Nord Wave 2

I think you overestimate my ability of make a choice :slight_smile:

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OK it’s not in the vaunted under 2500 pile that get’s talked about so much on the forum, but it doesn’t miss by much.

I think besides it being friendly to just sit down and play, it also works for performance. It’s 20 pounds but that’s still OK for moving around. Four layers, with analog, wavetable, FM and sampled sound together and it sounds good. What’s not to like.

I don’t have one but it’s high up on my list. I think though that it does suffer from having a lot of competition, and not having some sort of a wow factor to it.

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MODX is better value IMHO, loads of FM-X capabilities too

Fairly detailed review

Even more detailed review. This ain’t the old Sound On Sound - there’s actual criticism in there. :wink:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/clavia-nord-wave-2?page=2

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Yea! good to see such detail in a review.
If Wave 2 had the Wave 1 depth of modulation, and a 4 note chord mode, I’d probably be rationalizing the purchase of a Wave 2. But it’s okay, not every synth is meant for me.

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My Wave arrived today. Only had an hour to play around but nice first impression. Nice build and I really like the feel of the keys.

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I think you need just one more synth.

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I keep telling my wife that. :slight_smile:

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I’ve started a thread for those with a keyboard collection.

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Any more thoughts on it?

Well, it’s a keeper. It’s significantly different from the other synths in my collection and just using the presets is inspiring (for me). Already used it in a track. Also very easy to tweak things and I like the 4 layer mix concept. The companion software also seem very good and it’s free. Quite a step up from Sequential where you have to pay silly money for a low quality third party editor. Really nice EFX as well. Good happy about the key bed.
I am sure the features will keep me occupied for a long time.

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Mine arrived today. I’ve only had about a half hour with it, but really like it. The keybed is good, and as @jespers says, it’s got some inspiring presets. I need to spend some serious time this weekend doing some sound design with it; I’ve got things I want to try, but an a little daunted by all of the knobs.

Definitely a step up from the wretched electronic piano keyboard I had before.

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Congratulations! Sounds like you are in for a fun weekend

Don’t be scared - just enjoy all the knobs :slight_smile:

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