Nord Drum 2

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Post by Noha » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:21 am

I kind of agree with tIB here. I had my ND2 hooked up through a HexVCA to modulate the trigs, and while it worked pretty well, it was not so easy to control and kind of made a mess of things with all of the cables running from the modular to the desk where the ND2 was. With a Cirklon I can very easily control the velocity of each hit to a very fine degree, not to mention using modulation over other parameters through CC messages.

One of my favorite tricks with the ND2 is using it with a Madrona Soundplane. I made a Soundplane template with six zones corresponding to the six voices, and it works great. The Soundplane is so sensitive and the ND2 so dynamic that you can get amazing variations just by doing things like lightly tapping or scraping on the Soundplane. You really can't get that level of control by using modulated CV trigs, but I understand that it's a different kind of usage.

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Post by ipnoteca » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:07 am

i'm going to pull the trigger soon on a nord drum 2, wanted to ask if was possible to pan internally, since i will use it mainly for kick and snares.
basically i want kick on L and snare on R.

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Post by memovitch » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:16 am

robocoder: panning is possible for every of 6 channels. ND2 has a stereo output only /2 channels, so kick to L and snare to R is possible/.

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Post by ipnoteca » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:04 pm

memovitch wrote:robocoder: panning is possible for every of 6 channels. ND2 has a stereo output only /2 channels, so kick to L and snare to R is possible/.
ah thank you!!! this is exactly what i wanted to hear ;)
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Post by memovitch » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:46 am

robocoder: im glad to help 8O)

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Post by memovitch » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:22 am

for all eurorack wigglers with 'double triggering' problem - cheap and space friendly solution is ladik's U030 ( http://ladik.ladik.eu/?page_id=559 ).

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Post by othermonkey » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:41 am

fantastic drum synth. aces.

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Post by hamtyler » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:58 am

Hey - Does anyone know if a standalone software editor exists for the ND2? I've not been able to find one.

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Post by sloth713 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:04 pm

Can the Nord Drum 2 make steel drum and tank drum sounds?

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Post by chvad » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:34 pm

yep... and you can also have each drum tone spread chromatically across a keyboard as well. It's an awesome feature that doesn't limit you to just 6 notes/drums.

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Post by sloth713 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:05 pm

Awesome! :banana:

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:48 am

chvad wrote:yep... and you can also have each drum tone spread chromatically across a keyboard as well. It's an awesome feature that doesn't limit you to just 6 notes/drums.
It's a lovely AD 6 voice synth in that regard!
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Post by gruebleengourd » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:31 pm

Good for baselines too.

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Post by chvad » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:08 pm

it really is. people love to focus on the shortcomings of so much gear and i know nothing is perfect but this thing hits so many right places I can't ever really see parting with it.

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Post by splonge » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:09 am

hamtyler wrote:Hey - Does anyone know if a standalone software editor exists for the ND2? I've not been able to find one.
While not standalone there is this:

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... controller

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Post by jenz » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:51 am

Funny question but: Is it fatter and/or versatile than a jomox Mbase for kicks?

Do they even compare? :hmm:

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Post by splonge » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:01 am

jenz wrote:Funny question but: Is it fatter and/or versatile than a jomox Mbase for kicks?

Do they even compare? :hmm:
I suspect not. Its not bad at doing big, fat kick drums but you have to make judicious use of the built in EQ function to get it to really stand out. But its not built for just making kick drums.

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Post by stwerewolf » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:32 am

jenz wrote:Funny question but: Is it fatter and/or versatile than a jomox Mbase for kicks?

Do they even compare? :hmm:
versatile: yeah, it's about as versatile a drum synth as you can imagine.

fatter: probably not

With it being drum synthesis from the ground up it's kind of what you make it though, if you spent a lot of time on the sound, used the onboard eq intelligently and then hit it with the usual outboard compression/eq you can definitely get a pretty massive techno/house kick (for my tastes anyway), but I'd say it would be a lot quicker and easier to dial in on a Jomox. But then you can't conjure up most of the drum head, fm, synth, resonant modelling etc stuff on the Jomox that you can on the Nord so it's swings and roundabouts.

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Post by hifienvelope » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:35 am

I have just joined the club with the Nord drum 2 and can't wait to integrate it into my set up. I am going to reconfigure my drum kit around this unit and use it as a means to interact between the modular and the drums(half of the channels for live triggering and half for cv/sequencing). Very excited!

I'll get a kick trigger soon, but I was wondering if anyone here has used one of the cheapo midi pads with the ND2 and if so, what the experience was like. Have any thoughts to share on which perform better or worse? I'm interested to hear. Is it worth it to just get the Nord pad?

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Post by chvad » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:58 pm

I can't attest to other drum pads but I did drop the dollars for the nord pad and I find it to be very responsive and fun to play. I'm no virtuosic percussion player mind you.

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Post by Noha » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:36 pm

I don't think you need the Nord Pad unless you want that particular form factor. The Nord is very responsive and you can tune the response to your particular controller/pad setup. I've gotten good results from both an Ableton Push, and particularly a Madrona Soundplane. The Soundplane is responsive enough so that just tapping your fingers lightly on it produces very nice dynamic light percussion. If you're comfortable with a particular midi pad, I bet you'll get good results using it with the Nord Drum 2.

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Post by hifienvelope » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:57 pm

Thank you for your input. I initially thought it might just be best to use a kick trigger and a couple pad triggers, but if I were to use the ND2 as a chromatic instrument I would be limited to only three notes. So perhaps I will go for the pad plus the kick trigger.

The option to use the ND2 melodically does appeal to me a good bit. I just sold my vibraphone recently, so I can still scratch that itch somewhat using the pad.

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