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  • steampumpsteampump

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 01/29/05 at 13:18
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    The Clavia Nord Modular G2 Engine is a somewhat special because expander exept the power button, it possde any other button. All programming of the sounds is done by computer, PC or Mac.
    The CONTRL sound requires a matre exclent keyboard worthy of the name and a MIDI-Controller to output a maximum.
    CHARACTERISTICS:
    32 votes and 4000 storage space for sounds and polyphonic performances.Le votes dpend the number of modules used.
    The design principle of sounds is similar to the modular analog synth modular but a thousand times more complex.
    Modules 156 are diposition prt be interconnected.
    Are you missing a dsp for one of your synths? 2 audio inputs (line) can be related by the fil…
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    The Clavia Nord Modular G2 Engine is a somewhat special because expander exept the power button, it possde any other button. All programming of the sounds is done by computer, PC or Mac.
    The CONTRL sound requires a matre exclent keyboard worthy of the name and a MIDI-Controller to output a maximum.
    CHARACTERISTICS:
    32 votes and 4000 storage space for sounds and polyphonic performances.Le votes dpend the number of modules used.
    The design principle of sounds is similar to the modular analog synth modular but a thousand times more complex.
    Modules 156 are diposition prt be interconnected.
    Are you missing a dsp for one of your synths? 2 audio inputs (line) can be related by the filters that you CRER be synchronized and noon.

    UTILIZATION

    The construction of sound modules ncessite synthtiseurs a good knowledge of and is not recommended to beginners.
    The manual is inadequate for beginners and ncessite English. I proposed elsewhere complmentaires some information in French on my site. In priori MIDI CONTRL up the Modular G2 Engine www.armuco.ch (http://www.armuco.ch).
    You will also find information and patches for the programming. Once the grip is matris this machine does not let go.

    SOUNDS

    Trs sounds varied and flexible infinity. The potential user is left CONTRL and twelve o'clock Controller available.
    Fast Fashion for the engine sound is used to re-create top.Il a wide range of synthtiseur. Among the things missing, there aun module to play samples, a wavetable and morfing wave. But hey, when you must leave something the same concurrency. Once crs sounds you do not need a computer to play the patches.
    There is also an expansion card which doubles the number of votes, it is especially useful if you useful cells (stack) or if you DSIR schedule squence using multiple patches. Installing it is not complicated trs, you will find moreover a description on my site www.armuco.ch (http://www.armuco.ch)

    OVERALL OPINION

    After a few days of use, I notice a small problem using paramtres noon. Sometimes when qu''envoi a little wild for sailing south, for example, program change noon in order followed a dlais trs fast, can crash the machine. It is then necessary to dye and to rekindle the "gear".
    The exprimetal ct is the major asset of the rack. The use seems more conducive to live that a command from a squenceur, which seems the most complex to get a minimum capacity of the G2 instrument.Si you use the patch just to play a a can go, but you will need a lot of control and MIDI controller on the slopes of the CONTRL squenceur to really. If you look at my site you can get an ide of the complexity of the machine. Www.armuco.ch (http://www.armuco.ch)
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  • bb dreamerbb dreamer

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 01/01/06 at 05:47
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    See site keyboard.

    The 1u rack is top, ultra lightweight, pure line, hot little, excellent quality construction, impeccable.

    As against the input / output asymtriques !!!?? ditto on the G2 and G2X. So a level-10dBV line! How is it that it is not quip I / O symtriques ????? Shame on this Clavia

    UTILIZATION

    Publisher Designed soft extraordinarily well, A model of the genre. We can not do better!

    SOUNDS

    Trs good quality sound, trs neutral lens, good dynamics. Sounds very easy fit in a mix.

    Above all, do not rely on DMOS Clavia MP3 site that are frankly not that good ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a hot opinion since I've had two days only.

    Most:

    the p…
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    See site keyboard.

    The 1u rack is top, ultra lightweight, pure line, hot little, excellent quality construction, impeccable.

    As against the input / output asymtriques !!!?? ditto on the G2 and G2X. So a level-10dBV line! How is it that it is not quip I / O symtriques ????? Shame on this Clavia

    UTILIZATION

    Publisher Designed soft extraordinarily well, A model of the genre. We can not do better!

    SOUNDS

    Trs good quality sound, trs neutral lens, good dynamics. Sounds very easy fit in a mix.

    Above all, do not rely on DMOS Clavia MP3 site that are frankly not that good ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a hot opinion since I've had two days only.

