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Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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The Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer, an innovative synthesizer that will transform your concept of synthesis. Whether on stage or in the studio, the Lead A1's advanced architecture provides a vast range of stunning sounds suitable for any musical genre. The Lead A1 features an intuitive interface that enables quick patch creation and encourages experimentation. Glide your fingers across the splittable 49-key Fatar keyboard while sweeping the filter for an incredible feel and sound. At just under 11 lb., the Lead A1 is also ideal for gigging.

Groundbreaking Analog Modeling Engine

At the heart of the Lead A1 is Nord's cutting-edge analog modeling engine that authentically recreates a complete analog signal path, capable of a huge variety of sounds. With 24-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synth parts, the Lead A1 is a powerful synth that goes beyond current analog reissue trends.

Fast, Intuitive Programming

The Lead A1's sophisticated yet simple front-panel interface enables rapid patch creation and experimentation. Developed with input from professional synth programmers, the interface includes a new oscillator section, preprogrammed modulation matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes for easy sound design, even for less-experienced users. The oscillator section generates 47 waveforms, from classic analog to digital, while unique oscillator configuration shortcuts simplify programming.

Classic Filter Models and Flexible Modulation

The Lead A1's filter section features 12dB and 24dB low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass filters, as well as emulations of Mini and TB-303 filters. The LFO offers multiple waveforms, and the three-stage ADR envelope provides velocity control and inversion.

Powerful Performance and Sound-Sculpting Features

The Lead A1 includes a morph function to control multiple parameters at once, four arpeggiators, and a master clock for synchronizing the LFO, arpeggiators, and delay. Four individual outputs and pan control provide flexible routing and sculpting options. The Lead A1 comes with Nord Sound Manager software for reorganizing, backing up, and transferring patches.


  • Nord's best-ever analog modeling
  • 24-voice polyphony, 4 simultaneous synth parts
  • 49-key octave velocity sensitive keyboard
  • Sophisticated front panel interface
  • 47 different oscillator waveforms
  • Classic filter modes, as well as legendary emulations
  • LFO and modulation section with 3-stage ADR Modulation Envelope
  • Analog modeled effects section
  • Mod Wheel and Velocity Morph function
  • Like Button, temporarily stores favorite patches to work on
  • Mutator Function, randomly alters parameter settings
  • Newly designed Unison Mode
  • Four separate Arpeggiators
  • Master Clock function
  • Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections
  • Multi Edit Mode
  • Four independent audio outputs
  • Includes Nord's Sound Manager software
  • MIDI over USB control
  • All-metal chassis with tactile knobs
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