Novation Bass Station Summer Tour

UK Summer Tour 2013

 

Want to see, hear and play the Novation Bass Station II before it's release this summer?

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.

If you are unable to visit your local Authorised Novation UK dealer at these times check out this Sonicstate video to whet your appetite. After watching, you may decide to take the afternoon off work and join us!  

Visit any of the Novation UK dealers on the dates below and get "hands-on" with the Bass Station II, Launchpad S and Launchkey Controllers

Novation product specialists will also be showcasing the brand new Launchpad S and Launchkey keyboard controllers. The workshops are informal. The sessions will be based on what you want to know! Here's an overview of the Bass Station II to whet your appetite. Please contact a store directly to register your interest or if you wish to book a specific time with a Novation product specialist. FREE beverages will be provided.

Novation Summer Tour UK Dates (More To Follow)

Reserve your place directly with your store via e-mail addresses below. 

Registering also helps Focusrite, Novation and KRK plan how much FREE swag to bring along!

If you have any questions relating to this tour or want to cover anything specific during your store visit, please e-mail Novation product specialist Chris Calcutt.

About Novation Bass Station II

Twenty years ago, Novation released the groundbreaking BassStation: a compact, analogue synth designed for fat bass sounds and bubbly leads. The original BassStation became a classic; now we present the new Bass Station II: an analogue monophonic synth but with a total re-design that brings it firmly into the 21st century, bigger and bolder than ever. It’s more than a bass synth; it’s versatile enough to kick out sharp leads and crisp arpeggios.

Bass Station II’s signal path is all analogue, including the effects section. It is based on three analogue oscillators (two independent oscillators plus a sub for rich bass sounds) and a noise generator; two discrete filters, Classic and Acid, with built-in overdrive; Distortion and Osc Filter Mod effects; two ADSR envelopes, two LFOs, and an Arpeggiator and programmable Step Sequencer. And that’s just scratching the surface of the synth engine. Bass Station II’s traditional control layout breaks everything into modules with dedicated pots, switches and sliders. Unlike a traditional analogue synth, there’s plenty of storage for your own sounds – there are 64 factory presets plus 64 more slots for your own sounds in the hardware – and you can store more on your computer.

About Bass Station II’s Design

The original BassStation was released in 1993, but its heritage goes back a lot further: to the 1970s, thought of by many as the golden era of synthesis. Synth designer Chris Huggett has remained a constant design force for Novation over the years. Huggett has decades of experience in hardware synth design, having pioneered the development of digitally controlled analogue synths including the OSCar. He also designed such classics as the Wasp, released by Electronic Dream Plant in 1978 – and there is a direct line of descent from the Wasp filter to the awesome ‘Classic’ filter in Bass Station II.