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Nord Wave 2

Performance Synthesizer

$2,699.00 $3,999.00

61-key semi-weighted keyboard with Aftertouch

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.

General Features

  • 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 Features

  • All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages
  • Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock
  • Global and Layer MIDI modes

Connections

  • 2 Line Level Audio Outputs - 1/4", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • Stereo Headphone Output - 1/4", 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain Pedal - 1/4", 6,35 mm jack.
  • Control Pedal - 1/4", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
  • USB connector with MIDI capabilities
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors

Included Accessories

  • Power cord, User Manual

Optional Accessories

  • Nord Sustain Pedal
  • Nord Piano Monitors V2
  • Nord Soft Case
  • Dust Cover

Dimensions

  • 38.9" x 3.9" x 11.6"

Weight

  • 19.29 lb

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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