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A Bass Station Question.

Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:35 pm

Sorry to make a whole thread for this, but....

Does the Novation Bass Station have real VCOs or modeling? I is kind of hard to tell by the online descriptions sometimes. Especially VSE's.

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Post by equaliser » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:41 pm

DCOs, so it's analogue but digitally controlled.

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Post by crystalmsc » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:23 pm

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Post by Tyler2000 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:44 pm

hah, so it's niether.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:28 pm

This comes up for debate all the time. The Novation Bass Stations use digitally-controlled analog oscillators.
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Post by kayvon » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:49 pm

Bit of a hijack sorry but can anyone comment on what the bass station/super bass station's envelopes are like? Linear jobs or tasty exponential shapes? Inbetween with character?

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Post by sizzlemeister » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:07 pm

kayvon, let me answer your PM here if I may so it's on the record.

Actually, and I don't know if these comments come up in a search like my former comments, but I completely revised my impressions of the Bass Station when I got my second unit.

I am torn between selling the one I have, but I'm not the kind of person who likes to amass a whole bunch of gear. Why else would I sell a beautiful P6, Evolver, and Bass Station.

Anyway, the envelopes, at least on the regular BS, are fine. In fact, I wonder if my first unit was faulty because the second unit was/is the s**t. I love the sound of that machine and the envelopes are lively and snappy. Their range is quite fine and, indeed, the ENTIRE Bass Station package is QUITE musical. It's a really nice, low-cost, analog mono-synth with a lot of character.

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Post by kayvon » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:23 am

Thanks for the reply Sizzle. My head is kinda telling me that the SBS might not be right for me but i'm gassing to just try one out.

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Post by otto » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:01 am

If these are still going as cheap as when I got mine, you really can't beat the price.
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Post by Tyler2000 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:26 am

otto wrote:If these are still going as cheap as when I got mine, you really can't beat the price.
About $250 to $300 from what I've seen in my brief lookings.

I think I'll probably get one along with a new mixer and an S2000.
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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:20 am

Tyler2000 wrote:About $250 to $300 from what I've seen in my brief lookings.
I would opt for the rack for that price, and sometime the SBS is also being sold around that.
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