Next to the introduction of the new Nord Lead 4 yesterday, Nord introduced the follow up to their drummachine module. The Nord Drum 2 is a 6-channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer that combines the playability of real percussion with unique and powerful sound creation possibilities! New features included Resonance modeling, FM-synthesis, distortion effects, stereo outputs with panning and CC-control.
Nord Keyboards are also releasing the Nord Pad, a responsive, compact multi-pad designed to be the perfect companion to the Nord Drum 2 with an elegant single cable ethernet connector. 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
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).