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Novation Bass station Rack

info Country: UK
Weight: 1,5 Kg
Dimensions: 483 (w) x 100 (d) 44 (h) mm
audio demo price trend: 200€
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Novation Bass Station Rack (1995)
Analogue Synthesizer Module

 

Rackmount version of the famous analog synthesizer Bass station keyboard with new interesting updated features.

rack
analogue synthesizer module

info RACKMOUNT MODULE Main panel features a segment display, 18 knobs, 14 buttons and 12 switchtabs.

Rear panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main out
- line signal input
- 2 CV/gate inputs
- 2 CV/gate outputs
- headphones (front).

ac Power supply is a 9V DC external PSU. 500 mA positive center -(+




edit VOICE analog monophonic module based on subtractive synthesis.
A voice is composed by 2 similar DCO oscillators with volume mix balancing.



lfo

 

edit DCO OSCILLATORS STRUCTURE:


  DCO1 DCO2
waveforms sawtooth / pulse sawtooth / pulse
pulse width yes yes
detune - yes
octave set - 16' 8' 4' 2'

demo Hear DCO raw waveforms




edit PERFORMANCE
some special functions:
- adjustable portamento
- autoglide legato for a kind of Tb303 "twang" effect
- single / multi / poly triggering: restarts the EG1 or free flown mode
- EG bias assignable to breath controller or aftertouch pressure
- LFO rate and depth can be assigned to aftertouch, breath or Midi CC#
- polyphonic mode chains various basstation units for voices spillover.


osc





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FILTER resonant lowpass filter at 2 or 4 poles slope.

filter

TIP: external line sources can be VCF filtered (no gain control) only f relative EG is engaged.

demo Hear external filtering exemple.




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ENVELOPE there are two 4-segments EGs:
- EG1 is hardwired to amplitude
- EG2 can be assigned to filter cutoff or pulse width.


envelopes



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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.
SYNC LFO can be synched to external Midi clock with various time dividers.
demo Hear LFO exemple.


LFO




edit
CV unit can be controlled by external tension from vintage synths or modulars.
The module acts also as a handy Midi->Cv converter with 4 options:
- 1V/Oct. scale e.g Roland Sh-09
- Hz/V scale e.g Korg MS-20
- Strigger option e.g.Moog Minimoog D
- trigger polarity inversion.




cv gate



edit MIDI
all synthesis parameters can be controlled by Midi Control CC#.



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MEMORY :
- 60 ROM presets
- 40 RAM slots
Sounds can be loaded and saved by Midi Sysex dump implementation.


internal

 

 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

bass station keyboards

Bass Station Keyboard - less memory, no display, no osc sync, no cv gate, no external filter process, no breath control

super bass station Super Bass station: adds even more features like ring mod, sub osc, another LFO and more memory.
bass station II Bass Station II - on the market in 2013 -totally redisegned 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 factory song
demo novation mix demo1 with DRUMSTATION
demo mix demo 2 with DRUMSTATION
demo 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
demo TEST: waveforms
demo TEST: detune OSC2
demo TEST: EG ADSR
demo TEST: portamento
demo TEST: pulse width
demo TEST: LFO WAVES
demo TEST: filter 2 poles
demo TEST: filter 4 poles
demo TEST: external source filtering

Also: listen to super bass station demo with some enhanced features.

 



videoVIDEO SELECTION

Novation Bass Station Rack Theme Novation Drum+Bass Station ( BassStation Rack / TR-606
Theme +Drum station +Roland TR-606



Company: Novation
Model: Bass Station Rack
Class: Synthesizer Module
Dates: 1995
Price: 200€
Technology: analog
Oscillator: 2 DCO
Filter
: analog 2/4 poles
Envelope
: 2 EGs
LFO: 2 modulators
Memory: 40 slots
Demo: 7

 

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manual
BASS STATION MANUAL

 


manual-SERVICE MANUAL

 

 

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REVIEW "Many improvement from classic keyboard version. Still a nice rack, not much to tweak for the limited interface. An interesting buy at fair, especially for the cv gate features"

manual manual
-improvement from keyboard
-a bit straight oscillators
-Cv gate feature
- edit interface
   

bass station keyboard

Welcome to an expanded "analog for the 90'" - novation manual

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Novation Bass Station Rack 3.5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. price €200