Summary: My UltraNova review would be rated at 5 Stars, if not for my particular application, need, and style of playing. If you have no plans to use the Pitch Wheel for precise, real-time, live performance, pitch-bending leads, or harmonizing (with guitar) leads, you can skip this review, and trust that the dozens of other 4 and 5 Star reviews for the UltraNova (all over the Internet) are quite accurate.
Summary: Love it! Great synth and I don't play techno, just rock and classical. I bought the MicroKorg xl first and was dissapointed with it. Very Cheap, so I kept looking for a great synth. I went to a few stores and demo'd some units the Ultranova and the Gaia. The Gaia felt cheap and the keys were horrible.
Summary: There is certainly something to be said about this synth, especially if you are into sound design/editing. Very affordable sound design tool with plenty of effects and modulation capabilities. In my opinion, in the right hands, this synth is straight-plague-type material as in SICK! Of course you could go spend a grand or more and get a better synth but for the price of this bad boy, it has massive power, especially when creating your own patches.
Summary: I was looking actually for novation 37 keys midi controllers but they don't do them anymore and I've stumbled on this very expressive VA instrument. I have to say I am very impressed with build quality and the sounds possibilities on this baby. When I started to play i could't stop and didn't even have to look into manual.
Summary: Overall it's a gtood synth at a very good price. I paid 539.00 for mine and I would probably buy it again at this same price. I would not pay more than 600 for this though. IT's a simple synth that is capable of making some interesting sounds if you know how to program it. The Oscillators are ok, nothing to write home about but they do the job.
"First Virtual Analog Keyboard, the Ultranova featuring 80's Dark Wave Tones, Very Attractive, But... (I do really like this ev"
a customer from gmail.com, zzounds.com
28 August 2011
Summary: I would like to supplement this keyboard. I just finished paying for it! I am happy with it though. I am also looking to explore a Korg, or a sampler, or a drum machine. I make some music in a band and some on my own, and I would really like to get some sounds going on like The Knife, Crystal Castles, and Glass Candy -some electronic, loopy, beat-focused stuff.
"This is a great sounding unique VA, packed with features, powerful synthesizer, great low end, and easy to use interface, a qual"
18 July 2011
Summary: If I could only buy one synth, I'd buy this. If I could buy this and one other, I would get DSI Tetra, and I'd use them together. I also considered Roland Gaia and M-Audio Venom, but I chose this. here is why: Gaia rocks for its sound and all its knobs and sliders. but Gaia didn't have the vocoder, the awesome looking VST plug-in, the librarian editor, Audio-In, or the extensive modulation and synthesis power of UN, and the keys felt cheap and plastic.
Summary: A few times I could have sent it back to get another synth with bread and butter sounds for songwriting... I DID NOT....!!! I kept it... I kept it for that sound and its lay out and creative exploration with the editor and all those buttons.... Its a great add on to the rest of my musical experience... I would buy another if I lost this one.....
Summary: Choosing a synth is never easy. The mafia that run the musical instrument business, manufacturers and retailers both see to it that it is as confusing as possible. They also make sure that no one instrument has it all - that way they can sell you two or three that almost do the same thing. Like mugs we go out and buy more. The current trend is to revamp kit that was around a few years ago and make it do less but do it much better than it did in its original form.
Summary: Zeer goede synth ! Makkelijk in te stellen als midi-controller in ableton en logic, wanneer je de echte synth functies wilt gebruiken moet je : - Andere kabels kopen - Software downloaden van de novation site ( in een bepaalde volgorde ) - Herinstellen bij je produceer sofware Verder een echte aanrader !