Clavia Announces Nord Lead A1 virtual analog synth
January 24, 2014
Keyboards are proud to announce the new Nord Lead A1 analog modeling
synthesizer. The Lead A1 combines our latest analog modeling engine with
an innovative streamlined interface for fast-track programming.
Nord Lead A1 is equipped with an all new analog modeling sound engine,
capable of reproducing the character and nuances of the vintage synths
of your dreams with breathtaking accuracy. 24-voice polyphonic and four
part multi-timbral, the Lead A1 is a flexible choice for either stage or
studio, delivering a stunningly rich and versatile palette of sounds.
THE NEED FOR SPEED
Lead A1 introduces a new front-panel user interface designed to make
programming quick and easy, while retaining hands on flexibility.
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.
of the main features of the new interface is the Oscillator section,
where Oscillator configuration shortcuts allow patches to be created and
edited far quicker than is usually possible for synthesis of this
a single LFO and simplified Modulation Envelope with intuitive controls
on the front panel, it is also very quick to experiment with
modulations, always with a clear overview of the structure of the patch.
on-board filters include Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass, along with
new stunningly accurate modeled Ladder M and Ladder TB filters.
Lead A1 features an independent effects processor for each of its four
slots. Delay, high quality Reverb, plus a choice of Drive, Ring
Modulation, Phaser, Flanger, Ensemble or Chorus are available per slot.
The impressive new Ensemble and Chorus effects are analog models of
specific classic synths, bringing vintage analog warmth and feel.
acclaimed Morph function via Velocity or the Mod Wheel is also
included, allowing multiple parameters to be morphed in real time and
with exceptionally easy control.
functions include an independent arpeggiator for each of the four
slots, Master Clock sync of the LFO, delay and Arpeggiator, MIDI over
USB, and four independent outputs. The Lead A1 also includes the Nord
Sound Manager software patch librarian.
Like all Nord products, the Lead A1 is handmade in Sweden with meticulous attention to detail and quality control.
The Nord Lead A1 will be available in April 2014 with an estimated price of $ 1799 MAP
For more information please visit www.nordkeyboards.com/a1/
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