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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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claire a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I own the keyboard version of this synth and managed to buy it at 2nd hand price. As an ex user of Moogs and a current user of Korgs I can say that this keyboard can make both big, nasty bass noises and gliding melodies too, plus all the funny noises in between. It's fantastically versatile (and I mean REALLY versatile), small, light, neat, compact, easy to carry around etc etc. Unfortunately it's also flimsy, both in terms of playing it (it doesn't have that heavy feel in the keys, so although it's sensitive to velocity you feel as though you might break it if you take advantage) and in general use - mine has broken twice within a year too, at the hands of friends. The random note switch also isn't as nearly as varied or resonant as say the Roland SH09. The layout looks pretty but is a bit confusing in the dark - having said that it's SO useful to be able to save presets. It's a fantastic synth as far as the sound goes, and I've heard bands like Miss Mend and El Hombre Trajeado make wonderful sounds with it, but the design leaves something to be desired I guess, and I don't think it'd stand up to a really frenzied performance.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-12-2000 at 05:29
Jussi a part-time user from Finland writes:
Bought 2nd hand, it didn't work at first, there were some wires disconnected inside the rack, but I got the unit working.

This unit beats the crap out of most my digital synthesizers. Ran it through a rocktron pro g.a.p distortion/hush/whatever, a compressor and a multi f/x unit. Without at least the effects box this unit wouldn't be as much fun..

It is amazing how many completely different tones can be produced by such a simple layout as in the bassstation. And because almost everything is edited with the knobs, you tend to use lots of time using this thing.

Damn, I found a *user* present 100% identical to one used by a known finnish ambient artist, used on a known ambient tune. He/she must have been a coffee addict, there were coffee stains all over the unit :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-14-2000 at 04:41
joe a part-time user from USA writes:
AMAZING BASS IN YOUR FACE!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-30-2000 at 19:48
Chris H a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
if you can find one really cheap i guess it might be worth it. but frankly this is pretty useless 80% of the time. 303 emulation is NOT good at all. get an MB33 for that or a teebee... it might sound a little better with FX but why spend so much money on a monophonic synth? plus the output is noisy... dont buy this, youll be disappointed in the end. Also, sending too much CCs will make it hang

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-30-2000 at 17:53
tony echos a hobbyist user from chicago writes:
it will be hard not to find a use for this piece in any studio. use it with a sampler to avoid those nasty digital filters. use the 7 midi capable knobs to tweak other midi gear not blessed with knobs. use it to control old CV gear. use it to create BASS. a great mono synth, with many more features. a workhorse.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-12-2000 at 03:05
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