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Saper Lipopette 04/02/2004

Novation A-Station : Saper Lipopette's user review

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- Modl expander K-Station rack ... What lack the keyboard ...
- Analog Synth modlisation
- Monotimbral / 8 voice polyphony.
- Mode unison to 8 channels on a high note
- 400 user programs, including 200 pre-registered factory. All the sounds ditables, r-recordable
- 3 oscilos / multiple waveforms with sub bass / tuning range of the tilt 5octave/syncro 1 and 2, dtunes, dsaccord ...
- 2 LFO (the possibility of tempo sync), assignable to tilt, filter etc ...
- Part oscilos mix, noise ...
- Filter 12/24db clasique, freq, etc ... rso (possibility of tempo sync on).
- 2 envellope (possibility of tempo sync on) assign one amp, the other to oscilos
- Many Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Vocoder 12bandes, Phaser, Delay, Distortion, Panning, Chorus, Phaser, Delay and Panning (synchroniss the tempo and the possibility of aasignation VLOC breath, modulation etc.. ..).
- Edit mode trigger, breathe, VLOC modulation assignment and choice of sync etc ...
- The knobs 25 of the faade are CONTRL time rel (the "knobs" send the corresponding MIDI messages).
- Arpeggiator well supplied and powerful edition ...
-Connections:
Audio> 1in 6.35 (12bande vocoder, or use of the A-Station multi-effects) and 6.35 outjack 2 (Stereo)
MIDI> 1in (rception to give) / 1out (transmition of movement knob front)
Sending and MIDI dump rcption sounds etc ...

UTILIZATION

The configuration is very simple gnral take control is intuitive trs ...
The edition of his fast, concrte some round button etc ...
There are still more with Fast Fashion editions and functions that are internal in the menus ...
The manual is really good trs trs, trs didactik ...

SOUNDS

The factory sounds are in good working basis To create your own sounds ...
Good water envoutantr, bass, ARPG ...
However, I advise technology users to look at the inner section that offers even more potential cratif (FM modulation, unison etc. ...).
The effects are rather musical and well made, a lot of paramtres to get his wish
It happens quite quickly mulate the good old analog, perfect for normal accumulation of modlisation it ...
Good dynamics, though I find pchu

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months, squence of Cubase SX.
I like the ergonomics and 1U rack ...
Also with an external controller to assign internal functions can be controlled at all (or almost) custom settings of the A-Station ... I do it with a PCR trs-50 is good ...

Buy 250euros to OCCAZ, I would do this choice ...
I have a sampler and a good companion that sounds good.
I missed an analog synth modlisation To create my own sounds, I prfre a synth expander modlisation a PCM, I'm not limited by the internal tone ... play sample or other, my sampler trs do that well ...
And as I sample parts of the A-Station with my sampler I vrituellement Exceeds a monotimbralit playing several parts on a piece ...