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Novation Bass Station

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BST

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Re-invention of the classics, in a classic

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Following the predictably stunning reaction to the V-Station, Novation ‘goes back to its roots’ with a VST and Audio unit Plug-In which flawlessly re-creates the the warmth, character and ‘oomph’ of the enormously successful Bass Station Keyboard and Rack analogue instruments.

Re-invention of the classics, in a classic

Bass Station re-invents the classic sound of analogue and provides you with all the prerequisite building blocks of the sound generation process.

With total control

  • Two Oscillators that have been carefully modeled to preserve the precise tonal character of the classic sawtooth and square waveforms of the original instruments.
  • Low-pass filtering with all the warmth and resonance often lacking in today’s modern digital synthesis methods
  • Intuitive ADSR envelopes - no need to calculate the complex interaction of endless rate and level parameters
  • Low Frequency Oscillation which can directly control the harmonic content of the sound by pulse width modulation or filter cut-off
  • Oscillator Sync for the most complex and expressive timbres and most importantly of all, an individual knob or switch for each parameter to allow you to control it manually as you play or program

Analogue modeled Oscillators and that special Bass Station sound

The character of the two Oscillators has been carefully crafted to provide the classic sawtooth and square waveforms of the original instruments. The filter has been designed to deliver the elusive character from of the original Bass Station. Switch from 24dB to 12dB mode and the filter controls behave in the same manner as the controls of Roland’s* classic TB303.

Enhanced Classic panel for greater tweakability

The simplicity of the original Bass Station panel was a key factor to the popularity of the instrument. The original front panel has been 3D modeled and additional controls have been added for ease of use. The Filter envelope has its own set of ADSR controls and OSC1 and OSC2 have their own section for pitch modulation and PWM control. Finally, all controls receive MIDI controller numbers for the recording and replay of tweaks during a performance.

Setup screen

Accessing the additional parameter editing screen is a single mouse click away. On the setup screen you’ll find extra functions such as Wheel, Aftertouch and Breath control along with a variety system wide settings.
Instances limited only by the power of the PC or MAC in use.

The Bass Station delivers a monophonic voice for each instance that is used. Call up an instance of the Bass Station and there is immediately a new Bass or Lead sound available that will sit beautifully in the mix. The ability to use multiple ‘instances’ allows the Bass Station to run as many multi-timbral parts as the power of the host computer will allow.

100 Stunning Sounds carefully crafted from the Novation factory

The multi-award winning Bass Station Rack came packed with awesome presets that became the soundtrack for many of the Dance hits of the 90’s. The Bass Station Plug-In is shipped with the classic originals along with many more totalling 100 sounds for immediate gratification. The patches cover a huge sonic range from screaming leads to phatt funky basses.

Highlights

  • Software Plug in instrument version of Bass Station Keyboard and Rack synthesizers
  • Industry Standard VST (for PC Platforms) and MAC Audio Unit Plug-in format
  • Flawlessly re-creates the authentic analog sound of the originals
  • Sounds created in original Bass Stations can be uploaded into Plug In or vice-versa
  • All controls send/receive MIDI controllers and automation commands in the host sequencer
  • Bank of 100 factory prewritten user memories.
  • Very low CPU usage - Typically 1.5% on 1.8 Ghz Pentium
  • On screen dynamic velocity responsive keyboard. (Mouse position determines velocity)

Specifications

Plug-In

  • Format PC: Standard VST Plug In.Mac: Audio Units

Architecture

  • Voices 1
  • Instances / Multitimbrality Unlimited - (very low CPU overhead, typically 1.5% per instance on a Pentium 4 2.0 Hz)

Sound Storage

  • Programs Re-Writable (100 factory preset) for each instance
  • Compatibility Programs from Bass Station Keyboard and Rack can be uploaded and downloaded

Oscillators 1

  • Waveforms Square / Saw / Variable Pulse
  • Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth -64 to +63
  • PWM Source Mod Env / Manual / Internal Preset LFO

Oscillators 2

  • Waveforms Square / Saw / Variable Pulse
  • Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth -64 to +63
  • PWM Source Mod Env / Manual / LFO
  • Octave Range 16’ / 8’ / 4’ / 2’
  • Octave Range Osc1 to Osc2

Mixer

  • Osc 1 - Osc2 Mix -64 (Osc1) 0 (Osc1-2) +63 (Osc2)

Filter

  • Frequency 10Hz-10kHz
  • Slope 12dB / 24dB
  • Modes Low Pass Resonance 0-127
  • Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth -64 to +63
  • Cut Off 0 – 127

Amplifier Envelope

  • Velocity 0-127
  • Attack 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)
  • Decay 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)
  • Sustain 0-127 (0-100%)
  • Release 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

Mod Envelope

  • Velocity 0-127
  • Attack 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)
  • Decay 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)
  • Sustain 0-127 (0-100%)
  • Release 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

LFO

  • Mode Cyclic
  • Waveforms Tri / Saw / Random
  • Speed 0 Hz – 1Khz
  • Delay Fade In 0 – 5 Seconds
  • LFO Sync Internal – MIDI Clock

System Requirements

Minimum PC

  • Win 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
  • 450 Mhz Pentium 3 Processor
  • 128 MB Ram
  • 5MB of free hard disc space
  • 800 * 600 Display

Minimum Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • 450 Mhz G3 Processor
  • 128 MB Ram
  • 5 MB of free hard disc space
  • 800 * 600 Display

Recommended PC

  • Windows XP
  • 1.0 GHz Pentium 4 Processor
  • 128 MB Ram
  • 5 MB of free hard disc space
  • 1024 * 768 Display

Recommended Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.2.6
  • 1 GHz G4 Processor
  • 256 MB Ram
  • 5 MB of free hard disc space
  • 1024 * 768 Display

**PLEASE NOTE** - This product is a download-only product. You will be issued with a code, followed by a card confirming this by post. You will recieve no physical "boxed product".

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