Novation Super Bass Station

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The Super Bass Station takes its classic predecessor and adds to it an impressive set of features. These include separate ADSR's for the filter and envelope. The key follow effect was added to filter section. An SH-type sub oscillator and noise generator have been added to the oscillator sections. An ultra-cool ring mod effect and a true mixer section for balancing all these sound sources together have also been added.

Plenty of updates have been made to the effects section for the ultimate in monophonic bass synthesis. The Super Bass Station now features distortion, stereo outs, panning, stereo chorus, two LFO's, an arpeggiator with clock out and doubled memory to 200 patches (50 preset, 150 user). A new slide function creates much more realistic 303 patterns.

An amazing upgrade that makes this synth a truly flexible and MIDI aware Roland/Moog bass synth emulator...heck it's way more than that, it's a Novation Super Bass Station! It's used by William Ørbit, Biosphere, Massive Attack, Orbital, Josh Wink, Out of Logic, Nine Inch Nails and Underworld.

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21 Visitor comments
Hue Awkwardstares
April 15, 2014 @ 7:55 pm
The SBS is a well designed Analog MIDI synth w/CV/Gate Control. Nearly every knob (if not all) is transmitted and recognized via CC. In addition, the SBS has 3 individual 1/4" outs for Clock, CV, & Gate (+ or -S-trig or gate pulse), + 1 1/4" ext signal input. L/R 1/4" outs for automated panning and chorus (5 presets, 2 juno 6 chorus emulation - chorus can latch to LFO)in addition to distortion drive. Arp resolution to 32th triplet w/ numerous play modes...in 1U! Impressive routing...I'd suggest this over many of the 80's analog synths I've used/own.
Novation nailed this.
hiitsme
March 3, 2014 @ 9:14 pm
Novation really got this one right. The Super Bass Station is nothing short of spectacular. Great tones and features packed into such a small unit. Works great next to my other analog synths.. Moog, Roland etc. if you can find one, buy it! Chances are you wont be disappointed.
guru
November 3, 2013 @ 11:26 pm
Well I deliberated about SBS because of the BSII release. Still I took the plunge and got an SBS. First and most important this thing has great sound. I want to get an ACID sound and this thing can do. What I didn't want was another keyboard in an already crowded studio. In a small 1RU form I get all the knobs I need and stereo output too. Seriously good synth for reasonable money and built like a tank.
googler
October 28, 2013 @ 8:29 pm
dp75...allow me to google it 4 u:
http://www.squest.com/Windows/Instruments/NovationSuperBassStation/
DP75
April 19, 2013 @ 3:57 am
Does anybody know if there is a software editor for this little mean machine?
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 sub-osc, 2 oscillators with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms. Can be modulated by ENV2, LFO. PWM source modulated by ENV2, manually, or by an internal LFO.
  • LFO - 2 LFO's with random, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms
  • Filter - 12dB / 24dB switchable resonant low-pass with cutoff, resonance, env mod, key follow
  • VCA - 2 ADSR envelopes with velocity depth and auto-glide, single- or multi-triggering
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 50 presets, 150 user program
  • Control - MIDI and CV/GATE in/out; Arpeggio clock out
  • Date Produced - 1997

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