Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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The Nord Lead A1 is an analog modeling synthesizer with impressive sound generation capabilities thanks to its new simplified but powerful front panel interface. This analog synthesizer achieves outstanding sounds for both live situations and studio recording, no matter the musical style. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1 encourages experimentation and allows for much faster programming,  delivering sensational sonic results.


At the heart of the Lead A1 is the new analog modeling engine developed by the Swedish company, which has taken virtual analog synthesis to the next level through modeling that recreates a total analog signal path with astonishing realism, capable of an immense sound variety. With 26-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synth parts, the Lead A1 is a true sound-generating beast.


Following the cues from professional keyboard players and more experienced programmers, the Lead A1 incorporates an interface that completely makes creation and experimentation easy, thanks to a new and unique oscillator section, a pre-programmed modulation matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes.


Lead A1’s new oscillator section generates 47 different waveforms, from classic analog waves to digital harmonic and inharmonic waves, while unique oscillator setting shortcuts make programming more immediate than ever. You can start with a single oscillator waveform, select an oscillator setting shortcut (pitch, detune, shape, sync, submix, FM, AM, or noise), and use the adjustment knob to adjust the settings.

The end result is faster programming without the usual complexity of routing and patching, and with the opportunity to experiment with ease. A fast track to amazing sound design for advanced and less experienced programmers.


In addition to all this, the Lead A1 incorporates many more resources for total versatility: filter section, modulation section, arpeggiator, master clock and many more functions to achieve any imaginable sound.

Technical Specifications

  • Keys: 49
  • Key type: Speed sensitive
  • 96kHz synthesis engine and floating  32-bit processing
  • Polyphony: 24 voices
  • 8 oscillator settings
  • LFO with 5 waveforms
  • Extra Fat unison mode
  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Effects: Ensemble, chorus, phaser, flanger, ring modulator, drive, delay
  • Filters: 12 x 24db band-pass, high-pass and low-pass filters
  • Additional features: ‘Mutator’, ‘Like’ button
  • 3 LED displays
  • Controls: 23 x knobs, modulation wheel
  • Transistor and diode emulations: Mini and TB-303
  • 1 headphone output (6.3mm jack)
  • 4 outputs (6.3mm jack)
  • Sustain pedal input
  • Expression pedal input
  • MIDI connector in, out, usb
  • USB connector
  • Dimensions: 802 x 92 x 260mm (width x height x depth)
  • Weight: 4.85 kg


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