Reset a Nord Wave Wavetable Synthesizer

In 1995, Clavia introduced the Nord Lead, a small red bomb modeling polyphonic analog synths of yesteryear. The Nord Lead series helped to make Clavia’s reputation, and this is only set to be enhanced with the launch of the Wave. The Nord Wave is a 49-key polyphonic synthesiser developed by Clavia. The company claims: The Nord Wave gives you traditional analog sounds that interact and coexist with pretty much anything you want; by combining analog, FM synthesis, wavetable and sampled waveforms – you can use literally any standard audio file as a sound source. It is a great sample player and analog synthesizer, and so much more!

According to several Nord Wave reviewers, some users have praised it for the  Both solid and light, ideal for using live; 180MB of Flash RAM; Morph functions are great; Easy to use and quick results; Quality effects, especially the chorus; Sample import works beautifully. Also, some users have complained it for the Aftertouch limited to vibrato and difficult to control; Interface can feel cluttered; Only 99 sample memory slots; No Midi sync for the LFOs/delays; No LED rings on the dials.

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Factory Reset:

The only way to restoring a Nord Wave to its Factory content by using the Nord Sound Manager and downloading a Restore file. The Restore files are named as Nord MODEL Factory Restore vXX revY. Please click HERE to downloading the Nord Wave Factory Restore file from the Nord website.

To start restoring the Nord Wave, first you should connect your Nord Wave to the computer and launch the Nord Sound Manager. Then, click on the Restore icon in the Nord Sound Manager toolbar and a file browser will appear. Next, locate the downloaded file, select it and click Open. When a message a appears, click Restore to start initialization of the program.

Warning! When you execute this “Factory Reset” procedure, the all the content in the Nord instrument will be irrevocably replaced by the content from the Restore file. Do not turn off the Nord instrument or disconnect the USB connection while restoring is in progress. Do not use this function unless you are certain that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of “Reset a Nord Wave Wavetable Synthesizer” can help you.

Reference: Nord support