- 4-part Synthesizer with dedicated volume/pan faders
- 61-key (C-C) semi-weighted waterfall keybed with Aftertouch
- Features 48 voice polyphony
- Features a powerful multi-oscillator unison effect
- Monitor mode displays your settings for amp envelope
- Compatible with the Nord Sound Manager software
- Convenience of MIDI over USB for use with a sequencer
- OLED Displays for program and oscillator sections
- 1 GB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
- User-replaceable samples
- Sample, Virtual Analog, Wavetable, and FM synthesis
Starting at $181/mo
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Nord Wave 2 Performance Synthesizer
- Nord Wave 2 Performance Synthesizer
- User Manual
- Power Cord with IEC C14 Connector
Nord Wave 2 Performance Synthesizer
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.
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 Nord Wave 2 features a 61-key (C-C) semi-weighted waterfall keybed with Aftertouch.
The Wave 2 features a Program Layer section with faders for easily controlling the volume or pan for all 4 layer parts at once. The Layer section also provides handy features for quick layer focus, pan control, solo and multi-editing. '
The Oscillator section for each of the 4 layers offers 4 modes: Analog, Wavetable, FM, and Samples and is easily browsed with the new direct category mode. The Oscillator Control features additional control over shape, sync, or detune.
The Wave 2 features a powerful multi-oscillator Unison effect with true Superwaves simultaneously generating hundreds of waveforms for extremely thick and fat sounds.
The Filter section has 6 Filter types featuring classic 12 and 24 dB Low Pass, a High Pass, High Pass/Low Pass and a Band Pass filter, together with a stunning emulation of the transistor ladder filter from the legendary Mini. The unique modeling of these filters captures the true character and response of the classic analog instruments, allowing for flexible and precise sound design. The Filter section is equippied with full ADSR envelope.
The Reverb section has five different Reverb sizes (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and new Cathedral) for adding some ambience to your sounds, and the amount is now morphable. The new features include Bright and Dark modes for either extended or reduced treble and the Chorale effect adds a lush modulation effect.
LFO and Modulation Section
The Wave 2 features a dedicated LFO for each layer with a choice of waveforms plus AD Modulation Envelope with dedicated velocity setting and Invert mode. The LFO has several morphable parameters and the rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
The new Monitor mode displays your settings for Amp Envelope and Filters in the Program display for better overview and control.
The new Group feature allows you to group 2, 3, or 4 layers and lets them share the same Filter, Envelope, Arpeggiator, LFO, and Effect-settings - perfect when creating complex multi-layered sounds that can be edited as one coherent sound.
Splits and Layers
Having four identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once opens for exceptional layering possibilities. The Split mode offers three split points providing up to 4 zones with optional crossfades. The flexible Hold functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in the background while playing something else on top.
The Amp Section is equipped with a full ADSR envelope featuring a powerful new Transient Attack mode for adding more punch to your sounds.
Morphing and Impulse Morph
Nord Wave 2 features an extensive range of morphable parameters 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.
The Master Clock of the Wave 2 allows the LFO, Arpeggiator and various effects to be synchronized, either internally or by an external MIDI clock. With Master Clock synchronization you can synchronize 4 layers with individual patterns, all perfectly in sync with Delays and LFO's. A Tap Tempo allows you to easily tap to the tempo of a drummer or to playback tracks.
Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulator, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe effects with Rate and Amount control. All effects are controllable via Control Pedal (or other Morph sources) and can also be synchronized to the Master Clock for rhythmic effects.
Featuring advanced stereo Delay effect with Ping Pong mode, Analog Mode and Tap Tempo. These new features include creative new Feedback options for adding Ensemble, Chorus, Vibe as well as HP/LP and BP filter in the Feedback loop.
The Nord Wave 2 is compatible with the Nord Sound Manager software for OS X and Windows. The Nord Sound Manager allows easy reorganizing, backup, and transfer of programs.
The Wave 2 features the convenience of MIDI over USB for use with a sequencer or with the included Sound Manager software.
Compatible with Nord Sample Library 3.0
The Sample section has 1 GB of memory and comes loaded with a wide selection of quality samples 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.