Novation launches MiniNova compact hardware synth with ‘VocalTune’ (video)

Novation launches MiniNova compact hardware synth with 'VocalTune' (video)

Phones, tablets and huge TVs not your thing? Then thank the stars it’s not just the gadget-mega-brands releasing products today. Maker of fine music gear, Novation, has just revealed its latest offering too — the MiniNova. The more astute among you might have worked out from the nomenclature that this is a compact synth, but we’re assured it has full-size features. There’s 37 ivories (ok, plastics) for you to tickle, while the sound and effects engine has the same DNA as the maker’s flagship UltraNova. You may have noticed that goose-neck microphone up top, and that’ll come in handy with the new “VocalTune” and vocoder features. It’ll land in your studio with 256 preset sounds, but there’s space for another 128 of your own creations. Sound like something you can get down with? Then if you sing a song to the tune of £300 ($629 MSRP / $400 at dealers), you’ll be able to call one your own from October.

Source: engadget