Novation BassStation with modifications

April 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

This is a short video demo of the Novation BassStation analogue mono synth. A run through of the standard functionality followed by demonstrations of the modifications and then a quick Jam session using Ableton suite 8’s Looper to build a track from the Bass station’s sounds.

Before the famous Novation Bass Station Rack module came the small and portable Bass Station Keyboard! This synthesizer uses digitally synchronized analog oscillators (DCO’s) to reproduce the sounds of a monophonic dual-osc analog synthesizer with simple and intuitive controls via 17 knobs, 10 switches and 2 Moog-style pitch/mod wheels. Think EDP Wasp and ARP Odyssey.

The Bass Station can faithfully reproduce analog bass sounds similar to a TB-303, Micromoog or Pro One synthesizer. The small keyboard and monophonic architecture set this keyboard up for strict bassline, lead synth lines, and synth fx. It also transmits MIDI continuous controller data from its pitch/mod wheels, frequency cutoff, resonance, filter modulation depth, env1 attack, decay and env2 attack and decay.

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