Novation Bass Station II and Volca Beats Bundle
A great synth combo for studio and performance, including the mighty Bass Station and the diminutive Volca Beats.
- Analogue synthesizer: brand new version of the classic BassStation
- Bass Station II ships with 64 factory patches and a further 64 user slots.
- Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
- Real analogue drum sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
- Six editable analogue drum parts with one knob per function for easy editing
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Package consists of:
• 1 x Novation Bass Station II Analogue Synth
• 1 x Korg Volca Beats Analogue Rhythm Machine
Novation Bass Station II Analogue Synth
The Novation Bass Station II is an analogue mono synth based on the classic original BassStation but re-worked for the 21st century.
The Novation Bass Station II is an analogue mono synth with a talent for bass, but a sound-engine that is versatile enough to kick out sharp leads and crisp arpeggios. It brings the best elements of the original BassStation into a brand new design with re-worked modulation, effects, filters and more: like the BassStation, but much, much bigger.
The signal path is pure analogue - including the effects section. The hardware has been laid out in modules with dedicated pots, switches, sliders and buttons for all major parameters. Critically, you can store and recall patches on Bass Station II. It comes with 64 killer factory presets, space for 64 of your own sounds on the hardware, and you can store more on your computer.
The key-mechanism consists of 25 full-sized keys that are velocity sensitive with assignable aftertouch. It has been developed as a 'synth-action' keyboard, where each key is individually sprung so it is light to the touch and highly responsive to the synth engine. Bass Station II is a fully class compliant MIDI device with MIDI I/O on 5 pin din ports – for connecting to other MIDI outboard – and your computer over USB.
The Bass Station II Synth Engine: A Brief Overview
Oscillators: Bass Station II is built on three analogue oscillators and a noise generator. There are two fully independent oscillators plus a sub oscillator (which is the critical component in creating rich, analogue bass sounds). Oscillators One and Two are switchable between sine, sawtooth, square and variable pulse width, and Oscillator Three - the sub osc - can be set to one or two octaves below Oscillator One. It can be square, sine or narrow pulse width, delivering the characteristically 'fat' bass tone.
Filters: You can select between two discrete filters - 'Acid' or 'Classic' - each with a built in overdrive for pushing filter tones from dry, to warm, to nasty! The 'Classic' BassStation filter can be switched between low pass, high pass and band pass at 12 or 24dB slopes. The 'Acid' filter is based on a diode ladder filter design that delivers a characteristically 303-esque sound that is designed to squelch!
Effects: Bass Station II has two effects (not including the filter overdrive). Analogue distortion drives circuit components to add new frequencies to the sound. Bass Station II's Distortion function can add gentle warmth, filthy granularity and anything in between. The second effect is 'Osc Filter Mod' which creates a distinctive FM-type sound by using Oscillator Two to modulate the filter frequency. This is very good at crunchy, sound-mulching effects that substantially fatten up bass and lead patches.
Modulation: There are two envelope generators and two low frequency oscillators (LFOs). The first envelope is an ADSR amp envelope and the second is a mod envelope that can be used to modulate filter frequency, oscillator pitch and osc pulse width. LFO One is dedicated to pitch modulation whereas LFO Two is used to modulate osc pulse width and filter frequency. Although it looks like there are four LFO waveforms, the 'LFO Slew' function can be used freely to sculpt LFOs into smoother wave-shapes.
Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer: Bass Station II's Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer are killer performance and production tools. The Arp can be directed to run through 32 different rhythmic patterns in different directions with a switchable octave range. You can also engage the Step Sequencer. Up to four sequences can be played in – with legato and rests – and played back using any one of the 32 rhythmic patterns. As well as getting ideas down quickly and programming performance sequences, this is a brilliant way to preview patches whilst you are editing your Bass Station II Analogue Mono Synthesizer.
Korg Volca Beats Analogue Rhythm Machine
Mini analogue drum machine with real analogue classic drum sounds, 16-step sequencer, additional PCM sound engine, plus SYNC and MIDI inputs.
Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analogue synthesizers, EDM producers just can't let go of the sound of analogue rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, and are still indispensable for track-making or live performance. The volca Beats gives you those analogue drums plus the easy-to-use step sequencer of the Electribe - it lets you turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high quality sounds.
Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe series
Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps.
Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing
Convenient functions for incredible ease of use
Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe
MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power
SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performance with multiple units or with your DAW
By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the SyncKontrol iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.
The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices, as well as play the volca from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analogue sound module.
With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.
Volca Beats : SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard - Multi touch trigger pad / step key
Analog synthesis (Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat/Open Hi Hat)
PCM synthesis (Clap, Claves, Agogo, Crash)
Kick: Click, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Snare: Snappy, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Tom: Hi Pitch, Lo Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Hi Hat: Closed Decay, Open Decay, Grain, Part Level
PCM: PCM Speed, Part Level
Number of Parts: 10
Number of Steps: 16
Number of Recording Patterns: 8
Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Sync In (1/8 inch monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
Sync Out (1/8 inch monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
6 AA alkaline or AA nickel-metal hydride batteries
or KA-350 AC adapter (optional)
Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (W x D x H) - 193 115 45 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.78 inches
Weight - 372 g / 0.82lbs (Excluding batteries)
KA-350 AC adapter
AA alkaline battery 6 (for verifying operation)
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.
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