Novation is celebrating its heritage with a short film that explores Novation past, present, and future, along with a completely free sample pack comprising over 800MB of loops, single hits, multi sampled patches, and drum kits from its synths. In addition, Novation are offering three people the chance to win their choice of Bass Station II, UltraNova, or MiniNova - their current lineup of synthesisers.
Novation co-founder Ian Jannoway, legendary synth designer Chris Huggett, Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J, Sneaker Pimps and Lana Del Ray producer Liam Howe, and product manager Matt Derbyshire all feature in the short film that charts the rise of Novation from humble beginnings to a company whose musical innovations support a user base that includes - amongst many others - Orbital, M4SONIC, Rudimental, T.E.E.D, Lunice, Alt-J, Teddy Riley, and Jimmy Mac - keyboardist for international sensation Lorde.
Supernova II, K Station, Bass Station, Drum Station, Bass Station II and Ultranova are all represented in the heritage sample pack, and Novation are launching a month long competition with an all-star judging panel including Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Liam Howe (Lana Del Ray, Sneaker Pimps), Eats Everything, and Timo Maas to create a track using the pack - with three winners each winning their choice of either Ultranova, Mininova, or Bass Station II. The competition runs from 4th of February 2014 to 4th of March 2014.
To download the heritage sample pack, and enter the competition:
Martha shows us round the Synthesizer.de booth
The first one he plays is actually rather lovely....