product catalog 2017
Nord Keyboards Product Catalog 2017
STAGE PIANOS
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SYNTHESIZERS
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COMBO ORGAN
Handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB
PRODUCT CATALOG 2017
The Original Red Keyboards
The Nord factory is located in the creative area of Stockholm also known as
SoFo, in the district of Södermalm. With everything located in the same building,
communication between development and production is only a matter of walking a few meters. We are proud to say all our Nord products are assembled by
hand and they all go through a series of tough tests to ensure they’ll be ready for
a long and happy life ‘on the road’.
CONTENTS
STAGE PIANOS
NORD STAGE 3
NORD PIANO 3
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NEW
16
NORD ELECTRO 5 22
SYNTHESIZERS
NORD LEAD A1
30
NORD LEAD 4
38
NORD DRUM 3P
46
NORD C2D
50
COMBO ORGAN
SOUND LIBRARIES
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Manufacturer: Clavia DMI AB, Box 4214, SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 442 73 60 | Fax: +46 8 644 26 50 | Email: [email protected] | www.nordkeyboards.com
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COMPANY HISTORY
IT ALL STARTED BACK IN 1983...
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In 1983 founder Hans Nordelius created the Digital
Percussion Plate 1 – the first drum pad allowing for
dynamic playing using sampled sounds. The DPP1
was an instant success and soon thereafter the
brand name ddrum was introduced. The innovative
ddrum pads featured real heads and hoops and
gained huge popularity – many people still regard
them as the best digital drum triggering system
around!
introducing stunning emulations of classic vintage
electro-mechanical instruments with a level of
portability generally not associated with the original
instruments…
In 1995 Clavia released its first synthesizer, the
Nord Lead. Its unique take on emulation of analog
synthesis, combining a distinctive sound with an
intuitive user interface made it an instant classic.
Magnus Kjellander joined Clavia in -96 and brought
with him a new approach to the company in terms
of software design. The Nord Modular, released
in 1997 was the first digital modular synthesizer,
possibly the most flexible, innovative synthesizer
that has ever been on the market.
In 2001 the first Nord Electro was released,
The Nord C1 Combo Organ saw the light in
2005, incorporating our 2nd generation tone
wheel modeling, rotating speaker simulation, dual
manuals and surprisingly lightweight (15kg). Nord
Wave took the Nord Lead-concept to a new level
in 2007 with its capability to use any audio file as
an oscillator source in a virtual analog environment,
combined with the compact, user friendly interface
of a Nord product.
In 2008 we released the Nord Electro 3 and the
exclusively licensed sounds from the Mellotron and
1980’s
1990’s
2001
Digital Percussion
Plate 1 ‘83
ddrum ‘84
Nord Lead ‘95
Nord Modular,
Nord Lead 2 ‘97
Nord Electro
Nord Lead 3
The Nord Stage surfaced in 2005, combining
many of Clavia’s new areas of expertise in one –
acoustic and electric piano sounds, organ emulations, effects and even a synthesizer!
2002-2004
Nord Electro 2
Nord Lead 2x
Nord Modular G2
Chamberlin. The Electro 3 became one of the most
successful products we’ve ever made.
In 2010 the streamlined Nord Piano was introduced,
a lightweight stage piano that featured advanced
String Resonance and the unique Nord Triple Pedal
with pedal noise.
We let the Nord Stage 2 out of the bag at NAMM
2011, sporting a new synth section with sample
playback support, more memory, the C2 organ
simulation and the Nord Piano Pedal Noise. Nord
Stage 2 raised the bar for how a Stage piano should
sound and behave. 2012 was an adventurous year
for us, with the launch of the Nord C2D, our first
organ with physical draw bars as well as the virtual
analog drum synthesizer Nord Drum. On top of
that we also released the Nord Electro 4 family
with the acclaimed Nord C2D tone wheel simulation and introduced the Nord Piano 2 that allowed
splitting and layering sounds from the Nord Sample
Library.
In 2013 we celebrated our 30th anniversary as a musical
instrument company by releasing the Nord Lead 4, Nord
Drum 2, Nord Pad and the Nord Piano 2 HP! At NAMM
2014 we announced the Nord Lead A1 – our awardwinning analog modeling synthesizer. 2015 began with the
release of the Nord Electro 5 – a redefined classic and
the first Nord instrument ever with a large OLED display.
We also updated our flagship model in the Nord Stage 2
EX including doubled memory for Nord Piano Library and
a new HP76 model. At NAMM 2016 we released the Nord
Piano 3 with Nord’s new Virtual Hammer Action Technology, and at Frankfurt Musikmesse the Nord Drum 3P was
introduced, combining powerful sound design possibilites
with a compact form factor, with integrated multipads and
added effects. At NAMM 2017 our new flagship instrument
was introduced, the Nord Stage 3...
We’ve come a long way from the little basement workshop
we started out in back in 1983 – a journey fueled by curios
ity, persistence, dedication and love for music!
The Nord Crew with one of the first Nord Electro 5D units to come off
the assembly line, March 2015.
2005
2007
2008
2009
2010-2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Nord Stage
Nord C1
Nord Wave
Nord Lead Anniversary
Model, Nord Electro 3
Nord Stage EX
Nord C2 Combo Organ
Nord Pedal Keys 27
Nord Piano
Nord Stage 2
Nord Electro 3 HP
Nord Piano 2
Nord C2D, Nord Drum
Nord Electro 4
Nord Lead 4
Nord Drum 2, Nord Pad
Nord Piano 2 HP
Nord Lead A1
Nord Electro 5
Nord Stage 2 EX
Nord Piano 3
Nord Drum 3P
Nord Stage 3
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NORD STAGE 3
STAGE PIANOS
NEW
THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
KEYBOARD
The Nord Stage 3 is the fifth generation of our successful Stage series
continuing our vision of the ultimate instrument for the performing musician.
Our outstanding new flagship instrument features our latest awardwinning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with
sample playback, our acclaimed Nord C2D organ, a greatly enhanced
Piano Section and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional
performance keyboard.
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
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STAGE PIANOS
PERFORMANCE
Two super-clear OLED displays for onstage clarity, Seamless Transitions when
changing programs/sounds, extended
Memory
SplitSeamless
functionality with optional
crossfor Piano
Transitions
Displays
fade,
and the addition of the
new
LibrarySong
List Mode makes the Nord Stage 3 more
intuitive and flexible than ever before for the live performer.
ADVANCED SPLIT FUNCTIONALITY
WITH OPTIONAL CROSSFADE
2X
OLED
Synth
Engine
Organ
Engine
MASSIVE SONIC FLEXIBILITY
The Nord Stage 3 has three sound generating sections;
Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, the Nord Stage 3 has 2 separate
slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths
plus Effects at the same time for massive sonic flexibility.
SEAMLESS
TRANSITIONS
LED
splays
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2X
Seamless
Transitions
TheMemory
Nord Stage 3 features automatically
Synth
for Piano
seamless transitions whenEngine
changing
Library
sounds or programs while playing.
SONG MODE
A new Song Mode let’s you easily organize a group of
Programs for each specific song in the list. Each song can
consist of up to 5 different Programs, freely assignable from
your existing Programs. You can create unique Song Lists
for different bands or situations and the names and order
can be easily customized on the fly without connecting it to a
computer. The super clear new OLED display offers excellent
overview when selecting sounds and editing programs.
Organ
Engine
The Nord Stage 3 also features 3 Split Points and a new Split
Point Crossfade functionality. Choose among 3 different
crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) indicated by different
LED colors.
Memory
A new Split Point Editor Mode lets you Seamless
easily organize and for Piano
Transitions
Displays
Library
set up Split Points using the OLED display giving you a great
overview of the assigned sound sources for each Split zone.
OLED
ORGAN SECTION
2X
SUPPORT FOR PROGRAM CHANGE
VIA PEDAL
The Nord Stage 3 also supports Program change via pedal
allowing for flexible program changes (up/down) while keeping
your hands on the keyboard.
Synth
Engine
Organ
Engine
The Nord Stage 3 features our latest award-winning C2D Organ simulations of B3 Tonewheel and Vintage Transistor Organs plus two brand
new Principal Pipe Organs. Two different Organ models can be used
simultaneously and the updated vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
is also available for each slot independently.
PIPE ORGANS
The Organ section also contains two different new Pipe Organ models. Pipe 1 is a pure
Organ with few harmonics. Pipe 2 is a recreation of metal pipes that commonly make up the
backbone of a pipe or church organ, with a special detune mode when enabling Vibrato/
Chorus.
B3 TONE-WHEEL SIMULATION
The Nord Stage 3 Organ section features our award winning Nord C2D organ including the
extremely authentic B3 Tone-Wheel simulation with four different tone wheel settings, ranging
from factory new clean to leaky old vintage.
VINTAGE ROTARY SPEAKER
The Nord Stage 3 features the latest generation of our vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
adding an essential character to a live organ performance and features Slow, Fast and Stop
mode as well as a Drive control. The 122 Rotary Speaker simulation is available on each slot
and can also be used with the Piano or Synth section
CLASSIC TRANSISTOR ORGANS
PHYSICAL DRAWBARS FOR STAGE 3 COMPACT
The Nord Stage 3 Compact now features
Physical Drawbars offering ultimate hands-on
experience for the dedicated organ players.
This model also supports the Nord Half-moon
Switch.
The Nord Stage 3 88 and HP76 features Digital LED Drawbars, offering excellent overview
over current settings.
The Organ section also features impeccable simulations of the classic 1960’s Transistor
Organs, Vox Continental and Farfisa Compact with all the classic settings.
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STAGE PIANOS
PIANO SECTION
The greatly enhanced Piano section features doubled memory (2 GB) for the exclusive Nord
Piano Library, 120 voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters.
THE NORD PIANO EXPERIENCE
amless
ansitions
2X
Memory
for Piano
Library
The Nord Stage 3 features a wide selection of Grands, Uprights, Electric
Pianos, Digital Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichord from our exclusive
Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! The
Nord Stage 3 Piano section also features a brand new “Layer” category
with rich dynamic layered patches.
Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary
nuances and real character of the source instruments. Our unique
Synth
Organ
‘Advanced
and Dynamic Pedal Noise features deliver
EngineString Resonance’
Engine
breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.
PIANO FILTERS
Stage 3 introduces 3 creative new filters for shaping piano sounds, with three settings, Soft,
Mid and Bright.
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SYNTH SECTION
REPLACEABLE SOUNDS
The Nord Stage 3 Factory Bank features a very extensive selection of the Nord Piano Library
but you can easily add or replace any of these sounds using the Nord Sound Manager. Our
exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new exclusive world class sounds,
and always free of charge.
LONG RELEASE
OLED
A Long Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emuDisplays
lating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
NORD TRIPLE PEDAL
The Nord Triple Pedal (optional accessory) features our unique dynamic sustain pedal that
enables the use of half-pedaling and “release and catch” techniques and also Sustenuto
and Soft Pedals. The Nord Triple Pedal also recreates the mechanical sounds of lifting and
releasing the damper mechanism, producing the characteristic thomp and sizzle sounds.
The Pedal Noise feature responds dynamically to the force/momentum used when pressing
or releasing the sustain pedal on the Nord Triple Pedal.
Seamless
Transitions
The Nord Stage 3 Synth section features the acclaimed Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine combined with Sample Playback and a brilliant OLED display for all Oscillator functions.
POWERFUL SMART OSCILLATOR
2X
Memory
for Piano
Library
The Lead A1 Synth Engine is renowned for its analog-modelling
warmth, and utilises brilliant Smart Oscillator Configurations to deliver
stunning results with little programming. There are both Single oscillator
setups
including Pitch and Shape modes, and Dual oscillator setups
Synth
Organ
including
Detune, Sync, Waveform, Bell and Noise Mix modes, FM and
Engine
Engine
Ring Mod. The Synth section also provides 3 Unison modes, without
reducing voice polyphony. The Nord Stage 3’s new Oscillator section features 5 oscillator
categories: Classic, Wave, Formant, Sample and brand new Super Wave (S-wave).
