The Celebes Sea (featuring vintage analogue keys)

October 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Original music featuring ARP2600, Moog Voyager, Mellotron, D6 Clavinet, Nord Electro 3 and Fender Rhodes

Clavia Nord Modular (and G2) editors + Microsoft Surface Pro demo

October 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This demo goes through using the Nord Modular (0:00) and G2 (6:00) editors on the Surface Pro.

If you want to just know “Does the Surface Pro work well with these editors?” my answer is ‘yes, but…’

The ‘but’ being that it seemed most useful using the pen throughout. While I at first felt that your fingers would work fine for knob twisting and such, even on the Nord Modular editor (not G2), I looked back at the video and felt that my finger still had trouble catching the knobs. However, I would say WITH the pen, you would have very little trouble using the editors. I hope you enjoyed the video and that it provided you with some insight into this combination. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you :)

Download free artist sound banks for your NORD Lead 4

October 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Nord has announced six new artist sound banks for the new Lead 4 and Lead 4R are now available for free download. They tell us that six very different sound designers have created a wide range of new sounds covering everything from classic analogue vintage leads and pads, FM pianos, evil distorted rave basses and complex performance patches with multilayered synchronized arpeggiating monsters and much more.

The sound creators are ASL SoundLab, Federico Solazzo, Åke Danielson, Palle Dahlstedt, Kristofer Ulfves and Ulf “Vinyl” Stenberg.

The sounds are compatible with the Nord Lead 4 and the Nord Lead 4R and are transferred using the Nord Sound Manager.

Free download from the Nord Lead 4 Program Library

Nord Lead 4 Demo

September 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo with the Nord Lead 4. It consists of some preset browsing and mild tweaking.

Oscillators

  • 2 oscillators per voice / 20 voice polyphony
  • FM, Hard & Soft Sync

Modulation

  • 2 LFO sections plus Modulation Envelope
  • Flexible syncing and routing options

Filter

  • 12, 24 and 48 dB low-pass filters
  • High-pass and Band-pass filters
  • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations
    of Mini and TB-303

Effects

  • Crush, Drive, Comb filter,
    Talk, Compressor, Reverb/delay

Performance

  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
  • Impulse Morph
  • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
  • USB MIDI

Two models

  • Nord Lead 4 with 49 synth-keys or Nord Lead 4R Table-top rack mountable version

Chiptune Synth Jam (Nord Lead, Moog Slim Phatty, MPC 500, Tenori-On, Kaosspad)

July 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Created a chiptune-typical arpeggio lead sound on the Nord Rack and played around with it.”

Gear used in this video:
- Clavia Nord Rack 2X (chiptune arpeggio lead)
- Moog Slim Phatty (bass)
- Kurzweil Micropiano (piano)
- MAM mb33 mkII (bitcrushed 303 acid bass)
- Vermonad DRM1 mkIII (analog drums)
- Akai MPC 500 (sequencing)
- Korg Kaosspad Mini (decimator effect on mb33)
- Yamaha Tenori-On (sequencing mb33)
- Yamaha AW1600 (recording, mixing & mastering)

Nord Drum 2 vs Nord Beat 2 step sequencer

July 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Improvised live performance by Jon-Eirik Boska.

The Nord Drum 2 is sequenced from the Nord Beat 2 MIDI step sequencer for iPad (connected via an iRig MIDI interface).

Thanks to Petra, Roman and Jon-Eirik for making this video!

Direction, camera and editing: Petra Hermanová and Roman Přikryl
Music and performance: Jon-Eirik Boska

Read more about the new Nord Drum 2 modeling percussion synthesizer here:
http://www.nordkeyboards.com/main.asp…

Get the free Nord Beat app for iPad here:
http://www.nordkeyboards.com/main.asp…

The Nord Pad is available as an optional accessory for the Nord Drum 2.

Nordic Red version 2 – ReFill with samples from Nord Modular G2x synthesiser

June 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Soundcells has released Nordic Red version 2, a ReFill based on samples from the Nord Modular G2x synthesiser. They believe that it is especially great for film scores, game music, ambient and experimental music.

Version 2 adds 250 Mb of new Nord Modular G2 samples, new combinator patches and changes in detail.

Nordic Red v2 Contents:

•  140+ impressive combinator patches.

•  170+ NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.

•  850+ 44 khz 24bit samples, 1.3 GB uncompressed.

•  Great for film scores, game music, ambient & drones but also modern dance styles.

•  11 demo files with ‘tutorialesque’ value are included.

Pricing and Availability:

Introductory price is 18.90 EUR (normally 24.90 EUR).

Get it here >>

‘Prepare yourself for a journey where your creativity can reach new levels‘ – this statement from the ‘Welcome‘ section of the G2 manual is a perfect description of what you can expect from the Nordic Red ReFill. The ability to create an unlimited range of individual sounds will not only provide you with “otherworldly“ atmospheric stuff, the deepest textures and great keys, but also with surprisingly “in-your-face“ bass patches and wonderful pads when diving into this ReFill. The “self-playing“ patches (called “Noodles“ in the G2), for example, are great starting points to create some ultra-deep atmospheric textures – an ideal entry for composing film scores or game music. Or simply pitch down the samples to listen to the “hidden magic“ inside these up to 90 seconds long ‘Noodle‘ recordings. Version 2 adds 20 combinator patches based on 250 mb of new Modular G2 samples …

Nord Lead 4 Arpeggiator Party

June 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Clavia’s product specialist Tomas Johansson demonstrating an awesome patch with multiple layers of Arpeggiators using two Nord Lead 4′s (6 slots used in total / 1,5 Nord Lead 4:-)).

All elements (3 percussion sounds and 3 synthesizer sounds) are triggered live (no external sequencers).

Clavia talks on their new Nord Lead 4 – video overview

April 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Clavia gives us a quick run through of their new synth at MusikMesse 2013

Features and specs all revealed on this new red beauty

SBC live from the event

Nord Lead 4 – World Exclusive

April 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MESSE13: Nord Lead 4 – World Exclusive Pre show sneak peak

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