Novation Circuit users can now edit their sounds in software.
Novation has released a host of updates for its Circuit groovebox, including a beta version of new firmware and a patch editor, as well as a list of MIDI CC specifications.
Circuit was launched in October as Novation’s answer to the growing trend for compact, affordable production hardware, and features a drum machine and two polysynths with its own built-in sequencer.
The beta firmware adds a number of requested features from Circuit users, including the ability to record external MIDI, improvements in automation, and a function that enables users to change synth presets via MIDI.
The software patch editor was one of the most notable omissions when Circuit was released in September, and comes via a partnership with Isotonik Studios. It’s available in three versions: a Max For Live device that requires Live 9.5 Suite to use, and as a standalone version for Mac and PC. The standalone versions can be used even if you don’t have Max MSP or Live, but aren’t plug-ins so won’t function in your DAW.
For those who like to get stuck into MIDI, Novation has also released a document with the Circuit’s MIDI messages for controlling synths, drums, mixer and FX with your own MIDI controller.