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Novation A-station

infoCountry: UK
Weight: 1,6 Kg
Dimensions: n/a
audio demo trend price : 150€
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Novation A-Station
Polyphonic Synthesizer (2001)

 

Digital successor Bass Station Rack based on the VA synthesis modeling engine inspired from famous Supernova at cut-down price.

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info RACKMOUNTa single unit. Main panel features a simple segment display, 25 knobs (transmit Midi CC#), 10 tab switches and 14 rubber buttons.

Rear panel terminal connectors:
- main out
- audio line input
- Midi interface


ac Power supply
is a 9V external PSU - 600 mA.




editINFO 16 bits HD6413003F + DSP56362 manage 8 voices polyphony and 2 syntheses:
1- VA modeling subtractive synthesis (main synthesis)
2- basic FM a basic FM process inspired from DX principle: a single modulates another to produce a resultant more harmonically complex waveform.
TIP: OSC 2 is able to FM OSC 3 using a dedicated FM envelope.


oscillators

 

edit STRUCTURE a voice is composed by 3 oscillators each with individual settings:
- volume gain
- octave set
- pitch tuning
- pitch LFO1 amount
- pulse width
- LFO2 amount.

  OSC1 OSC2 OSC3
waveforms tri / saw /
sine / puls
tri / saw /
sine / puls
tri / saw /
sine / puls
pulse width yes yes yes
hardsync 1>2 1>2 -
phase attack yes yes yes
random drift yes yes yes
ringmodulator yes yes yes




edit PERFORMANCE some special playmodes:
- unison: stacks up to 8 voices with mono glide (and preglide) and detune
- drift: simulates an analog VCO drift
- mono: 2 modes with different priorities
- portamento: linear or exponential
- noise: add a white noise
- aftertouch: can be assigned to pitch, filter or modulator freq
- breath: can be assigned to pitch, filter or modulator freq
- vibrato: can be assigned to pitch, filter or modulator freq
- polymode: with or without note stealing option.
MIDI all parameters can be controlled by Midi CC#, in addition a full sysex protocol is implemented for both edit and data storage dump.

 

tech


edit FILTER digital resonant filter with 2 / 4 poles configuration and overdrive saturation.
Filter can process also external sources + Keytrack function.


oscillators

 

 

edit ENVELOPE 3 EGs:
- EG modulation: 4-segments with retrigger mode
- EG amplitude: 4-segments with retrigger mode
- EG FM: attack, decay, EG velocity and depth.


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LFO up to 2 identical delayed modulators:
- LFO1: modulates osc pitches (each depth is individual)
- LFO2: modulates filter and pulse width
Both modulators have note retrig mode, frequency sync (34 tempo dividers) and 4 shapes with variable phase attack: sine, square, saw, sample and hold.



LFO

 


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ARPEGGIATOR a 4 octaves engine, with variable gate time, latch mode and 16 sync dividers. There are 6 patterns: up, down, random, up-down1, up-down2 and lastnote (the arpeggio plays the last note played in sequence).
SYNC quite all parameters can be synched together to Midi clock with various dividers rate.
TECH: engine also transmit notes to other compliant Midi machines.




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EFFECTS DSP offers various editable effects:
- delay: with feefback, tempo sync and dividers
- reverb: 6 models with variable decay
- distortion
- equalizer
- chorus: with variable width, rate, feedback and 34 tempo dividers
- panning: with motion rate, start position and sync mode with 34 dividers
- vocoder: 12 bands and use internal OSC as carrier with sibilance control (highpass or noise)





edit
MEMORY:
- 200 ROM sounds
- 200 RAM sounds.

mainboard


 

edit EDITOR
- Midiquest (win/mac commercial)
- novation astation editor (win, commercial)
- Novation astation control (VST, freeware)


mainboard


 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

Bass station,

Bass station, analog machine exists in both

-rack

-keyboard

Novation Supernova I and II Novation Supernova I and II - top notch synthesis VA
Kstation rack K- Station rack - updated version with some extra PCM wavetable section.


 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo factory demo
demo ambient bass
demo Rhodes electric piano
demo wavetable-like
demo phaser pad
demo robot dance
demo Commodore 64 like
demo arpeggiator
demo chill chords
demo electro bass
demo computer from seventies
demo vocoder + delay
demo vocoder robot
demo filtered external loop

 

 

videoVIDEO CLIP SELECTION

NOVATION A STATION demo 1 Novation A-Station + Novation Drum Station Novation Drum Station, Novation A-Station
demo 1 + Drum Station + Drum Station




manual
A-STATION MANUAL

 

manual
SERVICE MANUAL / SCHEMATICS

 

 

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brochure novation
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manual

-affordable
-3 osc, fm
-arpeggiator
-vocoder


manual

-display
-edit


comment
budget VA


REVIEW "power in a small rack: Edit can be tedious with such basic display and switchtabs system. Now at bargain prices"

 

"This polyphonic sound module has evolved from the classic Novation Bass Station, using the very latest Novation technology from award winning products such as the Nova and
SuperNova II"

 
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