NOVATION Bass Station Keyboard/Rack
Analogue Modelling Synthesizer plug-in

VST (for PC Platform) and Audio Unit (for MAC platform)

Euro 139

Novation goes back to its roots with a VST and Audio unit Plug-In
which re-creates the the warmth and the character of the Bass Station Keyboard and Rack analogue instruments.


All controls send/receive MIDI controllers and automation commands within the host sequencer.
100 User Program Memories

100 factory pre-written Flawlessly re-creates the authentic analogue sound of the originals in plug-In format
The Bass Station Rack came packed with awesome presets that became the soundtrack for many of the
Dance hits of the 90’s. The Bass Station Plug-In is shipped with these original 100 sounds for immediate use. The patches
cover a sonic range from screaming leads to phatt funky basses.

Low CPU usage - Typically 1.5% on 1.8 Ghz Pentium
On screen dynamic velocity responsive key-board. (Mouse position determines velocity)
Industry Standard VST (for PC Platforms) and MAC Audio Unit Plug-in format
Sounds created in original Bass Station or Bass Rack can be uploaded into Plug In or vice-versa
Software Plug-in instrument version of Bass Station Keyboard and Rack synthesizer

Generation process

Oscillators with the classic waveforms
The character of the two Oscillators has been crafted to provide the classic sawtooth and square waveforms of the
original instruments. The filter has been designed to deliver the character from the original Bass Station. Switch from
24dB to 12dB mode and the filter controls behave in the same manner as the controls of Roland’s classic TB303.

Enhanced Classic panel
The original Bass Station front panel has
been 3D modelled and additional controls have been added for ease of use. The Filter envelope has its own set of ADSR controls
and OSC1 and OSC2 have their own section for pitch modulation and PWM control. All controls transmitt and receive MIDI
controller numbers for the recording and replay of tweaks during a performance.

Accessing the additional parameter editing screen is a single mouse click away. One click and the keyboard lifts to reveal extra
functions such as Wheel, Aftertouch and Breath control along with a variety system wide settings.

Instances limited only by the power of the PC or MAC in use
The Bass Station delivers a monophonic voice for each instance that is used. Call up an instance of the Bass Station and there is
immediately a new Bass or Lead sound available that will sit in the mix. The ability to use multiple ‘instances’ allows the
Bass Station to run as many multi-timbral parts as the power of the host computer will allow.


Voices 1
Instances / Multitimbrality Unlimited (in practice over 50 on a 2.5GHZ PC and 40 on a 1Ghz Dual G4.

Sound Storage

Programs Re-Writable (100 factory preset) for each instance
Compatibility Programs from Bass-Station Keyboard and Bass Station Rack can be uploaded and downloaded

Oscillator 1

Waveforms Square / Saw / Variable Pulse
Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
LFO1 Depth -64 to +63
PWM Source Mod Env / Manual / LFO

Oscillator 2

Waveforms Square / Saw / Variable Pulse /
Octave Range Shift -2 -1 / 0 /+1 / +2
Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
LFO1 Depth -64 to +63
PWM Source Mod Env / Manual / LFO


Osc 1 - Osc2 Mixl Variable 100% - 50% / 50% - 100%


Frequency 10Hz-10kHz
Slope 12dB / 24dB
Modes Low Pass
Resonance 0-100%
Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
LFO 2 Depth -64 to +63
Cut Off 0 – 127

Amplifier Envelope

Velocity -64 to +63
Attack 250uS-20 Seconds
Decay 1mS-20 Seconds
Sustain 0 – 127
Release 1mS – 20 Seconds

Mod Envelope

Velocity -64 to +63
Attack 250uS-20 Seconds
Decay 1mS-20 Seconds
Sustain 0 - 127
Release 1mS – 20 Seconds


Mode Cyclic
Waveforms / Tri / Saw / Random
Speed 0 Hz – 1Khz
Delay Fade In 0 – 5 Seconds
LFO Sync Internal – MIDI Clock

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Berkshire SL6 7BZ
United Kingdom

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