Novation SuperNova

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SuperNova

An excellent polyphonic super synth based on the classic Bass Station. Let's start with 16 voices of polyphony (20 with the new OS), add three VCO's using sound modeling to re-create those classic analog sounds with digital clarity and reliability. Amazingly this synth has seven effects per voice! That adds up to 56 effects all programmable and simultaneously available on all voices at all times!!! A macho filter section with hi, low, band pass filtering at 12, 18, 24 dB/oct ranges, resonant and self oscillating, with overdrive and key tracking. There are two extremely flexible LFO sections, two ring modulators, eight audio outputs, complete MIDI parameter control and it is cased in a cool blue 3-space rack unit.

Overall its sounds are awesome! It cleanly and nicely emulates and even transcends many classic synths like the Minimoog, Jupiter 8, Juno 106, and 2600! A 61-note professional keyboard version, seen below, doubles the polyphony to 32 voices and the memory to 1,024 patches.

There is an upgraded model, the SuperNova II which greatly increases the polyphony, sonic possibilities and offers many more new knobs and functions.

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SuperNova II

It also comes in a keyboard version which combines elegance, beauty, hands on control and a great 61 note velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard.

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Added features include new FM synthesis, ring-mod algorithms, two analog inputs and a 42-band vocoder effect. These are available in 24-, 36- or 48-voice models. The SuperNova is already in use by Orbital, ATB, The Faint, Sin, Jean-Michel Jarre and A Guy Called Gerald.

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68 Visitor comments
helman68
February 27, 2012 @ 2:13 pm
Love your quote stairre, you are absolute right.
I sometimes run my supernovas throug some tubestages, too make them even more fat and juicy.
I will never part with mine sn`s, they are forever classics, like my old juno/jx synths. =)
stairre
January 4, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
This thing is a monster... Don't let anyone tell you different! I have an Access TI2 and a few other similar synths, and this thing can hang right with them! The presets in the Supernova are a bit outdated especially compared to the presets in the TI2... But if you're like me, the presets are just good starting points anyway. Killer effects and an AWESOME filter section (especially with the overdrive section).

P.S. One side note is that I took the voice expansion card from my regular Nova II XL and put it in my Supernova. Boo ya... 48 voices. (confirmed with novation first of course!)
garry
January 4, 2012 @ 6:11 am
does not have the powerful feel of a Roland jp8000 or a Yamaha an1x )
the Novation Supernova does sound sort of thin when you compare it with the jp or an1x
so I sold my Novation Supernova)
rv-dextron
November 12, 2011 @ 12:03 pm
I will never change for another one
Giacomo
November 8, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
Hi! I have a KS rack and i'm very happy with it! I want to extend my sound palette, so, do you think the supernova can be a choice? I make trance and hardcore music, and my sequencer is the RM1x.

Thanks, Giacomo.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - SuperNova: 20 voices, expandable to 32

    SuperNova II: 24-, 36-, 48-voice models plus additional 12- or 24-voice expansion boards
  • Oscillators - 3 (sqaure, saw, variable width pulse) and noise
  • LFO - 2 with control of VCA, VCF & pitch; saw, square, tri, sample/hold
  • Filter - Hi/Low/Band pass, 12/18/24 dB/oct ranges, resonant self-oscillating filter with overdrive
  • Effects - Distortion, reverb, chorus, flange, phaser, delay, pan, tremolo, 2-band EQ, comb filtering
  • Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch (keyboard models only)
  • Memory - 512 expandable to 1,024 patches; 256 performances
  • Control - MIDI (8 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1998 - 2000

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