Clavia Nord Lead 2

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The incredible Nord Lead synthesizer is taken a few steps further with the Nord Lead 2. It uses the same synthesis technology and sounds as good as the Nord Lead, but adds a few nice new touches. These features include a ring modulator, OSC 1 can sync with the white noise generator, increased LFO and arpeggiator waveforms and patterns, distortion in the squelchier punchier filter section and 4 individual outputs.

All the great sound, MIDI control and analog-like sound and design that made the Nord Lead famous return in this new and improved version. For those of you who do not need the 49 note velocity+aftertouch sensitive keyboard, there is a rack module version - the Nord Rack 2.

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The Nord Lead 2 is the synthesizer of choice for many professionals including: The Crystal Method, Fatboy Slim, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Leftfield, Mike Oldfield, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, Mirwais, Underworld, Jean Michel Jarre, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, and A Guy Called Gerald.

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65 Visitor comments
December 4, 2008 @ 8:41 am
Tomas Bodin of the fantastic Swedish prog act The Flower Kings also uses Nord synths... in a heavenly manner by the way!!
September 17, 2008 @ 2:18 am
I have the Nord Lead 2X...a unbelievable virtual analog that is fat sounding, dependable, well-made, has a velocity sensitive keyboard action, only weighs about 13 lbs, and is very easy to use out of the box without reading the manual. And I got it, brand spanking new, with a soft case, for $900...and absolute steal. I have a few minor niggles with it (like no favorites storage, and no aftertouch)...but the Prophets, Oberheims, and JP's did not have those things either...and you won't find people complaining about them. I understand that they no longer import the NL2X into the U.S., but my advise is that if you can pick one up, DO IT !!
September 10, 2008 @ 5:21 pm
Fredrik Kron
September 5, 2008 @ 10:57 am
Lovely machine... I have the rack-version and use it still on every song. These are all mostly nord lead 2 sounds besides the drums, that i realy have truble programing on it.
Vudu 12
August 31, 2008 @ 10:41 pm
Got the rack version of this when it came out, cost a lot back then. Sounded great, used it all over the place for a while, especially on this album, up to 4 sounds per song (live mixdowns) - posted so you can hear the mp3s
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 Voices
  • Oscillators - 2 VSM oscillators: sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise
  • LFO - 2 LFO's (triangle, sawtooth, random) control OSC 1 or 2, filter, pulse-width, ADSR envelope
  • Filter - 12 dB/oct 2-pole lowpass, 24dB/oct 4-pole lowpass / bandpass / highpass (both with cutoff, resonance, env amount, env velocity, key tracking, ADSR envelope)
  • VCA - ADSR envelope and Amplifier Gain control
  • Keyboard - 49 keys (velocity sensitive)
  • Memory - 99 patches (59 preset, 40 user), 99 performances, 10 drum kits
  • Control - MIDI (4 parts), and all knobs and controls are MIDI!
  • Date Produced - 1997
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