Maybe you thought all the software editing of the popular Novation Circuit groovebox had been taken care of by Isotonic’s Circuit Editor. Well, independent developer Momo has other ideas and has released the rather tasty looking Circuit MIDI Editor to steal a bit of their thunder.
Circuit MIDI Editor
Momo has gone for a more simplified approach, with a half decent GUI that mimics the hardware. All the main controls for the two synths are on the right side, sessions controls on the left along with two nice XY pads to help you manipulate the parameters.
The editor, of course, places full MIDI control directly into your DAW. You can record automation, parameter changes and knob movements. It gives you easy MIDI access to both the synths and the drums from your MIDI controller keyboard. All of your edits can be stored in the Circuit hardware and all the automation is saved with your project.
The Isotonic Circuit Editor, especially the Pro version, is a lot more hardware. Offering up control over every single aspect of the Circuit although it only works standalone. The new MIDISynth Circuit Editor is the more streamlined VST plug-in version. Probably the standout feature that the Isotonic editors have over Momo’s Circuit MIDI Editor is the randomisation functionality. And perhaps the ability to morph between patches. However, for simplicity and immediacy of control and editing, I think the Circuit MIDI Editor wins hands down. It’s simply less daunting and also less money.
Circuit MIDI Editor is available now for €5.90 for VST/AU and standalone and you’ll need Circuit firmware 1.5 to run it. More information on the website.