Nord Micro Modular Synth Module

£350.00

In stock

Description

Micro synth from Nord Micro. The Micro has minimal controls and a super-simple interface but maintains the usual big Nord synth sound. It’s a slightly cut-down version of the Nord Modular

The Micro comes in small, heavy steel box about the size of a paperback book. Connections include two audio inputs, two outputs, headphone socket, Midi in & out, PC in & out & power jack

Basic spec is

  • 4-voice polyphony (depends on DSP usage, can be more than 4)
  • 6 VSM Oscillators
  • 8 LFOs
  • 4 random pattern generators
  • 16.000 patterns
  • 6 filters – resonant, 12 or 24 db/Octave, HP, BP, LP, etc
  • Shelving EQs
  • Ring Modulator
  • Vocoder
  • ADSR
  • AD
  • 99 memories

There are 99 user memories and basic editing is available from the front panel. More advanced editing can be done from a PC / Mac-based editor. Check the demo video (see Links tab) to see how to use two midi interfaces to hook up an editor and receive midi from a DAW simultaneously

I fired the Micro up for a quick demo and found it full of creative sounds that evolve over time, so someone has spent time on programming patches. Whether they are factory patches I don’t know. There are strong hints of Waldorf Wave in some patches, which is always a good thing!

Support for the Nord Modular seems to be very much fan-based now and there are lots of forum posts, freely downloadable editors – for both Windows and OS X – and general help. ThereĀ  are also hundreds of downloadable patches. See the Links tab for more info

“Built like a tank, light as a feather, with sound that can crush armies and make storms of juicy, juicy electronic goodness. 5 stars”

“The Nord Micro Modular is an incredible little synth – has some really beefy analogue-style basses and leads, but you can also get some beautifully atmospheric pads out of it. I’m still discovering stuff it can do – for example, recently found out that the vocoder patches available are of real quality”

In very good, used condition with a minor mark on the front panel. Comes with UK-spec external power supply. Photos show the synth for sale

Desktop unit 21 x 12 x 5 cm

User manual

https://www.nordkeyboards.com/sites/default/files/files/downloads/manuals/nord-modular/Nord%20Modular%20English%20User%20Manual%20v3.0%20Edition%203.0.pdf Nord Modular System https://www.nordkeyboards.com/products/nord-modular Nord downloads page with latest OS version https://www.nordkeyboards.com/downloads/nord-modular Nord Modular Editor V3.03 for Mac OS http://www.stage-engine.com/micro-modular-1 Vintage Synth page https://www.vintagesynth.com/clavia/nordmicro.php Modwiggler forum discussion https://modwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50038&start=1050 Youtube review https://youtu.be/9ZaPOIuzfgY Introduction video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAKjRsQHjM4 Nord Micro Modular acid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxivmpOlfV4  
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In very good, used condition with a minor mark on the front panel. Comes with UK-spec external power supply. Photos show the synth for sale