Here's the press release from Nord...
Not only can the Nord Wave use samples, FM synthesis and digital waveforms to complement its already fat and juicy analog style waveforms, it is designed around a very powerful synthesizer architecture that provides you with loads of modulation and sound sculpting capabilities.
We hand picked some of the planet's best synthesizer sound programmers and asked them to create their individual - and ultimate - Nord Wave sound banks. And we sure got some awesome sounds! The results were so amazing that instead of making a couple of best-of banks, we decided that all of these great sounds should be published.
The mission was to bring out the big, bad synthesizer in the Nord Wave, and to exploit its unique sonic character to the limit. The banks reflect the musical heritage and sound preferences of each and every programmer with plenty of personality.
Look e.g. for vintage and skyscraper huge sounds in the US bank, modern characters that cuts through the everyday mush in the progressive Canadian and Italian banks, and a unique mix of Belgian-French haute couture from our friend Xavier Tribolet in the French bank.
The German bank is as efficient as the country's rail- and highway system and the Dutch entry will make you think of tulips, the best of beer and excellent craftsmanship. The UK bank was conceived as a special project with the magazine Future Music. No less than three entire programming teams were set to work on that mission.
Pricing and Availability:
Free download for Nord Wave users
More information, sound clips and the actual Banks themselves: