Novation X station 25
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
NOVATION stands for innovative sound and music production tools. The X-STATION combines a Novation-class Synthesizer, an audio solution, MIDI remote controller, MIDI interface and a multi-effects processor. All in one - complete with USB* or battery power for extended total mobility!
SUPERB KEYBOARD IN THREE SIZES
The keyboard employs a premium-class mechanism with semi-weighted keys and aftertouch. Even if you're not a trained piano player you will instantly feel the difference! Aftertouch, a joystick and the assignable X/Y touch pad controller provide you with extra dimensions of expression for your performances. What's more, X-STATION comes in three sizes: 25, 49 and 61 keys - your choice of ultimately portable or plenty of keys! All models may be run off batteries, power supply or USB*.
NOTE: 49 and 61 models available late May!
AUDIO AND MIDI SOLUTION
X-STATION includes a fully featured audio interface with two phantom-powered, hi-quality converters, two Neutrik™ combined XLR and jack sockets, digital S/PDIF out, and much more. Dedicated headphone and monitoring connections with separate controls even allow you to work without a mixer. What's more, the onboard DSP effects processor provides instant, zero-latency multi-effects for monitoring or recording applications. Each audio channel has its own effects chain. You can even record audio with effects on one channel - and use the synthesizer on the second at the same time!
On top of that, X-STATION has a built in MIDI Interface on board, allowing you to integrate external MIDI Gear as well.
A fully featured NOVATION-class hardware synthesizer also runs on the unique X-STATION hardware thanks to its powerful DSP processor! The 3-oscillator virtual analog synthesizer is based on the renowned Novation KS-series and is 8-voice polyphonic. The extensive control interface provides instant access to all key parameters, making it ideal for live performances.
And forget cables - the synthesizer is fully integrated: The stereo audio output is sent straight through the USB cable onto the track in your sequencer via ASIO!
X-STATION provides two channels of onboard multi-effects! Up to six effects may be used simultaneously on each channel. The palette includes Chorus, Delay, Reverb Distortion, EQ and even a Compressor. The effects can be routed for monitoring only (like giving the singer some Reverb while recording) or for recording as well (e.g. recording a guitar with Chorus).
Thanks to the unique design, synthesizer and effects for incoming audio can even be used at the same time!
Want a first class remote control for sequencer functions? Need a hardware surface for your VST-Instruments? Would you like to remote control other hardware from one surface? Here's your solution - no matter if you want to remote control your Access Virus™ or Propellerhead Reason™.
X-Station offers a total of 55 assignable physical controls, including 3 Encoders, 16 pots, 9 sliders and 22 buttons. And that doesn't include the dedicated controls in the Audio section. A template can have up to a massive 150 virtual controls in total using the shift functions!
TIRED OF WIRES?
X-STATION only needs one for everything - the USB cable. That's it. Even power is provided via USB* or batteries whenever desired! So if you really want to make your recordings on the beach - take your laptop, X-STATION and enjoy the sun as inspiration. But don't say we didn't warn you about the sun-burn and the sand all over your gear!
