Ultranova

Novation

Regular price $599.99 Sale

The Sound Designer's Dream

UltraNova is our most advanced, configurable and controllable synth, designed to create new, unique and edgy sounds, plus all the classics you'd expect from a Nova-series synth.

Create Truly Unique Sounds

This is our most ambitious synth to date. It takes our legendary SuperNova analogue-modelling synth engine, and enhances it to vastly increase its sonic capabilities. The result is a synth that can create sounds that are simply impossible with other synths in its class.

  • Three oscillators, noise and ring modulation for making your sounds as rich as possible.
  • Classic waveforms and cutting edge wavetables for creating classic and unique new sounds.
  • Two routable multi-mode filters for flexible sound sculpting.
  • 6 Envelopes, 3 LFOs and 20 slot modulation matrix for almost unlimited programming capabilities.
  • 18-voice polyphony for playing complex synth lines and chords.
  • Touch n' Tweak

    UltraNova's patches are more than just static presets. Each is set up with up to eight parameters, which can be tweaked or totally warped using touch-sensitive encoders. Tweak to alter the brightness or dial in some grit, or touch to trigger subtle movement in your sound, or seriously warp it into something completely different.

  • Tech Spec

    Product Hardware Specifications

    Hardware

    • 144 character LCD
    • 8x detented touch sensitive encoders
    • 1x large smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons)
    • 1x large patch select/speed dial encoder
    • 2x volume & monitor mix dials
    • 39 LED lit/indicated buttons
    • Pitch wheel (LED lit)
    • Modulation wheel (LED lit)
    • 37 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
    • XLR dynamic mic input
    • 2x ¼” jack inputs
    • 2x ¼” jack outputs
    • 2x ¼” jack aux outputs
    • 1x ¼” jack headphone output
    • SPDIF digital output on RCA connector
    • Expression pedal on ¼” jack input
    • Sustain pedal on ¼” jack input
    • MIDI in/out/thru
    • 12 volt power input
    • USB port (UltraNova can be powered via USB)
    • Kensington security slot

    USB Audio Interface

    • 2 in, 4 out soundcard
    • 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 or 24 bit to host
    • 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 bit from host (if you select 24 bit from host, audio
    • data is limited by the driver to 16 bit playback)
    • Dynamic range : - 98dB
    • Input 1 + 2 frequency response : 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB
    • Gain rage : -10 to + 65dB
    • THD+N = 0.002%
    • Maximum output level +6dBu
    • signal to noise ratio referenced to 0dBFS (+6 dBu) = 96dB
    • Noise EIN = 117dB
    • Input 1 - balanced XLR & balanced TRS 1/4"jack
    • Input 2 - balanced TRS 1/4" jack only

    Synth Engine

    • Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
    • Mono-Timbral

    Per patch

    • 3x oscillators
    • 1x noise generator
    • 2x ring modulators

    Waveforms include:

    • Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations
    • 20x digital waveforms
    • 36x wavetables

    Filter types

    • 2x filters per patch
    • low pass no resonance 6dB per octave
    • low pass 12dB
    • low pass 18dB
    • low pass 24dB
    • band pass 6:6
    • band pass 6:12
    • band pass 12:6
    • band pass 6:18
    • band pass 18:6
    • band pass 12:12
    • high pass no resonance 6dB per octave
    • high pass 12dB
    • high pass 18dB
    • high pass 24dB

    Modulation sources

    • 20 modulation slots per patch
    • 6x envelope generators
    • 3x LFOs
    • Aftertouch
    • Velocity
    • Key scaling/track
    • Mod wheel
    • Expression pedal

    Total of 66 Destinations including

    • Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync
    • Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings
    • Effects parameters and send levels
    • Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves)

    5 effects slots per patch

    • Distortion – up to 2 instances
    • Compressor – up to 2 instances
    • Chorus/Phase – up to 4 instances
    • Delay – up to 2 instances
    • Reverb – up to 2 instances
    • Gator
    • EQ

    Misc

    • 12 band vocoder
    • Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
    • Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
    • Patch storage - up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)

    Power Requirements

    • USB bus powered
    • 12V DC power supply included
    • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 400mA

    Product Dimensions

    • 725mm (28.54”) length x 374mm (14.72”) depth x 152mm (5.98”) height
      (These are the boxed dimensions)