A portable and powerful instrument with a deep synthesizer engine. Sound selection is quick, and you you can get pretty involved with your sound design.
There are plenty of sounds for hard-edged electronic styles, but you won't find great acoustic/workhorse tones. What's more, the MiniNova is monotimbral, and editing can be fiddly if you don't do it in software. On the plus side there's a vocoder, and you can route external audio sources through this and the effects.
Value for money:
The MiniNova is certainly feature-packed and, at this price, its minor shortcomings can be forgiven.
The keyboard isn't the best to play, and the MiniNova can't be battery-powered.
Producers of contemporary dance music (dubstep, house and techno in particular) who want a tweakable and affordable hardware synth.45 Stars
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