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User Manual
Nord Electro 4HP
OS Version 1.x
Part No. 50385
Print Edition 1.0
Copyright Clavia DMI AB
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an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION - ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE SHOCK ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
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équilatéral est utilisé pour alerter l´utilisateur de la presence à
l´intérieur du coffret de ”voltage dangereux” non isolé d´ampleur
suffisante pour constituer un risque d`éléctrocution.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE.
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employé pour alerter l´utilisateur de la présence d´instructions
importantes pour le fonctionnement et l´entretien (service) dans le
livret d´instructions accompagnant l´appareil.
Instructions pertaining to a risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Warning - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
1) Read these instructions.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
2) Keep these instructions.
where they exit from the apparatus.
3) Heed all warnings.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
12) Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of time.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on
the apparatus;
Il convient de ne pas placer sur l´appareil de sources de flammes nues,
telles que des bougies allumées;
Do not use the apparatus in tropical climates.
L´appareil n’est pas destiné á étre utilisé sous un climat tropical.
Additional Safety Information
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that
no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the
apparatus.
L´appareil ne doit pas étre exposé á des égouttements d´eau ou des
éclaboussures et de plus qu´aucun objet rempli de liquide tel que des
vases ne doit étre placé sur l´appareil.
The maims plug is used as the disconnect device and shall remain
readily operable.
Lorsque la prise du résau d’alimentation est utilisée comme dispositif
de déconnexion, ce dispositif doit demeuré aisément accessible.
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mentioned in this publication are the properties of their respective holders.
Specifications and appearances are subject to change without notice.
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Nord Electro 4HP User Manual
Piano section
1 Introduction
Thank you! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OS and internal memory . . . . . . .
Factory presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
OS upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Restoring the factory presets . . . . . . . . . 4
2 Overview
Knobs & buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selector buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On/Off buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Connections
Audio connections . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Left Out and Right Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Monitor In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
MIDI Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
MIDI Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
MIDI In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
USB Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pedal Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7
Sustain Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Rotor Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Control Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
4 Getting Started
About the programs . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Selecting programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Edit a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Selecting pianos, samples . . . . . 8
Using the Organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Rotary effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Memory Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Storing a program . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Live buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Octave Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Adding effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Activate an amplifier emulation . . . . . . 10
The Delay
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5 Nord Electro 4HP Reference
Master level knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Organ section
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Organ Model button . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The B3 model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The VX model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Farf model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotary Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vibrato/Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preset/Split . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional MIDI keyboard . . . . . . . . . . .
The drawbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Clavinet sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pick-up type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pick-up Type Description . . . . . . . . . . .
Clav EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acoustics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Samp Env . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Piano Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program section
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Up/Down buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Live Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument selectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Octave Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Effects
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EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Effect 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Effect 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker/Comp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delay / Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ping Pong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tempo Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Nord Sound Manager
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20
USB Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Sound Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Overview
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
The Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Partition Memory Indicator . . . . . . . . . 21
Right-Clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The Quick Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer pianos to the Electro 4HP . . .
Deleting a piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Download a new sound . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Relink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Download Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upload sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program Bundles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upload a Program Bundle . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading a Bundle . . . . . . . . . . . .
Organize the program partition . . . . . .
Search Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Sound Manager reference . . . .
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Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 The Menus
System Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 - Memory Protect – On, Off . . . . . . . .
2 - Output Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 - Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 - Fine Tune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 - Sustain Pedal Polarity . . . . . . . . . . .
6 - Rotor Pedal Polarity . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 - Sustain Pedal Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 - Rotor Pedal Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 - Ctrl Pedal Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 - Ctrl Pedal Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11 - Organ Trig Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 - Drawbar Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 - Local Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 - MIDI Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 - MIDI Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 - Lower Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 - Control Change (CC) Mode . . . . . .
6 - Program Change Mode . . . . . . . . .
7 - MIDI Split Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 - Dump One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 - Dump All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 - Send CC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B3 Menu
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1 - Tonewheel Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 - Key Click Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 - Key Bounce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 - Perc. Fast Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 - Perc. Slow Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 - Perc. Norm Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 - Perc. Soft Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 - Perc Drawbar 9 Cancel . . . . . . . . . .
Rotary Menu
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1 - Rotary Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2 - Balance Bass/Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 - Treble Horn Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4 - Bass Rotor Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
5 - Treble Horn Acceleration . . . . . . . . 19
6 - Bass Rotor Acceleration . . . . . . . . . 19
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File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
View Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Tabs
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Piano – Samp Lib - Program . . . . . . . .
Search Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loc - Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ver – Version Number . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Footer Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Partition Memory Indicator . . . . . . . . . .
Cancel Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Progress Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message/Text Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updates and sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Nord Sample Editor . . . . . . . . . . .
30
8 MIDI functions
About the MIDI implementation . . . . . .
Keyboard velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Sysex (System Exclusive) . . . . . . .
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Electro 4HP with a sequencer
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Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About controllers and “chasing” . . . . .
Program and CC dumps . . . . . . .
Sending program dumps . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending MIDI Controller dumps . . . . . .
Receive MIDI SysEx dumps . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Controller list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Implementation Chart . . . . . . . . .
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9 Index
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Introduction
Thank you!
OS and internal memory
We’d first like to thank you for purchasing the Nord Electro 4HP. Our
goal when we developed the Nord Electro instruments was to create
the best emulations of traditional electromechanical keyboard instruments on the market, and to make these instruments compact and
lightweight. With the Electro 4HP we have taken our commitment a
step further, by upgrading the organ, the piano and the effects sections and also by the ability to use sampled instruments from the Nord
Sample Library in the Nord Electro 4HP. The operating system, programs and pianos and samples in Nord
Electro 4HP are stored in a Flash memory. A Flash memory keeps the
data also when the power is turned off. Another big advantage is that
you can replace data in the Flash memory at any time. This means that
you will be able to download OS upgrades, pianos and samples and
programs to your Nord Electro 4HP from a computer. The Nord Electro
4HP features a USB port for quick and easy download of new piano
and/or instrument samples.
This allows us to e.g. include some of the fabulous Mellotron sounds
in the factory sound bank. Each and every piano and sample in the
Nord Electro 4HP can be replaced by you, using the free Nord Sound
Manager application. New pianos and other sounds are found on the
enclosed Nord DVD and on the www.nordkeyboards.com web site. Factory presets
The new addition to the Electro series is the Electro 4HP with a keybed
that has a weighted hammer action in a very light-weight package.
No compromises, just a good selection of outstanding, classic keyboard sounds with true feel, from a natural keyboard response to the
authentic sound quality – that is what we have been pursuing during
the development. To make a great tool you have to put all the focus on
a few things and that is exactly what we tried to achieve. We hope that
you will have as much fun owning and using the instrument, as we had
developing it.
The program memory of Nord Electro 4HP consists of 128 programs. In addition there is the Live buffer memory, which will continuously store
any changes as they are made, and remember these settings after the
power is turned off.
All of the 128 factory Programs of Nord Electro 4HP can be replaced. To make sure you don’t accidentally overwrite Programs you want to
keep, it’s a good idea to back up your sounds regularly on a computer
using the Nord Sound Manager application. Restoring the factory presets
About this manual
You are probably very eager to start using your new instrument, and we
sure don’t want to keep you from having fun. We will try to cover all the
essential aspects on how to use the Electro 4HP in the very first few
pages of this manual. After that follows the reference section where all
the functions are explained in detail. The factory Programs are available as Nord Sound Manager backup
files for download at the Nord web site at www.nordkeyboards.com or
on the included Nord DVD.
OS upgrades
The latest OS version for Nord Electro 4 series is available for download
at the www.nordkeyboards.com website.
Disclaimer
All trademarks and brand names mentioned in this manual are the
property of their respective owner’s and are not affiliated or associated
with Clavia. These trademarks and brand names are only mentioned to
describe the types of sounds reproduced by Nord Electro 4HP.
Chapter 2 Overview
2
Overview
The front panel of the Nord Electro 4HP has four main areas, Organ,
Piano, Program and Effects. We’ll familiarize ourselves briefly with the
panel here and describe the functions in detail in the following chapters.
On the left part of the panel is the Master Level knob, the organ model
selector and the Rotary Speed section. The Master level controls the
entire instruments output level at the two output jacks and the headphone output. This control is not programmable, that particular functionality is instead available in the effects section with the Gain control. The Organ section is lit and active when the Organ selector in the
Program area is activated. Moving towards the middle of the panel, the Piano section behaves just
as the organ. The controls are lit when the Piano selector is active.
The Program section contain the parameters and functions that are
used to select and store programs, to set the System, MIDI, B3 and
Rotary menu functions and to select the instrument to be used with the
Organ or Piano selectors. We’ll describe the functions in this area in
greater detail in the “Program section” chapter on page 14.
The Effect section contains the functions of the effects. Please look at
the “Effects” chapter on page 15 for more information.
The functions and settings of the System, MIDI, B3 and Rotary menus
are conveniently printed to the right on the panel. The menus are described in the Menu chapter that begins on page 17.
Selector buttons
Selector buttons are used to activate one setting
in an array. Selector buttons have a set of round
or triangular LEDs to indicate the current setting. Press the button several times to cycle through the
possible options. Holding Shift and pressing a selector button (with the exception
of the Type button) will cycle through the settings in a counter
clockwise fashion.
On/Off buttons
On/Off buttons are used for activating a parameter
or a group of parameters such as effects.
Shift button
Some buttons have a secondary function, which
will be available if you hold down Shift while
pressing the button. The name of the secondary
function is printed below the button. Shift is also
used together with the Up/Down buttons when
you want to change a setting in the System, MIDI,
B3 or Rotary menus. Drawbars
Knobs & buttons
Knobs
The knobs control the continuously variable parameters in the Nord Electro 4HP.
MM
A parameter value can be totally different from the knob’s physical
position when you load a Program. As soon as you start turning
the knob, the value will ‘snap’ to the knob’s physical position.
The nine drawbars of Nord Electro 4HP are represented by up/down
buttons and LED chain graphs instead
of ordinary mechanical drawbars. This
gives you a big advantage; when you
change presets, the correct drawbar
settings are shown immediately by the
LEDs.
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CONTROL
PEDAL
Connections
ROTOR
PEDAL
SUSTAIN
PEDAL
USB
MIDI
OUT
MIDI
IN
MONITOR
IN
RIGHT
OUT
LEFT OUT
MONO HEADPHONES
Audio connections
MIDI Connections
Headphones
MIDI Out
This is where you connect a ¼" stereo connector from a pair of headphones.
MIDI connection used for sending keyboard and panel generated MIDI
data from the Nord Electro 4HP to other equipment such as sound
modules or computers.
Left Out and Right Out
The left and right line level outputs from the Nord Electro 4HP are
unbalanced. Use ¼" connectors to connect the Nord Electro 4HP to an
amplifier or recording equipment.
MIDI In
MIDI connection used to receive MIDI data to the Nord Electro 4HP
from other equipment such as keyboards or computers.
The Nord Electro 4HP is a stereo instrument, with separate signal paths
for the left and right audio channels. To properly experience the Electro
4HP, use both outputs in a stereo operation.
The System functions allow you to separate the pianos/samples and
the organ sounds in the left and right outputs. Read more about this
functionality on page 17. General guide on audio connections: .
• Make all the connections before you turn on the power to your amplifier. .
• Turn on the power to your amplifier last. .
