Designed for musicians, producers, and sound designers, the hand-built Nord Wave 2 is a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer equipped with a 61-note keyboard with aftertouch, 48-voice polyphony, and an advanced sound engine, which harnesses the power of samples, virtual analog waveforms, FM, and wavetables to create mind-bending sounds for any style of production.
Up to four oscillators can be assigned to each part giving you a massive 16 total oscillators per patch. Create breath-taking textures and evolving sounds using layers, keyboard splits, and the latest group mode, which easily combines up to four layers and lets them share the same filter, envelope, arpeggiator, LFO, and effects settings for complex, multilayered sounds that can be edited as one coherent sound.
Additionally, each layer features its own arpeggiator, capable of powerful rhythmic patterns. With classic, polyphonic, and gate modes, you’ll never be short on inspiration. Create your own patterns quickly and easily and synchronize everything with the master clock. There’s a tap-tempo feature for locking LFO’s, effects, and more, to a drummer or click track.
The latest Nord Sample Library 3.0 application (Mac / Windows) easily helps you customize sample instruments. The software analyzes, maps, loops, and transfers samples to the Wave 2 in one simple motion. The Wave 2 ships with 1GB of memory and allows you to replace the onboard samples with your own. With a mass of knobs, switches, and controls, the Wave 2 offers 1:1 control over most parameters, allowing for fast and intuitive programming and performance with advanced layering and tweaking on-the-fly.