NORD Lead A1 Virtual Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

The Nord Lead A1 is a stunning sounding synthesizer with a simplified yet hugely powerful front panel interface

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    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.

     
    Features

    • 26 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
    • 3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
    • 49-key velocity sensitive keyboard (keyboard version only) with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
    • Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
    • Modulation Wheel (keyboard version only).
    • Pitch Stick with no dead zone at zero crossing (keyboard version only).
    • 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.

    GENERAL FEATURES

    • 26 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
    • 3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
    • 49-key velocity sensitive keyboard (keyboard version only) with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
    • Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
    • Modulation Wheel (keyboard version only).
    • Pitch Stick with no dead zone at zero crossing (keyboard version only).
    • 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

    • Oscillator models of multiple waveforms (traditional analog, extended analog, pulse waveforms, real-time algorithmical waveforms with additive-, FM- and formant- synthesis)
    • OSC config knob 11 categories (Pitch, Shape, Osc Sync, Noise Mix, Osc 2 Detune, Sine Mix, Tri Mix, Saw Mix, Square Mix, Freq Modulation, Amp Modulation)

    FILTER SECTION

    • Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) lowpass and band pass, high pass, Ladder M and Ladder TB 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 generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency and Osc mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
    • LFO can be switched to polyphonic Env mode with four different characteristics and sample and hold is manually triggered by keyboard (polyphonic S/H). 
    • Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down and random. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
    • ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, inverse envelope on/off.

    AMPLIFIER SECTION

    • ADR/ASR 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 and multitimbrality.

    EFFECTS

    • FX section with Flanger, Phaser, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Drive.
    • Delay section with tap tempo, four stages of feedback, stereo 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 - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g., Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
    • Control Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm 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

    Connections

    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

    • User Manual
    • Power Cord with IEC C14 connector

     

    DIMENSIONS

    • Nord Lead A1: 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2")

    WEIGHT

    • Nord Lead A1: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)
  • 24-Voice Polyphony
  • 4-Voice Multi-Timbral
  • Like button, perfect for sound designers
  • Mutator function
  • 47 Wave shapes
  • Vintage & Modern modelling
  • Morph function for extra expressiveness
  • On-board effects

    Oscillators
  • Unique Oscillator concept
  • 8 Oscillator Configurations
  • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Sub Mix, FM
  • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • Unison

    Modulation
  • LFO with 5 waveforms
  • Mod Envelope
  • LFO as additional ModEnv

    Filter
  • 12, 24 dB 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

    Added features
  • Mutator NEW
  • Like Button NEW
  • Extra Fat Unison mode NEW
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