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Gotye Loving The Ultranova Synth

Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist Gotye (aka Wouter “Wally” De Backer) recently won 3 Grammys, well deserved in our opinion.

Gotye is a fan of Novation synths, perfect for getting a handle on controls in real time and finding the perfect sound to match the performance.

It all started with the Novation Bass Station. Best keyboard ever. Unfortunately with the Bass Station being so old and touring being so rough, I needed to update my bass keyboard. Enter the Novation UltraNova. The UN has delivered those thick bass sounds I needed to hold down the bottom end in Gotye shows. It has the ability to dive into the sounds and really create whatever I hear in my head or, whatever sounds I need to re-create. As a second keyboard I took a Novation MiniNova out on the road with me. In my opinion, the Mini is a slightly more awesome synth in a package half the size. The sounds are huge, especially the bass sounds, but its the MiniNova’s ability to create multiple changes in real time that sets it apart for me. Between the filter and the animate buttons, creating live sounds/lines on the gig is so much fun. I can easily adapt to whatever is happening musically on stage, instantly. It’s easy to get around the functions and it almost fits in my pocket! Perfect for when I need it at a gig for only a couple of songs. It fits in my bass guitar gig bag and I can run it straight into my bass amp. Thumpin’! - Wouter “Wally” De Backer (Gotye)

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We also reckon we can spy a black Launchpad in the foreground there.


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