While it might not be a radical reworking of the successful Nord Lead recipe, this new version still impresses.
The synth keeps its distinctive red livery, but now sports wooden end cheeks. More importantly, the oscillator section has been overhauled, providing the spearhead for a much-improved VA engine.
The Lead 4 isn't just about aping analogue, though; its new filter modes help it to spit out sounds of the warped type, too. Further variety comes courtesy of the Soft Sync, Hard Sync and two new FM modes, while the Impulse Morph feature is great for performers.
At home both in the studio and on the stage, the Nord Lead 4 brings a classic synth brand bang up to date.45 Stars
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BUY: Clavia Nord Lead 4 currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music
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