Sunday, April 10, 2011

Clavia Nord Modular G2 Synthesizer w/DSP Expansion

via this auction
"The much-loved and now somewhat rare Nord Modular G2. Probably the best hardware virtual analog (VA) synth ever made. This synth has the DSP expansion installed (a difficult thing to find in its own right), which provides you with more options when building your patches and gives the synth the ability to play more voices simultaneously...

People love them because they allow you to basically design your own synthesis architecture. You make your virtual synth in the computer editor (connected to the G2 via USB), then you assign its different parameters (such as filter cutoff, ADSR attack time, etc.) to the built-in knobs and buttons, with parameter descriptions provided on the 4 LCD screens. After you've made your virtual synth, you don't need to be connected to the computer to play with it, of course. You can also use it for some really creative and flexible signal processing. If you understand analog synthesis, there's nothing else out there that can provide the flexibility and live-performance potential of the G2."

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