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Clavia Nord Wave 2 

Performance Synthesizer (2020)


" Successor of classic MK1 from 2008 Nord wave, a new synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable "

Overview and synthesis

KEYBOARD s a 61-key (C-C) semi weighted waterfall keybed with Aftertouch; OLED display (for Amp Envelope and Filters in the Program display for better overview and control. ). For performance many parameters that can be controlled from four different sources: such as Velocity, Aftertouch, Wheel and Control Pedal. 

TERMINAL CONNECTORS  Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone + MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, USB

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SYNTHESIS   48 voice polyphony, the digital Oscillator section for each of the 4 layers offers 4 modes: Analog, Wavetable, FM and Samples with additional control over shape, sync or detune..
1. Analog traditional waveforms and extended, harmonically rich new additions.
+ Basic: Saw, Pulse, Pulse Width, Sine, Square with tuning controls.
+ Shape: Waveforms where Osc Control will alter the Shape of the waveform
+ Multi: 2 or more waveforms combined where the Osc Control will adjust amount of detune and spread
+ Sync: Soft and Hard synced configurations, where Osc Control controls Sync Frequency
+ Noise: White noise

2. Samples  includes 1 GB of memory and comes loaded with a wide selection of sample se.g Strings, Brass, Guitars, Choirs, Chromatic Percussion as well as special licensed sounds of the iconic Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds are can bed edited using included Nord Sample Editor 3.

3. Wavetable: A large number of advanced wavetables covering a wide range of tonal characteristics.

4.FM  4OP like old yamaha with 2, 3 and 4 operator configurations with harmonic/ inharmonic variations.

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Filter, LFO, Envelope and effects

FILTER  6 Filter types featuring classic 12 and 24 dB Low Pass, a High Pass, High Pass/Low Pass and a Band Pass filter with full ADSR envelope. 

LFO dedicated LFO for each layer with a choice of waveforms plus AD/AR 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 Amp Section is equipped with a full ADSR envelope featuring a special Transient Attack mode for adding some more punch at the start.

  digital DSP with Tremolo, Ring Mod, Chorus, Ensemble, Vibe, Drive, 5 x Reverbs, Advanced Delay with Feedback 

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NORD WAVE 2 Technical Data

  • Type: Keyboard Synth
    Display Type: LED, OLED
    Year: 2020
  • Sound Engine Type(s): FM, Wavetable, Sample-based, Virtual Analog Synthesis
    Oscillators: 4 per voice
    Polyphony: 48
    Timbrality: 4
    Waveforms: Pulse, ROM, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
    ROM Size: 1 GB at 24 bit, 96 kHz
  • Analog/Digital: Digital
  • Number of Keys: 61
  • Type of Keys: Semi-weighted, Velocity-sensitive
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Other Controllers: Modulation Wheel, Pitch Stick
  • Polyphony: 48 Notes
  • Presets: 4-part Multi-timbral, 16 x 25 Programs, Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • Oscillators: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Pulse
  • LFO: 1 x LFO (5 x waveforms)
  • Filter: 12dB/24dB Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Ladder M, LP+HP
  • Envelope Generator: ADSR (amp), AD/AR (mod)
  • Effects Types: FX: Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble and Vibe. + EQ with Bass/Treble control or Parametric 1 Band control.
    Delay 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)
  • Arpeggiator: Polyphonic
  • Memory: 1GB Sound Memory
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (monitor in)
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (sustain), 1 x 1/4" (control pedal)
  • Software: Nord Sound Manager
  • OS Requirements - Mac: MacOS 10.7 or later / PC: Windows 7 or later
  • Power Supply: Standard VDE
  • Height: 3.9" Width: 38.9" Depth: 11.6"  990 x 100 x 295 mm
  • Weight: 19.29 lbs.   8,75 kg

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Audio demo and video 

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