Novation Limited Edition AFX Station Synthesizer

Novation AFX Station Analog Monosynth


Novation announced the launching of Limited Edition AFX Station.


Introducing the Limited Edition AFX Station.

The new AFX Station is a collaboration with electronic music luminary Aphex Twin.

The limited edition is the Bass Station II, meaning the Base Station II has been relaunched with an AFX twist.

There are 2 ways of perceiving the new AFX Station: – a collaborations and on the one hand, it is a powerful signature synth that might turn out to be pretty collectable – not to mention a lot of fun to play with; on the other, it is just a re-badged version of something that already existed.

The story starts in 2013, when Novation released the Bass Station II – a successor to 1993’s popular Bass Station synth. Subsequently, in 2019, a firmware update endowed the Bass Station II with the AFX Mode; designed with the help of Aphex Twin – Richard D James, this assigned a discrete set of synthesis parameters to each note.

This effectively meant that every key on the 25 note synth-action keyboard could become a new patch, enabling you to use it as an analogue drum module, sound design tool or just a good old bass or lead powerhouse. It is this AFX Mode that inspired the AFX Station – essentially a signature Aphex Twin version of the Bass Station II. The mode comes pre-installed, and there is a new look that enable it make easier to access.

In addition, you get 128 new synth patches, plus seven new overlay banks. Graphical changes include some touches of purple on the mainly black casing, plus an Aphex logo round the back. And the ‘giftbox’ is designed by AFX collaborator Weirdcore.

Base Station II owners can have all the new features for free.

The AFX Station costs $455/£399 and is available in limited numbers.



1 Comment so far »

  1. admin said

    am October 23 2020 @ 6:26 pm

    This is not a synth that Bass Station II owners are going to upgrade to. They can have all of its features for free already. Perhaps, it might convince a new generation of producers that they need this instrument in their lives.

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