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who else but novation?

Post by Alex E » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:03 am

I got my A-station today. I'm just so impressed. I mean it sounds great to begin with, I'd be happy if it was as big as my JP-8080.. But this thing is only one rack unit? I'm stunned. Not only that, but it's not deep at all. The knobs are just the right space apart, and the build quality is great. And all for $250. Go buy one. Now.
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Re: who else but novation?

Post by paugui » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:30 am

I have a Novation Supernova II and I totally understand why you are impressed.
The Supernova II is a really powerful synth, so if they put some of its genes there, I'm sure the A-Station is pretty good too.

The Waldorf Micro Q also astonished me by being not deep at all too.
I have yet to compare it properly with my Supernova II, but they seem to be a nice addition too.
If you like rack synths that don't take too much space and are not too deep, the Waldorf Micro Q might be a good next addition for you ;)

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by crystalmsc » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:03 pm

I own the X-Station, BSR and DSR (V2) and like em all. My wish is a new OS for the X-station that will turn it into an AutoMap enable instrument.
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Re: who else but novation?

Post by Z » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:09 pm

I bought a SuperNova new back in the late 90's and love its sounds and features. I recently picked up an A Station for $200 for a live project me & a buddy have been talking about doing so I can leave the SN in the studio.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by madtheory » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:35 pm

I keep saying it. Their KS synths go for stupid money. Stupid because they're so damn good.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:05 am

love my nova (laptop). wish they still made stuff like the a station, drum and bassstations. the nova's sort of like 6 a stations in one. if you get a good handle on your a station, the nova might be a nice next step. one went for 300 bucks or so last week on the bay.

the nova and a's are virtual analogue. the bassstations are actual analogue.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by BlackGnosis » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:24 am

K station PLUS 8080 = PURE win
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Re: who else but novation?

Post by stikygum » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:52 am

madtheory wrote:I keep saying it. Their KS synths go for stupid money. Stupid because they're so damn good.
Yeah, I don't get that either. I love the KS. I remember I paid about $850 for my KS-5 and soon after the price plummeted and I think people are getting a bargain imo. But then, most of the hardware VAs now go for around this.
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Re: who else but novation?

Post by krzeppa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:43 pm

I have a Supernova II and a Xio....They both are excellent for what I need. I think that Novation makes very underrated synths. I have always loved their stuff, and they sound so damn good to me.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by jaypodesta » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:22 pm

Please keep your voices down... ;)

everyone will want one, as I do.

Love my X-station and would very much like a KS

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by smoothcriminal » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:56 pm

i want a bass station so bad

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by krzeppa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:36 pm

smoothcriminal wrote:i want a bass station so bad
I know what you mean...I wanted to get one so badly a couple of years ago. They are hard to find. At least I thought they were. I did get the software version with my Xio, and it seems pretty cool to me. However, it's just not the same as having the real deal in you lap.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by smoothcriminal » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:47 pm

i see them for 250-300 on ebay occasionally. I already have a poly analog that can do mono/unison, but there's something excellent about tiny 2-octave monos with knobs...

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:37 am

I have the KS rack and enjoy it very much. Excellent synth. I'd also love to have a Nova laptop. Too bad Novation no longer do synths like these.

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Re: who else but novation?

Post by Skwege » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:10 am

The Supernova II was a nice piece of kit. Always struck me as curious that Novation has not ported it to a VST, especially given that software is all they seem to do now.

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