Nord Wave 2 61-note Performance Synthesizer
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. MAIN FEATURES General 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 Performance 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 Oscillators Analog: Basic, Shape, Multi, Sync and Noise with up to 16 oscillators Samples Wavetable Advanced FM with harmonic and inharmonic algorithms True Unison mode Modulation LFO with five waveforms Flexible syncing and routing options AD/AR envelope Amp ADSR Amp envelope Transient Attack Mode Filter 12/24 dB lowpass, lowpass M, band pass, high pass, and LP+HP Filter Drive ADSR envelope Effects FX section with Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe. EQ section with Drive Advanced Delay section Reverb section with five sizes + Dark, Bright and Chorale modes. With 4 independent synthesizers in one the Nord Wave 2 offers exceptional possibilities for layering both classic waveforms and samples. Dedicated OLED displays for Program and Oscillator sections provide an excellent overview when shaping your sounds. The wide range of performance features and instantly tweakable hands-on effects makes the Wave 2 our most versatile performance synthesizer ever. Monitor mode The new Monitor mode displays your settings for Amp Envelope and Filters in the Program display for better overview and control. LAYER SECTION 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. Group Mode The new Group feature allows you to group 2, 3 or 4 layers and lets them share the same Filter, Envelope, Arpeggiator, LFO and Effect-settings – perfect when creating complex multi-layered sounds that can be edited as one coherent sound. OSCILLATOR SECTION The Oscillator section for each of the 4 layers offers 4 modes: Analog, Wavetable, FM and Samples and is easily browsed with our new direct category mode. The Oscillator Control features additional control over shape, sync or detune. Oscillator categories Analog: an extensive range of waveforms from classic analog to extended, harmonically rich new additions. Basic: Saw, Pulse, Pulse Width, Sine, Square with basic tuning controls. Shape: Waveforms where Osc Control will alter the Shape of the waveform Multi: 2 or more waveforms combined where the Osc Control will adjust amount of detune and spread Sync: Soft and Hard synced configurations, where Osc Control controls Sync Frequency Noise: White noise Samples: include high-quality samples from our Nord Sample Library 3.0 as well as the possibility to add your own custom samples using the Nord Sample Editor 3. Use the embedded sample presets for instantly playable dynamic sounds or sculpt your own sound from scratch with the “Raw Samp” mode. Wavetable: A large number of advanced wavetables covering a wide range of tonal characteristics. FM 2, 3 and 4 operator configurations with harmonic and inharmonic variations. Dedicated OLED Display for visualization of waveforms Unison The Wave 2 features a powerful multi-oscillator Unison effect with true Superwaves simultaneously generating hundreds of waveforms for extremely thick and fat sounds. COMPATIBLE WITH NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY 3.0 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 as well as the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds are easily replaceable using the Nord Sound Manager. Create and transfer your own samples Adding your own custom sample instruments has never been easier thanks to the new streamlined Nord Sample Editor 3 for Mac and Windows that lets you map, loop and transfer samples to your Nord Wave 2 in a breeze. FILTER SECTION 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. LFO & MODULATION SECTION 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. AMP ENVELOPE The Amp Section is equipped with a full ADSR envelope featuring a powerful new Transient Attack mode for adding more punch to your sounds. MORPHING AND IMPULSE MORPH 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.