• Turn off the power to your amplifier first.
EE Playing at a high volume level can result in hearing impairments
such as permanent hearing loss.
USB Connection
The USB connection is used for the Nord Electro 4HP to communicate with a personal computer in order to update the OS or to add or
replace any of the piano and/or samples. The computer can run the
Nord Sound Manager application, or be used to transfer the operating
system if the unit needs to be updated.
The Nord Electro 4HP can also transmit and receive MIDI data via the
USB interface.
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Monitor In
Use this to connect and monitor a signal from an mp3 or a CD player
at the Nord Electro 4HP’s headphone output. This allows you to e.g. rehearse with the Electro 4HP to pre-recorded music.
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Signals connected to this input will not be processed with the
Electro 4HP’s effects or appear at the Electro 4HP’s left and right
output jacks.
Computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems need a
driver for the USB connection to work. The driver can be found on
the enclosed Nord DVD, or at the www.nordkeyboards.com website. The driver can also be installed automatically if the computer
is connected to the Internet when the Electro 4HP is connected to
the computer.
You select in the MIDI Menu (see page 18) if the MIDI connectors or
the USB connector should be used for MIDI communication. The
USB connector is the default setting.
Chapter 3 Connections
Pedal Connections
Sustain Pedal
¼" connector for a switch type pedal. When a connected pedal is
operated, the notes you play will be sustained.
Rotor Pedal
¼" connector for a switch type pedal. When a connected pedal is
operated, the rotary speed will change. MM
Two types of pedal polarities can be used with these inputs; you
select the one that applies to each pedal, in the System menu
which is described on page 17.
It is possible to use only one pedal connected to the sustain pedal
input to control sustain for piano sounds and rotary speed selection
for organ sounds page 17.
Control Pedal
¼" stereo connector for a pedal of the potentiometer type (also known
as expression pedals). A connected pedal can be used as a swell pedal
for the organs, a volume pedal for pianos and samples and also as a
controller for two of the effects: the P-wah and the ring modulator (RM).
The Nord Electro 4HP has three pedal inputs; one for a sustain pedal,
one for a pedal to control the rotor speed and one for a control pedal
(an expression type pedal), which can be used to control various
parameters.
When connecting an expression pedal to the Control Pedal input,
please note that the pedal must have a stereo output jack. The resistance range of a control pedal should be 10 or 50 kOhm. To simplify
setup, the most common pedal models (Roland, Yamaha, Korg and
Fatar) are pre-configured in the Nord Electro 4HP, and you simply select the type of pedal which you want to use in the System menu. The
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Getting Started
Let’s take a few minutes to get familiar with the Electro 4HP. The user interface is designed to be as intuitive as possible, and to perform as well as you
do in a live situation. We hope that you soon will feel confident in using it, and by following this short chapter, we will go through most of the functions. 4 Press the Up button to get to the next electric piano.
About the programs
Sound and effect settings are stored in the Program memory of the
Nord Electro 4HP. The Electro 4HP organizes the memory in 32 pages
with 4 programs in each page, making this a total of 128 programs. Every program can be changed and replaced as you wish. A complete
set of the factory programs are available on the Nord DVD that accompanies the unit and on our website. This allows you to get back to the
factory settings, should you wish to do so, using the Sound Manager. The chapter about the Nord Sound Manager begins with a separate
tour, on page 20.
Selecting programs
Use the Up/Down buttons to the left of the LED display to select the
page and the program buttons 1 ~ 4 to select the programs within
each page. The page and program number will be displayed in the
LED. When the Electro 4HP leaves the factory, the first 16 or so pages are
organized to make it easier for you to quickly check out sounds from
specific instrument groups. The 1st programs in each page are acoustic pianos, the 2nd programs are electric pianos, the 3rd program are
organs and the 4th programs are sample based instruments. 1 Press the Program 1 button to listen to a piano program, 1.1. 2 Press the Up button to get
to the next piano program,
2.1. Keep pressing the Up
button until you are ready
for the next instrument
group. 3 Press and hold the Down
button to get back to 1.1,
and then the Program
2 button to listen to the
electric piano on the 1.2
location. You can of course organize the programs in any order you want. Such
a process can be done quite easily by using the drag and drop features
in the Nord Sound Manager.
Edit a program
Editing a program is just as easy as grabbing a knob and change a setting, or press a button to select a different setting. The knob’s physical
position isn’t always as the stored setting in the program that is active,
but as soon as you start turning a knob, the parameter will snap to the
knob’s position.
When you have edited a program, a dot will appear in the lower right
display corner next to the program number. This will alert you to the fact that the program
has been edited but not yet saved. If you select
a new program without saving, any edits you
have made will be lost and the program will have its original settings
the next time you select it.
Selecting pianos, samples
1 Select a program where the Piano instrument is active. The LEDs
on the piano section and the Selector LED for the piano will be lit. 2 Press repeatedly
on the Piano Type
selector to cycle
through the types.
3 Press the Model
buttons to select
the various piano
models within the
selected type. 4 Press the Type
selector again until
the Samp Lib is activated.
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Use the Model selector buttons to select one of the samples that are
included in the Electro 4HP from the factory. 5 Press the Samp
Env button
repeatedly.
This will cycle through
the four options for
the sample’s attack
and velocity settings.
The Rotary effect
The rotary effect adds some great sonic drama to the organs, but can
of course be used with any other sound as well. The Electro 4HP rotary
has three available speeds: fast, slow and stop. Stop does not
disengage the effect; it only stops the rotating speakers. 1 Make sure that the Speaker/Comp effect is
6 Press and hold
activated and select the Rotary by pressing
the effect selector until both the upper
LEDs are lit.
Shift and the
Samp Env button.
The drive knob now controls the overdrive of the
rotary amplifier.
This allows you to
select one of the four
available release time settings.
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This button doubles as the Clavinet EQ selector, when the Clavinet
type is active.
2 Press the Slow/Stop button in the Rotary
Speed section to the left on the panel, to
cycle between the Fast and Slow speeds
of the rotary. The rotors will speed up and slow down, producing a nice swirly effect without the negative
side effects that for example ingestion of certain
mushrooms might induce.
Using the Organ
3 Press the Stop mode button to activate this one-speed mode.
1 Press the Organ instrument selector above the program 1 - 4
The Stop Mode LED will be lit.
buttons. This activates the Organ section.
2 Press the Organ Model selector
on the left side of the panel, below the master level knob,
repeatedly to cycle through the three organs – the B3, Vox and
Farfisa emulations. The settings for the three organ instruments
are made using the drawbars. The Farfisa uses
these in a switching mode, with only two settings (on or off) for each.
3 Press the Preset/Split button to light up
the “2/Up” LED and make a setting with
the drawbar buttons.
4 Press the Preset/ Split button to light
up the “1/Lo” LED. This activates the
second preset, which allows you to
keep two different drawbar settings for an organ sound available
from the panel at any time. The settings of both Presets 1 and 2
are stored in the Electro 4HP’s program memory.
5 Hold Shift and press the Preset/Split button.
4 Press repeatedly on the Slow/Stop button to cycle between Fast
and Stop.
The rotary will now emulate the functionality of an early, one speed
original rotary speaker that had only the fast and the stopped rotary
speed options.
If you connect a foot switch to the rotor pedal input, you can
control the rotary speed with this pedal.
Memory Protection
When the Nord Electro 4HP is shipped from factory, the memory protect is turned on to prevent you (or your cat) from accidentally overwriting any of the original programs. Before you can store any of your own
programs, this memory protect feature has to be turned off by toggling
a setting located in the System menu.
1 Hold Shift and press the Program 1 button to enter the System
Menu.
2 The very first item in the System Menu is the Memory Protection. Use the Down button to get to the first item if this isn’t already
active. 3 Hold Shift and press the Down button to switch from the On
setting to the Of setting. This activates the organ split mode, the Split LED will light up. The
keyboard will be split at C4. C4. The lower half will use the Preset 1/Lo
setting; the upper half will use the Preset 2/Up setting.
6 If you press and hold both the Shift and the Preset/Split buttons
for a couple of seconds, the Split LED will begin to flash and you
can press a key on the keyboard to set a new split point as long
as these buttons are held down. The key you press will be the first
upper manual key.
4 Press shift to exit the system menu. The memory protection will
now remain in the Off setting until you change it again.
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Storing a program
Adding effects
If you are happy with a change to a program that you have made, you
should probably store the program.
1 Select the program number 1.1 which
1 Press the Store button.
2 Turn on Effect 2 (the On LED should
The program number in the LED starts flashing.
2 Select a new location where you want to store the program. Use the Up/Down buttons
and the program buttons to
navigate to a new program
location if you do not want to
overwrite the original program.
3 Press the Store button a
second time to confirm
your choice.
The edited program has now
replaced the previous one in
the location you specified.
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To cancel the procedure,
press the Shift button
before you press Store the second time.
With Memory Protect set to Off, a double tap on the Store button
will store a Program in its original location.
The Live buffer
The special Live buffers can be described as a “live program memory”. If you activate the Live button, all changes to the panel settings you
make will be continuously saved in the active Live program (1-4). If you
switch the power off, or select another program, the settings are still
stored in the Live memory, so when you power up next time (or return
to the Live memory) all settings will be exactly as they were when you
left them.
If the Live memory is selected and you decide you wish to store the
settings permanently as a program you can do so using the standard methods (see above). You can also store programs into the Live
memory location, in which case the program settings will replace the
current Live memory settings.
Octave Shift
Press either of the Octave Shift buttons to shift the pitch up or down in
whole octaves within the instrument’s
note range. Each instrument has a finite note range, read more about this on page
15. This means that upper keys may become silent if you transpose
upwards.
is a Grand Piano with a hint of reverb. be lit) and press repeatedly on the
Effect 2 selector.
The effect options are indicated with the
selector LEDs and changes in a cyclical,
clockwise fashion for each time the selector is pressed. Some of the effects have three options that
indicate the depth of the effect. Flang 1 is
the shallowest version, Flang 2 is a more
pronounced effect and when both the Flang 1 and Flang 2 LEDs are lit,
you have selected the most dramatic flanger effect. 3 Turn the effect rate knob. This changes the rate of the active effect.
4 Hold Shift and press repeatedly on the effect selector.
This allows you to reverse through the effect selections.
5 Turn off the effect.
If you now continue to press on the effect selector after the effect is
turned off, the effect setting will change even though the effect is not
active.
Activate an amplifier emulation
1 Press the Speaker/Comp button to activate the Amp emulation.
The Speaker/Comp LED will be lit.
2 Press repeatedly on the selector to cycle through the various options.
The knob controls the drive for the three amps and the rotary simulator,
and the amount when the compressor is selected.
The Delay
1 Activate the delay/reverb.
2 Hold Shift and press the reverb selector
button. The Delay LED lights up.
3 Tap the desired tempo on the Tempo Tap
button.
4 You can also set the delay time by holding the Tempo Tap button and adjust the
tempo with the Up/Down buttons.
5 Adjust the number of repeats (Dly1, Dly2
etc.) by pressing the selector button repeatedly.
This finishes our little tour; we hope that you now have the
initial knowledge on how to operate most of the functions on
the panel. There is another Quick Tour in the Sound Manager
chapter.
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Master level knob
The VX model
This control sets the overall output level of the
Electro 4HP, at the line and the headphone
outputs. This is not a programmable control. If
you want to set an output level for a particular
program, this can be achieved with the Gain
control.
The original instrument is probably the most famous of all the transistor-based combo organs that emerged in the early 60’s. Transistor
technology made it possible to manufacture much more compact and
portable organ instruments. Compared to the mighty sound of tonewheel organs, transistor organs generally sounded reedier and weaker,
but this one had a distinctive, timeless sound and is recreated faithfully
in the Nord Electro 4HP.
Organ section
The Organ section in the Nord Electro 4HP features emulations of
three classic organ models; a B3, a Vox Continental II (Vx model) and a
Farfisa Compact DeLuxe (Farf model).
The labels used for the VX model drawbars are printed on the row
directly above the drawbars. The drawbars on the Electro 4HP’s VX
emulation control the level of each available partial, in the same fashion
as on a dual manual original Continental. The upper manual uses the
16, 8, 4, II and III registers and the lower manual uses the 8, 4, 2 and IV
registers. Each register represents a fixed harmonic interval, or groups
of intervals (the II, III and IV) in a relationship to the played note. Organ Model button
You select which organ model to use, with the
Organ Model button.
The two rightmost drawbars control the sum of all partials in the form
of a filtered, soft and dark sounding signal (the sine icon), and an unfiltered signal with a bright and intense sound (the triangular icon). The B3 model
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This model is a digital simulation of the classic
mechanical tone wheel organ. This simulation utilizes innovative and
advanced methods to capture every nuance of the original sound, for
example:
The Farf model
•An extremely accurate digital model of the original chorus and vibrato
scanner.
•Modeling of the individual random contact bounces for each harmonic.
•Modeling of the unique frequency characteristics of the built-in preamplifier which forms the “body” of the sound.
If these drawbars are both fully set to the lowest level, the organ
will produce no sound.
This typical “buzzy” sound of this vintage instrument is one of the most
distinct and easily recognizable organ sounds ever created, yet it is actually possible to get quite a wide range of sounds out of the instrument. The labels used for the Farf model drawbars are printed on the upper
row above the drawbars. •Simulation of the energy robbing in the tone wheel architecture that
creates the typical “compressed” sound.
•Authentic tuning of the tone wheels according to the original design.
•Extremely fast keyboard response. •Full polyphony. Each drawbar represents a partial with a fixed harmonic interval relating
to the played note. Note that the 5 1/3 drawbar is a 5th above the
fundamental harmonic although, in most situations it is perceived as
sounding below the fundamental harmonic.
Do not forget to try out the four tonewheel modes that are available in the B3 menu, see “Tonewheel Mode” on page 19. These
will dramatically change the sound of the B3 model from squeaky
clean to a battered, old work horse.
The drawbars act as on/off switches, or “Register selectors” when the
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Rotary Speed
Percussion
The rotary speaker speed is controlled with
the rotary speed buttons or with an external
pedal connected to the rotor pedal input on
the rear panel. The Percussion effect adds
extra attack to the B3 sound by
having a single envelope generator controlling either the 2nd or
the 3rd harmonic. The envelope
“opens up” for a short moment
in the beginning of the sound when you press the key(s). The percussion will only affect the upper manual if the Split function is active. Press the Slow/Stop button to change the
rotation from Slow to Fast and vice versa. To stop the rotors, press the Stop Mode
button to activate the Stop Mode and then
the Slow/Stop button (this does not deactivate the Rotary Speaker simulation - it only stops the rotors). When you
press the Slow/Stop button again the rotors will accelerate to the Fast
speed setting. This functionality mimics the behavior of an early, one
speed original rotary speaker.
A connected pedal can be set to change the speeds only when it is
held down or to function like a switch, changing the speed every time
you press it. This functionality is set in the System menu, read more on
this on page 17.
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The actual rotary simulation is activated at the Effects section, with
the Speaker/Comp selector.
Vibrato/Chorus
The Vibrato/Chorus section
mimics the behavior of the
original organs, which means
that these parameters functionality depends on which
model is active. Select the
desired vibrato or chorus type by repeatedly pressing the Mode button. The Vibrato/Chorus section is common for both the upper and lower
presets, if the split function is active.
B3 – The original tonewheel organ’s vibrato and chorus scanner
consists of a tapped delay line in combination with a rotating scanner. For the Vibrato effect, phase shift is applied to the signal. For the
Chorus effect, a phase modulated signal is added to the original signal. Three different types of choruses (C1- C3) and three different types of
vibratos (V1-V3) are available.
VX - There is only one type of vibrato available for the VX model, which
is activated using the ON button in the Vibrato section.
Farf - This model has two basic vibrato modes; “Light” and “Heavy”,
with two different rates for each mode.
The Percussion is a single-triggered non-legato effect. It is only present
when you hit the keys when no other note is sounding. In other words,
if you play a note or a chord and then add on more notes without
releasing the previously pressed keys, there will be no percussion effect
in the new notes. You have to release all keys to be able to play new
notes with the percussion effect.
The percussion effect is activated and deactivated by pressing the On
button. The Soft/Fast button toggles between normal or soft percussion levels and fast or slow decay times, providing four available
combinations. The Third button toggles between using the 2nd or 3rd
partial as the source for the percussion effect. The percussion decay
times (and levels) can be fine-tuned for Fast and Slow mode individually. Please refer to the B3 Menu on page 19 for details.
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With the original instrument, you could not use the percussion
effect and 9th drawbar simultaneously. However with the Nord
Electro 4HP you have a choice. You can use the percussion
and 9th drawbar together or chose to mimic the original organ
behavior by turning off the 9th drawbar whenever the percussion
is activated. Read more on the Perc Drawbar 9 setting in the B3
menu on page 19.
Preset/Split
Use the 1/Lo and 2/Up buttons to recall two
separate settings for the organ section. Press the Shift and the Split button to divide
the Nord Electro 4HP keyboard in two sections, the Lower Manual and Upper Manual
sections. By default, the split point on the
keyboard is between the keys B3 and C4. You can set the split point by holding Shift + pressing Split, the split LED
starts to flash, then while still holding both buttons press the desired key. A set split point is saved as part of the parameters in a program.
Additional MIDI keyboard
You can connect an additional MIDI keyboard to the Electro 4HP to use
the organ in a dual manual fashion, with the external keyboard operating as the lower manual. 1 Connect the external MIDI keyboard’s MIDI out to the Electro
4HP’s MIDI in. 2 Set the MIDI channel of the external keyboard to the channel that
is set in the MIDI menu, the Lower Channel setting. The default Lower MIDI channel in the Electro 4HP is “2”.
3 Select the MIDI Split option in the MIDI Menu (the 7th option) and
set this to On.
Read more on how to change settings in the MIDI Menu on page 18.
4 Press and hold Shift and the Split button.
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This will activate the organ split mode, but since MIDI Split is set to On,
the Electro 4HP’s keyboard will only play the upper part without being
split. Adjust the drawbars for the lower, external keyboard when the 1/Lo
LED is lit and for the Electro 4HP’s keyboard when the 2/Up LED is lit.
The drawbars
The drawbars of the Nord Electro
4HP are represented by buttons
and LED graphs. This gives you a
big advantage: when you change
the program, the correct drawbar
settings are recalled immediately
and shown by the LEDs. The drawbars of Nord Electro
4HP behave similar to their mechanical counterparts, with the
B3 and VX models you “pull out”
and “push in” the drawbars using
the Drawbar buttons. The Farf
model uses the drawbars as on/
off switches. The buttons are special in the
way that they auto-increment/decrement the drawbar value when held. If you hold a Drawbar button the corresponding drawbar value will
continue to change (within its range) until you release the button. The
speed of the automatic change can be set in the System menu, read
more about this on page 18. While holding a Drawbar button, you can press its sibling button
to momentarily auto-increment/decrement in the opposite direction.
Piano section
The pianos in the Nord Electro 4HP are
divided into six different types; each
type can contain several instrument
models. You can freely add new piano
instruments and samples via USB
using the Nord Sound Manager utility
(see “Nord Sound Manager” on page
20).
Right out of the box, Nord Electro 4HP
features a fine collection of carefully
selected acoustic and electromechanical pianos, harpsichords and sampled
instruments. A lot of effort was put in
to ensure that the response and sound
of the sampled instruments matches
every nuance of the real article. Each
piano instrument has been multi
sampled in a vast amount of velocity levels. That’s one reason why they
sound and feel so authentic.
The Piano section also includes the ability to use samples from the
Nord Sample Library, like the Mellotron or Chamberlin sounds that have
been licensed by Clavia.
Clavinet sound
On an original Clavinet D6 you can select different pick-up and filter
combinations by pressing a number of rocker switches. This functionality is very faithfully simulated in the Nord Electro 4HP, which means that
you get all the possible original Clavinet D6 sound variations (plus an
additional four) by selecting different pick-up and filter combinations. Here’s how it works:
Pick-up type
A Clavinet D6 has two separate pick-ups, one on the “neck” and one
on the “bridge”. By selecting either one pick-up or both in different
combinations you can alter the character of the sound quite drastically. When the Clavinet is selected in the Nord Electro 4HP, you use
the Model button in the Piano Select section to select one of the four
pick-up variations:
Pick-up Type Description
Clav 1 (CA) Only the “neck” pick-up; a warmer, less bright sound.
Clav 2 (Cb) Only the “bridge” pick-up; a bright sound.
Clav 3 (DA) Both pick-ups on and in phase; a very full sound.
Clav 4 (Db) Both pick-ups 180 degrees out of phase; the
fundamental is almost cancelled out and the sound becomes thin.
Clav EQ
The Clav EQ button works as filter selectors. By selecting different
combinations of the Brilliant/Treble and Medium/Soft filter indicators
you can reproduce all 15 possible filter variations, exactly like on the
original D6. Use the Shift button together with the Clav EQ button to
access the Med and Soft settings.
Acoustics
Activating the Long Release feature will add a slightly longer release to
an acoustic or electric piano. This is equivalent to what happens when
you adjust the damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical
instrument.
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If a piano is selected that isn’t compatible with the Long Release
feature this feature will be disabled. Only pianos of version 5.2 or
later are Release compatible.
Turn String Resonance on when you want to include the pedal-down
samples in an acoustic piano sound. These samples will then be used
when you play and activate the sustain pedal, with a very rich sound.
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The Sml-sized pianos do not include the string resonance
samples.
Mono
Hold Shift and press the Acoustics button to play a selected stereo
piano in mono. Dynamics
Hold Shift and press the Type button, to select the dynamics response. This allows you to use different response curves, which makes the
Nord Electro 4HP react stronger to the velocity you use on the keyboard. These response curves are only active when you use the piano
sounds. When all LEDs are off, the default response curve is active. A Dyn
setting of 1 makes it a bit easier to reach the maximum, a setting of
2,even easier and the third setting is the lightest response curve.
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Samp Env
When the Samp Lib type is active, the Samp Env LEDs and button can
be used to set a desired velocity response and attack and release time
behavior that affects the playback of the samples.
When none of the Attack LEDs are lit, the sample playback is not affected by any additional attack from the Electro 4HP and it does not
respond to keyboard velocity. .
Slow At – select this when you want to play the samples with a slower
attack. .
Vel Dyn - select this when you want to control the volume and the
timbre of the samples with velocity from the keyboard. .
When both LEDs are lit, both the slow attack and the velocity option
are active.
