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"Die Funky Machine"No love for GSI zD6?


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I thought there would be more hype. Not as much as VB3,but more than I found with google. Guido nailed certain nuances that the NORD samples seem to be missing(and vice versa)IMHO. I own two D6's,one with the Stevie preamp,and a Clavinet ii.

 

zD6 pro's

-Damper...I use this a lot when I play the real deal. zD6 goes flat but my D6 goes sharp when dampened

-Low notes have more growl

-Pitch envelope seems more accurate

-Wah is voiced better

-Price

 

NORD pro's

-High notes sound sweeter

-Sustains longer

-Pickup and filter settings are more accurate

-Stability of hardware

-Red

 

If I could successfully combine these positive attributes it would be a mean machine. I have no experience with Scarbee or EVD6 and would like to hear opinions on how they stack up. Thanx

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Nice review! I'm no clav expert, never owned one but i kind of get more inspired playing the Nord's. There's something about the ZD6 that don't sit right with me, it's like the sound is right there in my face (i haven't checked the velocity or anything like that), once again i'm no Clav expert. And since I haven't messed with it a lot my opinion is not final.

 

On the other hand, i spent hours and hours tweaking the Nord's Clav and found some lovely sounds. I too would like to hear more opinions about the ZD6!

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The Nord captures the vibe of my old Clavinet 2's better than zD6. I can't really describe it. I think it is the accuracy of the pickup tones - all 4 pickup combos are right on.

 

I agree that the nord wah is kind of weak..

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The Nord captures the vibe of my old Clavinet 2's better than zD6. I can't really describe it. I think it is the accuracy of the pickup tones - all 4 pickup combos are right on.

 

I agree that the nord wah is kind of weak..

 

Out of curiosity, have you ever try an external Wah?

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No, the music I am playing doesn't call for much clav these days, so I mostly play it for my amusement.

 

Nord clavs thru the leslie sim are awesome though!

Moe

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No, the music I am playing doesn't call for much clav these days, so I mostly play it for my amusement.

 

Nord clavs thru the leslie sim are awesome though!

 

Oh ok, i'm asking cause i never did. I had a Cry Baby but i only used it with the Organ sound when i was in a Reggae Band, i should've tried it with the Clav :( (I sold the Wah). And yeah, try it with a Ventilator...kicks butt!

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Hai! Long time lurker and seldom poster here. Im the OP of this zombie thread and lost that email long ago. Anyhoo...

 

Im resurrecting this topic to see if anyone can confirm or deny that the Clavinet in the latest hardware offerings from Crumar/GSi is the same Clavinet sample set as ZD6? Im considering a Mojo, Gemini, or Mac to supplement my live rig; Nord Stage 3 Compact and the occasional Roland A70&A800Pro...

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I've got zD6. Had it for years. Bought VB3, zD6, and the Roland Space Echo sim. When I went 64 bit I never upgraded VB3 or bought a wrapper to make them work. I seem to remember zD6 being the most realistic Clav sim I ever used (and I have Logic and EVD6 as well as the Scarbee stuff). I have no experience with the red things (other than plinking on them in GC) but I think the thing about the Nord that made me like it was the touch/connection between the notes. It almost "felt" more like you were playing a clav.

 

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