Novation has released a new a new firmware update to their Circuit groovebox instrument, Circuit v1.7. The v1.7 brings requested powerful functions, including Pattern Chain Sequences, Tied/Drone Notes and Synth Micro-nudge. Download the system updater here.
They've expanded what’s possible with the Patterns view, allowing complex sequences of patterns and pattern chains to be made. There's a new Pattern Chain Sequence function, from which up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns can be selected in any order. Patterns and chains can be repeated, and sequences can be build up and easily navigated between. The append setting can be toggled to add patterns and chains to an existing pattern sequence, even when playing.
Create Tied/Drone Notes
Each step now has a tie-forward setting, so it's now possible to tie notes together in order to create drone notes and long ambient pads.
Take music off the grid
It's now possible to take music off the grid by delaying notes on a step from one to five ticks (each step is divided up into six ticks). It's also possible to use Synth Micro-nudge to create new, more complex rhythms like triplets across the beat.
For further information, head to global.novationmusic.com.