Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

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Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by gridsleep » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:02 am

Since the Nova is most of the SuperNova which descended from the Bass Station which begat the Super Bass Station, is there anything the Super Bass Station can do that its cousin the Nova cannot do? I have a Nova and a Waldorf Pulse+, but the Super Bass Station just is cool by its nature and I think would make a worthy addition to my coven. I'm just curious if it would only duplicate what I already have. Unless I can get it for a stupidly low price, then who cares, right? I'd still like to know, though, from anyone who has used a SBS. Ta
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Re: Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by nylon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:26 am

I think they're quite similar. Why not spend that money on something that fills any voids in your collection instead of covering many of the same features again?
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Re: Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by gridsleep » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:30 am

Yeah...that's a good point. Money for cool factor. Have I become that jaded? Eh, let somebody else have it. They'll wish they had a Pulse+. 8-) Anyway, I don't have any voids. All that's left is assembling it all into the gigantic mega brain of musical world domination. Pinky, did you bring the spoon?
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Re: Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:50 am

The Super Bass Station has DCOs, the Nova uses analogue sound modelling. Also the Super Bass Station has CV/Gate Outs configurable to work with Roland, ARP, Sequential, Korg, Moog & Yamaha synths, so you have a cool MIDI to CV converter.

If you don't care about DCOs vs ASM & don't need a MIDI/CV converter then the Nova will probably do.
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Re: Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by gridsleep » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:55 am

That's also a good point, and I do care about such things. As I said, I have a Pulse+. I just got in a Red Sound Darkstar XP2, which, on close examination, provides just about everything that the Super Bass Station does, plus a whole lot more, and it does it with 8 voices, and has a joystick for fancy stuff. It doesn't have a CV/Gate in/out but the Pulse+ does, which is why I got it specifically, rather than a regular Pulse, for connecting with three Russian analog synths in my stable. The SBS I've been looking at will probably end up costing more than the Darkstar did, anyway. Yeah. Thanks, guys. I definitely do not need a Super Bass Station.
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Re: Novation Super Bass Station and/or Nova?

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:06 pm

I definitely do not need a Super Bass Station.
That's what I like, decisiveness :) I missed the bit about the Pulse+ (my eyesight is poor before noon), so the SBS would be redundant.
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