Novation // Circuit


#62

kinda lame you need ableton and max to use it :/[/quote]
Yeah, it would be pretty lame for a hardware company to make their editor software only work in Ableton… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#63

Hey, how would this be as a controller?

I might want to get an editable pad controller in the future, it’d be fun if it was a groovebox too!

Are the pads good? Does it send aftertouch? Is it easy/possible to remap sent cc’s and notes?


#64

kinda lame you need ableton and max to use it :/[/quote]
Ableton Live OR Max. Not both.

“Max Standalone Versions – We’ve created standalone versions for both Mac and Windows so you don’t even need Ableton Live to get editing your sounds”


#65

Any info on this?
Also, can you change the MIDI Channels it transmits on? and can you select the note value it sends on the pads, with an octave control or something?


#66

most answers probably here

recent updates here.
http://beta.novationmusic.com/releases/circuit/


#67

My wife has been eyeballing one of these as they’re going for $269 second hand on eBay lately. How have people found the drum samples?

The Isotonik editor really gives it a bit of an A4/VirusTI hybrid hardware/software vibe. I love how it completely opens up synth parameters for both synth parts. And reprogramming the Macros is just like A4/Rytm’s Performance mode.


#68

mine was a Bstock , but in the uk theyre about £200 ish 2nd hand.

i liked how the editor ran with very little latency to edit sound while running sequences on the circuit.

the preset tunes are quite generic but i think you can get nice results out of the drums by mashing the controllers and recording them… changing pitch / sample rate .

drum samples are ok , very dance based , i’d recommend an 2nd hand one .even if you dont like it i dont think youll loose much if you resold.


#69

My wife picked one up for $260 used, but basically new.

Great little box. Very solid build quality. No wiggle in the encoders or pots.
Headphone amp could use a bit more power for lower impedance cans.

Definitely goes further than the equivalent $ in a pair of Volcas.


#70

Did you enslave the Circuit to the RYTM ? I currently think about getting that little box, i dont have a VA synth currently, and with the sequencer its interesting to add it - the sounds i heared were very good.


#71

I’m seriously gassing for a Circuit, but I wonder how the pads in note mode can work with the OT or A4.
I’d want to use the pads in scale mode to enter notes in the OT and A4 sequencer, is that easily doable?


#72

I was thinking in one of these to match with the Analog Rytm, but the Program Change only change the scenes (not the patterns) which there are just 32. And for me is annoying that you have to clear the previous note in a step to place a new one. If there was a monophonic setting…


#73

But when i change the scene, i can send Octatrack notes to it, and CC values for the performance knobs. It would make the internal sequencer a bit useless, and more setup would be involved.

It would also make the portability of the device useless - if i could not use the created sequences triggerd from OT. You would need to record the sequences into the Octatrack.

Ideally the Octatrack would get a midi import function.


#74

Pllease tell me … HOW IS THE LEPLOOP ???


#75

http://www.elektronauts.com/t/leploop-v2-help-please/9263


#76

A couple tweeks to the midi settings on the OT and I was able to play the pads on the circuit and record them as sequences to the octatrack midi channels.
I set up 4 midi tracks on the OT as Ch10 and set the base note different for each of the 4 drum sounds.
I also set up 2 tracks each for ch1 and ch2, the synth parts.
Seemed to work good enough, I took the two boxes to a party the same day I figured out the above configuration and had no problem wrangling a couple hours worth of noise into the PA system.

edit:
A couple things I noticed. You can’t record more than one midi ch. at a time into the OT sequencer. It just records to whichever track is active (if the midi channels line up)
I noticed some weirdness with trying to play 16th notes on the drum pads of the circuit, like they were being quantized or choked out by the previous/next trigger. I also noticed this when synced to ableton live too.


#77

Weird.
I don’t recall this, are you 100% positive on this point ?
It seemed to me I could record more than one MIDI channel, but I might be wrong, it’s been a long time since I tried this.


#78

Weird.
I don’t recall this, are you 100% positive on this point ?
It seemed to me I could record more than one MIDI channel, but I might be wrong, it’s been a long time since I tried this.[/quote]

Page 112 of the manual confirms what musicmagus wrote.


#79

A couple tweeks to the midi settings on the OT and I was able to play the pads on the circuit and record them as sequences to the octatrack midi channels.
I set up 4 midi tracks on the OT as Ch10 and set the base note different for each of the 4 drum sounds.
I also set up 2 tracks each for ch1 and ch2, the synth parts.
Seemed to work good enough, I took the two boxes to a party the same day I figured out the above configuration and had no problem wrangling a couple hours worth of noise into the PA system.

edit:
A couple things I noticed. You can’t record more than one midi ch. at a time into the OT sequencer. It just records to whichever track is active (if the midi channels line up)
I noticed some weirdness with trying to play 16th notes on the drum pads of the circuit, like they were being quantized or choked out by the previous/next trigger. I also noticed this when synced to ableton live too.
[/quote]
Well, I guess I can set the auto channels on my OT and A4 to 1 and 2 respectively and bam make the relevant track active and play it. I’m not fussed by being able to record one midi channel at a time, so no problem there but thank for the info.
Last question: On the Circuit can I switch midi out on/off quite easily?
Thanks for the help (including the guys that chipped in below)


#80

Here is what I read :
[ul]
[li]If several MIDI tracks have been assigned the same MIDI channel, only the active track will record notes or CC data. [/li]
[/ul]

It doesn’t mean you can’t record simultaneously on two different tracks assigned to different MIDI channels.
But I may have overlooked something.

p.111 also states
[ul]
[li]If an audio track and a MIDI track share the same MIDI channel, the MIDI track will block the audio track from sending out data while the audio track will block the MIDI track from[/li]
[/ul]

So maybe there is something to investigate on this side.


#81

Here is what I read :
[ul]
[li]If several MIDI tracks have been assigned the same MIDI channel, only the active track will record notes or CC data. [/li]
[/ul]

It doesn’t mean you can’t record simultaneously on two different tracks assigned to different MIDI channels.
But I may have overlooked something.

p.111 also states
[ul]
[li]If an audio track and a MIDI track share the same MIDI channel, the MIDI track will block the audio track from sending out data while the audio track will block the MIDI track from[/li]
[/ul]

So maybe there is something to investigate on this side.[/quote]

Please go ahead and investigate, and report back here with your findings.