SAMPLE PLAYBACK
The Nord Stage 3 Synth section has powerful sample playback
capabilities and comes with an outstanding selection of samples from
our Nord Sample Library. All samples can be tweaked creatively inside
the Lead A1 Synth Engine and it is even possible to create and transfer
your own samples using the Nord Sample Editor.
SYNCRONIZABLE LFO
AND ARPEGGIATOR
The Synth section features an Arpeggiator and LFO that can be easily synced to the Stage 3
Master Clock for perfect timing with other elements of the Stage 3, including its effects.
FLEXIBLE FILTERS
The Synth section features 6 Filter types: Classic Transistor Ladder Filter (LP M), Low Pass
12 and 24, Band Pass, High Pass and a powerful new combined Low Pass and Band Pass
(LP+BP) Filter. The Filter section also includes a dedicated Filter Drive with 3 amount settings, as well as selectable keyboard tracking amount (1/3, 2/3 and full).
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The Nord Stage 3 Effect section features a brand new Filter Effect, extended morphable parameters, an enhanced Delay effect and a separate Reverb and Compressor for each slot.
The powerful Effect section features a wide range of instantly tweakable high quality effects
all modeled after classic stomp boxes, all available for each slot.
EFFECT 1
Here you can choose from Tremolo, two Wahs, an Auto-Wah, and an AutoPan. Use the AutoWah with a Clavinet for raw funk licks, create a psychedelic vibe with an Electric Piano on
AutoPan, or give a Wurlitzer some body using the Tremolo. There is also a Ring Modulator
on board, an effect used by many experimental and electronic musicians.
EFFECT 2
The two Phasers, two Choruses, the Flanger and a Vibe effect are modeled from the classic
analog stomp boxes that define the sound of popular music. These swirling Phasers, metallic Flangers, and thick Choruses that are used by uncompromising professionals everywhere are crystal clear and faithfully simulated on the Nord Stage 3.
AMP SIM/EQ/FILTER
Features authentic JC, Twin and Small speaker simulations with adjustable Drive, plus
a separate Tube Drive simulation. This section also features a 3-band Equalizer with
sweepable mid. A powerful addition is the new Filter (LP24/HP24), with Cut-off, Resonance
and Mix controls that apply to the entire selected sound source (Organ, Piano or Synth).
DELAY
The enhanced Delay effect features morphable controls for Tempo, Feedback and Mix (Dry/
Wet), as well as controls for Ping-Pong mode and Tap Tempo. New additions include 3
feedback filters (HP/LP/BP) and a dedicated control for enabling the Analog mode.
STAGE PIANOS
EFFECT SECTION
COMPRESSOR
The Compressor helps you keep the overall mix tight and under control, and now also features a new Fast mode and is separate for each Slot.
REVERB
The Nord Stage 3 features six different Reverb types (Hall 1+2, Stage 1+2, and Room 1+2)
for adding some ambience to your sounds, and the amount is now morphable. The Reverb
effect is now separate per Slot and also features a new Bright mode.
MASTER CLOCK
The Master Clock function makes it easy to sync effects to other elements, like the arpeggiator, LFO or even one of the other effects. You can easily lock the effect rate to a range of
note values – make the delay do quarter note triplets of what arpeggiator is playing, while
the LFO gently sweeps the filter up and down in half notes, all perfectly interlocked. The
Master Clock can also be controlled by an external MIDI clock – perfect for syncing your
parts to a backing track, including tempo changes!
EXTERN SECTION
The Nord Stage 3 wouldn’t be a master keyboard if it couldn’t control external
devices with ease. The Extern section is designed solely for this purpose, so that
any MIDI-connected gear gets seamlessly integrated with the Nord Stage 3’s
built-in instruments. Zones, splits and layers are handled exactly as if the external
equipment was a part of the Stage 3 itself. All settings are saved together with a
Program so advanced setups can be immediately recalled in real-time during a
performance. You can even use the Extern Section to automatically transmit Bank
Select and Program Change messages to your external units.
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KEYBEDS
HAMMER ACTION
HAMMER ACTION PORTABLE (HP)
SEMI WEIGHTED WATERFALL
The 3 88 keybed uses our top-of-the-line fully weighted hammer action
piano keys. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but also
works great for organ playing. Key range A-C.
The Stage 3 HP76 keybed uses amazingly portable weighted hammer
action piano keys. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but
also works great for organ playing. Key range E-G.
The Stage 3 Compact keybed type uses semi weighted organ type keys
with a rounded “waterfall” tip, brilliant for rapid organ shredding and
synthesizer licks, but also plays nice with piano sounds. Key range E-E.
GENERAL
ORGAN SECTION
EFFECTS
CONNECTIONS
•Master Level Control
•Wooden Pitch Stick
•Modulation Wheel
•400 Programs - 8 Banks with 10 Pages each. Each
Page has 5 Program locations
•Song Mode - 8 Banks with 50 Songs, 5 Programs
per Song
•5 Live Buffers
•2 Individual Slot Setups
•3 Morph sources (Modulation Wheel, Control Pedal,
Aftertouch)
•Global Mono output
•Programmable Transpose +/- 6 semitones
•Master Clock functionality with manual, external and
tap-tempo rate control
•Internal and MIDI clock source
•MIDI over USB functionality
•Level control
•Aftertouch
•Up to 3 Split Points (4 Keyboard Zones) with visual
LED indication between zones
•3 Split Points with crossfade options: Lrg, Sml or Off
•Keyboard Zones editor mode
•Nord C2D B3 Tone wheel Organ simulation
•Vox Continental and Farfisa models
•2 Digital Pipe Organ models
•9 digitally controlled Drawbars
•Physical Drawbars (Compact model only)
•Drawbar Live mode (Compact model only)
•Percussion controls
•Vibrato / Chorus control
•Two Drawbar Presets per Slot
2-Part Multitimbral (2 manuals)
•Effect 1: Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Auto Pan, WahWah, AutoWah 1, Autowah 2
•Effect 2: Flanger, Vibe, 2 Phasers, 2 Choruses
•Delay with Tempo, Feedback and Mix (Dry/Wet)
controls, Ping Pong (stereo taps), Tap-Tempo,
Feedback Filter (HP/LP/BP) and panel selectable
Analog mode.
•3 types of Speaker simulations, JC, Twin and Small
•Filter Mode (HP24/LP24) with Cut-off, Resonance
and Mix controls
•Tube amp simulation with adjustable overdrive
•3-band Equalizer with sweepable mid. EQ ranges:
100 Hz, 200 Hz - 8 kHz and 4 kHz
•Rotary Speaker: selectable speed (Stop, Slow and
Fast) and separate overdrive
•Extended Morphable Parameters - (Filter Resonance, Reverb Dry/Wet, Delay Feedback, Amp Drive)
•Effect rates/tempo can be synchronized to the
Master Clock
•Compressor with Fast Mode
•Reverb - 6 algorithms with Bright Mode
•4 Assignable Audio Outputs - ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks,
unbalanced
•Stereo Headphone output - ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
•1 Monitor input - 1/8”, 3,5 mm stereo jack
•Sustain Pedal - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary
pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4,
FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
•Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold
separately)
•Rotor Pedal - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary
pedal or a switch type pedal
•Organ Swell Pedal - ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack.
Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha
FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
•Control Pedal - ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use
a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7,
Roland EV-5 etc.
•Program Change Pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack.
Use a momentary two-button pedal like e.g. Boss
FS-6, Boss FS-7 etc.
•MIDI In - 5 pin DIN connectors
•MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
•USB - type B connector for USB MIDI, Software
Update and Sound Transfer
•Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
PIANO SECTION
Music Stand EX
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
KEYBOARD STAND EX
MUSIC STAND EX
The Nord Stage 3 88/HP76 can be fitted with legs
reminiscent of a classic electric piano. They are very
easy to assemble and disassemble for transport. The
stand has two selectable heights.
An easily attachable music stand is also available for
the 88/HP76 models.
WOOD KEYBOARD STAND
Elegant matte laquered Keyboard Stand in a partially
solid wood construction for excellent stability. Bottom
metal plate accomodates the Nord Triple Pedal. Fixed
at standard Grand Piano height.
SOFT CASE
A semi-hard, padded, custom sized soft case is available for safe and comfortable transportation.
The soft case for the Stage 3 88/HP76
models also features wheels.
SUSTAIN PEDAL
Sustain pedal. Included with Stage 3 88/HP76.
NORD TRIPLE PEDAL
Wood Keyboard Stand
The Nord Triple Pedal features a unique dynamic Sustain pedal enabling the Pedal Noise-feature, a sostenuto
pedal for sustaining selected notes and a Soft Pedal.
Keyboard Stand EX
•Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with Sample Playback
•Dedicated OLED Display for Oscillator section
•480 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library
•All samples can be replaced using Nord Sound
Manager (Mac/Win)
•34 Voice polyphony
•Oscillator Types: Classic, Wavetable (Wave), Formant, Super Wave (S-Wave) and Sample
•Oscillator Configurations: Pitch, Detune*, Shape*,
Sync*, Sine, Triangle, Square, Saw, Bell and Noise
Mix, FM* and Ring Mod
*=Not available for Sample/Superwave
•Classic Transistor Ladder Filter (LP M), 12 & 24 dB
Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and combined
Low Pass/Band Pass (LP+BP) filter
•Filter Drive: Off, 1, 2 and 3
•Filter Tracking: Off, 1/3, 2/3 and Full
•3 Unison modes
•Amplitude envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain) with
Velocity control
•Modulation envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain) with
Velocity control
•LFO with 5 waveforms/modes: Square, Triangle,
Ramp Dn, Ramp Up and Sample & Hold
•400 (8x50) Synth Preset locations with Synth Preset
categories
•Arpeggiator (Up, Down, Up-Down and Random).
Range: 1, 2, 3 or 4 octaves.
•LFO and Arpeggiator synchronizable to Master
Clock
•2-Part Multitimbral
KEYBOARD
•Nord Stage 3 88: 88-key Velocity sensitive Hammer
Action keyboard. Range: A-C,
•​Nord Stage 3 HP76: 76-key Velocity sensitive
Hammer Action Portable keyboard. Range: E-G
•Nord Stage 3 Compact: 73-key Velocity sensitive
Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard. Range: E-E
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
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•
•
•
•
•
User Manual
Dust cover (88 and HP76 only)
Sustain pedal (88 and HP76 only)
Power cord
Nord Sample and Piano DVDs
USB cord
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Stage 3 88: 1287 x 118 x 334 mm
•(50.7 x 4.7 x 13”)
•Nord Stage 3 HP76: 1122 x 127 x 347 mm
(44 x 5 x 13,6”)
•Nord Stage 3 Compact: 1070 x 104 x 302 mm
(42 x 4 x 12")
WEIGHT
DUST COVER
•Nord Stage 3 88: 19 kg (41.8 lbs)
•Nord Stage 3 HP76: 12,5 kg (27,5 lbs)
•Nord Stage 3 Compact: 10 kg (22 lbs)
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching
Dust Cover. Included with Stage 3 88/HP76.
