Bass Station Plug-In

Originally launched in 1993, Bass Station’s flexible DCO oscillators and warm analogue signal path defined countless dance and electronic hits. Now a classic, its iconic sound is available as a software plug-in, carefully modelled to faithfully recreate the sounds of a monophonic, dual-oscillator analogue synthesiser.

From deep fat bass sounds to clean screaming leads, this mix of 100 classic original and stunning new sounds create the warmth and resonance missing in today's modern digital synths.

Key Features

The Classic Sound of Analogue

A recreation of the classic Bass Station analogue synthesiser, carefully modelled to maintain the distinct character of the iconic original.

Simple Two Oscillator Design

Faithfully recreated two oscillator monophonic design, carefully modeled to preserve the tone of the classic sawtooth and square waveforms of the original.

Classic Filter

Classic ladder filter sound modeling of the 12/24 dB Low-pass filter, with all the warmth and resonance missing in today's modern digital synths.

Quick and Direct Synth When You Need It

Easy to access ADSR envelopes.

Unique Quirks of the Original

Oscillator Sync for complex, expressive timbres and unique tones.

Simple Modulation Routing

Easily routable LFOs create simple modulations, which can directly control the harmonic content of the sound by pulse width modulation or filter cut-off for dynamic sound variations.

More than the Original

For ease of use, the front panel has additional controls when compared to the original. The filter envelope has its own set of ADSR controls, and OSC1 and OSC2 have their own section for pitch modulation and PWM control.

Full Plug-in Support

Multiple instances and automation support. All controls receive MIDI.

100 Presets

Includes 100 classic original and stunning new sounds, from warm deep basses to screaming leads, all carefully crafted in the Novation factory.

Tech Spec

Plug-in format

  • PC: Standard VSTi
  • Mac OSX: Audio Units and VSTi

Sound Storage

  • Programs: Re-writable (100 factory presets) for each instance
  • Compatibility: Programs from the original Bass Station keyboard and rack can be uploaded and downloaded

Synth Engine

  • Voices: 1 (Monophonic)
  • Instances / Multitimbrality: Unlimited - (very low CPU overhead)

 Oscillator 1

  • Waveforms: Square/Saw/Variable Pulse
  • Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth: -64 to +63
  • PWM Source: Mod Env/Manual/Internal Preset LFO

Oscillator 2

  • Waveforms: Square/Saw/Variable Pulse
  • Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth: -64 to +63
  • PWM Source: Mod Env/Manual/LFO
  • Octave Range: 16’/8’/4’/2’
  • Octave Range: Osc1 to Osc2

Mixer

  • Osc1-Osc2 Mix: -64 (Osc1) 0 (Osc1-2) +63 (Osc2)

Filter

  • Frequency: 10Hz-10kHz
  • Slope: 12dB/24dB
  • Modes: Low Pass
  • Resonance: 0-127
  • Mod Env Depth: -64 to +63
  • LFO Depth: -64 to +63
  • Cutoff: 0-127

Amplifier Envelope

  • Velocity: 0-127
  • Attack: 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)
  • Decay: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)
  • Sustain: 0-127 (0-100%)
  • Release: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

Mod Envelope

  • Velocity: 0-127
  • Attack: 0-127 (1mS - 7secs)
  • Decay: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)
  • Sustain: 0-127 (0-100%)
  • Release: 0-127 (1mS - 11secs)

LFO

  • Mode: Cyclic
  • Waveforms: Tri/Saw/Random
  • Speed: 0Hz-1kHz
  • Delay Fade In: 0-5 Seconds

OS Compatibility

Mac OSX 10.10
Yes
Mac OSX 10.9
Yes
Mac OSX 10.8
Yes
Mac OSX 10.7
Yes
Mac OSX 10.6
Yes
Windows 8
Yes
Windows 7
Yes
Windows Vista
Yes
No
No