The modern classic monosynth, remixed by Aphex Twin

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Designed in collaboration with electronic music legend Richard D James aka Aphex Twin, AFX Station is an all-new limited edition of the Novation Bass Station II. A sound designer’s dream, AFX Station has the same powerful feature set as Bass Station II, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed, which revolutionises the way the monosynth can be played and programmed. Perfect for sequencing and arpeggiation, every key on the instrument can become a new patch, making it a powerful analogue drum module, a flexible sound design tool, or a killer bass or lead machine. With striking purple reveals, the famous ‘A’ insignia, and custom giftbox designed by long-time Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore, it’s also an instant collector’s item.


We’re extremely proud of this exciting collaboration, not only because of the sound design capabilities it brings to music makers, but because of the associated brand kudos of working with one of the most widely respected electronic music makers on the planet. Aphex Twin is somewhat reclusive and keeps a tight grip on his brand, so the fact that he chose Novation to co-design a product with gives us a feeling of immense pleasure. Novation products, like Aphex Twin’s music, have always been forward-thinking and ahead of their time, and we think this collaboration gives a nod to our future-forward outlook, and to staying a few steps ahead of the curve.


The results of our collaboration with Aphex Twin goes further than the highly desirable AFX Station synthesizer. This campaign will be a conversation starter within the synth community and beyond; the campaign will reach a wide audience across the entire music business, and draw mass attention to Novation and our numerous product ranges. In addition, the added attention will draw even greater evaluation of Bass Station II, from which AFX Station is closely derived, and which can be updated with the AFX Mode firmware, providing the same technical functionality as AFX Station.


  • New, Aphex Twin-approved look
  • Stark new design with striking purple reveals and the famous ‘A’ insignia — not just an amazing synth but an instant collector’s item. Interface labels provide easy access to AFX Mode functions.
  • Limited edition giftbox
  • Designed by long-time Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore, the giftbox features custom artwork on the inside and outside with a matte finish and high-quality gloss highlights.
  • Brand new artist patches
  • 128 new synth patches and seven new overlay banks from Noyze Lab, Perplex On, Richard Devine, r beny and Lightbath channel the creative vision of Aphex Twin.
  • Overlay Editor in Novation Components
  • New editor in Novation Components allows full control over managing overlays.



460mm (18.11”) width x 276mm (10.87”) depth x 80mm (3.15”) height

Power Requirements:

  • USB bus powered
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 300mA

Synth Engine:


  • Osc 1
  • Osc 2
  • Sub Osc (3)
  • Noise generator


Osc 1 & 2

Select between waveforms:

  • Sine
  • Triangle
  • Sawtooth
  • Square/variable pulse width



  • Sync 1 & 2
  • Detune
  • Octave range
  • Pitch bend
  • Pitch modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 1
  • Pulse width modulation from Mod Envelope and/or LFO 2


Sub Osc (3) which is tracked to Osc 1

Select independently between waveforms:

  • Sine
  • Square
  • Narrow pulse



  • All modulation and tuning tracked to Osc 1
  • Independent octave select



  • Osc 1 level
  • Osc 2 level
  • Sub Osc level
  • Noise generator level
  • Ring modulation depth
  • External signal level



Two filter types:

  • Acid type (diode ladder filter design)
  • Classic type (derived from original Bass Station)



  • Cutoff
  • Resonance
  • Overdrive
  • Filter frequency to Mod Envelope depth
  • Filter frequency to LFO 2 depth


Select 'Classic' filter between:

  • Low pass
  • Band pass
  • High pass
  • 12dB slope
  • 24dB slope



Two ADSR Envelopes (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release)

  • Amp Envelope
  • Mod Envelope
  • Combined control of both Envelopes


Select triggering mode between:

  • Single trigger (holds envelope state when new note is played)
  • Multi trigger (re-triggers with every new note played)
  • Autoglide (engages portamento) 
  • VCA limiter



Two LFOs each selectable between:

  • Triangle
  • Sawtooth
  • Square
  • Sample and hold
  • Both LFOs independently adjustable between rate and delay time
  • Key sync LFO 1 & 2
  • LFO slew on LFO 1& 2 (low pass filter on the LFO waveform)


OS Compatibility

macOS 10.12 Sierra


Mac OSX 10.11


Mac OSX 10.10


Mac OSX 10.9


Windows 10


Windows 8


More Information
Price $599.00
Vendor Item Number AFX STATION
Special Order 1
Coming Qty 11
Manufacturer Novation
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