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Nord Wave is shipping

Post by GeneralBigbag » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:56 am

In case anyone didn't see it on matrixsynth.
I think that this is a great product, at least, in concept and based on the demos, however, I am holding my breath for the G3, which I imagine to be the wave in modular form, stuffed into a nice 3 octave keyboard.
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Re: Nord Wave is shipping

Post by Dirk » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:38 am

GeneralBigbag wrote:In case anyone didn't see it on matrixsynth.
I think that this is a great product, at least, in concept and based on the demos, however, I am holding my breath for the G3, which I imagine to be the wave in modular form, stuffed into a nice 3 octave keyboard.
The G3 is the one I'm looking out for.
But it will take some years I guess.
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Post by Joey » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:56 am

No more endless rotaries?

wtf
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Post by Dirk » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:23 pm

Joey wrote:No more endless rotaries?

wtf
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Post by burnt toast » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:26 pm

mmmm.. might have to invest..

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Post by MitchK1989 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:28 pm

the Audio demos are rather unimpressive.

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Post by GeneralBigbag » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:46 pm

Am I the only person who liked them?
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Post by AlanC » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:07 pm

I'm getting a bit leery of Clavia.

From their FAQ on the Nord Modular:
Will classic Nord Modular Editor be available for Mac OSX?

No, due to the fact that the classic Nord Modular is a discontinued product Clavia has no intention releasing an OSX editor. We will fully focus on the existing products and amazing new product development.
The G2 currently has no USB driver for Vista. There is a work-around, and there have been some half-hearted promises they'll do something, but then they killed the G2X...

So their products which depend on computer-based editors will have a finite lifespan, dictated by how long you can continue to use whatever operating system the software requires.

I'll be sticking to synths that don't rely on computers from now on.

And put me down as another who was thoroughly underwhelmed by those demos.

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Post by Entropy Farmer » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:57 pm

I know the G1 has an open source editor in development, but I don't know any details.

You can also mark me down as a Wave demo hater.

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Post by PLP » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:59 pm

not sure yet, considering the Roland V Synth XT instead.
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Post by Joey » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:30 pm

Dirk wrote:
Joey wrote:No more endless rotaries?

wtf
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the idea was to have them on the actual synth, why buy a knob interface for a synth already full of knobs? the nord lead 3 and g2x both had endless rotaries, they are taking a step back by doing this
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Post by megawatt » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:13 pm

looks interesting...

Just read the manual online - basic but good. I'm very curious to play this in person as I'm not a fan of the demos. I would love a knobbly sampler.

I dig my V-Synth but am open to one day flipping it for one of these red dollies.

Anyone played one yet?
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Post by Huppo » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:05 am

AlanC wrote:So their products which depend on computer-based editors will have a finite lifespan, dictated by how long you can continue to use whatever operating system the software requires.
Just out of curiousity..why wouldn't you be able to continue using an old operating system? Perhaps you wouldn't be able to continue using it on your main computer, but having a small, out of date computer laying around dedicated to running editors on W98 or XP or whatever doesn't sound too hard to deal with. Maybe not as elegant as you'd like, but it hardly ends the synth's lifespan.
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Post by GeneralBigbag » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:54 am

Like the man says.

After all, there's plenty of in-the-box emulators out there for anyone wanting to play the dos games of yore, and some of those are pushing 20 years now.
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Post by SubliminalEffect » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:24 am

AlanC wrote:The G2 currently has no USB driver for Vista. There is a work-around, and there have been some half-hearted promises they'll do something, but then they killed the G2X...
a new USB driver is needed to run the G2 on Vista? i thought XP drivers were supposed to be able to run on Vista?
AlanC wrote:I'm getting a bit leery of Clavia.

From their FAQ on the Nord Modular:
Will classic Nord Modular Editor be available for Mac OSX?

No, due to the fact that the classic Nord Modular is a discontinued product Clavia has no intention releasing an OSX editor. We will fully focus on the existing products and amazing new product development.
i went to the Clavia Web site to see if there was any mention about needing new USB drivers for Vista - didn't find any.

but i did find what you are asking for - an OS X editor for the Nord Modular:
Due to the public demand and to support our Mac customers Clavia have decided to make a public beta version of the OSX editor available. NOTE: This beta is not a released software version and Clavia takes no responsibility for any bugs in the package nor will we do any further development of this beta. This beta version of the editor is pretty much fully functional with OS X 10.1.5 and up. A known bug is that if you control click on a module, to delete it or change its name, the editor will promptly crash. The workaround is to select a module and press the delete key, and to rename it just double click on the name of the module.
so they can be responsive to their customers.

nonetheless, i don't think there will be a G3, myself. i spoke to the U.S. distributor for Clavia a few years ago at the Winter NAMM show (awfully useful event to find things out). the person i spoke with indicated that G2 were quite disappointing.

i'm guessing that not enough Nord Mod owners bought into the G2. i don't think it will be pragmatic for Clavia to come up with another generation of Nord Modulars just to make some customers happy (in this case).

just my two cent bargain...

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