Half Moon Switch
(Compact)
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Nord
Triple Pedal
•2 GB memory for Piano sounds
•All sounds can be replaced using Nord Sound
Manager (Mac/Win)
•120 Voice Polyphony
•Categories: Grand, Upright, Electric, Digital, Layer
and Clav/Harpsichord
•4 Selectable Velocity Curves
•Dedicated Piano filters
•Clavinet EQ controls
•String Resonance (Generation 2) on acoustic Grand
Pianos and Uprights
•Selectable Soft Piano Release
•Pedal Noise when used with Nord Triple Pedal (optional accessory) on selected acoustic and electric
pianos
•Layer (Slot) Detune functionality
•2-Part Multitimbral
SYNTH SECTION
STAGE PIANOS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Sustain Pedal
Dust Cover
Soft Case 76/88
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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NORD PIANO 3
STAGE PIANOS
TAKING PIANO REALISM
TO A NEW LEVEL
The new Nord Piano 3 features our Virtual Hammer Action Technology that simulates the movement of the hammers in a Grand
Winner of
Best Stage Keyboard
at MIPA Award 2016 & 2017
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
Piano, capturing its characteristics with exceptional dynamics and
breathtaking level of authenticity.
00:00:19
Listen
demos
Listen
to to
thesound
Nord Piano
at of the Nord Piano 3:
www.nordkeyboards.com
nordkeyboards.com/piano3
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STAGE PIANOS
HIGHLIGHTS
THE NORD PIANO 3 EXPERIENCE
• Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology for
greatly improved key response
• 88-note Triple Sensor keybed with improved
grand weighted action
• 2-part multitimbral (Piano/Sample)
• Layer/Split functionality
• Nord Piano Library support
• Nord Sample Library support
• Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
• Pedal Noise
• Long Release
• Effects section
• USB MIDI
By adding a third sensor to the keybed, key
movements can be determined with stunvirtual
ning precision. The result is a keyboard
hammer
action
action that handles dynamic playing with
technology
amazing control, at any velocity level. The
Nord exclusive Virtual Hammer Action
Technology simulates the hammer movements in a Grand
Piano, delivering outstanding
authenticity and dynamic response.
REPETITIONS
The Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology enables you
to produce a new note without lifting the key completely, allowing for smoother repetitions as the tone is not completely
dampened between the strokes. Just like the fluent transitions of an acoustic grand piano action.
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EXTENDED TRIGGERING RANGE
The new keyboard technology makes both top and bottom
triggering possible, resulting in amazing control when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with the keys pressed
down almost all the way.
GRAND WEIGHTED ACTION
The keybed has added weight for improved dynamic control
providing authentic Piano touch and feel. Each keybed in every Nord Piano 3 is calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure
an even response by every individual key.
PIANO SECTION
SAMPLE SYNTH
EFFECT SECTION
The Nord Piano 3 features 1 GB of memory dedicated to
the exclusive sounds from the Nord Piano Library, doubled
capacity from the Nord Piano 2, filled with uniquely sampled acoustic and electric instruments, with lots of velocity
levels and dynamic control - all of them carefully selected
for their specific and individual character.
The Sample Synth section in the Nord Piano 3 supports
the Nord Sample Library 2.0 - our essential selection of
high quality sampled sounds from a wide range of genres
including the exclusively licensed sounds of the Mellotron
and Chamberlin.
The Nord Piano 3 Effect section features great, tweakable
effects for instantly adding some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to your sound. All effects are in Stereo.
Our stunning Factory Bank features 7 Grand Pianos, 5
Upright Pianos, 11 Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords. Replacing the sounds in your Nord Piano 3 is
simply a matter of dragging and dropping files in the Nord
Sound Manager for Mac and Windows, included with every
instrument.
See nordkeyboards.com/nordpianolibrary for a guided
video tour on how to transfer sounds!
The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is constantly updated and
new additions can be downloaded for free!
Visit nordkeyboards.com/nordsamplelibrary to learn more
and to listen to the sounds available!
Effect 1 - Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All
effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Effect 2 - Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, a new Vibe effect and
two selectable depths for each effect.
Delay - Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button
Three band EQ, with sweepable mid
Compressor/Amp - Twin, JC, Small, Compressor and a
new Tube Overdrive effect.
Each of the effects sections can be assigned to either the
Piano or Sample Synth section.
Master Effects
Reverb with six modes - Room, Stage, Hall each with a
Bright option.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
SOFT CASE
Keep your Nord instrument in perfect shape with
the ultimate soft case, featuring a plush interior,
thick padding, and the distinctive Nord red color.
The large-sized pocket can hold all your cables
and accessories, including the Keyboard Stand
EX and Music Stand.
The Soft Case 88 features mid-level carrying
handles and wheels.
Soft Case Piano 88
GLOBAL
EFFECTS SECTION
•OLED Display
•4 banks with 50 programs - 200 locations
•Organize functionality for programs
•Live Mode - 5 Live programs
•Global Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
•Program Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
•Fine-tune: +/- 50 Cents
•Kbd Touch: 4 velocity response curves
•Triple Sensor keybed with Virtual Hammer Action Technology
•Split functionality with selectable split point and LED indication
•Layer functionality
•Mono Output option
•Dynamic Sustain Pedal action with the included Nord Triple Pedal
•USB-MIDI
•Free OS updates
Effect 1
•Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
•Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled
with the Effect 1 Rate knob
•Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control
Pedal
Effect 2
•Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
•Two selectable depths for each effect
•Amp Simulations, Comp and EQ
•Comp/Amp - three amp/speaker simulations, Tube Overdrive
•Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
•Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
Master Effects
•Dedicated Reverb with Room, Stage and Hall algorithms, each
with an additional Bright mode
•Dedicated Delay Effect - Rate, Amount and Tap-tempo function
Wood Keyboard Stand
PIANO SECTION
WOOD KEYBOARD STAND
•6 types - Grand, Upright, Electric Piano 1, Electric Piano 2, Clavinet and Harpsichord.
•Each category can contain up to 9 different models.
•Organize functionality for piano sounds
•40/60 Voices Polyphony (stereo/mono pianos)
•Advanced String Resonance (Generation 2) - adjustable amount
•Selectable Soft Release for Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos and
Harpsichord
•Selectable Pedal Noise for Grand, Upright and Electric Pianos
1 - adjustable amount
•Octave Transpose: -1/+1
Elegant matte laquered Keyboard Stand in a partially solid wood construction
for excellent stability. Bottom metal plate accomodates the Nord Triple Pedal.
Fixed at standard Grand Piano height.
Dust Cover
DUST COVER
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.
SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION
Music Stand EX
MUSIC STAND EX
The strong, metal Music Stand EX attaches to mounts included on the back
of your instrument, and can accommodate four sheets of music. The stand is
easily mounted without the use of any tools, and can be fitted in the soft case
for transport. Dimensions: 70 x 25 cm (27.6 x 9.8").
•15 Voices Polyphony
•Organize functionality for samples
•Amp envelope with Attack and Decay/Release
•Selectable velocity sensitive low pass filter and dynamic range
•Octave Transpose: -1/+3
•Sustenuto pedal can be set as sustain or latch pedal for the
Sample Synth section.
•Volume controllable with Volume Pedal (not included)
MEMORY
•Approx. 1 GB dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
•Approx. 256 MB dedicated to the Nord Sample Library 2.0
Keyboard Stand EX
The crystal clear OLED display provides an excellent overview when
selecting or editing Sounds, Effects and Programs on stage.
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KEYBOARD STAND EX
The Nord Piano 3 can be fitted with legs reminiscent of a classic electric piano.
They are very easy to assemble and disassemble for transport. The stand has
two selectable heights.
FREE UPGRADES
OS upgrades, pianos and samples
can be downloaded free of charge
from www.nordkeyboards.com
STAGE PIANOS
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
CONNECTIONS
•2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
•1 Monitor input - 1/8”, 3,5 mm stereo jack
•1 Headphone output - ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
•1 Piano pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord
Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6,
Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc
•1 Volume Pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack.
Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland
EV-5 etc.
•MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
•USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB-MIDI
•IEC C14 power connector
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Piano 3: 1287 mm (50.7”), 121 mm (4.8”), 340 mm (13.4”)
•Pedal: 264 mm (10.4”), 224 mm (8.8”), 70 mm (2.8”)
WEIGHT
•Nord Piano 3: 18,2 kg (40.3 lbs)
•Pedal: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•Nord Triple Pedal
•User Manual
•Power cord
•Nord Piano Library v5 DVD-ROM
•Nord Sample Library 2.0 DVD-ROM
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NORD ELECTRO 5
STAGE PIANOS
REDEFINED CLASSIC
With greatly expanded memory, the added ability to split
and layer and a live focused program section, the new
Nord Electro 5 is a highly refined, focused yet flexible
stage keyboard.
Winner of
Best Stage Keyboard
at MIPA Award 2015
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
00:00:19
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demos
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AUTHENTIC SOUNDS
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NORD PIANO LIBRARY
NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY
The new Electro 5 series all feature 1GB
of Piano Sample memory, allowing you to
bring even more of our unique sampled
acoustic and electric pianos on stage.
The subtle but effective Sympathetic
String Resonance technology derived from the Nord Piano
is now implemented in the Electro 5 delivering an unprecedented degree of realism to your performance when using
our Grand or Upright pianos.
The Electro 5 features a dedicated Sample
Synth section with expanded memory for
the Nord Sample Library (256 MB) and additional controls for attack, decay/release
and dynamics (filter/velocity). The Nord
Sample Library features a broad selection of free sounds
from acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin.
Split and Layer
Big OLED Display
1 GB for Piano Library
256 MB for Sample Library
Dedicated Sample Synth section
Nord C2D Organ Engine
Improved Click Modeling
Rotary Speaker Simulation
Long Release
Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
Upper Split MIDI Split for
external MIDI keyboard
• Effects section
• USB MIDI
• Three models SW73, SW61 and HP
The piano section of the Electro 5 contains acoustic
and electric pianos from the ever-expanding, and freely
downloadable Nord Piano Library. Expertly sampled and
brimming with unique character, the Grand and Upright
Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and
Harpsichord, provide a stunning sound palette.
The entire Nord Piano Library is included on DVDs and
new additions can be downloaded free on the Nord Piano
Library page. Replacing the sounds is simply a matter of
dragging and dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for
Mac and Windows.
The entire Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library
is included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free from nordkeyboards.com.
The Long Release feature is suitable for legato playing
styles and the Advanced String Resonance feature on
Grand and Upright Pianos can be turned off when desired.
4 Dynamic Response Curves are available for customizing
the keyboard response to your playing style, including a
new softer curve.
Read more about the Nord Piano Library in the Sound Libraries section.
The Nord Electro 5 has 256 MB of memory dedicated to
the Nord Sample Library. Our efficient, lossless compression algorithm makes it possible for us to fit samples up to
three times the size compared to standard linear sample
players.
NORD SAMPLE EDITOR
The included Nord Sample Editor makes it possible to add
any sound you want to your Electro 5. The Sample Editor
can use audio files in the .wav format and has great tools to
assist you in getting the results you want. Mapping several
samples across the keyboard or creating seamless loops
has never been easier.
Read more about the Nord Sample Library in the Sound Libraries section.
STAGE PIANOS
HIGHLIGHTS
The Nord Electro 5D 61 and 73 feature physical drawbars, while the Nord Electro 5 HP features our Digital LED drawbars.
ORGAN SECTION
TONE WHEEL ORGAN
The Electro 5 Organ section features a
new additional Principal Pipe Organ mode
as well as the Tone Wheel simulation and
the highly acclaimed Rotary Speaker
simulation of a vintage 122 unit from the
award winning Nord C2D Combo Organ.
The C2D B3 Tone Wheel engine is the result of over a
decade of perfecting our tone wheel simulations, a journey
that started with the original Nord Electro and followed by
the award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs.
Not only have we analyzed the signals from each of the 91
spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments we have also paid years of attention to each and every one
of the intricate details that make up the characteristics of
the actual sound in a vintage organ.
A new B3 Tone Wheel Bass feature gives you the classic
16’ and 8’ bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be
used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and
meaty bottom.
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Both the Electro 5D 61/5D 73 feature physical Drawbars
and can accommodate the Nord Half-Moon switch with
stop/slow/fast modes (optional accessory).
