The different hardware models

The Nord Modular family consists of three hardware models: Nord Modular Key, Nord Modular Rack and Nord Micro Modular. They are all built around the same type of electronics and use the same type of DSP. Nord Modular Key and Rack have 4 DSPs as standard (can be expanded to 8 with the Nord Modular Voice Expansion Board), and the Nord Micro Modular has 1 DSP (non-expandable).

Nord Modular Key and Rack specifications

General

  • Programmable polyphonic modular synthesizer
  • Minimum 4 voices expandable to minimum 8 voices
  • Maximum 32 voices depending on patch complexity
  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Holds patches (sounds) and operating system in Flash memory. Software upgradable via the computer. Dynamical patch storage in 9 banks with 99 memory locations. The amount of patches that can be stored depends on their size (number of modules used)
  • 24-bit internal processing at 96 kHz sampling frequency

MIDI features

All parameters, except for the Master Level, can transmit and receive MIDI Control Change messages. Notes can be received over the entire MIDI range. MIDI clock Synchronizing.

Hardware

  • 18 user-assignable editing knobs
  • 18 dedicated function buttons
  • Rotary dial
  • 2x16 character backlit LCD display
  • Two analog audio inputs, line level. 16-bit Sigma-Delta ADCs, 48 kHz sampling frequency
  • 4 assignable outputs, line-level. 18-bit linear DACs, 96 kHz sampling frequency
  • Headphones output
  • MIDI In and Out for "public MIDI"
  • PC In and Out for communication with computer Editor
  • Control pedal, Sustain or ON/Off pedal inputs
  • 2 octave velocity sensitive keyboard with octave shift buttons (+/- 2 octaves) (Nord Modular Key)
  • Midi In trig indicator (Nord Modular Rack)

Dimensions (Nord Modular Key)

473(W) 264(D) 70(H) mm
18.6"(W) 10.4"(D) 3.5"(H)
Weight: 4.7 kg, 10.36 lbs

Dimensions (Nord Modular Rack)

423(W) 176(D) 118(H) mm
16.6"(W) 6.9"(D) 4.6"(H)
19" rack mountable with supplied rack ears
Weight: 3.2 kg, 7.05 lbs

Specifications subject to change without notice

Nord Micro Modular specifications

  • Programmable modular synthesizer with polyphonic capacity
  • 24-bit internal processing at 96 kHz sampling frequency
  • Maximum 4 voices (practical limit) depending on patch complexity
  • 3 user-assignable editing knobs and one user-assignable button
  • 3 dedicated function buttons
  • 2x7-segment LED display
  • Holds 99 user patches (sounds) and operating system software in Flash memory. Software upgradable via the computer.

MIDI features

All parameters, except the master level, can transmit and receive MIDI Control Change messages. Notes can be received over the entire MIDI range. MIDI clock Synchronizing.

Nord Micro Modular hardware specifications

  • Two analog audio inputs, line level. 16-bit Sigma-Delta ADCs, 48 kHz sampling frequency
  • 2 assignable outputs, line-level. 18-bit linear DACs, 96 kHz sampling frequency
  • Headphones output
  • MIDI In and Out for "public MIDI"
  • PC In and Out for communication with computer Editor

Dimensions: 210 (W), 120 (D), 40 (H) mm
8.2"(W) 4.5"(D) 1.5"(H)
Weight: 0.7 kg

Specifications are subjected to change without notice