We're thrilled to present this absolutely stunning sound bank for the Nord Lead A1 by synth legend Richard Barbieri. The bank covers a wide range from the eerie pads, atmospherical leads to glitchy rhythms and ethnical instruments from a distant future...
Richard Barbieri started his musical career with the group Japan in 1975. The band achieved critical and commercial success with their 5th studio album "Tin Drum" which stayed in the UK charts for a year. The painstaking approach to synthesiser programming along with the original rhythmic patterns of Mick Karn and Steve Jansen produced a sound that remains original to this day. Aside from recording and touring he sound designs for various music software and synthesiser manufacturers.
Check out these stunning sound demos for a taste, and download the bank for free here
The creative Norwegian drummer and producer Jon-Eirik Boska has created a striking signature bank for the Nord Drum 2. Boska releases house and electronic music under the Boska moniker, as well as playing drums for a range of Norwegian and international acts. He's also been involved in the Nord Drum development since its very first rendition.
The Boska Bank contains 50 kits and can be downloaded here, where you'll also find some great sound demos showcasing the expressive, versatile and dynamic range of the Nord Drum 2!
Please note that the Boska Bank requires Nord Drum 2 OS v3.00 or later.
Check out some samples of his creation in the sound player below.
Dan's been working as a studio/gigging keyboardist for many years for bands like Morcheeba, Nightmares on Wax and Incognito and is also resident synth/keyboard guru at Future Magazine! Goldman’s soundbank for the Nord Lead 4 has been designed with both players and producers in mind and the sounds are perfect for electronic, soulful and funky styles- in particular disco, funk, house, jazz and RnB/Soul.
The new Nord Sound Manager v6.50 features several interface improvements to make it even easier to transfer sounds.
First off, the new upload and download dialogs give you much better control when handling factory banks from our website. Dropping a program or sample file on the Nord Sound Manager window will now automatically choose the correct destination tab. Nord Sound Manager now accepts .ZIP-files and will unzip them for you. The "Replace" feature has been renamed to "Substitute" for better clarity - and in addition to this we've also squashed a few bugs too!
Walkthrough of some of the amazing new features of the A1!
Watch this new video for a glimpse of some of the unique new features of the 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 innovative drummer/percussionist/producer and composer Marque Gilmore has put toghether a signature bank for the Nord Drum 2. Marque has been working globally as a professional musician for nearly 25 years and has a long experience combining the best of the acoustic and electronic world of percussion, as well as being a pioneer in combining and uniting musical expressions from all over the world.
The Marque Gilmore Bank contains 23 kits and can be downloaded here, where you'll also find some really brilliant sound demos showcasing the expressive, dynamic range of the Nord Drum 2!
Check out a taste of his sounds in the sound player below.