Nord Lead 4 Reslease/New Demos
Old 26th June 2013
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Nord Lead 4 Reslease/New Demos

Old 26th June 2013
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yes, listened to the demos on iPad with earphones and so far I like this VA sound.
Old 26th June 2013
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just noticed the addition of formant wavetable . should be capable of some interesting dub-step sounds
Old 26th June 2013
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i'd love one. not sure i'll be able to splurge on it but i really like some of the demos i've heard. i have a NL2X that i love though
Old 26th June 2013
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Demos sound great IMO. Very jazz oriented but some creative and very unique sounds there.
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Not better than the Prophet 12
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Not better than the Prophet 12
I wish I had the $$$ and space for both.
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Yeah I heard those, but I don't think it can do anything my Virus can't do. The Prophet 12 offers something totally different to the Virus.
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Old 27th June 2013
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Yeah I heard those, but I don't think it can do anything my Virus can't do. The Prophet 12 offers something totally different to the Virus.
So does the NL4. The Nords have a unique sound character. Differ from Virus.
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Old 27th June 2013
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Just love those sounds!

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So what would you use a P12 for, and what would you use the NL4 for? What type of music?
Old 27th June 2013
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Certainly sounds nice alright, don't have that kinda cash though... :(
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So what would you use a P12 for, and what would you use the NL4 for? What type of music?
There is no such thing, just use whatever you want, to create whatever you like. Synths are not bound to any specific genre or style. Feel freeeeee with your synths, and experiment a LOT
Old 27th June 2013
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I like very much what I'm hearing.
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I'm not gonna lie, I kind if want one of those too. I might have to double dip in my bank account. Only thing is, I know something will be sitting in the dust while the other is getting used. Boy I tell ya, problems of a GearSlut....
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Here is a comparison chart between NL2X and NL4 :



I'm very excited to add the NL4 (Desktop Model) when it becomes available.

The NL4 is another great sounding Synth from Clavia

Love what I hear so far
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I do like the sound of this synth. I'm trying to figure what would compliment my Virus better, P12 or NL4??? I already have 2Moog Slim Phatties and a Tempest for analog ground. When will this be available? I'm tired of Musicians Friend pushing the date back for my P12. I can still cancel my order and switch to this NL4...
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Here is a comparison chart between NL2X and NL4 :



I'm very excited to add the NL4 (Desktop Model) when it becomes available.

The NL4 is another great sounding Synth from Clavia

Love what I hear so far
Wow 128 wavetables!?!? I'm a huge fan of wavetables, I'm starting to think that I'm hooked!
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I do like the sound of this synth. I'm trying to figure what would compliment my Virus better, P12 or NL4??? I already have 2Moog Slim Phatties and a Tempest for analog ground. When will this be available? I'm tired of Musicians Friend pushing the date back for my P12. I can still cancel my order and switch to this NL4...
It boils down to your personal taste.

For example, I decided to go with the NL4, although I could have chosen the P12, but sadly, the P12 just did not jell with my sonic taste.

The NL4 offers a healthy dose of synthesis power, great analog-like timbre, four independent midi parts, each with its own independent effects. The P12 offers only two parts. The new NL4 filters, ARPs, Sync options, ...etc. (See chart above) make it quite a powerful VA synth. imho. it sounds much more analog like, and very warm (which I like) compared to the P12, which sounds less analog, and more harsh (Digital) to my ears.

As far as availability of the NL4, (in the U.S.A., maybe earlier in the UK and EU) , I think the keyboard version will be out first sometime this FALL. , and the NL4 (Desktop) even later on.

It is a bit of a bummer that I will have to wait for quite a while for the NL4 (Desktop), which I'm surely getting. But.. I think it is well worth the wait. I already have the NL2X (Desktop) and love it ! The NL4 (Desktop) will offer more NL power to my studio setup.

My advice/recommendation is to re-examine your choice (carefully). Both NL4 and P12 are great synths, but are quite different from a sonic, and feature perspective.

Well... I can even make it simpler for you, If you like RED Synths go with the Nord Lead 4. You can't go wrong with the NL4

Cheers,
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Not better than the Prophet 12
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Yeah I heard those, but I don't think it can do anything my Virus can't do. The Prophet 12 offers something totally different to the Virus.
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I kind if want one of those too. I might have to double dip in my bank account.
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I do like the sound of this synth.
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I'm tired of Musicians Friend pushing the date back for my P12. I can still cancel my order and switch to this NL4...
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Very jazz oriented but some creative and very unique sounds there.
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It boils down to your personal taste.

For example, I decided to go with the NL4, although I could have chosen the P12, but sadly, the P12 just did not jell with my sonic taste.

