Nord Lead A1 Specifications

GENERAL FEATURES

  • 26 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
  • 3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
  • 49-key velocity sensitive keyboard (keyboard version only) with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
  • Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
  • Modulation Wheel (keyboard version only).
  • Pitch Stick with no dead zone at zero crossing (keyboard version only).
  • Programmable Pitch bend range, up to +/- 4 octaves
  • Separate up/down bend range: -12 or -24 semitones, + 2 semitones
  • 1 pedal input for sustain.
  • 1 pedal input for expression pedal.

USER INTERFACE

  • 3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing.

OSCILLATOR SECTION

  • Oscillator models of multiple waveforms (traditional analog, extended analog, pulse waveforms, real-time algorithmical waveforms with additive-, FM- and formant- synthesis)
  • OSC config knob 11 categories (Pitch, Shape, Osc Sync, Noise Mix, Osc 2 Detune, Sine Mix, Tri Mix, Saw Mix, Square Mix, Freq Modulation, Amp Modulation)

FILTER SECTION

  • Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) lowpass and band pass, high pass, Ladder M and Ladder TB characteristics.
  • Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity.
  • ADR/ASR envelope.
  • Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or full.
  • Adjustable Filter Distortion.

MODULATION SECTION

  • LFO generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency and Osc mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
  • LFO can be switched to polyphonic Env mode with four different characteristics and sample and hold is manually triggered by keyboard (polyphonic S/H). 
  • Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down and random. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
  • ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, inverse envelope on/off.

AMPLIFIER SECTION

  • ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
  • Individual Pan-control per program

PERFORMANCE SECTION

  • Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono, True Unison 1, 2 & 3.
  • Four program slots for layering possibilities and multitimbrality.

EFFECTS

  • FX section with Flanger, Phaser, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Drive.
  • Delay section with tap tempo, four stages of feedback, stereo ping-pong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
  • Reverb section with five algorithms (Room, Stage 1, Stage 2, Hall 1, Hall 2).

MEMORY

  • Programs (single sounds): 8 x 50 (400) locations
  • Performances (multi sounds): 4 x 50 (200) locations

AUDIO OUT

  • 4 outputs. Each slot can be assigned to its own output.
  • Headphones output.
  • High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs.

MIDI FEATURES

  • All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages.
  • System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all programs.
  • Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
  • Soft Thru

CONNECTION

  • 4 Line Level Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g., Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
  • Control Pedal - ¼", 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 & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors

Connections

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • User Manual
  • Power Cord with IEC C14 connector

DIMENSIONS

  • Nord Lead A1: 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2")

WEIGHT

  • Nord Lead A1: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)

Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.