kbspace: nord micro modular
Latest update: 5/4/09
Welcome to the kbspace Nord
synth page. I own a Clavia Nord Micro Modular, and am really pleased and
impressed by its flexibility and suitability for
use with my WX7 Wind Controller.
Especially how it fits into my WX7 case. :-)
Actually, if it were ten times the size, it would still be an awesome
wind-synth module. In the '60's this synth would have taken up a whole
room.... so what else is new.
SETTING UP YOUR MICRO MODULAR TO WORK WITH YOUR WIND SYNTH:
NEW PAGE AT THIS LINK!
MP3 SOUND SAMPLES
The routing for these recordings is:
WX7 -> Nord Micro -> Mackie mixer -> Lexicon MPX100 reverb ->
Soundblaster Live card
On the steel drum sample, I overdubbed using Quartz Audio multitrack,
demo version. The files were recorded using Sound Forge, then converted
to mp3 format with CannAmp, 160 kbps, stereo. I used no extra realtime
continuous controllers beyond breath and pitchbend. I did all the patch
programming and playing.
EWI-Oberheim-Brecker type of sound. Note the extremely smooth
pitch bend and volume control, and rapid response to flutter-tonguing.
Random chord shifting, NOT overdubbed. This is one voice on the
Nord Micro with many oscillators.
feedback chaos simulation. Sounds a little like the Dave
Smith Evolver!! :-)
2 parts overdubbed. The sustain-roll effect was done by double-tonguing.
a little space music using 12 slightly detuned sine oscillators.
"Morf Bari Sax.mp3"
Imagine a bari sax, playing a mournful ballad, that is changing its resonant
characteristics before your very eyes! Well, just click on the link, you
don't have to imagine anymore.
archive at electro-music.com (patches and articles)
Modeling on the Nord Synth
Nord BlueHell site
Nord List Archives
Official Clavia Site
Modular Editor v. 3.03 download (Windows OS
entry for Nord Micro Modular
email me (Ken Barry) at email@example.com
visit my VL1-m site
visit kensdesign.com (need a graphic/multimedia
visit wirething.com (I made a guitar
visit WindWorks Design
visit saxscape (sax mouthpieces,
the next big thing!)