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Novation Circuit Mono Station paraphonic analogue synthesiser

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Novation Circuit Mono Station paraphonic analogue synthesiser


Circuit Mono Station is a paraphonic analogue synthesiser with three sequencer tracks.

Circuit Mono Station is a scheming, manipulative little beast of a machine, with a deafening roar to be tamed. It’s infectious to use, quick to engage with and capable of some unpredictable and rather dangerous results. Featuring three types of analogue distortion effects, a really nasty ring modulator, a girthy sub-oscillator and step automation for all 53 parameters, Circuit Mono Station sounds bloody disgusting. It’s an instrument that can be used as an experimental, polyrhythmic sound design tool – set apart with Bass Station II’s synth engine, reworked into a paraphonic form.

Having the same workflow as the Circuit sequencer and synth, Circuit Mono Station really is the potty-mouthed child of Novation. The Mod Seq, Swing Sync and a Mutate function are useful for happy accidents, and the AUX CV output can send complex modulation signals to the outside world. Circuit Mono Station has USB MIDI, MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, CV and GATE hook-ups, and will even bother to stick around long enough to say good morning.

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  • Two oscillators with individual control of sync and tuning parameters

  • High-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB

  • Three distortion modes

  • Choose monophonic or paraphonic modes with individual glide control

  • Four-by-eight modulation matrix that enables complex alteration and routing

  • Load and save up to 64 patches on the device

  • Three sequencer tracks (two oscillator sequencers, one modulation sequencer)

  • 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads

  • 16 scale types

  • Changeable sync rates

  • CV/Gate, CV mod plus MIDI In, Out and Thru for connecting and controlling separate hardware

  • Modulate, evolve and process sources through the audio input

  • Backup patches and sessions with Components



What's in the box?

  • Novation Circuit Mono Station

  • USB cable

  • 3 MIDI breakout cables

  • 12V DC power supply included

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software

  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples


Circuit Mono Station Included Software


  • Access to the Sound Collective

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software

  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples

  • Free Melodics lessons



  • 32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid

  • 18 RGB backlit function buttons

  • 8 Pots including dedicated filter and volume pots

  • 2 Encoders for tempo and modulation path depth

  • 6 RGB backlit mini pots for mixer section

  • 4 35mm sliders for envelope ADSR control

  • 16 Tact switches

  • 27 Orange LEDs for functional selection

  • 19 RGB indicator LEDs

  • 2 1/4” jack sockets for line out and audio input

  • 3 3.5mm jack sockets for MIDI in, out and thru (MIDI din break-out cables included)

  • 2 3.5mm jack sockets for analogue clock in and out

  • 3 3.5mm jack sockets for CV, gate and aux CV output

  • USB socket for system / MIDI comms only (no bus-power)

  • Configurable MIDI channels

  • Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones

  • Rubberised knob caps

  • Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts

  • Power supply connector

  • Power switch

  • Kensington Security Slot



Synth Engine

  • Paraphonic - dual osc, single amp with separate control of each oscillator's pitch

  • 64 Synth patches

  • 2 Oscillators + sub osc (follows the pitch of osc 1)

  • Noise generator

  • Coarse and fine tune per osc

  • Waveform octave depth 16’, 8’, 4’ or 2’

  • Ring mod between osc 1 and 2



Oscillator waveforms include:

  • Sine, triangle, sawtooth, square / variable pulse width




  • 1 ADSR Envelope (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release)

  • Routable via the modulation matrix




  • Single LFO with rate

  • Sync mode

  • Waveforms include:

    • Sine, triangle, sawtooth, square / variable pulse width, sample and hold




  • State variable OTA filter

  • 12/24dB slope

  • Low-pass / band-pass / high-pass

  • Pre-filter overdrive

  • Frequency and resonance controls




  • 4x8 Modulation matrix

  • All modulation routes available at all times with depth control for each route



Mod sources (4)

  • Envelope

  • LFO

  • Modulation sequence

  • Pad velocity



Mod destinations (8)

  • Osc 1 pitch

  • Osc 2 pitch

  • Osc 1 PWM

  • Osc 2 PWM

  • Amp

  • Filter cut-off

  • Distortion level

  • Aux CV output




  • Osc 1 level

  • Osc 2 level

  • Sub Osc level

  • Noise generator level

  • Ring modulation depth

  • Audio In (with gain control)




  • 3 types of analogue distortion: 1, 2 and 3 (combination of 1 & 2)




  • 32 Sessions

  • 2 Tracks per session + 1 track modulation sequence

  • 16 Patterns for osc 1, 8 patterns for osc 2 and mod sequence

  • 16 Demo sessions

  • Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)

  • Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step

  • Sequencer resolution 24 PPQN

  • 51 Automation parameters

  • All knob and slider movements can be recorded (excluding volume)

  • All modulation route depths can be automated

  • Tempo range 40 - 240 BPM

  • Swing 20 - 80%

  • Glide amount configurable per step

  • 8 Pattern sync rates (incl. triplet rates)

  • Pattern direction setting including ping-pong and random

  • Pattern mutate

  • 8 Global swing sync rates (incl. triplet rates)


Real Time Performance

  • Full range velocity scanning and record. Editable to 16 levels

  • 16 Scale types and chromatic transposition

  • Synth expand view doubles playable area

  • Dual view for playing osc 1 and osc 2 simultaneously and independently

  • Paraphonic mode option switch to select how the amp envelope triggers

  • Configurable pattern start and end points

  • Configurable pattern chain

  • Instant and queued Session switching

  • Instant and queued Pattern switching



  • Velocity and gate per step

  • Fractional gate lengths (each step divisible by 6)

  • Automation edit per step

  • Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session

  • Duplicate step, pattern



Circuit Mono Station 1.2 Update

The new Patch Flip feature turns Circuit Mono Station into a sound designer's dream. Create unique sequences with different presets and automation per step. Using Patch Flip, Circuit Mono Station is also a fully analogue drum synthesiser. To record patch changes live into your sequence, hit record during playback and select a patch on the Patches page. Hold Shift to record the change without playing a note.

To edit Patch Flips, hit record while stopped and select a step. Then go to the Patches page to see if a patch is assigned or select a new patch to assign to the selected step. Hit Clear + Patches to clear Patch Flips for the entire pattern, or do this while in the step edit mode to remove a Patch Flip from the current step only.

You can now programme notes into the Mod Seq page to independently control your modular and CV gear with new pitch and gate control via the CV/GATE output. Hit Shift + Sessions to send either Osc 1, Osc 2 or the Mod Seq to the CV/GATE output.

The Circuit Mono Station LFOs have been upgraded to allow you to decouple synced LFOs from key sync. This means sequences can benefit from longer LFOs staying in sync across several notes, perfect for making widely evolving musical phrases. LFO Clock Sync can also now be controlled independently. Hit the SYNC button in the LFO section to toggle the LFO Clock Sync and hit Shift + Pitch in the MODULATION MATRIX section to toggle the LFO Key Sync.

The envelope has been upgraded and you can now choose to have legato or retriggered envelopes. This choice gives an enormous amount of extra expression in your Circuit Mono Station sequences. Hit Shift + PWM in the MODULATION MATRIX section to toggle the Envelope Trigger mode. Dim means the envelope will retrigger only when notes overlap, and bright means the envelope will retrigger on every note.


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