A follow-up to 1993's BassStation, this new version is an analogue instrument that comes with two oscillators and a sub oscillator. It ups the ante by offering a revamped filter section and arpeggiator and sequencer engines.
This instrument might excel at producing bass tones, but the range of sounds it can create goes far beyond them. You get 64 presets and space to store 64 more, while you can integrate the BassStation II with your computer and other gear via the MIDI and USB ports.
Value for money:
The BassStation II is one of the more affordable of the new wave of analogue keyboard synths and, for the price, its feature set is impressive.
The three-digit LED display is of limited use when you're programming, but at least it encourages to rely on your ears.
Anyone who wants a fun and rewarding analogue instrument that'll produce contemporary-sounding bass tones and plenty more besides.45 Stars
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BUY: Novation BassStation II currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass