DMI Press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Fredrik Hylvander
Int +46 8 442 73 60
Stockholm, Sweden, January 16 2003
original Nord Lead and Nord Lead 2 are among the most popular
synthesizers ever built. Used extensively in studios, on
stage and on records by the world's greatest artists, the
Nord Leads have contributed with their characteristic sound
on hit song after hit song. And of course, that's how we
like to keep it!
Clavia has now redesigned the Nord Lead 2 with state-of-the-art
hardware and more memory and created the Nord Lead 2X. So
why change a winning concept, you may ask. Well, we didn't
change the concept - or the sound, for that matter. We just
put in new hardware to make it possible for this great synth
to live on for many more years to come!
Nord Lead 2X has the same powerful sound engine and specifications
as the Nord Lead 2, except for the new internal memory that
holds a huge amount of great factory sounds and a lot of
space for your own sounds! Thanks to the large internal
memory, there is no longer any need for additional PCMCIA
cards! The Nord Lead 2X comes with 3 x 99 user Programs,
100 user Performances and 3 x 10 user Percussion Kits plus
7 x 99 factory Programs, 3 x 100 factory Performances and
7 x 10 factory Percussion Kits! The Nord Lead 2X is 100%
patch compatible with the Nord Lead 2 which means that you
can transfer sounds between the models via MIDI.
Nord Lead 2X will begin to ship in March 2003 and will then
replace the current Nord Lead 2 model. The price, which
will be announced later, will be very attractive!
16 voices. 4 part multi-timbral.
Velocity programming: Each function that is controlled by
a knob, can be programmed to be controlled by velocity.
Morphing: Each function that is controlled by a knob can
also be controlled by the modulation wheel/pedal to continuously
fade between two sets of values.
4-octave velocity sensitive keyboard.
Octave Shift buttons (+/-2 oct.)
Split, two sections.
Wooden Pitch Stick, designed to change the pitch continuously
without any dead spots. It gives you complete control of
the pitch and allows you to make true and natural vibrato.
The effect increases exponentially as you move it further
from the center. Patent pending for the "Pitch Stick".
Modulation Wheel for modulating a number of selectable destinations.
Looks great, feels great, works great.
1 pedal input for sustain and 1 for expression pedal.
3 digit LED display, 26 knobs and 27 buttons for program
Oscillator 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth or pulse
wave with adjustable width. Oscillator 2 generating triangle,
sawtooth or pulse (with adjustable width) and can also generate
noise with a color control. Oscillator 2 can be hard synched
to oscillator 1. Linear deep frequency modulation of osc
1 from osc 2. A wide range of new waveforms with a strong
formant character is achieved with the new synchable noise,
where noise can be synched to Osc. 1.
12 dB "2 pole" lowpass, 24 dB "4 pole"
lowpass, bandpass or highpass, Notch + Lowpass. Cut off,
resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by
velocity. ADSR envelope. Filter keyboard tracking can be
set to full, 2/3, 1/3 or off. Filter distortion.
ADSR envelope, gain control.
Lfo 1 generating triangle, saw, pulse, LF filtered noise
and random staircase routed to Osc 1+2, Osc 2, filter, pulse-width
and FM amount. Lfo 2 produces a triangle waveform, routed
to Osc 1 and 2 or amplifier. It also controls the rate for
the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes:
up, down, up/down, random. Echo can be set between 1 and
8 repeats. Modulation envelope (attack, decay) for Osc 2
pitch, FM amount and pulse width.
Play mode: Poly, legato, mono, unison mono, unison poly.
Manual mode. Four program slots for layering possibilities.
Portamento / auto portamento.
100 (30 user) "analog" percussion kits. Each percussion
kit holds 8 independent sounds, configured in 8 zones across
Programs (single sounds): 297 (3 x 99) user, 693 (7 x 99)
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.
4 outputs. Each slot have its own output. Modes: Stereo,
mono and multitimbral mode. Headphones output. High resolution
and low noise DACs.
All control knobs and switches for program editing send
and receive Control Change messages. System exclusive bulk
dumps. One Program/Performance or all Programs/Performances.
MIDI clock synchronizing LFO 1 and LFO 2/arpeggiator. Triggering
of the filter and amplifier envelopes and velocity control
from separate programmable MIDI channel and note numbers.
Fully patch compatible with Nord Lead 2/Nord Rack 2.
865(W) 265(D) 90(H) mm. Weight 5.3 kg.
subject to change without notice)
Lead 2X - Virtual Analog synthesizer
be announced later