Novation UltraNova Hard Synth

Novation - Novation UltraNova Hard Synth

Label: Novation
Format: Effects Unit
  • Quantity
£399.17 (£479.00 inc VAT)


UltraNova is a ‘Nova’ series analogue-modelling synthesizer with a powerful effects processor. It is a single-part synth taking the legendary Supernova II synth engine as a starting point and packing it with the latest technology. It now has brand new features including wavetable synthesis, even more powerful filters, a software editor and a revolutionary new touch-sense performance mode.

The 'Nova' family was born in 1998 with the Supernova, which was the first of  a series of powerful synthesisers. These quickly became industry standard 'big-synths' which are still used by countless artists and sound designers.

UltraNova is the latest addition to the family bringing the range right up to date with a host of new features and a more affordable price tag.

Technical Specification

Synth engine

  • Up to 18 note polyphony (dynamic voicing)
  • Mono-Timbral


20 modulation slots per patch

  •  6x envelope generators
  •  3x LFOs.
  •  Aftertouch
  •  Velocity
  •  Key scaling/track
  •  Mod wheel
  •  Expression pedal

Total of 66 Destinations including:

  •  Oscillator 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 patch

  •  Distortion – 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
  • 12 band vocoder
  •  Arpeggiator – 33 patterns
  •  Chord function – lock up to 10 notes
  •  Patch storage up to 512 on hardware (ships with 300 factory patches)


  •  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 Lock port