VOX AND FARFISA
The Farfisa* and Vox* models are just as impressive as
the B3, simulating the behavior and unique response of
the original instruments. The Farfisa Compact Deluxe,
considered by many to be the mother of transistor organs,
involves routing matrixes and complex filter combinations
that offer a tailored sound with massive energy and highend.
The Vox* Continental’s brute design brings you a more
hollow tone, but with a very intense character. Both these
transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of the Amp simulations,
add some distortion, adjust the EQ and they will definitely
get you through any organ gig with flying colors.
The Nord Electro 5 series includes the same
Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122 unit
as the Nord C2D.
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SPLIT AND LAYERS
The Nord Electro 5 has two sound slots that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard (Organ/Piano,
Piano/Sample Synth or Sample Synth/Organ). Each of the
sound slots can have specific effects, Control Pedal and/or
Sustain Pedal assigned to them – for example chorus and
Sustain Pedal on the Piano and some Delay and a Control
Pedal on the Sample Synth. The split function includes 6
split points, indicated with LED lights.
Each of the effects sections can be assigned freely to either
Upper or Lower parts. An Upper Split MIDI feature allows
you to play the Upper Part section from an external MIDI
keyboard.
HAMMER ACTION PORTABLE (HP)
The Nord Electro 5 HP features an amazingly portable weighted hammer
action piano keybed. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but
also works great for organ playing.
SET LIST FEATURE
The Electro 5 features a new Set List mode that lets you
easily organize a group of Programs for each specific song
in the list. Each song can consist of up to 4 different Programs, freely assignable from your existing Programs. You
can create unique Set Lists for different bands or situations
and the names and order can be easily customized on the
fly without connecting it to a computer.
The super clear new OLED display offers excellent overview when selecting sounds and editing programs.
ORGANIZE FUNCTION
A new Organize function allows you to effortlessly rearrange the order of Programs and Samples without affecting your Programs or any Setlists that use them. A smart
placeholder feature lets you create customized dividers in
the Program and Sample lists, perfect for grouping different
types of sounds according to your own taste.
STAGE PIANOS
KEYBEDS
PERFORMANCE
Key range E-E.
EFFECTS
The Nord Electro 5 Effects section features great, tweakable
effects for instantly adding some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to your sound, and all effects are now in Stereo.
The Amp/Speaker simulation now features the same Vintage
122 Rotary Speaker simulations as found in our flagship
organ, Nord C2D. Also, there’s a flexible Stereo Delay effect
with Tap-Tempo and Ping-Pong mode.
EFFECT 1
Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can
be controlled with a Control Pedal.
EFFECT 2
DELAY
Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button and Ping-Pong
mode.
EQUALIZER
Three band EQ, with sweepable mid.
AMP/COMPRESSOR
Twin, JC, Small, Rotary, Compressor and a new Tube Overdrive effect.
MASTER EFFECTS
Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall,
Hall Soft
SEMI WEIGHTED WATERFALL (SW)
The Nord Electro 5D 61 and Nord Electro 5D 73 features semi weighted
organ type keys with a rounded “waterfall” tip, brilliant for rapid organ
shredding and synthesizer licks, but also plays nice with piano sounds.
Key range C-C on Electro 5D 61 and E-E on Electro 5D 73.
Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, a new Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (ALL MODELS)
SOFT CASE
PERFORMANCE FEATURES
Keep your Nord instrument in perfect shape with the ultimate soft case, featuring a
plush interior, thick padding, and the distinctive Nord red color.
The mid-sized pocket on the lid will hold all your cables and accessories. Carrying
handles, shoulder strap, and two backpack straps allows you to carry your instrument
any way you want. The soft case for the Nord Electro 5 HP also features wheels.
DUST COVER
Soft Case
(5D 61/73)
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.
Soft Case (5 HP)
Keyboard Stand EX / Music Stand EX (5 HP)
KEYBOARD STAND EX
Nord Electro 5 HP only.
SUSTAIN PEDAL
Half Moon Switch
(5D 61/73)
Dust Cover
Sustain pedal.
Sustain Pedal
COMPARISON CHART
PERFORMANCE
Keyboard
61-key (C-C) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall
keyboard
73-key (E-E) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall
keyboard
73-key (E-E) Hammer Action Portable Fully Weighted keyboard
Drawbars
Physical Drawbars
Physical Drawbars
Digital LED Drawbars
DIMENSIONS
900 x 97 x 296 mm (35.4 x 3.8 x 11.7”)
1066 x 97 x 296 mm (42” x 3.8” x 11.7”)
1074 x 121 x 344 mm (42.3.4 x 4.8 x 13.5”)
WEIGHT
8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)
9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)
•Use 2 sound engines in parallel, set up as a layer or a split.
•6 Keyboard Split points (C3-F5)
•Set List mode lets you easily organize a group of Programs for each
specific song in the list. Each song can consist of up to 4 different Programs, freely assignable from your existing Programs.
•3 Live Slots
•MIDI Upper Split enables control of the entire range of a sound engine
selected for Part Upper from an external MIDI keyboard, while utilizing
the keyboard of the Nord Electro 5 for the selected sound of Part
Lower.
•MIDI features for individual control of Part Lower and Part Upper, and
for controlling external sound modules from the upper part of a split.
ORGAN SECTION
•Nord C2D Tone wheel engine
•4 distinct organ models: B3, Principal Pipe, Vox Continental, and
Farfisa with full polyphony.
•B3+Bass mode provides the traditional B3 Pedal tone wheels.
•9 physical drawbars (Nord Electro 5D 61 / 5D 73).
•9 digitally controlled drawbars (Nord Electro 5 HP)
•Two complete organ registrations for every program
•Percussion with 2nd, 3rd, normal/soft, fast/slow for the B3 model.
•User adjustable percussion levels, percussion decays and keyclick
level.
•Vibrato / Chorus Control with separate functionality for each model
(the classic C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the
Farfisa).
•4 Tonewheel modes: select the level of “vintage” you wish to have in
your B3 sound.
•Mount for Half-Moon switch (5D 61/73 only)
PIANO SECTION
•All of the sounds in the Piano and Sample section can be replaced
using the Nord Sound Manager (Win/Mac).
•6 selectable types of pianos - Grand, Upright, EP1, EP2, Clav and
Harpsichord. Each type can contain several different models.
•1 GB allocated to the Piano Library
•Stereo pianos can be played back in mono.
•String Resonance (Gen 2)
•Long Release
•4 Dynamic Curves
•40-60 Voices polyphony.
SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION
•256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
•All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
•The Sample Synth section comes shipped with a selection of
100+ samples from the Nord Sample Library
•Attack and Decay/Release control
•Dynamics control (Filter/Velocity)
•15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds.
EFFECTS SECTION
•Effect 1 – Tremolo 1, Tremolo 2, Pan 1, Pan 2, Wah, and Ring Modulator. All controllable using a Control Pedal.
•Rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob.
•Effect 2 – Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
effect.
•Deep mode, for more pronounced impact. Rate controlled with the
Effect 2 Rate knob.
•Spkr/Comp - three amp/speaker simulations, compressor and rotary
speaker.
•Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob.
•Rotary speed controls - Slow, Fast and Stopped.
•User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration
rates.
•Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker
simulation.
•Dedicated Delay Effect with 4 feedback modes, stereo Ping-Pong
option, Tap-tempo and Dry/Wet control.
•Dedicated global Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft,
Stage, Hall, Hall Soft - and Dry/Wet control.
•Three band EQ with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation.
GLOBAL FEATURES
•400 (8x50) Program positions.
•Output Routing option for sending Part Lower to left output and Part
Upper to right Output.
•Nord Electro 5D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi
Weighted Waterfall keyboard
•Nord Electro 5D 73: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Semi
Weighted Waterfall keyboard
•Nord Electro 5 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer
Action Portable keyboard
STAGE PIANOS
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
CONNECTIONS
•2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
•1 Monitor input - 1/8”, 3,5 mm stereo jack
•1 Headphone output - ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
•1 Control pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7,
Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
•1 Sustain pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like
e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
•1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input - ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a
momentary pedal or a switch
For additional specifications, see the Nord Electro 5 specification page.
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NORD LEAD A1
SYNTHESIZERS
THE NEED FOR SPEED
This is the new Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer – a stunning
sounding synthesizer with a simplified yet hugely powerful front panel interface.
Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all
musical genres. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1
TEC Award 2015
“Best Musical Instrument Hardware”
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would
otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results.
00:00:19
Listen
demos
Listen
to to
thesound
Nord Piano
at of the Nord Lead A1:
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SYNTHESIZERS
HIGHLIGHTS
OSCILLATORS
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8 Oscillator Configurations
Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise,
Sub Mix, FM
Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
MODULATION
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LFO with 5 waveforms
Mod Envelope
FILTER
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12, 24 dB low-pass filters
High-pass and Band-pass filters
Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations
of Mini and TB-303
EFFECTS
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Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger,
Ring Modulator, Drive
OSCILLATOR SECTION
PERFORMANCE
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4-part multi-timbral
Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO
and Delay
Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
USB MIDI
SPECIAL FEATURES
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Like Button
Mutator
Extra Fat Unison mode
OUR BEST-EVER
ANALOG MODELING…
At the heart of the Lead A1 is our new analog modeling
engine. Taking our virtual analog synthesis to the next level,
this modeling recreates a total analog signal path with
uncanny realism, and is capable of immense sonic variety.
With 26-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synthesizer
parts, the Lead A1 is a true synthesizer powerhouse that
goes far beyond the current trend for limited capability
analog reissues.
…COMBINED WITH
OUR MOST INTUITIVE
INTERFACE
Fundamental to the design of the Lead A1 is a brand new
simple yet sophisticated front panel interface. The design
is in fact the result of requests from professional players –
even the most experienced programmers - who need to
create the perfect sound as quickly as possible for today’s
live or studio time demands. The Lead A1 allows easy
patch creation and experimentation thanks to a new and
unique oscillator section, pre-programmed modulation
matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes. Dive in and create
incredible patches far quicker than would normally be possible with a synthesizer of such power.
The Lead A1’s new Oscillator section generates 47 different
waveforms from classic analog to digital harmonic and inharmonic
waves, whilst unique Oscillator Configuration Shortcuts make
programming more immediate than ever. Start with a single Oscillator waveform select an Oscillator Configuration Shortcut - Pitch,
Detune, Shape, Sync, Sub Mix, FM, AM or Noise - and use the
Adjust knob to adjust the settings of the configuration.
The end result is high speed programming without the need for the
usual complexity of routing and patching, and with the opportunity
for ready experimentation. A fast track to stunning sound design for
both advanced and less experienced programmers.
OSCILLATOR CONFIGURATIONS
PITCH Adjusts the pitch of the original oscillator.
SYNC
Emulates Hard sync by adding an additional oscillator that is the sync reference.
DETUNE
Adds a second oscillator, with control over its pitch.
FM
SUB MIX
Adds a second oscillator, with a choice of waveform shapes and pitches.
Oscillator 1 will be modulated by a sine wave from oscillator 2 at high frequencies.
There are several different pitch offsets for oscillator 2 (-12 to +48 semitones).
SHAPE
The shaping of the Panel Analog, Extended Analog and Fixed Pulse
waveforms uses a traditional waveshaping method, the other waveforms
are changed with a spectral shaping process.
AM
Uses a second oscillator to create Amplitude Modulation.
NOISE
Adds a Noise element to the original oscillator, Osc Control sets the mix.
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SYNTHESIZERS
FILTER SECTION
EFFECT SECTION
The Lead A1’s filter section features classic 12 and 24 dB
Low Pass, a High Pass and a Band Pass filter, together
with stunning emulations of the diode and ladder filters
from the legendary Mini and the TB-303 synthesizers as
used in the Lead 4. The Lead A1’s modeling of these filters
capture the true character and response of the originals,
allowing supremely flexible and precise sound design. The
filters are super-smooth with a warm analog character.
