nord lead 2x rack virtual analog synthesizer

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Nord Lead 2X Rack Virtual Analog Synthesizer

MPN: NR2X

What's In the Box?

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  • Nord Rack 2X
  • Power Cord
  • Nord CD-ROM
  • Rack Ears
  • Owner's Manual

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List Price: $1,499.00

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The beauty of simplicity
Its warm analog sound coupled with cutting-edge digital technology moved the Nord Lead into a “leading” position in the synthesizer community. Musicians from all over the world loved its simplicity, intuitive design, and its musicality and expression offered with the virtual analog concept.

The Nord Lead 2 improved upon the original Nord Lead, including expanded polyphony. A decade later, the Nord Lead, and its descendant the Nord Lead 2, are still among the most popular synths ever built. Used worldwide on stage and in studios, the Nord Lead series has contributed to the signature sounds of some of the most popular musicians and producers known today ... and Nord wants to keep it that way!

The Nord Lead 2X has the same characteristic sound and functions as the Nord Lead 2, except for some very nice improvements:

  • X-tra polyphony: The Nord Lead 2X comes with 20 voices polyphony - very useful when creating layered sounds, "power pads", awesome leads and booming basses. 20 voices are also very beneficial in sequencing situations when you use more than one sound at a time.
  • X-tra memory: The Nord Lead 2X comes with a large internal memory holding 4 x 99 user Programs, 100 user Performances and 4 x 10 user Percussion Kits plus 6 x 99 factory Programs and 3 x 100 factory Performances! The Nord Lead 2X is 100% patch compatible with the Nord Lead 2 which means that you can transfer sounds directly between the models via MIDI.
  • X-tra high resolution: The awesome sound in the Nord Lead 2X is refined even further thanks to the brand new, crystal clear 24-bit DACs running at 96kHz.

Why change a winning concept? Nord didn’t! With the Nord Lead 2X, they simply upgraded the hardware, maintaining the same concept and sound. Virtual analog sound will live on for years to come, and the Nord Lead 2X is part of that legacy.

The Nord Lead 2X features all the characteristics of its predecessor, and incorporates many new features as well. The “in your face” sound of the Nord Lead 2X has been enhanced with 24-bit D/A converters. The preset memory houses 7 x 99 factory Programs, 3 x 100 factory performances, and 7 x 10 Percussion Kits. Additionally, the user banks give you room to store your own sounds - 3 x 99 Programs, 3 x 100 Performances, and 3 x 10 Percussion Kits. The polyphony has been upgraded to 20 voices as well.

The Nord Lead 2X is compatible with the Nord Lead 2, so you can transfer your custom sounds directly via MIDI. The Nord Lead 2X preserves all the essential parts of the Nord Lead 2, including the fast and easy user interface and its characteristic sound.

The Nord Lead 2X continues the tradition of Nord’s unique method of sound generation. Mathematical simulations of the signals generated by analog oscillators are the basis for the incredible sound that speaks for itself. People know Nord by its sound, and the Nord Lead 2X gives you that certain quality that is unmistakable!


The Stage and Studio Synth
The compact and smart design of the Nord Lead 2X makes it equally perfect for live performance and for production studio work. With 26 knobs and 27 buttons - all sending MIDI controller data - the Nord Lead 2X communicates with every piece of MIDI gear in your setup.

In your studio, the Nord Lead 2X can be used as a sound design tool and a MIDI controller in one. Every production studio needs a synth, and what can be more reliable than a dedicated hardware synth that allows realtime sculpting of custom sounds?

Sporting 20 voices of polyphony, the Nord Lead 2X is perfect for layered pads, screaming leads, and thick booming basses. You can have four simultaneous programs playing at once; the possibilities are captivating.

Both the keyboard and rack versions of the Nord Lead 2X are 4-part multitimbral, and these four parts are used together in the Performance Mode. The Nord Lead 2X also has four assignable outputs, so each Performance voice can be routed to its own analog output. Imagine the 2X in a multi-monitor studio setup, or in a creative multi-speaker PA system, and you can begin to see how much fun the Nord Lead 2X can be.


Virtual Analog
Part of the allure of classic synthesizers is the physical control of the sound. If you want to change the shape of the sound, you turned a knob. Then digital technology changed synthesizers, replacing those knobs with a handful of buttons, a small LCD, and a top panel graphic that displayed the sound engine’s routing.

Virtual analog brings the technology and physical control together, recreating the warm, thick sound of analog synths without the overheating or tuning deficiencies. Modern technology allows the knobs to not only digitally manipulate the internal sound, but also send MIDI information to be captured in a sequencer or change a parameter on another MIDI-enabled device.


Velocity Programming
A special Velocity Programming section can be controlled by the Modulation Wheel/Control Pedal, making it possible to continuously morph between parameter settings. This feature is a musically expressive tool that allows you to shape your sound in realtime.


MIDI
Let’s go MIDI controlling! In the studio, the Nord Lead 2X offers real time MIDI recording of knob settings and special “MIDI patches” to recreate many of the effects produced by external patching on traditional units. For example, let your pre-recorded drum pattern trigger filter and amplifier envelopes, where the hi-hat pattern triggers the filter envelope and the kick drum pattern simultaneously triggers the amplifier envelope.


...is four synths in one!
There are four parts which are directly accessible from the front panel. This makes it possible to instantly create layers with up to four different sounds, where each separate sound in the layer can easily be edited in real time. Each sound can have its own independent output. Make up super patches in the Performance section. Create monster basses and mega pads.

Manufacturer Nord
Condition New
Product Type
Number of Keys None
Weighted Keys No
Key Action
Speakers No
Voices/Programs Programs (single sounds): 297 (3 x 99) user, 693 (7 x 99) factory
Performances (multi sounds): 100 user, 300 (3 x 100) factory
Percussion kits (multi zone sounds): 30 (3 x 10) user, 70 (7 x 10) factory
Voices of Polyphony 20
Effects
Sequencer
Sampling
Memory
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out
USB to Host No
USB to Device No
Inputs
Outputs (4) 1/4" Line - Assignable
(1) 1/4" Stereo Headphone
Control Inputs Sustain Pedal
Control Pedal
Controllers
Expansion
Width 17.3"
Depth 6.3"
Height 4.3"
Product Weight 6 lbs
Unique Features 4 part multitimbral

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