So, the Aphex Twin-monosynth is finally here


So the mystical posters across various places has now finally been revealed and although everything looks cool one need to understand that this very much is actually functionally identical to running AFX Mode on a Bass Station II, in other words no new firmware updates. At the end of this post we have gathered a long list of videos for you to indulge in.

Yesterday, hardware company Novation has announced their collaboration with none other than legendary artist Aphex Twin – The AFX Station. Using the Bass Station 2 as a foundation, the AFX Station takes the highly praised mono synth and turns it into a sound design and creation monster. Thanks to its pre-installed AFX mode, users can assign different patches to each key, and use the sequencer or arpeggiator to create beyond next-level sounds and music. 

Some key new features include:

– Fixed duration envelopes
– Extended sub-oscillator control
– Oscillator glide diverge
– Envelope retrigger count

The AFX Station is available now starting at $439. Check out the intro videos below, and visit Novation’s website to grab your own. 
Pricing and Availability:

The AFX Station is available now, priced at $439.99 / €378.14 / Exc. VAT: £333.33.

AFX Station has the same powerful feature set that has made Bass Station II the go-to monosynth for countless music makers, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed which brings fixed duration envelopes, extended sub-oscillator control, oscillator glide diverge, and envelope retrigger count.

Designed in 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.

Perfect for sequencing and arpeggiation, every key on the instrument can become a new patch, making it a powerful analogue drum module, a flexible sound design tool, or a killer bass or lead machine.With striking purple reveals and the famous ‘A’ insignia, it’s an instant collector’s item.

AFX Station features

  • New AFX look also giving easier access to AFX mode functions.
  • New giftbox designed by AFX visual collaborator Weirdcore.
  • AFX Mode already installed, turning Bass Station II into an analogue drum machine.
  • 128 new synth patches, 7 new overlay banks.
  • New editor on Components for easily managing overlays.

In action: