The Nord Lead 4 49-Key Analog Performance Synthesizer is a four part multi-timbral digital synthesizer that features 20-voice polyphony. It has a dual oscillator virtual analog sound engine, designed to emulate the warmth of analog oscillation, with 2x oversampling. Not limited to strictly analog-style sounds, the Lead 4 also features a Wavetable mode with Formant Wavetables as well as frequency modulation and hard/soft sync.
The Lead 4's Variation buttons provide the ability to override multiple parameters of the synth instantly, allowing you control over such parameters as LFO speed, modulation routing, and reverb, simultaneously, in the middle of a sound. The keyboard also has five built-in effects including delay, reverb, emulated tube amp distortion, a talk effect, and bit-rate crusher.
True Voice Unison
Stack up to four oscillators per voice
Dual LFO/Arpeggiator Sections
The Lead 4 has 2 LFO/Arpeggiator sections that, along with the delay, can be synchronized to the Master Clock or an external MIDI clock
Nord Sound Manager
Compatible with Nord Sound Manager for program management
The Lead 4 filter section includes low-, high-, and band-pass filters with selectable 12 or 24dB slopes as well as 2 transistor and diode ladder filter simulations