To celebrate their 21st year Novation is releasing the Basstation II:
"Twenty years ago, Novation released the ground-breaking Bass Station – a compact, elegant, analogue synth with a penchant for thick, fat and juicy bass sounds. Two decades later, Novation presents Bass Station II: a superb analogue monophonic synth in the traditional mould, but with the latest innovations. Based on the classic Novation Bass Station from two decades ago, Bass Station II has been completely re-worked for the 21st Century, with two filters, three oscillators, patch save and a fully-analogue effects section. There’s a step-mode sequencer, arpeggiator, a dual octave (25-note) velocity-sensitive keyboard with full-sized keys, and a comprehensive modulation section. There’s also full MIDI I/O and USB connectivity. Bass Station II’s signal path is all analogue, including the effects section, with three analogue oscillators (two independent oscillators plus a sub for rich bass sounds) and a noise generator; two discrete filters, Classic and Acid, with built-in overdrive; Distortion and Osc Filter Mod effects; dual ADSR envelopes and LFOs, and powerful Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer. Bass Station II’s traditional control layout breaks everything into modules for easy and familiar access, with dedicated pots, switches and sliders. But unlike a traditional analogue synth, there’s plenty of storage for custom sounds – there are 64 factory presets plus 64 more user slots in the hardware – and more can be stored on a computer."
21 years in under 4 minutes: