Nord Sound Creation Tutorial Series
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Nord Sound Creation Tutorial Series

Nord Sound Creation Tutorial videos showcase the powerful and flexible programming capabilities of Nord Keyboards. Learn how to create specific sounds and discover creative programming techniques.

Featuring tutorials from artists including David Tench, Richard Barbieri, Robin Bigwood, Rob Wallace and Jake Edward-Woods, this series offers fantastic content on achieving creative sounds and effects using the Nord Stage 3, Lead A1 and Wave 2 synthesizer. 

In this video, Robin Bigwood, Founder, director, synth player and vocoderist in Art of Moog, shares his fascinating use of the new Poly Mode arpeggiator feature of the Wave 2 to create ‘shimmering’ pad sounds and to have expressive control over the movement of the sound as he plays.

In this video, Robin explores the new unique Chop waveforms in the Wave 2 Oscillator section and demonstrates how to subtly modulate the Oscillator to create some amazingly rich analogue type sounds.

In this video, Robin demonstrates why the LP/HP filter of the Wave 2 is such an interesting and exciting Filter and how its unusual characteristics are ideally suited for emulating classic Oberheim style sounds.

In this video, David Tench, Music Director of The Voice UK, takes us through his process of using the Low Pass Filter in the EQ section of the Stage 3 to shape his piano sounds and then to utilise a foot pedal to control the filter whilst playing.

In this video, Nord Product Specialist Rob Wallace demonstrates how to create a rotary organ style instrument on the Wave 2 and to incorporate many of its features to provide real-time control of the sound.

In this Sound Creation Tutorial, Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) walks us through how he creates Evolving Pad Sounds using his Nord Lead A1.

In this Sound Creation Tutorial, Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) demonstrates how he is able to recreate iconic Japan-Style Instruments using his Nord Lead A1.

Jake Edwards-Wood is Dave Tench's right-hand man on The Voice UK and is responsible for creating many of the sounds required for the artists on the program. In this tutorial he uses his Stage 3 to demonstrate how he takes an imported sample and uses all the front panel controls and effects to shape it into an ambient, atmospheric pad sound.

In this tutorial, Jake uses his Stage 3 to demonstrate how he takes a simple brass sample and uses all the front panel controls and effects to turn it into a processed lead synth sound, suitable for pop/dance hooks.

In this Sound Creation Tutorial, Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) walks us through how he Creates a Sitar Drone with Solo Reed instrument using pure synthesis on his Nord Lead A1.

One of the great features of Nord keyboards is the ability to load your own samples onto them. But how is this actually done, and what can you do with them once they are in the keyboard ? In this CreativeTutorial, Nord Product Specialist Rob Wallace takes you through the process of creating a sample instrument from a wine glass, transferring it onto a Wave 2 and then using all the front panel controls, including Gate Mode, Pattern Mode and Master Clock to turn it into a complex evolving pad sound.

 In this tutorial, Jake uses his Stage 3 to demonstrate how he takes a simple sine wave and creates a versatile synth lead/pad sound suitable for R&B, Soul and Lo Fi style music.

In this Sound Creation Tutorial, Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) walks us through how he creates Ambient Atmospheres using his Nord Lead A1. "A Simple starter patch for an ambient texture. The low octave has a very slow arpeggiator setting and the LFO is controlling the amp output which produces a looping type effect. The upper octave can be used to play evolving melodies and the mod wheel is used to introduce subtle dynamics".

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