Waldorf VS Novation

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Waldorf VS Novation

Postby clamps » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:22 pm

What should I get? Novation Bass Station or Waldorf Pulse?
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Postby Pighood » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Probably.
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Postby Xab » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:47 pm

Get the Pulse. More sonic possibilities and better sound.
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Postby Stab Frenzy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:01 pm

Get the one you like the sound of the best.
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Postby SWAN » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:11 pm

Not tried the Bass Station. But I have a Pulse which holds its own next to a Pro One and Minimax and is amazing value for money-I love it. I think Waldorf make great instruments.
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Postby kk994 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:31 pm

Pighood wrote:Probably.


Haha :)
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Postby kk994 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:55 pm

They are both monophonic analogue DCO synths with analogue filters.

The Waldorf has 3 oscillators the BassStation has 2. (more oscillators = more toe jam)

There are a lot more modulation options on the Waldorf but also a lot more menu diving. The BassStation is a fairly simple affair but all the controls are on the front - super easy.

Both can be controlled entirely by MIDI CC's.

I think the Waldorf only has 24dB LP filter whereas on the BassStation you can select either a 24dB or 12dB LP filter. (more filters = more salt in your soup)

Both have MIDI to CV converters Gate and CV I/O... not sure on the capablities of the one on the Pulse but I imagine it's very similar to the BassStation - very basic but functional.

It's a mix bag really... like stab frenzy said... if at all possible try to have a listen and see which you prefer the sound of.

A quick internet search found THIS Sound on Sound review of the Pulse and THIS Sound On Sound review of the BassStation.

Also you can find audio samples of both them at http://www.rolamtech.com/

There both fine I imagine...
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Postby Spike Vincent » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:45 pm

The Super Basstation has 3 oscillators.Best get both,just to make sure.
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Postby Computer Controlled » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:03 am

Well, between the 2, i'd trade my uQ for the Pulse+, and not the Novation =o]
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Postby crystalmsc » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:09 am

I own and love both. between the two, it depend on what type of sounds that you are looking. sure the Pulse will provide a wider sound possiblities, it sounds bigger and more powerful. but the Novation Bass Station have it's own sweetness that I can't get out of the Pulse. So if you want a powerful mono, go with the Pulse. But if you want a fun and sweet sounding synth, go with the bass station. you should opt for the Pulse Plus if you want an audio in and CV/gate feature while the BSR already got it.
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Postby Soundwave » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:20 am

For a wide range of sounds/FX the Pulse+ for ease of use and switchable 12/24db filter get the Superbassation.
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Postby JSRockit » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:57 pm

Well, if you can get the keyboard version of the bassstation, get that...if not, the pulse is the obvious winner.
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Postby thebutcher » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm

Why the keyversion of bass station?
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Postby primative » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:45 pm

JSRockit wrote:Well, if you can get the keyboard version of the bassstation, get that...if not, the pulse is the obvious winner.


Strongly disagree. Cheapest feeling keyboard and cheapest overall feeling of anything I've owned, and I got a toy casio for Christmas as a kid.

Also, with the keyboard, say goodbye to the CV/Gate to MIDI converters.

And say hello to, if I remember correctly, eight patch memory locations? Or was it ten?...

I've never used a pulse unfortunately, but I can say I'd rather have a s**t on a shingle than another bassstation keys, as s**t on a shingle has far more creative possibilities.
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Postby Computer Controlled » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:19 pm

primative wrote:eight patch memory locations? Or was it ten?...



Try only 7 =o] even less than the OB-1 i believe!
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