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
October 28, 2011 @ 5:34 pm
I love my lead 2x , just add a few guitar pedals and you are set! nice leads , spacey pads also works great as a midi controller for secuencing other synths , and really cuts thru a mix when recording songs , nice all around synth , but I prefer other synths for bass , cheers!
October 16, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
Hi Alex!Used to have a NORD LEAD 2X,but got rid of it,as I didn't like it at all,it's just very limited.To be honest I really like the DiscoDSP's Discovery much more,although it's a VST plugin,sounds better and has much more possibilities,my opinion though.Used to have lots of other VA and real analog synths like MOOG's,ROLAND's KORG's etc.,the VIRUS TI is my favourite from the VA,and ALESIS ANDROMEDA from the real analog.My winner from CLAVIA is the NORD MODULAR,just so versatile,so big sounding,the sounds it produces are so unique,I just love it!
September 18, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
@benny: you can't compare this lame vst plugin with this super cool va synth) the man who has one can't say such a things)

@shinobi: I have virus TI & nord rack 2x - nord sounds better and brighter, and has it's own soul. I like nord much more than virus. I think you should try it.
September 6, 2011 @ 8:09 am
I own a Virus TI, Evolver and Tetra and Mopho Kbd. Do I need a Nord Lead? Please give me some advice! Thanks!
August 7, 2011 @ 10:27 pm
Bryan... you have to save it as a performance. The [beep] y part is that you can't overwrite the stock performance banks. You need a PCMCIA expansion card to add your own performances. I usually just save all of my own patches as .sysex files and recall them via MIDI from my PC when I need them. Easier to organize and no need for a card and card reader! My favorite digital synth.
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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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