Synth Site: Clavia: Nord Modular: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Mark Duff a professional user from New Zealand writes:
I love this synth! used it lots on my music at myspace.com/duffkeys. Check it out and hear its POWER!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-23-2008 at 08:37
Mattsynth a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The Nord modular is a great sounding synth and fun to program. Warm pads and cutting leads. The down side is that you must have a computer to program the sounds and Clavia does not update their Mac OSX software. Programming from the front panel is almost impossible. PC's work fine but if your studio is Mac OSX based this synth is not programmable. Clavia dropped the ball on this one.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-09-2008 at 15:15
weatherkop a hobbyist user from us writes:
Paid 479$ with shipping, great! Satitisfied but not overly impressed with this synth(that may change since I've only had it for a few days), it is my 3rd modular synth even though all of my modular synths are either semi modular or software based. Audio input a big plus cause I'm a fx fanatic. I have been lazy when it came to learning modular synthesis in the past, but the way this synth is designed it makes it a it more comprehensible than say Reaktor, but it can get way deep if can go there. I like to make new sounds but I also like to hurry and get the sounds in action and not noodle so much (which sometimes I get stuck in noodling mode). The editing with seperate midi ports is new to me and seems a bit busy since that makes me have to use my crap tower pc (to edit)and and my laptop (to sequence), that is fine by me as long as I can edit all parametersin real time. Makes me wonder if my an200 and dx200 can be done in the same fashion with their editors, I doubt it. Using the knobs on the Nord is intuitively intense since thet are not dedicated knobs. A lot of the presets hardly have any of the knobs activated which is a turn off(pun intended), but I can assign them still. For being released in 1998 I would consider this synth to be still very applicable to todays standards of current gear. The total sound output tends to lean toward the thin side which I totally get urked by, but I have to remember that this synth's architecture is only as great as I can make it. Patches all over the net for this baby so it's like getting new gear over and over and over.....

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-10-2006 at 09:03
bob a hobbyist user from united kingdom writes:
had mine for just over a week after selling all my other stuff, now only using this and a BR8.so far only gone through patches (30,000!) that i downloaded from the net. it really is amazing and i`ve only scratched the surface. i quickly put together a basic drum machine and a couple of simple synth type patches. this machine will get me through the long winter months ahead, if you see one going fpr what you consider a good price, get one!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-06-2006 at 14:12
Craggno a professional user from Canada writes:
This is my first Nord product. In relation to the actual analog stuff in my set-up this is not very analog sounding although its much rounder and warm than my virus. There is no competition: the bass is something that the virus is incapable of, don't be fooled. It is far more flexible sonically, although it may be harder to make trance with!

Imagine complete modular freedom at your finger tips? Canvassing electronica from quasi-analogue to FM, creating patches that are entire songs if you are skilled enough at programming. You too can be a Moroder. This is one killer synth and I am certain the G2 is a dream.

For mac users the OSX editor is a bit frustrating when using Logic etc. The good news is when it crashes (often) the Nord remembers what patches you were using. I can't believe that Clavia no longer supports it. This synth is nearly obsolete among mac users. Such a classic should not fall prey to Clavia's return on equity objectives. Third party developers you may be our only hope; you have at least one customer....

Finally, for those who think soft synths are the way to go: Try hardware again, even older digital hardware.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-05-2006 at 21:14
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