bll instruments shared this sneak preview of the Short – an add-on for the Novation Circuit that adds a screen and lets you control any parameter of your synth patches.
In the video, the Short is used to control synth parameters, beyond the usual 8 accessible via the Macro controls.
The Short is currently under development and is expected to be available via a Kickstarter project later this month.
24 thoughts on “New ‘Short’ Gives Novation Circuit A Screen”
a cam angle that actually shows the screen would be…. expected…
hopefully this means no more whiny comments about the lack of screen
hopefully this means no more whiny comments about whiny comments
Hopefully this means no more whiny comments about people commenting on the lack of a screen.
nope, here i am again. the people at novation should hang their heads in shame when they see A KICKSTARTER PROJECT (LOL!) being turned into something badly needed in order to use one of their products properly. how embarrassing for them. oh, and did i mention the fact that all current electribe models come with decent screens? gee, i wonder who has been putting this crazy idea into the heads of korg´s engineers? synthtopia readers certainly not! /sarcasm off
Your comments might make sense if:
A) the electribe came out after the circuit; and
B) it was a big hit compared to the circuit.
Unfortunately for you, reality is a bitch!
Hopefully this means no more commenting about whiny comments about people commenting on the lack of a screen.
Settle down, children
Hopefully this means no more whiny comments about people commenting on another comment about the lack of a screen.
hopefully there are no more hopeful but whiny comments
Next is people complaining that the screen isn’t color, doesn’t respond to touch, caused their cat to run away and wife to leave them. Might even cause a few people to start a blog to express their angst to the world.
Interesting idea nonetheless. Looks like it only does synth parameters, you won’t be editing patterns or arranging things with it. I’ve never had a desire to do patch editing on the go but I think an iPad might be a better fit for that kind of work. Editing patches on a 2×16 screen wasn’t any fun the ’90s and I doubt it’s any more fun now (especially with no knobs!). Might be neat if it lets you store a few “banks” worth of patches and swap between them easily. Or maybe a few CV ins to allow external control of parameters.
Still, a neat idea. If the price is in line with it’s functionality I can see where this might sell a few units. I need more details to figure out if I would want one though.
The next logical upgrade from Novation.
Curious about the price of it. If it is over a hundred or is a questionable buy seeing as how the circuit itself is 250-300 on its own
Why get one when there’s an iPad editor?
standalone digital analog?
Price would be a factor. I’m not a fan of touchscreens or Apple products, so really don’t want to spend several hundred dollars for a screen. If they can keep it less than $100, might be worth a look. But really, no screen is one of the things I LIKE about the circuit!
Kenny is officially the smartest person on the thread. He can see that ITS A FEATURE NOT A BUG applies here. I personally like the idea, because many a synth that had no alphanumeric display really needed one. There will always be some concern about price and longevity with Kickstarter hardware, but if I was using the Circuit, I’d welcome the visual gain. It’d help the way I work.
Honesty I don’t think it is either a feature or a bug, I feel like when Novation made the circuit they built it knowing it was a work in progress but were seeing what they could do when they put a groovebox into a launchpad format. I but all things considered that they would add a screen if they could but hardware is what it is and kudos to what they have been able to do without one.
Whoa… people can be … mean.
But wait – now not only is the video gone, I can’t find the manufacturer?
Nice, I bet Novation threatened legal action.
Which would surely mean they’re releasing a version with a screen.
No way Novation would threaten legal action – there’s nothing that keeps anybody from making third-party MIDI editors like this, there are already several in software.
Where did you search for the manufacturer?
Google showed this as the first result.
Also Novation wouldn’t threaten them. They are going to benefit from it as well.
I like the fact it has no screen.
So do I. Great workflow, no menu diving like with the current electribe models, where the simplest of task requieres a lot of it.
However, the “Short” is more than just a screen. It’s basically a standalone patch editor and I like the idea of it. With the right price, I could see myself buying one.