What's New In Novation Circuit 1.5 Update
Novation has updated Circuit to 1.5, unleashing a series of improvements to its sequencing capabilities, MIDI routings, and the ability in which the user can use synth patches within Circuit.
Circuit 1.5 Features
- Fractional Gate: We’ve given the gate sequencer six times more precision per step. Version 1.5 enables staccato steps to be programmed per-step and increases variance in melody creation.
- Improved gate functionality: The improved gate functionality makes it a great choice as a sequencer to drive a modular system, as well as it having two inbuilt synth engines (six-voice), and a sampler built-in.
- Synth Patch Preview: Synth Patch Preview means that anyone can listen to synth patches directly from the selection view: poly patches play the root, third and fifth notes of the current scale and key, while mono patches play the root note.
- MIDI CC Send and Receive: Circuit 1.5 also features MIDI CC Send and Receive, which means MIDI CC data can be turned on or off to prevent any unwanted parameter changes. Circuit Mono Station also comes with MIDI CC Send and Receive so you can choose what MIDI information you want to share between both devices.
The ability to preview synth patches within Circuit is a dramatic improvement, as it allows the user get a feel for how a synth patch will sound before it is finally sequenced and recorded. To make this process easier, the patch previews are chromatically synchronized with the root note selected in Scales mode, eliminating the need to transpose a patch from the host source.
The Circuit 1.5 firmware update is available to those using Components or Components Standalone, and you can go here to learn more about what the update has to offer.