The Lead A1’s effects section features two stunning brand
new analog models of an Ensemble and Chorus, modeled
on specific vintage synths and adding classic warmth and
analog feel. Alongside these, choose from great-sounding
Ring Modulation, Phaser, Flanger, or Drive per slot, and in
addition a separate Delay and Reverb for each slot.
LFO & MODULATION
SECTION
The Lead A1 features an LFO with a choice of waveforms
and a three-stage ADR/ASR Modulation Envelope. The LFO
rate can be sync’d to the Lead A1’s master clock. The Mod
Envelope has its own velocity setting and also includes an
Invert function. Thanks to the intuitive design of the front
panel it is very easy to see what modulations have been
applied and to design incredible sounding patches.
SPECIAL FEATURES
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LIKE BUTTON
MUTATOR FUNCTION
Unique to the Nord Lead A1 is the new
‘Like’ function, a simple and brilliant practical feature to use during patch creation.
When programming a patch it’s often
not clear if it’s yet perfect. Now with the
Lead A1 you can simply ‘Like’ what you’ve done into a
temporary location and continue editing. You can Like up
to 50 variations, with the ability to scroll between them to
compare your favourites or go back to a specific Liked
version to edit in a different way. When you’re ready, save
your favourite patch or patches to the Lead A1’s memory.
A popular feature of the Lead 4, the Mutator function
allows variations of a patch to be created by adjusting
one, some, or all elements of a patch by set percentages.
There’s also a wild Randomize mode to create an entirely
new patch with all parameters randomized.
FAT UNISON MODE
A newly designed “Fat-As-Fat-Can-Be” Unison Mode let’s
the Lead A1 challenge any vintage analog instrument.
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SOFT CASE
Keep your Nord instrument in perfect shape with the
ultimate soft case, featuring a plush interior, thick
padding, and the distinctive Nord red color. The
mid-sized pocket will hold all your cables and accessories. Carrying handles, shoulder strap, and two
backpack straps lets you carry your instrument any
way you want.
SUSTAIN PEDAL
Sustain pedal.
DUST COVER
ARPEGGIATOR
MOD WHEEL AND VELOCITY MORPH
The Lead A1 features four separate Arpeggiators with Up/
Down and Random modes and a 4-octave range. Any or all
can be sync’d to the Lead A1’s master clock.
A classic Nord feature, the Morph function via Mod Wheel,
Velocity or pedal, allows you to control multiple parameters
of the Lead A1 simultaneously. Morph is exceptionally easy
to set-up and use - just hold the Morph button and adjust
any desired knob.
MASTER CLOCK
The Master Clock function of the Lead A1 allows the LFO,
Arpeggiator and Delay to be synchronized, either internally
or slaved to external MIDI clock. A Tap Tempo button allows
you to easily tap to the tempo of a drummer or to playback
tracks.
SPLITS AND LAYERS
Having four identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once
opens breathtaking layering possibilities. The Split-mode
gives you two 2 slots on each side of the split. A flexible Hold
functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in
the background while playing something else on top.
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Cover and protect your Nord unit
with the matching Dust Cover.
New in the Lead A1 is the Multi-Focus Mode that allows
editing and control of all four slots simultaneously. Save this
mode as part of a Performance and you have live realtime
control over all four slots of the Lead A1.
The Lead A1 features the convenience of MIDI over USB for
use with a sequencer or with the included Sound Manager
software. All of the Lead A1’s knobs transmit MIDI Control
data.
AUDIO OUT
•LFO generates a triangle, square, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth or
sample and hold waveforms. LFO can be routed to Filter Frequency
and Osc mod. The LFO rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•LFO can be switched to polyphonic Env mode with four different
characteristics and sample and hold is manually triggered by keyboard
(polyphonic S/H).
•Arpeggiator: Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down and
random. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, inverse envelope on/off.
•4 outputs. Each slot can be assigned to its own output.
•Headphones output.
•High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs.
OSCILLATOR SECTION
Sustain Pedal
Soft Case
•Oscillator models of multiple waveforms (traditional analog, extended
analog, pulse waveforms, real-time algorithmical waveforms with additive-, FM- and formant- synthesis)
•OSC config knob 11 categories (Pitch, Shape, Osc Sync, Noise Mix,
Osc 2 Detune, Sine Mix, Tri Mix, Saw Mix, Square Mix, Freq Modulation, Amp Modulation)
FILTER SECTION
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The Lead A1 includes the Nord Sound Manager software for
OS X and Windows. Sound Manager is a dedicated librarian
app which allows easy reorganizing, back-up an transfer of
programs.
MIDI CONTROL
MODULATION SECTION
•26 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
•3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
•49-key velocity sensitive keyboard with octave shift buttons, +/-2
octaves.
•Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
•Modulation Wheel
•Pitch Stick with no dead zone at zero crossing (keyboard version only).
•Programmable Pitch bend range, up to +/- 4 octaves
•Separate up/down bend range: -12 or -24 semitones, + 2 semitones
•1 pedal input for sustain.
•1 pedal input for expression pedal.
•3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program
and performance editing.
SOUND MANAGER
MULTI FOCUS MODE
GENERAL FEATURES
USER INTERFACE
FOUR OUTPUTS
The Lead A1 features four independent audio outputs
with the ability to route each slot to a different output. Plus
control of Pan via the front panel knob is a welcome new
addition in the Lead A1.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
•Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24 dB (4-pole) lowpass
and band pass, high pass, Ladder M and Ladder TB characteristics.
•Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled
by velocity.
•ADR/ASR envelope.
•Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or full.
•Adjustable Filter Distortion.
AMPLIFIER SECTION
•ADR/ASR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
•Individual Pan-control per program
PERFORMANCE SECTION
•Voice modes: Poly, Legato and Mono with portamento, True Unison
1, 2 & 3.
•Four program slots for layering possibilities and multitimbrality.
EFFECTS
•FX section with Flanger, Phaser, Ring Modulation, Chorus, Ensemble
and Drive.
•Delay section with tap tempo, four stages of feedback, stereo pingpong, dry/wet mix. The Delay speed can be synchronized to the
Master Clock.
•Reverb section with five algorithms (Room, Stage 1, Stage 2, Hall 1,
Hall 2).
SYNTHESIZERS
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
MIDI FEATURES
•All control knobs and switches send control change messages.
•System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all programs.
•Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
•Soft Thru
CONNECTION
•4 Line Level Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
•Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
•Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g.,
Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
•Control Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Yamaha FC-7,
Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg XVP10.
•USB connector with MIDI capabilities
•MIDI In & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•User Manual
•Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Lead A1: 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2")
MEMORY
WEIGHT
•Programs (single sounds): 8 x 50 (400) locations
•Performances (multi sounds): 4 x 50 (200) locations
•Nord Lead A1: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
The control pedal support has been extended and now
includes Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg
EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
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NORD LEAD 4
SYNTHESIZERS
A GROUNDBREAKING CLASSIC,
REBORN.
When the first Nord Lead was released in 1995 it started the Virtual
Analog revolution, offering a very distinctive sound combined with the
tweakability otherwise reserved for vintage analog synthesizers.
The new Nord Lead 4 takes what made the Nord Lead a success and
adds a whole bunch of innovative new features justifying the name performance synthesizer.
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SYNTHESIZERS
HIGHLIGHTS
•
2-Oscillator Subtractive synthesis, with
powerful Frequency Modulation, Hard and
Soft Sync and True Unison
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Wavetable synthesis, including unique
Formant Wavetables
•
12/24 dB Low-pass, High-pass, Band-pass
filter section plus stunning simulations of
classic 18 dB and 24 dB transistor ladder
filters
•
2 LFO sections and Mod Env section with
flexible routing possibilities
•
LFO, Arpeggiator and Delay can be synchronized to the Master Clock (or external
MIDI-Clock)
•
LFO and Arpeggiator Patterns
•
Morph and Impulse Morph performance
controls
•
Crush, Talk and Distortion, Reverb, Delay
•
4 slots = 4-part multi-timbral, 4 separate
outs
OSCILLATOR SECTION
•
2x oversampled sound engine
•
USB MIDI
The Nord Lead 4 is a subtractive synthesizer with 2 oscillators per voice. All the classic waveforms are present,
Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle, Pulse and PWM.
Combining an advanced Virtual Analog synthesizer engine with 4 slots,
the innovative Impulse Morphs & Morph performance controls and
Master Clock sync, the Nord Lead 4 is a synthesizer dream come true.
The Nord Lead 4 also features Frequency (FM) controls for
adding spectral complexity and occasionally, nastiness.
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MODULATION
FILTER
MUTATOR
HARD & SOFT SYNC
LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATION
Hard Sync generates an irregularly shaped waveform resulting in a harsh, dirty effect rich with harmonics, first made
famous by the Prophet 5. Soft Sync is a bit smoother, but
by no means subtle.
Nord Lead 4 features two very flexible LFO-sections per
slot. A wide selection of LFO-shapes is available from sines
and pulses to ramping saws perfect for creating wobbling
basses or pulsing pads.
Each LFO can easily be synchronized to the Master Clock
and assigned a desired time division. The LFO can be retriggered manually with an Impulse Morph button or a key.
The LFO destinations include the option to modulate the
FX section.
The filter section of the Nord Lead 4 features 12/24 and 48
dB Low Pass filters plus a High Pass filter with dedicated
ADSR filter envelope and selectable filter tracking.
The Nord Lead 4 Mutator feature is an automatic program
generator with adjustable style and strength that can
either warp an existing program or create new totally
randomized programs.
TRUE UNISON
WAVETABLE SYNTHESIS
The true Voice Unison mode lets you stack up to four
voices on top of each other per note (including the complete signal path of the Nord Lead 4) for really thick, wide
leads and basses.
The Nord Lead 4’s Oscillator 1 section features a wide
selection of wavetables including a unique type called
Formant Wavetables with resonant qualities that are
independent of pitch. Frequency Modulating the Formant
Wavetables can produce some truly magic results with
distinctive acoustic qualities.
MODULATION ENVELOPE
Nord Lead 4 offers a very capable Modulation Envelope
section with an expanded choice of modulation destinations. The Modulation Envelope can also be triggered
manually with an Impulse Morph button!
LADDER FILTER EMULATION
The filter section also features two stunning emulations of
the transistor ladder filters from a certain legendary Mini
and the 303. The emulations capture the dirty, squeaky
resonance of the originals and combined with the new
unison mode you’ll have plenty of opportunities for making
fat, squelchy basses and leads.
DRIVE
A new overdrive that operates separately per voice can
distort the waveform before it passes through the effects
sections.
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IMPULSE MORPHS
PITCH STICK
The Impulse Morph buttons are extremely powerful and let
you alter your sound instantaneously – brilliant for creating
spontaneous, synchronized rhythmic and tonal mayhem.
Doubling the LFO rate, changing the oscillator from Saw
to Square, enabling Glide, cranking up the resonance
and muting the Reverb - all at once - for 2 seconds in the
middle of your lead solo is now as easy as 1-2-3. Doing
wobbly bass lines and complex choppy pads live, in perfect
sync is a breeze! Impulse Morphs is a simple, yet universal
concept that offers almost limitless flexibility.
The unique Pitch Stick can be used for bending notes as
well as creating subtle vibrato effects, much like a guitarist
or violinist as there is no dead zone in the middle position.
The bend range can range from zero to 48 notes up/down
and can be unique to each program.
Assigning a Impulse Morph is simple – just hold down an
Impulse Morph button and turn the desired knob(s) to the
new value! Nearly every parameter can be controlled with
an Impulse Morph and LED-lights indicate which parameters have been altered. By pressing different combinations
of the 3 Impulse Morph buttons up to 7 Impulse Morphs
are available.
CHORD MEMORY
The handy Chord Memory function memorizes combination of notes so you can play a fifth or a chord with one
finger, brilliant for leads and quirky themes.
