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Sonic LAB: Nord Drum - Virtual Analog Drums
  23-Apr-12
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Benedict Johnson    Said...

Great review, you've demonstrated it much better than Clavia have done themselves. Clavia will release the Nord Drum 2 within a year (once the hapless early adopters have financed it!)

23-Apr-12 09:03 AM


brazda    Said...

I quite like the sounds it can produce, but it's weird that Clavia decided to aim it at live drummers. I think it would be a much better product as a drum machine like the Korg ER-1 for example, it does awesome rich electronic sounds. Who would want to play that live? Wrong targeting... I would buy it tomorrow as a drum machine. Also I don't find it cheap at 400 euro for a 4 part mono digital drum synth, there are cheaper options with more features, and even analog drum machines with more parts and sequencer as the MFB 522. But I must say i love the sounds from this demo and i thank you for that Nick, and this is probably its strongest selling point.

23-Apr-12 03:42 PM


FaceTheMusic    Said...

Having owned a few devices over the years, I am not a fan of LED (and shift/pushbutton-type) interfaces. I understand there is a certain hacker/vintage charm perhaps, but I just can't do LED interfaces in this day and age. Beyond that, the sounds just seem like nothing new or exciting... OK, but it's programmable you say, but then we're back to that LED interface again. Needs a software editor and more synthesis/effects possibilities for me. Just seems like there are easier ways to get these kind of sounds.

24-Apr-12 04:21 PM


Nick B    Said...

FTM - fair comment - but remember that this is designed to be around a drum kit and therefore a bit more robust

25-Apr-12 05:42 AM


Higen    Said...

Great product, i bought it after playing with it for 10 min in a music store! No need for a led screen or pc editor.. its so easy and neat build up. it took me 10 minute to understand everything.. Mono output isnt a problem either, and the sound palette is great! what i hope fore is more waveforms in future updates! :)

15-Jun-12 08:16 AM


kez    Said...

nord are awesom but releasing this with just a mono output is a complete joke. it's already half price now and prices deserve to plummet. how nord could think a single out on machine of this calibre in the year 2013 was acceptable is beyond me. it's such a shame this could've taken the market by storm. let's hope nord release a MKII with at least 2 outs.

02-Apr-13 09:15 AM


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