Circuit Mono Station is a paraphonic analogue synthesiser that originates from the Novation Bass Station II, with three sequencer tracks that benefit from the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit.
Connect to just about anything
The CV, Gate and modulation outputs provide an easy mechanism for controlling separate hardware. You can plug Circuit Mono Station into your Mac or PC via USB and start playing. It also has MIDI In, Out and Thru, so you can connect your other MIDI gear. Passing an audio signal through the audio input opens up a world of analogue filtration and distortion. Using the audio input with the mod sequencer, you can modulate, evolve and process your source in entirely new ways.
Where does Circuit Mono Station fit in your set-up?
Three sequencer tracks
Both monophonic and paraphonic modes are available, with each oscillator controlled by its own sequencer. In total, there’s two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. You can alter Gate length, switch patterns instantly, choose sync rate and mutate patterns.
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Individually control oscillators
Two oscillators with individual control of sync and tuning parameters.
Monophonic and paraphonic
Monophonic and paraphonic modes with individual glide control.
Three sequencer tracks
Two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer.
Get the frequency band you want
High-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB.
Adaptable modulation system
Four-by-eight modulation matrix that enables complex alteration and routing.
Connect to hardware and software
CV, Gate and modulation outputs for controlling separate hardware. Connect and sync to your music software and MIDI-compatible hardware. Modulate, evolve and process your source through the audio input.
Three distortion modes
Classic Bass Station, new fuzz or a mixture of both.
Patches at your fingertips
Load and save up to 64 patches on the device.
Store unlimited sounds
Backup patches and sessions with Components. Learn more about Components
Product Hardware Specifications
32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive button grid
18 RGB backlit function buttons
8 Pots including dedicated filter and volume pots
2 Encoders for tempo and modulation path depth
6 RGB backlit mini pots for mixer section
4 35mm sliders for envelope ADSR control
16 Tact switches
27 Orange LEDs for functional selection
19 RGB indicator LEDs
2 1/4” jack sockets for line out and audio input
3 3.5mm jack sockets for MIDI in, out and thru (MIDI din break-out cables included)
2 3.5mm jack sockets for analogue clock in and out
3 3.5mm jack sockets for CV, gate and aux CV output
USB socket for system / MIDI comms only (no bus-power)
Configurable MIDI channels
Front-mounted 3.5mm jack socket for headphones
Rubberised knob caps
Rotary controls secured to the chassis with metal nuts
Power supply connector
Kensington Security Slot
Paraphonic - dual osc, single amp with separate control of each oscillator's pitch
64 Synth patches
2 Oscillators + sub osc (follows the pitch of osc 1)