NORD WAVE SYNTHESIZER
The Nord Wave gives you traditional analog sounds that interact and coexist with pretty much anything you want; by combining analog, FM synthesis, wavetable and sampled waveforms – you can use literally any standard audio file as a sound source. It is a great sample player and analog synthesizer, and so much more!
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WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT
Osc sectionBy having two oscillators capable of producing a vast array of sounds from classic analog waveforms (with sync), FM synthesis, wavetables, sampled waves (single cycle waveforms with attack) as well as noise and other miscellaneous waveforms, the Nord Wave has an unprecedented pallet of sounds for you to use as foundation.
Need a rich and full string quartet? No problem, just call up a string sample. Want a highly resonant screaming lead? Sure; virtual analog is there, but why not combine them, not just mix them together? With the Wave, you can create an analog lead with the harmonic content of the sampled string quartet!
With oscillator modulation you can transfer the character of one sound to the other – for instance, a sampled string to an analog square. By controlling the amount of modulation the effect can range from very subtle to extremely aggressive, so that the original waveforms are no longer recognizable.
Within moments you will experience sounds never heard before, sounds that will function as a great source of inspiration and lift the joy of playing and sound design to new levels.
DIGITAL SAMPLES IN AN ANALOG ENVIRONMENT
The sound of a resonant filter with a 24 dB slope applied to a sampled sound brings it so much to life that some times this is all you need, but there are many other parameters available to affect your samples. All elements of an analog synthesizer can be incorporated: amplifier and modulation envelopes, LFOs, filters, and effects.
Some convenient sample modifications are also available. By using alternative start points, you can skip the attack portion of the sample and only use the body of the sound for e.g. modulation purposes.
Oscillator ModulationOscillator 1 uses two types of oscillator modulation to bring out different characteristics to a blended sound: Phase Modulation and Frequency Modulation. Disparate sounds can be achieved depending on the combination of waveforms generated by the two oscillators using oscillator modulation, particular characteristics of those waveforms can be seamlessly blended and enhanced to make a new kind of sound.
An analog triangle waveform will adopt much of the details of the modulating waveform and make an almost transparent, synthesized effect using Phase Modulation. An analog saw waveform will still sound hard when modulated, so wavetables can be used instead to create variations in tonal character.
Frequency Modulation has a more dramatic effect, widening the harmonic content and preserving more of the character of the original waveform.
4 octave (49-keys) velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard
189Mb Flash Memory (180Mb for user samples)
18 stereo voices
Wooden Pitch Stick
LCD-window and Value Dial
Master Level Control
3 Morph Sources (Modulation Wheel / Control Pedal, Note Number, Note Velocity)
2 part multitimbral synth section consisting of the following:
OSC1: Triangle, Square, Saw (with sync), 62 wavetables, 3-operator FM, Noise.
OSC2: Triangle, Square, Saw, up to 99 Sampled Instruments (user defined), 3-operator FM, 22 Sampled Waves. Transpose and Fine Tune.
Oscillator Modulation: Frequency Modulation or Phase Modulation with Amount Control.
Filter: 6 types of single or multi mode filters with Frequency, Resonance, Keyboard Tracking and Envelope control.
Amplifier Envelope: ADSR controls.
Modulation Envelope: selectable AD or AR controls.
LFO 1 Waveforms: Square, inverted Saw, Triangle, Random and Soft Random.
LFO 2 Waveforms: Square, Saw, Triangle, Random and Soft Random.
Mono Mode: Mono or Legato with Glide-function.
Chorus: 3 intensity settings.
EQ: 2-band fixed.
1024 program locations
Slot A & B buttons
Tube style Overdrive
Stereo Delay with tap-tempo function.
Reverb with 5 algorithms
2 Line Level Audio Outputs ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
Stereo Headphone Output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
Sustain Pedal – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
Control Pedal – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
USB – type B connector
MIDI in & out – 5 pin DIN connectors
IEC320 C7 power connector
870 x 274 x 98mm, 34.3 x 10.8 x 3.9 inches
6 Kg, 13.3 lbs.
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