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Novation A Station 8-Voice Synth Module
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The Novation A-Station 8-Voice Synth Module evolves from the classic Bass Station mono synth, using technology developed for the Nova and Supernova I...Click To Read More About This Product
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A low-cost polyphonic synth that reinvents the classic Bass Station.
The Novation A-Station 8-Voice Synth Module evolves from the classic Bass Station mono synth, using technology developed for the Nova and Supernova II. The result is an 8-voice polyphonic synth and 12-band vocoder featuring 25 knobs that transmit MIDI for instant control, stereo inputs/outputs for processing outboard equipment, a powerful pattern-based arpeggiator, superb liquid analog sound, and quality effects (reverb, chorus, delay, sync'd panning and distortion).
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If this synth sounds like there's a pillow in front of the speaker, you need to turn the cut-off frequency to the right. or you need new speakers. i'm not a "recording engineer," but as far as sounds/features per dollar go, this unit is one of the best on the market. sure the clavia and even the kurzweil may sound "better" but you are also paying up to a thousand dollars more. the vocoder and audio input alone make this thing worth having, as you can really mangle sounds with it. if you have novation's earlier bass station rackmount, you will find some of the same sounds on this, and ab'ed it's difficult to tell the difference. the onboard effects, vocoder, and USABLE input set it apart from the original bass station.Editing does take some getting use to, as it's not as straight-forward as the bass station, but you get a third oscilator, modulation envelope control, and polyphony which more than make up for it.
Great synth, just a bit of a bugger to edit the more advanced features through its pitifully inadequate screen.
Who put the pillow in front of the speaker? No high-end or clarity at all. Sounds thin - even in unison mode. Effects sound crappy. Filters sound crappy. Oscs sound crappy. Hard to program, harder to use the 2 LED display. Unless you are very pressed for space and are nearly deaf, pass on this one. AB'd it against the synth patches in the Kurzweil sample players - no contest!! Nords, Emus sound alot better too! Sorry Novation - time to try a different creation.
This is a great synth. The sound quality is incredible, and definitely possesses a powerful tone. The only gripes I have is that its editing is cryptic, and esoteric. The interface is difficult to understand and manipulate. The sound quality is where this unit shines. Compared to my Access Virus, I would honestly say that the sound quality on this particular unit to be of a higher calibre. Definitely the best bass tones I have ever seen in a V/A synth thus far. The pride of my rack. I would have given it a 10 on quality and features if:1) It didn't have a wall-wart2) It had a better display for navigating menusHighly recommended
This synth has a load of features you could desire. The sound is warm and rich, and comparable to any other analogue modeling synth on the market. This synth is a bass powerhouse, and produces some rich bass tones. The onboard effects are great. The only downside to this synth is programming. The menus are quite esoteric, and difficult to navigate. The presets, are, surprisingly, usable. The module itself is in a sturdy metal housing, but the knobs have a weak feel to them. Overall, I give this synth a 7. There are some areas where it could be improved, but I believe the sound quality to be better than the MS2000, my previous Virtual Analog. I would compare this synth to the Virus Classic synthesizer. I have had both, and I personally prefer this one. The menus on both are difficult to navigate, but the sound quality of the Novation is equal to that of the Virus, which is double the price. Go with the Novation. I am quite satisfied.
The A-Station adds more features in a single rack than I've ever experienced in a synth. The sounds are huge. I've owned lots of synths/racks - This is absolutely, hands down, the best. I own two of them!