Nord 2 rackmount


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In very good used condition with minor case marks. Photos show the Nord 2 rackmount for sale

With the release of the original Nord Lead, Nord coined the phrase “Virtual Analogue” for their new digital-based subtractive synthesizer. Nord 2 is the revised version of the original Lead and this is the desktop / rackmount version

The Nord 2 has 16-note polyphony, four individual outputs and a standard PCMCIA slot for patch & performance storage. Additional features over the original version include a ring modulator, oscillator 1 syncing to the white noise generator, sine wave waveform for osc 1, more arpeggiator & LFO waveforms and variable distortion settings

The synth can be used as a desktop unit or rack mounted with optional rack ears

“NL2 is killer fat and easy to use synth”

“It’s considered one of the best sounding Nords and they were the original VA’s. The original Nord is all over the Nine Inch Nails The Fragile album and countless others and is certainly considered a modern day classic”

“I have a good selection of analogue synths & wouldn’t sell my NL2 because I haven’t found anything like it. It can be impolite, yet smooth (almost like an old analogue)”

Multitimbral, 128 voice polyphonic and has 1152 built-in patches and 128 performances.  It includes 8 Mb of sound samples as standard and can be expanded by adding up to four SR-JV80 expansion boards, such as the Vintage Synth, Hip-Hop, 60s & 70s or Bass & Drums cards, two SRX expansion cards, plus a Smart Media data card slot

 Three stereo pairs of outputs are provided on jack sockets, and the front panel headphone socket has a volume control with the usual "push-to-preview" feature which plays the currently-selected sound when pressed

2U device suitable for mounting in a standard 19" rack. 220V AC, standard IEC power socket. UK, Euro or US power cable supplied on request

Desktop module also rackable as a 3U device. Rack ears not included. 220V AC with a captive power cable & UK plug

Nord product page
Sound on Sounds review
Encyclotronic review
Sonic State page
Vintage Synth Explorer page
Audiofanzine page
Youtube demos

3U when racked

In very good used condition with some case scratches & rack rash. Captive power cable with UK power plug. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the Nord for sale