The Nord Lead Rack synthesizer is taken a few steps further with the Nord Lead Rack 2. It uses the same synthesis technology and sounds as good as the Nord Lead, but adds a few nice new touches. These features include a ring modulator, OSC 1 can sync with the white noise generator, increased LFO and arpeggiator waveforms and patterns, distortion in the squelchier punchier filter section and 4 individual outputs.
All the great sound, MIDI control and analog-like sound and design that made the Nord Lead famous return in this new and improved version.
|Model||Nord Lead 2 Rack|
|LFO||2 LFO's (triangle, sawtooth, random) control OSC 1 or 2, filter, pulse-width, ADSR envelope|
|Engine Detailed||2 VSM oscillators: sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise|
|Filter (VCF)||12 dB/oct 2-pole lowpass, 24dB/oct 4-pole lowpass / bandpass / highpass (both with cutoff, resonance, env amount, env velocity, key tracking, ADSR envelope)|
|Envelope (VCA)||ADSR envelope and Amplifier Gain control|
|Memory||99 patches (59 preset, 40 user), 99 performances, 10 drum kits|
Produced:||1997 - 1997
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.