Nord unveil their new keyboard at NAMM

Nord are known for making some of the best, high quality, beautiful, and diverse synth keyboards in the world and there’s a new one on the way.

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 4 independent synthesizers in one the Nord Wave 2 offers exceptional possibilities for layering both classic waveforms and samples.

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

Find out more about the upcoming Nord Wave 2 here. There isn’t currently a release date or price for it.

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