Novation Bass Station II

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Novation Bass Station II - Synth Palace
Novation Bass Station II - Synth Palace

Novation Bass Station II

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  • SKU: syn-004
  • Brand: Novation
  • Type: Synthesizer
  • Availability: In Stock



The Analog Monosynth Reborn

Nothing out there sounds this warm, fat and dirty. Bass Station II is our pure analog 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 analog filter types: the classic multi-mode filter and a new acid filter, for a massive variation in sonic possibilities.

This synth 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.

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.

The overdrive before the filter is amazing - I've been finding that just gives you a little bit of extra punch. Paul Hartnoll, Synthesist - Orbital.

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.

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.


Oscillators: Osc 1, Osc 2, Sub Osc (3), Noise generator

Osc 1 & 2

Select between waveforms: sine, triangle, sawtooth, square/variable pulse width

Features: Sync 1 & 2, Detune, Octave range, Pitch bend, Pitch modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 1, Pulse width modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 2

Sub Osc (3) which is tracked to Osc 1

Select independently between waveforms: Sine, Square, Narrow pulse

Features: All modulation and tuning tracked to Osc 1, Independent octave select

Mixer: Osc 1 level, Osc 2 level, Sub Osc level, Noise generator level, Ring modulation depth, External signal level


Two filter types: Acid type (diode ladder filter design), Classic type (derived from original Bass Station)

Features: Cutoff, Resonance, Overdrive, Filter frequency to Mod Envelope depth, Filter frequency to LFO 2 depth

Select 'Classic' filter between: Low pass, Band pass, High pass, 12dB slope, 24dB slope


Two ADSR Envelopes (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release): Amp Envelope, Mod Envelope, Combined control of both Envelopes

Select triggering mode between: Single trigger (holds envelope state when new note is played), Multi trigger (re-triggers with every new note played), Autoglide (engages portamento), There is also a VCA limiter


Two LFOs each selectable between: Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Sample and hold, Both LFOs independently adjustable between rate and delay time, Key sync LFO 1 & 2, LFO slew on LFO 1& 2 (low pass filter on the LFO waveform)

Effects: Distortion send, Oscillator filter mod amount (FM effect created by Oscillator 2 modulating filter freq)

Step Sequencer/Arpeggiator Arpeggiator

Up to 32 different patterns, Select between 1-4 octave range, Swing function

Select direction: up, down, up / down 1, up / down 2, As played , random, Latch (hold the arpeggiator)

Inputs and Outputs

USB 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


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