Episode 016 - Bass Station

Published: Aug 12, 2016 by Adam Anderson

The Novation Bass Station can be polarizing among synth enthusiasts. Love it or hate it, come hear what it's all about.
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Show Notes

Bass Station Overview

The Novation Bass Station is a monophonic analog synthesizer with some nice bells and whistles. Don’t let the name limit your opinion on this machine. It works well as a mono lead synth, and it also can operate as part of a polyphonic setup by chaining multiple Bass Stations together.

Sound Architecture

The Bass Station features 2 oscillators (saw or pulse), a resonant low-pass filter (12 or 24db/octave), 2 ADSR envelopes and an LFO (random, triangle, saw). It can even mix in an external audio source. It can be setup to emulate the famous Roland TB-303 by selecting a single oscillator and using the 12db/octave setting in the filter.