Novation X-Station 49 (49-Key) (No Longer Available)
49-key Virtual Analog Synth and USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Mic Preamps and Effects Processors
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Take Control Of Your Music!Novation stands for innovative sound and music production tools. The X-STATION combines a Novation synthesizer, an audio interface with mic preamps, MIDI remote controller, MIDI interface and a multi-effects processor. And it's all in the X-STATION - complete with USB or battery power for extended total mobility!
Novation X-STATION at a Glance:
Powerful Novation virtual analog synthesizer
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 can be sent straight through the USB cable onto the track in your sequencer via ASIO!
Quality keyboard with additional MIDI controllers
The X-STATION keyboard employs a premium-quality 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 may be run off batteries, a power supply or USB.
Control surface for soft synths, sequencers and more
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!
Fully functional audio and MIDI interfaces with mic preamps
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.
Built-in multi-effects processor
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!
Single USB cable handles power, MIDI and audio
X-STATION only needs one cable for everything - the USB cable. 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 sunburn and the sand all over your gear!
Novation X-STATION Features:
The X-STATION is your complete synth, audio and MIDI solution!
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A bad-*** midi controller that more than lives up to its word.
by Kima from Asheville, NCI'd give it a 5 star, but only because of the XY pad on the X-Station is in my view is a little bit cheapie. But, that aside, this machine works like a breeze. I use it with an AKG Perception 200 and ... read more [+]run it through Reason 3.0 and Ableton 6. And guess what, although the presets on the X-Station sound like a very good entry level synth, I sample these sounds into Live and boy do these sounds truly become literal soundbank gems. The mic pre also sounds good, and I haven't even used the effects on the Novation. A real great machine. It works so well with Reason and Live, and can do so much on its own that for the me this guy is a professional machine. Hands down. I've yet to see something that comes to its shoulders. close [-]
February 6, 2008
Music Background: Pro musician
by: Luke Herian
This was my first venture into the world of synths and I have to say, I... read more »
With hundreds of great presets, tons of knobs, faders, and buttons, and an extremely easy to use interface, the X-Station should be a part of everybody's arsenal. Not only is it a great synth but it makes a great hardware controller for all of your favorite soft synths. All of this comes at an extremely attractive price.
by Nic from Buffalo, NY USAThe XStation works flawless with Live 5, Reason and many more. I am using it to produce my album everything from vocals to guitars runs straight into my XStation. The guy below must be doing somethi... read more [+]ng wrong it was very easy to setup with Live 5, hmmm maybe too easy, just check the Novation site to get the latest drivers it's that simple. The Syth, my god it sounds sooo good. Thanks Novation for a killer product. close [-]
March 17, 2006
by Marc D from Bronx, NYThe x-station seemed like a dream-come-true. Unfortunately, and despite a few weeks of attempted "tech support," I could never get the driver to work with Ableton Live 5. Ironically, I bough... read more [+]t it because it was reviewed as the best product for Live. I'm never touching Novation products again. close [-]
February 18, 2006
Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Novation X-Station 49 (49-Key)
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