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Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:55 pm
by Murderhausen
I've searched the forums and found a couple things regarding older Nord Leads versus new ones, but I want to hear opinions from people who have specifically had the Nord Lead 2X and then used the Nord Lead 3. Most of the reviews of the 3 online absolutely rave about the instrument, but it looks to me that it might be more versatile while sounding less analogue than the 2X.

Re: Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:43 pm
by Joey
you have answered your own question

Re: Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:49 pm
by Murderhausen
More versatile less analogue? Is that to say you've used the 2X extensively?

Re: Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:20 am
by Joey
i used to own a 2x

they are both very digital sounding to me, but the 3 is definitely an entirely different sound from a 2x

the 3 offers much more, a proper arpeggiator that doesnt sacrifice an LFO, 4 operator FM synthesis, oscillators with built in sync oscillators so you can have two different syncs running, multi filters, more filter types, etc...

plus the awesome interface

its the better instrument by far

Re: Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:45 pm
by Umbe78
Joey wrote:i have a 3 and have had a 2x before...

I liked the 2x better,

the 3 is very thin sounding, lacks a lot of low end, and has a very very crisp and biting high end

it has cooler filters and modulation options, but based on raw sound, the 2x is much much better to my ears

the 3 is very digital whereas the 2x can sound convincingly analog.
But you said this in October!! :^o

Re: Adding a Nord Lead 3 to my Nord Lead2X setup

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:00 am
by Joey
I changed my mind after getting to know the 3 better

the 2 is a piece of s**t.

i'm goign to throw it out there.