Novation has announced Bass Station II, an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station.
To celebrate our 21st birthday, Novation is proud to announce the launch of Bass Station II – a powerful analogue synth that’s made for bass but equally well adapted to leads.
Based on the classic Novation BassStation from 20 years ago, Bass Station II has been completely re-worked for the 21st Century, with two filters, two oscillators plus a sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully-analogue effects section. Plus there’s a step sequencer, arpeggiator, a two octave (25-note) velocity-sensitive keyboard with full-sized keys and a powerful modulation section. There’s even MIDI I/O and USB connectivity.
Bass Station II features
Analogue synth – brand new version of the classic BassStation: Bass Station II has a pure analogue audio signal path, reviving the spirit of the original BassStation with an all-new design optimised for bass.
Two distinct analogue filters: In addition to the original ‘Classic’ BassStation filter, there’s a brand new ‘Acid’ diode ladder filter for squelchy 303-esque bass sounds.
Load and save patches: 64 factory patches on-board with room for 64 more of your own. Save more to your computer via USB.
Pattern-based step sequencer and arpeggiator: Bass Station II has an arpeggiator with a programmable step sequencer that enables you to store and call up patterns as well as quickly sketch out ideas.
Instant hands-on control: Instant hands-on control of the sound engine via a traditional analogue synth control panel.
Two oscillators plus an additional sub oscillator: Bass Station II has two sync-able, tune-able oscillators with four selectable waveforms, plus a third sub-oscillator for generating enormous bass sounds.
Analogue effects section: Bass Station II includes fully analogue distortion and filter-modulation effects and a separate filter overdrive to add aggression and crunch.
Powerful modulation section featuring two Envelopes and two LFOs: Two ADSR envelopes for amp, filter, pitch and pulse width modulation alongside two LFOs with waveforms including triangle, sawtooth, square and sample & hold.
The Bass Station II is expected to start shipping in June, priced at £399.99 GBP / 469.99 EUR / $499.99 USD.
Tek’it Audio has updated its Arp-EG classic MIDI arpeggiator plug-in to version 1.1.
Arp-EG classic is a MIDI arpeggiator, play arpeggios on all your instruments. All the VST instrument you like and even your hardware synth (using your DAW MIDI out) can now play arp sequence with Arp-EG.
Changes in Arp-EG Classic v1.1
BUG user manual link on Help screen don’t work, resolved.
BUG in some cases the shuffle generate a beat drop, resolved.
Faster Undo initialization.
SSE2 instruction sets requirement.
Reduced plug-in load time.
Added Right click octave selector pop-up menu to Transpose knob.
Added 4 new presets.
GUI improved Transpose knob graduation.
GUI improved Main screen display.
GUI moved social, help and info buttons to the top.
SETUP some improvements.
User Manual updated and improved.
The plug-in is available to purchase for 16 EUR / $20 USD (Windows VST).