Nord Drum 2 Updated

OS v2.1 adds MIDI cc-support, FM synthesis, updated sound bank, doubled memory capacity and more      18/10/13
Nord Drum 2 Updated

Nord has announced a major software update for the Nord Drum 2 modelling percussion synthesiser. The new OS v2.10 is an extensive update that in addition to fixing some bugs adds several  new features to the Drum 2 including:

  • FM-Synthesis added to the Tone Section, with 6 different FM-algorithms
  • MIDI CC-control of all parameters
  • A new MIDI Mode that lets you play each channel the Nord Drum 2 in a pitched manner with a MIDI keyboard/sequencer
  • Doubled memory capacity! The memory area has been reorganized into 8 banks with 50 program locations each (400 locations in total).
  • Introducing the Nord Drum 2 Manager for Mac/Win - easily transfer and backup Nord Drum 2 Banks
  • 4 new Filter types in the Noise Section: High Pass 12/24dB, Low Pass 12dB and Band Pass 6dB
  • Improved Hand Clap mode
  • Dynamic Curves for pads and triggers


About the Nord Drum 2
The Nord Drum 2 is a one of a kind drum synthesizer for drummers, percussionists and producers seeking unique and playable percussive sounds. With an extremely lively dynamic response, flexible connectivity and a broad sound palette ranging from classic synthetic drums to life-like tuned percussion and acoustic drums, the Nord Drum 2 is both an inspiring instrument and an infinite source of sounds.

Pricing and Availability:
Update is free for users.

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2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
WaveFormTX    Said...

Look forward to what this can do. Hey Nick, are you planning to review this?

18-Oct-13 06:28 PM

Randolph Knackstedt    Said...

I wish Clavia would take something like the Nord Drum and elevate it into a virtual analog drum synthesizer that offers more parameters, extensive editing to create and shape sounds, and real-time tweaking. Something like a Nord Lead rack with lots of knobs, but specially designed for drum / cymbal / percussion synthesis.

Like the Nord Drum, but taken to a whole new level. It could have around 6 voice outs, a master out, and allow enough drum pad triggers for a full kit.

Midi, & USB so we could load sounds into the synthesizer to tweak them, and layer, or play in combination with the source sounds.

Filters, LFO’s, effects such as gated reverb, distortion, EQ, compression, re-triggers, delay, etc.

Both the dance music community and drummers / percussionists looking for electronic sounds would gobble this up.

This could really be a beast of a drum synthesis machine. And I feel it would be a great seller.

28-Jan-14 10:30 PM

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