Nord and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced that the Nord Lead A1 has begun shipping in the UK in the UK today. Here's what they have to say about it...
The Nord Lead A1 is a stunning sounding synthesizer that combines our next-generation analogue modelling with a simplified yet hugely powerful front panel interface.
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 Lead A1 features a new Realtime Waveform Engine with a choice of 47 different waveforms, intelligently designed Oscillator Configuration Shortcuts to quickly combine and control two oscillators in various configurations, a modelled Filter section including modelled Ladder and Diode filters, a new Effects Section with analogue modelled effects, intuitive Modulation routing, newly designed super-fat Unison mode, unique 'Like' function for comparing variations during patch creation, and much more.
Ideal for stage or studio, the Lead A1 features 26-voice polyphony and is four-part multi-timbral. Like all Nord Keyboards the Lead A1 is handmade in Sweden with meticulous attention to detail and quality control.
Pricing and Availability:
The Nord Lead A1 is available from today priced at just £1249 RRP inc VAT.
A desktop/rackmount version, the Lead A1R, will ship in May 2014 priced at £1049 RRP inc VAT.
Amazing that they are peddling this crap. I love VA synths are I think they are actually superior in many ways to their "real" analogue counterparts....this is NOT one of them!
24-Apr-14 09:17 AM
Played with it on Messe for at least half an hour. Loved it but I myself might spent a few 100,- more and get a lead 4. Still if you're looking for something cheaper this has an amazing sound. :)
24-Apr-14 11:13 AM
My experience with real analogs is limited to Moog (Poly & Mini), Jupiter 8 and Oberheim Matrix 12. None of them sound this harsh and static. Nothing about the Nord reminds me of 'analog'. What's the point?
24-Apr-14 02:10 PM
I'm gonna buy that synth and you know why? I'm not comparing this one with an analogue synth but I'm thinking already how this is going to be used in a track. If you want the Roland sound, buy a Roland, same goes for Moog. Less talk, more music.
25-Apr-14 05:35 AM
Nori Ubukota takes us through his instrument
We talk to them on the eve of their first performance