Novation articles

  • Cheap Synth Apps with Rich Sound
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    Cheap Synth Apps with Rich Sound - Five Cool iOS Synthesizers for Under $10

    06/14/14

    The quality and variety of synthesizers available for your iOS device just keeps getting better and better. Although many of the top, name-brand synths will cost you in the range of $20 or even more, there are some great ones on the iTunes Store for half or a quarter of that price. Here are five synths that range from free to $9.99, and offer a lo…

  • Novation Bass Station II Review
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    Novation Bass Station II Review - Nice Little Fatty

    09/22/13

    Introduced in Frankfurt last spring, the Bass Station II marks the return of Novation to the analog world. Let's find out if the brand was able to retain its know-how.

  • Novation MiniNova Review
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    Novation MiniNova Review - Tiny Smurf

    12/03/12

    Two years after their comeback, Novation decided to strike a new blow with the MiniNova — a small, blue synth bomb based on the UltraNova. When mini means maxi...

  • Novation Launchpad Gear Review
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    Novation Launchpad Gear Review - Novation Launchpad: Who's Pad?

    01/26/10

    Novation surprised everyone by bringing out an Ableton Live dedicated control surface. Like Akai's APC? Not really, and obviously not at the same price.

  • Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II
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    Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II - Novation Remote Zero SL MKII

    09/03/09

    When Novation announced Automap Universal at the 2007 NAMM many were instantly intrigued by the concept. Many producers and long time fans of MIDI control were eager to get this revolutionary product integrated into their set up. Now with the Mk2series and Automap 3 available, Novation seems to have taken their product to a new level. Does it live…

  • Novation's Nocturn: The Test
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    Novation's Nocturn: The Test - Night Controller

    10/31/08

    Novation is well known for quality keyboards, MIDI controllers and synthesizers, whether it be hardware or software. Does Nocturn, the newest member of the Novation controller family, featuring the Automap system and a low price, live up to the brand’s reputation? Let’s take a look…