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      Nord Rack 2X Module (702631)
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The rebirth of a classic!

The original Nord Lead and Nord Lead 2 are among the most popular synthesizers ever built. Used extensively in studios, onstage, and on records by the world's greatest artists, the Nord Lead's have contributed their characteristic sound on hit song after hit song.

So why change a winning concept, you may ask. Well, Nord didn't change the concept - or the sound, for that matter. They simply improved the concept and upgraded the hardware to make it possible for the Virtual Analog sound to live on for many more years to come!

The Nord Rack 2X synth has the same characteristic sound and functions as the Nord Lead 2, with some very nice improvements:

X-tra polyphony: The Nord Rack 2X synth comes with 20 voices of polyphony - very useful when creating layered sounds, "power pads," awesome leads, and booming basses. 20 voices are also very beneficial in sequencing situations when you use more than one sound at a time.

X-tra memory: The Nord Rack 2X comes with a large internal memory holding 4 x 99 user Programs, 100 user Performances, and 4 x 10 user Percussion Kits plus 6 x 99 factory Programs and 3 x 100 factory Performances! The Nord Rack 2X synthesizer is 100% patch compatible with the Nord Lead 2, which means that you can transfer sounds directly between the models via MIDI.

X-tra high resolution: The awesome sound in the Nord Rack 2X is refined even further thanks to the brand new, crystal clear 24-bit DACs running at 96kHz.

Nord Rack 2X Module Features:

  • 20-voice polyphony; 4-part multitimbral
    Memory holds 4 x 99 user programs, 100 user performances, and 4 x 10 user percussion kits plus 6 x 99 factory programs and 3 x 100 factory performances
    100% patch-compatible with the Nord Lead 2
    24-bit DACs running at 96kHz
    Velocity programming: Each function that is controlled by a knob can be programmed to be controlled by velocity
    Morphing: Each function that is controlled by a knob can also be controlled by the modulation wheel/pedal to continuously fade between two sets of values
    Performance controllers
    4-octave velocity sensitive keyboard
    Octave Shift buttons (+/-2 oct.)
    Keyboard Split, two sections
    Wooden Pitch Stick center
    Modulation Wheel
    Sustain and expression pedal inputs
    User interface
    3-digit LED display, 26 knobs and 27 buttons for program editing
    Oscillator section
    Oscillator 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth or pulse wave with adjustable width. Oscillator 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or pulse (with adjustable width) and can also generate noise with a color control. Oscillator 2 can be hard synched to oscillator 1. Linear deep frequency modulation of osc 1 from osc 2
    Filter section
    12 dB "2 pole" lowpass, 24 dB "4 pole" lowpass, bandpass or highpass
    Notch + Lowpass
    Cut off, resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity. ADSR envelope
    Filter keyboard tracking can be set to full, 2/3, 1/3 or off
    Filter distortion
    Amplifier section
    ADSR envelope, gain control
    Modulation section
    LFO 1 generating triangle, saw, pulse, LF filtered noise and random staircase routed to Osc 1+2, Osc 2, filter, pulse-width and FM amount
    LFO 2 produces a triangle waveform, routed to Osc 1 and 2 or amplifier
    Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave
    Modes: up, down, up/down, random
    Echo can be set between 1 and 8 repeats Modulation envelope (attack, decay) for Osc 2 pitch, FM amount and pulse width.
    Performance section
    Play mode: Poly, legato, mono, unison mono, unison poly
    Manual mode
    Four program slots for layering possibilities
    Portamento/Auto portamento
    Percussion kits
    40 user "analog" percussion kits
    Each percussion kit holds 8 independent sounds, configured in 8 zones across the keyboard
    Internal memory
    Programs (single sounds): 990 (396 (4 x 99) user, 594 (6 x 99) factory).
    Performances (multi sounds): 400 (100 user, 300 (3 x 100) factory).
    Percussion kits (multi zone sounds): 40 (4 x 10) user
    Audio Out:
    4 outputs - Each slot can have its own output Modes: Stereo, mono and multitimbral mode. Headphones output
    High-resolution, low-noise 24-bit DACs running at 96kHz
    MIDI features
    All control knobs and switches for program editing transmit and receive Control Change messages
    System exclusive bulk dumps
    One Program/Performance or all Programs/Performances in a bank
    MIDI clock synchronizing LFO 1 and LFO 2/arpeggiator restart
    Triggering of the filter and amplifier envelopes and velocity control from separate programmable MIDI channel and note numbers
    Fully patch compatible with Nord Lead 2/Nord Rack 2
    Dimensions: 34-1/8"W x 10-1/4"D x 3-1/2"H Weight: 12 lbs.


