Showing posts with label Norand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norand. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Exploring the GHOST Pedal

video upload by Waveformer

"The Ghost Pedal is a multi-effects distortion + filter + delay + reverb pedal with flexible routing and powerful modulation options. This video explores a part of the sonic landscape made possible by this pedal, with text overlays explaining the knob-twisting as I go along.

The Norand Mono plays a simple 8-note sequence, starting with a triangle oscillator, and then moving to richer timbres later on

The MS-70CDR is only provides a simple slow-moving AutoPan Delay, with depth set to maximum, so the delay volume is in effect modulated by a slow-moving LFO, like the echoes are circling around you and disappear when they're at your back.

The Golden Master Pedal is set up with the multiband compressor enabled on the low and mid bands. The Mid/Side-processor widens the stereo image for the upper and mid bands, and puts the lower (bass) band more towards center.

No effects were used on the Bluebox. It is only used for mixing/routing and for recording.

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Bluebox mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 18 (free version).

Thank you to for sending over the Ghost Pedal and the Golden Master Pedal for me to test out.

Audio connections:
- Norand Mono - MS-70CDR - Ghost - Bluebox
- Bluebox master out - Golden Master - Bluebox channel 6 in"

Sunday, November 12, 2023

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Monday, November 06, 2023

Norand Mono MKII Unique Hybrid Mono - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"We're looking at the Norand Mono MKII, we first saw this at Superbooth earlier in the year and were impressed with the unique approach to modulation.
The analog oscillators and 3 pole filter are at the heart of the sound, and in addition, there's an FPGA processor that allows for complex manipulation and routing of the control voltages.

Sonically, its a great synthesis playground even though there are some quirky areas - for instance bi-polar square wave mod of Oscillator pitch will rarely reach perfect intervals due to the calibration required to reach the impressive 7/8Octaves of key tracking.

Currently available prices at around £749/839 Euros

More exclusive content for this review on our Patreon

00:00 Start
00:24 Intro
05:36 Oscillators
10:37 3 Pole Filter
14:08 Sounds
16:42 Undo/Redo
18:33 Mod Notes
28:48 Sequencer
30:11 Conclusion"

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Norand Mono MK2 Feature Demos

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Norand Mono MK2 - Pattern Morphing
Norand Mono MK 2 - Smooth automation
Norand Mono MK2 - Drive
Norand Mono MK2 - Expressivity
Norand Mono MK2 - Kick Drum
Norand Mono MK2 - Drum Break

Friday, June 02, 2023


video upload by LESINDES

"BIKE RIDE HOME from SUPERBOOTH 2023 Wuhlheide to Charlottenburg.
Some prominent synths used:
Norand MORPHOS + Serge RESONANT EQUALIZER for bass line
Dave Smith Instruments POLY EVOLVER for strings and synth atmos
Dreadbox NYX for bicks
and stunning Sinevibes DROPLETS and Waves RETRO-FI for dub piano."

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

DeveloperTalk with Mathieu - The 3D Morph Concept NORAND MONO MK2

video upload by SequencerTalk

"SequencerTalk live from Superbooth23 with Mathieu Frohlich the founder and genius behind the 3D morphing powerhouse Synth Mono MK2"

Monday, May 15, 2023

Norand Mono MK2 - Innovative Mono - Best in Show?

video upload by sonicstate

Norand Mono MK2

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Norand Mono V2 Firmware Update

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Nornad update Mono to V2 with new features."

Superbooth 2023: Norand Mono MKII - Modulate and Morph Everything

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Mathieu from Norand about their new synth, Norand MK 2, a fully analog synthesizer with a sequencer and super fast patch-changing. While it may appear to be a basic synthesizer at first glance, the device offers an array of features that make it pretty deep. For instance, each parameter has its own modulator and envelope, allowing users to modulate the filter and add an LFO on the frequency with ease. The sequencer allows users to sequence notes and patches, making it easy to achieve something really interesting in just a few minutes.

The oscillator is a triangle core that is slightly skewed, giving it a unique sound. The filter is fully continuous and state-variable, allowing users to move between band pass, low pass, and high pass. The super quick patch shifting even allows you to turn the synth into a drum machine, the pads have x, y and z pressure sensitivity and is capable of moving between standard synth sounds and deep into glitchy weird territory.

Norand MK 2 Available June 2023. Price: 840 Euros"

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Introducing Norand Mono MK2

video upload by Norand

"Unveiling the new version of our beloved monosynth!
More info, and availability :"


Mono was always meant to be the ultimate monophonic synthesiser. After 3 years of existence and hundreds of exchanges with our vibrant community of users, it felt logical to work on a new hardware version, capable of handling the many new features we have in mind.

Analog overdrive and refined analog path
MK2 implement 4 years of internal update over our appraised discrete analog path, with the addition of a custom soft overdrive circuit at the output, multiplying mono’s sonic abilities.

