Novation CIRCUIT Mono Station - Paraphonic Analog Synthesizer

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Novation CIRCUIT Mono Station - Paraphonic Analog Synthesizer

A very naughty synth

Circuit Mono Station is a scheming, manipulative little beast of a machine, with a deafening roar to be tamed. It’s infectious to use, quick to engage with and capable of some unpredictable and rather dangerous results.

Just try and muzzle it

Featuring three types of analogue distortion effects, a really nasty ring modulator, a chunky sub-oscillator and step automation for all 53 parameters, Circuit Mono Station sounds bloody disgusting. It’s an instrument that can be used as an experimental, polyrhythmic sound design tool – set apart with Bass Station II’s synth engine, reworked into a paraphonic form. Sequences can benefit from longer LFOs staying in sync across several notes, perfect for making widely evolving musical phrases.

Impressive CV with lots of sequencing experience

Having the same workflow as the Circuit sequencer and synth, Circuit Mono Station really is the potty-mouthed child of Novation. The Mod Seq, Swing Sync and a Mutate function are useful for happy accidents, and the AUX CV output can send complex modulation signals to the outside world. You can programme notes into the Mod Seq page to independently control your modular and CV gear with pitch and gate control via the CV/GATE output.

It’ll say anything to anyone

With USB MIDI, MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, CV and GATE connectors, Circuit Mono Station can get in the face of every piece of gear in its space.

Simple Laptop setup

A simple laptop setup using only MIDI over USB. The key point here is routing the audio out of your DAW through Circuit Mono Station to use the filter

Simple Laptop setup

Instrument input and effects control

For the more experimental guitarist – Guitar going into the audio input with gain up. Long note playing with only external audio up in the mixer section on Circuit Mono Station to keep the amp and filter open. Aux CV modulates the delay time.

Instrument input and effects control

Laptop and semi-modular setup

Another laptop set up using MIDI instead of USB with a smaller interface. CV used to get Pocket Operator in sync and provide additional modulation to the Peak.

Laptop and semi-modular setup

Small Synth jam setup

A small set up of 2 synths and a drum machine. The important point here is that Circuit Mono Station can be clocked off the Volca FM sync out.

Small Synth jam setup

Controlling a Modular

This is how Circuit Mono Station can be used as sequencer for Eurorack. The audio output will need to be brought up to Eurorack level using an audio input module.

Controlling a Modular

10. 13 hands
 

Individually control oscillators

Two oscillators with individual control of sync and tuning parameters.

Get the frequency band you want

High-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB.

Three distortion modes

Classic Bass Station, new fuzz or a mixture of both.

Monophonic and paraphonic

Monophonic and paraphonic modes with individual glide control.

Adaptable modulation system

Four-by-eight modulation matrix that enables complex alteration and routing. The Circuit Mono Station LFOs allow you to decouple synced LFOs from key sync, perfect for making widely evolving musical phrases.

Patches at your fingertips

Load and save up to 64 patches on the device.

Three sequencer tracks

Two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. Hit Shift + Sessions to send either Osc 1, Osc 2 or the Mod Seq to the CV/GATE output.

Connect to hardware and software

CV, Gate and modulation outputs for controlling separate hardware. Connect and sync to your music software and MIDI-compatible hardware. Modulate, evolve and process your source through the audio input.

Store unlimited sounds

Backup patches and sessions with Components. Learn more about Components here.

Product Hardware Specifications

 Product Hardware Specifications

  • 32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
  • 18 RGB backlit function buttons
  • 8 Pots including dedicated filter and volume pots
  • 2 Encoders for tempo and modulation path depth
  • 6 RGB backlit mini pots for mixer section
  • 4 35mm sliders for envelope ADSR control
  • 16 Tact switches
  • 27 Orange LEDs for functional selection
  • 19 RGB indicator LEDs
  • 2 1/4” jack sockets for line out and audio input
  • 3 3.5mm jack sockets for MIDI in, out and thru (MIDI din break-out cables included)
  • 2 3.5mm jack sockets for analogue clock in and out
  • 3 3.5mm jack sockets for CV, gate and aux CV output
  • USB B 2.0 / MIDI comms only (no bus-power)
  • Configurable MIDI channels
  • Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones
  • Rubberised knob caps
  • Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts
  • Power supply connector
  • Power switch
  • Kensington Security Slot

 Synth Engine

  • Paraphonic - dual osc, single amp with separate control of each oscillator's pitch
  • 64 Synth patches
  • 2 Oscillators + sub osc (follows the pitch of osc 1)
  • Noise generator
  • Coarse and fine tune per osc
  • Waveform octave depth 16’, 8’, 4’ or 2’
  • Ring mod between osc 1 and 2

Oscillator waveforms include:

  • Sine, triangle, sawtooth, square / variable pulse width

Envelope

  • 1 ADSR Envelope (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release)
  • Routable via the modulation matrix

LFO

  • Single LFO with rate
  • Sync mode
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Waveforms include:

  • Sine, triangle, sawtooth, square / variable pulse width, sample and hold

Filter

  • State variable OTA filter
  • 12/24dB slope
  • Low-pass / band-pass / high-pass
  • Pre-filter overdrive
  • Frequency and resonance controls

Modulation

  • 4x8 Modulation matrix
  • All modulation routes available at all times with depth control for each route
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Mod sources (4)

  • Envelope
  • LFO
  • Modulation sequence
  • Pad velocity
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Mod destinations (8)

  • Osc 1 pitch
  • Osc 2 pitch
  • Osc 1 PWM
  • Osc 2 PWM
  • Amp
  • Filter cut-off
  • Distortion level
  • Aux CV outpu

Mixer:

  • Osc 1 level
  • Osc 2 level
  • Sub Osc level
  • Noise generator level
  • Ring modulation depth
  • Audio In (with gain control)

Distortion

  • 3 types of analogue distortion: 1, 2 and 3 (combination of 1 & 2)

 Sequencer

  • 32 Sessions
  • 2 Tracks per session + 1 track modulation sequence
  • 16 Patterns for osc 1, 8 patterns for osc 2 and mod sequence
  • 16 Demo sessions
  • Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
  • Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
  • Sequencer resolution 24 PPQN
  • 51 Automation parameters
  • All knob and slider movements can be recorded (excluding volume)
  • All modulation route depths can be automated
  • Tempo range 40 - 240 BPM
  • Swing 20 - 80%
  • Glide amount configurable per step
  • 8 Pattern sync rates (incl. triplet rates)
  • Pattern direction setting including ping-pong and random
  • Pattern mutate
  • 8 Global swing sync rates (incl. triplet rates)

Real Time Performance

  • Full range velocity scanning and record. Editable to 16 levels
  • 16 Scale types and chromatic transposition
  • Synth expand view doubles playable area
  • Dual view for playing osc 1 and osc 2 simultaneously and independently
  • Paraphonic mode option switch to select how the amp envelope triggers
  • Configurable pattern start and end points
  • Configurable pattern chain
  • Instant and queued Session switching
  • Instant and queued Pattern switching

Editing

  • Velocity and gate per step
  • Fractional gate lengths (each step divisible by 6)
  • Automation edit per step
  • Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session
  • Duplicate step, pattern

 Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
  • Circuit Mono Station is a USB-MIDI class compliant device

 Power Requirements

  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A

 Product Dimensions

  • 240mm width x 250mm depth x 54mm height

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