Clavia has already released three software upgrades for the Nord Modular (not to mention the new hardware models), and they are now announcing version 3.0 of the software. Most notably, this will be the first release to run on the Macintosh, without a PC emulator like Virtual PC.
The decision to bring support to the Macintosh is primarily the result of requests from users. The software will require a PowerPC based Mac running MacOS 7.5.3 or later. Both the Mac and PC versions of the software will be released in the Summer of 1999.
The Nord Modular is a flexible synthesis and audio processing system based on a combination of hardware and software. With all the processing done in hardware, the capabilities are well defined and not variable like a pure software product. You also don't need a top of the line computer for optimum performance, or have to worry about compatibility issues. The software provides all the editing features with a modular environment, but the computer isn't required to use the Modulars live. Simply program the patches, disconnect it, and take it with you. And, of course, the software is being updated over time, and new modules are being added.
More details and specification on the Nord Modular 3.0 upgrade should be available in the coming months before its release.