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Nord Lead A1 Synth Analogue Modelling Synth

Published: Mon January 20, 2014  News Feed

Nord Lead A1 Synth Analogue Modelling Synth

Nord Lead A1 Analogue Modelling Synth

NAMM Show 2014 


Nord are going to be showing off their latest synth at the NAMM Show 2014. Bristling with all the features of the Lead 4 sound engine but with a specially designed front panel interface that was made to be played with and tweaked. Nord have been taking notes from professional players who like to make changes during performances and get inspired by streamlined sound design. The Lead A1 has the core sound quality that you can expect from Nord and is perfect for playing live or getting ideas down in the studio.

"We’ve been thinking about and honing this interface for a number of years in response to what we hear from many professional players regarding the ever-increasing time pressures in creating sounds for stage or studio. ”says Hans Nordelius, CEO and head designer.

The Lead A1 is as easy to program and create sounds for as the legendary Nord Lead 2X but with a load more power under the hood.

  Nord Lead A1 Nord Lead 2X
Audio Quality: 24bit 96kHz 18bit 96kHz
Programs: 8 x 50 Programs, 4 x 50 Performances 4 x 99 Programs, 100 Performances
Polyphony: 24 Voices 20 Voices
MIDI over USB:
USB Soft MIDI Thru:
Nord Sound Manager:
Oscillator Section
Traditional Analog: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Folded, Clipped and Pulse Waveforms Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse with PWM
Digital Waveforms:
Oscillator Config: Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM No, Traditional method
Filter Section
Filter Types: 12db/24db LP, BP, HP, Ladder M, Ladder TB 12db/24db LP, BP, HP and Notch
Filter Drive: Gradual On/Off
Filter Envelope Uses: Mod Env ADSR
Modulation Section
LFO: 1 LFO (4 waveforms): 2 LFO (5 waveforms)
Amp Envelope: ADR/ASR ADSR
Mod Envelope: ADR/ASR AD
LFO as additional Mod Env:
Effects Section
Effect: Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Chorus, Ensemble, Drive  
Reverb: 5 algorithms  
Master Clock Sync
Nord Lead A1 vs Nord Lead 2X Comparison
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