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Old 26th February 2020
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by mxbf View Post
a midi controller with a modular VSTI built in
This is exactly the definition of every digital synth ever produced

The difference in the Nord Modular is that you can access the sound engine and modify it to taste. You can basically create your own hardware synth, and then disconnect it from the PC and take it onstage, and use it as any other factory-built synth.

It's like the difference between a Nokia 3310, which had all functions pre-programmed at the factory and nothing could be changed, and a smartphone where you can install or delete all the apps you want.

Anyway it's something targeted mainly at live use, like all Clavia products (and it's 20 years old). If you stay in the studio and have no gigging needs, any modern virtual synth will be just as powerful, and probably more.