Press and hold the Shift button and operate the Samp Env button to
set the desired release times. .
When none of the Release LEDs are lit, the sample playback is not affected by any additional release. .
Rel 1: Short release
Rel 2: Medium release
Rel 1&2: Long release
Piano Type
Use the Type selector to choose which piano sound you want to use. Each type may consist of several models; press repeatedly on the
model selector to cycle through the models within a selected type. Category
Description
Grand
Acoustic and electric grand pianos
Upright
Upright pianos
E Piano 1
Electric pianos with tines
E Piano 2
Electric pianos with reeds
Clav/Hps
Clavinets and Harpsichords
Samp Lib
Samples
Program section
The Program section
is where you select the
program, where the Store
functions are activated and
where you enter the System,
MIDI, B3 and Rotary menus. The 128 programs in the
Electro 4HP are organized in
32 pages with 4 programs in
each page. Up/Down buttons
The Up/Down buttons to
the left of the display have
several functions in the Nord
Electro 4HP. Press repeatedly to select one of the 32
pages; the page and program number be presented
in the display. Press Shift together with Up/Down to scroll through
every location (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc).
If you have activated any of the four menus, the System, MIDI, B3 or
Rotary menus, these buttons are used to select a function, and together with the Shift button to change the value of a selected function. Read more about the menus on page 17.
Display
The LED display will show the active program number. If you edit a
program, a dot will appear next to the program number, at the bottom
right of the display.
If you have activated any of the menus, the setting for each menu item
is shown with the LEDs.
Model
Store
Press repeatedly on the model selector to cycle through the available
models within a selected type. The red Store button is used when storing Programs. MM
The type of a piano has been set by Chock Nurris, no need to
even try and move a piano from one type to another.
1 Press the Store button once and the current program number will
start to flash. 2 Select the desired location with the Up/Down buttons and press
Store again to confirm your intentions and to store the current settings to the selected location. 3 Press any button to abort the store procedure. MM
In order to be able to store settings the Memory Protection must
be turned off. Read more about this on page 9.
Live Mode
In addition to the program memories, there are 4 Live locations in the
Electro 4HP that automatically saves the changes you make to the
settings. The 4 Program Buttons are used to access the Live locations
when the Live LED is lit.
If you press the Live button, all changes to panel settings you make will
be continuously saved in the “Live Buffer”. If you switch the power off,
or select another program, the settings are still stored in the Live memory, so when you power up next time (or return to the Live memory) all
settings will be exactly as you left them. Chapter 5 Nord Electro 4HP Reference
If the Live memory is selected and you decide you wish to store the
settings permanently as a program you can do so using the standard methods (see above). You can also store programs into the Live
memory location, in which case the program settings will replace the
current Live memory settings.
Instrument selectors
Press one of the Instrument Selectors to use either the organ or the
piano/sample sounds.
Only the active section will have its corresponding functions lit
and active. It is however possible to e.g. perform with the pianos,
and adjust the organ settings, and then quickly activate these by
pressing the organ instrument selector.
Shift
Many buttons have a second function, when there is text printed below
the button. You access these additional functions and parameters by
holding Shift while pressing a button.
Octave Shift
The two Octave Shift buttons can be used to transpose the keyboard
two octaves up or down (if the selected instrument supports this). Two
Octave Shift LEDs that are lit at the right or left position indicates +/- 2
octaves shift.
Each instrument in Nord Electro 4HP has a finite note range:
•The Organ extends one octave below and one octave above an 88
note keyboard range.
•The Piano and Samples extends one octave below an 88 key range,
but not above.
Effects
The Effects section of Nord Electro 4HP can be used for processing
the organ and piano/sample sounds. It is programmable and you can
configure your effects separately for each program. You have the possibility in every program, to store the on or off
setting of the effects, also for the instrument not being used as the
active in the program. This allows you to quickly change from for
example a piano performance with some effects turned on, to an
organ performance with another set of effects turned on, by just
pressing the appropriate instrument selector.
Press and hold Shift and press the Effect selector to cycle through
the effects in a counter clockwise fashion.
EQ
This is a 3-band EQ with treble, bass and a sweepable midrange. The Bass frequency is 100Hz and the High frequency is 4 kHz. The
sweepable mid range is from 200 Hz to 8 kHz. The frequency ranges
can be boosted/attenuated with +/- 15 dB. Effect 1
Effect 1 offers four different types of effects: Tremolo, Auto-Panning,
2 types of Wah-Wah and a ring modulator (RM).
The tremolo and the auto-panning have 3 selectable depths. Pan1 is
less dramatic than Pan2, and Pan 3 (both Pan LEDs lit) is the most
dramatic. The Rate knob control the rate of the effect. The A-Wa is a wah-effect where a lowpass filter sweep across the
frequency range is controlled by the volume of the signal. This means
that you can use the velocity on the keyboard to control the amount of
“Quack!” in the sound. The Rate knob sets the frequency range of the
sweep.
The P-Wa uses the Rate knob to control a lowpass filter sweep across
the frequency range. If a control pedal is connected, this sweep is
instead controlled by the pedal action, and the Rate knob will then
have no effect. Ring Modulation (RM) is a an effect that multiplies two signals with
each other. In the Electro 4HP, these are the instrument audio signal
and a modulation sine wave. The results can be range from a subtle
coloring to screaming, inharmonic, bell type sounds. The Rate knob
controls the frequency of the sine wave, also perceived as a “modulation rate”. A connected control pedal will control the amount of the ring modulation. If no control pedal is connected, the amount defaults to a moderate setting and the Rate knob can be used to produce a manually
controlled ring modulation effect.
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Effect 2
Effect 2 offers three types of modulation effects: Phaser, Flanger and
Chorus.
Each of these effects has 3 selectable depths in the same fashion as
the tremolo and pan in the Effects 1 section. The Rate knob control the
rate of the effect. Speaker/Comp
This section contains the speaker/amp emulations, the rotary speaker
emulation and a compressor. Small, JC and Twin emulates three different kinds of amplifier and
speaker cabinets. The amount of drive is controlled by the Speaker/
Comp knob.
Rotary simulates a rotary speaker including its built-in amplifier. The
knob sets the amount of overdrive of the rotary amplifier; the speed
of the rotating speaker is set with the rotary speed controls on the left
side of the panel.
Comp is a compressor that will even out the dynamics of what you
play, making low level sounds louder and high level sounds lower in
volume. This produces a tight, punchy sound and makes the overall
level easier to control in a live mix situation. When this effect is active,
the Drive/Comp knob controls the amount of compression applied.
Delay / Reverb
Hold Shift and press the selector button to toggle between Reverb and
Delay functionality. The Delay LED will be lit when the Delay is active.
The Reverb section simulates the natural sound reflections in various
acoustic environments. You can choose between five reverb types with
various lengths and densities, indicated by the three LEDs that light up
one or two at a time. The Dry/Wet knob sets the balance between the unprocessed and the
processed signal.
The Delay effect produces echo effects. The Delay time is set with the
Up/Down buttons (20 – 750 ms) while you hold the Tempo Tap/Set
button. The Dry/Wet knob adjusts the balance
between the dry signal and the delay
repeats.
Feedback
Press the Delay/Reverb button repeatedly to set the feedback, the number
of delay repeats. There are 5 feedback
settings, indicated by the Dly 1-3 array
of LEDs
Ping Pong
Holding Shift and press the Tempo Tap button to light up the Ping
Pong LED, will make the delay repeats alternate between the left and
right channels. If short delay times are used, these repeats will be
“asymmetrical” and produce delays that are more like early reflections
in reverb units.
Tempo Tap
You can use Tap Tempo to set a delay time matching the tempo of
a song. Simply tap the Tap Tempo button in the tempo you wish the
delay to sync to a number of times, and the delay time will be adjusted
automatically. As long as the Tap Tempo LED is lit, the tempo is calculated - wait until it goes dark to tap in another tempo. A numerical
indication of the delay time will be briefly shown in the LED.
Gain
This is the programmable Gain control which allows you to adjust the
output level of each of the individual programs.
Chapter 6 The Menus
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The Menus
Any settings that you change in the System, MIDI, B3 or Rotary menu will take immediate effect on a global basis, and will be stored until you
change them the next time. Enter the menus by pressing and holding Shift and the System, MIDI, B3 or Rotary button (Prog 1 - 4), the 1-4 LED will
start blinking. Select a function with the Up/Down buttons and change the setting by pressing and holding Shift and the Up or Down button. Exit the
menus by pressing a second time on the Program button.
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The MIDI Local On/Off setting will always revert to Local On every time the Electro 4HP is powered up.
System Menu
1 - Memory Protect – On, Off
This is set to “On” when the Nord Electro 4HP leaves the factory, meaning that you cannot store any changes to the programs. Set this to Off
when you wish to store your own programs. The System, MIDI, B3 and
Rotary menu settings and the Live memories are not protected by this
setting.
Range: On (default), off
2 - Output Routing
If you want to process your sound using external effects or separate
amplifier systems, it can be convenient to route organ and piano
sounds to separate outputs of the Nord Electro 4HP. Range: St - Stereo Output. All instruments use the left and right
outputs (default).
Sb - Split Output. Tonewheel organ is routed to the left output. Vx
and Farf organs and pianos/samples are routed to right output.
SO - Separated Output. All organs are routed to left output, pianos/samples are routed to the right output.
3 - Transpose
Transpose allows you transpose the pitch of the Electro 4HP up or
down in semitone steps.
Range: -/+ 6 semitones (default = 0).
4 - Fine Tune
This allows you to fine tune the pitch of the Nord Electro 4HP.
Range: +/- 50 cent (default = 0).
5 - Sustain Pedal Polarity
This allows you to change the polarity of a connected sustain pedal, in
case the functionality of your pedal is reversed (i.e. when the pedal is
up, sustain is on and vice versa).
Range: CL - Close (default), OP - Open.
6 - Rotor Pedal Polarity
This allows you to change the polarity of a sustain type pedal connected to control Rotor Speed, in case the functionality of your pedal is
reversed (i.e. when the pedal is up, Rotor Speed is fast and vice versa).
Range: CL - Close (default), OP - Open.
7 - Sustain Pedal Mode
If you’re using a single sustain pedal connected to the Sustain Pedal
input you may want to use it for sustain with piano sounds and as a
Rotor Speed switch with organ sounds. In this case, select “rt” (rotor
toggle) with the Up/Down buttons. If you’re using two separate sustain pedals: one in the Sustain Pedal
Input and one in the Rotor Speed Input you probably want to use the
sustain pedal in the Sustain Pedal input for sustain also when using
Organ sounds. In this case, select ‘SU’ (sustain).
Range: SU (default), rt.
8 - Rotor Pedal Mode
If you are using a pedal to control Rotor Speed this allows you to set
how this should operate. “Hold” means that the Rotor Speed is fast
for as long as the pedal is down and reverts back to slow when the
pedal is released (or vice versa depending on the set pedal polarity).
“Toggle” means that the fast/slow rotor speed is switched each time
you activate the pedal, like an on/off switch pedal.
Range: Hd - Hold, (default), tO - Toggle.
9 - Ctrl Pedal Type
Different models of control pedals have different specifications (resistance, offset and linearity). To simplify setup and to optimize the response
of the pedal for the Nord Electro 4HP, the most common pedal makes
are preconfigured, and you simply select the type of pedal you connect.