Nord Rack 2X Module Specifications:

  • Polyphony: 20 voices. 4 part multi-timbral
    Special features:
    Velocity programming: Each function that is controlled by a knob, can be programmed to be controlled by velocity
    Morphing: Each function that is controlled by a knob can also be controlled by the modulation wheel/pedal to continuously fade between 2 sets of values
    Performance controllers
    4-octave velocity sensitive keyboard
    Octave Shift buttons (+/-2 oct.)
    Keyboard Split, 2 sections
    Wooden Pitch Stick, designed to change the pitch continuously without any dead spots. It gives you complete control of the pitch and allows you to make true and natural vibrato. The Effect increases exponentially as you move it further from the center. Patent pending for the "Pitch Stick."
    Modulation Wheel for modulating a number of selectable destinations
    Looks great, feels great, works great
    1 pedal input for sustain and 1 for expression pedal
    User interface
    3 digit LED display, 26 knobs, and 27 buttons for program editing
    Oscillator section:
    Oscillator 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth or pulse wave (with adjustable width). Oscillator 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or pulse (with adjustable width) and can also generate noise with a color control. Osc 2 can be hard synched to Osc 1. Linear deep frequency modulation of Osc 1 from Osc 2. A wide range of new waveforms with a strong formant character is achieved with the synchable noise, where noise can be synched to Osc. 1.

    Filter section:
    12dB "2 pole" lowpass, 24dB "4 pole" lowpass, bandpass or highpass, Notch + Lowpass. Cut off, resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity
    ADSR envelope
    Filter keyboard tracking can be set to full, 2/3, 1/3 or off
    Filter distortion
    Amplifier section
    ADSR envelope, gain control
    Modulation section:
    Lfo 1 generating triangle, saw, pulse, LF filtered noise and random staircase routed to Osc 1+2, Osc 2, filter, pulse-width and FM amount. Lfo 2 produces a triangle waveform, routed to Osc 1 and 2 or amplifier and controls the rate for the arpeggiator
    Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave
    Modes: up, down, up/down, random. Echo can be set between 1 and 8 repeats. Modulation envelope (attack, decay) for Osc 2 pitch, FM amount and pulse width
    Performance section:
    Play mode: Poly, legato, mono, unison mono, unison poly
    Manual mode 4 program slots for layering possibilities
    Portamento/Auto portamento
    Percussion kits:
    40 user "analog" percussion kits. Each percussion kit holds 8 independent sounds, configured in 8 zones across the keyboard
    Internal memory:
    Programs (single sounds): 990 (396 (4 x 99) user, 594 (6 x 99) factory)
    Performances (multi sounds): 400 (100 user, 300 (3 x 100) factory)
    Percussion kits (multi zone sounds): 40 (4 x 10) user
    Audio Out
    4 outputs
    Each slot can have its own output
    Modes: Stereo, mono and multitimbral mode
    Headphones output
    High resolution, low noise 24-bit DACs running at 96kHz
    MIDI features
    All control knobs and switches for program editing transmit and receive Control Change messages. System exclusive bulk dumps
    One Program/Performance or all Programs/Performances in a bank
    MIDI clock synchronizing LFO 1 and LFO 2/arpeggiator restart
    Triggering of the filter and amplifier envelopes and velocity control from separate programmable MIDI channel and note numbers
    Fully patch compatible with Nord Lead 2/Nord Rack 2
    Dimensions: 34-1/8"W x 10-1/4"D x 3-1/2"H
    Weight 12 lbs.


Nord Rack 2X Module

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