Computer Music magazine has an exclusive first hands-on test of the Nocturn, and it's fair to say that its initial impressions are favourable. Despite the device's compact design, the controls (nine rotaries, a crossfader and 16 buttons) don't seem to feel cramped, and getting up and running is said to be quick and easy.
It's suggested that the lack of a built-in display doesn't cause too many problems, either, with Nocturn's transparent on-screen interface reportedly working well.
For the full story and hi-res pictures, check out the Computer Music blog. There'll be a detailed review in issue 124, on sale March 12, and on MusicRadar in due course.
The Nocturn will be on sale soon priced at £69. Full spec details are available on the Novation website.