Clavia Nord Modular G2
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Clavia Nord Modular G2

Nord Modular G2, Analog Modeling Synth from Clavia in the Nord Modular G2 series.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %
Audience: Beginners
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moosers10/04/2009

moosers's review

Clavia Nord Modular G2
The Clavia Nord Modular G2 is a small synth that specializes in all sorts of modular synth sounds.  It has a ton of parameters and options and is quite versatile in what it is able to do.  The interface of the keyboard isn't hard to follow, but there is a lot that it can do so it will probably take you some time to get accustomed to everything that this synth has to offer.  It is a polyphonic keyboard, but most of the sounds are in monophonic form, which can be changed depending on the patch.  The keyboard is rather small in size as it ranges just about three octaves.  The synth as 1/4 inch connections for basic things like inputs and outputs as well as for a sustain pedal and also has connections for MIDI.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Clavia Nord Modular G2 synth is pretty user friendly, but more toward those who have experience with synth.  In other words, this isn't a beginner's synth and is more catered toward those with a bit of experience.  Either way, if you play around with the G2 enough, I don't think you'll have a hard time figuring out what everything does.  The manual is probably a good thing to have around if you are unfamiliar with synths and the terminology that comes along with them.


SOUNDS

The sounds possible with the Clavia Nord Modular G2 are pretty great overall.  You can definitely get yourself all sorts of synth sounds, no matter if you are looking for a good lead or bass sound.  This pretty much has it all when it comes to synth sounds and is definitely has the parameters and effects to go along with it, making the amount of sounds possible incredibly versatile.  If you are looking for modular synth type sounds in variation and control, the Clavia Nord Modular G2 definitely provides that.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, I think that the Clavia Nord Modular G2 is a great little synth.  I love synths that are small and easily portable and I don't really think for sounds like this that you even need more than three octaves - at least I know that I don't.  The price is definitely reasonable and to me this is the perfect synth to bring to shows as a supplement to another keyboard that has more traditional keyboard sounds like pianos, organs, etc.  All in all, this is a great synth from one of the best modern synth makers.
pyexperience10/14/2011

pyexperience's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Clavia Nord Modular G2
With a large patch and the expansion card polyphony down to 7

UTILIZATION

I is not yet studied the manual and I do not come out too bad.
Editing sounds is easy and well thought out, it is possible to edit without screens each module has one, to set the morphing quickly and live.

SOUNDS

It is digital, a small built even very basic sampler would have been perfect.
I made a patch based on the korg 770 I've owned, in comparison it's still not bad.

OVERALL OPINION

The peculiarity of this synth is that it is in this concept a little unique, the price would be much less with similar models later.
sourultrafast01/15/2010

sourultrafast's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Clavia Nord Modular G2
3 octaves with my expansion card. I rarely fail to voice polyphony with the red beast.

UTILIZATION

The book is generally clear, I could even push my learning of this wonderful area with it. For what is the publisher could not be more clear: a great page where you can see all modules, connections and settings of the patches. Please note, this machine is not for beginners. I strongly recommend to learn about the synthesis before the plunge.

SOUNDS

The possibilities are almost endless. Before he learned well this monster, I contented myself with my Virus C for big fat tear sounds but with time, experience and learning, I discovered that the G2 can sound just as well as Access (eg not as realistic as the real analog, but hey, that's another story). I make Drum n Bass, Metal, Elektro and Dubstep in and ensures everything I asked.

OVERALL OPINION

The love affair lasted for 2 years now. So far this is the best synth I had. Should he miss the call, I'd get one again. I had the chance to play around with the Virus C, Nova II, the JX-3p and the Juno 2. They all have their pros and cons but the G2 is the king of the mountain.

Cake: Versatile and open concept, sound quality.

Lemon: Factor "instant gratification" (AC can be super long and puzzle both to recreate the desired sound but hey, I'm a novice)

A bit expensive but it's still one of the best quality / price I could find
alcools09/23/2007

alcools's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Clavia Nord Modular G2
Mine is a G2 with the extension that doubles the computing power and I for 1 month. For caractéistiques, go to the website of the keyboard.

UTILIZATION

We'll have to lean on a few to successfully do what you want with (especially notions without synthesis), but almost everything is easy to see (but he needs the doc anyway, it's not a Nord Lead) . After entering the operation and mastered some modules (I had never used a sequencer Cubase far apart, for example) can be almost anything you want and even what we had not imagined. This is obviously easier to edit on a computer (especially one has access to all features) but plenty of editing capabilities directly on the keyboard, and five screens are very useful for that.

SOUNDS

There is already a comment that says much the same thing, but I repeat. I had a Nord Lead 2, NL3, a Virus B and C Virus, and frankly the Modular G2 beats them all. Not because these sounds are "better", but because you can get the synth sounds of the 4 mentioned above with the NMG2 and many others. There may be slender or FM sounds like NL3, the typical sound of virtual analog of NL2, sounds "fat" and deep bass like a virus, the moog sounds, etc ...

