Nord Lead A1 Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

49 Key Velocity Sensitive

SKU: LEADA1

$1,699.00
RRP $2,199.00
SAVE $500.00
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Cutting Edge Simple yet Powerful Synth!

Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all musical genres. 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.

 

Our best-ever analogue modelling

The Lead A1 "heart" is Nord's new analogue modeling engine. Taking virtual analogue synthesis to the next level, this modeling recreates a total analogue signal path with uncanny realism. Boasting 26-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synthesizer parts, the Lead A1 is a true synth powerhouse that goes way beyond the current trend for limited capability analogue reissues.

 

Nord Lead A1 Synth front panel closeup

 

The Lead A1 has a brand new simple yet sophisticated front panel interface. Nord have come up with a solution to several requests from pro players – even the most experienced programmers - who need to create the perfect sound as quickly as possible for today's live or studio time demands...the result is the ability to create incredible patches far quicker than would normally be possible with a synthesizer of such power.

 

Main features

Oscillators

  • Unique Oscillator concept
  • 8 Oscillator Configurations
  • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Sub Mix, FM
  • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • Unison

Modulation

  • LFO with 5 waveforms
  • Mod Envelope
  • LFO as additional ModEnv

Filter

  • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
  • High-pass and Band-pass filters
  • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations 
  • of Mini and TB-303

Effects

  • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive

Performance

  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
  • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
  • USB MIDI

Special features

  • Mutator
  • Like Button
  • Extra Fat Unison mode

 

 

 

Useful Comparison Chart for the Nord Lead range of Synths:

 

 

NORD LEAD A1

NORD LEAD 4

NORD LEAD 2X

Hardware

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Keybed 49-key Velocity Sensitive 49-key Velocity Sensitive 49-key Velocity Sensitive
Outputs 4 Outputs 4 Outputs 4 Outputs
Headphone Jack      
Audio Quality 24bit 96kHz 24bit 96kHz 24bit 96kHz
USB      

System

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Programs 8 x 50 Programs, 2 x 50 Performances 4 x 99 Programs, 2 x 50 Performances 4 x 99 Programs, 100 Performances
Polyphony 26 Voices 20 Voices 20 Voices
Multi-Timbral 4 Parts 4 Parts 4 Parts
MIDI over USB      
USB Soft MIDI Thru      
Nord Sound Manager      

Oscillator Section

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Traditional Analog Waveforms Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse with PWM Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse with PWM
Extended Analog Waveforms Series of Folding/Clipped Waveforms    
Pulse Waveforms Series of Pulses with Fixed Harmonic Spectra    
Additional Digital Waveform models      
Oscillator Config Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM no, Traditional method no, Traditional method
Oscillator Sync Hard Sync Hard and Soft Sync Hard Sync
Frequency Modulation 1 Mode 3 Modes 1 Mode
Amplitude Modulation      
Noise Generator Yes, in Osc Config    

Filter Section

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Filter Types 12db/24db LP, BP, HP, Ladder M, Ladder TB 12db/24db/48db LP, BP, HP, Ladder M, Ladder TB 12db/24db LP, BP, HP and N
Filter Drive Gradual Gradual On/Off
Filter Envelope  Uses Mod Env ADSR ADSR

Modulations

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

LFO 1 LFO (4 waveforms) 2 LFO (10 waveforms) 2 LFO (5 waveforms)
Amp Envelope ADR/ASR ADSR ADSR
Mod Envelope ADR/ASR AD/AR AD
LFO as additional Mod Env      

Effects Section

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Effect Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Chorus, Ensemble, Drive Crush, Drive, Talk, Comb Filter, Compressor  
Reverb Yes (5 algorithms) Yes (4 algorithms)  
Delay   Yes, but not at the same time as Reverb  

Dimensions

Lead A1

Lead 4

Lead 2X

Weight 4.85kg / 10.7lbs 5,3kg / 11.7lbs 5.3kg / 11.7lbs
Width 802mm / 31.5" 864mm / 34" 865 mm / 34"
Depth 260mm / 10.2" 272mm / 10.7" 265mm / 10.4"
Height 92mm / 3.6" 94mm / 3.7" 105mm / 4.1"

 

Buy your Nord Lead 1 Synth from your Nord experts in Brisbane - Musiclab!

 

Nord Lead A1 Tech Specs:

  • Sound Engine Type(s): Modeling
  • Number of Keys: 49
  • Type of Keys: Synth-weighted, Velocity-sensitive
  • Other Controllers: Pitch Stick, Mod Wheel
  • Polyphony: 24 Notes
  • Number of Effects: 6
  • Effects Types: Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Audio Outputs: 4 x 1/4"
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression
  • Power Supply: Internal
  • Height: 1.1m
  • Width:  .86m
  • Depth:  .3m
  • Weight: 4.85kg
SKU LEADA1
Brand Nord

Nord Lead A1 Features:

Oscillators

  • Unique Oscillator concept
  • 8 Oscillator Configurations
  • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Sub Mix, FM
  • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • Unison

Modulation

  • LFO with 5 waveforms
  • Mod Envelope
  • LFO as additional ModEnv

Filter

  • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
  • High-pass and Band-pass filters
  • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations 
  • of Mini and TB-303

Effects

  • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive

Performance

  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
  • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
  • USB MIDI

Special features

  • Mutator
  • Like Button
  • Extra Fat Unison mode

 

Features at a glance:

  • 8 Oscillator Configurations
  • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Sub Mix, FM
  • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • Unison, Modulation
  • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
  • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303
  • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive
  • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
  • Extra Fat Unison modes
  • Like Button
  • Mutator


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