Expressive 3D Keyboard
MK2 introduces 3D sensors for the mini-keyboard, allowing for expressive controls over each notes. Velocity, aftertouch, pitch bend, and vertical modulation are possible directly on the keyboard.

Continuous sequencer strip
3D sensors are also used for the sequencer and page keys, which allow for dozens of new musical features, like live play-head, multi-pattern morphing, and precise control over the patterns.

High resolution automation
MK2 uses a 1024 PPQN sequencer system, which allow automations to be recorded at a very-high definition with the knobs and keys. The 3D sequencer strip allow for precise creation and edition of these automation using curve mode.

Full machined alluminum body
Your voice has been heard! MK2 was redesigned with a full machined aluminium body. A lot of attention was given to every details.

Tons of interface improvement
A full row of button has been added to reflect the improvement made on the software over the years. All the LEDs are now RGB, with smart color coding for a clearer interface.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Norand Mono - Firmware V2.0 - Expressive Controls

video upload by Norand

"This last video about Firmware V2.0 shows how to use and customize expressive controls.
I use the Erae Touch from Embodme to control Velocity, Aftertouch, Vertical and Pitchbend.
However Velocity and Vertical can be directly set on Mono.

0:00 - Intro
0:10 - Velocity
0:41 - Aftertouch
1:12 - Vertical
2:05 - Pitchbend
2:52 - Edit Velocity/Vertical"

Friday, February 24, 2023

Norand Mono Firmware V2.0 - Duophonic Mode / Scale Auto-quantize

video upload by Norand

"In this third video I'll focus on the Duophonic Mode and the Scale Autoquatize feature.

0:00 - Intro
0:09 - Enable Duophonic Mode
0:17 - Place Duonotes on a sequence
0:40 - Record Duonotes
0:49 - Enable Scale Auto-quantize
1:00 - Shift Scales"

Friday, February 17, 2023

Norand Mono Firmware V2.0 - Step Range features

video upload by Norand

"Here is a second video of firmware V2.0 focusing on the step range features as Copy/Paste Range, Randomize Step Range and Randomize Automation Range.

It also incudes shortcut updates as Delete Accent/Slide and Step Dice.

0:00 - Intro
0:17 - Delete Accent/Slide
0:46 - Randomize Automation Range
1:15 - Randomize Step Range
1:27 - Step Dice
1:42 - Copy/Paste Range

Cheers !"

Friday, February 10, 2023

Norand Mono Firmware V2.0 - Pattern Morphing

video upload by Norand

"This video showcase one of the main feature of firmware V2.0 :
Pattern Morphing.

It also show several shortcut updates like Mute function.

The first ryhtmic pattern composed by Modnotes is morphed with an organ like synth in duophonic mode...but we will show this mode in our next video !

Cheers !"

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Norand Mono being Norand Mono 🖤 #synthesizer #norandmono #109bpm

video upload by ollilaboratories

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Norand Mono Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Space Night
1:40 IDM Lead
2:30 Pulse Bass
4:07 90s Trance
5:21 Complex XFM
6:12 Industrial Percussion Loop
7:45 Experimental Formants
8:26 Chord Mode
9:18 Accelerator Lead
10:30 What about Pads?

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Norand Morphos - Patch #8

video upload by Norand

Norand Morphos - Patch posts

"Here is a generative patch using Hermod and Morphos.
Random patterns are generated by Hermod that control the morphing feature of Morphos."

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Make Detroit Techno Patterns

video upload by Norand

"Here is a new video straight out of the Shed.
This one explain how to create techno pattern inspired by Detroit techno/electro tracks from the 90's.
I use Mono for the bass, the clap and Morphos for the kick and hi-hat."

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Make An Oldschool House Beat

video upload by Norand

"This video is the first one of the series 'Shed Beats' where we showcase how to make various kind and style of electronic music from scratch using some Norand tools.
In this video we use our currents two product : Mono for the beat and Morphos for the bass and bleeps."

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Livejam revisited - 303 style

video upload by ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find more over here


So when i was messing around with the previous setup for the eleven and nine track... I happened to stumble over an old pattern/track i played at Fono KL many moons ago. This track actually never made itself all the way of becoming a real tune so i decided.. hey why not just remodel it a little bit, add some 303 squares and saw for taste and jam a bit? Said and done!

Gear used:

- Digitakt - kick; low end bass and all of the percussion
- Norand mono, FM style modulated sequence modulated
- Avalon bassline, square lead + for the first time ever in BURG history, sawtooth and resonance. :)
- Analog four adds delay/reverb and only acts as a mixer for the avalon/norand
- KP3+ granular delay, mixed low in the background for that delicate glitch feel

All was recorded onto the Zoom H5 on 2 track and mastered post in my DAW with iZotope 7 limiter and compressor + EQ.

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