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Novation | X-Station (61)


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.
ModelX-Station (61)
Engine TypeDigital
Key typeKeys
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

Manuals, patches etc.


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