The NL4 offers a healthy dose of synthesis power, great analog-like timbre, four independent midi parts, each with its own independent effects. The P12 offers only two parts. The new NL4 filters, ARPs, Sync options, ...etc. (See chart above) make it quite a powerful VA synth. imho. it sounds much more analog like, and very warm (which I like) compared to the P12, which sounds less analog, and more harsh (Digital) to my ears.

As far as availability of the NL4, (in the U.S.A., maybe earlier in the UK and EU) , I think the keyboard version will be out first sometime this FALL. , and the NL4 (Desktop) even later on.

It is a bit of a bummer that I will have to wait for quite a while for the NL4 (Desktop), which I'm surely getting. But.. I think it is well worth the wait. I already have the NL2X (Desktop) and love it ! The NL4 (Desktop) will offer more NL power to my studio setup.

My advice/recommendation is to re-examine your choice (carefully). Both NL4 and P12 are great synths, but are quite different from a sonic, and feature perspective.

Well... I can even make it simpler for you, If you like RED Synths go with the Nord Lead 4. You can't go wrong with the NL4

Cheers,
Muziksculp

Well that's a while from now, I guess I could get both. I'll continue to wait for P12, then when the Nord becomes available, I'll snatch that up too! I didn't think it would've been this good.
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Wow 128 wavetables!?!? I'm a huge fan of wavetables, I'm starting to think that I'm hooked!
YUP !

128 tasty wavetables to keep you very busy experimenting
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This has nothing to do with Solaris, so why are you even here?? Shouldn't you be learning your new synth??
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Old 27th June 2013
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An the SonicState press release it says

Pricing and Availability:

The Nord Lead 4 is available now priced at £1549 RRP inc VAT.

The Nord Lead 4R, a tabletop/rack version, will be available from September 2013 priced at £1349 RRP inc VAT.

interested in the Desktop/Rack version but wow... at least two months away.

I like the Prophet 12 but still want to hear more audio demos about it (no shops nearby) but to be honest I would love to have the Prophet 12 and the Lead 4R as they may complement each other well then smooth things out with a Moog.
Old 27th June 2013
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It boils down to your personal taste.

For example, I decided to go with the NL4, although I could have chosen the P12, but sadly, the P12 just did not jell with my sonic taste.

The NL4 offers a healthy dose of synthesis power, great analog-like timbre, four independent midi parts, each with its own independent effects. The P12 offers only two parts. The new NL4 filters, ARPs, Sync options, ...etc. (See chart above) make it quite a powerful VA synth. imho. it sounds much more analog like, and very warm (which I like) compared to the P12, which sounds less analog, and more harsh (Digital) to my ears.

As far as availability of the NL4, (in the U.S.A., maybe earlier in the UK and EU) , I think the keyboard version will be out first sometime this FALL. , and the NL4 (Desktop) even later on.

It is a bit of a bummer that I will have to wait for quite a while for the NL4 (Desktop), which I'm surely getting. But.. I think it is well worth the wait. I already have the NL2X (Desktop) and love it ! The NL4 (Desktop) will offer more NL power to my studio setup.

My advice/recommendation is to re-examine your choice (carefully). Both NL4 and P12 are great synths, but are quite different from a sonic, and feature perspective.

Well... I can even make it simpler for you, If you like RED Synths go with the Nord Lead 4. You can't go wrong with the NL4

Cheers,
Muziksculp

Its really interesting how people hear things differently, you say of the Nord Lead 4 ' it sounds much more analog like, and very warm (which I like) compared to the P12, which sounds less analog, and more harsh (Digital) to my ears. ' whereas I hear the exact opposite! Neither of us is right or wrong, I guess ears and brains interpret sounds differently.

Both are great new synths, and along with the handfull of new mono synths like ms20, subphatty, novation bass station 2, mfb, etc we are truly spolied with sonic choices..... just need a fat bank balance!!!
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That's my little dilemma. I listen to demos on YouTube, and play along with my Virus. I know it isn't all the way accurate, but it seems like my Virus compliments the P12 more than the NL4. It seems like the NL4 and the Virus together sound really digital, but when I play along with a demo of the P12, I love the two together. I feel the P12 sounds much fuller and meshes well with the mellow, smooth sound of the Virus, rather than the NL4. IMO
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Yeah I heard those, but I don't think it can do anything my Virus can't do. The Prophet 12 offers something totally different to the Virus.
It's not the most unique of synths if you wanna go really crazy with it, can get allot more out of other synths in terms of uniqueness. But it has its own taste and if you like what it produces it will work well for whoever that is.
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