Nord NORD-LEAD-A1 49-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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The Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer features a simplified, yet hugely powerful front panel interface.

Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all musical genres. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1 encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results.

Includes
  • User Manual
  • Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
  • Nord CD ROM with Nord Sound Manager
Features
  • Oscillators:
    • Unique Oscillator concept
    • 8 Oscillator Configurations
    • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM
    • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • Modulation:
    • LFO with 5 waveforms
    • Mod Envelope
    • LFO as additional ModEnv
  • Filter:
    • 12, 24dB low-pass filters
    • High-pass and Band-pass filters
    • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303
  • Effects: Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive
  • Performance:
    • 4-part multi-timbral
    • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
    • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
    • USB MIDI
Specifications
  • Features:
    • 49-key octave velocity sensitive keyboard with octave shift buttons (+/-2 octaves).
    • Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
    • Modulation Wheel
    • Pitch Stick (with no dead zone at zero crossing).
    • Programmable Pitch bend range, up to +/- 4 octaves
    • Separate up/down bend range: -12 or -24 semitones, + 2 semitones
    • 1 pedal input for sustain.
    • 1 pedal input for expression pedal.
  • User Interface: 3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing.
  • Oscillator Section:
    • Multiple Oscillator waveforms (traditional analog, extended analog, pulse waveforms, wavetable)
    • OSC config knob 8 categories (Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, Ring Modulation, Noise, Dual Osc, FM)
  • Filter Section:
    • Multi-mode filter with 12dB (2-pole) low pass, 24dB (4-pole) low pass and band pass, high pass, Ladder M and Ladder 303 characteristics.
    • Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity.
    • ADR/ASR envelope.
    • Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or full.
    • Adjustable Filter Distortion.
  • Modulation Section:
    • LFO 1 generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO 1 can be routed to Filter Frequency, Pitch, Shape and Osc mod. The LFO 1 rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
    • LFO can be switched to Env mode with three different characteristics and sample and hold is manually triggered by keyboard.
    • Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down, random, Poly. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
    • ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, inverse envelope on/off.
  • Amplifier Section:
    • AD/SR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
    • Individual Pan-control per program
  • Performance Section:
    • Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono, True Unison 1, 2 & 3.
    • Four program slots for layering possibilities.
  • Effects:
    • FX section with Flanger, Phaser, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Drive.
    • Delay section with tap tempo, four stages of feedback, ping-pong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
    • Reverb section with five algorithms (Room, Stage 1, Stage 2, Hall 1, Hall 2).
  • Memory:
    • Programs (single sounds): 8 x 50 (400) locations
    • Performances (multi sounds): 4 x 50 (200) locations
  • Audio Out:
    • 4 outputs. Each slot can be assigned to its own output
    • Headphones output
    • High-resolution low noise 24-bit DACs
  • MIDI Features:
    • All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages.
    • System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all programs.
    • Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
    • Soft Thru
  • Connection:
    • 4 Line Level Audio Outputs - 1/4, 6.35mm jacks, unbalanced
    • Stereo Headphone Output - 1/4, 6.35mm stereo jack
    • Sustain Pedal - 1/4, 6.35mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g., Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
    • Control Pedal - 1/4,6.35mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg XVP10.
    • USB connector with MIDI capabilities
    • MIDI In & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
  • Dimensions: 34 x 3.7 x 10.7 (864 x 94 x 272mm)

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