Clavia has introduced Nord Beat, a 4-track CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad.
Nord Beat lets you create drum beats in classic 16 step grid with up to 8 patterns and offers great control over velocity.
Nord Beat also features a Pad Mode that lets you play the Nord Drum (or other MIDI gear) with your fingers and even gives you great control over the velocity!
Although designed with the Nord Drum in mind, Nord Beat can be used with any MIDI instrument.
Nord Beat features
- 8 Patterns.
- 3 Velocity levels.
- Velocity faders.
- Adjustable pattern length (1-16).
- Copy/Paste patterns.
- Flexible cueing system.
- Mute button for each track.
- Tap Tempo.
- Pad mode with velocity zones.
- Load/Save song.
- MIDI Setup (Channel/Note number).
Nord Beat is free and works with any iPad running iOS 4.3 or newer. A CoreMIDI compatible MIDI interface is required.
More information: Clavia / Nord Beat
Clavia will introduce its new Nord Drum virtual analog drum synthesizer at the upcoming NAMM show.
The Clavia Nord Drum Virtual Analogue Drum Synthesizer redefines the concept of drum synthesis offering both great sounds and unrivalled tweakability and playability.
The Clavia Nord Drum offers an impressively wide range of sounds from retro analogue drum sounds to richer and harmonically complex waves to create stunning organic sounds. Without the need for samples the Nord Drum offers everything needed to programme sublime drum sounds and is about to change the perception of what’s possible with synthetic sounds.
Designed for the performing musician, the Nord Drum features four high-sensitivity inputs and can be triggered by a wide range of electronic drum pads and/or acoustic triggers offering an ultra-fast triggering detection and huge dynamic range for the added feeling of a real instrument. The Nord Drum can also be triggered by MIDI Pads and sequencers to integrate in any production or drum kit setup.
Nord Drum features
- High tweakability with extensive sound shaping controls.
- Extensive editing controls.
- Cool retro analogue sounds or stunning, harmonically rich organic sounds.
- Ultra fast triggering detection and high dynamic range.
- 4 High sensitivity trigger inputs with Trigger level control.
- MIDI In/Out.
- Lightweight and robust aluminium chassis.
The Nord Drum will be shown at the AM&S Nord Booth #6464 at NAMM Show 2012.
More information: Nord Drum