Hot on the heels of their Peak hybrid analog-digital synth, Novation has shipped Circuit MonoStation. Even with the flagship Peak hogging a lot of the attention at this year's Superbooth synth convention in Berlin, Circuit MonoStation couldn't catch any downtime from curious musicians. Including myself, who couldn't get my hands off it.
In fact, Novation held their demo event for it and Peak at my hotel after show hours, and later in the lounge I told a couple of Novation product managers, "As cool as Peak is, I think the MonoStation may be the sleeper hit of the show. It's just addictive and the price is right." They then pointed out that Chris Huggett, designer of Peak as well as the uber-rare Oxford OSCar, was sitting right behind me.
It's a true analog monosynth, but with two oscillators that can be controlled and sequenced independently for creating two-voice counterpoints. There's an extensive modulation matrix, and CV/gate as well as MIDI I/O to connect to whatever world you please. And in the US, it's about 500 bucks. Hotel-lounge faux pas aside, Novation just informed me my review unit is on the way.
More specs from the manufacturer can be found on the product page.