Range: R5 (Roland EV-5, default) , R7 (Roland EV-7), Y7 (Yamaha
FC-7), K0 (Korg EXP-2 & XVP-10), Ft (Fatar & Studiologic VP/25)
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10 - Ctrl Pedal Mode
3 - MIDI Channel
A connected control pedal can be used to control several things. It
can be used as a solitary organ swell pedal (swell is a combination of
volume and frequency control), as a combined organ swell/volume
pedal for the samples type, and finally as a swell/volume pedal for all
the instrument sections (incl. the pianos) in the Nord Electro 4HP. This sets the MIDI Channel that the Nord Electro 4HP transmits and
responds to.
Range: O – Organ swell (default), S – Organ swell/sample volume,
P - Organ swell/sample and piano volume
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A connected control pedal will always be active if the P-Wa or the
RM effect is activated, regardless of the Ctrl Pedal Mode setting.
Range: 1-16, OF - off (default = 1)
4 - Lower Channel
This sets the MIDI channel that the Lower Manual of the Nord Electro
4HP organ section responds to when the organ split and the MIDI split
modes are active.
Range: 1-16, OF - off (default = 2)
11 - Organ Trig Mode
This allows you to change how the Nord Electro 4HP keyboard triggers
the organ sounds. When “High” is selected, you will trigger the organ
sounds before the key reaches the end of its travel. This mode closely
mimics the way a vintage tonewheel organ or a pipe organ trigger its
notes. Range: Hi - High trig (default), Lo - Low trig
5 - Control Change (CC) Mode
This setting specifies how the front panel’s knobs and buttons are handled in the MIDI communication with MIDI Control Change messages. You can select if the panel controls and functions should either send or
receive, or both, or if Control Change messages should be ignored.
Range: Sr (send & receive - default), r (receive only), S (send only),
Off
6 - Program Change Mode
Specifies how the Nord Electro 4HP should handle MIDI Program
Change messages.
Range: Sr (send & receive - default), r (receive only), S (send only),
Off
High trigger point
Low trigger point
7 - MIDI Split Mode
12 - Drawbar Speed
This sets the speed with which the drawbars will increase or decrease
the values when the drawbar buttons are held down.
Range: F- Fast (default), S- slow
If MIDI Split mode is On and the Organ is set to a split operation, the
lower manual will be exclusively controlled via incoming MIDI information to the Electro 4HP’s MIDI input. If you connect an external MIDI
keyboard, the Electro 4HP can then be used in a dual manual fashion. Range: On, Off (default)
8 - Dump One
MIDI Menu
This allows you to perform a MIDI SysEx dump of the currently selected
Program. Press the Store button to perform the dump.
1 - Local Control
9 - Dump All
This allows you to set if the Nord Electro 4HP keyboard and front panel
controls should control internal Programs or only send note and controller messages via MIDI. Local On is the normal “mode”. In Local Off
mode, the front panel and keyboard action are transmitted via MIDI only
and does not control the internal sound(s) directly.
This allows you to perform a MIDI SysEx dump of all the Programs in
the Electro4HP. Press the Store button to perform the dump.
In the MIDI chapter, on “Receive MIDI SysEx dumps” on page 32, there is
a description on how the Electro 4HP receives a Sys Ex dump. Range: On (default), Off
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Local defaults back to mode On every time the Nord Electro 4HP
is powered on.
2 - MIDI Interface
Use this setting to choose if you want to use the MIDI interface on the
DIN connectors or the USB-MIDI functionality.
Range: P - DIN MIDI ports, U USB-MIDI (default)
10 - Send CC
You can perform a dump of all the active Program’s parameters as
MIDI Control Change messages. Press the Store button to perform the
dump.
Chapter 6 The Menus
B3 Menu
Rotary Menu
1 - Tonewheel Mode
1 - Rotary Model
Sets the level of tonewheel crosstalk and cable leakage artifacts of the
B3 organ model.
There is one rotary model available, with two separate microphone
positions. The 122 is modeled with the microphones placed traditionally a bit away from the speaker. The 122 Close have the microphones
placed closer to the cabinet. The Vintage 3 mode will create noises from the B3 model even if
you don’t play any keys.
Range: u3 – Vintage 3, u2 - Vintage2 (default), u1 - Vintage1, M
Cl – Clean
2 - Key Click Level
This sets the amount of Key Click for B3 organ model.
Range: H2 - Higher, HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO - Low
Range: nO - 122 (default), CL - 122 Close
2 - Balance Bass/Horn
This parameter allows you to adjust the balance between the two
separate microphone setups for the bass rotor and treble horn.
Range: H2 - 30 bass/70 horn, H1 - 40/60, nO - 50/50 (default),
b1 - 60 bass/40 horn, b2 - 70/30
3 - Key Bounce
3 - Treble Horn Speed
This turns on or off the Key Bounce feature. When this is on, the key off
click can be accentuated if the key is released quickly.
Sets the speed setting (in the fast and slow speed modes) of the rotary
speaker simulation’s treble horn. Range: On (default), Off
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO - Low
4 - Perc. Fast Decay
4 - Bass Rotor Speed
Sets the fast mode decay time of the Tonewheel percussion effect.
Sets the speed setting (in the fast and slow speed modes) of the rotary
speaker simulation’s bass rotor.
Range: Ln - Long, nO - Normal (default), SH - Short
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO - Low
5 - Perc. Slow Decay
Sets the slow mode decay time of the Tonewheel percussion effect.
Range: Ln - Long, nO - Normal (default), SH - Short
6 - Perc. Norm Level
Sets the level of the percussion effect in its normal setting.
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO – Low
7 - Perc. Soft Level
Sets the level of the percussion effect in its soft setting.
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO – Low
8 - Perc Drawbar 9 Cancel
If this is set to cancel, the 9th drawbar will be muted when the percussion is activated, to mimic the behavior of an original organ.
Range: C – Cancel, nO – Normal (default).
5 - Treble Horn Acceleration
Sets the acceleration and retardation time of the rotary speaker simulation’s treble horn.
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO - Low
6 - Bass Rotor Acceleration
Sets the acceleration and retardation time of the rotary speaker simulation’s bass rotor.
Range: HI - High, nO - Normal (default), LO – Low
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7
Nord Sound Manager
The Nord Sound Manager is the application that allows you to organize the various memory areas, the partitions in the Nord Electro 4HP. It is also
used to download pianos or programs to the Nord Electro 4HP or to upload any of these items - called sounds - from the Nord Electro 4HP memory
to the computer hard drive. The Nord Sound Manager provides access to various methods to download the sounds to the unit and a function to
backup and restore the entire Nord Electro 4HP memory.
System requirements
The Nord Sound Manager is compatible with computers running Mac OSX 10.4 or later, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. If you run the
Nord Sound Manager on a Windows computer, you also need a Clavia USB Driver of version 3.0 or later installed.
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Nord Electro 4HP OS Updates, USB drivers and instructions on how to install these are available at the www.nordkeyboards.com web site and
on the DVD that accompanies this unit.
Installation
Overview
USB Driver
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Mac OSX users may skip this section.
The USB driver can be installed automatically if the computer is connected to the internet when the Nord unit is connected to it. You can
then allow Windows to search for the driver. Here is how to make a
manual driver installation:
1 If you use a Windows computer (XP, Vista or W7), locate the Clavia USB Driver v3.x Setup on the DVD that accompanies the unit
and double click on this file.
2 Follow the instructions on the screen.
3 After the files have been installed, the driver will be activated when
you connect the Nord unit. Do this by connecting a USB cable
between the Nord instrument and your computer.
4 When the Nord unit is connected to the computer, the driver will
be automatically activated and a confirmation will appear in the
notification area in the Windows task bar.
Sound Manager
1 Windows users: Open the Nord Sound Manager folder on the
DVD, launch the “Nord Sound Manager v6.x Setup” and follow the
instructions. The Nord Sound Manager can be accessed from the
start menu when the installation procedure is finished.
2 Mac OSX users: Open the Nord Sound Manager folder on the
DVD, double-click on the “Nord Sound Manager 6.x.dmg” and
then drag the Nord Sound Manager application from the virtual
hard drive to your “Applications” folder.
EE The files mentioned for the driver and application installations can
also be downloaded from the www.nordkeyboards.com web site.
Please visit our web site from time to time to check for any Sound
Manager updates.
You can manage the contents of the Piano, the Sample. the Program and the Synth partitions. These are accessed from the tabs. If no Nord Electro 4HP is connected to the computer, pages, icons and
memory locations will be grayed out.
EE The actions that take place in the Nord Sound Manager will affect
the memory in the Nord Electro 4HP. The Manager is on-line with
a connected Nord Electro 4HP at all times; any changes that you
perform in the Manager will immediately be executed in the Nord
Electro 4HP. If you for example delete a piano or a Program from
the list in the Nord Sound Manager, that same sound will also be
deleted from the Nord Electro 4HP’s memory.
Chapter 7 Nord Sound Manager
The Toolbar
The Toolbar gives you direct access to some of the more frequently
used functions in the Nord Sound Manager. Clicking on an icon will
activate one of these functions, and a dialogue will often appear asking
for confirmation or further instructions from you.
The Tabs
Replace (Pianos & Samples)
This feature makes it possible to replace a piano or a sample in the unit
with another piano or sample from your hard drive. The process will
update all the programs that used the former piano/sample, to use the
new one after the replacement has been carried out. Relink (Programs)
Use the Relink feature if you want one or several selected programs to
use another piano or sample instead of the current sound. The sound
in question have to be present in the memory of the Nord unit. Relinking can also be used if a piano or sample is absent in the Nord unit, to
repair the programs that are missing a component.
Rename
Select the partition that you wish to work in with the Tabs. The Piano
tab allows you to change the content of the piano partition, the Samp
Lib tab allows you to access the sample partition and the Program tab
allows you to organize the programs. The individual pianos, samples
or programs will be referred to as “sounds” in this manual and in the
application itself.
Press Ctrl+Tab on the computer keyboard to cycle between the
tabs.
The lists can be ordered according to location, name, size, version and
date, in ascending and descending order. Just click on a headline to
select a preferred view.
Partition Memory Indicator
This allows you to
rename, and assign a
category to a Program. Characters supported
are: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and a
hyphen (-) and the name
can contain up to 16 characters. Any other characters will not be
displayed in the Sound Manager lists.
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Pianos or samples cannot be renamed, this option will not be
available if you right-click on any of these.
Delete
This will delete the selected sound(s) from the Nord Electro 4HP
memory.
File Formats
The memory indicator at the bottom of the window indicates how
much memory is being used in the selected partition. The dark area
shows the used memory, the bright indicates space that is available for
new sounds.
The Nord Sound Manager creates and/or uses files with the Nord
Electro 4HP, with the following extensions:
•.npno - These are the piano files from the Nord Piano Library. •.nsmp - These are the sample files from the Nord Sample Library.
•.ne4p - These are the Electro 4HP Program files. Right-Clicking
•.ne4pb - The Electro 4 Program Bundle files.
If you right-click on a sound, a context menu will provide the following
options:
•.ne4b - This is the extension used for the Nord Electro 4HP backup
files.
Select in Instrument
This will select the chosen sound in the Manager list, to be instantly accessible on the Nord
Electro 4HP.
