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Novation Bass Station II

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Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third ...More Info

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Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analog effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.

Key Features:

  • Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station
  • Two distinct analogue filters
  • Load and save patches
  • Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
  • Dedicated Tweakable Controls
  • Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
  • Analogue effects section
  • Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs
  • MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
  • Players 'synth-action' keyboard with aftertouch

What is it?

Bass Station II is an analog mono-synth with a talent for bass, but a sound-engine that is versatile enough to kick out sharp leads and crisp arpeggios. It brings the best elements of the original Bass Station into a brand new design with re-worked modulation, effects, filters and more; like the Bass Station, but a much much bigger sound. The signal path is pure analog - including the effects section. The hardware has been laid out in modules with dedicated pots, switches, sliders and buttons for all major parameters. Critically, you can store and recall patches on Bass Station II. It comes with 64 killer factory presets, space for 64 of your own sounds on the hardware, and you can store more on your computer.

The key-mech consists of 25 full sized keys that are velocity sensitive with assignable aftertouch. It has been developed as a ‘synth-action’ keyboard, where each key is individually sprung so it is light to the touch and highly responsive to the synth engine. Bass Station II is a fully class compliant MIDI device with MIDI I/O on 5 pin din ports – for connecting to other MIDI outboard – and with your computer over USB. You can even connect an external instrument and run it through Bass Station II's analog filter and effects.

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Specifications:

Oscillators
  • Osc 1
  • Osc 2
  • Sub Osc (3)
  • Noise generator
Osc 1 & 2
  • Select between waveforms:
    • sine
    • triangle
    • sawtooth
    • square/variable pulse width
  • Features
    • Sync 1 & 2
    • Detune
    • Octave range
    • Pitch bend
    • Pitch modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 1
    • Pulse width modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 2
Sub Osc (3) which is tracked to Osc 1
  • Select independently between waveforms:
    • Sine
    • Square
    • Narrow pulse
  • Features
    • All modulation and tuning tracked to Osc 1
    • Independent octave select
Mixer
  • Osc 1 level
  • Osc 2 level
  • Sub Osc level
  • Noise generator level
  • Ring modulation depth
  • External signal level
Filter
  • Two filter types
    • Acid type (diode ladder filter design)
    • Classic type (derived from original Bass Station)
  • Features
    • Cutoff
    • Resonance
    • Overdrive
    • Filter frequency to Mod Envelope depth
    • Filter frequency to LFO 2 depth
  • Select 'Classic' filter between:
    • Low pass
    • Band pass
    • High pass
    • 12dB slope
    • 24dB slope
Envelopes
  • Two ADSR Envelopes (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release)
    • Amp Envelope
    • Mod Envelope
    • Combined control of both Envelopes
  • Select triggering mode between:
    • Single trigger (holds envelope state when new note is played)
    • Multi trigger (re-triggers with every new note played)
    • Autoglide (engages portamento)
  • There is also a VCA limiter
LFO
  • Two LFOs each selectable between:
    • Triangle
    • Sawtooth
    • Square
    • Sample and hold
    • Both LFOs independently adjustable between rate and delay time
    • Key sync LFO 1 & 2
    • LFO slew on LFO 1& 2 (low pass filter on the LFO waveform)
Effects
  • Distortion send
  • Oscillator filter mod amount (FM effect created by Oscillator 2 modulating filter freq)
Step Sequencer/Arpeggiator
  • Arpeggiator
    • Up to 32 different patterns
    • Select between 1-4 octave range
    • Swing function
    • Select direction:
      • up
      • down
      • up / down 1
      • up / down 2
      • As played
      • Random
    • Latch (hold the arpeggiator)
    • Step Sequencer
Portamento
  • Adjust glide time
  • Single trigger or re-trigger modes
  • Integrate into step sequencer and arpeggiator
Hardware & controller assignment
  • 25 note synth-action keyboard
  • Aftertouch can be assigned to modulate:
    • Filter frequency
    • LFO 1to Osc pitch
    • Osc 2 speed
  • Pitch wheel
  • Modulation wheel can be assigned to:
    • LFO 2 to filter frequency
    • LFO 1 to Osc pitch
    • Osc 2 pitch
  • Octave up/ down buttons
  • 64 factory presets
  • 64 slots for user patches (and patch dump facility for storing more)
  • Master volume dial
Inputs and Outputs
  • USB MIDI (for connecting & powering Bass Station II via host computer)
  • Mono output on 1/4" TRS jack
  • Headphone output on 1/4" TRS jack
  • External input on 1/4" TRS jack
  • Sustain pedal input on 1/4" TS jack
  • MIDI IN / MIDI OUT ports on 5 pin din
  • DC power input
  • Switch between power off / DC powered / bus powered

Details

Description

Details

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analog effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.

