Nord Wave 2
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.
OUR MOST VERSATILE SYNTHESIZER EVER
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.
The Wave 2 features a Program Layer section with faders for easily controlling the volume or pan for all 4 layer at once. The Layer section also provides handy features for quick layer focus, pan control, solo and multi-editing. The new Group feature allows you to group 2, 3 or 4 layers and process them through the same Filter, Envelope, Arpeggiator, LFO and Effect settings - perfect when creating complex multi-layered sounds that can be edited as one coherent sound. Alternatively, three split points provide up to 4 zones with optional crossfades.
The Oscillator section for each of the 4 layer 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. The Oscillator section also includes a powerful multi-oscillator Unison effect with true Superwaves simultaneously generating hundreds of waveforms for extremely thick and fat sounds.
Analog: an extensive range of waveforms from classic analog to extended, harmonically rich additions.
Samples: a wide selection of high-quality samples from Nord Sample Library 3.0 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.
Wavetable: a large number of advanced wavetables covering a wide range of tonal characteristics.
FM: including 2, 3 and 4 operator configurations with harmonic and inharmonic variations.
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.
FILTERS, AMP & LFO
The Filter section has 6 Filter types including a stunning emulation of the transistor ladder filter found in the legendary Mini. The Filter section is equipped with full ADSR envelope.
The Wave 2 features a dedicated LFO with a choice of waveforms for each layer, Vibrato plus AD/AR Modulation Envelope with velocity setting and Invert mode. The LFO has several morphable parameters and the rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
The Amp section is equipped with a full ADSR envelope including 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 including LFO Amount, Oscillator Control, Filter and Effects 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.
ADVANCED POLYPHONIC ARPEGGIATOR AND GATE
The Nord Wave 2 is a rhythmical powerhouse with both a classic arpeggiator and a Polyphonic mode with directly editable patterns that will retrig all held keys either straight or patterned featuring different inversions for exciting harmonic variations.
The brand new Gate mode chops your sound up in a rhythmic pattern with adjustable depth. The Pattern mode contains a wide selection of Rhythmic Patterns and allows easy editing for creating your own custom patterns.
A separate Effect section for each layer provides instantly tweakable high-quality stereo effects including Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulator, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe as well as an EQ with Drive. All effects are controllable via Control Pedal (or other Morph sources) and can also be synchronized to the Master Clock for rhythmic effects.
Advanced stereo Delay effect with Ping Pong mode, Analog Mode and Tap Tempo. Creative new Feedback options for adding Ensemble, Chorus, Vibe as well as HP/LP and BP filter in the Feedback loop.
Separate Reverb section per layer with five different Reverb sizes (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and new Cathedral), Bright and Dark modes and a new Chorale effect for lush modulation.
4 Layer Synthesizer with LED fadersVirtual Analog synthesis, Wavetable, FM and sample playback48 voices1 GB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0Effects, EQ, Delay and Reverb for each layerAdvanced Arpeggiator and Gate features61-key semi-weighted keyboard with octave shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.Keyboard Split with 3 split points.Advanced Morph functionalityImpulse Morph for instant morphing overridesGroup functionality for multi-layer editing
Dedicated OLED Display for oscillator settingsAnalog: Basic, Shape, Shape Sine, Multi, Sync, Bell, Noise.Wavetable: Wavetables, Formants.FM: Dual, Triple, Vocal and Multi with Harmonic and Inharmonic options.Samples: Nord Sample Library 3.0Oscillator Control: Shape, Detune or Sync amount for Analog waveforms, Shape for Wavetables, Modulation amount for FM.Dual Osc: Unison control with 3 amount options.Semitone (-24 - +24) and Fine Tune pitch controls.
LFO generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Pitch or Osc Mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.AD/AR envelope
Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down, random. Zig-Zag option. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.Poly: Polyphonic Arpeggiator for retriggering of full chords at zero range, and polyphonic arpeggio of chord inversions at larger ranges.Gate: Rhythmic level gate with adjustable hardness envelope.Pattern Mode: Pattern mode for Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate with 30+ editable presets or custom pattern.Patttern Editor - Dedicated editor for creating custom rhythmic patterns that can be used with Arpeggiator, Trig or Gate.
Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) lowpass and band pass, high pass, Ladder M, low pass+high pass characteristics.Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity.ADSR envelope.Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or full.Adjustable Filter Distortion.
ADSR envelopeTransient Attack-mode for snappier attackAmp Velocity Amount (3 levels)
LED fader for each layer for instant level control and overview.Group multiple layers for quick multi-layer editing of Amp Env, Filter, Effects, Arpeggiator etc.Layer Lock: Locks the currently active layer configuration.Split functionality: 3 split points with 8 location options and Split Crossfade.Individual Pan-control per layer.Solo mode for quickly muting all except the focused layer.
Voice modes: Poly, Legato and Mono with GlideImpulse Morph: Instantly change one or several parameters at the press of a button.Classic Nord Morph functionality for flexible control of multiple parameters (Wheel, Aftertouch, Velocity and Control Pedal)Modulation WheelPitch Stick with programmable range.Fast assign of wheel modulation destinationAftertouchVibrato with 3 Delay modes and Wheel/Aftertouch assignKeyboard Hold which can be disabled on each Layer individually
Program Gain controlLarge OLED DisplayProgram Transpose functionality5 Program ButtonsLive ModeCopy/Paste functionalityMaster Clock control of Arpeggiator, LFO, Effects and Delay + plus External Clock Sync
FX section with Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe.EQ with Bass/Treble control or Parametric 1 Band control.Drive effect for tube-distortionDelay section with rate/time, tap tempo, analog mode, stereo ping-pong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the Master Clock. Feedback loop effects: Chorus, Vibe and Ensemble, Feedback filters: HP, LP and BP.Reverb section with five algorithms (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall, Cathedral) + Dark, Bright and Chorale (modulated Reverb)
Programs (single sounds): 16 x 25 (400) locations
2 outputsHeadphones outputHigh resolution low noise 24 bit DACs
All control knobs and switches send and receive control change messages.Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.Soft Thru
2 Line Level Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalancedStereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jackSustain 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 Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg XVP10.USB connector with MIDI capabilitiesMIDI In & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
User ManualPower Cord with IEC C14 connector
Nord Wave 2: 990 x 100 x 295 mm (38,9" x 3,9" x 11.6")
Nord Wave 2: 8,75 kg (19.29lbs)
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