24-voice polyphonic, four-part multi-timbral analogue modelling synthesizer capable of reproducing all the nuances and personality of vintage synths delivering a surprisingly rich sound and wide range of colours.
The Nord Lead A1 is a 24-voice polyphonic, four-part multi-timbral analogue modelling synthesizer capable of reproducing all the nuances and personality of vintage synths delivering a surprisingly rich sound and wide range of colours.
The Nord Lead A1 uses a brand new Oscillator section with many configuration shortcuts available for quick creation and editing of patches. The improved workflow lets you create sounds much faster than what is possible for synthesis of such complexity.
This improved workflow concept is carried further in the modulation section with a single LFO and simplified Modulation Envelope using intuitive controls accessible directly from the front panel. This new designs lets you experiment with modulation much faster without compromising the overview of the structure of the patch.
The filter section inclues Low Pass, high Pass and band pass filters as well as to modelled Ladder M and Ladder TB filters which will provide some of the most sought after and recognisable filters.
Each of the four slots features an independent effect processor with delays, beautifully rich reverb, Drive, Ring Modulation, phaser, flanger, and new and impressive Ensemble and Chorus which have been modelled on legendary vintage synths bringing the warmth and richness that most keyboard player longs for. In addition to the effect section, each slot boasts its own arpeggiator.
Additional features include Nord’s highly popular Morph function which can be controlled via velocity or Mod Wheel allowing several parameters to be morphed in real-time. Master Clock Sync lets you synchronise the LFO arpeggiator and delay to the tempo.
Four independent outputs are included which can be assigned to a voice. MIDI over USB is also featured.
Nord Lead A1 Overview:
- Unique Oscillator concept
- 8 Oscillator Configurations
- Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM
- Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
- LFO with 5 waveforms
- Mod Envelope
- LFO as additional ModEnv
- 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
- High-pass and Band-pass filters
- Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303
- Ring Modulator,
- 4-part multi-timbral
- Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
- Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
- USB MIDI