ARPEGGIATOR
The Nord Lead 4 includes a classic Arpeggiator with Up/
Down and Random modes and a 4-octave range. The
Arpeggiator can be synced to the LFO and Delay using the
Master Clock. A new Poly mode pulses all the notes you’re
holding as a chord instead of cycling through the individual
notes, great for choppy chord stabs when combined with
the new Patterns and Impulse Morph buttons. The Arpeggiator can be re-triggered both by the keyboard and using
the Impulse Morph buttons, and with 4 slots you can have
4 arpeggios running at once!
SYNTHESIZERS
PERFORMANCE
PATTERNS
The new Patterns feature contains a selection of simple
rhythmic figures that can be assigned to the Arpeggiator or
control the LFO.
MASTER CLOCK
At the heart of the Nord Lead 4 is the Master Clock controlling the global tempo. The LFO, Arpeggiator and Delay can
be all be synchronized to the Master Clock. The tempo is
easily changed globally with a Tap-tempo button so you
can tap in to the beat of your drummer and play intricate
rhythmically interlocked parts in perfect sync. The Master
Clock can also be slaved to an external MIDI clock.
MORPHS
The Morph is a classic Nord feature that lets you control
any “knob-type” parameters with the modulation wheel,
control pedal or velocity. The possibilities are endless –
like changing arpeggiator range or adjusting the Sample
rate reduction with the modulation wheel.
LAYERING
Having 4 identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once
at your disposal opens breathtaking layering possibilities,
both rhythmically and sonically. The Split-mode gives you
two 2 slots on each side of the split. A flexible Hold functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in the
background while playing something else on top.
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The control pedal support has been extended and
now includes Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland
EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
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SOFT CASE
Keep your Nord instrument in perfect shape with the
ultimate soft case, featuring a plush interior, thick padding, and the distinctive Nord red color. The mid-sized
pocket will hold all your cables and accessories.
Carrying handles, shoulder strap, and two backpack
straps lets you carry your instrument any way you want.
SUSTAIN PEDAL
Sustain pedal.
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EFFECTS
Each of the 4 slots has its own dedicated effects section: FX and Delay/
Reverb.
DRIVE
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching
Dust Cover.
COMB FILTER
The Comb filter effect can create chorus-like effects when controlled from
an LFO or static spectral changes in
your sound.
An overdrive effect modelled after a
vintage tube amp is available. Make
your lead sound a little “furry” or crank
it up for a truly authentic overdrive that
distorts increasingly the more signal
The compressor effect offers Threshold
POLYPHONY
OSCILLATOR SECTION
•20 voices. 4 part multi-timbral.
•OSC 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth, fixed and
modulateable pulse waveforms and wavetables.
•OSC 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or fixed and
modulateable pulse waveforms or noise.
•OSC MOD section with Hard- and Soft sync plus
Frequency Modulation of OSC 1 from OSC 2.
SPECIAL FEATURES
•Morph: One or more continuous (knob-type) parameters can be controlled by keyboard velocity and/or
the Modulation Wheel/Control Pedal.
•Impulse Morphs: Both continuous (knob-type) and
button-type parameters can have alternate value
settings activated by Impulse Morph buttons. 7
unique Impulse Morphs possible by pressing a
combination of the 3 buttons.
•Master Clock: The LFO rates, Arpeggio rate and
Delay time can be synchronized to an internal or
external (via MIDI) clock, with selectable rhythmic
divisions.
•Mutator: Automatic program generator with adjustable style and strength.
has an optional analog mode that
behaves like an old school delay when
PERFORMANCE
CONTROLLERS
changing the delay rate on the fly...
A great sounding reverb effect is available when not using the Delay, with
dry/wet controls, 3 reverb types and
a brightness control for rolling off the
treble when desired.
adjustment and can also be modulated
to obtain side-chain effects and more.
USB-MIDI
CRUSH
The Crush, Talk, Comb filter, Com-
With USB-MIDI, 29+ rotary knobs and
pressor and Drive effects can all be
20+ buttons that all send CC-data,
The Crush effect lets you reduce the
manipulated with the Morphs and
the Nord Lead 4 can also serve as a
sound’s sample rate radically. Give your
Impulse Morph performance controls
brilliant master keyboard for controlling
bass line a subtle lo-fi touch or pulver-
as well as with the LFO or the Modula-
soft synths.
ize it into crackling, digital star dust.
tion Envelope.
TALK
REVERB & DELAY
KEYBED
The Talk effect creates a voice-like talk
The Delay effect has 3 feedback levels,
The 49 velocity sensitive synth keys
box effect, with two different simula-
a Dry/Wet control and can be synchro-
are very responsive and great for quick
tions of a vocal tract.
nized to the Master Clock. The Delay
leads, basses and percussive sounds.
you shove through it.
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COMPRESSOR
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Sustain Pedal
Soft Case
•4 octave velocity sensitive keyboard with octave
shift buttons (+/-2 octaves).
•3 momentary Impulse Morph Buttons, 7 Impulse
Morphs.
•Keyboard Split with 2 slots each for the upper
and lower sections.
•Modulation Wheel.
•Pitch Stick (with no dead zone at zero crossing).
•Flexible Pitch bend range, up to +/- 4 octaves.
•1 pedal input for sustain.
•1 pedal input for expression pedal.
USER INTERFACE
•3 digit display, 29 knobs and 20+ buttons for
program and performance editing.
FILTER SECTION
and Pulse width. The modulation amount can be set
as positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 2 rate can
be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•Modulation Envelope (Attack, Decay/Release) for
Osc Mix, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or 2 Pitch, FX section
and LFO 2 amount. The modulation amount can be
set as positive or negative/inverted. The Modulation
Envelope can be manually triggered by the Impulse
Morph buttons.
•Patterns: the cyclic waveforms of the LFOs can be
replaced by a pattern behavior. There are 128 different patterns, grouped in 6 different styles.
•Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24
dB (4-pole) and 48 dB (6 pole) low pass, band pass,
high pass, Ladder M and Ladder 303 characteristics. Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity. ADSR envelope.
Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or
full. Adjustable Filter Distortion.
PERFORMANCE SECTION
AMPLIFIER SECTION
EFFECTS
•ADSR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
•FX section with continuous Drive/Modulation
control. Crush, Drive, 2 different Talk effects,
Compressor and Comb Filter.
•Selectable Delay or Reverb. Delay times at up to
1400 ms can be manually set or synchronized to
the Master Clock. Reverb has three algorithms,
Room, Stage and Hall with adjustable brightness.
MODULATION SECTION
•LFO 1 generates a square, triangle or any of 4
different types of saw- and inverted sawtooth waveforms. LFO 1 can be routed to Filter Frequency,
Osc Mod, Osc Mix, Osc 2 Pitch, Amplitude and
FX section. The modulation amount can be set as
positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 1 rate can be
synchronized to the Master Clock.
•The LFO 1 section is used to control the rate, range
and directions for the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator:
Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down,
random, Poly. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•LFO 2 generates a square, a regular and inverted
sawtooth, LF filtered noise and random staircase
waveforms. LFO 2 can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or Osc 2 Pitch, Pan
•Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono,
True Unison 1, 2 & 3.
•Four program slots for layering possibilities.
MEMORY
•Programs (single sounds): 4 x 99 locations.
•Performances (multi sounds): 99 locations.
AUDIO OUT
•4 outputs. Each slot has its own output.
•Headphones output.
•High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs.
MIDI FEATURES
•All control knobs and switches send and receive
control change messages.
•System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all
programs.
•Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
SYNTHESIZERS
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
CONNECTIONS
•4 Line Level Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks,
unbalanced.
•Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo
jack.
•Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary
pedal, like e.g., Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4,
FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
•Control Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use
a Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg
EXP2 or Korg XVP10.
•USB connector with MIDI capabilities.
•MIDI In & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•User Manual.
•Power Cord with IEC C14 connector.
•Nord CD/DVD-ROM with Nord Sound Manager.
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Lead 4: 864 x 94 x 273 mm (34.0 x 3.7 x 10.7")
WEIGHT
•Nord Lead 4: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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NORD DRUM 3P
SYNTHESIZERS
THE SYNTHESIZER DREAM DRUM
The super compact new Nord Drum 3P combines stunning playability with
unlimited sound design possibilities from the innovative Nord Drum 2. New
features include integrated multi-pad, Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified
sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits
on the fly.
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Nord Drum 3P:
Nord Drum 3P
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Integrated super responsive multipad and kick input
•
Reverb and Delay effects
•
New “Sound Select” function for
quickly creating custom kits from
the preset sound library.
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•
Improved powerful headphone
preamp
click
delay
send fx
click
level
drive/
crush/
ringmod
noise
EQ
level/
pan
tone/
noise
balance
tone
reverb
send fx
Simplified user interface
Signal flow in the Nord Drum 3P sound engine
NEW FACTORY BANK
FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY
The new factory bank features 8 categories of great preset
sounds that can be easily assigned to any of the six pads/channels - and is a great starting point in rehearsal situations when
you need to find the right sounds in a matter of seconds. The
categories include Kicks, Snares, Toms, Claps, Cymbals and
Hi-hats Melodic, Effects, Materials, Synth
The Nord Drum 3P with integrated super responsive multipads
can also be played via MIDI in/out and features a dedicated
input for 1 kick drum pad or trigger.
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
SOUND GENERATION
SYNTHESIZERS
HIGHLIGHTS
•6-channel Percussion Modeling Syntesizer.
•Tone section - Subtractive and FM-synthesis, Resonance modeling, Ring-modulation.
•Noise section - Low Pass, High Pass and Band
Pass filter. Adjustable resonance and dynamic filter
response. Attack and Decay controls.
•Click section - Several click models with adjustable
level.
•Global Reverb and Delay Effects with adjustable
amount per channel.
•Drive/Crush distortion and EQ-effects per channel.
CONNECTIONS
•2 Audio Outputs ¼", 6,35 mm (unbalanced)
•Stereo Headphones Output - 1/8", 3,5 mm
•MIDI in & out - 5 pin DIN connectors
•1 trigger input - ¼", 6,35 mm
•DC input - 12V, 250mA
SOUND CREATION
TONE SECTION
NOISE SECTION
CLICK SECTION
MIDI
The Tone Section is specialized for creating tonal and harmonically complex sound spectras and has four synthesis modes
– Resonant synthesis, Subtractive Synthesis, Frequency
Modulation and Ring Modulation synthesis.
The Noise section is all about producing noise and is very powerful. Create anything from silky smooth hiss to gritty gravel to
give the Tone part of the sound more texture.
The Click-section is a specialized section for an ultra-short
attack to the sound. A wide range of different click types are
available as well as a level control for finding the sweet spot
where the Click merges with the other elements and becomes
one coherent sound.
•MIDI Note ON/OFF
•MIDI Channel Learn
•MIDI Note Learn
•MIDI Program Change
•MIDI CC parameter control
The Resonant synthesis mode offers a wide range of complex spectras inspired by materials like drum heads, marimba,
vibraphone, tines and cymbals. A unique feature includes the
possibility to tune harmonic spectra.
The Noise can be sculpted with Low-Pass, High-Pass or BandPass filters with Cut-Off and Resonance controls. Once you’ve
found the noise of your choice, it can be adjusted to respond
dynamically to velocity in the same manner as with the Tone
section with the Dyn Filter control.
The Subtractive Wave types include Sine, Saw, Square,
Pulse waveforms and T-Bridge Oscillators and are brilliant for
creating classic synth-type drum sounds and effects.
The Decay control is just as powerful, with a choice of Linear,
Exponential and Gated decay types. A Dynamic Decay mode
lets you set different Decay lengths for soft and hard strokes.
The FM Synthesis mode features 6 different FM algorithms
where the Frequency parameter controls modulation amount
and Spectra controls modulation frequency.
Combine this with the equally powerful dynamic controls of the
Tone Section and it won’t take long before realizing the potential for creating complex sounds with fascinating material-like
behaviors!
