Bass Station II Self Oscillating Filter Demo

November 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

John Keston explores the Bass Station II, below his report:

I have recently been trying out a Novation Bass Station II monophonic analogue synthesizer. I am quite impressed with this big sounding synth in a small package. While digitally controlled, Novation have focused on packing in proper synthesis features rather than trying to gloss over the sound with onboard effects. For example, as I have illustrated in the video, the filter self oscillates nicely with a clean sine wave that can be modulated in unique ways especially with distinct features like oscillator slew.

The video starts with the self oscillating filter getting modulated by LFO 2 using the triangle wave. After that I switch to using the sample and hold setting creating the well-known 60s computer sound of random notes. Here’s where it gets interesting though. Once I switch the LFO to sample and hold I start turning up the oscillator slew I mentioned earlier. What this does is variably smooth the wave shapes created by the LFO. You’ll hear this come in at 0:28. It sounds like portamento. At 0:35 I switch the LFO to the square wave, but with the slew on it sounds more like a sine. As I reduce the amount of slew the square wave regains its recognizable character. Next I switch it to the saw tooth wave. The nice thing here is that the LFO amount can go into negative values allowing the saw to be reversed.

Another distinctive feature is the oscillator filter mod setting. This modulates the filter with oscillator 2. Since the oscillators range from subsonic to almost supersonic this feature offers modulation effects that are not possible with the LFOs. At 1:29 you will start to hear the oscillator filter mod come in using a pulse waveform. What makes this interesting is that while oscillator 2 is modulating the filter it can also have the pulse width modulated by LFO 1. This can cause bit-reduction-like effects that can be heard between 1:49 and 2:19. At 2:20 I start tapping the octave and waveform buttons on oscillator 2 illustrating what happens when the modulation source is instantly shifted an octave at a time. After a bit more messing around I added a final, manual filter sweep at 3:20.

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Novation Bass Station 2 Review

October 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation’s new analogue monosynth is here, more than twenty years since the first time around. Sonic takes a look

Novation – Bass Station II Acid Filter / Step sequencer capabilities

October 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Short demonstration of Novation – Bass Station II focused on capabilities of Acid filter. Legendary Fatboy Slim pattern was programed using the built in step sequencer (no extrenal midi)…enjoy

Oberheim Drumulator Synthesizer Review (Waldorf Micro Q + Novation X-Station 25)

September 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is an in-your-face review of the Oberheim Drumulator Audio Synthesizer (Waldorf Micro Q + Novation X-Station 25).

This was the first Gluten Free iPad Synthesizer App from 1977.

Arp Solo on Novation Bass Station II

September 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s TimeSynthis demonstration of the Novation Bass Station 2.

“This new analog monosynth sounds great and is very creatively intuitive to work with.
This track is a arpegiator pattern I programmed into it. I used the Classic filter, first the 12dB then the 24dB in the last minute. A lot of other modulations. With filter resonance peaking out near the end of the piece. No overdubs, recorded on one solo track. Used some Lexicon MX300 effect for room space.”

Novation Bass Station II vs. TETRA/MopHo Dave Smith Instruments

September 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue 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.

Enjoy

Novation Launchkey Mini – Overview

September 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Launchkey Mini is an exciting new compact mini-key instrument/controller featuring 16 velocity sensitive, three colour illuminated launch pads – use them to launch loops, sounds, effects, transport controls, and more.

Launchkey Mini also features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls, seven function buttons, and a further two performance buttons. Compact and portable, Launchkey Mini is great for producing and performing at home or on stage.


Launchkey Mini key features:

‘Go anywhere, play anywhere’
– Ultra-lightweight and easy to carry
– Fully powered by iPad® or USB

• 25-note mini-keyboard
• 16 velocity sensitive, three colour launch pads
• Knobs and buttons for total control
• Fully-integrated with Novation apps for iPad
• Hands-on control of included synths and music software on Mac and PC

For more details, check out the product page here:
http://global.novationmusic.com/midi-…

Performance courtesy of Peter Lyons -

Hands on with the Novation Bass Station II

August 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ProAudio creates a short track while exploring the features of the new Novation Bass Station II. Check out this video demonstrating the flexibility and mobility of this affordable digitally controlled analog monophonic synthesizer.

From Novations Website:
“Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue 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.”

Joseph Colmenero shows you a fast and easy way to create your own custom drum sounds using the Novation Bass Station II analog synthesizer.

Making the wobble bass sound effect is as easy as 1-2-3. This is an unnecessarily long video tutorial showing how its done.

21 Years Of Novation – Feature

August 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This year Novation celebrate 21 years of instrument making.
“Who better to take us through the history and evolution of Novation instruments?
Why Nick Bookman of course – you may remember him from the Bass Station 2 in depth.”

Novation // Bass Station II Performance

August 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bass Station II analogue synthesizer performance

Bass Station II overview: http://bit.ly/BS-II

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue 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.

Bass Station II key features:
• Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station
• Two distinct analogue filters
• Load and save patches
• Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
• Dedicated Tweakable Controls
• Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
• Analogue effects section
• Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs
• MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
• Players ‘synth-action’ keyboard with aftertouch

Novation Bass Station 2
http://www.gak.co.uk/en/novation-bass…

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