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LEAD A1

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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 interface, the Lead A1 encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results.

THE LEAD FOR SPEED
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.

OUR BEST-EVER ANALOG MODELING...
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.

...COMBINED WITH OUR MOST INTUITIVE INTERFACE
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.

MAIN FEATURES

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*

SPECIFICATIONS

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 - ", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
• Stereo Headphone Output - ", 6,35 mm stereo jack
• Sustain Pedal - ", 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 - ", 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

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
• User Manual
• Power Cord with IEC C14 connector

DIMENSIONS
864 x 94 x 272 mm (34.0 x 3.7 x 10.7")

WEIGHT
4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)

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Great versatile Synth I am still finding ways to create new inspiring sounds sounds great in the mix specially for live bands.
Posted by Joni on Apr 27, 2020
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Very versatile digital synthesizer. Great machine it can do everything under the sun but its kinda thin and bright sounding for $2500. Its no Prophet-08 but it can do way more then the 08.
Posted by colbey on Dec 26, 2017
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