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What is the Frequency range of the Nord 2X- in Hz?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: What is the Frequency range of the Nord 2X- in Hz?
Subject description: Need to know what amplifier to use.
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Hello, I need to know what the frequency range of the Nord lead 2x is.

In Hz's, preferbly.

Hertz.

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: This is what can be found using the keyboard... Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Attached are three *.wav files (zipped), the first two (a+b) make steps as large as an octave, the third one shows the usability of top of the range.
The test was made using Osc2, set in Saw wave form, because Osc1 only reacts to the keyboard.
The results are compared to the NordModularG2X, using my ears, which aren't the best to be found, btw. You can always try to find out the results using your own ears.
Higher notes are audible, but a lot of strange things happen. I'm not the expert on these things, maybe Jan can explain something here (aliasing?).

In notes the NordLead2 has a range of 0.375 Hz to 7 kHz, which doesn't mean there aren't any higher frequencies in the sound, but I can't detect it...

The third file is the top of the range.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Second part.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The last part, the high end Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

What is happening above the end...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

At request in mp3.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks Wout, you really help me out a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Glad to help Smile
But...
"What are you going to do with the information?" he asked out of curiosity...
This isn't a help desk but a discussion forum! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh, hah. I needed to know the hZ because:

I always come to this forum and complain about sound quality problems on the 2x; because everyone says it sounds awesome, but mine sounds not so good.

I thought about it, and wondered if it was the amplifier I use, cause its only for low frequency bass and guitar.

It turns out my amp is ruining my keyboard sounds, so I needed to find an amp that can handle the min/max HZ frequency the nord puts out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, you don't have to know what the frequency range is then Smile
The sound is as bad as the worst link in the chain, isn't it?

First of all, take a good headphone, plug it in the headphone Output of the Lead and listen to the sound.

Then take your synth and the headphone to the store and try all the amps in your financial range and buy the one you like the most.

To be honest, figures don't mean a thing when it comes to sound perception. Use your ears (and the ones of others, so don't go on your own)

Most headphones produce a rather well sound to be used as control.
A guitar amp surely isn't the thing to use Smile

I use small PA boxes, which do a rather good job.

Wout

PS never mind I made that file, because I needed to know it anyway Smile
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