Verdict: 4,5/5 in Future Music issue 252, April 2012.
Playing the Nord Drum via a set of pads is a riot, and I can enthusiastically report that it unequivocally qualifies as an 'instrument' in every sense of the word, being responsive, dynamic and expressive. The range of sounds it can produce is quite amazing, from the authentically analogue to the suprisingly 'acoustic', the bangin' to the delicate, and the stridently industrial to the lavishly organic.
For acoustic drum reinforcement (particularly the kick drum), the Nord Drum could be the perfectly portable triggering solution that many drummers are looking for. I can think of no easier, cheaper way to add sub-bass, white noise and full-on analogue layers to a trigger-equipped kit than this.
A superb drum synth for drummers, percussionists and programmers alike....Read the full online version of the review at MusicRadar!