Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

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Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby shadowmask » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:30 am

I've been toying with the idea of recreating the Novation Supernova II 24 Voice Expansion Board.

Here is a photo of the original board:
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These rarely show up for sale, and if they do the sellers are asking crazy money.

There are two models of these boards - the 12 Voice and 24 Voice.
The 12 Voice card is basically the same as the 24 voice except there are 3 DSPs and support components missing.

Presently I'm estimating the re-created 24 voice card would be around £180.
Would any Supernova II users be interested in a 24 Voice expansion at that price?

As a side project I could offer an upgrade service to expand the 12 Voice card to 24 voices for around £80.

Brian
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Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby Alex E » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:50 am

Duuuude. This would be an AWESOME project. I'd be totally interested. :D
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Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby shadowmask » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 am

I've got as far as identifying all the components. The big hurdle is getting my hands on one of these boards for a week or two to take measurements and to probe it out. I did have the board in the photo in my hands a few weeks back and could have used it but it was on a customer's mainboard so I couldn't delay the return of it.

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Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby Alex E » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 am

Best of luck on your project!! Someone cloned the voice expansion boards for the Q/XT a while ago. Not sure if they're still in production but hey, they figured it out!
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Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby shadowmask » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 pm

A Supernova II owner has kindly agreed to send me his 12-Voice card to study so this can go ahead :)

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Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

Postby shadowmask » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 am

I've started a blog about this project. Please see the Wordpress article below:

https://sector101synth.wordpress.com/2017/11/19/novation-supernova-ii-24-voice-expansion-project/

Brian
GEAR: SY85 / TG-500 / TG-300 / RM50/ MOXF6 / FG410 / Supernova II
PRODUCTS: SYEMB05, SYEMB06, EXFLM2, EXM-E3, 8MB WaveBlade & Programmer, DataBlade 16

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