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
DISTORTION & EQ
The Distort parameter lets you roughen up your sounds with
a sample rate reducing Crush effect, non-linear distortion or
with Ring Modulation. Each channel also features a dedicated
EQ with Gain and sweepable Q-range.
DELAY AND REVERB EFFECTS
The great sounding global Stereo Reverb and Delay effects lets
you add a whole new dimension to your drum sounds and the
effect amount is easily adjusted for each drum channel.
•User Manual
•Universal Mount
•Universal Power Adapter
DIMENSIONS
•298 x 35 x 281 mm (11.7" x 1.37 x 11.0")
WEIGHT
•1.90kg (4,18 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
The Ring Modulation mode features 2 different types of Ring
Modulation.
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NORD C2D
COMBO ORGAN
THE COMPLETE ORGAN
SOLUTION
With 2 sets of physical drawbars per manual, extremely realistic
simulations of a B3 tone wheel organ, Vox and Farfisa transistor
organs and a beautiful sampled baroque pipe organ the new
Nord C2D is the ultimate portable organ solution.
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B3 tone wheel organ simulation
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122 Rotary Speaker simulation with
overdrive
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Farfisa and Vox transistor organ simulations
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Sampled Baroque Pipe Organ
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Dual manual, 61 key waterfall keys
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Two sets of physical drawbars per
manual
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Left hand drawbar preset panel
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11-pin Leslie Output
TONE WHEEL ORGAN
The Nord C2D B3 simulation is the result of over a decade
of perfecting our tone wheel simulations, a journey that
started with the original Nord Electro, followed by the
award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs.
Not only did we analyzed the signals from each of the 91
spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments, we
have also paid years of attention to each and every one of
the intricate details that make up the characteristics of the
actual sound in a vintage organ.
Our simulation not only reacts to the panel settings but
also adapts to the real time performance and will faithfully
reproduce the important fold back and energy robbing
characteristics; the latter produces the gentle compression
effect that makes those lovely smears absolutely wonderful. There are 4 tone wheel modes available, ranging from
the default vintage battered workhorse with plenty of leakage to a clean factory spec’d instrument.
CLICK, PERCUSSION AND VIBRATO
Miniature images show the original vintage components.
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The Nord C2D features a greatly improved simulation of
the characteristic mechanical key clicks that are a crucial
component of the classic tone wheel experience and the
amount can be adjusted to your taste.
The vibrato and chorus with the rotating scanner and its
analog circuitry are also carefully modeled to be just as
alive as the tone wheels and the Nord C2D features a redesigned percussion model that offers increased control over
the percussion levels when playing near-legato.
FULL HANDS ON CONTROL
Having two sets of drawbars per manual and the new
left hand drawbar preset panel makes using drawbars
actively while playing a joy. The Nord C2D 61-key waterfall
keyboard offers an ultra-fast response and has a firm mechanical action to provide you with the rock solid feel of an
original vintage instrument... For increased ergonomics the
panel and upper manual has been tilted slightly towards the
player and the panel between the manuals have a smooth
surface that’s easy on the hands when doing smears.
AMP SIMULATION
VOX & FARFISA
The mesmerizing sound of an accelerating Rotary Speaker
spreading the sound around the room is an essential component of the tone wheel organ experience. The Nord C2D
features 2 different Rotary Speaker simulations, one based
on a 145 unit and a brand new simulation of a vintage 122unit. There are three modes - Stop, Slow and Fast mode
that can be controlled either with the onboard panel buttons, an optional foot pedal or the Nord Half-Moon Switch
(accessory). The rotary speaker overdrive simulation has
also been redesigned and adds an incredibly meaty roar to
your sound. Naturally, the Nord C2D can also be connected to an external rotary speaker cabinet using the 11-pin
Leslie* high voltage output or the high level ¼” jack output.
The Nord C2D includes accurate models of the two most
popular transistor organs of the 1960’s, offering you that
massive savage sound created by their 12-top oscillator
frequency-divider designs. With the C2D, you get the same
dynamic behavior and unique response as in the original
instruments.
In addition to the Rotary Speaker model the Nord C2D also
features great Twin and JC guitar amp models with a powerful overdrive, freely assignable to the B3, Farfisa or Vox
organs. Add the 3-band equalizer, a feedback-delay with
tap-tempo functionality, and several types of reverberation
and you truly have an all-in-one effect section with stunning
sound right out of the box.
As with the tone wheel organ, both transistor organs have
their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them
with any of the Nord C2D’s speaker simulations, add some
distortion, adjust EQ and they will definitely light your fire.
COMBO ORGAN
HIGHLIGHTS
The Farfisa* Compact Deluxe, considered by many to be
the mother of transistor organs, involves routing matrixes
and complex filter combinations that offer a tailored sound
with massive energy and high-end. The Vox* Continental’s
brute design brings you a more hollow tone, but still with a
very intense character.
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From the golden age of organ building we
have carefully chosen a baroque organ
with a devastatingly beautiful sound and
wide range of expression for the C2D pipe
organ part. Using cutting edge sampling
technique, no efforts have been spared in producing the
richest and most varied sound palette for the pipe organ
player.
The Nord C2D pipe organ is built upon two basic types of
organ pipes; flue pipes and reed pipes. The flue pipes have
a softer timbre and the reed pipes a more nasal tone quality. For each keyboard division the player can choose from
different sets of pipes and stops to produce different timbres. The C2D’s setup of stops make up a well-balanced
blend of tonal qualities capable of expressing the most
dramatic music to conveying the subtlest of organ pieces.
STOPS & COUPLERS
In the pipe organ each manual has its own sound; the
Great division being the part of the organ with the majestic
sound, whereas the Swell has a more mellow tonal quality.
The Couplers are used to activate combinations of different stops from both manuals, so that pressing keys on
one manual also connects stops from the other manual or
pedal, making them sound as well.
DISPOSITION
Swell
(Manual II)
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Great
(Manual I)
Pedal
The disposition has the fundamental tonal character of a
baroque organ. The total number of stops is 21; 9 stops
for every manual and 3 pedal stops (of which one is a
combined Subbas 16 and Fagot 16). In addition to the three
unison couplers usually found in two manual organs, the
Nord C2D features three octave couplers and a special
coupler that adds the Pedal to the left most note played on
the Great manual.
COMBO ORGAN
THE PIPE ORGAN
SWELL PEDAL AND TREMULANT
One of the crucial ingredients for creating a vivid sound is
the swell pedal. In the Nord C2D this functions exactly as in
the real-life models, giving the player intimate control over
volume and dynamics of the swell manual. Another indispensable aid to make the pipe organ sound even a bit more
vibrant is the tremulant. This is a function that basically
gives small and very rapid variations in volume, thereby
causing the sound to “tremulate”. The C2D provides two
speeds, each with three variable depths.
IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT THE
MUSIC, IT’S ABOUT THE PLAYER
Not only does the C2D provide an extremely well balanced
set of pipes, stops and couplers, but we have kept the
setup close to reality for the pipe organ player to easily find
his way around. The controls are exactly where you expect
to find them.
Couplers
Fugara 8
Principal 8
Subbas 16
SW/GR
Rohrflöte 8
Gamba 8
Fagot 16
SW/PED
Principal 4
Gedackt 8
Gedackt 8
GR/PED
Spitzflöte 4
Octava 4
SWELL 16
Nasat 3
Rohrflöte 4
SWELL 4
Flöte 2
Qvinta 3
SW 16/GR
Vox Celeste
Octava 2
PED/GR. LOW
Scharf II-III
Mixtur III-IV
Oboe 8
Trumpet 8
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With so many organ types at your disposal, it is vital to be able
to route these to appropriate amplifier- and sound systems.
The Nord C2D is equipped with a stereo output pair (L and R
on 1/4" jacks) and a set of high level outputs (a 1/4" jack and a
11-pin Leslie* connector). This provides you with the flexibility
to e.g. route the tone wheel to a rotary speaker and the pipe
organ to a PA.
MIDI connectors allow you to use the Nord C2D to control
other MIDI equipment or to use it together with a computer or
sequencer, and the two manuals and the optional pedal can all
be set to transmit on separate MIDI channels.
A swell pedal is a crucial tool for expressiveness with any organ
and the Nord C2D is of course capable of using any good quality expression pedal.
A dual manual organ would not be complete without the ability
to play bass notes on a pedal board. The Nord C2D includes
two additional bass register drawbars with selectable timbre
from vintage tone wheels, pipe organ bass stops or a synth
bass, modeled after a famous vintage add-on unit. The bass
section can be played with any MIDI-equipped bass pedal
board connected to the dedicated Bass Pedal MIDI input, or by
splitting the lower manual.
L
Rotary
Speaker
Pipe / Tonewheel Organ
PA-Mixer
KEYBOARD STAND ALU
The Nord C2D can be used with the
Keyboard Stand ALU, a very sturdy but
lightweight stand made of aluminum. This
stand is specifically designed to make room
for a large set of pedals underneath.
PEDAL KEYS 27
GENERAL
CONNECTIONS
This MIDI pedal board has 27 keys and an integrated Swell pedal, with a sturdy chassis of
aluminum. The long keys have a wooden finish and a length of 350 mms, to facilitate the
use of a proper toe-heel technique when playing. Just connect it to the C2D’s Bass Pedal
MIDI Input and you are ready to perform. It is very portable weighing in at only 15.5 kgs, 34
lbs.(Optional accessory).
•LCD Display
•Master Level Control
•2 Drawbar sets per manual
•Pedal drawbars
•126 Program Locations
•2 Live Buffers
•Stereo Headphone Output
•2 Line Level Audio Outputs
•Monitor In
•14V RMS High Level Outputs:
11-pin Leslie* Standard Connector
Quarter Inch Connector
•Sustain Pedal Input
•Rotary Control Input
•Swell Pedal Input
•MIDI In
•MIDI Out
•Bass Pedal MIDI In
•USB - type B connector
MUSIC STAND EX
R
Rotary
Speaker
Tonewheel Organ
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
Guitar Amp.
Tonewheel Organ
Transistor Organs
ORGAN SECTION
The strong, metal Music Stand EX attaches to mounts included on the back of
your instrument, and can accommodate
four sheets of music. The stand is easily
mounted without the use of any tools, and
can be fitted in the gig bag for transport.
Dimensions: 70 x 25 cm (27.6” x 9.8”).
Pedal Keys 27
(optional accessory)
SOFT CASE
Having three vintage organs and a baroque
pipe organ in your studio is fun, but it’s even
better when you can easily carry them with
you to a gig. That is why the Nord C2D is
lightweight and portable. With the optional
soft case, you can carry the massive power
of these monster organs in one hand;
weighing in at merely 15.5 kg (34 lbs).
Multi Channel out
EFFECT SECTION
•3-band Equalizer
•Overdrive
•3 types of Speaker Simulations including two
Rotary Speaker models (122, 122 Close and 145)
with selectable speed (slow - stop - fast)
•Delay - with feedback and tap-tempo function
•Reverb - 6 algorithms
HALF MOON SWITCH
With the Half Moon Switch you can control
the speed of the built-in rotating speaker
simulation as well as an external rotary
speaker connected via the 11-pin Leslie*
connection. The Half Moon Switch offers
3 speed settings (slow - stop - fast) and is
easily attached without the use of any tools
at various locations along the left side of the
lower manual.
•4 Organ Models:
Pipe Organ
Classic Tone wheel Organ
Vox* Continental Transistor Organ
Farfisa* Compact Deluxe Transistor Organ
•Percussion Controls
•Vibrato / Chorus / Tremulant Control
•6 Drawbar Presets per Program Location
Music Stand EX
Half Moon Switch
COMBO ORGAN
PERFORMANCE AND CONNECTIVITY
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•Dust Cover
•User Manual
•Power Cord
•Nord CD-ROM
DIMENSIONS
•C2D: 966 x 163 x 445 mm (38.0 x 6.4 x 11.3")
•Pedal keys 27:
1055 x 320 x 620 mm (41.5 x 12.6 x 24.4")
with the swell pedal mounted in place.
