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Novation X-Station 25

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X-Station features a superb two, four or five octave semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keyboard with combined Pitch bend and Modulation joystick. The keyboard is transposable up or down across the entire MIDI note range and can transmit Channel Aftertouch.

A programmable X/Y touch pad surface for simultaneous control of multiple parameters is provided.

MIDI or USB operation. USB and MIDI may be used simultaneously. A MIDI OUT port, a MIDI IN Port, a Foot pedal input socket and a Footswitch input socket are available.

Power can be supplied by the USB port, Batteries or a 9V DC adapter. A virtual synthesizer control panel layout comprising 28 buttons, 16 pots, 3 encoders and 9 sliders are assignable to each template. There is no need for template labels for control of most synthesizers Any front panel control may be configured to transmit on any MIDI channel, to any destination utilising the comprehensive MIDI specification.

Available options include Controller numbers, NRPNs, RPNS, Bank Change, Program Change and definable System Exclusive Strings. System Exclusive strings may be up to 20 bytes long. Control data may be inserted anywhere within the System Exclusive message. 40 Template editable memories are available. Each Template contains definitions for all front panel controls. Templates may be individually named for easy reference and saved to/from an external sequencer via MIDI Sysex bulk dumps.

Audio Section Main Features

Two Novation high precision, low noise high bandwidth audio pre-amplifiers with phantom power and over 70 dB headroom deliver a warm, clear signal typical of Novation's commitment to sonic excellence.

Complete multi-effects processors are available per input channel featuring simultaneous Reverb / Chorus-Phaser / Delay / Compressor / Distortion and EQ.

Integrated USB low latency Audio and MIDI - Requires just a single USB connection a computer.

High power independent headphone output with separate stereo converter for zero latency monitoring of input signal with or without effects 44.1 / 48 Khz 24 bit simultaneous 2 channel Audio input and output operation

Driver software included to run on Windows XP or MAC OSX.

Synthesizer Features

The X-Station includes a 3-oscillator virtual analog synthesizer model based on the renowned Novation KS-series and is 8-voice polyphonic.

The extensive control interface provides instant access to most parameters, making sound creation fast and intuitive. The synthesizer is totally integrated with computer recording setups: The stereo audio output is sent straight through the USB cable onto the track into any ASIO-compatible sequencer.

There are 200 excellent factory sound programs which have been carefully crafted to cover most styles of music and programs can be easily imported and exported into a sysex librarian.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Super Saw, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Keyboard, Knob, Mod Wheel
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
LFO Notes::
+ 31 LFO Waveforms
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 200
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
2 channels of built-in multi-effects processing with up to 6 simultaneous effects including Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Distortion, EQ and Compression
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 25 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Sliders
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 468mm; height = 68mm; depth = 278mm
Weight: 2.5Kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 4
Inputs: XLR + 1/4" Inputs
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 6 x standard 'C' size 1.5 Volt dry cells or rechargeable cells. External Power Supply: Standard 'centre positive' 9V DC 600mA (not supplied)
Year Released: 2004
Year Discontinued: 2006
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] us.novationmusic.com
MSRP List Price: $770 - convert
Retail Street Price: $599 - convert
Used Price: $150 - $280 - convert

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Underrated! Midi controller



can't use arp patterns to send midi to another synth

presets not great



onboard midi control is unsurpassed in 2021. you can control any synth directly from the panel. 

good interface

onboard effects for synth and audio in

This thing bumps! The presets might fool you into thinking it's not a good synth. The synth is feature ladden and the 3 oscillators make great and big detuned sounds. 

the cons listed above aren't really things that bother me; just quirks. the plastic case is fragile but its plastic. 

good interface

good effects

great VA synth

superior midi control 

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