Synth Site: Clavia: Nord Modular: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Mark Duff (duff) from New zealand writes:
I have toyed with the micro modular and after 1 hours playing , went and ordered the full modular key version... theres simply nothing else like it in a stand alone keyboard , all the PC modelling programs are great , but none can call themselfs intruments, I wanted something I could tweak and create with at home and then take those sounds to a gig with tonns of knobs to tweak live , this does it and sounds great , fat , even the micro with only 1 DSP sound engine is fat as hell , ok its more suited to basssound or mono style things , but still rocks , being able to turn it into the craziest FX you can dream up is just great fun...

Im ordering the upgrade to give myself an empty wallet but a big smile and even bigger sounds live! love to clavia!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-13-2001 at 14:36
Daniel Malmlöf a part-time user from Sweden writes:
I have tried out the Nord modular very close by now. In most parts it´s a wonderful synth. However there are short-comings, mostly in the multimode and classical lowpass filter-modules.

I dont think they totaly sucks, infact they are the best DSP-modeling filters so far, but likewise i DO have some remarks.

First: The cutoff stops filtering and just begin to TUNE down the sound when there´s about 20% left to tweak the knobb. This creates a "dead space" to the sound, whitch doesn´t nesecerely have to be major problem a in ordinary bass,lead and string sounds, but cuold be exremely annoying in sounds whith filter-attack. The real depth of filter-sweep just isn´t there. In some bass-sounds it can take away some of the deep edges to, because the filter TUNES them down.

Second: The resonance-filter is, in my opnion lacking the real juice. Then again it dosen´t allways show in the most ordinary sounds, but if you are making sounds that builds on hi-resonance caracters, the wet and blippy feelig is almost missing totaly. The resonance simply sounds to dry. And the self-oscilation of the classical lowpassfilter, just seems to be an added tune. Because of that, you can´t create sounds in the in the borderlines of self-oscilation that are good, because the borderlines doesn´t exist. That is another dead space.

But to all this, i can say that i haven´t heard a single digital filter that i realy like yet. The filters appears to be one of the prolems with all analogue-modeling, they sound either to soft and glassy or to dry.

I think the nord filters sounds, despite my remarks, ok, whitch is very strong for a digital filter.

And finaly there´s a third question-mark, when adding a vibrato to an ocsilator with an LFO, The vibato turns out to be Very much more present in the lower keys than the higher. That have made me really annoyed to from time to time too.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-01-2001 at 12:43
Jim Bluesday a part-time user from USA writes:
Don't question it. Buy it. Coupled with my Dell laptop I spent a blind-date 16 hours straight noodling with it at a friend's house and never got jaded. I'm going to buy one...now.

Jim

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-12-2000 at 15:02
kybernetik a hobbyist user from sweden writes:
I'm having so much fun with this synth! Just dreaming up sounds, patching, making little melodies...i love it! It's the only synth i've got, i got it new for a REALLY good price (almost half of the usual price) bur i've tried every synth in the music stores i have here, the NM just kicks everythings ass :) Even my girlfriend likes it :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-04-2000 at 04:45
R1/2 a part-time user writes:
Best synth I've ever heard !!! It's worth every penny !!! Don't hesitate to buy one ... or two !!! You do need a computer to edit the sounds

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-26-2000 at 07:23
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