The lack of an arpeggiator option on the novation circuit has always been one of the weaknesses of its synths, and while there’s workarounds, there has never been an immediate way to arpeggiate a note that’s playing…until now
Arpleasiator is a pack for the Novation Circuit tracks that features 64 dual oscillator patches, each with multiple arpeggio functions and control, a host of performance features in the encoders and 64 hip hop, house and 8bit drum and percussion samples
Every patch is arranged to include 2 separate oscillators which can be voiced separately or combined with the turn of a knob, each of these oscillators can also be arpeggiated with the turn of another knob, essentially giving you 128 different oscillator choices in this pack, each with the ability to be modded and transposed on the fly.
Patches range from low dirty bass, and grinding saws, to twinkly plucks, and sustained pads, which can be used for a wide range of music or sound design…your creativity is the limit.
Macros are arranged in a way that best suits performance, movement, and change of sound, as there are separate encoders for turning arpeggio on and off, changing between the two oscillators, changing speed of arpeggio, changing voice and pitch of arpeggio, adding drive and distortion, and even a secret sauce knob.
A song or a loop can be completely transposed in time with the turn of a couple of knobs, really elevating jams and live performances, and really pushing the limitations of the Circuit tracks
We put a lot of love into this pack, and with its expansiveness and variability, it could be the end all be all circuit pack for you.
- macro 1- turns arpeggiator on and off (normal – arpleasiator)
- macro 2- SECRET SAUCE (USE WITH CAUTION)
- macro 3 – switch between oscillators (2 different synths!!!)
- macro 4 – change arpeggiator speed
- macro 5 – detune
- macro 6 – Sustain/release (Ambient mode)
- macro 7 – Portamento/Decay
- macro 8 – Drive/Distortion (when you need that EXTRA boost)
voice stealing can occur between oscillators when switching…if this occurs, just pump the drive/distortion knob(macro 8)…its there for a reason.
Apply secret sauce knob sparingly because it can really thrash whatever sound you’re playing (or maybe that’s exactly what you want)