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Post by MitchK1989 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:44 pm

JUGEL wrote:So .. you guys are sure it's real?
look at clavia's web page... It would be kinda early for an april fools joke, and one of the members at electro-music.com had inside information and had been dropping hints for awhile...

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Post by Andy_X69 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:17 am

Looks like the FM features are no more advanced than the Lead 3 (possibly less advanced even!).

It doesnt interest me.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:01 am

So it's got an FM radio like that new Moogerfooger? That sure is flavour of the month. ;)

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Post by Taxidermy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:22 am

I like the look of something they made with morphing envelopes and all that, but it doesn't seem right without the joystick. That almost looks like nords take on a vector synthesizer.

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Post by kk994 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:29 pm

Is it just me or does it look a little too similar to other Nords. The Nord design is 12 years old now... maybe time for a change?

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Post by felis » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:37 pm

I like it.
I like its design too.
Don't know too much about the specs yet, but so far, it looks good.
As with all these synths, it'll come down to what it can do, at what price.

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:40 am

so, it's a step down from the Nord Lead 3 great user interface? also wish they replace that smiley icon..
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:54 pm

crystalmsc wrote:so, it's a step down from the Nord Lead 3 great user interface? also wish they replace that smiley icon..
It actually says sample, the smiley is only on the pre-release photos.

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:35 pm

Yay! :)

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Post by megawatt » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:23 pm

Thanks Carbon - exactly what we were looking for. The first modern synth I ever bought was a Nord Lead 2 - it was great to learn on. I've sold it down the road but always loved the design and playablity. I'm def considering picking this up for the sampling goodness and I love wavetable synths...
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Post by MitchK1989 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:25 pm

is it just me or does it look like only one osc is capable of samples, wavetables, and FM?

It also only has 2 outs instead of 4, and one two slots instead of 4... I also haven't seen any audio inputs, and even if the thing can sample, it doesn't look to have a screen up to the job of editing them, so I assume it relies on the software for all sample editing and such...

Looks like it might be fun for live use, but with all the feature and interface cutbacks compared to their older synths, it had better be cheap...

EDIT: Also looks like it only has portamento in mono mode, where the earlier nords had the arguably useless standard form of polyphonic portamento, and the nord lead 3 had the excellently useful parallel polyphonic portamento...
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Post by carbon111 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:27 pm

megawatt wrote:Thanks Carbon - exactly what we were looking for. The first modern synth I ever bought was a Nord Lead 2 - it was great to learn on. I've sold it down the road but always loved the design and playablity. I'm def considering picking this up for the sampling goodness and I love wavetable synths...
Plus it has aftertouch and you can name your patches...the lack of those two features really bugged enough that I eventually sold my 2X - really loved the general timbre of it though and the pitch stick was perfect...
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Post by MitchK1989 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:32 pm

carbon, where are you getting your information? Aftertouch? I didn't think it would make it in, considering they seemed to have copped the interface from the nord lead 2.

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:38 pm

MitchK1989 wrote:is it just me or does it look like only one osc is capable of samples, wavetables, and FM?

It also only has 2 outs instead of 4, and one two slots instead of 4... I also haven't seen any audio inputs, and even if the thing can sample, it doesn't look to have a screen up to the job of editing them, so I assume it relies on the software for all sample editing and such...

Looks like it might be fun for live use, but with all the feature and interface cutbacks compared to their older synths, it had better be cheap...
The number of slots and outs are a shame but the other options surpass the functionality of the Lead 2x in a huge way. Aftertouch means this will finally make a decent controller, The ability to use more filters and the additional ability to use wavetables as well as samples means a huge expansion of the range of possible sounds.
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Post by carbon111 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:39 pm

MitchK1989 wrote:carbon, where are you getting your information? Aftertouch? I didn't think it would make it in, considering they seemed to have copped the interface from the nord lead 2.
...look in the vibrato section.
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