Upload
This will upload the selected sound from the
Nord Electro 4HP to the computer hard drive
to a folder of your choice.
Upload To Bundle (Programs)
This will upload the selected program(s) and any piano and/or sample
that this program uses, to a Program Bundle file on the hard drive. Bundles are explained in greater detail on page 23. Download This is only available if you right-click on an
empty location that does not contain a sound. This allows you to choose a file on the hard
drive, to be downloaded to the location in the
Nord Electro 4HP.
Just as any other computer file on your hard drive, these files may be
renamed, emailed, copied, moved, lost or even stored in a safe location if an evil computer crash suddenly decides to take your hard drive
for ride.
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1 Using the Toolbar or Menu command: Click on the Sound Down
The Quick Tour
Let’s get acquainted with some of the functions in the Nord Sound
Manager.
Transfer pianos to the Electro 4HP
When the Nord Electro 4HP leaves the factory, the Piano partition is
filled with sounds. In order to be able to download additional pianos,
you may have to delete some of the factory pianos. If you ever want
to reload any deleted pianos, they are available on the DVD that was included with the Nord Electro 4HP, or available as a download from the .
www.nordkeyboards.com web site, in the Libraries area.
Deleting a piano
icon in the toolbar. The same command is also available in the File
menu: Sound Download (Ctrl-D).
2 Browse to the folder on the hard drive where the desired sound is
located, select it and click Open. The sound will now be added to
its bank.
Replace
You can also use the Replace functionality. This action replaces a piano
in the Nord Electro 4HP with one that you want use from the DVD or
one that you have downloaded from the www.nordkeyboards.com web
site. Replacing a piano with another will automatically update all the Programs that used the previous piano to use the new piano instead.
1 Open the Piano tab. The current content of the piano partition in
the Nord Electro 4HP will be displayed.
2 Select a piano in the list that you wish to replace with a new one
3 Connect the Nord Electro 4HP to the computer and launch the
Nord Sound Manager.
4 The Piano tab will open and the current content of the piano parti-
and click the Replace icon in the toolbar.
You can also right-click the sound and choose the Replace option
or use the Replace command in the Edit Menu.
tion in the Nord Electro 4HP will be displayed.
5 Select a piano to delete and press the Delete icon in the toolbar.
You can also right-click on the sound and choose the Delete option or
use the backspace or delete keys on the computer keyboard.
6 You will be asked to confirm your intentions and then the piano in
the Nord Electro 4HP will be deleted.
Download a new sound
The Replace dialog informs you about the action about to take place. Click Browse to locate a new sound on the computer hard drive. The
Bright Grand is chosen in the image below. 1 Using drag and drop: Open the folder on the computer hard drive
where the new sound is located.
2 Make sure that the Sound Manager window and the folder are
visible on the screen.
3 Drag the new sound to the white area in the Sound Manager list. When the destination location will turn gray, release the mouse
button.
4 The Clean Deleted Space process will start to prepare the memory and then the new piano will be downloaded to the Nord Electro
4HP. If there isn’t enough free space, a message will appear in the
lower left text area in the Nord Sound Manager.
If the Organize option is active in the View menu, you can drop
a sound on any free location in the bank. If this function is not
active, the new sound will be automatically placed at the first free
location in the bank. The various locations are selected using the
Model selector on the Nord Electro 4HP.
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The pianos are categorized and can only be added to the correct
bank; electric pianos can not be added to the Grand bank, the
grand’s cannot be dropped in the Clavinet bank etc.
3 Click on Open and then confirm by clicking Replace.
The replacing action will begin by deleting the original piano, then
cleaning the memory, downloading the new piano and finally relinking
all the programs to use the new one instead.
If you use Replace to try a piano and then change your mind, just
replace the new one with the previous one to get back to where
you started from.
The Replace action can be done with samples as well.
Chapter 7 Nord Sound Manager
Files that are placed in the queue will be displayed in bold.
Relink
Relink is a powerful feature that makes it possible to change the piano
or sample that one or several programs use. Let’s imagine that you
have downloaded a new favorite grand piano and want to change
the programs that used your previous favorite grand, to the new one
instead. Instead of manually changing every program on the unit, Relink
can achieve this in the Manager. Let’s Relink a program, to change what sound(s) the program should
use.
1 Open the Program tab and right-click a program in the list. 2 Select the Relink Samp Lib option in the context menu. The menu
will expand to show the sample that is linked to this program. 4 If you wish to cancel an ongoing queue, you can either delete all
files that are queued or press the Cancel button. During the Clean
process the Cancel option is not available.
Files waiting in the queue can be deleted from the queue if you change
your mind. Right-click on the queued sound or use the Toolbar or
Menu “Delete” command. Files already in the unit can be moved or deleted during the processing of the queue.
Upload sounds from the Nord Electro 4HP
1 Select the desired partition that holds the sounds that you wish to
store on the computer hard drive.
2 Select the bank and the sound. Shift-click will allow you to select
several consecutive sounds; Ctrl-click will allow you to select
nonconsecutive sounds. Here we have selected a few of the
programs:
3 Select the sample and let go of the mouse button. This will open
the Relink dialog where you can choose the new sound that the
program should use instead. 3 Click on the Sound Up tool or right-click on the selected sound(s)
and select Upload. The dialogue will prompt you to browse to the
desired destination folder on the hard drive. The upload process
may take a few moments depending on the size of the sounds.
Program Bundles
4 Click Relink to relink the program to the new sound.
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You can only Relink programs to a sound that is already present in
the Nord Electro 4HP.
Download Queue
You can add several sounds, one by one, using the drop method, or
with the Toolbar or Menu commands. These sounds will be put in the
download queue. The memory will be cleaned if needed and the files
will be downloaded to the unit in the order they were added. 1 Select the desired partition that holds the type of sounds that you
wish to load.
2 Drag a sound from the computer hard drive to the white area in
the Sound Manager list.
3 Drag another sound to the white area in the Sound Manager list.
A Program Bundle contains one or several programs, and all the pianos
and samples that these programs use, in one file. Bundles are great
to store parts of the memory from your Nord Electro 4HP. If you select
one program and create a Bundle, the Bundle will be pretty small in
size, and the uploading process will be reasonably quick, compared to
a complete Backup procedure.
You can also create another Bundle with all the programs you need for
a specific performance, and when you need those programs again, the
Bundle functionality will restore them and their sound files to your Nord
unit.
Not all Nord units are compatible with the Bundle feature. Look at the
Sound Manager page on the Nord web site for further details.
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Pianos and samples that are used by several programs will not be
duplicated in a Bundle, nor will they be downloaded back to the
instrument if they already are in place in the instrument.
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After the Manager has verified the files in the Bundle, the Program
Bundle Download dialog will appear. Upload a Program Bundle
1 Open the Program Tab and select one, or several programs. Use
Ctrl-click to make non-consecutive selections like this one:
Click on Show Details if you want to see what programs, pianos
and samples are in the Bundle.
2 Click on the Bundle Up icon in the Toolbar. The Program Bundle Upload dialog gives you two choices:
There are two options when you download a Bundle. Selection will create a Program Bundle with the selection of programs
you made in the Sound Manager program list and the pianos and/or
samples that these programs use. Bank makes a Bundle of an entire Bank that you select with the
drop-down. This action will probably take a bit longer and the resulting
Bundle will be a bigger file since there may be many more pianos and
samples in this type of Bundle. 3 Choose the Selection option and click on Upload. In the following
dialog, give the Bundle a meaningful name and find a location on
the computer hard drive. Add to bank will download the program files and add them to the
program bank that you choose in the drop-down menu. The programs
will be placed at the first available locations.
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If the programs in the Bundle will not fit in the Bank, the process
will not be performed and you will see a dialog. Delete or move
some programs from that Bank and try again.
Replace contents in a bank will simply delete all programs in the
Bank you choose and download the programs in the Bundle to this
bank instead. The programs will be placed at the same locations as
they had when the bundle was created.
If a bundle will not fit in a bank, this will be presented in the dialog like
in this example where more free locations are needed in the program
bank:
Downloading a Bundle
Here comes the really great part about Bundles. When you download
a Bundle to the instrument, any pianos and samples that the programs
in the Bundle depend on, are downloaded. They will be placed at the
next available location in the piano and/or Samp Lib partition. MM
Pianos and samples are not duplicated if these files are already in
the instrument. The Bundle programs will use the new or existing
locations of the pianos and samples, when they are downloaded
to the free locations in the program partition.
1 Make sure the Program Tab is open.
2 Click on the Bundle Down icon in the Toolbar. You can also use
the Bundle Download command from the File menu (Ctrl+Shift+D). 3 Navigate to the Bundle file that you wish to download and click
Open.
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Organize the program partition
Restore
By using drag and drop, you can organize the content of the Program
partition with its 128 programs.
When you want to restore the entire content of the Nord Electro 4HP,
click on the Restore icon in the Toolbar and select a backup file that
you have made. You can also drag the backup file from the computer
and drop it to the Manager window. 1 Make sure that Organize is turned on in the View menu.
2 Select and drag a program from the destination location to the
desired location. The Confirm Restore dialog will appear that requires your confirmation. You can look at the content of the file if you click on “Show Details”. If you drop a sound on a free location, the sound will be moved from
the source location. If you drop on a location that is occupied, the two
sounds will trade places.
3 Select a program and press the Ctrl-key on the computer keyboard. If you now drag this selection, the Program will be copied
and pasted at the destination instead of just being moved. Search Box
1 By entering one or several characters in the Search Box, you can
filter out the content that is presented in the lists.
This provides you with a quick way to find duplicate programs, etc.. Auto Select
By clicking on the Auto Select icon in the toolbar, you toggle the Auto
Select function on or off. When Auto Select is turned on and you scroll through the Pianos or
Program lists using the computer keyboard arrow keys, the sounds will
automatically be selected in the Nord Electro 4HP.
Double-clicking on a piano, sample or program in the Manager list
will also select it in the Nord Electro 4HP.
Backup
1 Click on the Backup icon to make a backup file that contains all
the content in your Nord Electro 4HP. The Nord instruments are built
to the highest standards of reliability but doing regular backups
is always a good thing.
2 Give the backup file a meaningful name and find a suitable location on your hard drive.
If you choose a backup file that already exists, only the changes
that have occurred in the instrument will be added to that previous
file.
There is a Factory Backup file on the Nord DVD that was delivered in
the box with the instrument, that can be used to restore the unit to the
content it was shipped with. This file can also be downloaded from the
www.nordkeyboards.com web site.
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Rename
Sound Manager reference
Toolbar
Info
Activating Info brings up an information area to the right of the list. This allows you to rename
a Program and assign a
Category to it. 16 characters can be used, and
the supported characters
are: a-z, AZ, 0-9 and the
hyphen (-). Any other characters will not be displayed in the Sound
Manager lists.
MM
Pianos or samples cannot be renamed so this function is not
available if you have selected any of these.
Delete
Allows you to delete one or several selected sounds. You will be asked
to confirm your intentions. You may also use the delete or backspace
key on the computer keyboard to perform this action.
MM
The Info area will show if a selected piano or a sample is used in any
Programs, or what pianos and samples are used in any selected
Programs. This provides you with an excellent way of keeping track of
how the content components in the Nord Electro 4HP depends on
each other. Any Program in the Nord Electro 4HP that used a particular piano
or sample that you deleted will not sound at all, since it will be
missing an important component.
