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Clavia Releases Nord Modular G2

Clavia's new Nord Modular G2 platform, designed with a focus on live performance, offers a fully assignable modulation wheel, pitch stick and rotary encoders to turn, bend and tweak. The four separat 12/29/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

Clavia's new Nord Modular G2 platform, designed with a focus on liveperformance, offers a fully assignable modulation wheel, pitch stickand rotary encoders to turn, bend and tweak. The four separate LCDs onthe front panel provide an overview on the user's patch creation.

The G2 also provides features such as rotary encoders with circularLED graphs (the LED graphs instantly show the correct values of theparameters the user chooses), programmable parameter pages (which guidein sound editing work and patch creation), patch variations (which letsthe user create and store eight different complete parameter setups perpatch), a Performance mode (which allows the user to set upmultipatches from the four individual synthesizer slots) and the eightmorph groups per patch allows the user to control sets of parametersfrom single internal control sources and via MIDI.

The G2 also boasts four analog audio inputs including an XLR micinput with built-in amplifier to insert external signals and patchthem. To use the Modular G2 Patch Editor, users just need to hook upthe G2 to a PC via the USB connection. The logical architecture andvisual overview, including user-defined coloring of modules andcolor-coded module groups, make it easy to patch and "lay out" sounds.Thanks to the real-time USB communication, the G2 immediately respondsto patching and follows the user's moves. Most of the modules areself-optimizing, meaning that they adapt their bandwidth to the patchedsignals. The flexible modules also make it easy to alter functionalitywithout needing to replace modules. The Modular G2 Patch Editor comeswith more than 150 modules, including oscillators, filters, envelopes,a vocoder, physical modeling, reverb, delay, frequency shifter, pitchtracker, sequencers, LFOs, MIDI modules and more.

For more information, visit www.clavia.se.