Nord Modular G2 - Specification


  • Description: Hardware synthesizer and PC/Mac editing software working seamlessly together.
  • Sound Generation: Modular synthesis – freely configurable sound architecture. Combine Modules into a Patch (sound) in any desired structure, virtually without limitations.
  • Sound Hierarchy: A patch is divided into two sections:
    The Voice area (VA) holds the polyphonic part of the sound.
    The Effect area (FX) holds the monophonic part of the sound.
  • 8 Variations per patch for fast recall of favorite settings.
  • Sound Modules: Over 160 Modules organized in 16 categories.
  • Audio Quality: True 24 bit processing system with 96 kHz sampling rate.
  • Audio Effects: Totally free configuration of effects via the dedicated Effect Area.


  • Performances: A Performance consists of up to 4 Patches together with information about MIDI settings, layers, splits, etc.
  • Multitimbrality: Features Clavia’s classical Slot concept. 4 slots (edit buffers A to D), each one holding one Patch independently.
  • Splitting: With the Split Point button you can create up to 4 split points either freely assigned or set to the 4 predefined ones indicated by LEDs along the keyboard.
  • Polyphony: Maximum of 32 voices (depending on Patch complexity).


  • Synthesizer A dynamic file system (6 MB) with the maximum capacity of holding:
    - 32 Banks divided into 128 memory locations for Patches.
    - 8 Banks divided into 128 locations for Performances


  • Patch Browser enables fast access to Patches stored on the computer hard drive as well as the internal synthesizer file system.
  • Bank Upload/Download dialog for quick transfers/backups of complete banks of patches between your computer and synthesizer.
  • Small Patch files sizes (an average of 3 kb) make it easy to share and store.


  • Concept Morphing makes it easy to control multiple parameters from one source (e.g. modulation wheel, aftertouch) with the possibility to set the range for each parameter individually.


  • Concept Parameter Pages give instant access to 120 parameters, either from the synthesizer’s top panel or from the software editor.
  • Page Modes: Single Patch mode – Pages are linked to one specific patch.
    Global mode – Pages control parameters in all 4 slots from the same page.


  • User Interface: - A tab system organizes available Modules.
    - Multiple Multi-level Undo/Redo function.
    - Custom color of individual modules for easy overview.
    - Fast replace function for modules, replacing keeps track of connections and parameter settings.
    - Instant Hint views system displays configurations of MIDI CC#s, Morph programming and assigned parameters.
    Help System Integrated help system brings you answers to your questions.
  • Min. Requirements: 
    • Macintosh - Mac G3, 400 MHz, USB-port, 128 MB RAM, OSX 10.2 (or later)
    • Windows - PC Pentium II, 500 MHz, USB-port, 128 MB RAM, Windows 98SE/2000/XP


  • External: - 16 MIDI channels via MIDI In, Out and Thru.
    - Note On/Off, Aftertouch, Pitch Bend, Program Change, MIDI CC# (freely assignable to any parameter), SysEx dump and Bank Select.
  • MIDI Sync: - G2 locks to any external MIDI clock and song position pointer.
    - G2 can function as a master clock for external gear.
  • Extras: Can produce and process MIDI information on any channel (regardless of the Slot’s main channel) through a set of specially designed MIDI processing Modules.


  • Modulation Wheels: - G2: 1 modulation wheel.
    - G2X: 3 modulation wheels with extra built in LEDs.
  • Pitch Stick: Clavia’s famous, patented high-resolution Pitch Stick.
  • Keyboard: - G2: 3 octave synth keyboard with aftertouch.
    - G2X: 5 octave semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
  • Octave Shift: 2 buttons extend the range of the built in keyboard.
  • Keyboard Hold: Makes every note you play sustain until you press a new key.

SYNTHESIZER PANEL G2 and G2X (key models)

  • ParameterPages: 5 page buttons and 3 column buttons provide real-time tweaking of up to 120 parameters with 8 rotary encoders visualized by 4 LCDs.
  • Patch/Menu: Rotary Dial and 4 Navigation buttons for rapid access to Navigation, Patches and Performances.
  • Slot Control: 4 Slot buttons facilitate working with 4 Patches simultaneously.
  • Morphing: 8 buttons support fast programming of Morph Groups.
  • Variations: Instant recall of 8 Variations per Patch via 8 dedicated buttons.
  • Microphone Level: Mic Level trim and meter for adjusting the microphone signal.


  • MIDI: In, Out and Thru.
  • Audio Inputs: - 4 analog audio inputs, line-level, 24-bit ADCs, 96 kHz sampling rate
    - 1 XLR mic.input with built in preamp (G2/G2X models only).
  • Audio Outputs: - 4 configurable outputs, line-level, 24-bit DACs, 96 kHz sampling rate.
    - 1 Headphones output.
  • Editor Communication: USB 1.1 port.
  • External Controllers (G2/G2X models only): - 1 Control Pedal jack.
    - 1 Sustain Pedal jack.
  • Power Supply: Built in power supply. Connect with enclosed standard AC-cord.



  • G2 665 mm (26.2"), 284 mm (11.2"), 104 mm (4.1")
  • G2X (5 octaves): 1007 mm (39.6"), 294 mm (11.6"), 104 mm (4.1")
  • Engine (1U, 19” rack): 437 mm (17.3"), 120 mm (4.7"), 44 mm (1.8")


  • G2 (3 octaves): 5.1kg (11.24lbs.)
  • G2X (5 octaves): 8.2kg (8,07lbs.)
  • Engine (1U, 19” rack): 1.9kg (4,19lbs.)


  • All Models: - 1 USB cable.
    - 1 Power cable.
    - CD Rom with software and sound libraries.
  • G2/G2X: Printed manual with more than 200 pages.
  • G2X: Shipped with an additional gooseneck microphone and a built in voice expansion.
  • Engine: Rack mountable with supplied rack ears.


  • Voice Expansion: G2 and Engine can be expanded to the same power as the G2X with a voice expansion board (part no. 10280).
  • Soft Case: G2 and G2X perfect fit custom designed soft cases (part no. 10320 resp. 10138).

Specifications subject to change without notice.