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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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karol a hobbyist user from usa writes:
I am trying to upgrade a nova laptop to 4.1 using midi-ox. It just won't receive the upgrade. The OS 3 is not functioning either, although it says it is there. I tried Freeloader too and got the common packet error...Novation says in this case to use Midi Ox. I'm getting nowhere...anyone help?

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-24-2011 at 00:35
Johanes Emmanuelli a hobbyist user from Jacksonville Florida,USA writes:
The Nova is a flash rom based super analog synth with a very easy INSTANT gratification based control board and Vocoder section(40 bands!).I won't bore you with the same details of it's PROs.Instead I will warn and enlighten on the NOVA laptop synth weaknesses!I bought mine used with OS 4.0 and in mint condition.It worked for about 4 months but one day it just stopped responding to any button presses and instead I now have a $400 paperweight.The unit turns on but stays on the Nova OS loading screen and all the buttons are dead except for the Distortion/Eq button which instead blinks rapidly but also does not respond to presses.I left this unit on in my studio for over a week and when I came back to was dead.I have left it on longer before with no problems.Any clues!??It DOES respond to OS upgrade and OS RESET,CPU check and MIDI transmit functions(CMOS BIOS type features)when I press a button and then POWER UP.It will not respond once the function has finished executing!So..What would I rate this synth?Well,when it was functional it would have been a 4 since it does sound harsher than a Yamaha VA but it is so powerful it is too good to pass up..It is dead for no reason however so it gets a 1 due to unreliable function!I am amazed this has not been mentioned before!No,upgrading does not help.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-04-2009 at 14:26
SCHMIDI a professional user from US writes:

Go download a program called Borgstation. It's a librarian for the nova that has a random bank generator! The sounds I am getting out of this are amazing in ways I could never have conceived through normal programming. This program showed me the true sonic power of the nova.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-09-2006 at 12:27
James Belton from uk writes:
The nova can be as simple or as complex as you make it. you can get great results very quickly from it but with a bit of work you can get a lot more deep into the sounds and create some amazing sounds.

The arpeggiator is amazing. the pads sound awesome and the basses rumble.

great instrument

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-17-2005 at 15:43
TitiAur a hobbyist user from Romania writes:
great sound, great interface, great look, great price, great INSTRUMENT, great NOVA!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-10-2004 at 08:49
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