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Much more than bass
Easy controls for complex design
Editor's Choice Award
15 of the Best Affordable Hardware Synths
Paul Hartnoll & Bass Station II
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"We use the Bass Station II for its sounds, which are endless! Big shout out to Novation for re-releasing this bassline classic. It's an incredible piece of new-school gear"
Connect to just about anything
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.
“The Bass Station II is a worthy successor to the legendary original model.”
“The Bass Station II is the rebirth of a legend that has been worth the 20-year wait.”
“Unique filter section, great presets, fantastic sub oscillator, tons of modulation options, great price.”
Artist Pack - Jeremy Pritchard
AFX Mode is the realisation of electronic music legend Richard James, aka Aphex Twin. Put simply, it lets you modify your Bass Station II patch on a key-by-key basis. Use it to introduce subtle changes to a sound as you play up and down the keyboard; divide the keyboard into multiple zones (one per key if you like!), each playing its own sound; or create entire drum kits in a single preset for triggering manually or via the Arpeggiator. It’s a truly inspiring feature that really does open up a whole new world of sound design and performance possibilities.
AFX Mode is part of the v4.14 firmware update, available as a free download via Components.
25 note synth-action keyboard
Aftertouch can be assigned to modulate filter frequency, LFO 1 to Osc pitch, Osc 2 speed
Modulation wheel can be assigned to LFO 2 to filter frequency, LFO 1 to Osc pitch, Osc 2 pitch
Octave up/ down buttons
64 factory presets
64 slots for user patches (and patch dump facility for storing more)
Master volume dial
Inputs and outputs
USB 2 socket for MIDI (for connecting & powering Bass Station II via host computer)
Mono output on 1/4" TRS jack
Headphone output on 1/4" TRS jack
External input on 1/4" TRS jack
Sustain pedal input on 1/4" TS jack
MIDI IN / MIDI OUT ports on 5 pin din
DC power input
Switch between power off / DC powered / bus powered
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
Mac OSX 10.11
Mac OSX 10.10
Mac OSX 10.9
USB bus powered
9V DC power supply included
Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA