Novation UltraNova

Novation UltraNova

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UltraNova, Analog Modeling Synth from Novation in the Nova series.

12 user reviews

Novation UltraNova tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Novation
  • Model: UltraNova
  • Series: Nova
  • Category: Analog Modeling Synths
  • Added in our database on: 09/08/2010

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Novation UltraNova user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 12 reviews )
 6 reviews50 %
 5 reviews42 %
 1 user review8 %
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mrjason's review"A very good synth to have, easy integration with DAW's"

Novation UltraNova
The Novation UltraNova is a 37 key synth that can be used as a USB controller or even an audio interface if the user wants. All of the keys are velocity and touch sensitive. There are MIDI in MIDI out and MIDI thru connections on the UltraNova synth, I used it right along with all of the other MIDI gear and had it hooked up with my MIDI sport to use as a controller for a while in Cubase.


There are 2 ¼ jack inputs and 2 ¼ jack outputs. There are 2 more inputs for headphones and aux inputs. I have noticed that there is a sustain pedal input and a expression pedal inputs on it too but I have not used those features yet.


There are some really good effects like the chorus, delay, reverb, distortion and a few other ones. The arp function on the UltraNova is very easy to work with and customize. The only thing that upset me with this board is that there are no expansion abilities. It would have been nice to expand it down the right. The UltraNova can be bus powered and it can also work via DC wall plug in.


One great feature with this board is that you can use it as a VST and record MIDI data and audio at the same time. It is very easy to set it up in your DAW as an AU channel or a MIDI input channel. This synth is very affordable and has great features; it is easy to use and work with and has never let me down. Have been using it for years and it has worked flawlessly. It came with a manual that explained everything and there are even a lot of videos online to help new users understand the works of this board.
Oliver Sp@rk04/18/2013

Oliver Sp@rk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super!"

Novation UltraNova
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manual clear, simple config

on the other hand I can not seem to recognize my ultranova in my pc ... which is frustrating but I hope to find a solution quickly.


dance oriented sound / electro / dubstep

but we know perfectly build a sound from scratch!

full of opportunities intuitive editing ... with a peach of hell!

I forgot .... THE Vocoder! genial!


bought a few months ago, I discovered my ultranova everyday ...

we regret the direct access through banks ... you have to turn the wheel

other than that it is great!
Eric 4212/24/2012

Eric 42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A big surprise!"

Novation UltraNova
For that, I leave it to all readers to go to the manufacturer's website ...
But sounds divided into four banks of 128 sounds (three banks and factories user)


The general configuration is easy! I was a little scared because having a Korg RADIAS and barely mastering possibilities, I was scared to find myself in the same situation ... It is nothing! The menus are clear and easy to find and everything is at your fingertips! It becomes almost intuitive!
The manual was just rapidos laminated ...
For the software part ... I'll come in another post, because in this area, I do not hide being totally ignorant! So I'll shut up on this field and leaves spécilistes write reviews safer ...


The sounds are striking although the keyboard is Monophonic ...
Of course, this synth, look no sounds of pianos, strings and other instruments ... the traditional, we are in another universe!
Having a Tyros3 a Korg M50, Radias, Kaossilator pro and finally a Yamaha MOX6 the Ultranova just slip into my little studio without problems!
I consists mainly of electronic music (type Jarre, Vangelis ... but without their talents, alas ..!) And this wonderful toy brings a new color to my musical inspirations.
Aside from a sound or two that I like a little less, everything is very good for sound! And of course, everything is changeable at will!
What happiness!


I use Ultranova for about three weeks. My choice was listening to the demos posted on the net ... So, without trying other equivalent models!
What I like is the ability to easily change the sound (despite the wealth of original sounds) without taking head in a jiffy!
Which is a little less well: monotimbralité and three octaves ... one more was tip top!
Good value for money, this is a great instrument, and if I had to make this choice would without hesitation!
A great "little" synth in size but very big in performance that will satisfy beginners and pros!

tofandcountry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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clear and stable, could be more intuitive level editing


We quickly make complex sounds pretty good sounding fat or, more oriented Electro, Hip-Hop, Dub Step.


I used ultranova and I thought it was a great synth, probably the best in its class, Virtual Analog around 500 Euros. Most are powerful synthesis effects in large numbers, interactivity and Live side given by the touch sensitive knobs, a keyboard and very good. It is similar to a Virus TI in terms of usage, but less versatile in sound and especially monotimbral and no audio via usb ... The editor plug-in is also nice to use less than the Virus. But if we look a little editing, we arrive fast enough great sounds that have a strong presence in the mix.

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