Florida music co online musical instrument store offers music recording equipment, computer music recording software and usb/firewire/pci audio interfaces, usb midi keyboards and controllers and dj software and hardware.
Free Shipping  and Tax free sales on most orders Exclusions  apply Cart | Help | Hours | Events | Past Newsletters
Home Shop Brands Hot Deals Contact About Testimonials Privacy Policy Policies Checkout Status/Tracking Studios
Search Products
Loading
Featured Brands
Alesis
Apple
Ego Systems
Edirol
E-Mu
Eastwest/QL
Korg
M-Audio
Propellerhead
PreSonus
RME
Steinberg
Toontrack

Vienna
View All Brands
Products

Academic Software
Accessories
Accompaniment
Amps/Preamps
Audio Monitors
Audio Recording
Audio Editing
Audio Mastering
Bags And Cases
Books and Video
Computers/DAW
Control Surfaces
Dj Section
Dj Software
Dj Hardware
Drum Section
Drum Software
Drum Machines
Drum Kits
Effect Units
Effect Software
FireWire Soundcards
Guitar
Hardware Effects
Headphones
Hot Deals
Internal Soundcards
Iphone/Ipad
Midi Controllers
Midi Keyboards
Microphones
Mixers
Music Education
Music Notation
Noise Reduction
Peripherals
Recording Software
Recording Hardware
Samples/plugins
Sampling Software
Stage
Stage Audio
Stage Lighting
Software Plugins
Sound Cards
Synthesizers
Usb Soundcards
Video Software
Sound Modules
Usb/Midi
Interfaces
Site Map

Safe Shopping
All transactions at Floridamusicco.com are protected by Starfield's Secure Certificate encryption(a division of Go dady) and are not visible to other users.

Novation Bass Station II Analog Mono-Synth
 
Manufactured by » Novation
Free Shipping On This Item
For A Price Match Click Here
List price: $624.99
Our Price: $499.99
       Save Even More With Gear Trade
        Click Here for Gear-Trade information
Gear-Trade: No Discount
Any CD or DVD (-$20.00)
Any Software (-$20.00)
Quantity: Out of Stock

Zoom or Media   Print this page Free UPS Shipping on this product* Email Us About This Product
Description


Novation Bass Station II Analog Mono-Synthesizer

Bass Station II is an analog mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, three oscillators, 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.

10 Key features
-Analog synth:
brand new version of the classic Bass Station
-Two distinct analog filters: A brand new “Acid” filter joins the “Classic” original Bass Station filter
-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
-Analog synth layout includes dedicated controls for all major parameters
-Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
-Analog effects section: Bass Station II includes fully analog 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
-MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
-Players 'synth-action' keyboard with aftertouch

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 much much bigger.
 
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-mechanism 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 can interface with your computer over USB.
 
The Synth Engine: A Brief Overview
Oscillators
: Bass Station II is built on three analog oscillators and a noise generator. There are two fully independent oscillators plus a sub oscillator (which is the critical component in creating rich, analog bass sounds). Oscillators One and Two are switchable between sine, sawtooth, square and variable pulse width, and Oscillator Three - the sub osc - can be set to one or two octaves below Oscillator One. It can be square, sine or narrow pulse width, delivering the characteristically ‘fat’ bass tone.

Filters: You can select between two discrete filters - ‘Acid’ or ‘Classic’ - each with a built in overdrive for pushing filter tones from dry, to warm, to nasty! The ‘Classic’ Bass Station filter can be switched between low pass, high pass and band pass at 12 or 24dB slopes. The ‘Acid’ filter is based on a diode ladder filter design that delivers a characteristically 303-esque sound that is designed to squelch!
 
Effects: Bass Station II has two effects (not including the filter overdrive). Analog distortion drives circuit components to add new frequencies to the sound. Bass Station II’s Distortion function can add gentle warmth, filthy granularity and anything in between. The second effect is ‘Osc Filter Mod’ which creates a distinctive FM-type sound by using Oscillator Two to modulate the filter frequency. This is very good at crunchy, sound-mulching effects that substantially fatten up bass and lead patches.
 
Modulation: There are two envelope generators and two low frequency oscillators (LFOs). The first envelope is an ADSR amp envelope and the second is a mod envelope that can be used to modulate filter frequency, oscillator pitch and osc pulse width. LFO One is dedicated to pitch modulation whereas LFO Two is used to modulate osc pulse width and filter frequency. Although it looks like there are four LFO waveforms, the ‘LFO Slew’ function can be used freely to sculpt LFOs into smoother wave-shapes.
 
Arpeggiator and step sequencer: Bass Station II’s Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer are killer performance and production tools. The Arp can be directed to run through 32 different rhythmic patterns in different directions with a switchable octave range. The fun really starts when you engage the Step Sequencer. Up to four sequences can be played in – with legato and rests – and assigned to any one of the 32 rhythmic patterns. As well as getting ideas down quickly and programming performance sequences, this is a brilliant way to preview patches while you are editing them.

can be used freely to sculpt LFOs into smoother wave-shapes.
 
Arpeggiator and step sequencer: Bass Station II’s Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer are killer performance and production tools. The Arp can be directed to run through 32 different rhythmic patterns in different directions with a switchable octave range. The fun really starts when you engage the Step Sequencer. Up to four sequences can be played in – with legato and rests – and assigned to any one of the 32 rhythmic patterns. As well as getting ideas down quickly and programming performance sequences, this is a brilliant way to preview patches while you are editing them.

Specifications..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 to Mod Envelope and LFO 1
•Pulse width modulation to Mod Envelope and 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)

Step Sequencer
•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
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 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

     

Testimonials
You guys are the best, period. Fast and furious! I will ALWAYS now shop with you...more
ebay cert
Super fast delivery! Great to do business with! A++++++++++ Ebay user...more
Hot products


Copyright © 2007- Florida Music Co All Rights Reserved.
We do not accept liability for incorrect spelling, errors (including prices), incorrect manufacturer's specifications, release dates, or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Florida Music Co website. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Special offers and discounts may not be combined. Terms and conditions apply.