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Novation AFX Station Limited Edition Analog Bass Station II Keyboard

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Quick Overview

A sound designer’s dream, AFX Station has the same powerful feature set as Bass Station II, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed, which revolutionises the way the monosynth can be played and programmed.

Novation AFX Station: The modern classic monosynth, remixed by Aphex Twin

Designed in collaboration with electronic music legend Richard D James aka Aphex Twin, AFX Station is a limited edition of Bass Station II. A sound designer’s dream, AFX Station has the same powerful feature set as Bass Station II, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed, which revolutionises the way the monosynth can be played and programmed.

 

AFXS overhead thumb 
AFX Station: AFX Mode

 

AFX Mode

Perfect for sequencing and arpeggiation, every key on the instrument can become a new patch, making it a powerful analogue drum machine, a flexible sound design tool, or a killer bass or lead module. With striking purple reveals and the famous ‘A’ insignia, it’s an instant collector’s item. 

 

 
AFX Station Video: Overview 
AFX Station: Artist Created

 

Artist-created soundset

AFX Station ships with 128 new synth patches and seven new overlay banks from Noyze Lab, Perplex On, Richard Devine, r beny and Lightbath, which channel the creative vision of Aphex Twin and provides you with lots of sound design inspiration.

 

 
AFX Station: Weirdcore 
AFX Station: Bass Station II

 

The iconic Bass Station II

Bass Station II was released in 2013, and has been a go-to monosynth for music and sound artists on stage and in the studio ever since. Bass Station II features two oscillators, a multimode filter, amp and filter modulation, step sequencing and an arpeggiator. It is loved for its simplicity, ease of control and — last but certainly not least — its immense sound.

 

 

AFX Station Key Features

 

New, Aphex Twin-approved look

Stark new design with striking purple reveals and the famous ‘A’ insignia — an instant collector’s item.

 

Limited edition giftbox

Designed by long-time Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore, the giftbox features custom artwork.

 

Brand new artist patches

128 new synth patches and seven new overlay banks from Noyze Lab, Perplex On, Richard Devine, r beny and Lightbath.

 

Overlay Editor in Novation Components

New editor in Novation Components allows full control over managing overlays.

 

Tech Specs

 

Product Hardware Specifications

Hardware & controller assignment

  • 25 note synth-action keyboard
  • Aftertouch can be assigned to modulate: Filter frequency, LFO 1to Osc pitch, or Osc 2 speed
  • Pitch wheel
  • Modulation wheel can be assigned to: LFO 2 to filter frequency, LFO 1 to Osc pitch, or Osc 2 pitch
  • Octave up/ down buttons
  • New se64 factory presets
  • 64 slots for user patches (and patch dump facility for storing more)
  • Master volume dial

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

 

Synth Engine

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

 

Filter

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

 

Envelopes

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) 
  • VCA limiter

 

LFO

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)

 

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA

 

Product Dimensions

  • 460mm (18.11”) width x 276mm (10.87”) depth x 80mm (3.15”) height

 

OS Compatibility

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Yes

Mac OSX 10.11

Yes

Mac OSX 10.10

Yes

Mac OSX 10.9

Yes

Windows 10

Yes

Windows 8

Yes

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