Nord Wave 2 Specifications

GENERAL FEATURES

  • 4 Layer Synthesizer with LED faders
  • Virtual Analog synthesis, Wavetable, FM and sample playback
  • 48 voices
  • 1 GB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • Effects, EQ, Delay and Reverb for each layer
  • Advanced Arpeggiator and Gate features
  • 61-key semi-weighted keyboard with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
  • Keyboard Split with 3 split points.
  • Advanced Morph functionality
  • Impulse Morph for instant morphing overrides
  • Group functionality for multi-layer editing

OSCILLATOR SECTION

  • Dedicated OLED Display for oscillator settings
  • Analog: Basic, Shape, Shape Sine, Multi, Sync, Bell, Noise.
  • Wavetable: Wavetables, Formants.
  • FM: Dual, Triple, Vocal and Multi with Harmonic and Inharmonic options.
  • Samples: Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • Oscillator Control: Shape, Detune or Sync amount for Analog waveforms, Shape for Wavetables, Modulation amount for FM.
  • Dual Osc: Unison control with 3 amount options.
  • Semitone (-24 - +24) and Fine Tune pitch controls.

MODULATION SECTION

  • LFO generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Pitch or Osc Mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
  • AD/AR envelope

ARPEGGIATOR/GATE

  • Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down, random. Zig-Zag option. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
  • Poly: Polyphonic Arpeggiator for retriggering of full chords at zero range, and polyphonic arpeggio of chord inversions at larger ranges.
  • Gate: Rhythmic level gate with adjustable hardness envelope.
  • Pattern Mode: Pattern mode for Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate with 30+ editable presets or custom pattern.
  • Patttern Editor - Dedicated editor for creating custom rhythmic patterns that can be used with Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate.

FILTER SECTION

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

AMPLIFIER SECTION

  • ADSR envelope
  • Transient Attack-mode for snappier attack
  • Amp Velocity Amount (3 levels)

 

    LAYER CONTROL

    • LED fader for each layer for instant level control and overview.
    • Group multiple layers for quick multi-layer editing of Amp Env, Filter, Effects, Arpeggiator etc. 
    • Layer Lock: Locks the currently active layer configuration.
    • Split functionality: 3 split points with 8 location options and Split Crossfade. 
    • Individual Pan-control per layer.
    • Solo mode for quickly muting all except the focused layer.

    PERFORMANCE SECTION

    • Voice modes: Poly, Legato and Mono with Glide
    • Impulse Morph: Instantly change one or several parameters at the press of a button.
    • Classic Nord Morph functionality for flexible control of multiple parameters (Wheel, Aftertouch, Velocity and Control Pedal)
    • Modulation Wheel
    • Pitch Stick with programmable range.
    • Fast assign of wheel modulation destination
    • Aftertouch
    • Vibrato with 3 Delay modes and Wheel/Aftertouch assign
    • Keyboard Hold which can be disabled on each Layer individually

    PROGRAM SECTION

    • Program Gain control
    • Large OLED Display
    • Program Transpose functionality
    • 5 Program Buttons
    • Live Mode
    • Copy/Paste functionality
    • Master Clock control of Arpeggiator, LFO, Effects and Delay + plus External Clock Sync

    EFFECTS

    • FX section with Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe.
    • EQ with Bass/Treble control or Parametric 1 Band control.
    • Drive effect for tube-distortion
    • Delay section with rate/time, tap tempo, analog mode, stereo ping-pong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the Master Clock. Feedback loop effects: Chorus, Vibe and Ensemble, Feedback filters: HP, LP and BP. 
    • Reverb section with five algorithms (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall, Cathedral) + Dark, Bright and Chorale (modulated Reverb)

    MEMORY

    • Programs (single sounds): 16 x 25 (400) locations

    AUDIO OUT

    • 2 outputs
    • Headphones output
    • High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs

    MIDI FEATURES

    • All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages.
    • Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
    • Soft Thru

    CONNECTION

    • 2 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.
    • 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 Wave 2: 990 x 100 x 295 mm (38,9" x 3,9" x 11.6")

    WEIGHT

    • Nord Wave 2: 8,75 kg (19.29lbs)

    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.