Novation today officially introduced the AFX Station, a limited edition version of their Bass Station II monosynth, designed in collaboration with electronic music legend Aphex Twin (Richard D James).
Novation previously worked with James to create the AFX Mode firmware for the Bass Station II. AFX Mode lets you have a discrete set of synthesis parameters assigned to each individual note of the Bass Station II. These can be tweaked variations of a patch or completely different sounds – like a synthesized drum kit.
Here’s the official intro video:
The update also opened up some new synthesis capabilities:
- Fixed duration envelopes
- Extended sub-oscillator control
- Oscillator glide diverge
- Envelope retrigger count
Novation calls the AFX Station “a sound designer’s dream”. The AFX Station has AFX Mode pre-installed, so each key on the instrument can become a new patch, letting you use it as an analog drum module, a flexible sound design tool, or a powerful bass or lead machine.
Pricing and Availability:
The AFX Station is available now, priced at $439.99 / €378.14 / Exc. VAT: £333.33.