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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alex
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.
shinobi
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!
Austin
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.
benny
August 1, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
Nothing special,very limited!The disco dsp discovery vst is times better,sounds much better,has much more to offer synthesiswise,and it reads nord lead 2/2x syx sounds!Seriously,just not worth it!The Nord Modular Series though is something else,times better than the Nord Lead 2/2x!If you have the chance grab a Nord Modular instead,it's amazing,you could create really unique sounds with it,just name it,now this is a monster synth!
AUDIOPHONICs
July 8, 2011 @ 2:54 am
Sweden always quality..... i love my Nr 2!!! sounds from chaos!
 
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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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