It's the attack of the clones.
The latest is a clone of Clavia's Nord Modular keyboard, the EUR 149.00 North Mood. (via Gearjunkies)
The VST plug for Windows/Mac painstakingly sampled, sometimes note by
note, presets on the original Nord. Supposedly it's an instrument
"without compromises" — but here's a significant one. Part of the
whole point of the Nord is live editing and modular synthesis, not just
preset playback. A bargain, yes, but you still get what you pay for.
(There's also that tiny matter of not having a keyboard . . .)
Meanwhile, at the rate things are going I expect to see a Minimoog
Voyager — sorry, make that a Minimook V'ger — on the streets of