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Nord Modular G2 Sounds
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Haterade
Trying to get a good idea of what this things sounds like/is capable of. Anybody have some good links? Records to check out?
peachfuzzmcgee
No links I can currently give but it's clean as fuck. People say it's a bit flat but it can totally be made a lot bigger sounding with module trickery and external effects. I love it dearly for all it does but to be honest I really really loved the tone of my G1 more if that means anything to you.
wavecircle
G1 has more character but the sky really is the limit with the G2. People thinking about get a modular should really cut their teeth with one of these two.
Parametex
Yeah G1 is slightly better sounding but the feature set and usability on the G2 is pretty killer.

The instant recall of patches is worth all the hassle!
Haterade
Any records the G2 has been used on in a cool way?
wavecircle
Quaristice by Autechre. Also their live sets from the mid 2000s.
Haterade
Oh right. Was Oversteps G2?
otoskope
The G2 only sounds clean if you want it to. If you think it sounds bad, tweak your patch. It is not a synth, it's a damn signal processing development environment. I use it for everything, including complex realtime interface mappings based on linear algebra, spectral analysis and multi-agent sound systems, all done in the box.

It excels in feedback patching, for two reasons:
- It does sample by sample processing, so anything can be feedbacked into anything, and the signal is never older than 1/96000 of a second.
- It uses very high resolution, 96kHz 24 bit, for everything but the delay buffers (2.7s per DSP), which are 16 bit.
For this reason, it feels very analog, and the knowledge you gain with the Nord is directly transferrable to analog modulars.

For what it's worth, John McLaughlin's latest album Black Light features heaps of G2. And lots of other electronic music albums do, too.

Why don't you just try the free G2 demo, which is a rather complete softsynth in itself? Runs perfectly on Windows, still, but Apple messed up as usual with their lack of backwards compatibility. The demo allows for saving and MIDI mapping. The main shortcoming is the lack of audio in and the MIDI processing modules. And it only emulates one DSP (instead of four or eight).
http://www.nordkeyboards.com/downloads/legacy/nord-modular-g2

Have fun! And don't forget to check out the Patch Mutator for some evolutionary fun on any patch.
dave_samuels
the great Roland Kuit has written a whole damn book on the synth

HERE is a collection of just some of the patches he explores in there

and good god, is anything is possible
fac
dave_samuels wrote:
the great Roland Kuit has written a whole damn book on the synth

HERE is a collection of just some of the patches he explores in there

and good god, is anything is possible


That's great. Do you know where I can buy the book? Roland Kuit's website seems to be down.
richie
Kurt's site is back up now:
http://rolandkuit.com/e-Books.html

I got the laboratory of patching really recommend, but it's not a step by step tutorial more of a presentation of his patches with descriptions.
cereal
Haterade wrote:
Oh right. Was Oversteps G2?

IIRC yes, Oversteps was G2. Not really sure about the album but according to their statements in AAA on their Oversteps tour it was all G2.

Anyway. Be sure to check out the Nord Modular Forums at http://electro-music.com/forum. The community doesn't seem to be very active anymore but there are heaps of mindblowing gems to find there!
erstlaub
On my Bandcamp - https://erstlaub.bandcamp.com/

Atom Town through to Jupiter's Children (plus a bunch of albums I've done elsewhere on Broken20, Moving Furniture andHighpoint Lowlife) are all fully built and performed live using a single slot on the G2 Engine (plus a couple of delay pedals at the end of chain for looping as I load in a new patch).

It can be super clean but is also incredibly easy to make grimy and dirty.

http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfportfolio/tmwas.html

This piece was fully written/patched/recorded and distributed in a single day.

If you have the means to get one, do, it's probably the best synthesizer I have ever used (and I've used it for > 10 years). I love my eurorack for different reasons but I'm looking forward to one day sitting down and making another album as Erstlaub.
pixelmechanic
Our G2 at work is criminally ignored by students... I'd make more of it myself if I didn't have a G1 keys and 2 Micros!

I did have one for quite a long time, but never really gelled with it in the same way as G1... I quite like not knowing what knob is gonna do what. It was an early casualty to eurocrack addiction hihi
erstlaub
It's a bit nuts, but it's such an integral part of the way that I think about sound, that I decided I had to jump over to another format because there will be a day in the future where it stops working and there is next to no support for it anymore so I'd be totally screwed.

I will never sell mine, I've tossed nearly everything else I've owned overboard in the name of eurorack (including my G1) but the G2 figuratively goes into the ground with me.

(I'm actually now considering trying to trade some eurorack for another G2 so I've got a spare).

//mental

Dead Banana
blinosynth
Haterade wrote:
Any records the G2 has been used on in a cool way?

apparat
tim hecker
use this beast w00t
otoskope
These two albums are G2 only, based solely on its feedback abilities.

https://otoskope.bandcamp.com/album/eight-broken-circuits
https://otoskope.bandcamp.com/album/seven-solo-meditations

Not easy listening...
soviet_pop
Hi,
I did a comparaison of the G1 vs G2 just for fun.

Nord modular G1 vs G2

Lots of sounds example. I've tried to make the patch sounds about the same using the patch converter + some manual ajustements. I think the G1 is a little more grungy and the g2 is a little more open and hi-fi. Both are very similar and they share the same Clavia DNA.
jonne74
How are the Leads 1-4 and A1 compared to the G1/G2? I have a G1 rack and a Micro.
wavecircle
I love threads like this. Makes me remember why I can never sell my Nords. Need to get onto them again, been in boxes for far too long.
Manresa
dave_samuels wrote:
the great Roland Kuit has written a whole damn book on the synth

HERE is a collection of just some of the patches he explores in there

and good god, is anything is possible


I'll second Roland Kuit's entire Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/roland-kuit

Lots of interesting stuff that goes well beyond typical virtual analog.
Parametex
And if you were not aware the Nord Modulars also send CV from the headphone outs MY ASS IS BLEEDING
otoskope
^ Indeed, that goes for all models (also the micro) - for some reason there's no AC-coupling on the headphone outs, and it took the Nor community 15 years to find out grin

You need to scale it to get good tracking for pitch CV, but it is possible.
GovernorSilver
Tim Kleinert was (selling his G2s) another rock star of the G2 community. Behold, his poly-granular patch - demo is in there too.

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-55004.html

Additive Wavetable Waveshaping synth patch:
http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=409243#409243

He also left behind a bunch of "building block" patches.
Haterade
I was finally able to download the demo software. However, it seemed like a number of parameters on the modules (say, the resonance on the filter) are not patchable. Is that true of the regular program?
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