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Sounds for Synth releases Bleeding Skies for Nord Lead 3

Sounds for Synth has introduced Bleeding Skies, a soundset for the Nord Lead 3 synthesizer.

Sounds for Synth Bleeding Skies

Sounds for Synth has just released ‘Bleeding Skies’ a new soundset by Seraphic Music for Nord Lead 3 containing 128 patches of piercing leads, beautiful keys, transient rich arpeggios, meaty basses and pads to die for.

All patches are designed for the OS 1.20 and the amplitude level of the patches is optimized for the -10 dbv scale. Almost every patch make use of the morph function and/or the ModWheel. The soundset is aimed to fit most styles in the EDM scene and is only available on Sounds for Synth.

The soundset is available for purchase for $25 USD.

More information: Sounds for Synth / Bleeding Skies

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Nord releases Marque Gilmore Bank for Nord Drum 2

Marque Gilmore

Nord has launched the Marque Gilmore Bank, an expressive sound bank for the Nord Drum 2.

The innovative drummer/percussionist/producer and composer Marque Gilmore has put toghether a signature bank for the Nord Drum 2. Marque has been working globally as a professional musician for nearly 25 years and has a long experience combining the best of the acoustic and electronic world of percussion, as well as being a pioneer in combining and uniting musical expressions from all over the world.

The Marque Gilmore Bank contains 23 kits and can be downloaded here, where you’ll also find some really brilliant sound demos showcasing the expressive, dynamic range of the Nord Drum 2!

The bank is a free download.

More information: Nord / Marque Gilmore Bank

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Nord releases Fairlight Collection

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Nord has announced the release of the Fairlight collection, a major addition to the Nord Sample Library.

Fairlight

The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80′s.

The sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture that characteristic Fairlight sound!

The Nord Sample Library is compatible with the Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Stage 2.

More information: Nord / Fairlight collection

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Gigaloops updates Discovery Pro soundset

Acid Records Discovery Pro Soundset

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

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Clavia launches Nord Lead A1 analog modelling synthesizer

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Clavia has announced the Nord Lead A1, a new analog modelling synthesizer.

Clavia Nord Lead A1

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

  • Oscillators
    • Unique Oscillator concept.
    • 8 Oscillator Configurations.
    • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM.
    • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms.
  • Modulation
    • LFO with 5 waveforms.
    • Mod Envelope.
    • LFO as additional ModEnv.
  • Filter
    • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters.
    • High-pass and Band-pass filters.
    • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303.
  • Effects
    • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive.
  • Performance
    • 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

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Nord updates Nord Lead 4 OS to v1.20 + Richard Devine Bank

Nord has launched OS version 1.20 for the Nord Lead 4 performance synthesizer.

Nord Lead 4 OS 1.20
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.

Richard Devind Nord Lead 4 Bank

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

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Protonica releases Nord Lead 2X v1.1 for Max for Live

Piet Kaempfer aka Protonica has released version 1.1 of a free Max for Live device for controlling a Nord Lead 2X synthesizer.

Protonica Nord Lead 2X for Max for Live
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

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