The space that a deleted piano occupied is not immediately available
to other sounds, even though it is gone from the list and its location
is free. The Flash memory needs to be cleaned to free up the space
where the deleted sounds have been. When you add a new piano
the cleaning process will be initiated automatically. You also have the
option to manually start the cleaning process with the Clean Deleted
Space command from the File menu.
Replace
This allows you to replace a selected piano or a sample with another
piano or sample that you have on the computer hard drive. This function is not only about replacing the sound file in the memory,
all the programs that used the old sound, will be updated, relinked to
use the new sound instead. Let’s say you need to delete some of the factory samples to make
room for new samples. By selecting a sample in the Samp Lib partition
and activating Info, you can see which of the programs that would be
affected by such a deletion (or replacement).
Organize
When this option is active, the lists will show all the available locations
in the selected partition/bank and not only the occupied ones. This will
for instance make it possible to drag a file to a specific free location in
the middle of the list. If this is inactive, only the occupied locations will
be shown and re-arranging the order is not possible.
Dual View
When this option is checked, the window (if set to display the Program
partition) will be divided in two lists. You can make the lists show separate banks with the drop-downs. Rearranging programs is simply a
matter of drag and drop. Drag a program from one bank/list to another
bank/list in either direction.
Auto Select
With this function active, scrolling through the piano or program list
with the computer keyboard arrow keys will automatically select the
sound in the Nord Electro 4HP. Relink
Use the Relink feature if you want one or several selected programs to
use another piano or sample instead of the current sound. The sound
in question have to be present in the memory of the Nord unit. Relinking can also be used if a piano or sample is absent in the Nord unit, to
repair the programs that are missing a component.
MM
Not all Nord units are compatible with the Replace and Relink
features, in which case these Icons will be grayed out.
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MM
Flashing LEDs in the Piano Type and Model section indicates that
the piano that the current Program tried to use is not available in
the Flash memory. Select another program or download the missing piano to the Nord Electro 4HP.
Sound Up
Use this function to upload one or several sounds from the Nord Electro 4HP to the computer hard drive.
Sound Down
Use this function to download one or several sounds from the computer hard drive to the next available location in the selected partition.
Bundle Up
Backup
This will make a backup of all the pianos, programs, Live programs
and the menu settings in the Nord Electro 4HP. The file that is created
on the hard drive will have the extension .ne4b. Backing up the entire
memory content in this manner will take some time, depending on the
sizes of the pianos and samples in the unit.
Backing up from the Nord Sound Manager is done in an incremental manner. Unless you change the name or the location of
the backup file, only the pianos and/or programs that have been
changed since the previous backup will be saved.
The Nord Sound Manager will suggest a location for the backup,
the first time this function is selected (in My Documents/Nord Sound
Manager files/). If you rather save the backup file elsewhere, use the
browser to pick another destination.
Restore
To restore a previously saved backup file to the Nord Electro 4HP,
select this option and browse to a backup file on the hard drive (file
extension .ne4b) and click Open.
EE The restore function will begin after you have clicked Open and
confirmed your intentions in the dialogue. All the content of a connected Nord Electro 4HP will then be irrevocably replaced by the
content of the backup file.
This function will upload a selection of programs or an entire Bank to
the computer hard drive, and include all the pianos and/or samples
that these programs use in a Program Bundle file. The default source will be the currently selected Program(s) or the active bank, but you can choose another bank with the drop down menu. Click on the Upload button to enter the name of the Bundle and to
select the destination on the hard drive. The Program Bundle file that is
created on the hard drive will have a file extension that ends with “pb”.
Bundle Down
This function will download a Bundle with programs, pianos and
samples from the computer hard drive to the Nord Electro 4HP. You
have a choice if you want the Bundle to be appended to the existing
programs in the bank in focus or if the Bundle should replace the
contents in an entire bank of your choice. Programs in a Program Bundle will be downloaded to the locations
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Menus
In the Nord Sound Manager, the usual Windows and Mac OSX keyboard commands can be used. The menus can be accessed by pressing the Alt key and the underlined letter in the menu bar. Most of the commands can also be accessed by pressing the Ctrl (on
the Mac - Command) key together with the letter shown next to the
command name in the menus.
File Menu
Sound Upload (Ctrl+U)
Use this function to upload
one or several sounds from the
Nord Electro 4HP memory to
a folder on the computer hard
drive.
Sound Download (Ctrl+D)
Use this function to download
one or several sounds from the computer hard drive to the next available location in the selected partition.
Program Bundle Upload (Ctrl+Shift+U)
This function will upload a selection of programs or an entire Bank to
the computer hard drive, and include all the pianos and/or samples
that these programs use in a Program Bundle file. The default source will be the
currently selected program(s)
or the active bank, but you can
choose another bank with the
drop down menu. Click on the Upload button to
enter the name of the Bundle
and to select the destination on the hard drive. The
Program Bundle file that is created on the hard drive will have a file
extension that ends with “pb”.
Program Bundle Download (Ctrl+Shift+D)
This function will download a Bundle with programs, pianos and
samples from the computer hard drive to the Nord unit. You have a
choice if you want the Bundle to be added to the existing programs in
the bank in focus or if the Bundle should replace the contents in an
entire bank of your choice. Backing up from the Nord Sound Manager is done in an incremental manner. Unless you change the name or the location of
the backup file, only the pianos and/or programs that have been
changed since the previous backup will be saved.
Restore (Ctrl+R)
To restore a previously saved backup file to the Nord Electro 4HP,
select this option and browse to a backup file on the hard drive (file
extension .ne4b) and click Open.
EE The restore function will begin after you have clicked Open and
confirmed your intentions in the dialogue. All the content of a connected Nord Electro 4HP will then be irrevocably replaced by the
content of the backup file.
Clean Deleted Space
This function will clean up the space where any previously deleted pianos or programs have been. This is done in order to make this deleted
memory space available to new additions.
MM
Cleaning is automatically done if you download a new piano or
program to the Nord Electro 4HP, but this menu command makes
it possible to manually start the cleaning process.
Format
This is a radical function; it will format the entire partition that is in
focus. All the sounds in the partition will be deleted. You will be asked
to confirm your intentions.
Exit (Ctrl+Q)
Exits the Nord Sound Manager application.
Edit Menu
Rename (Ctrl+N)
This allows you to rename a
Program or a Synth sound. 16 characters can be used, the supported
characters are: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and the
hyphen (-). Any other characters will
not be displayed in the Sound Manager lists.
Renaming also allows you to change or set the category that each
program and synth sound can be labeled with. MM
Pianos cannot be renamed so this function is not available if you
have selected any of these.
Delete
Allows you to delete a selected item(s) from the Nord Electro 4HP
memory. You will be asked to confirm your intentions.
Replace (Ctrl+P)
This allows you to replace a selected piano or a sample with another
piano or sample that you have on the computer hard drive. This will
also change all programs that used that sound, to the new sound
instead.
Relink (Ctrl+K)
Backup (Ctrl+B)
This will make a backup of all the pianos, samples, programs, the Live
programs and the menu settings in the Nord Electro 4HP. The file that
is created on the hard drive will have the extension .ne4b. Backing up
the entire memory content will take some time, depending on the sizes
of the pianos and samples in the unit.
Use the Relink feature if you want one or several selected programs to
use another piano or sample instead of the current sound. The sound
in question have to be present in the memory of the Nord unit. Relinking can also be used if a piano or sample is absent in the Nord unit, to
repair the programs that are missing a component.
Select All (Ctrl+A)
Select all items in a bank/partition.
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Invert Selection
Auto Select
This will deselect the original selection and then select all the other
items in the list.
When this function is active, pianos, samples or programs will be automatically selected in the Nord Electro 4HP when you browse through
the sounds in the Manager list, with the computer keyboard arrow
keys.
View Menu
Organize (Ctrl+O)
When this option is checked, the lists
will show all the available locations
in the selected partition/bank and
not only the occupied ones. This will
for instance make it easier to drag a
file to a specific free location in the
middle of the list. If this is unchecked, only the occupied locations will
be shown.
Dual View (Ctrl+L)
When this option is checked, the window will be divided in two lists. The two lists makes it easy to move programs from one location to
another. You can make the lists show separate banks with the dropdowns. Rearranging programs is simply a matter of drag and drop. Drag a program from one bank/list to another bank/list in either direction. Press the Ctrl-key on the computer keyboard to copy a selection
to the destination during a drag and drop operation.
Info (Ctrl+I)
Activating Info brings up an information area to the right of the list. Help
About
Brings up the About box with a information regarding the version of the Nord Sound Manager. You will also see a list of
compatible instruments and OS versions.
Tabs
Piano – Samp Lib - Program
Use the tabs to select the desired partition. Type Ctrl+Tab on the
computer keyboard to cycle between the tabs. The drop down menu is
used to select the desired bank within the partitions. The content of the
partition will be presented in the list. Search Box
Enter a phrase to quickly present any sounds that contains the characters. Press Clear to clear the filtering and show all entries again.
Loc - Location
The banks are organized in locations; the number of locations varies for
the different bank types.
Name
The name of the item.
This area will show if a selected piano or a sample is used in any
programs, or what pianos and samples are used in any selected
programs. Category
Shows the assigned category for the programs.
Size
Shows the file size of the pianos. This may be useful if you need to
know how much space e.g. a particular piano occupies in the piano
partition. This unit is not shown in the program lists.
Ver – Version Number
This indicates the version number of the actual sound format. Older OS
versions may not be able to use sounds in a more recent format.
Note
Find Ctrl+F
This is a shortcut to the Search Box. By entering one or several characters in the Search Box, you can filter out the content that is presented
in the lists.
This area may contain information about unused, broken, corrupted or
rejected files, in the unlikely event that something has happened with a
particular piano, program or sample in the Nord Electro 4HP memory.
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Footer Area
The footer area is located at the bottom of the Nord Sound Manager
window.
Nord Sample Editor
The Nord Electro 4HP can also be used together with the Nord Sample
Editor. This application is used when you want to take your own audio
files and assemble these to a sample, a sample that can be loaded to
the Electro 4HP’s Samp Lib partition. Partition Memory Indicator
This indicates the usage of the selected partition’s memory. The dark
area shows the used memory and the brighter area indicates space
that is available for additional sounds.
Cancel Button
Use this function if you need to cancel a process that is in progress. Certain functions like e.g. a restore process cannot be cancelled.
Progress Bar
The progress bar indicate the progress of an ongoing process.
Message/Text Area
The left part of the text area will present any confirmations or error
messages from the Nord Sound Manager.
The right part will indicate of a Nord Electro 4HP is connected to the
computer and in communication with the Nord Sound Manager. The
OS version of the connected Nord Electro 4HP will also be displayed
here.
Updates and sounds
Please visit our web site at http://www.nordkeyboards.com to download any updates of the Nord Sound Manager and sounds that have
been released for the Nord Electro 4HP. These items will be available
as free downloads in the download area and in the Libraries area.
The Nord Sample Editor and instructions on how to use it can be found
on the DVD and on the .
www.nordkeyboards.com web site.
Chapter 8 MIDI functions
8
MIDI functions
About the MIDI implementation
The following MIDI messages can be transmitted and received from the
Nord Electro 4HP:
Nord Electro 4HP with a sequencer
Note On/Off
Connections
•Note On and Note Off messages are transmitted and received.
