Nord is announcing several new instruments this week at the Frankfurt Musikmesse (April 10-13th), including the Nord Drum 2 and the Nord Pad.
The Nord Drum 2 is a 6-channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer. The Nord Drum 2 sound engine features Resonance modeling, Subtractive and FM-synthesis in addition to a comprehensive Noise section with High-Pass, Low-pass and Band-Pass filters and offers an “extreme” level of control over the dynamic response.
Each of the channels can be roughened up with a sample rate reducing Crush effect or non-linear distortion. The six generic trigger inputs can be used with both electronic drum pads and acoustic trigger mics. Nord Drum 2 can be played with MIDI pads or be controlled from a MIDI sequencer. The MIDI Out lets the Nord Drum 2 double as a Trigger-to-MIDI interface.
Also debuting at Musikmesse this week, the new Nord Pad is a compact, responsive multi-pad that connects easily to the Nord Drum 2 via Ethernet cable. The Nord Pad is available as an optional accessory.
- 6-channel drum synthesizer
- Resonance modeling, Subtractive- and FM-synthesis
- 6 generic trigger inputs
- Dedicated Nord Pad input with support for separate Kick trigger/pad.
- MIDI in/out with CC control
- Stereo output, with pan control
- Headphones output
Price and Availability information:
The Nord Drum 2 and Nord Pad are expected to ship in May 2013. The Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price for the Nord Drum 2 is 499 Euro ($649 US); the MSRP for the Nord Pad is 259 Euro ($339 US).