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Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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The Lead for Speed - The Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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.


  • Classic 12 and 24 dB Low Pass, a High Pass and a Band Pass filter, together with stunning emulations of the diode and ladder filters
  • LFO with a choice of waveforms and a three-stage ADR/ASR Modulation Envelope
  • Two stunning brand new analog models of an Ensemble and Chorus, modeled on specific vintage synths and adding classic warmth and analog feel
  • The Morph function via Mod Wheel, Velocity or pedal, allows you to control multiple parameters of the Lead A1 simultaneously


Arpeggiator

The Lead A1 features four separate Arpeggiators with Up/Down and Random modes and a 4-octave range. Any or all can be sync'd to the Lead A1's master clock.

Master Clock

The Master Clock function of the Lead A1 allows the LFO, Arpeggiator and Delay to be synchronized, either internally or slaved to external MIDI clock. A Tap Tempo button allows you to easily tap to the tempo of a drummer or to playback tracks.

Splits and Layers

Having four identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once opens breathtaking layering possibilities. The Split-mode gives you two 2 slots on each side of the split. A flexible Hold functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in the background while playing something else on top.

Multi-Focus Mode

New in the Lead A1 is the Multi-Focus Mode that allows editing and control of all four slots simultaneously. Save this mode as part of a Performance and you have live realtime control over all four slots of the Lead A1.

Four Outputs

The Lead A1 features four independent audio outputs with the ability to route each slot to a different output. Plus control of Pan via the front panel knob is a welcome new addition in the Lead A1.

Sound Manager

The Lead A1 is compatible with the Nord Sound Manager software for OS X and Windows. Sound Manager is a dedicated librarian app which allows easy reorganizing, back-up and transfer of programs.

MIDI Controller

The Lead A1 features the convenience of MIDI over USB for use with a sequencer or with the included Sound Manager software. All of the Lead A1's knobs transmit MIDI Control data.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Voices: 26, 4 part multitimbral
  • Effects Section: 3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
  • Keys: 49-key velocity sensitive keyboard (keyboard version only) with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves
  • Modulation Wheel: Yes (keyboard version only)
  • Programmable Pitch: Up to +/- 4 octaves
  • Sustain Input: 1 pedal input
  • Expression Input: 1 pedal input
  • Displays: 3 LED displays
  • Knobs: 23 knobs, 3 encoders, and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing
  • Memory
    • Programs (single sounds): 8 x 50 (400) locations
    • Performances (multi sounds): 4 x 50 (200) locations
  • Outputs
    • 4 outputs. Each slot can be assigned to its own output
    • Headphones output
    • High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs
  • Connectors
    • 4 Line Level Audio Outputs - 1/4-inch, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • Stereo Headphone Output - 1/4-inch, 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • Sustain Pedal - 1/4-inch, 6,35 mm jack
    • Control Pedal - 1/4-inch, 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 and Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
  • Dimensions: 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2 inches)
  • Weight: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs.)


Manufacturer: Nord Keyboards
Model: AMS-NLEAD-A1
SKU: I362531-N-0-WHXB
UPC: 834035001202


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