Related: Acid Records
, FJ Project
, Luca Cominato
, patches and sound banks
Posted in news
on Jan 28, 2014
discoDSP has announced that Luca Cominato (aka FJ Project) of Acid Records has updated the Discovery Pro bank for Release 6.x, now including a Nord Lead 2 SysEx bank for Clavia owners.
This Sound Bank contains 128 different presets: Fat Synth, Acid&Dark Lead, Pad and Tech Sounds FX for Hard Trance, Tech Trance and Hard Style Music Production.
Purchase is available at Gigaloops website with a limited 50% off offer
The soundset costs £5.99 GBP.
More information: Gigaloops
Clavia has announced the Nord Lead A1, a new analog modelling synthesizer.
The Lead A1 combines the latest analogue modelling engine from the acclaimed Lead 4, with an innovative streamlined interface for fast-track programming.
The Lead 4 and now the Lead A1 are equipped with an all new analogue modeling sound engine, capable of reproducing the character and nuances of the vintage synths of your dreams with breathtaking accuracy. 24-voice polyphonic and four part multi-timbral, the Lead A1 is a flexible choice for either stage or studio, delivering a stunningly rich and versatile palette of sounds.
The Lead A1 introduces a new front-panel user interface designed to make programming quick and easy, while retaining hands on flexibility.
Nord Lead A1 features
- Unique Oscillator concept.
- 8 Oscillator Configurations.
- Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM.
- Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms.
- LFO with 5 waveforms.
- Mod Envelope.
- LFO as additional ModEnv.
- 12, 24 dB low-pass filters.
- High-pass and Band-pass filters.
- Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303.
- Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive.
- 4-part multi-timbral.
- Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay.
- Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph.
- USB MIDI.
The Nord Lead A1 will be available in April 2014 with an estimated price of £1299 GBP RRP inc. VAT / $1799 USD MAP.
The Nord Lead A1 will be demonstrated at the NAMM show, at the booth of USA distributor American Music & Sound, #B6464.
More information: Nord / Nord Lead A1
Nord has launched OS version 1.20 for the Nord Lead 4 performance synthesizer.
OS 1.20 is an important update that both fixes some bugs in the Nord Lead 4 as well as adding a number of new features.
Changes in OS v1.20
- Performances are now organized in 2 Banks, A and B with 50 slots in each.
- When the Ladder M filter is selected, the filter and amp envelopes is switched into a more vintage like mode.
- Nord Sound Manager Program Bundles are now supported – requires Nord Sound Manager 6.34 or newer!
- Details here.
The update is available now from the downloads section.
Nord has also introduced a new bank for the Nord Lead 4 by Richard Devine.
Richard Devine is an artist and sound designer based in Atlanta GA. He’s a man of many skills and his portfolio includes releasing music on the cult label WARP, remixing Ryuichi Sakamoto, sound design for Microsoft Windows 7 and doing sound libraries for many innovative companies like Ableton, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, Izotope and many more!
Richard also did some brilliant patches the Nord Modular G2 back in the day, so he can proudly call himself real Clavian!
The free bank includes 50 performances, 50 single programs, and 25 bonus drum sound programs.
More information: Nord / Nord Lead 4
Piet Kaempfer aka Protonica has released version 1.1 of a free Max for Live device for controlling a Nord Lead 2X synthesizer.
The Nord Lead 2X controller device for Max for Live & Ableton Live.
This is a Max for Live Midi Device to give you remote control on your Clavia Nord Lead/Rack 2X. Easier Automation and Modulation of each Control Change (CC) Parameter.
Nord Lead 2X 1.1 features
- Edit almost every parameter of your Nord Lead/Rack from this device.
- If you edit any CC knob from Nord Lead/Rack, you can see it moving directly from this device.
- Automate & modulate all parameter from the front panel in Live.
- When you open the project with this device, all the parameters are automatically sent to the Nord Lead/Rack.
- Load and save programs (as Max for Live device).
- Control all layers by simply loading up to four devices on different MIDI tracks.
The controller device is a free download. Requires Max for Live.
More information: Protonica / Nord Lead 2X controller
Roland Kuit has announced Modular strategies in shaping reflections and space, a new e-Book on modular synthesis.
Concepts of space (re-)defined and shifted for modular synthesis
Reflections are positional essentials in creating space. How space can be thought of as an indispensable element of music, and with the kinds of approaches that emerge when space is dealt with from the start producing a sound work.
Interactive Html/PDF e-Book. The Clavia NMG2 Demo soft synthesizer included.
The eBook costs 53 EUR.
More information: Roland Kuit / Modular strategies
Clavia has announced the release of a Nord Lead 4 sound bank by remix duo Freemasons.
The first bank to debut our brand new Nord Lead 4 Program Library comes from the UK club duo Freemasons, and boy are we proud to be giving away these brilliantly crafted sounds!
Their sounds range from raging thick distorted pads and leads to Lush FM pianos and killer bass sounds. The Performance sounds are rich in texture and have plenty of goodies assigned to the Impulse Morph buttons too.
The Freemason bank consists of 50 Performances and 99 Programs in total.
The bank is a free download at the Nord website.
More information: Nord Lead 4
Clavia has released version 2.0 of its Nord Beat app for iPad to version 2.0.
Nord Beat 2 is a 6-track CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad and a perfect companion for the Nord Drum 2 Modeling Percussion Synthesizer.
It can also be used with any external MIDI drum module, synth or sampler (or even other iPads app via Virtual MIDI).
Changes in Nord Beat 2.0
- Step sequencer expanded to support 6 tracks.
- Added Flam, 32th and 32 triplet modifiers for individual steps.
- New MIDI settings menu with flexible MIDI output routings.
- Send and receive MIDI Clock Sync.
- Added the option to save a Program Change together with a program.
The Nord Beat app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
More information: Clavia / Nord Beat
Roland Kuit has announced To be ON to be OFF- that’s the SWITCH, an interactive electronic book that covers all you can do with switches in modular synthesis.
From a two switch interfaced instrument to creating high-end sequencers. Pattern design, logic 3-bits words chopping to logic waveshaping. Audio processing and more…
The ebook is available to purchase for 30 EUR. Includes the Clavia NMG2 Demo soft synthesizer.
More information: Roland Kuit / To be ON to be OFF