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Nord Lead2x 49-Key Keyboard

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Nord has upped the ante with the Nord Lead2x 49-Key Keyboard, a highly anticipated updating of the Lead2. 20-voice polyphony and 4-part multitimbrality give you the power to create layered sounds, pow... Click To Read More About This Product

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Nord has upped the ante with the Nord Lead2x 49-Key Keyboard, a highly anticipated updating of the Lead2. 20-voice polyphony and 4-part multitimbrality give you the power to create layered sounds, power pads, stunning leads, and booming basses.

Memory now offers 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! And it's patch compatible with the Nord Lead2 so you can transfer sounds directly between the models via MIDI.

Awesome sound is yours with the brand new, crystal clear 24-bit DACs running at 96kHz.


20-voice polyphony
4 x 99 user programs
100 user performances
4 x 10 user percussion kits
6 x 99 factory programs
3 x 100 factory performance
Patch compatible with the Lead2 for patch transfers via MIDI
New, 24-bit DAC for awesome sound
20 voices
4-part multitimbral

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.
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 generates sine, triangle, sawtooth, or pulse wave with adjustable width. Oscillator 2 generates triangle, sawtooth or pulse (with adjustable width) and can also generate noise with a color control. Oscillator 2 can be hard synced to oscillator 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 syncable noise, where noise can be synced to Osc. 1.

Filter section
12dB 2-pole low pass; 24dB 4 pole low pass, band pass, or high pass, 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.

Amplifier section:
ADSR envelope, gain control.

Modulation section:
LFO 1 generates 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. It also controls the rate for the 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

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 Lead2/Nord Rack2

Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
One year parts and labor warranty on all Nord and Ddrum products with the exception of 30 day warranty on drum triggers.

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from dallas, tx

I had an alesis micron, but after putting it to the test with my MC-808 and my bass that I play I recorded a bunch of tracks onto my BR-600 and when I played them with the alesis micron on one of the tracks it sounded just way to fake. I went to guitar center and took about 15 minutes to fool around on the 2X lead and it was SHEAR LUST. I HAD TO HAVE IT NOW and I do. It has got to be the best synth so far that I have owned and created on. Just 2 hrs. after I got it home I was recording onto my BR-600 with it and it is INSANELY AWESOME. The sounds are beyond perfect. It has way more than enough pre-recorded user interface and spare banks. It did cost quite a bit more but it was well worth it. The NORD 2x lead and my Korg micro x are all I need to create awesome stuff. I do want the new GX-2 NORD but I will wait for it. This NORD 2x is great

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