Novation Nova

Novation Nova

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Nova, Analog Modeling Synth Rack/Sound Module from Novation in the Nova series.

11 user reviews
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Novation Nova tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Novation
  • Model: Nova
  • Series: Nova
  • Category: Analog Modeling Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/16/2004

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Novation Nova user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 11 reviews )
 5 reviews45 %
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 1 user review9 %
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MJCJM's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Supersonic!"

Novation Nova
You need a keyboard to use the best (or bar)
Sounds not bad but would have liked a USER bank
(We must erase the factory sounds to create his own!
128 perfs (it's pretty) but good enough!
The sounds are really very good ... (Nothing to do with small Waldorf blofeld as that sounds far too cold for my taste) where the goods NOVA fate sounds more present and the highs are much better made!
Synthesis is very complete ... the knobs are missing a bit of resolution
(The filter must be played without hesitation risk of leaving audible increment and walk harmonic filter ...)
The edition is ... could not be more complete! Everything is routable or almost!

Small flat on the pan that is not editable by (wave) because it is a fact ... pity, because it lacks that here!
The effects are very effective ... except the reverb a little cold!
Excellent but digital distortion (unlike the filter)
But attention to the speakers when used with resonance!
Connections rather complete (3 outputs Stereo) two mono inputs ... MIDI trio


Clear config ... everything is accessible!
Manual very clear!

You can spend a lot of time editing a patch so the synthesis is master in this NOVA ... nothing to do with what is currently available!
6 parts and 5 different effects per channel (it is said)
It is better to know a little summary to edit properly and not be lost, but is perfect for a beginner wanting to make his 1st step in the world of VA (I even think that there is not better)
I use the sequencing in a E-mu for the first 6 tracks!
It is rather top ... controls respond well ... but the only flaw is the pan which is easily accessible via an external controller!
The input is mono and it takes 2 ways to get the stereo ... which is a hassle to fitrer entries ... so we can forget its filtering stereo source, but LFO's can take care of very well!


The sounds are really up to, and we can believe the analog filter through and its distortion in the low frequency, unlike other VA (although I have not tested much)
In the high ... it is not cold, not really .. not just a little metal!
It does not really sound analog but not crystal clear sound, and as soon as lon filter a little ... this is sweet!
Perfect for tablecloths, Bass / Lead, effects ... no realistic sounds of course!


I use it for almost 10 months ... and that's really what I was looking for!

The only downside is the edition of the pan by ... and reverb!
Otherwise, it is a must ... and the price / quality ratio in opportunity is undeniable.

With the experience I remake this choice without a doubt, but I do not expect to be disappointed anyway, my only regret is that currently do NOVATION leans more on any VA of this caliber, but rather to commercial products, quality of course, but too enticing!
I think the KS test rack one day to get an idea of ​​the evolution of the brand remains Innovative anyway!

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

Novation Nova
Sound module rack, connectors and implmentation trs compltes twelve o'clock.


The use is very simple and ergonomic edition.


Sounds really means a crpite is flashy, some lead sheets and deep junglist vst is still my best.
Not really, sounds Hot amateur: go your way.


On paper everything Pipelines Limited is done so that we really enjoy but costs a big dception.
Bugs or complete freezing of the machine appear APRS rapid and multiple changes.
A beep occurs when you press the buttons.
6 out spares, in the case where you do not affect the slopes if ......

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

Novation Nova
-> 6U rack (I prefer to use it in position "desk" because much more convenient)
-> 2 sound banks of 127 each, but it is a machine to create its own sounds
-> Editing relatively simple, not necessarily need a PC to edit sounds (unless you want to save the settings for all sounds, for my part I work with an atari for MIDI and I record my sounds by dumping )
-> Connectors complete and correct (except for the headphone jack that Novation has a jack 3 "5, which is still disappointing)


-> General config rather simple
-> Editing sounds takes a few minutes to understand the beast
-> Manually is not too bad (but better still use the doc + English which is often clear, this is valid for most bikes)


-> Electro and techno sounds
-> Correct general effects
-> Good momentum
-> Black dot: no drum kit


-> It's been two years since I use the nova: frankly, good machine ... but have other bikes to create a piece
-> It's a synth sounds rather typed, ie sounds very electronic (we like it or not) and that there is here. However, the ergonomics, the synthesis, the dynamics are very satisfactory. For those looking for a synth "sounds good" to begin to really sound synthesis, the Nova largely filled this role (and goes beyond). The bad thing (which is up to me) : no drum kit (although there are 2 or 3 sounds kick, hi-hat, snare ...); but you can easily recreate the sounds of this type (warning!! there are 6 voice polyphony of the nova: If we create such a sound kick, a snare and a sound of his hi-hat, there are only 3 channels available, for example a bass sound, a sound of water and a sound of "synthetic" .

-> Conclusion: The nova is great for electronic sounds, but when you want to add a rhythm or other sounds (eg piano, guitar, etc.), there must be other machines.

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

Novation Nova
Hi all ....

I personally use the Nova for 2 years and I'm mega happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

jv you not repeat the description if not ....... ke c dla happiness to compound with ....
jtrouve ca 10 times less taking a head kavec proteus ......( for the effects in any case ... arrgh)

6 separated out ... To separate effects of 6 modules .... and not just effects sotie gnrale! like most Bécanne!

Output 5 / 6 or cask in mini jack ... not cool
I RPET my audioconfrres but ....... no drum kit ....


Nickeal k'on seen to read the instructions ........... ke and we love them ........ and LFO matrix


Its good! we like it or not com-custody!

But there are no clips and bugs as mentioned above!! Any oak ........ not for me
Except if you change the multi .. ca c but a classic limit guests ... especially with the reverbs!

Dchire sound if one takes a little head in the edition and ke is turned Kelker arrg buttons .....

Go to a large 9 equilibrated with a 2 no justification in my ear ..... I jla kif and defends this corny !!!!!!!!

Parsk'elle worth it !!!!!!!!




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