Bass Station

Bass Station

Novation launched the original Bass Station in 1993 and it became an instant favourite. Its digital oscillators and analogue filter defined countless dance and electronic hits of the 1990s.
 
Now a classic, it's available as a software plug-in that has been carefully modelled to recreate the distinctive analogue-digital character of the original.
 


Key Features

The classic sound of analogue


Two oscillators that have been carefully modelled to preserve the precise tone of the classic sawtooth and square waveforms in the original Bass Station

More Controls


The original front panel has been 3D modelled and additional controls have been added.

Parameter editing screen


Wheel, Aftertouch and Breath control can all be tweaked in the software.

Multiple Instances


The ability to use multiple ‘instances’ allows Bass Station to run as many multi-timbral parts as CPU will allow.

100 Preset Sounds


The Bass Station plug-in ships with the classic originals along with many more, from screaming leads to fat bass patches.

 

Specifications

Plug-in format 

PC: Standard VSTi

Mac OSX: Audio Units + VSTi

Architecture

Voices: 1

Instances/Multitimbrality: Unlimited - (very low CPU overhead, typically 1.5% per instance on a Pentium 4 2.0GHz)

Sound Storage

Programs: Re-Writable (100 factory preset) for each instance

Compatibility: Programs from Bass Station Keyboard and Rack can be uploaded and downloaded

Oscillators 1 

Waveforms: Square/Saw/Variable Pulse

Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63

LFO Depth: -64 to +63

PWM Source: Mod Env/Manual/Internal Preset LFO

Oscillators 2

Waveforms: Square/Saw/Variable Pulse

Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63

LFO Depth: -64 to +63

PWM Source: Mod Env/Manual/LFO

Octave Range: 16’/8’/4’/2’

Octave Range: Osc1 to Osc2

Mixer

Osc1-Osc2 Mix: -64 (Osc1) 0 (Osc1-2) +63 (Osc2)

Filter

Frequency: 10Hz-10kHz

Slope: 12dB/24dB

Modes: Low Pass

Resonance: 0-127

Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63

LFO Depth: -64 to +63

Cutoff: 0-127 

Amplifier Envelope 

Velocity: 0-127

Attack: 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)

Decay: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

Sustain: 0-127 (0-100%)

Release: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs) 

Mod Envelope

Velocity: 0-127

Attack: 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)

Decay: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

Sustain: 0-127 (0-100%)

Release: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

LFO 

Mode: Cyclic

Waveforms: Tri/Saw/Random

Speed: 0Hz-1kHz

Delay Fade In: 0-5 Seconds