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Novation Circuit

The inspirational grid-based groove box.

Dolphin id:117754 Product SKU:NOVSYNTH04

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Make new electronic music in seconds, with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums. 

New! Circuit Components available


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Make new electronic music quickly and easily with a standalone groove box that combines Nova-heritage synths with expertly sculpted drums. Or your samples. The new Circuit Compenents tool makes your Circuit even better! This is a superb value groovebox and digital synth to create electronic music on the go.

Circuit is designed to inspire. Two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with an intuitive grid-based sequencer in a standalone box that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and your track will start to emerge, all locked in time and key. Customise the two Nova-heritage synths and add your samples to make it your own unique instrument. Then play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track.

Compact and battery powered with a convenient built-in speaker, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own. In the studio it will work alongside your standalone synth gear and run in sync with your music software too. In short, it's all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.

Ideas in Seconds. Tracks in Minutes

Circuit inspires, straight out the box. It combines a 2-part synthesiser and a 4-part drum machine with a 4x8 RGB velocity-sensitive grid sequencer, which will have you finding new musical directions and creating electronic grooves in no time.

Stand Alone

Compact and battery-powered, Circuit truly stands alone. You can create entire tunes from scratch without a laptop, then save them and play them back live. You don’t even need speakers, because it has a one built in. Of course, Circuit will plug in to your sound system and work with your computer and other synth gear too, via its Line outputs, USB and MIDI ports.

Cutting Edge Sound

Building on our true Nova heritage, Circuit delivers cutting-edge sound with production-ready monophonic and polyphonic patches and tons of character for easily creating deep bass lines, epic leads and warm pads.

Build Ideas Quickly

Embrace a new way to make music. Circuit's split grid shows your steps and notes at the same time, so you can sequence and play while seeing exactly what's going on. Build up your parts quickly and easily, either by programming each step or capturing your performance in real-time.

Combine Simplicity and Experimentation

Use simple streamlined modes to keep your harmonies, rhythms and melodies locked in time and key while you make riffs, hooks and chords. Or start experimenting for some serious sequencing exploration.

Circuit Components

A suite of tools that expands Circuit, and gives you all you need to design and customise your instrument. Simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit with Sample Import, using the streamlined browser-based Web MIDI workflow, and create your own palette of sounds.

Looking for the Perfect Beat?

Velocity sensitive RGB pads let you quickly build expressive drum beats, by step sequencing or playing the wide range of drum sounds. Define your sound with total control over pitch, decay, distortion and EQ.

Easily Tweak Your Sound

Sculpt your sound using eight macro knobs allowing you to subtly tweak or completely transform each patch. Then add movement and rhythm by recording or sequencing your performance.

Build Whole Tunes with Effects

Create an entire tune by combining up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns, then adding space, depth and energy to your music with built-in effects. Sidechain your synths to the kick drum to get them to pump. When you’re done, save your tune to one of 32 slots.


  • 2-part Nova-heritage analogue-modelled +wavetable synthesiser
  • 4-part drum machine
  • 4x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive sequencer pads
  • MiniNova spec oscillator types and updated with new wavetables
  • 64 production-ready patches
  • Step sequence or build live
  • Lock your music in time and key
  • Tweak using 8 synth macro encoders with RGB LEDs
  • Record and play back your tweaks
  • Combine up to 128 steps of synth and drum patterns
  • Add awesome delay and reverb effects
  • 32 slots for saving sessions
  • Create your own synth patches using Circuit Editor
  • Add your samples with Sample Import
  • Compact and battery powered
  • Built-in DSP-enhanced speaker
  • Pads and knobs, and sequence works with computer and hardware via  USB and MIDI

Circuit What’s In The Box

  • Novation Circuit
  • USB cable
  • 2 MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Circuit patches sheet
  • Safety information sheet
  • 6x AA batteries included
  • 12V DC power supply included

Circuit System Requirements

  • Circuit can provide MIDI Input and Output via USB to a connected computer. It is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac or Windows PC.

Circuit Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples

Single Hardware Unit Weight    Dimensions

  • 1.4kg (with accessories)
  • 0.95kg (without accessories)  
  •  5.0cm  x 24.0cm x 20.0cm (H x W x D)

Single Boxed Unit Weight    Dimensions

  • 2.2kg    
  • 9.5cm x 42.5cm x 28.5cm (H x W x D)

Multipack Box Weight (5 pieces)    Dimensions

  • 12.25kg    
  • 32.0cm x 44.2cm x 50.5cm (H x W x D)

£ 289.00 Web price, inc VAT

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£240.83, VAT at 20.00%
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