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Nord Easy to use Nord Lead Analog synth,4 parts,24 note poly NLA1

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Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer

Analog Modelling

The Nord Lead A1, like the Nord Lead 4, is equipped with an analog modelling sound engine capable of reproducing the character of many vintage synths with impressive accuracy. 24 voice polyphonic and four part multi-timbral, the Lead A1 is a flexible machine for stage or studio and delivers a stunning rich and versatile palette of sounds.

Intuitive User Interface

The Lead A1 has a new front panel designed to make programming quick and easy whilst retaining hands on flexibility. As a response to artist's requests for faster programming the focus when designing the A1 was very much on access and speed. For example, Oscillation configuration shortcuts allow patches to be created and edited far quicker than is usually possible for such complex synthesis. A single LFO and simplified Modulation Envelope with controls on the front panel means it is also quick to experiment with modulations and have a clear overview of the structure of the patch.

Filter and Effects

The onboard filters include Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Ladder M and Ladder TB. The Nord Lead A1 features an independent effects processor for each of its four slots. Delay, Reverb plus a choice of Drive, Ring Modulation, Phaser, Flanger, Ensemble or Chorus per slot. New Ensemble and Chorus effects are analog models of specific classic synths bringing vintage analog warmth and feel. Also included is the acclaimed Morph function via velocity or the Mod Wheel which allows multiple parameters to be morphed in real time with exceptionally easy control.

Additional functions include an independent arpeggiator for each of the four slots, Master Clock sync of the LFO, delay and Arpeggiator, MIDI over USB and four independent outputs. The Lead A1 also includes the Nord Sound Manager software patch librarian.



  • Unique Oscillator concept
  • 8 Oscillator Configurations
  • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM
  • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
  • LFO with 5 waveforms
  • Mod Envelope
  • LFO as additional ModEnv
  • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
  • High-pass and Band-pass filters
  • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations
    of Mini and TB-303
Nord Lead A1 vs
Nord Lead 2X
Comparison Chart (PDF)

  • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive
  • 4-part multi-timbral
  • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay
  • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph