novation bass station ii monophonic analog synthesizer

Click on image to zoom

Novation Bass Station II Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

MPN: BASSSTATIONII

What's In the Box?

From Manufacturer

  • Bass Station II

In Stock!

List Price: $624.99

Our Price: $499.99

You Save $125.00 (21%)

Need Assistance? 800-783-3368

"Your motto could certainly be 'Satisfaction Guaranteed'. My order was placed on line and was received in 48 hours! Thank you for taking the time to care enough to ask how your service was. You can count on us using your business again as needs arise." - William, IN

"I would like to take a moment, and thank you for the excellent customer service I received from you. Please feel free to forward this email to your supervisors, as I would like to inform them of your excellent and courteous and patient service to me." - Shobana, NY
 

Introducing Bass Station II

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.

 


 

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 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.

 


 

Bass Station Classic and Bass Station II 

Analog synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station

Bass Station II has a pure analog audio signal path, reviving the spirit of the original Bass Station with an all-new design optimised for bass.

 


 

Filter Type Switch 

Two distinct analog 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).

 


 

Patch Memory 

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.

 


 

Step Sequencer/Arpeggiator 

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.

 


 

Tweakable Controls 

Dedicated Tweakable Controls

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

 


 

Oscillator Section 

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.

 


 

Effects Section 

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.

 


 

LFO Waveforms 

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 Connections 

MIDI I/O and USB connectivity

Bass Station II can be connected to your music software as well as your MIDI compatible hardware.

 


 

Keys Closeup 

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.

 


 

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.

Manufacturer Novation
Condition New
Product Type Analog Synthesizer
Number of Keys 25
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Synth with velocity and aftertouch
Speakers No
Voices/Programs 64 factory presets
64 user patches
Voices of Polyphony 1 (Monophonic)
Effects Distortion send
Oscillator filter mod amount (FM effect created by Oscillator 2 modulating filter freq)
Sequencer Step Sequencer:
Up to four sequences
Assign one of 32 preset rhythms or create your own
Sampling
Memory
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out; USB
USB to Host Yes
USB to Device No
Inputs (1) 1/4" TRS - External Input
Outputs (1) 1/4" TRS - Mono output
(1) 1/4" Headphone
Control Inputs Sustain pedal
Controllers Pitch wheel (LED lit)
Modulation wheel (LED lit)
Expansion
Width
Depth
Height
Product Weight
Unique Features Osc 1, Osc 2, Sub Osc (3), Noise generator
Two filter types - Classic & Acid
Two ADSR Envelopes - Amp, Mod, Combined
Two LFOs
Assignable aftertouch
Switch between DC power / bus power

STANDARD DELIVERY

When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. You will also be able to find this information by logging into your account. You will need to have an account set up with Kraft Music in order to track your order (versus checking out as a guest).

We are not able to ship any orders outside of the US and its territories.

UPS Ground Shipping at Kraft Music

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please test your item before getting it fully assembled. For example, with digital pianos, unpack the keyboard portion, power it on and test all the keys. It is very rare that these items arrive with defects, but it is still a good idea to test it before spending time getting it fully assembled. Use caution when unpacking your purchase from its box, as some needed parts and pieces may be packed in and amongst the packing material. Be sure to save the carton and all packing materials, in case of a needed return. Do not write on the box and do not discard!

All Novation products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

Very many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any fault at all. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience to you in terms of returning the product please contact Novation support.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident in a product within 12 months from the date of the original purchase Novation will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Novation. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

Whilst this warranty is provided by Novation the warranty obligations are fulfilled by the distributor responsible for the country in which you purchased the product.

In the event that you need to contact the distributor regarding a warranty issue, or an out-of-warranty chargeable repair, please visit the Novation website.

The distributor will then advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. In every case it will be necessary to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to the distributor. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase directly then you should contact the reseller from whom you purchased the product and attempt to obtain proof of purchase from them.

Please do note that if you purchase a Novation product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Novation distributor to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Novation Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the product directly from Novation in the UK, or one of its Authorized Distributors outside the UK). This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

Ready to Buy?