1 Connect the MIDI Out on the Nord Electro 4HP to the MIDI In on
Controllers
In the MIDI Menu (see page 18) you can select if the Nord Electro 4HP
should transmit and/or receive Control Change messages.
your sequencer.
2 Connect the MIDI Out from your sequencer to the MIDI In on the
Nord Electro 4HP.
•If you have a control pedal connected to the control pedal input, this
is transmitted as Controller 11 (Expression). Local On/Off
•If you have a pedal connected to the sustain pedal input, this is
transmitted as Controller 64 (Sustain Pedal).
Local Off may be used when you use a sequencer to record and play
back from Nord Electro 4HP. If the sequencer echoes back incoming
MIDI data, the Nord Electro 4HP may respond twice to every note and
other message/action if for example the keyboard and the sequencer
sends the same MIDI information to the unit. Local On/Off is set on the
MIDI menu, see page 18.
•If you have a pedal connected to the rotor pedal input, this pedal is
transmitted as Controller 90.
•Almost all other controls (knobs and buttons) on the front panel are
also transmitted (and received) as Control Change messages. This
can be used to record your actions on the front panel into a MIDI
sequencer. For a full list of which parameters correspond to the Controller numbers, see the MIDI Controller list on the next page.
Keyboard velocity
The Nord Electro 4HP can transmit and receive keyboard velocity
messages. Organ sounds will always be played back at nominal level
regardless of incoming MIDI Velocity data. Release velocity is also
transmitted.
Program change
MIDI Channel
The MIDI channel(s) that the Nord Electro 4HP uses are set up in the
MIDI menu - see the MIDI menu on page 18. If you use the Organ model
in the split/lower manual configuration, the lower manual can receive
on a separate MIDI channel.
Program Change
Usually you select a Program Change value for a track in the sequencer track settings. The 128 program locations send and respond to
Program Change values 0-127.
In the MIDI Menu (see page 18) you can select if the Nord Electro 4HP
should send and/or receive Program Change messages.
If you want to record a Program Change message, activate recording in
the sequencer and simply select the program on the Nord Electro 4HP.
When you select a Program, a Program Change message is transmitted via MIDI. If a Program Change message is received on the selected
MIDI Channel, the Nord Electro 4HP will change Program accordingly.
Controllers
The 128 Program locations send and respond to MIDI Program
Change values 0-127.
When you record actions with knobs and buttons, make sure that the
sequencer “echoes” the changes back on the correct MIDI Channel, or
your changes won’t have any effect.
MIDI Sysex (System Exclusive)
About controllers and “chasing”
Individual Programs or all Programs can be transmitted and received as
a System Exclusive dump.
Consider a situation where you record a Controller message, e.g. a
Drawbar adjustment, in the middle of your sequencer song. Then you
“rewind” the sequencer to a position before the recorded Drawbar
adjustment. The problem is that the Nord Electro 4HP’s Drawbar will
remain as after the adjustment, although it really should be as it was
before you recorded the change.
To solve this, you could record a “snapshot” of all Controller settings
of the Nord Electro 4HP Program at the beginning of your sequencer
song. See “Sending MIDI Controller dumps” on the next page.
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Program and Controller dumps
To dump a Program SysEx, or MIDI Controller data via MIDI, either to
another Nord Electro 4HP or for recording the data into another MIDI
device, proceed as follows:
Sending program dumps
1 Connect the MIDI OUT on the Nord Electro 4HP to the MIDI In on
the receiving device, or use the USB connection.
2 Set up the receiving device to accept MIDI SysEx and MIDI Controller data.
3 Press Shift + MIDI and select the “Dump One” or “Dump All” menu
item using the Up/Down buttons.
4 If needed, set the receiving MIDI device to “recording mode”.
5 Press the Store button to send the dump to the MIDI Out of Nord
Electro 4HP. The display will stop flashing once the dump has
been sent.
MM
For the programs that use the organ sounds, the complete
settings for the sound will be dumped as MIDI SysEx but for
programs using pianos or Samples, all parameters will be sent but
NOT the actual instrument samples.
Therefore, when dumping back a program that uses a piano sound,
make sure the actual instrument samples are also available in the Nord
Electro 4HP. Otherwise the parameters in the SysEx message will be
applied to another available piano instrument.
Sending MIDI Controller dumps
1 Set up as in steps 1 and 2 in the preceding description.
2 Press Shift + MIDI and select the ‘Send CC” menu item using the
Up/Down buttons.
3 Press the Store button to send the dump to the MIDI Out of Nord
Electro 4HP. The Display will stop flashing once the dump has
been sent.
Receive MIDI SysEx dumps
Here is how to receive a MIDI SysEx Dump:
1 Connect the MIDI Out on the transmitting device to the MIDI IN on
the Nord Electro 4HP.
2 Initiate the transmission on the transmitting device.
If the dump contained all Programs (All), it will replace all programs
currently stored in the Nord Electro 4HP. If the dump contained only a
single program, it will be temporarily placed in the currently selected
program memory location. A dot will appear to in the lower, right corner
to indicate an unsaved edit. You will then have to store the program
manually to a memory location using the Store function (see “Storing a
program” on page 10).
MIDI Controller list
The following is a list of the MIDI Controller numbers used for all knobs
and buttons on the front panel:
Nord Electro 4HP parameter
Drawbars - Preset 2/Upper
Drawbar 1
Drawbar 2
Drawbar 3
Drawbar 4
Drawbar 5
Drawbar 6
Drawbar 7
Drawbar 8
Drawbar 9
Drawbars - Preset 1/Lower
Drawbar 1
Drawbar 2
Drawbar 3
Drawbar 4
Drawbar 5
Drawbar 6
Drawbar 7
Drawbar 8
Drawbar 9
Organ Model Sel
Preset/Split Sel
Perc Decay
Perc Level
Sustain Pedal
Control Pedal
Rotary Speed
Rotary Stop Mode
Vib Mode
Vib On/Off UP
Vib On/Off LO (B3 model)
Perc On/Off
Perc Third
Samp Attack Sel
Samp Release Sel
Clav EQ Brill On/Off
Clav EQ Treble On/Off
Clav EQ Medium On/Off
Clav EQ Soft On/Off
Inst Sel (Organ/Piano)
Clav Select
Piano Type
Piano Model
Piano Mono
Piano Dynamics
Acoustics
Oct Shift Organ Upper
Oct Shift Organ Lower
Oct Shift Piano
EQ On/Off
EQ Treble
EQ Mid
EQ Mid Freq
EQ Bass
Gain
Effect 1 Rate
Effect 1 Sel
Effect 1 On/Off
Effect 2 Rate
Effect 2 Sel
Effect 2 On/Off
Speaker/Comp Drive
Speaker/Comp Sel
Speaker/Comp On/Off
Reverb Wet/Dry
Reverb Sel
Reverb On/Off
Delay Rate
Delay Ping Pong
Delay On/Off
MIDI CC
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
9
3
88
89
64
11
82
79
84
85
107
87
95
33
34
103
104
105
106
13
45
12
44
83
99
98
27
28
29
115
113
116
117
114
7
63
60
69
62
61
80
111
81
86
102
96
97
92
93
94
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MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Transmitted
Recognized
Basic Channel
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 16
Mode
Default
Mode 3
Mode 3
Message
X
X
Altered
0-127
0-127
Default Channel
Note
Number
True Voice
Velocity
Note ON
O, v= 1 - 127
O, v= 1 - 127
Note Off
O, v= 1 - 127
O, v= 1 - 127
After
Key’s
X
X
Touch
Channel
X
X
Pitch Bender
X
X
Control Change
O
O
Program Change
O, 0-127
O, 0-127
O
O
X .
X .
X
X .
X .
X
True#
System Exclusive
System
Song Pos
Common
Song Sel
Tune
System
Clock
X
X
Realtime
Commands
X
X
Aux
Local on/off
X
X
Message
All notes off
X
X
Active Sense
X
X
Reset
X
X
Number
True Voice
Mode 1: Omni On, Poly - Mode 2: Omni O, Mono - Mode 3: Omni Off, Poly - Mode 4: Omni Off, Mono - O = Yes - X = No
Model: Nord Electro 4HP OS v1.x Date: 2012-08-15
Remarks
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Index
A
K
Acoustics 13
Append 24
Auto-Panning 15
A-Wa 15
R
Key Bounce 19
Key Click Level 19
Rel 14
Relink 21, 23, 26
Rename 26, 28
Replace 22, 26
Restore 27, 28
Reverb 16
Ring modulator 15
RM 15
Rotary 16
Rotary 122 19
Rotary Balance 19
Rotary Menu 19
Rotary model 19
Rotary Speaker Type 19
Rotary Speed 12
Rotor Pedal 7, 17
L
LED 14
Left Out 6
Live 10
Loc 29
Local 18
Long Release 13
Lower Channel 18
B
B3 11
B3 Menu 19
Backup 27, 28
Balance Bass/Horn 19
Bass Rotor 19
Bundle Down 27
Bundle Up 27
M
Master level 11
Memory Protect 17
MIDI 18
MIDI Channel 18
MIDI Controller list 32
MIDI In 6
MIDI Out 6
MIDI Split 12, 18
Model 14
Monitor In 6
Mono 13
C
Cancel 30
Chorus 16
Clav EQ 13
Clavinet 13
Compressor 16
Control Pedal 7
Ctrl Pedal 17
S
Samp Env 14
Select All 28
Shift 15
Shift button 5
Size 29
Slow At 14
Slow/Stop 12
Soft/Fast 12
Sound Down 27
Sound Menu 18
Sound Up 27
Sound Upload 28
Speaker/Comp 16
Stop Mode 12
Store 10, 14
String Resonance 13
Sustain Pedal 7, 17
System Menu 17
D
Delete 26, 28
Drawbars 13
Drawbar Speed 18
Dynamics 13
O
Octave Shift 10, 15
Organ Model 11
Organ section 11
Organ Trig 18
Output Routing 17
E
Effects 10, 15
EQ 15
Exit 28
P
Partition Memory 30
Perc Drawbar 9 Cancel 19
Perc. Norm Level 19
Perc. Slow Decay 19
Perc. Soft Level 19
Percussion 12
Phaser 16
Piano 13
Piano Type 14
Pick-up 13
Preset/Split 12
Program Bundle 23, 28
Program Change 18
Program memory 8
Progress 30
P-Wa 15
F
Factory presets 4
Farf 11
Fine Tune 17
Flanger 16
Format 28
G
Gain 16
H
Headphones 6
Queue 23
Info 26, 29
Third 12
Tonewheel crosstalk 19
Tonewheel Mode 19
Transfer 22
Transpose 17
Treble Horn 19
Tremolo 15
U
Up/Down 14
Upload 23
USB Connection 6
V
Q
I
T
Vel Dyn 14
Vibrato/Chorus 12
VX 11
Index
Instrument 15
Invert Selection 29
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Wah-Wah 15
FCC Information (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications
not expressly approved by Clavia may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/ or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void
your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment is found to be the source of interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
NOTICE
This Class B - digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B - est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
Model Name: Nord Electro 4HP
Type of Equipment: Digital Piano
Responsible Party: Clavia DMI AB
Address: P.O. BOX 4214. SE-102 65 Stockholm Sweden
Telephone: +46-8-442 73 60
For Canada
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