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Circuit

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.

Play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track, brimming with fat grooves and beats.
Compact and battery powered with a powerful 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. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.

 

Read more and Download the Circuit Components Suite of Tools

Introducing Components, a suite of tools expanding Circuit, giving you all you need to design, customise and create your own unique instrument.

With full access to Circuit Nova Heritage synths, design complex patches from the comfort of your computer then unplug for the ultimate computer-free workflow.

Simply drag and drop samples onto Circuit and create your own palette of sounds to sculpt, shape, sequence and perform.

Back up your Circuit to the cloud for the ultimate peace of mind, and recall sessions in seconds from anywhere.

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All you need

Compact and battery powered with a powerful 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. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.

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Music Tech
"...a truly self-contained musical marvel" // "It is without a doubt about the most musical fun you can have with one box and no computer, and I haven’t made music so quickly in 20-odd years of reviewing gear."
Music Tech
CDM
"Circuit really feels like it’s about intuition, experimentation, and happy accidents"
Create Digital Music
FACT
"It’s one of the most accessible pieces of gear I’ve ever used”
FACT

Build Ideas

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.

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Ideas in Seconds

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.

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

Combine Simplicity

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.

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 Outs, USB and MIDI ports.

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.

Build Whole Tunes

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

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.

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