Key Features:

  • Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station
  • Two distinct analogue filters
  • Load and save patches
  • Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
  • Dedicated Tweakable Controls
  • Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
  • Analogue effects section
  • Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs
  • MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
  • Players 'synth-action' keyboard with aftertouch

What is it?

Bass Station II is an analog mono-synth with a talent for bass, but a sound-engine that is versatile enough to kick out sharp leads and crisp arpeggios. It brings the best elements of the original Bass Station into a brand new design with re-worked modulation, effects, filters and more; like the Bass Station, but a much much bigger sound. The signal path is pure analog - including the effects section. The hardware has been laid out in modules with dedicated pots, switches, sliders and buttons for all major parameters. Critically, you can store and recall patches on Bass Station II. It comes with 64 killer factory presets, space for 64 of your own sounds on the hardware, and you can store more on your computer.

The key-mech consists of 25 full sized keys that are velocity sensitive with assignable aftertouch. It has been developed as a ‘synth-action’ keyboard, where each key is individually sprung so it is light to the touch and highly responsive to the synth engine. Bass Station II is a fully class compliant MIDI device with MIDI I/O on 5 pin din ports – for connecting to other MIDI outboard – and with your computer over USB. You can even connect an external instrument and run it through Bass Station II's analog filter and effects.

Specifications

Details

Specifications:

Oscillators
  • Osc 1
  • Osc 2
  • Sub Osc (3)
  • Noise generator
Osc 1 & 2
  • Select between waveforms:
    • sine
    • triangle
    • sawtooth
    • square/variable pulse width
  • Features
    • Sync 1 & 2
    • Detune
    • Octave range
    • Pitch bend
    • Pitch modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 1
    • Pulse width modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 2
Sub Osc (3) which is tracked to Osc 1
  • Select independently between waveforms:
    • Sine
    • Square
    • Narrow pulse
  • Features
    • All modulation and tuning tracked to Osc 1
    • Independent octave select
Mixer
  • Osc 1 level
  • Osc 2 level
  • Sub Osc level
  • Noise generator level
  • Ring modulation depth
  • External signal level
Filter
  • Two filter types
    • Acid type (diode ladder filter design)
    • Classic type (derived from original Bass Station)
  • Features
    • Cutoff
    • Resonance
    • Overdrive
    • Filter frequency to Mod Envelope depth
    • Filter frequency to LFO 2 depth
  • Select 'Classic' filter between:
    • Low pass
    • Band pass
    • High pass
    • 12dB slope
    • 24dB slope
Envelopes
  • Two ADSR Envelopes (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release)
    • Amp Envelope
    • Mod Envelope
    • Combined control of both Envelopes
  • Select triggering mode between:
    • Single trigger (holds envelope state when new note is played)
    • Multi trigger (re-triggers with every new note played)
    • Autoglide (engages portamento)
  • There is also a VCA limiter
LFO
  • Two LFOs each selectable between:
    • Triangle
    • Sawtooth
    • Square
    • Sample and hold
    • Both LFOs independently adjustable between rate and delay time
    • Key sync LFO 1 & 2
    • LFO slew on LFO 1& 2 (low pass filter on the LFO waveform)
Effects
  • Distortion send
  • Oscillator filter mod amount (FM effect created by Oscillator 2 modulating filter freq)
Step Sequencer/Arpeggiator
  • Arpeggiator
    • Up to 32 different patterns
    • Select between 1-4 octave range
    • Swing function
    • Select direction:
      • up
      • down
      • up / down 1
      • up / down 2
      • As played
      • Random
    • Latch (hold the arpeggiator)
    • Step Sequencer
Portamento
  • Adjust glide time
  • Single trigger or re-trigger modes
  • Integrate into step sequencer and arpeggiator
Hardware & controller assignment
  • 25 note synth-action keyboard
  • Aftertouch can be assigned to modulate:
    • Filter frequency
    • LFO 1to Osc pitch
    • Osc 2 speed
  • Pitch wheel
  • Modulation wheel can be assigned to:
    • LFO 2 to filter frequency
    • LFO 1 to Osc pitch
    • Osc 2 pitch
  • Octave up/ down buttons
  • 64 factory presets
  • 64 slots for user patches (and patch dump facility for storing more)
  • Master volume dial
Inputs and Outputs
  • USB MIDI (for connecting & powering Bass Station II via host computer)
  • Mono output on 1/4" TRS jack
  • Headphone output on 1/4" TRS jack
  • External input on 1/4" TRS jack
  • Sustain pedal input on 1/4" TS jack
  • MIDI IN / MIDI OUT ports on 5 pin din
  • DC power input
  • Switch between power off / DC powered / bus powered

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