Originally Posted by greenlights
I do like the sound of this synth. I'm trying to figure what would compliment my Virus better, P12 or NL4??? I already have 2Moog Slim Phatties and a Tempest for analog ground. When will this be available? I'm tired of Musicians Friend pushing the date back for my P12. I can still cancel my order and switch to this NL4...
It boils down to your personal taste.
For example, I decided to go with the NL4
, although I could have chosen the P12, but sadly, the P12 just did not jell with my sonic taste.
The NL4 offers a healthy dose of synthesis power, great analog-like timbre, four independent midi parts, each with its own independent effects. The P12 offers only two parts. The new NL4 filters, ARPs, Sync options, ...etc. (See chart above) make it quite a powerful VA synth. imho. it sounds much more analog like, and very warm (which I like) compared to the P12, which sounds less analog, and more harsh (Digital) to my ears.
As far as availability of the NL4, (in the U.S.A., maybe earlier in the UK and EU) , I think the keyboard version will be out first sometime this FALL. , and the NL4 (Desktop) even later on.
It is a bit of a bummer that I will have to wait for quite a while for the NL4 (Desktop), which I'm surely getting. But.. I think it is well worth the wait. I already have the NL2X (Desktop) and love it ! The NL4 (Desktop) will offer more NL power to my studio setup.
My advice/recommendation is to re-examine your choice (carefully). Both NL4 and P12 are great synths, but are quite different from a sonic, and feature perspective.
Well... I can even make it simpler for you, If you like RED
Synths go with the Nord Lead 4
. You can't go wrong with the NL4