Producer and sound designer Francis Prève has released a free Ableton Live Instrument based on the Novation Bass Station II.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
“A few months back, I reviewed the Novation Bass Station II for Keyboard Magazine.
As modern analog synths go, the BSII packs a lot of analog power into a small footprint. So while I had it in my studio, I couldn’t resist snagging a few samples of it to share with everyone.
For those who aren’t up to speed on the Bass Station II, it’s a dual-oscillator analog monosynth with a sub-oscillator and tons of nifty filtering modes, along with a nasty little distortion. As the name implies, it excels at bass, so that’s the focus of this new pack.”
Here’s Preve’s descriptions of the Bass Station II instruments:
- Acid – Super-resonant, making great use of the BSII’s “acid” filter mode
- Big-n-Round – Tons of low end with muted filtering. Great for deep house.
- Filthy – Massive ‘big room’ bass that highlights the BSII distortion. Works for leads too.
- PWM – Pulse-width modulation with a touch of resonant fizziness.
- Rush – Emulates the classic Moog Taurus sound with a long resonant filter sweep.
- Subby Saw – Percussive filter enveloping on a sawtooth – with sub-osc mixed in for added boom.
Pricing and Availability
The Bass Station II “Six Pack” is free. To download, or for more information, visit Preve’s blog.