MATRIXSYNTH: Original Nord Lead Virtual Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 511344

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Original Nord Lead Virtual Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 511344


via this auction

"The Nord Lead is a series of virtual analog subtractive synthesizers, manufactured by Clavia. This synthesizer was released in 1995, it's the original Nord Lead (not the 2, 3 or 4). This is the one that made the term virtual analog synthesis popular.

This synth is different from synthesizers constructed via analog components, the Nord Lead uses digital signal processors (DSPs) programmed to emulate both Subtractive and analog FM synthesis (cross-modulation) to reproduce the warmth and richness of a traditional analog sound. The Nord Lead is also unusual for being covered in knobs, which gives the player direct access to all sound parameters without having to walk through editing menus. The Nord Lead supports four notes of polyphony and can be expanded to twelve via an expansion board."

Check out this post for a good overview of the original Nord Lead.

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