Novation updates V-Station to v2.3 & Bass Station to v2.1

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Novation has released updates for its V-Station and Bass Station software synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.

Novation V-Station

The V-Station is a polyphonic soft-synth for Mac and PC. It has the same real 3-oscillator flexibility as the award winning K-Station, with powerful filters, 8-voice polyphony, simultaneous Novation FX.

Originally launched in 1993, Bass Station’s flexible DCO oscillators and warm analogue signal path defined countless dance and electronic hits. Now a classic, its iconic sound is available as a software plug-in, carefully modelled to faithfully recreate the sounds of a monophonic, dual-oscillator analogue synthesizer.

Changes in V-Station v2.3

  • Fixed a problem where plug-ins can incorrectly require re-authorisation (Mac).
  • Fixed crashes with large projects (> 2GB) in Windows 64-bit.
  • Fixed crashes and occasional stuck notes with certain rare note on/off message sequences.
  • Updated splash screen.
  • Updated code-signing certificate (Windows).

Changes in Bass Station v2.1

  • Fixed a problem where plug-ins can incorrectly require re-authorisation (Mac).
  • Fixed crashes with large projects (> 2GB) in Windows 64-bit.
  • Fixed crashes and occasional stuck notes with certain rare note on/off message sequences.
  • Updated splash screen.
  • Fixed an issue where adding the plugin to a MIDI track caused it to crash if the computer is not connected to the internet.
  • Updated code-signing certificate (Windows).
  • Right click on plugin keyboard no longer causes stuck notes.

The updates are available to download from the Novation website.

More information: Novation

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Novation releases Producer Series Vol. I free soundset for Bass Station II

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Novation has launched Producer Series Vol. I, a free collection of 46 presets for the Bass Station II synthesizer instrument.

Bass Station II Producer Series Vol. I

Bass Station II Producer Series Vol. I Sound Pack is a collection of unique analogue sound patches created for Novation 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.

Just download and install the pack, it’s as easy as that. It also includes a cool new librarian tool, to help you manage your patches and make it easier to load your synth soundpacks. That’s pretty nifty, even if you aren’t interested in the soundpack itself.

The sound pack is a free download at Novation.

More information: Novation / Producer Series Vol. I

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Novation announces Audiohub 2×4 audio interface

Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

Novation Audiohub 2x4

It can take a lot of gear to produce a great tune. That’s why we designed Audiohub 2×4: a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

It lets you connect all your USB and audio gear to a single unit, with exceptional 2-in/4-out ‘Focusrite sound inside’ audio quality, latency-free monitoring and loud outputs for your speakers and headphones.

Plus, you can connect three pieces of USB gear simultaneously to your computer or iPad, and power it all with a single power supply.

Audiohub 2×4 features

  • Two in, four out audio interface and USB hub.
  • 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’ audio quality.
  • Loud outputs for DJs and Live performers.
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub with three ports.
  • Bus powered and class compliant.
  • Ableton Live Lite and 1GB Loopmasters samples included.
  • Connects to iPad via Camera Connection Kit.

The Audiohub 2×4 will be available in October, priced at £159.99 GBP.

More information: Novation / Audiohub 2×4

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Novation announces availability of Launch Control XL

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Novation has announced that its Launch Control XL Ableton Live controller is now available from dealers.

Novation Launch Control XL

Launch Control XL is the ultimate mixer and device controller for Ableton Live. Immerse yourself in your music using eight 60mm faders and tweak your effects, devices and plug-ins with 24 LED-enhanced knobs and 16 multi-colour performance buttons.

Used in tandem with Launchpad S’s powerful 64 button grid, Launch Control XL offers an unprecedented Live control experience. Whether you’re triggering clips in the session view or playing drum racks with satisfying LED feedback; Launch Control XL aligns perfectly with Launchpad S’s peerless 8×8 surface. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem!

Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of world class Loopmasters sample content and rock-solid mixer integration straight out of the box, Launch Control XL will propel your Ableton Live experience to the next level.

The Launch Control XL has a street price of $199.99 USD.

More information: Novation / Launch Control XL

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Novation updates LaunchPad App to v1.6.1 (incl. iPhone support)

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Novation has updated the LaunchPad App to version 1.6.1, which now supports iPhone.

Novation LaunchPad App for iPhone

We’ve just updated Launchpad app so it works on iPhone too! Now you can easily make and remix beats and electronic music directly on your iPhone, then record and share your performances online.

Launch up to eight loops at a time using a special 8×6 version of the Launchpad grid. Experiment with ready-to-perform sessions from a variety of genres, download new Launchpacks to expand your collection, or make custom sessions with your own sounds on iPad.

Built-in time stretching and synchronisation keep your loops locked in time, whilst you use volume sliders and filters to control your mix on iPad, and dynamic filter, gater, stutter and delay FX on iPhone.

LaunchPad App features

  • Create and remix electronic music by combining loops and sounds from a huge catalogue of free, world-class Loopmasters content.
  • Perform a unique set with powerful, dynamic DJ effects.
  • Record and share your performances with your friends.
  • Download cutting-edge soundpacks to inspire new creations.
  • Create unique tracks by importing your own sounds (iPad only).
  • Connect the app to your Novation Launchpad hardware for ultimate tactile control (iPad only).

The app is a free download at the iTunes App Store.

More information: Novation / LaunchPad App

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