    Most:

    the potential noise standard! the editor and the quality of sound (much better than Reaktor).

    the -: I / O asymtriques the lfo rising 400Hz max (when going up lfo 20Khz?) rsonnance filters not terrible, but there's always a way to arrange this by patching the right modules in the right places ;-)

    Report qualitprix more than adequate, I no referrer hsitation this choice.
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  • Anonymous

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 12/12/06 at 01:06
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    EDIT: just to say that I confirm my opinion a month later, huge!
    I warn you my opinion is not reasonable because I've had this afternoon but I know the basis Clavia Nord Rack 3 coming from and having a lot triturated demo software in recent months, I get to land already known.
    I'm not too much to the delight of novelty, to reassure you;]

    Integrated power supply does not heat (that's 13 hours of rank one), saw Clavia!

    Extensive MIDI implementation and on-demand, there are 8 morph groups: 8 knobs with just understand it can drive 8 X 25 knobs, nothing but already there is much to do.
    If necessary we can add controllers and modules noon without pb but is it really usefu…
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    EDIT: just to say that I confirm my opinion a month later, huge!
    I warn you my opinion is not reasonable because I've had this afternoon but I know the basis Clavia Nord Rack 3 coming from and having a lot triturated demo software in recent months, I get to land already known.
    I'm not too much to the delight of novelty, to reassure you;]

    Integrated power supply does not heat (that's 13 hours of rank one), saw Clavia!

    Extensive MIDI implementation and on-demand, there are 8 morph groups: 8 knobs with just understand it can drive 8 X 25 knobs, nothing but already there is much to do.
    If necessary we can add controllers and modules noon without pb but is it really useful so have can produce sounds rich and moving to the base?
    By patching well with a single knob is made of "miracles" have.

    4 multitimbral tracks, four audio inputs and 4 outputs.
    It does only good omen for the external treatment, I will update on this.
    Especially as compared to the old Nord Modular SLOTS ON THE CABLE CAN THEM Youhou!!

    In the synth you can store 32 banks of 128 sounds and 32 banks of 8 performance (performance is actually a synth on each channel / slot so 4 synths up, as on the north lead ).... simply enormous, 3 rack on the north was already impeccable level backup, but there ...

    UTILIZATION

    Use for improvement in the sense that it would have been able to select the Royal Bank and patches directly on the rack, it is at once required to do so by a midi controller.

    The installation went smoothly in 2 minutes, synth recognized immediately in the editor.
    Editing is simple or complex ... see very complex depending on how you patch, everything is free so it's huge and awesome.
    With this release a good midi controller rack as it comes out now with small screens showing the names of the parameters can be perfect I think for use without a PC.

    I bought a paper manual OCCAZ provided, I hope that nine is also provided because it is so, a few months or weeks of potash and testing perspective!
    But it is also "instant gratification" starting to patch without reading it with some basics of synthesis, no problem editor is well done

    Clavia textbooks are quite nice and complete, this one is no exception except that some modules or examples could be more detailed I find, if not the basics of subtractive synthesis, FM is written for beginners but it will be documented In addition to push a little modular synthesis.

    Resources are not lacking for the Nord Modular.

    Some useful links:
    https://www.xs4all.nl/ ~ rhordijk / (https://www.xs4all.nl/)
    http://g2.sebastianberweck.de/content/category/6/37/54/
    http://www.armuco.ch/music/music_sound_technologie_fr.htm
    https://www.cim.mcgill.ca/ ~ clark / nordmodularbook / nm_book_toc.html (https://www.cim.mcgill.ca/)
    http://chet.getchwood.com/G2-Tutorial/Index.htm

    SOUNDS

    RrrrrRRRRRRAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, the sound!

    Well it's already slap against the North Nack 3 bass that was lacking for my taste are present here a pleasure and suddenly I'd say it sounds even hotter.
    (Note that I just let go one analog task, especially in the low to pay me, it's not as big or fat or what we want ... but it's good!)
    I tested by putting a simple vco / vcf / env / vca and well ... it sounded cool!

    In fact since this afternoon I'm hallucinating the sounds he can produce.
    It is always typed keyboard but more punchy and "bassy" the NR3 .... I'm in heaven.

    By downloading some patches we quickly realized the scope of sound is wonderful, I already liked a lot the North rack3 despite its delicacy, but here is even better, a step up.
    For filters that are very effective BBdreamer I joined just because I like this side of the analogue but the comparison is pointless because I think there are 1000 ways to use and are more varied.
    Note that they still ringing in their class do not worry, I was able to compare (EMU 6400, microwaveXT)

    The effects here too there are 1000 ways to use them in a very modular and it create more if it does not fit so if the reverb is to be more widely used.
    The delays seem to eat a lot of resource on the other hand if we go to two seconds or more.
    Effects in themselves are very traditional and lack a bit of fun, but hey it does not matter at all ... we are in a modular.
    effects come out of the lot, at least by its name: the scratch, which looks like a pitch shifter, but actually does not sound quite like tt.

    I put a 10 steps stolen because it's incredibly rich, the only limits we are with this kind of machine.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The price / quality ratio is excellent, paid € 600 in OCCAZ slightly more than half the price of an NR3 .... for me that was frustrated by the fixed architecture there's no picture if one is willing to editing on a PC. (This is not death either)

    The power of a G2 in a 1U rack paying too much mine as it is small (if not top quality c) is simply HUGE.
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  • dookieWdookieW

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 02/24/07 at 13:44
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    Just click here expander modular (sounds electronic edition with a computer image of an analog), as you say, if you search for sounds of piano or violin is not worth it!
    Connectivity: USB (for editing the synth and banks via a PC) MIDI THROUGH, IN, OUT DIN for use with a master keyboard (which I did); 4Outputs 1 / 4 jack (2 per 2 according to the edition of the outputs from the software) as well as 4 Inputs 1 / 4 jack, a jack Headphones 1 / 4 jack too.
    You can put what you want, oscillators, LFOs, filters etc ... until the DSP no longer supports, in addition there is an extension (hardware) as you say that the possibilities are infinies.La polyphony is enough lean at first, is better no…
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    Just click here expander modular (sounds electronic edition with a computer image of an analog), as you say, if you search for sounds of piano or violin is not worth it!
    Connectivity: USB (for editing the synth and banks via a PC) MIDI THROUGH, IN, OUT DIN for use with a master keyboard (which I did); 4Outputs 1 / 4 jack (2 per 2 according to the edition of the outputs from the software) as well as 4 Inputs 1 / 4 jack, a jack Headphones 1 / 4 jack too.
    You can put what you want, oscillators, LFOs, filters etc ... until the DSP no longer supports, in addition there is an extension (hardware) as you say that the possibilities are infinies.La polyphony is enough lean at first, is better now to the extension sooner or later
    I put 8 because of the polyphony and there have not in the preamp input for microphones.

    UTILIZATION

    ... This is the configuration of modular vrément therefore not simple at all, at the beginning you wonder if it is necessary to be container 8 in electronics to understand, I who am just end after 3 months I begin to understand how to make good sound (electronic knowledge can be an asset to understand more quickly but not essential).
    The edition is as it sounds on an analog, Oscilo, filter, envelopes etc ... with sequencers and stuff that are reminiscent of analos.
    It connects with any wireless and sound enclosures sprung!
    I put 10 because for such a potential, I find the perfect interface

    SOUNDS

    I play with just about everything, I use it in a group of post-rock atmospheres (FX and pads galore), to make the big electro music, the experimental, the advantage of modular is an exploration not only limit or barrier is the imagination.
    The effects are simple and effective.
    If the patch or performance is to program the synth responds very well to aftertouch and the vélocitée.
    Sonoritée I like, I say "experimental", although the big FX and some murky sounds very electronic.
    FM sounds (by the way they are put a package) I find it vrément ugly, cheap and sounds cheap but very ugly kind
    I use an arranger keyboard on stage for piano sounds, although there are some very interesting simulations pianos on G2
    I put 9 because banks are afraid of origin even when some (hopefully we can all sounds architecting, and download and edit)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this synth for 3 months at the beginning I was completely lost as compared to G2, the engine needs a powerful master keyboard, so must be familiar with the agreement of the two machines.
    its kind that is unique synth at the beginning I was a little disappointed because I did not arrive till the sounds out of banks (only patches) without being able to change anything with knobs, then I learned, and I find it more and more terrible, we can do a live well with this little red box is very powerful.
    It's expensive for sure, but I find the synth that I must
    With experience, I would buy even earlier!
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  • VelhonVelhon

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 04/22/08 at 12:28
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    - What type of keyboard (synth, piano ...)? How many octaves?
    No keyboard, a virtual expander synthetic analogue (digital synthesis).

    - What controllers (pitch, modulation, sustain ...)?
    Any MIDI controller is manageable by simple assignment

    - What connection (Audio, MIDI, Pedal ...)?
    2 stereo input, 2 stereo output, a MIDI IN, 1 MIDI THROUGH, 1 MIDI OUT, 1 headphone

    - How many sounds, effects? What styles? Are they edited?
    1 - Sounds Unlimited (real-time sound synthesis)
    2 - number of effects (delay, chorus, phaser, distortion, reverb, etc.) and end up creatable (synthesis real-time effects)
    3 - unlimited styles, being the most accessible electro, to the physical model…
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    - What type of keyboard (synth, piano ...)? How many octaves?
    No keyboard, a virtual expander synthetic analogue (digital synthesis).