Pitch and Mod Wheel Mechanism
Pitch Wheel lever Rubberised - Spring loaded, centre return left to right motion
Mod / Control lever Rubberised Spring loaded front to back motion or free running forward and backwards
X / Y Touchpad
Touchpad Pressure sensitive
Parameters 2 Assignable in X direction
2 Assignable in Y direction
LCD 2 x 16 character silver. Blue LED backlit
Audio Inputs 2 x Combined 1/4” Jack / XLR sockets
Phantom Power On / Off 48 Volts
Gain Control -60dB - + 10dB Signal Range
A to D Converters 2 x 24 bit Delta Sigma
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4” Jack sockets
Digital Output SP/DIF - Phono Jack
MIDI and Audio Interfacing
MIDI Ports 1 x MIDI In 2 x MIDI Out
USB 1x Combined MIDI and Audio I/O
Effects 2 x Multi-Effects Processors
Type Delay / Reverb / Chorus-Phaser / Compressor / Distortion / EQ (Bass-Mid-Treble)
Rotary Potentiometers 20 - Rotation 0 to 270 Degrees
Rotary Encoders 4 - Rotation 360 Degrees Cont
Sliders 9 30mm Length
Transports controls Rewind / Fast Forward / Stop / Start / Record
General Operation Play : Template Common : Template Edit : Write buttons
Global : Snapshot: Panic
Cursor / Page control Bank - Page / Up / Down : Program(Cursor) Up / Down : Inst Channel (Cursor)left / Right
Keyboard Control Octave up / Octave Down
Modes Program (Mono Timbral)
Memories 200 memory locations programmed with the KS factory presets
Synth Oscillators 1, 2 and 3
Waveforms Square / Saw / Variable Pulse / Tri / Sine / Double Saw / Double Tri / Double Sine / 9 Complex Cycle Waveforms
Noise Sources White / Crack / Metal 1 / Metal 2
Octave Range Shift -1 / 0 /+1 / +2
Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
LFO1 Depth -64 to +63
PWM Source Mod Env / Manual / LFO2
Ring Mod 1 * 2
FM 2 * 3
2 * 3 FM Level 0 – 127
2 * 3 FM Mod Level 0 – 127
FM Env Attack Rate 250uS-20 Seconds
FM Env Decay Rate 1mS-20 Seconds
Comprehensive Aftertouch, Breath and Pitch / Mod Wheel control of both static pitch and modulation of pitch
Osc 1 Static Level 0 – 127
Osc 1 Mod Level / Lfo1 -64 to +63
Osc 1 Mod Level / Lfo2 -64 to +63
Osc 2 Static Level 0 – 127
Osc 2 Mod Level / Lfo2 -64 to +63
Osc 3 Static Level 0 – 127
Osc 3 Mod Level / AD Env -64 to +63
Noise Static Level 0 – 127
Noise Mod Level / Lfo1 -64 to +63
FM Static Level 0 – 127
FM Mod Level / AD Env -64 to +63
Frequency 0 – 127
Slope 12dB / 24dB
Modes Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass
Resonance 0-Self Oscillation (24dB mode)
Mod Env Depth -64 to +63
LFO 2 Depth -64 to +63
Keyboard Tracking 0 – 127
Velocity 0 - 127
Overdrive 0 – 127
Q normalise 0 - 127
Comprehensive Aftertouch, Breath and Pitch / Mod Wheel control of both static filter freq and modulation of filter freq
Synth Amplifier & Modulation Envelopes
Velocity -64 to +63
Attack 250uS-20 Seconds
Decay 1mS-20 Seconds
Sustain 0 – 127
Release 1mS – 20 Seconds
Delay (Mod Env) 1mS-20 Seconds
Synth LFO1 - LFO2
Modes Cyclic / One-shot
Waveforms Sine / Tri / Saw / Squ / Sample & Hold / Sample & Hold / Quantize / Random 24 Intricate Wavetables
Speed 0 Hz – 1Khz
Delay Fade In 0 – 5 Seconds
Reverb Level / Echo Chamber, Small Room, Large Room, Small Hall, Large Hall, Grand hall / Decay / Wheel Level
Chorus - Phaser Level / Rate / Type / Feedback / Mod Depth / Centre / Initial Position, Wheel Level
Distortion Drive / Compensation / Wheel Level
Panning Position / Mod Depth / Speed / Initial Position
Delay Depth / Time / Feedback / Stereo Width / Ratio / Wheel Level
Battery Operation 6 x Standard ‘C’ Size 1.5 Volt dry cells or re-chargeable cells
External Power Supply Standard ‘Centre Positive’ 9V D.C. 600mA
Power Supply (Not Supplied)
Size Width = 468mm Height = 68mm Depth = 278mm