The Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer Reborn

Nothing out there sounds this warm, fat and dirty. Bass Station II is our pure analogue monosynth. We based it on our classic Bass Station, then enhanced every area to make it even bigger, angrier and more versatile.

It has two tuneable oscillators, a sub-oscillator for enormous bass, plus noise and ring modulation. It also gives you two distinct analogue filter types: the classic multi-mode filter and a new acid filter, for a massive variation in sonic possibilities.

Artist Soundpack

We decided to put a call out to a handful of our Bass Station II artists to have them create some patches for a new soundpack.

Here’s the roster of analogue noodlers who got involved: Nite Jewel, Cian from Super Furry Animals, Jeremy from Everything Everything, Jason Miles, Victor Parris Mitchell, Adam Freedland.

Much More Than Bass

This monophonic synthesizer can sound as mellow or aggressive as you want. Seek out sweet spots with the filter mod to make it sing. Crank the distortion and it will growl with pent up anger. Push the resonance to self oscillation to create shrieking leads. Bass Station II can sound however you feel.

Easy Controls for Complex Design

We put as many controls as possible onto Bass Station II, so you can totally lose yourself in discovering and creating new sounds. Of course, we also laid out all those controls in the clearest and most useful way, to keep sound design as straightforward and fun as possible.

Save and Load Patches

We loaded Bass Station II with 64 diverse patches that showcase its huge sonic variation. We also left 64 slots free, so you can easily save and load your own patches on the unit, or in the free librarian software.

Instant Inspiration

Bass Station II's pattern-based arpeggiator and step sequencer are a fun and immediate way to find new inspiration. The sequencer lets you record your own notes, ties, rests and rhythms in real time, then store them, recall them and use them with any patch you like. Easily and automatically sync them to your music software or hardware setup, or even add swing to get your groove going.

Connect to Just About Anything

Bass Station II is fully class compliant, so you can plug into anything via USB and start playing. It also has MIDI I/O on 5 pin din ports, so you can connect your other MIDI gear. You can even connect an external instrument and run it through Bass Station II's analogue filter and effects.

Producer Series Vol.1 Soundpack

This collection of unique analogue sound patches was created for us by world class synth producers from our eclectic artist and producer community.

Whether you’re creating dance, funk, electronica, indie, pop or something totally experimental, these 46 Patches will add true analogue depth to your music. You will need to download and install the librarian to load the patches.

Bass Station II v2.5

The v2.5 firmware update adds some of the most requested features including filter tracking, paraphonic mode, microtuning and new preset Soundpacks. Installation couldn't be easier from the Novation Components content manager.

Paraphonic Mode

Bass Station II is now a paraphonic monosynth, because the pitches of each of the two oscillators can be controlled separately in its single-voice architecture. Two notes can be played at a time rather than just one, and users can get interesting interactions through the Ring and Filter Mod.

Filter Tracking

Filter tracking was one of the most requested features. The filter includes variable keyboard tracking in Bass Station II v2.5 – the best for matching higher notes to increased brightness.

Envelope Retriggering

Bass Station II's secret sound-design weapon is envelope retriggering. It’s now possible to configure envelopes to retrigger once the decay stage has ended, opening up a whole range of new possibilities.

Oscillator Error

Oscillator error introduces a small and adjustable random detune on each note-on event. This can be used to generate some very beautiful, subtle (or not) musical dissonance, very much in the same way that vintage synths do (because of the looser tolerance of their electronic components). Paraphonic mode makes it as dramatic as possible.

Microtuning Editing

The frequency triggered by each key press can be completely controlled, giving scales another dimension.

New Presets

Two new Soundpacks are in Components: Silver and Sinevibes. Silver's presets explore the v2.5 features and inspire new tracks and sound design. Sinevibes, designed by Sinevibes’ founder Artemij Pavlov, gives 101 classic Bass Station II presets.

Warm Greetings

Bass Station II can now support a custom message display at start-up.

AFX Mode:

Turn your Bass Station II into an AFX Station with the 4.14 Firmware Update:

  • AFX Mode: In collaboration with electronic music legend Aphex Twin, users can now assign a discrete set of synthesis parameters to each note on Bass Station II.
  • Fixed Duration Envelopes: The sustain segments of Bass Station II’s envelopes can be set to a fixed length, moving on to the release stage regardless of when the key or trigger is actually released after playing a note.
  • Extended Sub-Oscillator Control: You can set the sub to any non-octave tracking interval you like, and knock it out of tune – subtly or dramatically – for creative effect.
  • Oscillator Glide Diverge: You can slow down the Glide time of Oscillator 2 relative to Oscillator 1 by a variable amount, causing the two to diverge for interesting portamento effects.
  • Envelope Retrigger Count: the number of times the envelopes retrigger can be adjusted.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • Bass Station II 25-Key Monophonic Synthesizer
Categories
Made In
  • United States
Keyboard Action
  • Synth Action
Key Size
  • Slim
MIDI I/O
  • USB MIDI
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Number of Keys
  • 25 Keys
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
Polyphony
  • 1 Voice

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