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Novation Bass Station Keyboard

 

 

 

bass station keyboard

info Country: UK
Weight: 2 Kg
Dimensions: 465 x 215 x 55 mm
audio demo trend price : 200€
manual schematic demo video comments

Novation Bass Station
Analog Bass Synth (1993)

 

An early neo-analog portable synthesizer from the nineties, this project was originally aimed to a Roland Tb-303 emulation.

The famous engineer Chris Huggett (EDP WASP and Osc Oscar) worked on the Bass Station developpement.

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info KEYBOARD 25 velocity full-size C-C keys (transmits polyphonic Midi) transposable over 8 octaves.The main panel features 19 knobs, 13 switch-tabs and 2 buttons - on the left side 2 wheels for modulation and pitchbender.


Back panel terminal connectors:
- mono output
- Midi interface (no thru)
- input for optional ECG-1 grip - never been released on the market


ac Power supply
is an external PSU 9V DC or 6 X 1.5V batteries.




edit VOICE analog monophonic machine with subtractive synthesis.
A voice is composed by 2 quite identical DCO oscillators (16' 8' 4' 2' sawtooh or pulse with variable width) with volume mix balancing. Second oscillator can be detuned from master OSC1.



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edit PERFORMANCE special functions:
- keyboard can be shifted to 3 octaves range
- adjustable portamento
- autoglide legato for a kind of Tb303 "twang" effect
- single / multi triggering: restarts the EG1 or free flown mode
- wheel has variable pitch or cutoff modulation depth
- tuning function A-440Hz.


bass stationt tech

 

 

edit LFO a main delayed modulator (shapes: saw, triangle and random) and 3 destinations:
- VCF cutoff
- DCO1 pitch
- DCO2 pitch
A second slimmed-down LFO manages the DCO1/DCO2 pulse width with fixed rate.



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edit ENVELOPE 2 identical 4-segments EGs:
- EG1 amplitude (hardwired)
- EG2 AUX can be assigned to filter cutoff or pulse width.


adsr

 


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FILTER resonant lowpass filter at 2 / 4 poles slope originally based on EDP WASP vintage synthesizer.


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edit MIDI all knobs send Midi CC# - check table below.
Even if synthesis is monophonic, the keyboard polyphonically transmits Midi messages


105 Filter Resonance 112 Autoglide On/Off
106 Filter Mod. Depth 113 Env.2 Attack
107 Env.1 Attack 114 Env.2 Decay
108 Env.1 Decay 115 Env.2 Sustain
109 Env.1 Sustain 116 Env.2 Release
110 Env.1 Release 117 Env.2 Velocity
111 Env.1 Velocity    



 

edit MEMORY:
- 7 RAM patches
The "manual" slot is the sound actually on the knobs positions.
Sounds can be saved only by Midi sysex.


bass station chip

 

 

edit RELATED FAMILY:


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Super Bass station RACK Super Bass station RACK adds even more features than bass station rack - like extra EG, ring mod, sub osc and more memory.

Bass Station II

Bass Station II years lated in 2013, a totally different machine.





effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price demo
free samples

-Rhythm lab

-Hollow Sun

FREE
sample pack
n/a
vst plugin NOVATION Commercial VST
PLUGIN
video


 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo novation mix demo1 with DRUMSTATION
demo novation mix demo 2 with DRUMSTATION
demo novation mix demo 3 with DRUMSTATION
demo Bass: minimoog
demo Bass: solid
demo Bass: soft
demo Bass: transistor bass
demo Bass: wet
demo Bass: another moog like
demo key: mono harpsichord
demo organ: kinda
demo seq: on the zrun
demo lead: mosquito
demo Synth: detuned
demo Synth: filter adsr
demo Synth: lead four
demo Synth: monolegato
demo Synth: modulated
demo Synth: sick 303
demo Synth: normal 303
demo Synth: wet resonance
demo Percussion: electro tom
demo FX: rain
demo TEST: waveforms
demo TEST: pulse width
demo TEST: detune OSC2
demo TEST: EG ADSR
demo TEST: portamento
demo TEST: OSC SYNC mode
demo TEST: LFO WAVES
demo TEST: filter 2 poles
demo TEST: filter 4 poles





videoVIDEO CLIP SELECTION

bass station  keybaord Novation Bass Station Overview ORIGINAL NOVATION BASS STATION MK1
demo1 Overview demo 2

 

 

bass station 1




manual
NOVATION BASS STATION MANUAL
(KEYBOARD VERSION)

 

 

 

 

 


manual
DOWNLOAD FACTORY PATCH SET

 

 

 

 

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Novation Bass Station FOR SALE

Novation Bass Station FOR SALE
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double set memory behind


manual

-analog
-portable
- now cheap

manual

- DCO are a bit "straight"
- plastic built
-weakest of the series

comment

REVIEW "Keyboard version is really the most limited on the series, instead check out the far better ultimate SUPER BASS STATION or directly latest version MK2"

 
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novation bass station 3.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. price €150