    - What controllers (pitch, modulation, sustain ...)?
    Any MIDI controller is manageable by simple assignment

    - What connection (Audio, MIDI, Pedal ...)?
    2 stereo input, 2 stereo output, a MIDI IN, 1 MIDI THROUGH, 1 MIDI OUT, 1 headphone

    - How many sounds, effects? What styles? Are they edited?
    1 - Sounds Unlimited (real-time sound synthesis)
    2 - number of effects (delay, chorus, phaser, distortion, reverb, etc.) and end up creatable (synthesis real-time effects)
    3 - unlimited styles, being the most accessible electro, to the physical model (oscillator pinched strings)
    4 - everything is 100% customizable as real-time
    - Via a utility Mac / PC?
    All creation is through the software provided, the parameter editing is done either via software or a good MIDI controller

    - What is polyphony? ...
    32 votes for the base engine, if we add the 32 expansion board dsp (300 400)

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?
    You have to know a minimum synthesis (already have used a keyboard VA, type micron ion, sh-201, Juno), it helps a lot.

    - Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
    The editor allows you to create an architecture that will generate the sound. It's basically a synthesizer editor (meaning non-modular, as the models previously cited).
    We choose from a variety of modules (oscillators, filters, LFO, sequencer, and more), they assemble as we see fit. In short, free time.
    If we want to engage in the creation of an architecture coplète work, it can get complicated from the moment you can really do anything. It takes time to clearly define what you want to do, what are our limits (MIDI controller), what type of sound. But once that's done ... oh my god ^ ^

    - The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    The manual is only used very little, most research information is via the software's help file is very comprehensive and well done

    SOUNDS

    I will answer all questions together.

    You can do anything!

    Of course the case of a VA synthesis module, not a ROMpler, very realistic acoustic sounds do not think about it. But already, listen to the sample patch of acoustic guitars available on the website, it is quite monstrous ...

    Honestly I do not see what this machine can not do. Can be made that leads literally tear (if you like the sounds of Jordan Rudess and Richard West, it is quite possible), tablecloths Creamy desired, rhythmic electro, sequences do you want in here.

    This is the ultimate machine that wants to create that sound, whether music or FX.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    3 months

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    The fact of not being limited to never have to tell me in a few months, "Damn, now that I know parcoeur the machine, I regret not being able to do this or that." No limit

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    No, the latest was an SH-201 (inevitably, the leap is great ... lol)

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    Slightly above average, the problem is that there's no hardware much like it for that price. In fact there's nothing I think. For 900 euros you have a synth editor, while in other manufacturers you will find that pseudo-modular architecture (limited) for less, or VA synth wavetable + + ROMpler for many much more expensive (Kurzweil, Korg ), and finally often more limited in terms of editability.

    - With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    When I can I will surely epansion DSP card, or they have released the G3, in this case I think about it .... but it is clear that yes, this is the machine that I had egg in addition to a rompleur realistic.
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  • citron69citron69

    Spartan Engine =

    Clavia Nord Modular G2 EnginePublished on 09/25/10 at 13:59
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    Inputs / outputs are unbalanced.
    Alim and snoring ... Physically she snores ... it seems that it is a specialty at Clavia.
    No hum in audio.

    on the other hand, gaffe to ground loops and digital noise with the PC
    (Ground loop through the USB and audio connectors to the audio interface of the PC).

    UTILIZATION

    Warning, this version of "engine" of G2.
    It is a rack with just one button on / off!
    Two unbalanced inputs
    Four single-ended outputs

    Merdouille when it is impossible to make a diagnosis by looking at the rack.

    It depends 100% soft editing ... galley when the USB connection between the rack and the PC loses the pedals.


    SOUNDS

    It's the sound Clavia: clear…
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    Inputs / outputs are unbalanced.
    Alim and snoring ... Physically she snores ... it seems that it is a specialty at Clavia.
    No hum in audio.

    on the other hand, gaffe to ground loops and digital noise with the PC
    (Ground loop through the USB and audio connectors to the audio interface of the PC).

    UTILIZATION

    Warning, this version of "engine" of G2.
    It is a rack with just one button on / off!
    Two unbalanced inputs
    Four single-ended outputs

    Merdouille when it is impossible to make a diagnosis by looking at the rack.

    It depends 100% soft editing ... galley when the USB connection between the rack and the PC loses the pedals.


    SOUNDS

    It's the sound Clavia: clear, precise.

    And synthesis capabilities in hardware UNIQUE!

    It lacks only the sampling.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Unique even today.
    Cons strongly discouraged by beginners.
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