There pleinde sounds to download on the internet, but obviously you can make your own. The programming is not my thing usually, but I admit there to take me to the game and I spend a whole evening just for fun.

Good to clarify: Most of the "sounds" (I should say program) has 8 variations. A variant is not just changing the first sound. In fact, it should be understood that each program is a chain of its own modules (envelopes, oscillators, effects, filters, etc. ....) and the (the string) a synth in itself. For example, a program named "Moogy" will have eight variants, some of which are low to the moog, moog to groundwater, sounds .... In fact you have multiple patch Moog both on the same program! And in Performance mode, you can obviously earn up to 4 members in program time (layer or split).

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month and think this story is going to last long. And more as it is small, I do not hesitate to carry on my holiday.

- What is so special that you like most and least?
Sometimes a little lack of polyphony.

- How would you rate the quality / price?
it's true that it's expensive, but now I know this synth, I would say the Nord Lead 3 was much seen everything you can do with the G2 for almost the same price.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
YES! ! ! The only thing I would change would be a Nord Modular can import samples (wav), so a kind of Wave Nord Modular.
Julien le tux03/01/2007

Julien le tux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Clavia Nord Modular G2
Hello I went to listen this wonder this after noon.
For the features I can not because I have been able to note the esseyer 2 hours so ...

UTILIZATION

Easy enough, but I did not found any.
So I not notice, sorry

SOUNDS

Ooaahh !!!!!!!!!!
Super slap it really!
Superb, sorry I have no words to describe.
Many sounds for the dance.
for me it's the best of all I could esseyer.

OVERALL OPINION

I do not notice because I only had two hours, but I think it is really good!
the green child03/14/2004

the green child's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Clavia Nord Modular G2
Repeatedly announced and postponed, the Nord Modular G2 is the synth that I have never expected much ...
Well, I must say it is well worth the wait.
The physical aspect of the machine embraces the main features of his colleagues:

Front: We see immediately Clavia's will to live of modular use nothing but the wheel for morphing, pitch stick, which were not on the previous version.
5 screens are present smaller than a Nord Modular, etc. Everything was done to the vehicle used in standalone and with success.

It should be noted that the screens appear to be quite fragile and continues to set the Clavia rortary dial (the big button) in the frame that caused me a lot of worries on the G1.

The rear panel:
4 line inputs + a pre-entry emplifiée (female XLR) which is a huge advantage over other products developed by Clavia, 4 outputs. And USB output for the publisher. And MIDI (out, in, through)

Let's go into the machine:
Already a disappointment: the polyphony yet to see 32 and multitimbrilité which is only 4.
But the memory has been greatly improved (to say the least) for a better allocation of resources, the patches are separated into two: one part is devoted to publishing (oscillator, filter ect ...) even if they have little to include the effects, and some effects, because the effects (delay, reverb ...) are new to the north and are modular in large part responsible for the sound of the machine.
Disappointment for Maciste: no editor for Mac. (I can not enter the development at Clavia)
In general, editing is more intuitive bcp as the publisher on the front of the modular

UTILIZATION

It configures the patches from the keyboard alone, with ease!
The five screens display parameters stored by category (oscillators, LFOs, effects ...) and columns per page, allowing to quickly view the saved settings.
Eg a sequencer recorded on the front is controllable through LEDs and visible along the entire length of the sequence, and we act on it much like a BAR.
As for the numbers of pottards (restricted to a VA), they are widely enough because of the variety of assignments in which they can be. In addition, it is the same as those of the Nord Lead 3 even though it does not display the values ​​in green zeros :-(

As for the publisher of the modules mentioned on the previous generation have been removed (eg in the case of forming bone) but many others will come and fill this gap. D also the number of new modules or modules improvements should calm the ardor of some. It is clear that efforts have been made on the presentation of modules (colors, came out square and round, the outputs that change color depending on whether the patch an audio signal or control signal) which allows a more intuitive than ever to the editor.
A big big advantage is communication between the slots (the patch recorded and used directly) and yes, you can use all the resources of a slot for the effects and apply them to other slots, which was not possible before ...

SOUNDS

Sounds, how I could say ...
it is a slap in the face, my brain literally squirted on the walls.
Sounds can be rough as those of North Nordlead 2 or modular or depth that I did not expect.
They can be thin and may change constantly.
The bass that were lacking in G1 are insane (big, fat, deep, aggressive, hot) ...
In short my words are merely euphemisms, go listen.

OVERALL OPINION

I had a virus C, a Nord Modular G1, a Nord Lead 3, and its level: none of them comes close
The instrument itself is more intuitive and bcp not necessarily require extensive knowledge in audio (if the bases are required as well), especially since the patches can be pre-recorded new sounds based on if not want to take the lead (because each patch can be regarded as a synth in its own right).
Another highlight is the free use computer that will take her to live without any problems ...
Only big disappointment: polyphony and multitimbrilité that limit but given the sound, we forgive him.
Go, shoo! 10