Originally from Val Gardena-Dolomiti, Italy, Giorgio Moroder spent his early years in music touring Europe; playing bass and guitar in pop-oriented ensembles. He first gained popularity in Munich, where in 1969, the release of his single “Looky Looky” was awarded a gold disc.


The early 70’s saw Giorgio continue to establish a reputation as a top producer in studios around Germany. Thanks to his pioneering work in the mid-70s with Donna Summer, among others, disco simply wouldn't sound the same.


In the ’80s, his blisteringly modern approach to producing the unforgettable soundtracks to movies including Scarface, Top Gun and Flashdance — using the synthesizer as his main instrument — captivated an entire generation of movie fans.


Over an incredible five-decade career, Giorgio Moroder has been nothing less than a beacon of influence in electronic music. Recently, Moroder has shot back into the popular consciousness, thanks to a universally acclaimed collaboration with Daft Punk in 2013, and his 2015 album Deja Vu, which features Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Sia as guest artists.

The Synth

Instantly-rare, the MoroderNova is a signature edition version of Novation's MiniNova.

Branded with Giorgio's 'moustache and shades' insignia, and with a distinctive silver/black colourway, the unit is a stand-out piece of synth heritage.

The signature sounds identify some of Giorgio's most seminal moments in music. From the timbres of his disco classics with bands such as Sparks and Donna Summer, to the incredible sounds of the Top Gun and Scarface soundtracks, and his recent work with Daft Punk, Novation’s sound designers have matched each and every one to the original. With access to these you'll be able to draw inspiration from the works of one of the most influential producers alive today.

Limited edition, numbered one of 500 units with certificate of authenticity.

You won’t be surprised to hear that MoroderNova left as quickly as it came, much to the heartache of many a Giorgio fan the world over.

Worry not.

If all you truly need to make your life more Moroderous is to capture the essence of Giorgio in some sort of MIDI sysex file, we’re pleased to inform you that now you can.

Compatible with Novation MiniNova, you can download 30 of Giorgio’s 50 special MoroderNova patches.

You will however be needing a MiniNova.

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Déjà vu


Here’s a selection of Giorgio tracks from which we’ve curated the MoroderNova sounds.