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Nord Wave 2 4-Part Performance Synthesizer
Nord Wave 2 4-Part Performance Synthesizer

Nord Wave 2 4-Part Performance Synthesizer

SoundPro Item: 94273
MSRP: $3,999.00
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The Nord Wave 2 is a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface. With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performance features and hands-on controls, the Nord Wave 2 offers outstanding sonic possibilities with advanced layering and tweaking on the fly.

With 4 independent synthesizers in one the Nord Wave 2 offers exceptional possibilities for layering both classic waveforms and samples. The new Monitor mode displays settings for Amp Envelope and Filters in the Program display for better overview and control.

The Wave 2 features a Program Layer section with faders for easily controlling the volume or pan for all 4 layer parts at once. The Layer section also provides handy features for quick layer focus, pan control, solo and multi-editing.

The Oscillator section for each of the 4 layers offers 4 modes: Analog, Wavetable, FM and Samples and is easily browsed in the direct category mode. The Oscillator Control features additional control over shape, sync or detune.

The Sample section has 1 GB of memory and comes loaded with a wide selection of quality samples including Strings, Brass, Guitars, Choirs, Chromatic Percussion, and legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds. The streamlined Nord Sample Editor 3 for Mac and Windows makes it easy to create and transfer your own samples.

The Filter section has 6 Filter types featuring classic 12 and 24 dB Low Pass, a High Pass, High Pass/Low Pass and a Band Pass filter, together with a stunning emulation of the transistor ladder filter from the legendary Mini. The unique modeling of these filters captures the true character and response of the classic analog instruments, allowing for flexible and precise sound design. The Filter section is equippied with full ADSR envelope.

The Wave 2 features a dedicated LFO for each layer with a choice of waveforms plus AD/AR Modulation Envelope with dedicated velocity setting and Invert mode. The LFO has several morphable parameters and the rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.

The Wave 2 features an extensive range of morphable parameters that can be controlled from four different sources: Velocity, Aftertouch, Wheel and Control Pedal. All morph sources can be quickly assigned to control multiple parameters simultaneously and the powerful Impulse Morph feature lets you instantly change any parameter of your sound.

A separate Effect section is available for each layer, featuring a great selection of instantly tweakable high quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. Modulation effects, EQ and drive, delay, and reverb are all offered.

Nord Wave 2 Features

  • 4-part Synthesizer with dedicated volume/pan faders
  • Sample, Virtual Analog, Wavetable and FM synthesis
  • 48 voice polyphony
  • OLED Displays for Program and Oscillator sections
  • 1 GB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • User replaceable samples
  • 61-note keyboard with Aftertouch
  • Advanced Arpeggiator with Polyphonic Trig mode
  • Gate feature for rhythmic effects
  • Advanced Morph features with Impulse Morph
  • Master Clock control of Arpeggiator, LFO and Effects
  • Vibrato with 3 Delay modes and Wheel/Aftertouch assign
  • 4 Oscillator modes: Analog, Wavetable, FM, Samples
  • Compatible with Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • 6 Filter types
  • Dedicated LFO for each layer
  • Amp section has full ADSR envelope
  • Extensive range of morphable parameters
  • Master Clock for internal or external MIDI clock synchronization
  • FX section with Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe
  • EQ section with Drive
  • Advanced Delay section
  • Reverb section with 5 sizes + Dark, Bright and Chorale modes
  • Wave 2 4-part performance synthesizer1
  • Power cord with IEC C14 connector1
  • General
    • 4 Layer Synthesizer with LED faders
    • Virtual Analog synthesis, Wavetable, FM and sample playback
    • 48 voices
    • 1 GB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
    • Effects, EQ, Delay and Reverb for each layer
    • Advanced Arpeggiator and Gate features
    • 61-key semi-weighted keyboard with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves
    • Keyboard Split with 3 split points
    • Advanced Morph functionality
    • Impulse Morph for instant morphing overrides
    • Group functionality for multi-layer editing
  • Oscillator Section
    • Dedicated OLED Display for oscillator settings
    • Analog: Basic, Shape, Shape Sine, Multi, Sync, Bell, Noise
    • Wavetable: Wavetables, Formants
    • FM: Dual, Triple, Vocal and Multi with Harmonic and Inharmonic options
    • Samples: Nord Sample Library 3.0
    • Oscillator Control: Shape, Detune or Sync amount for Analog waveforms, Shape for Wavetables, Modulation amount for FM
    • Dual Osc: Unison control with 3 amount options
    • Semitone (-24 - +24) and Fine Tune pitch controls
  • Modulation Section
    • LFO generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Pitch or Osc Mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock
    • AD/AR envelope
  • Arpeggiator / Gate
    • Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down, random. Zig-Zag option. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock
    • Poly: Polyphonic Arpeggiator for retriggering of full chords at zero range, and polyphonic arpeggio of chord inversions at larger ranges
    • Gate: Rhythmic level gate with adjustable hardness envelope
    • Pattern Mode: Pattern mode for Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate with 30+ editable presets or custom pattern
    • Patttern Editor - Dedicated editor for creating custom rhythmic patterns that can be used with Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate
  • Filter Section
    • Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) lowpass and band pass, high pass, Ladder M, low pass+high pass characteristics
    • Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity
    • ADSR envelope
    • Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or full
    • Adjustable Filter Distortion
  • Amplifier Section
    • ADSR envelope
    • Transient Attack-mode for snappier attack
    • Amp Velocity Amount (3 levels)
  • Layer Control
    • LED fader for each layer for instant level control and overview
    • Group multiple layers for quick multi-layer editing of Amp Env, Filter, Effects, Arpeggiator etc.
    • Layer Lock: Locks the currently active layer configuration
    • Split functionality: 3 split points with 8 location options and Split Crossfade
    • Individual Pan-control per layer
    • Solo mode for quickly muting all except the focused layer
  • Performance Section
    • Voice modes: Poly, Legato and Mono with Glide
    • Impulse Morph: Instantly change one or several parameters at the press of a button
    • Classic Nord Morph functionality for flexible control of multiple parameters (Wheel, Aftertouch, Velocity and Control Pedal)
    • Modulation Wheel
    • Pitch Stick with programmable range
    • Fast assign of wheel modulation destination
    • Aftertouch
    • Vibrato with 3 Delay modes and Wheel/Aftertouch assign
    • Keyboard Hold which can be disabled on each Layer individually
  • Program Section
    • Program Gain control
    • Large OLED Display
    • Program Transpose functionality
    • 5 Program Buttons
    • Live Mode
    • Copy/Paste functionality
    • Master Clock control of Arpeggiator, LFO, Effects and Delay + plus External Clock Sync
  • Effects
    • FX section with Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe
    • EQ with Bass/Treble control or Parametric 1 Band control
    • Drive effect for tube-distortion
    • Delay section with rate/time, tap tempo, analog mode, stereo ping-pong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the Master Clock. Feedback loop effects: Chorus, Vibe and Ensemble, Feedback filters: HP, LP and BP
    • Reverb section with five algorithms (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall, Cathedral) + Dark, Bright and Chorale (modulated Reverb)
  • Memory
    • Programs (single sounds): 16 x 25 (400) locations
  • Audio Out
    • 2 outputs
    • Headphones output
    • High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs
  • MIDI
    • All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages
    • Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock
    • Global and Layer MIDI modes
  • Connection
    • 2 Line Level Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack
    • Control Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg XVP10
    • USB connector with MIDI capabilities
    • MIDI In & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
  • Dimensions38.9" x 3.9" x 11.6"
  • Weight19.29 pounds

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