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NoirBass

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I'm also looking into getting hold of a synth and the Bass Station 2 looks as though it will meet my needs. I'm trying to achieve this...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNo07Xp8aQ[/media]

I assume that the BS2 will give me this sound and that I can't do this with a pedal? I also need to replicate this sound...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHNpusq654[/media]

Thanks in advance.

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Loving all the BSII love (i'm a Novation employee for the sake of transparency).
Unofficially (because it's 3rd party paid content), check out Darrell Freeman's excellent patch-pack aimed at bassists. Obviously these sounds work in other octaves, but my understanding is that Darrell specifically designed the sounds in our octaves ;)

www.synthbass.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlbbvTGNw6o

Cheers
Si

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[quote name='mr zed' timestamp='1497015038' post='3315322']
I'm also looking into getting hold of a synth and the Bass Station 2 looks as though it will meet my needs. I'm trying to achieve this...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNo07Xp8aQ[/media]

I assume that the BS2 will give me this sound and that I can't do this with a pedal? I also need to replicate this sound...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHNpusq654[/media]

Thanks in advance.
[/quote]

Yep, the BS2 will nail those sounds and you can use the arpeggiator to get the fast 16ths.

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[quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1497021954' post='3315381']
Loving all the BSII love (i'm a Novation employee for the sake of transparency).
Unofficially (because it's 3rd party paid content), check out Darrell Freeman's excellent patch-pack aimed at bassists. Obviously these sounds work in other octaves, but my understanding is that Darrell specifically designed the sounds in our octaves ;)

www.synthbass.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlbbvTGNw6o

Cheers
Si
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Nice one Si, I'll check that out.

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[quote name='NoirBass' timestamp='1497022416' post='3315391']


Yep, the BS2 will nail those sounds and you can use the arpeggiator to get the fast 16ths.
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Perfect - thanks for that. The less said about my current bands taste in material the better!

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I narrowly missed out on a used BS2 on eBay a couple of days ago. Classic bidding war with <10 seconds left. I was not a happy bunny!

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[quote name='CameronJ' timestamp='1497039978' post='3315568']
I narrowly missed out on a used BS2 on eBay a couple of days ago. Classic bidding war with <10 seconds left. I was not a happy bunny!
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Me too - probably the same one.

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Yes, that was the one - mine was 220, and it came up with a banner saying 'You can't bid on this item because:' with no list of reasons. Way it goes some times I guess, then there was one straight after at a bin of 230, I asked the guy if it had a power supply, he never answered and then it sold a few hours later!

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Yep, I would have bought that £230 BIN one but a couple of the knobs were a bit dodgy (missing the rubber I believe) and I couldn't be arsed with that. Would've irritated my mild OCD! Edited by CameronJ

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I agree - I also thought the excuse was odd - accidentally peeled the plastic off. One maybe, two? And hard to describe something as very good condition when it really isn't. But the main clincher is if you ask someone a question and they don't answer, how can you rely on them to be able to deal with you after you have given them any money?

I was actually looking for a Roland VR-09 but they seem to have disappeared second hand since they have gone up.

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Definitely sounded a bit fishy. Oh well, I'm not in any major rush to buy so I'll just patiently wait for other deals to come up. In the meantime I'll have to satisfy myself with as many BS2 YouTube demos as I can find...

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[quote name='Woodinblack' timestamp='1497086223' post='3315718']
I was actually looking for a Roland VR-09 but they seem to have disappeared second hand since they have gone up.
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If you're within striking distance of Derby there's a used one on gumtree at the moment.

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Yes, i saw that, that would be perfect, sadly I am a couple of hundred miles the other way!

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I am also looking to get a synth mainly for bass. I really like the idea of a moog, however the keys player in my band is recommending the notation ultranova. Has anyone got experience with this, say over the Bass station 2?

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The ultranova is more complex and has more sound shaping options, but is less real time adjustable. If you want some presets, it is a good option

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To be honest I wanted a Ultranova for ages. I've used a mininova in a show before and it sounded good but a part of me is enamoured with the idea of an analogue synth even if it means losing the option of polyphony...I may end up eventually getting both, who knows! BS2 first though I reckon. Basses & leads are more my thing synth-wise than pads etc.

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Posted (edited)
Just completed this:

https://soundfly.com/courses/synth-bass-for-bass-players

Really helpful information on the instrument and many helpful tips too. Edited by NoirBass

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Ah I thought you might have been bidding on that one - I was watching it but didn't bother bidding this time. Hope you enjoy it!

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[quote name='NoirBass' timestamp='1497165514' post='3316172']
Just completed this:

https://soundfly.com/courses/synth-bass-for-bass-players

Really helpful information on the instrument and many helpful tips too.
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Thanks for posting the link. Added this to my favourites to complete this week.

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[quote name='CameronJ' timestamp='1497227070' post='3316694']
Ah I thought you might have been bidding on that one - I was watching it but didn't bother bidding this time. Hope you enjoy it!
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They do come up quite often so you shouldn't be waiting long. Although as you are in that there london aren't there loads in second hand instrument shops and london gumtree? THere were certainly none near me but when I was looking for Sub37s before I talked myself out of them, well over half were local pickup only in london.

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[quote name='Woodinblack' timestamp='1497256838' post='3316769']


They do come up quite often so you shouldn't be waiting long. Although as you are in that there london aren't there loads in second hand instrument shops and london gumtree? THere were certainly none near me but when I was looking for Sub37s before I talked myself out of them, well over half were local pickup only in london.
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I'm in London too and it took me little while to find mine. I was hoping to get one with that case, which might be the reason it took a little longer. Ended up getting a mint, boxed BS2 with the Novation soft case for £255. 👍

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[quote name='NoirBass' timestamp='1497257268' post='3316771']
I'm in London too and it took me little while to find mine. I was hoping to get one with that case, which might be the reason it took a little longer. Ended up getting a mint, boxed BS2 with the Novation soft case for £255. ��
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Thats good. There was one previously with a case but it wasn't mint, and I prefer the good condition to the bag - and I am really of what other people call 'very good condition' having fallen for that before. I think the case might be useful, might end up getting one if I end up lugging it around everywhere.

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Well the Novation bag is easily obtainable for £30 from a few places and it looks to have a decent sized front pocket which is nice. I'd definitely be investing in one, but I do have a bit of an obsession with making sure everything I own has a proper case. It can/does affect resale value though so that's my excuse...

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