30 Years of Music
Made with Novation

Three decades of bass, beats
and synthesizers.

Since 1992, Novation has been a pioneer in developing music technology that has allowed artists to create decade-defining sounds. Since then, our synths, MIDI controllers, grooveboxes and more have helped people create, play and perform at all stages of their music-making journey. Uncover our story as we look back on three decades of Novation and celebrate the music made possible with our instruments.

With Novation, anything is possible

From the very beginning, our instruments have been focused on making music production accessible to all. We started as Novation Electronic Music Systems, and built a small but innovative device, the MM10, which let you control a MIDI sequencer, the Yamaha QY10, for the very first time from a keyboard. Not long after in 1993, the classic Bass Station stepped into the spotlight and the Novation story truly began.

To celebrate, over the coming months, we’re bringing our community together to celebrate the artists who have made music with Novation over the years. Come backstage with artists using Novation gear across the globe, win big with our 30th Anniversary competition, discover inspiring sounds with curated sound packs, and hear the story of Novation from our friends and staff from across the years.

Win big with the ‘Made with Novation’ competition

30 years calls for one of the biggest prize bundles we’ve ever offered – a full studio’s worth of our instruments. One lucky winner can own everything Novation as well as three years of our future innovations. The 1st prize bundle includes:

1. A suite of Novation products

including Circuit Rhythm, Circuit Tracks, FLkey Mini, Launchkey 37, Summit, Peak, Bass Station II, Launchpad Pro

2. 3 years of future products

You will receive three years of Novation products

3. A feature on the Novation website

spotlighting your entry/music and a short interview with accompanying social media promotion.

4. A 1:1 Product Demo Session 5. A Novation Logo T-Shirt

with a Novation product specialist, and a Novation T-shirt

For your chance to win

Share your love for Novation by telling us what your favourite instrument is on your chosen social media platform. Get the full details on the competition here.

Thirty years of sounds

Bring 30 years of Novation-made sounds to your music with 30 exclusive soundpacks. Covering countless genres, all Novation users can get their hands on samples made for the Circuit Rhythm, and perfect for all of our Launch range – regardless of what DAW you choose.

Want to find the perfect throwback sound?

We’re giving away the Novation Legacy Sample Pack to our newsletter subscribers, with samples from some of our most iconic products. Add moods and textures from the Bass Station, Peak, and plenty more classic Novation instruments.


Proud of where we came from, excited for where we’re going


We’re proud of our heritage; our instruments are built on a legacy of revolutionary synth and MIDI design. Ever since we released Bass Station in 1993, we’ve kept the spirit of innovation in music and changing things for the better.

Launchpad’s intuitive production capabilities sparked a creative lightshow revolution among producers, Launchkey lets you create freely with inspirational features, and Circuit brings new life to production and beat making. We don’t stop at hardware, either. We always bring new features and improvements for our instruments with firmware updates aimed to inspire and make music production as intuitive as possible for all.

Made with Novation

We’re getting up close and personal with creators in our community to see just how they use our gear to make their music. Learn how to make songs, build beats and more from Novation users. Whether you’re looking to improve your studio production skills, add some flair to your performances or just get inspired, take some tips from experienced artists and get your music going