Christmas is finally here, along with the NL3 18/12/01
The long awaited rack version of the Nord Lead 3 Advanced Subtractive Performance Synthesizer - Nord Rack 3 , is now shipping! Clavia claims the new Nord Rack 3 and Nord Lead 3 to be amongst the world’s best performance synthesizers, introducing several new and exciting features tailored for the performing keyboard player. The only things that differs between Nord Rack 3 and Nord Lead 3 are the lack of keyboard, pitch stick, modulation wheel and control pedal input. The rest - including those nifty rotary encoders is all there. You get, for example, Keyboard Hold, parallel polyphonic glide in legato mode, single-key triggering of whole chords and even clusters of slightly detuned voices for super-unison effects. Clavia also added monophonic operation with highest/lowest note priority which works like a sort of floating keyboard split when layered with a polyphonic sound. You can also sync the LFOs and Arpeggiator to the global Master Clock or MIDI Clock. The Unison with retained full polyphony offers 5 complete detuned virtual voices per note - in stereo! All these functions comes housed in a compact 19" and 5 units high rack mountable table top unit.
Octave Shift functionality (+/-2 octaves). Keyboard Split on the same MIDI channel (two sections). Chord Memory/Stack. Keyboard Hold. Sustain Pedal input.
2 x 16 character backlit LCD and 3-digit LED. 26 rotary encoder knobs with circular LED graphs for instant control. 4 regular knobs and 45 buttons. Big Rotary Dial encoder for system editing, sound selection, MIDI functions etc.
Four separate Morph groups per sound. Up to 26 parameters can be assigned to each Morph Group. Control sources: Keyboard Velocity, Keyboard Range, Keyboard Aftertouch/Control Pedal, Mod Wheel. When you control Morph groups, the values of every assigned parameter are shown in real-time by the corresponding LED graphs.
1 Master Clock/MIDI-synchable Arpeggiator per Slot. 1 Sub Arpeggiator and Mask function per Slot.
Vibrato that affects all voices in the sound. Controllable from incoming Mod Wheel or Aftertouch MIDI data.
Glide, Auto Glide. Polyphonic Glide (in Legato mode). Rate control.
Monophonic, Monophonic with Highest or Lowest Note Priority, Monophonic Legato, Monophonic Legato with Highest or Lowest Note Priority, Polyphonic Legato (with polyphonic Glide if you like)
Adjustable stereo Unison with retained full polyphony. 5 detuned virtual voices per note (2 in the left channel, 2 in the right channel and 1 in the center)
LFO1 and LFO2, each featuring: Master Clock/MIDI-synchable LFO. 6 waveforms: Square, Triangle, Sawtooth, Random Step, Smooth Random, Special. 12 destinations. Free running/Hard-sync/Single Cycle and Mono modes. Rate and Amount controls. Separate LFOs for each voice.
MOD ENV: Attack/Decay or Attack/Release Envelope with Lin/Exp Attack. Envelope/Repeat modes. 12 destinations. Attack, Decay/Release and Amount controls. Separate Envelopes for each voice.
ADSR Envelope with Lin/Exp Attack. Level (Gain) controls.
OSC1 and OSC2 with six shapable waveforms each: Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse, Sine, Noise and Dual Sine. 1 additional slave sync oscillator per oscillator group. Dual Sine FM mode for 2 or 4 operator FM synthesis. Synchable Noise for formant type of sounds.
OSC1: Shape/Sync/DFM Amount control.
OSC2: Coarse Tuning/Modulator semitones, Fine Tuning/Carrier partial, Shape/Sync/FM Amount and Keyboard Tracking controls.
Oscillator Modulation featuring Distortion, Linear FM, Differential FM, Filter FM, AM/RM, Distortion Modulation and Noise. Oscillator Mix/Noise control.
Single Filter Mode: Lowpass 6, 12 or 24 dB/Octave, Highpass 6, 12 or 24 dB/Octave, Bandpass 12 or 24 dB/Octave, Band reject 12 or 24 dB/Octave, Classic Lowpass 24 dB/Octave, Distorted Lowpass 12 or 24 dB/Octave. Frequency and Resonance controls.
Multi Filter Mode: HP-LP in series 12 dB/Octave, HP-LP in parallel 12 dB/Octave, LP-BP in parallel 12 and 6+6 dB/Octave, BP-BP in parallel 2 x (6+6) dB/Octave, Multi Peak, Multi Notch. 2 x Frequency and 1 Resonance controls.
ADSR Envelope with Lin/Exp Attack, Envelope Amount/Velocity, Positive/Invert. Keyboard Tracking and Oscillator Bypass controls.
Flash Memory (no backup battery required). 8 x 128 (1024) Programs (single sounds) and 2 x 128 (256) Performances (multi sounds) and OS. SysEx Dumps via MIDI to and from a sequencer/computer.
All knobs and buttons for sound editing send and receive MIDI Control Change Messages. MIDI SysEx bulk dumps: single Program or complete Program Banks, single Performance or complete Performance Banks. MIDI Clock hard-sync of LFOs and Arpeggiator.
4 separate assignable Audio outputs, Headphones, Sustain Pedal input, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU. Detachable power cord.
PRICING:Approximately US$ 2,300 or Euro 2,500 (for more detailed price info, please contact our local distributors)
SHIP DATE: Now!