Novation Ultranova
 
ANALOG
DIGITAL
POLY
FILTERS
ENV
LFOs
EFFECTS
ARPEGG.
SEQ
TIMBRES
OUR RATING
USER RATING
NONE
3 OSC
18 Voice
14 Filters
6 Env.
3 LFOs
5 Eff.
Yes
No
Mono
NOT YET REVIEWED
 

Release Date: 2010
Price at Release Date: $699.99
(Current price may differ)

Specifications
• 3 Digital Oscillator(s)
• 18 Voice Polyphony
• Mono-Timbral
• 6 Envelopes
• 3 LFOs
• 14 Filters
• 5 Effects
• Arpeggiator
Please review the Novation Ultranova


     
The Novation Ultranova is a digital syth that is the successor of the Supernova series, although its predecessor had a lot more hands on control and probably a more engaging and rewarding experience, the Ultranova is deiniftely a more powerful synth. It produces incredible shimmering pads thanks to its complex architecture of three oscillators, three LFOs, six envelopes, 14 filters, five effects and a 512 step sequencer. It has eight touch sensitive knobs that can used to modulate and modify sound, the effect of touching these knobs is configurable. This synth is very hands on but not in the typical ADSR / Filter classical way. Sounds are configured using menus and buttons, then modified using those eight knobs. The Ultranova it is more suited for live performances than in a recording studio. Its other drawback is that it is mono-timbral, which is unfortunate as it has a great sequencer and 18 voice polyphony.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

PROs:
- Great sounding digital synth
- Six configurable envelopes
- Nice design and build

CONs:
- Mono-timbral
- Menu diving needed for sound design
PROs

CONs


The Novation Ultranova is a digital syth that is the successor of the Supernova series, although its predecessor had a lot more hands on control and probably a more engaging and rewarding experience, the Ultranova is deiniftely a more powerful synth. It produces incredible shimmering pads thanks to its complex architecture of three oscillators, three LFOs, six envelopes, 14 filters, five effects and a 512 step sequencer. It has eight touch sensitive knobs that can used to modulate and modify sound, the effect of touching these knobs is configurable. This synth is very hands on but not in the typical ADSR / Filter classical way. Sounds are configured using menus and buttons, then modified using those eight knobs. The Ultranova it is more suited for live performances than in a recording studio. Its other drawback is that it is mono-timbral, which is unfortunate as it has a great sequencer and 18 voice polyphony.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

PROs:
- Great sounding digital synth
- Six configurable envelopes
- Nice design and build

CONs:
- Mono-timbral
- Menu diving needed for sound design