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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 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.

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.

Bass Station II Producer Series Vol.1 Soundpack
A collection of unique analogue sound patches created for Novation by world class synth producers from our eclectic artist and producer community. Whether youre creating dance, funk, electronica, indie, pop or something totally experimental, these 46 Patches will add true analogue depth to your music. You will need to download and install the librarian to import the patches.

KEY FEATURES

Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station
Bass Station II has a pure analogue audio signal path, reviving the spirit of the original Bass Station with an all-new design optimised for bass.

Two distinct analogue filters
A brand new Acid filter joins the Classic original Bass Station filter -(Classic switches between low, hi and band pass with 12 and 24dB slopes).

Load and save patches
Bass Station II ships with 64 factory patches and a further 64 user slots. Patch dump enables you to archive and swap sounds.

Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
Bass Station II has an arpeggiator with a programmable step sequencer that enables you to store and call up patterns and quickly sketch-out ideas.

Dedicated Tweakable Controls
Analogue synth layout includes dedicated controls for all major parameters enabling instant hands-on control of the sound engine.

Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
Bass Station II has two sync-able, tune-able oscillators with four selectable waveforms, plus a third sub-oscillator for generating enormous bass sounds.

Analogue effects section
Bass Station II includes fully analogue distortion and filter-modulation effects and a separate filter overdrive to add an aggressive, crunchy sound-quality.

Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs
LFO waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, square and sample & hold. Two ADSR envelopes are available for filter, pitch and pulse width modulation.

MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
Bass Station II can be connected to your music software as well as your MIDI compatible hardware.


Players 'synth-action' keyboard with aftertouch
The keyboard mechanism is a two-octave (25 note) velocity sensitive synth-action keyboard with full-size keys and assignable aftertouch.

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)

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

Dimensions
• 18" wide x 10.75" deep x 3" tall

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This synth has constantly impressed me in the months since I bought. After years of using VSTs, I wanted an analog companion for live applications and this thing nails it. While the factory patches aren't all that fantastic and the sequencer leaves a little to be desired (number of steps is lacking and the pattern knob is a little strange), this thing sounds huge and is a joy to play.
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Those new patches absolutely make this synth SHINE - much better than the presets the synth shipped with. Great synth now!
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For the money, nothing on the market compares. This thing is deep and with the latest patch update, even deeper. There are so many options with sound creation and you don't have to worry about taking pictures of patch be wise it has the best of both worlds : analog signal path and digital patching and knob memory. I have had this unit for a few years now and still continue to find uncharted territory using the parameters reached through the keys + shift button. Unreal synth for the money.
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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
Great sound and lots of knobs/sliders to play with. Highly recommended.
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Fantastic Synth for the Price!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I sorely missed my Moog Slim Phatty, and was looking for something monophonic (with knobs) to cure the disconnect I get when using software-based synths. Boy, what a surprise! Not only did it sound as good as the Moog I remember, the sequencer and Ring-Mod are deadly tools - there are enough features in this synth to keep my busy tweaking for hours. The overdrive is not as "musical" as the Slim/Little Phatty, but nice nonetheless. Includes a great selection of presets that are imaginative, inspiring, and creative sounding. (Tried the Monologue at the same time - although a nice synth, it sounded thin and plain in comparison.) Personally I like to include some delay and reverb - and I can lost for hours... Highly recommended. A stunning synth for the money.
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Probably the best value mono synth out there right now. Beefy sound with 2 oscillators and a sub (sub slaved to oscillator 1), noise generator, 24/12db HP/LP/BP and Acid filters are great, pretty flexible LFOs, onboard arp and sequencer are a lot of fun and with oscillator sync, ring mod, and Oscillator Filter Mod and distortion adding some flavour to things, you have a lot of options with this synth. Get one today, you won't regret it.
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Well made and feels really nice. It works smoothly. Has a "pure analogue audio signal path" and sounds really great. Makes very nice deep basses and great sounding leads, pads and fx sounds. especially when you use the output with some plugins. I have even used the input port with a Moog Minitaur, electric acoustic and electric guitar. It works great and it does more then expected. An overall great value.
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