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Novation Super Bass Station

Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

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Novation Super Bass Station
Novation Super Bass Station
400.00 street price

The release of Novation Super Bass Station took place in 1997. It acts as an upgrade version of its predecessor - Bass Station. The control interface remained the same keeping the similar set of settings, but a sub oscillator and a noise generator were added. Besides, there was a ring modulation and hard sync included, which could be synchronized with the LFO. A nice output signal is provided by balancing the mix, where you can configure the oscillators both separately and together (1 & 2).

The update brought some introductions into the effects section as well, now the synthesized bass can be processed: distortion, stereo chorus, and 2 LFOs with sawtooth, rectangular and triangular waveforms. Besides, the unit has an arpeggiator and a pan function. In general, the updated sound module has a very decent sound. The sub oscillator adds the overtones to the main "axes", and the arpeggiator, along with the portamento, is reminiscent of TB-303 sequencing. There is a ring modulation and hard sync with their incredible tuning possibilities. Manufacturers, by adding the prefix "Super", might have meant "aggressive" and made the synthesizer correspond to this description.

The sound module was welcomed in the studios of William Ørbit, Biosphere, Massive Attack, Orbital, Josh Wink, Out of Logic, Nine Inch Nails and Underworld.

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Rackmount, 1U 
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type DCO (Digitally Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice2
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count3
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count2
Arpegiator/ Portamento
MIDI in/ out
Display type EL
Resolution: Symbols Count2
External controllers
CV/ Gate IN 
CV/ Gate OUT 
External Control Panel 
Voltage 9V
Height44 mm
Width483 mm
Depth100 mm
Weight1.900 kg
Production start1997
Production end1999
Production ended

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