KEYBOARD
WEIGHT
•2 x 61 Semi-Weighted Waterfall Keys
•C2D: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)
•Pedal keys 27: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
LIGHTWEIGHT
The Nord C2D is lightweight and portable, yet sturdy enough to cope with
the rigors of the touring life. The total
weight is merely 15 kg (33 lb).
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Keyboard Stand ALU
Soft Case
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SOUND LIBRARIES
We spend lots of time and tons of money to keep our two sound libraries,
Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library constantly expanding...
Then we give them away as free downloads at nordkeyboards.com
ROYAL GRAND 3D
GRAND LADY D
The Royal Grand 3D is our first piano recorded using a dummy head microphone and is a premium concert piano with an elegant, natural and wellbalanced tone.
This German 9-foot beast captures the full sound from the tapered, double
crowned sound board and every nuance resonating in the huge maple body.
VELVET GRAND
The Velvet Grand is a large concert Grand (280 cm - 9’2”) of German heritage
with a remarkably rich, soft and soulful tone.
SILVER GRAND
The Silver Grand is a medium sized concert Grand Piano with a brilliant, expressive and crystal clear timbre.
ITALIAN GRAND
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Nord Piano Library
The Italian Grand is medium sized Grand Piano brimful with character. It can be
described as slightly ambient, brilliant and boasts an amazing dynamic range.
BRIGHT GRAND
Concert Grand Piano with a transparent character and an expressive dynamic
range. We chose to record a factory new unit and this further adds to a crisp,
rich tone.
GRAND IMPERIAL
The Nord Piano Library is our premium library of exclusively sampled uprights,
grand pianos, vintage electric pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully
selected for their unique characters.
Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances
and real character of the source instruments. Our unique ‘Advanced String
Resonance’ and Dynamic Pedal Noise deliver breathtaking realism and an
unsurpassed level of expressiveness.
The Nord Piano Library is compatible with:
Nord Electro 3, 4 and 5, Nord Piano 1/2/3 and Nord Stage Classic/EX/2/2 EX/3.
STUDIO GRAND 2
The Studio Grand 2 is a meticulously prepared grand with a sonic response from
the very softest pp passages to a strong FF presence.
CONCERT GRAND 1 CLOSE
This mighty grand was captured with the microphones positioned close to the
strings providing the ideal sound when you wish to add your own choice of
ambience or performing live.
CONCERT GRAND 1
AMBIENT
A grand piano with the preferred placement of the microphones, for a classical
performance. The ambience is the grand piano itself interacting with the acoustics of the concert hall.
UPRIGHTS
BAMBINO UPRIGHT
ROMANTIC UPRIGHT
The Bambino Upright is a charming spinet piano from the US with a warm and
shimmering sound. This piano type has graced many a living room and is perfect
for the sunday coffee concert.
The touch and tone of the Romantic Upright are harmonized perfectly from the
powerful bass notes up to the sparkling treble register.
MELLOW UPRIGHT
This Upright was fitted with extra soft felt hammers to accommodate a more
mellow, dampened tone. With its gentle dynamic response the Mellow Upright is
a unique addition to our Nord Piano Library, and a real gem if you have a preference for a calm, dreamy and rich feel.
HONKYTONK UPRIGHT
With nails replacing the traditional felt hammers, this piano most certainly has a
sound of its own.
BLACK UPRIGHT
GRAND UPRIGHT
The hammers on the original piano are voiced for a soft tone; a characteristic for
these upright pianos that the Nord Piano Library version truly reproduces in great
detail.
The Grand Upright offers a remarkably full and even sound. It has a rich, woody
tone that gets a brilliant glassy bite when you lay some force into the keys.
RAIN PIANO UPRIGHT
BLUE SWEDE UPRIGHT
Upright piano manufactured by the Swedish Piano Factory, carefully tuned to
sound like a typical “parlour’’ piano. The recording was done with a close-up
microphone positioning.
QUEEN UPRIGHT
The clear, sustaining sound is typical for this upright, reflecting the selected
materials and excellent finishing of the original instrument.
SOUND LIBRARIES
The recording of the Studio Grand was done with a close-up microphone positioning to provide you with a very projective character.
An Austrian giant with a powerful sound board and a high proportion of mountain spruce from the Alps. The sound of this Grand Piano is almost orchestral,
with an exquisite full tone that is somewhat dark in character.
The Blue Swede is a tall upright from a Swedish piano manufacturer with a reputation for building great instruments.
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GRAND PIANOS
SALOON UPRIGHT
Look no further for a great, ragtime and boogie’ing personality. The Saloon
Upright is heavily de-tuned, do not sit with your back towards the door..
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ELECTRIC GRAND CP80
EP 6 SPARKLETOP ‘67
The touring and recording Electric Grand from the 80’s, with a very
characteristic sound. The leather hammers, short strings and the lack of
a resonant body helped to produce a unique sound.
All the tine based electric pianos manufactured during the period of
the late sixties featured wooden piano hammers (felt-covered, teardrop
shape) and non-tapered Raymac tines. This combination produced the
raw, bell-like sound heard on many famous recordings.
ELECTRIC GRAND MODEL G
This is a one of a kind custom modified Gärbstedt acoustic grand piano
fitted with CP-80 pick-ups.
ELECTRIC GRAND AMPED
This Electric Grand was recorded through a magic mix of custom built
pre-amps, tube amps and vintage outboard. Available in two sizes. A
small mono version and a medium in stereo.
EP 1 MK I DEEP, LOW DEEP
Manufactured in May 1978 and adjusted to “deep timbre adjustment”
which gives the piano a warm sound with a rich fundamental.
Manufactured in January 1975. We fine-tuned the mechanics and adjusted the tines according to the ‘ideal’ timbre adjustment.
EP 7 TINES AMPED
BROADWOOD FORTEPIANO
This replica, made by Chris Maene Workshop, is identical in every detail
to the original Mozart forte-piano and captures all the characteristics of
the original instrument from the late 1700’s.
Original fortepiano from 1847 with 6 octaves C-C and Grand Piano-like
charcther.
ITALIAN HARPSICHORD
This is a triple stringed French harpsichord, recorded in various settings
at the Swedish National Radio.
This instrument is a beautiful Italian double stringed harpsichord,
recorded at the Swedish National Radio.
The Nefertiti MKI is a funky old workhorse that has spent most of
its days in the darkest corners of the legendary Nefertiti jazz club in
Gothenburg.
SYNTH PIANOS
WURLITZER 200 A
DX FULL TINES
DX RUBBA ROADS
Some say that this fat reed-sound of the Wurlitzer 200 A fits better in a
pop- or guitar-oriented setting than the tine based electric pianos.
This FM-based Electric Piano sound was sampled from the legendary
DX syntheziser. It has a brillant, rich character and was one of the defining sounds in popular music during the 80’s and 90’s.
This FM-based Electric Piano sound was sampled from the legendary
DX syntheziser, and emulates the sound of a vintage electric piano.
WURLITZER AMPED
Manufactured in April 1981 and adjusted to
“shallow” timbre.
CLAVINET
EP 4 MK V CLOSE
The Clavinet includes all 4 possible pick-up
selections from the original instrument.
We prepared our magnificent 1975 mk I Suitcase with a special selection
of hard hammer tips in certain ranges, an adjustment of the striking line
and re-voicing of the harp, in order to get “that” bell sound.
FRENCH HARPSICHORD
EP8 NEFERTITI MKI
EP 3 MK II SHALLOW CLOSE
EP 5 MK I BRIGHT TINES
HARPSICHORDS
This MK1 was recorded through a magic mix of custom built pre-amps,
tube amps and vintage outboard.
Recorded through a custom built tube amp and some magical vintage
outboard, this Wurly has a nice crunchy bite in the top as well as rougher
barky personality.
Manufactured in June 1984 and adjusted to ‘ideal’ timbre. The sound of
the Mark V offers improved clarity in the upper range, better consistency
of tone in the low range and increased sustain.
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MOZART FORTEPIANO BY CHRIS MAENE
ELECTRIC PIANOS & CLAVINET
EP 2 MK I SUITCASE, CLOSE
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4 SIZES FOR PIANOS
No matter which size you decide to use, you will have the same great sounding and very expressive acoustic piano at
your fingers.
XL VERSIONS
•Fully mapped keyboard
•String Resonance: pedal-down
samples for entire keyboard
range
•Detailed velocity mapping
•Stereo sampled
L VERSIONS
•String Resonance: pedal-down
samples for entire keyboard
range
•Detailed velocity mapping
•Stereo sampled
M VERSIONS
•String Resonance: pedal-down
samples in the
important middle region of the
range
•Detailed velocity mapping
•Stereo sampled
S VERSIONS
•Detailed velocity mapping
•Stereo sampled
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THE MELLOTRON COLLECTION
ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE
Nord Sample Library
ORIGINAL SOUNDS
The Nord Sample Library offer quality sampled sounds from a wide range
of genres including Strings, Brass, Guitars, Accordions, Synths, Choirs and
much more. The Nord Sample Library also includes the exclusively licensed
original sounds from the legendary vintage tape-samplers Mellotron and
Chamberlin!
New Samples are added to the Library on a regular basis and are made
available as free downloads on www.nordkeyboards.com.
CATEGORIES
SOLO STRINGS • ENSEMBLE STRINGS • ANALOG STRINGS
SOLO WIND AND BRASS • ENSEMBLE WIND AND BRASS
ORCHESTRAL • BASS • ACCORDION HARMONIUM • TUNED PERCUSSION
GUITARS ETHNIC STRING • ORGAN • PIANOS • SYNTH • VOICE
The Nord Sample Library is compatible with:
Nord Electro 3, 4 and 5, Nord Piano 2/3 and Nord Stage 2/2 EX and Stage 3.
Our Mellotron Collection contains all the famous original
sounds as well as unique Master Tape versions and
exclusive unreleased artist sounds from Roxy Music, Yes,
Genesis and more.
The Mellotron made its mark in music history when it was
used on the song “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the
Beatles (Flute) and Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues
(3 Violins) in 1967.
The Mellotron experienced a renaissance during the
1990’s when numerous bands and artists like Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Radiohead, Air, Monster
Magnet, REM and Manic Street Preachers began reusing it.
In the new millennium the Mellotron has already gained even
more popularity and has been used on hits by Dido, Nelly
Furtado, Daniel Powter, Robyn, The Black Eyed Peas and
The Strokes to name a few.
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Exclusively licenced:
Mellotrons were used on the road and in the studio during
the 1970’s by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Deep
Purple, Aerosmith, Wings, David Bowie, Kraftwerk and
many others. Through the extremely successful music of
these groups and artists the Mellotron sound has been
widely spread, and even though most people don’t know
that it’s a Mellotron, they’ve surely heard the sound.
Exclusively licenced:
THE CHAMBERLIN COLLECTION
The Chamberlin was the original tape replay instrument,
developed and patented by US inventor Harry Chamberlin
from 1949 to 1956, when the first commercially available
model was introduced. Various models and versions of
these extraordinary music instruments were manufactured
until 1981. During the years of production the muchrespected Chamberlin sound library grew, and the licensing
deal with Clavia includes 60 sounds from the original
Master Tapes.
Sounds from the Chamberlin can be heard on countless
songs by artists like David Bowie, The Moody Blues,
Crowded House, Richard Thompson, Beck, Mitchell
Froom, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, XTC and Tom
Waits.
The Chamberlin was a constructional beast with magnetic
tapes (also used in recording studios) containing analog
recorded sounds, triggered by the keyboard. One tape per
key! Once reaching the tape end which was normally after
about 8 seconds of playing, the sound would stop and
tapes would need to mechanically rewind.
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