Nord Keyboards and UK distributor Sound TechnologyLtd have announced that the new Nord Drum 2 and Nord Pad are now shipping in the UK. Here's their press statement:
The Nord Drum 2 is a 6-channel Modelling Percussion Synthesiser that combines the playability of real percussion with unique and powerful sound creation possibilities! Create and play anything from classic analogue drum machine sounds and 80's disco toms to mind-blowing realistic percussion sounds you've never heard before.
The Nord Drum 2 sound engine features Resonance modeling, Subtractive and FM-synthesis in addition to a comprehensive Noise section with High-Pass, Low-pass and Band-Pass filters and offers an extreme level of control over the dynamic response. Each of the channels can be roughened up with a sample rate reducing Crush effect or non-linear distortion.
The 6 generic trigger inputs can be used with both electronic drum pads and acoustic trigger mics. Nord Drum 2 can be played with MIDI-pads or be controlled from a MIDI sequencer. The MIDI out lets the Nord Drum 2 double as a Trigger-to-MIDI inteface.
The Drum 2 features a stereo output with pan control and a stereo headphone output.
Available as an optional accessory for the Drum 2, the new Nord Pad is a compact, super responsive multi-pad that connects easily to the Nord Drum 2 with a single Ethernet-cable.
Pricing and Availability:
The Nord Drum 2 is £399 RRP inc VAT and the Nord Pad £199 inc VAT. Both are available now.
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