Product code: ELECTRO-5D-73 | ID: 220755
Highly refined, focused yet flexible stage keyboard from Nord Electro series that has greatly expanded memory, the added ability to split and layer and a live focused program section. It is the natural choice for musicians in need of authentic emulations of classical electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in a portable and easy to use package. This model uses 73 semi-weighted organ type keys with a rounded "waterfall" tip, brilliant for rapid organ shredding and synthesizer licks, but also plays nice with piano sounds (key range E-E). The piano’s Organ section features a new additional Principal Pipe Organ mode as well as the Tone Wheel simulation and the highly acclaimed Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122 unit from the award winning Nord C2D Combo Organ. The C2D B3 Tone Wheel engine is the result of over a decade of perfecting the tone wheel simulations, a journey that started with the original Nord Electro and followed by the award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs. Not only have Nord has analysed the signals from each of the 91 spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments – it has also paid years of attention to each and every one of the intricate details that make up the characteristics of the actual sound in a vintage organ. A new B3 Tone Wheel Bass feature provides the classic 16' and 8' bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and meaty bottom. The Farfisa and Vox models are just as impressive as the B3, simulating the behaviour and unique response of the original instruments. The Farfisa Compact Deluxe, considered by many to be the mother of transistor organs, involves routing matrixes and complex filter combinations that offer a tailored sound with massive energy and high-end. The Vox Continental's brute design delivers a more hollow tone, but with a very intense character. Both these transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of the Amp simulations, add some distortion, adjust the EQ and they will definitely get you through any organ gig with flying colours. The piano also features 1GB of Piano Sample memory, allowing user to bring even more of the unique sampled acoustic and electric pianos on stage. The subtle but effective Sympathetic String Resonance technology derived from the Nord Piano is now implemented in this instrument delivering an unprecedented degree of realism to the performance when using our Grand or Upright pianos. The piano section contains acoustic and electric pianos from the ever-expanding, and freely downloadable Nord Piano Library. Expertly sampled and brimming with unique character, the Grand and Upright Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichord, provide a stunning sound palette. The entire Nord Piano Library is included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free on the Nord Piano Library page. Replacing the sounds is simply a matter of dragging and dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for Mac and Windows. The Long Release feature is suitable for legato playing styles and the Advanced String Resonance feature on Grand and Upright Pianos can be turned off when desired. 4 Dynamic Response Curves are available for customizing the keyboard response to the playing style, including a new softer curve. The piano features a dedicated Sample Synth section with expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library (256 MB) and additional controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). The Nord Sample Library features a broad selection of free sounds from acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The included Nord Sample Editor makes it possible to add any sound to the instrument. The Sample Editor can use audio files in the .wav format and has great tools to assist user in getting the desired results. Mapping several samples across the keyboard or creating seamless loops has never been easier. The piano’s Effect section features great, tweakable effects for instantly adding some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to the sound, and all effects are now in Stereo. The Amp/Speaker simulation features the same Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulations as found in Nord’s flagship organ, Nord C2D. Also, there is a flexible Stereo Delay effect with Tap-Tempo and Ping-Pong mode. The piano further 5 has two sound slots that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard (Organ/Piano, Piano/Sample Synth or Sample Synth/Organ). Each of the sound slots can have specific effects, Control Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal assigned to them – for example chorus and Sustain Pedal on the Piano and some Delay and a Control Pedal on the Sample Synth. The split function includes 6 split points, indicated with LED lights. Each of the effects sections can be assigned freely to either Upper or Lower parts. Other features include a new Set List mode that allows user to easily organize a group of Programs for each specific song in the list. Each song can consist of up to 4 different Programs, freely assignable from the existing Programs. The super clear new OLED display offers excellent overview when selecting sounds and editing programs. A new Organize function allows user to effortlessly rearrange the order of Programs and Samples without it affecting your Programs or any Setlists that use them. Dimensions: 1066 x 97 x 296 mm. Weight: 9.2 kg.