Monday, May 12, 2014
Free Novation Bass Station II Instruments
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.
The Bass Station II instruments in the file are as follows:
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.
Here's the Ableton Live file containing the presets.
Francis Prève - Novation Bass Station II Simpler six-pack
(compatible with Ableton Live 9.7 and higher)
Note 1: If you like any of these sounds and want to keep them for future tracks, just click the little save button in the upper right corner of the Simpler and add it to your library (it will copy the waves too).
Note 2: If you don't use Ableton and just want the C3 samples, you can download the file and fish the waves out of the "Samples" folder, then use them in your DAW or sampler of choice.
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