Novation Nocturn
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Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 4 reviews36 %
 3 reviews27 %
 3 reviews27 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Editorial review
  • 10/31/08Novation's Nocturn: The Test

    Novation's Nocturn: The Test - Night Controller

    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…

Users reviews

TheJeff666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Daube and commercial scam?"

Novation Nocturn
used for a week, I have already several control module (BCF 2000, fader port) and I of computer music, and therefore noon, for 25 years, I have seen many master control and other control surfaces .

My need is simple: a small control surface to make automation and control on the fly (I do not live) and my other VSTI VST plug-ins. So after searching my choice is the nocturn, small, little buttons, machine looks simple, cheap and famous automap that looks magical ...

I unpack and I settled in accordance with the procedure without other controllers plugged in USB, scan my automap VST, he sees all and I select short, everything goes well. I turn cubase, and nothing ... the nocturn recognizes only a few pluggins and its performance is far from optimal with these plug in my eyes ...

I'll look in the user forums, and I realize that I am far from being the only one bugged by this machine ...

Good second try, I uninstalled, and the broth first for me, the uninstall is disgusting, the nocturn leave lots of traces in your registry and hidden files everywhere ... argh it ennerve me! I clean everything properly and reinstall the dung to achieve the same result. I spend time with the manual to set the controls, it is not easy, natural, and in relation to the time spent with the result automap and uninteresting.

I told the okay, I'll just use midi. I turn off the automap, open ports noon, I open a VST with learn function, and nothing! ben m ... then! I try the same manipulation with the BCF and the fader port and everything works perfectly ...

So here is an object that seems well thought out and appealing against by the software layer (the automap) and implementation noon are simply pathetic. The use becomes heavy, not intuitive, automap is not self much less universal, takes hold of your plugins, IT integration is dirty, bad uninstalls, what I hate ...

Icing on the cake, it does not even noon ...

I'll be happy to stroke crushed mass, if I did not have money back guarantee ... you noticed, then it is a recent product, we find a lot of secondhand ridiculous prices, not everyone has the money back guarantee .... this is not a sign?

tagj3r's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Interesting especially (only?) For the automap"

Novation Nocturn
I use it for 2-3 years, mainly to manage settings for VST instruments, secondarily to manage the mix in Cubase.

The mixer in itself is good for its price / quality ratio, but precisely: at that price, it's plastic, it's cheap, the cross fader is a bit hard (should not buy it to scratch eh?) .
At the same time, it works, it seems to hold well over time.

What makes its real utility (but I do not think anyone was fooled) is the automap. This is purely awesome, it takes really good hand on the machine configuration.
/ Little off topic: I do not personally like the new version 4 of the automap, which seems less convenient and intuitive in its interface than version 3. /
We forget the blow it completely plastic so cheap it makes daily service!

Little originality: the central knob, which is supposed to serve all, quite useless.

In short, for the price there's no real competitor, and the software makes the essential mixer quickly (we quickly forget the mouse, and that, that was priceless!).

thejammer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I highly recommend it!"

Novation Nocturn
I use it for a year now, but I use Automap since version 1 with remote zero, and then with the remote sl 37. The nocturne is my favorite among all. It is simple, too easy to use and fast to configure. I used to do in Ableton DJing, production in Logic Pro, and VJing in Modul8.

What I like most:
- Its size (you can put it on another keyboard easily, or next to our computer keyboard ...)
- Its ease of use, configuration.
- Integration with Automap Pro!
- A ridiculous price for the assistance he takes me on a daily ...

What I like least:
- The absence of some sensory Motörizer faders.
- The fact qu'Automap creates a copy of plugins in Logic Pro ..
- Nothing to blame on the controller itself ...

I can not do without it, the quality-price ratio is excellent, I would do this election at any time, and I recommend it to all my friends.

atlet7000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation Nocturn
I use it for a year.
Contrary to what has been said, I find no bad production, it sure is cheap, hence the price, but I've never had any trouble with.
like, no worries and instability drivers, I installed the original drivers, I never made update, and it has always worked perfectly.
the soft automap is not really bad, very easy to use, plus all the controls appear on the screen, which could be better? Me I find it really damn well, I'm not an ace programming, MIDI, etc. .... but with this controller I managed once to do what I wanted.
I use fl studio traktor (for effects), and it's exactly what I wanted it to do. nothing to say.
I'll see over time the quality workmanship when he hold out, etc. .... but for now no worries.
I highly recommend it, I had a bcr before that, I'm not even served, too damn bad I find the system of allocating and mapping ... nothing to do with Automap which I think should be universal for all midi controllers, or at least the same idea.
yes, I do it again this election, or another controller novation (automap!) better manufacturing (genus zero sl).
Pat One09/21/2009

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

Novation Nocturn
I use it for more than six months.

What I like most is the ease of assigning paramtres plug ins. One click and you learn the parameter moves the mouse, then knob the night and ay is. has implementations in cubase the midi learn and it is handy. Gnrale of Manir, this product offers a lot of configuration options and is fairly complete.

What I like least is that the automap add a software layer in addition, adds a bit of a DAW but nothing mchant has n'empite not on the performance of my machine . I never russi run the speed dial. No MIDI input and output. Compatibility problems with some plug ins (like crash forced restarting pc), once identified the plugs, I disables the automap for these plugs and moving.

I have other surfaces CONTRL: bcf in 2000, BCN 44, nano pad.

The report price is good quality saw for under 100 was a controller with 8 pots, buttons and has Integrates well with plug ins.

I am not sr I remake this choice, the automap me one or two that made my foirages Systm unstable, but innovation is the drivers a day will rgulirement so. To control the vst is great, to control a cubase is less great, the bcf 2000 is better I think. If Cubase had a midi learn to apply VST plug-in or just to quick controls, I see no useful nocturn, pending adpanne, but in practice I think it's worse than in the pub <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />

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

Novation Nocturn
To avoid urgently as encoders trs bad, mine has started simmering with ADCON to 15 days (3 rpondent encoders that anyhow), I returned to rsultat stores for a change against nine who had the same problem after a few days.

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

Novation Nocturn
I bought this controller for use with Reason 4
> Do not do this mistake as it is described the automap is great and it is compatible with all major software mao, except that the automap is only compatible with some software, for other (with reason) it is necessary to enter my programing twelve o'clock is far from obvious .. After noon after an attempt to complete the run with Reason, back to the shop and buy a CPU 33 that the march was the first time!

bouba521's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation Nocturn
How long have you use it?

This will make two weeks that I, the first nocturn I returned to the store because I had four pots of eight who had a huge game as if they were already tired, they traded me and I am left with a functional nocturn. Faders move but this time it with a normal game.

What is so special that you like most and least?
This is a control surface rather compact, easy to use, clear, the only flaw will be that the pot and make gadget they are not cahouchouté a feeling of comfort, but good for the price should not complain.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I trust the site Audiofanzine for reading the test, then I went to the store to try and seek clarification from the dealer.
How would you rate the quality / price?

I find this quite friendly control surface, the software works well with cubase sx 3, the automap I do not have a problem, I still installed the latest driver for my cd version of crashes and since it bathes.
No problem to assign the knobs to vst with method 'learn' and more intuitive

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes, I let myself be tempted by the control surface even if I fell on a defective nocturn start but quickly replaced and quickly forgotten ...........

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

Novation Nocturn
I possde only a few days but his grip was quick trs. I never used surface CONTRL before that and I n'tais not convinced that it can be mastered so quickly. Automap (if not truly universal!) Is extremely convenient and allows you to assign the knobs and buttons DIFFERENT Manir trs thanks intuitive interface and friendly efficient .
Automap presets are not necessarily the most practical and it will reconfigure the virtual systmatiquement.
As for the manufacturing and finishing, they are plutt reassuring. LEDs surrounding the knobs allow not only the representatives in the dark but mostly recall values ​​automatically when changing page or preset.
Installation is simplicime.
Attention to the story: do not forget to close the app before Automap dye under penalty of Windows crashes. Impossibility for me to dye the pc!
The report seems to me perfectly reasonable qualitprix seen the performance and finish.
I would do this choice with his eyes closed (thank you to the vendor who advised me It rpond my needs perfectly mini home studio. I drive the VST synths coupled a master keyboard M-Audio Keystation 49e. Possibility (very convenient) to control the sonar console.

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

Novation Nocturn
- How long have you use it?
I've had about a week. Handling not empty, less than the instantaneous BCR 2000, but more opportunities and finally flexibility.
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
As size, USB power, precision claret, rglages
The least I can not see, except the number of knobs, but the small number (8) involving the claret ngatif not really.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
BCR 2000, which I keep for practical reasons because it can be convenient to have many knobs at the same time. Although less flexible, and there is no question of carry around in his little backpack unlike the night.
- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent. Good quality manufacturing it seems to me, and the product itself is worth every penny. Software included as well (Automap), very practical in the management of orders.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...