UK manufacturer Novation
have been at the forefront of 'modelled' analogue synthesis with
their 'Nova' products. First we had the SuperNova (and variations)
and then the SuperNova II series. More recently, we have seen the
K-Station and its software equivalent, the V-Station.
At the heart of Novation's products is their 'Liquid
Analog' technology that accurately re-creates the non-linear irregularities
and artefacts that occur in genuine analogue circuitry and which
contribute greatly to the appeal of the sound. More than anyone,
perhaps, Novation have really succeeded in capturing the warmth
and character of analogue synthesis with a friendly 'knobby' user
The SuperNova series was a powerhouse source of analogue
synth sounds: three oscillators into a multi-mode filter and output
amplifier with multiple envelope generators, LFOs and more to control
them plus multi-effects and a whole lot more besides.
I am once again extremely grateful to Marc van der Hurst
of the BamBam
Studio in Holland for donating these distinctive and highly
'modern' multi-sampled sounds from his SuperNova II Rack module
and when you hear these sounds, you'll know why BamBam is Holland's
premiere studio for dance orientated music.
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