The Sound Designer's Dream
UltraNova is our most advanced, configurable and controllable synth, designed to create new, unique and edgy sounds, plus all the classics you'd expect from a Nova-series synth.
Create Truly Unique Sounds
This is our most ambitious synth to date. It takes our legendary SuperNova analogue-modelling synth engine, and enhances it to vastly increase its sonic capabilities. The result is a synth that can create sounds that are simply impossible with other synths in its class.
Three oscillators, noise and ring modulation for making your sounds as rich as possible.
Classic waveforms and cutting edge wavetables for creating classic and unique new sounds.
Two routable multi-mode filters for flexible sound sculpting.
6 Envelopes, 3 LFOs and 20 slot modulation matrix for almost unlimited programming capabilities.
18-voice polyphony for playing complex synth lines and chords.
UltraNova sounds great with the very simplest of patches, but also gives you intuitive hands-on control over the powerful synth engine for deep and complex sound editing. Alter your sounds however you like, then shape them to perfection with 5-way multi-FX processor.
The powerful modulation matrix lets you connect any source to whatever you like, so you can create almost any sound you can imagine. Don't worry if sound editing isn't your thing; we'll also send you regular soundpack updates, with loads of new sounds to inspire you.
UltraNova's patches are more than just static presets. Each is set up with up to eight parameters, which can be tweaked or totally warped using touch-sensitive encoders. Tweak to alter the brightness or dial in some grit, or touch to trigger subtle movement in your sound, or seriously warp it into something completely different.
144 character LCD 8x detented touch sensitive encoders 1x large smooth encoder (with back-lit filter lock buttons) 1x large patch select/speed dial encoder 2x volume & monitor mix dials 39 LED lit/indicated buttons Pitch wheel (LED lit) Modulation wheel (LED lit) 37 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch XLR dynamic mic input 2x ¼# jack inputs 2x ¼# jack outputs 2x ¼# jack aux outputs 1x ¼# jack headphone output SPDIF digital output on RCA connector Expression pedal on ¼# jack input Sustain pedal on ¼# jack input MIDI in/out/thru 12 volt power input USB port (UltraNova can be powered via USB) Kensington security slot USB Audio Interface2 in, 4 out soundcard 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 or 24 bit to host 44.1 / 48kHz at 16 bit from host (if you select 24 bit from host, audio data is limited by the driver to 16 bit playback) Dynamic range : - 98dB Input 1 + 2 frequency response : 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB Gain rage : -10 to + 65dB THD+N = 0.002% Maximum output level +6dBu signal to noise ratio referenced to 0dBFS (+6 dBu) = 96dB Noise EIN = 117dB Input 1 - balanced XLR & balanced TRS 1/4"jack Input 2 - balanced TRS 1/4" jack only Synth EngineUp to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing) Mono-Timbral Per patch3x oscillators 1x noise generator 2x ring modulators Waveforms include:Square, sine, tri, sawtooth, pulse, 9x saw:pulse combinations 20x digital waveforms 36x wavetables Filter types2x filters per patch low pass no resonance 6dB per octave low pass 12dB low pass 18dB low pass 24dB band pass 6:6 band pass 6:12 band pass 12:6 band pass 6:18 band pass 18:6 band pass 12:12 high pass no resonance 6dB per octave high pass 12dB high pass 18dB high pass 24dB Modulation sources20 modulation slots per patch 6x envelope generators 3x LFOs Aftertouch Velocity Key scaling/track Mod wheel Expression pedal Total of 66 Destinations includingOscillator pitch, pulse width, wavetable index, level and sync Filter cutoff, resonance, envelope settings Effects parameters and send levels Recursive modulation (modulating modulation sources themselves) 5 effects slots per patchDistortion # up to 2 instances Compressor # up to 2 instances Chorus/Phase # up to 4 instances Delay # up to 2 instances Reverb # up to 2 instances Gator EQ Misc12 band vocoder Arpeggiator # 33 patterns Chord function # lock up to 10 notes Patch storage - up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches) Power RequirementsUSB bus powered 12V DC power supply included Maximum power consumption 12V DC 400mA Product Dimensions725mm (28.54#) length x 374mm (14.72#) depth x 152mm (5.98#) height (These are the boxed dimensions)