Nord
Lead 4

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Versatile, quality synthesizer

With innovative new performance features, advanced layering and synchronization possibilities, new filter types and on-board effects, the Nord Lead 4 is a synthesizer dream come true.

Nord Lead 4 Synthesizer Keyboard Key points

  • The true Voice Unison mode lets you stack up to four voices on top of each other per note (including the complete signal path of the Nord Lead 4) for really thick, wide leads and basses.
  • Nord Lead 4 offers a very capable Modulation Envelope section with an expanded choice of modulation destinations.
  • The Filter Drive operates separately per voice, distorting the waveform before it passes through the effects sections.
  • The Impulse buttons are extremely powerful and let you alter your sound instantaneously – brilliant for creating spontaneous, synchronized rhythmic and tonal mayhem.

Review

Nord Lead 4 is an exceptional synth. 2013 is demonstrating that, not only is hardware still very much alive, but it’s kicking harder than ever. – Musictech

Free Gifts

  • Limited edition PBE leather journal cover

Comes With

  • Power adapter Pedals Free delivery within 2 working days 1 year local Clavia Nord (Singapore) warranty

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Additional information

Number of keys

49

Action

Velocity sensitive unweighted keyboard

Key material

Matte plastic

Sound technology

Subtractive synthesizer

Polyphony

20

Tones

Synthesizer

Amplifier output

Not applicable

Speaker size

Not applicable

Colour

Red

Piano stand

Not included

Dimensions and Weight

864 x 272 x 94 mm, 5.3 kg

Description

With innovative new performance features, advanced layering and synchronization possibilities, new filter types and on-board effects, the Nord Lead 4 is a synthesizer dream come true.

 

Full Specifications

SPECIAL FEATURES
Morph: One or more continuous (knob-type) parameters can be controlled by keyboard velocity and/or the Modulation Wheel/Control Pedal.
Impulse Morphs: Both continuous (knobs) and switch parameters can have alternate value settings activated by Impulse Morph buttons. 7 unique Impulse Morphs possible by pressing a combination of the 3 buttons.
Master Clock: The LFO rates, Arpeggio rate and Delay time can be synchronized to an internal or external (via MIDI) clock, with selectable rhythmic divisions.
Mutator: Automatic program generator with adjustable style and strength.
GENERAL FEATURES
49-key velocity sensitive keyboard with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
20 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
3 momentary Impulse Morph Buttons, 7 combinations.
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 character LED display, 29 knobs and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing.
OSCILLATOR SECTION
OSC 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth, fixed and modulateable pulse waveforms and 128 wavetables.
OSC 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or fixed and modulateable pulse waveforms or noise.
OSC MOD section with Hard- and Soft sync plus 3 different Frequency Modulations of OSC 1 from OSC 2.
FILTER SECTION
Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) and 48 dB (6 pole) low pass, band pass, high pass, Ladder M and Ladder 303 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 1/1.
Adjustable Filter Distortion.
MODULATION SECTION
LFO 1 generates a square, triangle or any of 4 different types of saw- and inverted sawtooth waveforms. LFO 1 can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Mod, Osc Mix, Osc 2 Pitch, Amplitude and FX section. The modulation amount can be set as positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 1 rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
The LFO 1 section is used to control the rate, range and directions for the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator: Range: 1 – 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down, random, Poly. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
LFO 2 generates a square, a regular and inverted sawtooth, LF filtered noise and random staircase waveforms. LFO 2 can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or Osc 2 Pitch, Pan and Pulse width. The modulation amount can be set as positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 2 rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
Modulation Envelope (Attack, Decay/Release) for Osc Mix, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or 2 Pitch, FX section and LFO 2 amount. The modulation amount can be set as positive or negative/inverted. The Modulation Envelope can be manually triggered by the Impulse Morph buttons.
Patterns: the cyclic waveforms of the LFOs can be replaced by a pattern behavior. There are 128 different patterns, grouped in 6 different styles.
AMPLIFIER SECTION
ADSR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
PERFORMANCE SECTION
Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono, True Unison 1, 2 & 3.
Four program slots for layering possibilities.
EFFECTS
FX section with continuous Drive/Modulation control. Crush, Drive, 2 different Talk effects, Compressor and Comb Filter.
Selectable Delay or Reverb. Delay times at up to 1400 ms can be manually set or synchronized to the Master Clock. Reverb has three algorithms, Room, Stage and Hall with adjustable brightness.
MEMORY
Programs (single sounds): 4 x 99 locations
Performances (multi sounds): 99 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
CONNECTIONS
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
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
User Manual
Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
Nord CD ROM with Nord Sound Manager
DIMENSIONS
Nord Lead 4: 864 x 94 x 272 mm (34.0 x 3.7 x 10.7″)
WEIGHT
Nord Lead 4: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs)
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