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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Dutch a hobbyist user from Boston, USA writes:
I recently bought the K-Station, and it is everything I expected and much, much more. I was a little reluctant to buy it from ebay after having heard that the build quality was questionable at best. However, on a more positive note, I also heard that the sound quality and synthesis engine was unreal, especially for its price-range. It has been a week now since I have recieved the K-Station and there is not a single complaint about the build quality. Rather, I must admit it has a certain sturdy feel to it (except for the sliders, which aren't bad by any means, but I would also wouldn't recommend abusing them either). I also have some beef with the reverb, which I find to be a bit too overbearing and harsh. Otherwise though, the other effects are amazing. This is definately an incredible synth, a definite 5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-17-2003 at 22:13
a professional user writes:
I love the K-station. The parts are of awesome quality. BUT , I think the problem Novation has is not with the quality of it's parts, but the ASSEMBLY of these parts.

I had to take back my firsk K-station because one of the mod wheels was rubbing against the side of the sytnh. Also, the rubber band was off the inside wheels which made for no presure on the wheel. Also, there was a loose screw.

the K-station is metal, and the knobs are way better than the crap on roland and korg.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-14-2003 at 21:23
Karl a hobbyist user from US writes:
i'm not really a "hobby-ist", but i love the k-station. it's really powerful and easy to program. the one problem i did find is that the pads seem a little bassy to me, they sort of wobble if you turn the cutoff down to low, not like sine wave low, but even around 12:00 it gets to think for my tastes. it can reproduce a 303 sound REALLY well if you use midi along with a software sequencer like acid 4 or fruityloops. it copies other synths well but it has it's own unique style as every toher synth does. i don't know what keith is talking about when he said there is a "bloody wicked on board demo u can cut and paste it into a new song." but it does make other synths sound boring. if you like music, i would recommend this synth. it's worth the price.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-14-2003 at 08:48
shawn a part-time user from us writes:
i agree with nick and i have no association with novation other than being a consumer. compared to any roland or korg va synth this thing is built quite well. my feelings are even further enforced when i think of more older regarded classics like the jp8000 which is loaded with wobbly knobs and not a scrap of metal on it. for some reason no one ever complains that. and while the ms2000 does a bit better with a metal casing, its got pretty lousy knobs as well. and when you think of this new microkorg, my god who really wants mini-keys that aren't much better in performance than the keypads on roland grooveboxes. i do believe that novation products are generally built better and it is a shame that a few defects could get out into the hands of the consumer. but with that in mind no manufacturer is free from such faults and i think some do much much worse.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-23-2002 at 12:55
nick@sonic a professional user from UK writes:
I reviewed the K and didn't find any problems at all with it's build quality. I didn't feel that it was poorly constructed. There may have been an issue with a particular batch of Ks and that would have indeed been unfortunate. My advice would be to get your hands on one and see for yourself - I don't think you'll find it disapointing.

posted Tuesday-Dec-03-2002 at 08:31
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