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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63 Visitor comments
Bryan
June 15, 2011 @ 3:01 pm
Hi. I know that you can layer four sounds using slots A,B,C,and D, but is there a way to save these layered sounds as one sound? Or do you have to create a "performance"?
Blake
May 22, 2011 @ 9:29 pm
Wonderful synth! Has never failed to get the job done regardless of what genre it's used in. I've owned a total of 4 of them off and on since 2001. Keeping this 4th one for life. House, Trance, Ambient, Jazz, and recently used it with a Rock band. If your business IS music, you've got to have one of these. ;-)
varelator
April 20, 2011 @ 10:32 am
This is the best VA of the world.
Sounds from space...easy...and strongs.
Considero que tiene el mejor sonido "analogo" de los demas sintetizadores.
Saludos
From Chile
bill
April 8, 2011 @ 12:06 am
i owned this synth twice and sold it promptly both times. i really wanted to like it. i mean it sounds kinda great but there was always something about it that i just could not stand. i think it was more to do with the plastic sound of the patches. its hard to explain but it never sat right with me
Bill Hemp
April 3, 2011 @ 3:49 pm
Also used by Dymaxion Vehicle.
 
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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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