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Nord Modular Vs G2 Synth engine
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Nord Modular Vs G2 Synth engine Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So I've been a rather happy micro modular user for the last 8 years. Whilst browsing ebay, i've just spotted a G2 engine for sale. I understand the advantages of the G2 with regards to extra DSP and fx (reverb etc) but am wondering about the difference in the synth engine itself.

Does the G2 have a different sound than an NM1 (specifically the osc section).
I realise G2 patches may sound different due to FX but are there any other major differences.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

for my understanding, one string osc was added and it is quite good of course, a few midi function modules added to process midi data in-out, several fx modules added like reverb. In addition, big advantage of G2 keyborad font panel should be considered.
Am I correct???

The big mistake of Clavia was that they designed a rack version of G2 without any knobs on it.... If not, probably I would own a G2 rack in my stuido rather than an NM1 after considering the price. But that was my opionion only....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

imo, the basic oscillators sound about the same.

The anti-aliasing algorithm in the G2 seems better; when I compared similar waves, there was (to my ears, anyway) about an extra octave's worth of unaliased notes.

There are new waveshapes available in the G2 shape oscillators, and they can be morphed, which is handy. There's a phase-locked ramp/pulse oscillator (with an additional sub-osc) which makes a nice basis for a VA synth.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Some possible threads to read up on it :

http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?highlight=classic+sound&t=9105
http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?highlight=classic+sound&t=8091
http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?highlight=classic+sound&t=6903

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the replies and the links...some interesting reading!

It's hard to sum this up but from what I've read so far people typically think that the NM1 and G2 sound a little different. I think someone said they believe that the NM 1 has a little more grit. Obviously this will all come down to my ears (can I hear a difference) and if yes, which do I prefer.

Either way I think a G2 would be a good investment for me but I've actually gone off the idea of the G2 rack. I think I'm gonna save up and add some keys and knobs to that sucker.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Correct Very Happy

Sound wise I think the G2 is a bit more open in that it can have different characters where as the Classic more has a built in character that is not so easy to do on a G2. Some believe that the G2 DACs are not so good, some more believe that they are different, but it is debated if not maybe it's the algorithms that are different instead. You'd hear the difference I'm sure.

Then there are the extra modules in the G2, longer delays mainly and MIDI automation, some nice new effects like pitch shifting, pitch detection. Some delay based stuff is possible on the Classic, but the possible delays are short.

And the user interface of course.

It's too bad you only have 1 money Very Happy

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