Big Sound, small synth. Don't let its size fool you; MiniNova has the most powerful sound engine and effects of any micro synth. More polyphony, more filters, more effects, more modulation.
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Big Sound, 

small synth

Don't let its size fool you; MiniNova has the most powerful sound engine and effects of any micro synth. More polyphony, more filters, more effects, more modulation.

Every sound has easy access to almost limitless variations,which you can subtly tweak or totally warp with the twist of a knob or the touch of a button. Create all the dirty-fat bass, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage sounds you could possibly want - but on a tough and compact 37 mini-key synth.

Find Your Sound Fast

MiniNova comes with 256 killer sounds, space to save another 128 of your own, and a Patch Librarian for loading and storing as many extra sounds on your computer as you'll ever need.

 That's a lot of choice, but you can easily search through them by selecting your style or music, or the type of sound you're after. Bass? Lead? Techno? Hip Hop? Whatever you're looking for, you'll find your sound fast. Don't worry if you're lacking inspiration: we're always releasing new free sound packs for MiniNova, which we create with renowned artists and sound designers.


Create Unique Vocals

MiniNova's Vocoder comes with a secret weapon: VocalTune. Talk or sing into the mic, and your voice will automatically be tuned to the notes you play on the keyboard.



Or, to do something totally unique with your voice, run it through the effects engine. Add reverb, distortion, chorus/phaser, gator compression or EQ - whatever you need to create attention-grabbing vocals, or recreate iconic vocal lines.


Don't limit yourself to vocals either: Plug in your instrument or any audio source to do really cool stuff with MiniNova's VocalTune, vocoder, filters and effects.

Animate and Arpeggiate

Switch to 'Animate' mode and press one of the eight backlit buttons to trigger awesome performance functions.


Switch to 'Arpeggiator' mode to jam with arpeggiator rhythmsin realtime, using the buttons to edit the arpeggiator step sequencer so you can switch steps in and out.

Editing  software included

You can fully edit MiniNova using the hardware, but it can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we've created the MiniNova Editor: software that gives you visual access to your synth engine within your music software or DAW, to make it much easier to see what you're doing.

UltraNova SoundEngine

Our signature Nova-series synth-engine, capable of creating and editing massive sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects.


VocalTune™ Vocoder

Create robotic and iconic vocals, or run your instruments through the effects engine.


Tweak and Warp SoundsLive

Tweak your sounds in real time with five knobs, or totally warp them eight 'Animate' buttons and oversized pitch and modulation wheels.


256 Awesome Onboard Sounds

Instantly search for sounds by type or musical genre, from bass to pad, hip hop to house. Store another 128 of your own sounds onboard,too.


Layer Your Effects

Add up to five effects to each voice, including distortion,reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and our very own gater 'stutter'effect


Editing Software and Patch Librarian

Fully edit your synth and effects, and store as many sounds as you can fit on your Mac or PC


Vintage Synth and Bass

Download regular free sound packs created by eminent artists and sound designers.


Trigger Software Instruments

Trigger external sound modules and connect larger keyboards,via the MIDI I/O.


Tech Spec

 Product HardwareSpecifications

Utility, display and patch select controls


16 character custom LCD

1x large detented patch select encoder

1x patch sort switch

1x volume dial

1x detented data encoder

5x navigation/utility buttons

2x patch navigation buttons

Keyboard/performance controls


Pitch wheel (LED lit)

Modulation wheel (LED lit)

37 note keyboard with velocity

4x smooth edit/performance pots

1x large smooth filter pot

1x six position parameter selector switch

6x parameter indicator LEDs

8x three-colour, back-lit animate/arpeggiator/favouritepatch-select buttons

2x animate/arpeggiate LED indicators

1x back-lit 'hold' button

1x animate/arpeggiator/favourite patch toggle switch

1x 'favourite' patch select button

1x arpeggiator tempo control pot

1x arpeggiator tempo indicator LED

2x back-lit arpeggiator control encoders

2x back-lit octave select buttons

Inputs, Outputs, rear panel


XLR dynamic mic input

1x jack inputs

2x jack outputs

1x jack headphone output

Sustain pedal on jack input

MIDI in/out

12 volt power input

USB/DC/off power switch

USB B 2.0 (MiniNova can be powered via USB)

Kensington security slot

 Synth Engine

Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)


Per patch


3x oscillators

1x noise generator

2x ring modulators

Waveforms include:


Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulsecombinations

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 (Supported in the engine. Note, keyboard does notgenerate aftertouch)


Key scaling/track

Mod wheel

Expression pedal

Total of 66 Destinations including


Oscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level andsync

Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings

Effects parameters and send levels

Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sourcesthemselves)

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






12 band vocoder

Arpeggiator 33 patterns

Realtime Arp rhythm editing function

Chord function lock up to 10 notes

Patch storage - up to 384 on hardware (ships with 256factory patches)

 Power Requirements

USB bus powered

9V DC power supply included

Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA

 Product Dimensions

Unboxed: 560mm (22.04) length x 250mm (9.84) depth x 75mm(2.95) height

Boxed: 615mm (24.21) length x 345mm (13.58) depth x 115mm(4.52) height

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