedicated buttons for each part of the synth which are linked to eight encoders. These encoders give the UltraNova a very analog-type vibe. Any synth worth its salt is inspiring to play, and UltraNova takes it to the next level with its "Touch" performance system, which allows you to trigger envelopes, filters, LFOs, and effects by simply touching the encoders. A vocoder and included mic give you even more options. But that's not all! UltraNova is also equipped with a 2-in/4-out USB audio interface (you can also draw bus power through the USB port!) that can stream audio to and from your computer.
Novation UltraNova 37-key Synthesizer Features at a Glance:
A powerful synth and much more with the UltraNova from Novation!
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Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
by Jefferson Weber from Indianapolis, IndianaThis synth is really great! Some of the best sounds I've heard on a VA Synth. Great real time tweaking .Vocoder is a cool feature(Gooseneck Microphone is included. Lighted Mod and Pitch Wheels also.Lo... read more [+]ve the color too! close [-]
November 21, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist, Composer
by Damon from TexasThis was my first hardware synth purchase in several years, as I've decided to get back into hardware (because of price and ease of use). I can't rave enough about the Ultranova. I wanted a synth that... read more [+] allowed me to get my hands dirty. I wanted to construct sounds with the intuitive ease of a soft synth, but have the hands-on tweakability of hardware. The Ultranova is just that.
July 13, 2012
Music Background: Pro musician
I could go on and on about this, but it would be regurgitating a lot of what you can find in the specs. I'll say this, the best thing about the Ultranova is the modulation possibilities. You have three LFOs, several envelopes (at least four, I currently forget the number) and you have 20 ways to route all these! So you can have LFO1 mapped to a filter or oscillator then map LFO2 to modulate the LFO1 frequency and then the LFO3 to modulate the LFO2 frequency (and so on) to create some very random sounding pads and FX.
The VST is great too. Load it up in your DAW, create a separate AU channel, and there you go. You can record MIDI and audio at the same time, and use the VST to make adjustments to the sound if you don't feel like using the synth.
This synth is worth every penny. The only knock is that it's not multitimbral, but there are ways around that. close [-]
Awesome, especially with VST control in studio
by Mr. Poppinovski from Bay Area, CaliforniaNovation is ahead of the curve with the integration of software and hardware in a very, very capable and versatile instrument. Analog modeling is pretty damn crisp and overall great value in any prof... read more [+]essional studio. close [-]
May 31, 2012
Music Background: Production / Engineering
Awesome and easy to use synthesizer
by Jay from Austin, TexasUltranova is packed with features and deep synthesis ability. I love the sounds of it. I can make anything from deep phat basses to beautiful pads to all types of electronic music fare. I think you co... read more [+]uld use it for any type of electronic music. The interface is very easy to use. It is obvious that it was designed this way. I learned it in a few hours. Very easy do what you want. The keybed is high quality just like novation says. Modulation is extensive as are the numerous wavetables. I like the vocoder and the assignable knobs. Effects are good and I appreciate the panning effects this synth has. I don’t subscribe to the mindset that says only top dollar gear is pro – at all, because this reasonably priced synth will not dissapoint. The filters are reasonably good. Many filter modes, routing options, very chic looking VST. A few notes: You can route audio through the synth but only to the effects and vocoder (not the filter, arp, etc) . The frequency knob flywheels, IE the position of max cutoff will move next time you turn the knob down and back up. These are not big deals to me. It’s reliable and built well. I’d gig with it without any worries. It does have some character to the sound and a classic Novation blue appearance. Manual is decent. This board is reliable, never had a problem with it. Support was helpful when I had questions. I’d recommend it to friends. Sweetwater shipped it fast and asked how I liked it weeks after the sale. close [-]
August 30, 2011
Music Background: trip hop tribal witchdoctor
The sounds on the Novation UltraNova are custom-tailored for the electronic musican who's looking for either genre-specific sounds or the ability to sculpt their own. If you produce Electro-Pop, Dubstep, Trance (or any genre requiring deep bass), then this is for you. It's got vocoding and complete sound control and manipulation. I love the touch response action of the UltraNova's rotary encoders. They allow instant access to what is usually a buried synth feature. This synth is sure to satisfy your synth appetite!
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