Novation Bass Station II AFX Special Edition

Analog mono synth (Special Edition)

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  • Analogue synth: new edition of the super classic Bass Station
  • Two analog filters: the brand new “Acid” filter is added to the original “Classic” filter
  • Bass Station II includes 64 patches and an additional 64 user-redefinable slots
  • Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
  • Panel with dedicated controls for all main parameters
  • Two oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
  • Analog effects section: distortion and filter-moduation plus an additional overdrive
  • Extremely flexible modulation with 2 envelopes and 2 LFOs
  • MIDI I / O and USB connectivity
  • Keyboard with ‘synth-action’ and aftertouch
  • Integrated AFX mode
  • 128 new patches
  • Aphex Twin approved look
  • Limited edition giftbox
  • Free Shipping
  • After Sale Support
  • 2 Years Warranty
  • Secure Payments

Novation Bass Station II AFX Special Edition

Analog mono synth (Special Edition)

Our modern classic monosynth, remixed by Aphex Twin

We can hardly control our excitement in announcing a new product collaboration with electronic music legend Richard D James aka Aphex Twin. AFX Station is an all-new, limited edition of Bass Station II. A sound designer’s dream, AFX Station has the same powerful feature set as Bass Station II, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed, which revolutionises the way the monosynth can be played and programmed.

AFX Station has dedicated labels for engaging and interacting with AFX Mode, which is perfect for sequencing and arpeggiation. AFX Mode turns every key on the instrument into a new patch, making AFX Station a powerful analogue drum module, a flexible sound design tool, or a killer bass or lead machine. (Bass Station II fans may recognise these features from the Bass Station II v4.14 firmware update, which equips any standard Bass Station II with the modified functionality of AFX Mode.)

AFX Station ships with 128 new synth patches and seven new overlay banks from Noyze Lab, Perplex On, Richard Devine, r beny and Lightbath, which channel the creative vision of Aphex Twin and provide lots of sound design inspiration. With striking purple reveals, the famous ‘A’ insignia, and custom giftbox designed by long-time Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore, AFX Station is an instant collector’s item.


Specifications

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
  • New se64 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

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 from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 1
  • Pulse width modulation from Mod Envelope and/or 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)
  • 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)

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA

Product Dimensions

  • 460mm (18.11”) width x 276mm (10.87”) depth x 80mm (3.15”) height

OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Mac OSX 10.11
  • Mac OSX 10.10
  • Mac OSX 10.9
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8

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