Novation // Circuit


#123

Hello,

I have this little box of tricks a couple of weeks now, and I like it! And now with the components update its a little sample box too. A couple of months ago I did a track on the Analog Rytm with only my voice and it was so much fun that I did the same with the Circuit… But now a whole live set (why not)… Because I didn’t use the 2 on board synths I had only 4 tracks available, but hey… I had fun! (sorry about the little pops once in a while, its the sample mangling in the circuit that causes it) I recorded it live, no audio editing afterwards. Its al my voice and the circuit filters and fx.
https://youtu.be/cHLO24wFbBo


#124

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Novation Circuit sequencing Analog Four
#125

Ahaha a misreading made me think I should try filling a Volca Sample with vocal samples.
:tongue:

I had missed your video, @YloopZ… Interesting sounds with this interesting machine that I try not to GAS on too much…


#126

My new wet dream - A Novation Circuit with Monomachine synth engines instead of Nova. :yum:


#127

Thanks lyingdalai… Yes it was a bit of a challenge to make a liveset with only vocal samples (and only 4 tracks) and not touch the two onboard synths. I like to do a bit of sounddesign with my own voice and the limitation on the circuit made me think creative. I’ve learned that from the Elektrons :wink: I was gassing for the Circuit before the sample update, now that you can use samples it was a nobrainer for me and I like it, its a funbox! So now when I get to choose one synth To take to the park, the circuit or the OP-1… Pffff… Difficult choice…

Made me think… I’ve got a Volca Sample… Maybe lets try something with some vocal samples… :smile:


#128

I have absolutely no GAS for this little thing, no I don’t.

Yet, better is coming, as they say in Betterfell…


#129

Glad I kept it. This is like real time sample change recorded straight into the sequencer. Pretty amazing.


#130

My friend loaded her Circuit up with Analog Rytm drum samples.
BIG SOUNDS!!!


#131

This new update looks interesting, can anyone explain exactly what are the new features in that vid? Circuit looking more and more interesting.


#132

If Novation manage to allow user samples for the synth voices then I will be forced to pull the trigger on this, it’s fantastic as it is but my wallet would open up itself if I could use samples on all parts.
I’m just trying to talk myself out of buying one now!


#133

Circuit has four drum tracks - one sample per track.

Until now.

Any note within any drum track can now trigger any sample, and you input this as you play live into the sequencer.

Pretty powerful.


#134

Are you trying to empty my wallet?


#135

I’m having a conversation with your wallet right now. It’s opening up quite nicely.


#136

Hah! Nice…
Then it really is out of my control.

My wallet is all ears.


#137

Yeah, I mean, it’s not your decision, you just have to go along with what your wallet decides, or there’ll be unnecessary conflict.


#138

Fantastic updates keep coming to Circuit. The external midi sequencing in lieu of 1 or 2 Circuit internal Nova synth engines is powerful as well.
I am purchasing a second one to give to my Godchild, for posterity reasons. She is now only 6 months old but think she will grow into it eventually:wink:


#139

After what felt like much hand-wringing, I finally bought a Circuit (good price on a demo unit) about a month ago. It is pretty damn fun. And, to my surprise, I’ve had fun pairing it with my Monomachine. I have a bit of a soft spot lately for ambient new-agey sounds (hence my love of the Waldorf Streichfett) and the Circuit’s got some great ones and it’s fun just to find a good scale and play up and down the pads in the 4-octave ‘extended notes’ mode.

I’ve wanted to use the Circuit’s scales feature to input notes into the Monomachine’s internal sequencer but haven’t tried yet; but I think I remember reading that the MM can have a single MIDI channel that follows the currently selected MM track. If that’s true, I may not mind as much that the Circuit’s MIDI output channels are currently ‘stuck’ to 1 and 2. Oh man, if Circuit can be used to help me enter better melodies into the Monomachine, it’ll be a crazy happy day in my studio.


#140

[quote=“jshell, post:139, topic:15030, full:true”]I remember reading that the MM can have a single MIDI channel that follows the currently selected MM track. If that’s true, I may not mind as much that the Circuit’s MIDI output channels are currently ‘stuck’ to 1 and 2.
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Yeah, you can set the AUTO TRACK CH under CONTROL -> MIDI CHANLS to 1 or 2; I think you’ll need to change the BASE CHANNEL setting as well (possibly to start from 2 or 3 instead?) but it should work.


#141

Hows is the sequencing with other devices on this thing? I was think of picking one up to sequence chords for pad patches on my blofeld or strings on my strichett.


#142

Bloody marvelous. If you bought it just to sequence other gear, it’d still be a solid purchase.

Mind the limitations, though. Only two channels - 1 and 2 - to sequence proper synths, and the drums locked to channel10 with just four tracks.

All the same, it’s a bleedin’ amazing sequencer for the way it helps you build a track.