(used-minor blemishes, but works like new!)

In 1995 Clavia launched the original Nord Lead Virtual Analog synthesizer. It has become a groundbreaking success and set industry standard. Two years later, the North Lead 2, which took the virtual analog concept even further, adding a number of improvements and new features.

The virtual analog concept combines classic ideas with today's technology. Instead of analog components we use digital signal processors (DSPs) that we program to emulate analog synthesis. The programming is very careful to reproduce the warmth and richness of the traditional analogue sound. But the virtual analogue technique opens up for much more than just analogue sound. You can create crisp or really nasty "analog-digital" sounds. Awesome leads, booming basses, frantic techno - at your fingertips. Every function has a dedicated knob, just like it used to be in the good old days. No more complex menus! Total real time control and instant accessibility make it a breeze to shape the sounds just the way you want them.

North Lead 2 Specification

  • Polyphony 16 voices.
  • 4 part multi-timbral.
  • Velocity Morphing: each function, controlled by a knob, can be controlled to respond to keyboard velocity.
  • Wheel Morphing: each function, controlled by a knob, can thus be controlled by the Modulation Wheel / Control Pedal to continuously fade between two sets of values.
  • 4 octave velocity sensitive keyboard with octave shift buttons (+/- 2 oct.).
  • Keyboard Split, two sections.
  • Modulation Wheel, the Pitch Stick (dead zone at zero crossing),
  • 1 pedal input for sustain and 1 for expression pedal.
  • 3 digit display, 26 knobs and 27 buttons for program editing.
  • OSC 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth or pulse with adjustable width, waveforms. OSC 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or pulse (with adjustable width) waveforms and can therefore gen- erate noise with a color control.
  • OSC 2 can be hardsynched to OSC 1. Linear deep frequency modulation of OSC 1 from OSC 2. A wide range of new waveforms, with a strong formant character, is achieved with the new synchronous noise, where noise can be synched to OSC 1.
  • 12dB (2-pole) low pass, 24dB (4-pole) low pass, band pass or high pass and notch with 12dB low pass.
  • Cut off, just, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity.
  • ADSR envelope.
  • Filter keyboard tracking, full, 1/3, 2/3 or off.
  • Filter distortion.
  • ADSR envelope,
  • Gain control.
  • LFO 1 generating triangle, saw, pulse, LF filtered noise and random staircase routed to OSC1 + 2, OSC 2, filter, pulse width and FM amount.
  • LFO 2 produces a triangle waveform, routed to OSC 1 and 2 or amplifier. It also controls the rate for the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator: Range: 1-4 octave. Modes: up, down, up / down, random. Hold function
  • Echo can be set between 1 to 8 repeats.
  • Modulation envelope (attack, decay) for OSC 2 pitch,
  • FM amount
  • Pulse width.
  • Play mode: poly, legato, mono, unison mono, unison poly.
  • Manual mode: Four program slots for layering possibilities.
  • Portamento / car portamento.
  • 10 "analog" drum kits. Each percussion kit consists of 8 independent sounds, configured in 8 zones across the keyboard.
  • Programs (single sounds): 396 (4x99) user, 594 (6x99) factory.
  • Performances (multi sounds): 100 user, 300 (3x100) factory.
  • Percussion kits (multi zone sounds): 40 (4x10) user.
  • 4 outputs. Each slot has its own output.
  • Modes: stereo, mono and multi-timbral mode.
  • Headphones out.
  • High resolution low noise 18 bit DACs.
  • All control knobs and switches for program editing send and receive control change messages.
  • System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all programs.
  • MIDI clock synchronizing LFO 1 and LFO 2 / arpeggiator restart.
  • Triggering of the filter and amplifier envelopes and velocity control from separate programmable MIDI channel and note numbers.
  • 865 (W) 265 (D) 105 (H). Weight 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs).

**** Please note :  You are bidding on a North 2 Rack with 115v (US voltage). To switch to European (220v), you want to convert to 220v inside the unit and use a converter plug. For information on how to switch to 220v, follow this link:   

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Rack 2
Rackmount Synths

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