Synth Site: clavia: nord lead 2x: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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cmh a part-time user writes:
Okay I cannot tell you how much I disliked this synth. I didn't like the build on it, I didn't like the colors and I didn't like the dry sound. Years go by, I get an access virus B (too much menu diving and didn't like it as much as I remembered liking it) and blofeld (weak output and jumpy encoder) and sell both. By this point I have a decent amount of analog (CS10, Voyager, Juno 60, Sixtrak, SH101, Jupiter 6) and some very good digital namely Kurzweil and JD800/990. My opinion is very much changed at this point. It doesn't do anything quite as well as my others, not as sweet or resonant as the Juno or sixtrak, not as heavy handed and dynamic as my kurzweil but here's the thing it's the jack of most trades and does a very good job of it. If you are performing out this is the one to take for the exact reason I bitched about it before, it's very light and it does a great approximation of some digital and some analog. It is also very easy to edit and that is a nice thing after the kurzweil. My only real complaint is that I wish the lcd had actual patch names instead of numbers and sometimes the midi glitches. If you stack voices on this thing particularly if you add another nord to it, you can get some very good lush emulations of JMJ Oxigene sounds. if you check out my soundcloud instrumentsofflight I have two examples given to me by a friend of his oxigene cover using the nord, it's stellar.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-18-2011 at 23:05
Andy a part-time user from Sweden writes:
In my opinion it beats even Virus C and Ti when it comes to soundquality. This synth sounds organic and real, it does not need massive amounts of reverb,delay and chorus to sound big and lush as the Access synths do. A classic in my collection, I also have Nord Wave and Nord Lead 3, great synths!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-08-2011 at 18:04
shekhar raj dhain a professional user from UK writes:
The ONLY thing i regret, is not picking up a nord lead 2x last year, when for some odd reason, loads of people were offloading them on ebay for about 500 quid or less..Instead a bought a kord radias, which i then got rid of after a few months..go figure ;-)

I paid 800 quid for mine and it REALLY DOES live up to all the palaver and hype. Even though i have quite a few other genuine analog bits of kit in my studio, this is an absolute beauty and sounds quite warm, which is what really shocked me when i first used it, cause i didnt expect it to, having used all the other VA'S available.

Clavia's reputation in this field is very justified..its a superb peice of kit and i cant see it falling out of favour with too much ease now, considering that all the other majors have had their shot at VA synths, and clavia have STILL managed to keep their range going like troopers.

Beautiful, very versatile and a real pro standard piece of kit. Its a pity the NL3 was discontinued, but this is a real workhorse with some modular like surprise textures hidden away when you get programming.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-17-2008 at 11:12
Alan Winter a part-time user from USA writes:
I already owned a Nord Lead 3, so on the strength of that I picked up a Nord Lead 2X. It is a totally different beast, but equally great. Much more than the NL3, the NL2x has analog nailed. It has booming basses, powerful analog brass, clavs and organs, synth strings, etc. I equate it to the Sequential Prophet-5 (it actually has the original 40 patches duplicated)...but it is much cleaner, does much more, sounds much cleaner, has over 1000 sounds built-in, has velocity-sensitive keyboard, etc. And I picked this up for a song...definitely worth the relatively small pittance that I paid for it. Overall, this is a extremely cool little synth that is built like a tank....a definite 5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-17-2006 at 22:24
david alarcon a professional user from Colombia writes:
Is almost impossible to find nords in my country because people have never heard of them and i must say that i am a real nord fan. I bought the 2x eight months ago and it has excellent electronic sounds, the basses are real good that if you don´t have a bass player in your band with this baby you dont have to worry. The design is really cool(red black metal)and it is very easy to learn and carry you just need a good ear. Don´t expect pianos and the organs are more less but that´s why clavia has the electro (I hope I buy it soon.)I also own a korg triton le 88 and this baby complements very well. I hope it had a little more polyphony especially if you are playing more than two sounds at the same time. An other complaint is that it doesn´t have a screen and for arpeggiators is dificult to set a specific tempo with a "click" tempo.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-13-2006 at 21:42
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