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Novation SL MkIII Firmware 1.4 – Comprehensive Updates

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Novation SL MkIII Firmware 1.4 Comprehensive Updates

Novation SL MkIII Firmware 1.4 – Comprehensive Updates

The v1.4 firmware update for Novation’s flagship SL MkIII range of controller keyboards brings immense new composition and performance features, which greatly expand its capabilities.

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The new features give SL MkIII users expanded arpeggiators, new sequencer functions, deeper swing control, and creative transposition features. All the new features are designed intentionally to bring greater creative flexibility and possibilities to the SL MkIII user, and to be a constant source of inspiration throughout the music-making journey.

Novation SL MkIII Firmware 1.4 New Features

Per-part arpeggiator

Each of the eight parts now have individual, independent arpeggiators, for building complex polyrhythmic patterns.

Arpeggiator probability

The new arpeggiator probability feature brings an element of randomness to each arpeggiator, turning SL MkIII into a generative and constantly evolving instrument.

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Step probability

The probability of a programmed step can be altered, bringing creative irregularity and extending the musical palette of the SL MkIII.

Sequencer transpose (with pads)

The SL MkIII’s pads can now be used to make sequencer transposition a powerful performance tool.

Pattern octave transpose

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Allows patterns to be transposed across the octave range, to find the perfect pitch and experiment with ideas.

Toggle swing per-part

With swing on or off per part, it’s possible to build contrasting layers of groove for more complex rhythmic results.

Pattern shift

Now it’s possible to quickly offset the start and end points of a pattern together to explore variations and manage sequences.

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Pitch bend to CV

The pitch-bend wheel can now be mapped to the CV output, opening up more expression possibilities for modular synth users and other external hardware control applications.

In addition to the new performance features, v1.4 includes some bug fixes — including one for Logic Pro users — which improve the SL MkIII exprience.

To download the v1.4 firmware update, connect your controller via USB and navigate your browser to Novation Components, then follow prompts on screen.

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Retro Futurism by A Force Truly Evil – Novation Circuit Tracks Pack

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A FORCE TRULY EVIL – RETRO FUTURISM

A Force Truly Evil has literally gone and done it again, a week after they released the Triple Pack of Novation Circuit Tracks pack they gone and brought us his latest offering with inspiration from the past and a sound that is true for the future!!

A pure Synthwave/Darksynth Cyberpunk-inspired Sound Pack that unlocks the true potential of Circuit’s synth engine with a colossal sound.

A FORCE TRULY EVIL – RETRO FUTURISM is a kaleidoscope of 80s nostalgia and sci-fi future, a perfect crossover between Stranger Things and Blade Runner. This pack takes inspiration from some of the most iconic polyphonic synthesizers of the past, blending their sound with digital and modern techniques to create new patches with their own identity.

Retro Futurism Contents

A collection of 64 velocity-sensitive patches that brings together some of the best retro polyphonic synthesizers of the 80s with much more contemporary future-oriented sounds. A perfect blend of past and future.

Covering classics and screaming modern basses, lush and emotional poly-synths, powerful lead and filter sweeps, nostalgic detuned oscillators, and shimmering evolving pads.

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  • 16 Basses (also usable as leads)
  • 16 Poly-synths
  • 16 Pads
  • 8 Leads
  • 8 Filter sweeps and synth FX

These patches also work well with other genres such as Electronica, Ambient, and IDM.

This pack is complete with 64 samples covering vintage kicks, huge gated snares, and classic toms/percussion from retro analog drum machines. Contemporary drum sounds have also been added for the perfect balance in any type of production.

16 High-quality sessions/projects including futuristic Cyberpunk passages, emotive nostalgic melodies, and Synthwave-inspired soundtracks.

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A FORCE TRULY EVIL – RETRO FUTURISM is available now.

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Techno Foundations Time To Step Up The Game!

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Techno Foundations by Techtronix & Yves Big City – Novation Circuit Tracks Pack

Techno Foundations was created to give the modern Techno Producer a great starting point for both drum sounds and patches.  It goes without saying that techno is one of the most important genres of our age with so much spawning from it, it’s certainly not going anywhere. The aim of this pack is to keep the Circuit Tracks in line with the modern way. All 72 patches were designed to fit perfectly within the mix, no extra processing is needed!

This pack aims to fill all your Techno needs from slow atmospheric Techno with a focus on complex sounds all the way to dance floor slammers, that leave you wanting more.

This pack contains 72 Complex patches

  • 32 Slamming Bass Sounds
  • 16 Lush pads that will stand out a mile in your productions.
  • 16 Chord stabs or lead patches
  • 8  soaring leads
  • 56 Additional presets carefully selected from the Novation Factory.
  • 19 Sessions with a wide range of sound within the Techno Genre 
  • 64 Highly curated Drum vocal and chord stab sounds, the ultimate starting place
  • Samples are arranged into columns

Kicks, Claps, HI ‘hats, Snares, Fx, Vocal, Chord Stabs.

About Techtronix & Big City

New to the Circuit ecosystem. Techtronix has raised quite a storm. First releasing free packs for the Novation Circuit, along with a series of tips and tricks videos that have quickly gained him a following on his new youtube channel. With over 20 years of experience in sound design and music production, no stone is left unturned. Inspired by artists such as virtual riot, pegboards nerds, gabe miller, and older artists such as calyx and teebee, Techtronix has an acquired taste and a unique style of old and modern techniques. He has a long history of designing software synthesizers on programs such as Reaktor and VCV rack as well as making patches.

PLEASE NOTE: AT RELEASE THIS PACK IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH CIRCUIT TRACKS, WE’LL UPDATE THE PRODUCT PAGE AND LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS THIS CHANGES!

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Westlicht Performer + Novation Launchpad

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Westlicht Performer

The Westlicht Performer is a great sequencer on its own, but it’s taken to the next level of accessibility when you hook up a Launchpad

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