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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: finally Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi everybody,

Finally I have enough budget to buy myself a new synth (I ate noodle almost a year so please help). I already have juno106 and microKorg. They are not good enough to be my main controller. Juno far to be perfect controller, microKorg got very small key).

I know you guys might get bored by this kind of this question(buying stuff) but this is what I waiting for a long time. I would like to ask you guys a few question about 2 synths. I hope you don t mine to give me some suggestion aboout those machine.

yes, one of them is nord G2 (that why I ask you here) and the other one is Monomachine. why them? I know they are so different but it become a tough choice for me. because the shop around my place dont have them so I don t have a chance to try them. That why I really want you guys oppinion about these two synth. I alway heard the good thing about them. never have a chance to get hand on.

Anyway I want to use it to make sound for film (sfx, spfx) and do my music as well(electronic music:pop, electronica, idm, hiphop). I know G2 has so many module which can be control by HW keyboard and MM has 6 different synthesis and 6 internal track+6midi track in it, right?

I really love to have both of them but my problem is my money is allow me to have only one synth. so which synth do you think it good enough to do sound for film (mostly is sound effect not scoring) and I want to use it for live performance too. which one is good for this task?



Thanks
N

ps. sorry for my poor english. it s not my first language. please try to understand. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I wouldn't know about the other synth, but a G2 is a must have for noodle eaters :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't know about the other synth (I'm hoping someone on the board can shed some light on that one) but I can say that you can't go wrong with the nord. I think it is the best MIDI controller on the market right now. I can make patches that are just controllers for software synthesizers (or other hardware synthesizers) and have a seamless interface with the computer (no more mouse to turn knobs!) The monomachine offers a drum machine style interface, but you could probably duplicate this in the G2 ( there are some factory patches that do this). The one thing I notice that the monomachine has that the nord doesn't is an X-Y joystick...although you could get similar results on the nord by twisting a couple knobs at the same time.

Like I said, I don't know much about the monomachine to compare it appropriately, but if you want a synth that can be used as diverse controller for other gear, and want to make your own sounds/patches, then you can't go wrong with the nord.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The MonoMachine is an excellent beast, but it is also very weird. It is worth the money but it is not comparable to the G2. these two are completely different instrument designs and I guess if you find them both interesting you should buy them both. However, the G2 is the most versatile of the two.
This review in Sound On sound magazine should probably expain in detail what the MonoMachine is about:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr04/articles/elektronmonomachine.htm?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I reread the review just now, My advice is: Get the G2.

I am not saying the MonoMacine is bad, but rather that the MonoMachine is a niche tool. The G2 is a huge polyphonic modular monster that is also pretty easy to learn.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank a lot for your guys suggestion.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If you want to make sound for film i think the MM is pretty much out of the question really. It's a really nice machine and I will probably get one eventually but it's really a one (or maybe six) trick pony.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've heard the monomachine is extremely phat, and you can do some amazing things with it, but the G2 is almost made for film work. You can get some really atmospheric sounds out of it - have a listen to some of the mp3s in the noodles section and you'll soon realise the potential of this machine for film.
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