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Noation A Station Rack

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The Novation A Station is a polyphonic sound module that has evolved from the classic Novation Bass Station, using the very latest Novation technology from award winning products such as the Nova and SuperNovaII. It is capable of producing an enormous range of high quality synthesized sounds and is an ideal machine for a home studio set-up or for an experienced producer looking to add an extra dimension of controllable sound power.

Main Features

Four hundred Program sound locations

Two hundred factory programmed sounds are included and a further two hundred user sound memory locations are provided (the two hundred factory sounds may be overwritten).

Powerful Oscillators

Three Oscillators provide Sawtooth, Square, Variable Pulse, Triangle and Sine waves. The Sawtooth, Triangle and Sine waveforms may be duplicated within an Oscillator to provide thicker sounding waveforms. Synchronization and FM between two Oscillators allow the generation of metallic or percussive timbres. A white noise source completes the waveform engine.

External Audio Input

The Mixer allows an external audio signal to be combined with the Oscillators and processed through the Filter and Envelopes. Envelopes may then be auto-triggered by the external signal.


The filter in the A-Station Synthesizer delivers the liquid sound of an analogue filter. Selectable Low-pass, 12dB or 24dB cut-off curves with Resonance, Overdrive and Resonance normalize make it easy to faithfully recreate anything from distorted rave screams to tightly rounded bass patches.


The 12 band Vocoder makes it easy to create Robot and Talky sound effects.


The arpeggiator features six different pattern types with adjustable gate time for staccato effects.

Comprehensive MIDI control spec

Adjustments of any controls transmit MIDI Controller numbers for real time recording by a sequencer or computer.

Powerful Effects

The effects processor includes Distortion, Stereo Chorus, Phaser, Reverb, Synchronized Delay and Synchronized Stereo Panning. Complex, dynamic timbres may be created using tempo synchronized effects settings. A final output EQ and Filter section complete with a tempo synchronized LFO allow for a performance to be automatically filtered and time locked from 32nd triplets through to several bars.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse Variable, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Super Saw, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Ring Modulation, Sync Hard
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 200
Patches ROM: 200
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
Arpeggiator Speed / Range / Gate Time /
MIDI Clock / Sync / Keysync
Six different pattern types with
adjustable gate time for staccato effects.
Reverb Level / Echo Chamber, Small Room
Large Room, Small Hall, Large Hall
Grand hall / Decay / Wheel Level
Chorus - Phaser Level / Rate / Type / MIDI
Clock Sync / Feedback / Mod
Depth / Centre / MIDI clock sync inital Position
Wheel Level
Distortion Drive / Compensation / Wheel Level
Panning Position / Mod Depth / Speed / MIDI clock Sync
Initial Position
Delay Depth / Time / Feedback / MIDI
Clock Sync/ Stereo Width / Ratio
/ Wheel Level
Vocoder On –Off / Sibilance Level /
Sibilance Type
EQ / Filter Depth / Freq / Mod Depth / Mod Speed
MIDI clock sync / MIDI clock sync Initial postion
Chips and Operating System
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 483 mm x 125 mm x 44 mm
Weight: 1.6kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Inputs: Line Level 1 x Mono 1/4” Jack
Power: 9 Volt D.C. 600 mA
Year Released: 2001
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] us.novationmusic.com
Retail Street Price: $599 - convert
Used Price: $175 - $252 - convert

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