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Novation Circuit Power Start

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  • Getting Started 1:38

    Getting Started

    Josh explains how to power on your circuit, along withintroducing the basic audio output connections.

  • Building Drum Grooves in Circuit 1:55

    Building Drum Grooves in Circuit

    Josh now introduces you to the drum sequencer in Circuit and how to use it to compose a beat.

  • Changing Your Drum Samples 2:12

    Changing Your Drum Samples

    See how to access and use Circuit's sample library for easy sound selection.

  • The Velocity Button 2:30

    The Velocity Button

    Josh reveals how to utilize velocity to create movement with your drum grooves in Circuit.

  • Using & Creating Patterns 4:11

    Using & Creating Patterns

    Josh shows how to create and choose from the various patterns in Circuit.

  • The Mixer Section 1:43

    The Mixer Section

    Josh explains the mixer section in Circuit and how to use it.

  • Circuit FX 1:55

    Circuit FX

    Josh now demonstrates how to use the FX section in Circuit.

  • Adjusting Tempo 1:13

    Adjusting Tempo

    Learn how to speed up and slow down the tempo within Circuit quickly and easily.

  • Adding Swing 1:45

    Adding Swing

    Josh explains how to utilize and apply the swing settings in Circuit for different feels and grooves.

  • Synth & Scale Modes 2:25

    Synth & Scale Modes

    Learn all about the synthesizers and scale mode found in Circuit.

  • Creating a Synth Sequence 1:35

    Creating a Synth Sequence

    Watch how to create synth sequences in Circuit using its built in sequencer.

  • The Gate 2:34

    The Gate

    Josh explains and demonstrates how to use the gate function on your synth notes for more interesting parts and patterns.

  • Recording a Synth Pattern in Realtime 2:06

    Recording a Synth Pattern in Realtime

    Josh explains and demonstrates how to record a synth pattern in realtime in Circuit.

  • Using Sidechain 2:50

    Using Sidechain

    Discover how to use the sidechain feature in Circuit for the popular pumping compression sound.

  • Nudge it! 1:43

    Nudge it!

    Josh now shows you how to utilize Circuit's Nudge feature to create rhythmic variation in your sequences.

  • Setting Length 2:41

    Setting Length

    Learn all about the Length feature that's used to create dynamic variation in your sequences.

  • Synth Macros 1:29

    Synth Macros

    Josh reveals how to use the macro controls to apply expressive sound changes to your music.

  • Recording Macro Movements 1:34

    Recording Macro Movements

    See how to record macro movements in realtime for cool effects and dynamics in your tracks.

  • Creating Drum Macros 1:25

    Creating Drum Macros

    Josh now introduces the main functions of Circuit's drum macros.

  • Recording Drum Macro Movements 1:06

    Recording Drum Macro Movements

    See how to record drum macro movements in real-time for more interesting drum parts.

  • Recording Mixer Movements 1:40

    Recording Mixer Movements

    Learn how to record mixer knob movements in realtime for better mix control and creativeness.

  • Saving Your Session 1:07

    Saving Your Session

    Josh explains how to save all of your ideas into a session for easy recall later.

  • Master Filter & Master Volume 0:46

    Master Filter & Master Volume

    Discover how to utilize the master filter and volume in your productions.

  • Importing Custom Samples 4:38

    Importing Custom Samples

    Josh explains how to import your own sound samples into Circuit, and thanks you for watching the series!

Product Overview


In this video tutorial series, Novation pro Josh Bess shows beginners how to get up and running fast with Novation’s Circuit, the way-cool all in one sequencer, synth and sampler!

Josh begins by welcoming you and goes over the important basics such as getting started and connection setup. He then jumps right in and demonstrates how to build drum grooves, and change your drum samples.

Next, Josh breaks down the finer points of Circuit including the Velocity Button, Using & Creating Patterns, the Mixer Section, Circuit’s built-in Effects, Adjusting Tempo, adding Swing, and the Synth & Scale Modes.

Josh now gets more into the creative side of things and shows you how to Create a Synth Sequence, Record a Synth Pattern in Realtime, Use Sidechaining, Nudge notes for a better feel, Using Synth and Drum Macros, as well as Recording them, Importing Custom Samples and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Novation’s Circuit, or just want to brush up on the basics, this is the series for you… Watch “Novation Circuit Power Start” today!


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