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Nord NLEAD-A1 Lead A1 49-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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This is the new Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer – a stunning sounding synthesizer with 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 inte... Read More

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Description

This is the new Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer – a stunning sounding synthesizer with 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. At the heart of the Lead A1 is our new analog modeling engine. Taking our virtual analog synthesis to the next level, this modeling recreates a total analog signal path with uncanny realism, and is capable of immense sonic variety. With 26-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synthesizer parts, the Lead A1 is a true synthesizer powerhouse that goes far beyond the current trend for limited capability analog reissues. Fundamental to the design of the Lead A1 is a brand new simple yet sophisticated front panel interface. The design is in fact the result of requests from professional players – even the most experienced programmers - who need to create the perfect sound as quickly as possible for today's live or studio time demands. The Lead A1 allows easy patch creation and experimentation thanks to a new and unique oscillator section, pre-programmed modulation matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes. Dive in and create incredible patches far quicker than would normally be possible with a synthesizer of such power. Like all Nord instruments, the Lead A1 is handmade in Nord's Stockholm factory with incredible attention to detail and quality control. The keyboard is a Fatar 49-key keybed with a super-fast response. With an all-metal chassis, tactile knobs, and unfaltering emphasis on quality, the Lead A1 is an instrument designed to last a lifetime.

Features:

  • 26 voices, 4 part multitimbral
  • 3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
  • 49-key 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

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Product Specs

1/4", 6.35 mm jacks, unbalanced
User Interface

3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing

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

Connections

4 Line Level Audio Outputs - 1/4", 6.35 mm jacks, unbalanced

Stereo Headphone Output - 1/4", 6.35 mm stereo jack

Sustain Pedal - 1/4", 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 - 1/4", 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

 

Dimensions 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2")
Weight 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)
Included Accessories User Manual and Power Cord with IEC C14 connector

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