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Novation Bass Station II Analogue Mono-Synthesizer
Novation Bass Station II Analogue Mono-Synthesizer

Novation Bass Station II Analogue Mono-Synthesizer

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MSRP: $599.99
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Nothing out there sounds this warm, fat and dirty. Bass Station II is Novation's pure analog monosynth. They based it on their classic Bass Station, then enhanced every area to make it even bigger, angrier and more versatile. It has two tuneable oscillators, a sub-oscillator for enormous bass, plus noise and ring modulation. It also gives you two distinct analog filter types: the classic multi-mode filter and a new acid filter, for a massive variation in sonic possibilities.

This synth can sound as mellow or aggressive as you want. Seek out sweet spots with the filter mod to make it sing. Crank the distortion and it will growl with pent up anger. Push the resonance to self oscillation to create shrieking leads. Bass Station II can sound however you feel.

Novation Bass Station II Features

  • Two pure analog, sync-able and tunable oscillators with four selectable waveforms, plus a third sub-oscillator, noise and ring modulation.
  • Switch the multi-mode Classic Filter between low, hi and band pass with 12 and 24dB slopes.
  • A 24dB Acid Filter that is even darker, wetter and smoother than the Classic.
  • Create crunchy, aggressive sounds with fully analog distortion, filter-modulation effects and a separate filter overdrive.
  • Comes with 64 patches that cover a huge range of styles, but you can create, save, archive and swap 64 of your own too.
  • Record notes, ties, rests and rhythms in real time using the step sequencer and arpeggiator, then easily store them, recall them and use them with any patch you like.
  • Get your hands-on loads of controls, cleverly arranged for intuitive patch design and sound editing.
  • Triangle, sawtooth and square LFO waveforms, as well as sample and hold, and two ADSR envelopes for filter, pitch and pulse width modulation.
  • Connect and sync to your music software and MIDI-compatible hardware.
  • Full sized 25-note) velocity-sensitive keyboard, with a fast synth-action and aftertouch.
  • Keep as many patches as you like on your Mac or PC using the Librarian Software.
  • Bass Station II Analogue Mono-Synthesizer1
  • 9V DC power supply1
  • Product Hardware Specifications
    • 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 2 socket for 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
  • Synth Engine
    • 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)
        • 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)
          • Up to four sequences
          • Assign one of 32 preset rhythms or create your own
          • insert rests or legato (slide)
          • Sequencer re-trigger function
        • Portamento
          • Adjust glide time
          • Single trigger or re-trigger modes
          • Integrate into step sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Power Requirements
    • USB bus powered
    • 9V DC power supply included
    • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)18x10.75x3" (457x273x76mm)
  • OS Compatibility
    • MacOS 10.12 Sierra
    • Mac OSX 10.11
    • Mac OSX 10.10
    • Mac OSX 10.9
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8

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