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  • Anything Else Like The Bass Station out there?

    Basically, I've scraped up enough money to buy a Roland Gaia. I probably wouldn't be buying it if it weren't for Cresshead's excellent review and demos. Instead of demoing a bunch of rave music or something, he actually compared waves, I really liked that.

    Anyways, back to the subject. My question is: Is there any kind of synthesizer out there like the Novation Bass Station that are solely dedicated to synth bass sounds? I basically wanna get something of the sort as a side to the Gaia.

    The reason I ask is because I see a few bass stations on ebay every once in a while, but they're way overpriced, and I know they're getting a little rare. I don't really want to get the software synth because I play live almost as much as I am in studio, and Powerbook G4s are incredibly prone to crashing.

    Anyways, heres some examples of stuff I like to play for reference.
    http://kidexp.bandcamp.com/track/shoryuken
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-7QfeZ3NE

  • #2
    Hm. Seems like the mopho module may just be my ticket.

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    • #3
      Hmmm. The Bass Station isn't that great for bass as such, actually (ironically enough). I'm sure the Mopho would be better - and probably better in lots of other ways too.

      Novation's Nova's and Supernovas were terrific (even though they are problem prone). As for Novation's other synths: meh. I have an X-Station now, btw, and it's not at all the same thing as those blue babies.
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      • #4
        Yea, I just saw one on ebay for actually less than $500, would it be useful to me?

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        • #5
          I think the Mopho is going to be your best bet for the money. Of course I have had the pleasure of demoing the Moog Taurus 3 pedals, more than once, and they are amazing and very pricey!

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          • #6
            Thanks for the help guys, I've been looking up x-stations, and they sound killer, plus they are under my budget, so the mopho dream is a close reality also.

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            • #7
              X-stations have a great interface and they sound nice to me, the UltraNova sounds much better. Liked the old Novas too but havent heard one in a while.

              Mopho is great. Also Moog SP.
              http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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              • #8
                I like the X-Station a surprising amount and still have mine whereas A LOT of other gear has come and gone during that time ...
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                • #9
                  Welp. I just bought the 44 key X-station for $310 with shipping (YEAAAA). Lets just hope he doesn't email me asking for extra hawaii rates...

                  Yea it seemed a lot better for me than the Gaia.

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                  • #10
                    good deal I think!

                    extra money could go to a mopho . think that would be a great setup. (and fun!)
                    http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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                    • #11
                      Just don't play any "rave music" now...
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><font color="DarkRed"><u>Synths:</u></font> <font face="Lucida Console">TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . Monotron</font></font><br><br><br><br><font size="1"><font color="DarkRed"><u>Drum Machines:</u></font> <font face="Lucida Console">Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick Lancet<br><br><br><br><br><br>New DJ Mix - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mixcloud.com/ComputerControlled/acidted-question-everything/">AcidTed - Question Everything</a></font></font></div>

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                      • #12
                        Hahahaha I have no understanding of why people like that stuff but I'm pretty sure they have the opposite view on me too.

                        Don't worry about it, supersaws make my ears bleed.

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                        • #13
                          Make sure he throws in 5 extra keys to make it into a 49-key X-Station
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                          • #14
                            MOST synths are like the Bass Station, as the Bass Station is like most synths. Any monophonic 2 Osc synth will do. Its nothing special.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><font color="DarkRed"><u>Synths:</u></font> <font face="Lucida Console">TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . Monotron</font></font><br><br><br><br><font size="1"><font color="DarkRed"><u>Drum Machines:</u></font> <font face="Lucida Console">Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick Lancet<br><br><br><br><br><br>New DJ Mix - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mixcloud.com/ComputerControlled/acidted-question-everything/">AcidTed - Question Everything</a></font></font></div>

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                            • #15
                              Make sure he throws in 5 extra keys to make it into a 49-key X-Station


                              Haha oops, that was a typo. You scared me really bad and then I looked at the item again and it said 49 key hah

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