Novation Circuit MonoStation : First impression
The Novation Circuit series is a really fun series. The original Circuit brought in a very fun and powerful sequencer playing 2 NOVA synths on top of triggering 4 sampled drum sounds. The Circuit Mono Station reuses the same sequencer but it is packaged with a real analogue monophonic/paraphonic synthesizer inspired by the BassStation II. The sound is solid the control is efficient. I really like the sound of this synth. Check the second video for the synthesis tour.
But before we need to answer a very important question:
What is a paraphonic synth !??
After reading the material provided with the MonoSation the question screamed in my head : WHAT IS A PARAPHONIC SYNTH?
Let me explain in the video.
What is a Paraphonic Synthesizer?
The Novation Circuit Mono Station is a really cool little piece of electronic music gear. It’s simple and very efficient. It can be use as a Monophonic synth or a Paraphonic synth. What? Parapho… What?
Yep, in this video I explain the concept behind paraphonic voicing in a synth.
MonoSation Synthesis Walkthrough
The Novation Circuit series is a really cool one. With the Mono Station we get a very cool sounding monophonic / paraphonic synth + 3 sequencers… Yes 3! Join me as I go through the synthesis engine of the Novation Mono Station.