anyone tried CLAVIA. NORDWAVE yet?

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Post by crystalmsc » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:29 am

maindeglorie wrote:I started playing with the pitch stick, and became amazed from then on.
that's the only thing I missed from both the Rack2x and G1 keyboard. It would be wonderful if the G1 key have that.
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Post by Joey » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:02 am

maindeglorie wrote:
D-Collector wrote:And I wish they could incorporate normal pitch and mod wheels instead.
Really? As soon as I got my NL3 years ago, I started playing with the pitch stick, and became amazed from then on. You CANNOT bend notes on a wheel like you could on the pitch stick. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I hate pitch wheels now. I wish I could get that stick mounted on my Voyager. I also wish that companies would mount their pitch wheels horizontally, instead of vertically. I think you could rock out harder moving left to right instead of up and down. :D
Yeah I think thats my favorite thing about the nord.

Its a shame its f**k patented though, I'd love to see it on some other synths.
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Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:11 am

I'd love to buy a nord controller
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Post by maindeglorie » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:25 am

tyrannosaurus mark wrote:I'd love to buy a nord controller
:shock:

Why haven't they done that? USB, weighted keys, faders and the pitch stick!

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Post by Big Gnome » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:29 am

Joey wrote:Yeah I think thats my favorite thing about the nord.

Its a shame its f**k patented though, I'd love to see it on some other synths.
I agree. I'm not that crazy about Nords, but the pitch sticks are very cool. I would love to see them license it to other companies.
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Post by Synthprophet » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:01 pm

maindeglorie wrote:
D-Collector wrote:And I wish they could incorporate normal pitch and mod wheels instead.
Really? As soon as I got my NL3 years ago, I started playing with the pitch stick, and became amazed from then on. You CANNOT bend notes on a wheel like you could on the pitch stick. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I hate pitch wheels now. I wish I could get that stick mounted on my Voyager. I also wish that companies would mount their pitch wheels horizontally, instead of vertically. I think you could rock out harder moving left to right instead of up and down. :D
Indeed the picthstick give it a different touch, as you can bend the sound like the strings on a guitar which makes it easy to give the sound a better twist of life.
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Post by D-Collector » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:19 pm

maindeglorie wrote:
D-Collector wrote:And I wish they could incorporate normal pitch and mod wheels instead.
Really? As soon as I got my NL3 years ago, I started playing with the pitch stick, and became amazed from then on. You CANNOT bend notes on a wheel like you could on the pitch stick. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I hate pitch wheels now. I wish I could get that stick mounted on my Voyager. I also wish that companies would mount their pitch wheels horizontally, instead of vertically. I think you could rock out harder moving left to right instead of up and down. :D
Well, either wheels or a Roland type pitch/mod stick. I can't stand that wooden thingy on the Nord.

Btw, the Nord modular G2X has horizontal wheels doesn't it?

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Post by seamonkey » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:14 pm

I haven't been impressed with any of the audio demos of the Wave. Nothing jumped out at me as being sonically new or innovative.
The concept sounds wonderful but it seems they didn't finish it.

The Nord series is IMO one red sexy beautiful piece of equipment but I think anyone looking at the nord wave could save their money and buy a new 2X and have just as much fun.
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Post by maindeglorie » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:36 pm

seamonkey wrote:I haven't been impressed with any of the audio demos of the Wave. Nothing jumped out at me as being sonically new or innovative.
The concept sounds wonderful but it seems they didn't finish it.

The Nord series is IMO one red sexy beautiful piece of equipment but I think anyone looking at the nord wave could save their money and buy a new 2X and have just as much fun.
You're correct about the demos. They're s**t.

But you cannot do on a 2X what you can do on a Wave. The 2X is missing FM, waves, FX and the main feature... user definable samples! Think about importing any sample you want, any noise you grab and being able to use it as an oscillator on the Nord. Now you're getting it. :wink:

The Wave is priced rather high in my opinion though.

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Post by sequence » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:26 pm

maindeglorie wrote:The Wave is priced rather high in my opinion though.
Yeah one could score a brand new Andromeda for (close) to what Clavia is asking for Wave.
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Post by felis » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:24 pm

maindeglorie wrote:
....I also wish that companies would mount their pitch wheels horizontally, instead of vertically. I think you could rock out harder moving left to right instead of up and down. :D


If you haven't tried them, you'd probably like the sliders and wheel on the Micron.

And the ribbons on the A6 and Kurzweil's are great. I like the Nords pitch stick a lot - it feels just right, as soon as you get used to it.

I also think the Wave is a bit overpriced for what it is. I was hoping to see it come in at a lot less. :(

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Post by hfinn » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:34 pm

I will probably try to pick one up eventually on the used market.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:21 pm

Must say...if it ain't analogue then that price is a joke. You could buy a new V-Synth GT or a second hand PEK with that kind of moola!

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Post by maindeglorie » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:12 am

felis wrote: If you haven't tried them, you'd probably like the sliders and wheel on the Micron.

And the ribbons on the A6 and Kurzweil's are great. I like the Nords pitch stick a lot - it feels just right, as soon as you get used to it.

I also think the Wave is a bit overpriced for what it is. I was hoping to see it come in at a lot less. :(
Never tried the Micron, cause it's too tiny for me, but I sure did notice the sliders and thought it was great.

The ribbon on my Andromeda WAS great until it started f**k up on me, but at least I got my ghost parameter fixed, so I can live without the ribbon.

The Wave is absolutely overpriced. Clavia seems to think that they are Access, and they definitely are not. I could see the Wave costing as much as the TI if the build quality was anywhere near the TI, but it's not even close. I was amazed by the build, keys and weight of the TI. Now that's an instrument! Too bad I hate the Virus sound, sounds like the Q, and I hated that too. (keep your flames to yourself! :) )

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Post by hfinn » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:42 am

It could pull a radias and drop substantially in price if they are not selling well.

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