Nord's classical Virtual Analog Synth Nord LEAD 1/2/2x/3/4/A1 and Nord Rack versions

Re: HELP. lost on my new Lead 4

Postby stiiiiiiive » 11 May 2018, 18:02

User avatar
Posts: 643
Joined: 14 Oct 2011, 15:07
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 125 times
Your Nord Gear #1: Nord Modular
Your Nord Gear #2: Nord Electro 4

Re: HELP. lost on my new Lead 4


Re: HELP. lost on my new Lead 4

Postby maxpiano » 15 May 2018, 09:07

If you are looking also for third parties soudn packs, you may take a look here

The author maxpiano was thanked by:
User avatar
Patch Creator
Posts: 2427
Joined: 27 Jun 2011, 13:29
Location: Italy
Country: Italy
Has thanked: 194 times
Been thanked: 801 times
Your Nord Gear #1: Nord Stage 2

Re: HELP. lost on my new Lead 4

Postby maurizio » 16 May 2018, 10:56

Well, a couple of years ago i sold my NE A1 to buy an OB6; so, may be my advice can be useful :->.

0) I grow up in an time where the Oberheim sound was *the* poly analogue sound; when i heard the OB6, and i saw the knobs, i just knew that
it was *my* keyboard; i had a Oberheim Matrix 1000 before, that i also sold to buy the OB6.

1) So, it is mainly a cultural factor; if you are in this culture, if the OB sound means the same thing to you, the NL4 cannot solve your problem.
It is like being a drug addict; the are solutions, but nothing is like the real thing.

2) There are (many) things a A1 or NL4 can do that the OB6 can only dream of; the OB6 is not multitimbral; when you put the four layers in action,
with may be four arpeggiators, in term of raw sonic power there is a big difference; i wish i had the room and the money to keep my A1 for this.

SO, my suggestion is: if you are in my case, there will be nothing to cure your OB sound addiction other than an Oberheim; buy a Matrix 1000,
or return the NL4 and get the OB6. May be the rumoured Behringer clone can solve your addiction.

If your problem instead is to play Jump, or a couple of other covers that originally used an OB, the NL4 is perfectly able to do a OB like sound that
is good enough in a group context; the audience will not notice.

Posts: 69
Joined: 05 Sep 2014, 13:45
Country: France
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 10 times
Your Nord Gear #1: Nord Lead 4

Re: HELP. lost on my new Lead 4

Postby Quai34 » 20 May 2018, 04:45

Great post, exactly what I was trying to say in my previous post, the culture/addiction for the Oberheim sounds came when I was listening to it in the 70's/80's when they were still a music fair in France in Vincennes....I have two Matrix 1000...
Stage 2/C2/NL2X+TC Pedals, 2XMatrix, EMU P2K, TX802, DSI Prophet 08+Tetra/P12+H9, D50+PG1000, XV5080,AX keytar, Streichfett, Drumbrute. Ibanez SR1200 bass & Artstar AS153, G&L L2000, Legacy HSS,Asat Blueboys,Asat Deluxe Savanna.genelec 8040A.
User avatar
Posts: 1397
Joined: 01 Jan 2012, 23:02
Country: Canada
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 225 times
Your Nord Gear #1: Nord Stage 2
Your Nord Gear #2: Nord Lead 1/2/2x


Return to Nord Lead / Rack Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests