product catalog 2016

STAGE PIANOS

SYNTHESIZERS

COMBO ORGAN

Handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB

PRODUCT CATALOG 2016

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’.

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

CONTENTS

STAGE PIANOS

SYNTHESIZERS

COMBO ORGAN

SOUND LIBRARIES

NORD PIANO 3

NORD STAGE 2 EX

NORD ELECTRO 5

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12

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NEW

NORD LEAD A1

NORD LEAD 4

NORD DRUM 3P

NORD C2D

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IT ALL STARTED BACK IN 1983...

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…

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!

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

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.

1980’s

Digital Percussion

Plate 1 ‘83 ddrum ‘84

1990’s

Nord Lead ‘95

Nord Modular,

Nord Lead 2 ‘97

2001

Nord Electro

Nord Lead 3

2002-2004

Nord Electro 2

Nord Lead 2x

Nord Modular G2

2005

Nord Stage

Nord C1

2007

Nord Wave

2008

Nord Lead Anniversary

Model, Nord Electro 3

Nord Stage EX

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.

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.

2009

Nord C2 Combo Organ

Nord Pedal Keys 27

2010

Nord Piano

2011

Nord Stage 2

Nord Electro 3 HP

2012 2013

Nord Piano 2

Nord C2D, Nord Drum

Nord Electro 4

Nord Lead 4

Nord Drum 2, Nord Pad

Nord Piano 2 HP

2014

Nord Lead A1

2015

Nord Electro 5

Nord Stage 2 EX

2016

Nord Piano 3

Nord Drum 3P

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Winner of

Best Stage Keyboard at MIPA Award 2016

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

Piano, capturing its characteristics with exceptional dynamics and breathtaking level of authenticity.

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Listen to sound demos of the Nord Piano 3: nordkeyboards.com/piano3

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HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

THE NORD PIANO 3 EXPERIENCE

By adding a third sensor to the keybed, key movements can be determined with stunning precision. The result is a keyboard action that handles dynamic playing with 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.

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

REPETITIONS

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.

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.

PIANO 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.

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!

SAMPLE SYNTH

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 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 SECTION

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.

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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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Wood Keyboard Stand

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.

The crystal clear OLED display provides an excellent overview when selecting or editing Sounds, Effects and Programs on stage.

Keyboard Stand EX

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.

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

Dust Cover

DUST COVER

Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.

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").

FREE UPGRADES

OS upgrades, pianos and samples can be downloaded free of charge from www.nordkeyboards.com

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

GLOBAL

• 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

PIANO SECTION

• 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

SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION

• 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

EFFECTS SECTION

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

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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(Awarded the original Nord Stage 2)

THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

KEYBOARD

The Nord Stage 2 EX updates our flagship instrument line with 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library and a new ultra lightweight Hammer

Action Portable HP76 model.

Our outstanding new Factory Bank features 5 Grand Pianos, 7 Upright

Pianos, 11 Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Harpsichords and a vastly improved

Nord Sample Library selection including great new Strings, Choir and

Folk instruments.

NEW

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Listen to sound demos of the Nord Stage 2 EX: nordkeyboards.com/nordstage2

synthesizer

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HIGHLIGHTS

• 6-part multitimbral, 2 Organs, 2 Pianos,

2 Synths.

• Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample

Library support.

• Advanced String Resonance and

Pedal Noise.

• B3 Tone-Wheel simulation.

• Rotary speaker simulation.

• Versatile synthesizer section with Subtractive, FM, Wavetable synthesis and sample playback.

• Morph function for assigning multiple parameters to modulation wheel, aftertouch or control pedal.

• Comprehensive Effects section, layer up to six effects simultaneously.

• External section for using the

Nord Stage 2 EX as a master keyboard.

• Expanded Live Mode with 5 locations.

• Built-in USB-MIDI interface.

• Three models; 88, HP76 and Compact.

The entire Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library is included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free from nordkeyboards.com.

ORGAN SECTION

the original mechanical drawbars. This gives you the advantage of always having the correct drawbar settings after changing preset. For Organ sounds only, the Stage 2 EX’s key bed is programmed to respond at its highest trigger position, resulting in authentic feel and allowing lightning fast organ techniques.

The Nord Stage 2 EX’s organ model is based on the analysis of the signals from each of the 91 spinning discs inside several original instruments and painstaking work on understanding exactly how all the components interact with each other. The virtual circuitry reacts not only to the settings on the panel but also during the real time performance. The Stage 2 EX will faithfully reproduce the important foldback and energy robbing characteristics; the latter will produce the gentle compression effect that makes those lovely smears absolutely wonderful. There are 3 tone wheel modes that allow you to switch from a clean, factory spec’d instrument to a worn and battered workhorse with many years of touring.

We also created carefully modeled emulations of two of the most famous transistor organs from the 1960’s, the Vox

Continental and the Farfisa Compact.

Alongside the organ’s themselves, the Stage 2 EX features our advanced rotary speaker simulation. Incorporating the acoustic variations that occur as a physical rotating spreads the sound around in a room, they bring the Stage

2 EX’s organs to life with remarkable realism. In terms of control, “Draw buttons” and LED bar graphs have replaced

The Nord Stage 2 EX features an award-winning simulation of a vintage Rotary Speaker.

PIANO SECTION

The Nord Stage 2 EX features 1 GB memory dedicated for the sounds of our unique Nord Piano Library, that thanks to our state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the individual source instruments.

Combined with our Advanced String Resonance and compatibility with the optional Nord Triple Pedal that adds

Dynamic Pedal Noise, the result is breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed expressiveness.

Another great feature in the Nord Stage 2

EX is the selectable Long Release – when enabled you will get a slightly longer release more suitable for legato playing.

In addition to vivid acoustic Grand and

Upright pianos, the Piano section also features some of the finest, most desirable vintage electric pianos. The Stage 2 EX’s piano sounds are future-proof thanks to its compatibility with the Nord Piano Library. This free online library is continuously updated with both upgraded existing pianos and all-new pianos to keep your instrument constantly renewed.

SYNTH SECTION

The Stage 2 EX’s powerful new synthesizer engine was built from the DNA of the

Nord Wave. Capable of classic subtractive synthesis, three operator FM synthesis,

Wavetable synthesis and, crucially, compatibility with the Nord Sample Library.

The Nord Sample Library not only gives

Stage 2 EX owners access to over 1000 world-class sounds – the included Nord

Sample Editor even allows for usercreated samples to be loaded into the instrument.

The Synth section also features a dedicated Hold-button and a versatile arpeggiator with a wide variety of ranges and directions. The arpeggiator can be synced to the Stage 2 EX’s Master Clock for perfect timing with other elements of the Stage 2

EX, including its effects.

The Synth engine itself offers classic subtractive synthesis with dual saw, hard sync and pulse wave modulation, three-operator FM synthesis with 32 different modulation frequencies, Wavetable synthesis with 62 waveforms and

Sample based synthesis. A great-sounding multimode filter features 12 and 24dB low pass, high pass, band pass and notch filters. And with an Amp envelope, Modulation envelope, an LFO, and Unison control, the Stage 2 EX’s synth capabilities are hugely powerful, delivering amazing on-stage sound.

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EXTERN SECTION

The Nord Stage 2 EX wouldn’t be a master keyboard if it couldn’t control external devices with ease. The Extern Section lets you seamlessly integrate external MIDI-gear with the Stage 2

EX’s built-in instruments. Zones, splits and layers are handled exactly as if the external equipment was a part of the Stage 2 itself. The Extern settings are saved together with Programs 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.

EFFECT SECTION

The Stage 2 EX incorporates all the effects required to cover a musicians’ needs. All of the three instrument sections - Organ,

Piano and Synth - can be routed individually through the

Stage 2 EX’s built-in effect units. Turning the effects on and off, and controlling the routing is easily done by a touch of dedicated buttons, readily accessible at the bottom of each effects unit.

The Master Clock function makes it easy to sync the arpeggiator, LFO or even one of the other effects to each other. 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!

EFFECT 1

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’s even a Ring Modulator on board, an effect used by many experimental and electronic musicians.

EFFECT 2

The two Phasers, two Choruses, the Flanger and Vibe effect are all modeled after the classic analog stomp boxes that has defined the sound of popular music. These swirling Phasers, metallic Flangers, and thick Choruses are crystal clear and faithfully simulated on the Nord Stage 2 EX.

DELAY

A delay unit is included to create haunting echoes or slap back effects. The delay also supports a ping-pong mode, and the tempo can easily be adjusted with the tap-tempo button, or synced to the master clock. The delay even has an Analog mode for creating classic “warped” sounds when changing the delay rate on repeats.

AMP SIMULATION & EQUALIZER

This effect section combines a three-band equalizer with a sophisticated amplifier and speaker cabinet modeler. Classic amplifiers and speakers are a crucial part to make vintage

Electric piano sounds come alive. Nord offers the famous sounds of speaker simulations of a Twin Reverb, a Jazz

Chorus 120 and a Wurlitzer speaker. When no Amp Model is selected, the unit provides a neutral three-band EQ with sweepable mid and a crunchy overdrive.

ROTARY SPEAKER

The advanced Rotary Speaker simulation adds an essential character to organ sounds and also be used with the piano and synth section.

MASTER EFFECTS

A Compressor and a Reverb are placed at the end of the sound chain, to help you blend your sounds more naturally together. The Reverb unit has six different Hall, Stage and Room spaces to create different atmospheres for your sounds, while the Compressor helps you keep the overall mix tight and under control.

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KEYBEDS

HAMMER ACTION

The 2 EX 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.

HAMMER ACTION PORTABLE (HP)

The 2 EX 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.

SEMI WEIGHTED WATERFALL

The 2 EX 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.

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

KEYBOARD STAND EX

The Nord Stage 2 EX 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.

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 2 EX 88/HP76 models also features wheels.

MUSIC STAND EX

An easily attachable music stand is also available for the 88/HP76 models.

SUSTAIN PEDAL

Sustain pedal. Included with Stage 2 EX 88/HP76.

NORD TRIPLE PEDAL

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.

DUST COVER

Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching

Dust Cover. Included with Stage 2 EX 88/HP76.

Wood Keyboard Stand

Sustain Pedal Dust Cover

Music Stand EX

Nord

Triple Pedal

Keyboard Stand EX

Soft Case 76/88

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

• Master Level Control

• Wooden Pitch Stick

• Modulation Wheel

• 400 Programs - 4 Banks with 20 Pages each. Each

Page has 5 Program locations

• Program Categories

• Program Sort Modes - numerical, alphabetical or by category

• 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

• Built-in USB MIDI-interface

SYNTH SECTION

• Sample Playback synthesis: approx.. 380 Megabytes of sample memory, up to 999 Sample Instruments.

• Analog synthesis: Multiple waveforms - including

Dual Saw, Hard Sync and PWM

• FM synthesis: 2 & 3 Operator FM synthesis

• Wavetables synthesis: 62 waveforms

• 18 Voices polyphony

• Unison control - with no reduction in polyphony

• Amplitude envelope

• Modulation envelope

• 12 & 24 dB Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and

Notch Filter with Resonance

• LFO with 4 waveforms (square, triangle, ramp and sample & hold)

• 300 Patch memory locations

• Arpeggiator (Up, Down, Up-Down and Random).

Range: 1, 2, 3 or 4 octaves.

• LFO and Arpeggiator synchronizable to Master Clock

• 2-Part Multi-timbral

ORGAN SECTION

• B3 Tone wheel Organ, Vox Continental and Farfisa models with full polyphony

• 9 digitally controlled Drawbars

• Percussion controls

• Vibrato / Chorus control

• Two Drawbar settings per program

• 2-Part Multi-timbral (2 manuals)

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

• Level control

• Zone (split assignment) control

PIANO SECTION

• 1 GB for Piano sounds

• Acoustic Grand Pianos

• Upright Pianos

• Electric Pianos

• Wurlitzer A200 Electric Piano

• Clavinet D6

• Harpsichords

• Electric Grand Pianos incl. CP-80

• DX Electric Pianos

• 40-60 Voices Polyphony

• 4 Selectable Velocity Curves

• Clavinet EQ controls

• String Resonance, Generation 2

(on Acoustic Grand Pianos and Uprights)

• Selectable Piano Release

• Pedal Noise when used with Nord Triple Pedal

(optional accessory) on selected acoustic and electric pianos

• Slot Detune functionality

• 2-Part Multi-timbral

EFFECTS

• Effect 1: Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Pan, Wah 1, Wah

2, AutoWah

• Effect 2: Flanger, Vibe, 2 Phasers, 2 Choruses

• Delay - with Ping Pong (stereo taps) and Tap-Tempo

• 3 types of Speaker simulations, JC, Twin and Small

• 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

• Effect rates/tempo can be synchronized to the

Master Clock

MASTER EFFECTS

• Compressor

• Reverb - 6 algorithms

KEYBOARD

• 88: 88 Hammer Action Weighted keys (A-C)

• HP76: 76 Hammer Action Portable keys (E-G)

• Compact: 73 Semi Weighted Waterfall keys (E-E)

• Aftertouch

Supports 3 split zones with visual LED indication

CONNECTIONS

• 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 FC4,

FC5, 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

FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg

XVP10.

• Control Pedal - ¼", 6.35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a

Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 or Korg XVP10.

• MIDI In - 5 pin DIN connectors

• MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors

• USB - type B connector

• IEC320 C7 power connector

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

• 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 2 EX 88: 1287 x 118 x 334 mm

• (50.7 x 4.7 x 13”)

• Nord Stage 2 EX HP76: 1122 x 127 x 347 mm

(44 x 5 x 13,6”)

• Nord Stage 2 EX Compact: 1070 x 104 x 302 mm

(42 x 4 x 12")

WEIGHT

• Nord Stage 2 EX 88: 18.5 kg (41 lbs)

• Nord Stage 2 EX HP76: 12,4 kg (27,3 lbs)

• Nord Stage 2 EX Compact: 9.7 kg (21,4 lbs)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

FREE UPGRADES

OS upgrades, pianos and samples can be downloaded free of charge from www.nordkeyboards.com

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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.

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Listen to sound demos of the Nord Electro 5: nordkeyboards.com/nordelectro5

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HIGHLIGHTS

• 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 entire Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library is included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free from nordkeyboards.com.

AUTHENTIC SOUNDS

NORD PIANO 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 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 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.

NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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PERFORMANCE

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.

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.

KEYBEDS

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.

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.

DELAY

Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button and Ping-Pong mode.

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.

EQUALIZER

Three band EQ, with sweepable mid.

AMP/COMPRESSOR

Twin, JC, Small, Rotary, Compressor and a new Tube Overdrive effect.

EFFECT 1

Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.

MASTER EFFECTS

Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall,

Hall Soft

EFFECT 2

Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, a new Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.

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.

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

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 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

Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.

KEYBOARD STAND EX

Nord Electro 5 HP only.

SUSTAIN PEDAL

Sustain pedal.

Dust Cover

Soft Case

(5D 61/73)

Soft Case (5 HP)

Keyboard Stand EX / Music Stand EX (5 HP)

Half Moon Switch

(5D 61/73)

Sustain Pedal

COMPARISON CHART

PERFORMANCE

Keyboard

Drawbars

61-key (C-C) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard

Physical Drawbars

DIMENSIONS

WEIGHT

900 x 97 x 296 mm (35.4 x 3.8 x 11.7”)

8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)

For additional specifications, see the Nord Electro 5 specification page.

73-key (E-E) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard

Physical Drawbars

1066 x 97 x 296 mm (42” x 3.8” x 11.7”)

9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)

73-key (E-E) Hammer Action Portable Fully Weighted keyboard

Digital LED Drawbars

1074 x 121 x 344 mm (42.3.4 x 4.8 x 13.5”)

11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (ALL MODELS)

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

• 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.

• 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.

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.

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

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

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TEC Award 2015

“Best Musical Instrument Hardware”

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 encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results.

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HIGHLIGHTS

OSCILLATORS

8 Oscillator Configurations

Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise,

Sub Mix, FM

Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms

MODULATION

LFO with 5 waveforms

Mod Envelope

FILTER

12, 24 dB low-pass filters

High-pass and Band-pass filters

Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303

EFFECTS

Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger,

Ring Modulator, Drive

PERFORMANCE

4-part multi-timbral

Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay

Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph

USB MIDI

SPECIAL FEATURES

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.

OSCILLATOR SECTION

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.

DETUNE

Adds a second oscillator, with control over its pitch.

SUB MIX

Adds a second oscillator, with a choice of waveform shapes and pitches.

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.

SYNC

Emulates Hard sync by adding an additional oscillator that is the sync reference.

FM

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).

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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FILTER 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.

EFFECT SECTION

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

LIKE BUTTON

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.

MUTATOR FUNCTION

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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ARPEGGIATOR

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.

MOD WHEEL AND VELOCITY MORPH

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.

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.

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.

SOUND MANAGER

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.

MULTI FOCUS MODE

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.

MIDI CONTROL

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.

OPTIONAL

ACCESSORIES

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

Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.

Sustain Pedal

Dust Cover

Soft Case

The control pedal support has been extended and now includes Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg

EXP2 and Korg XVP10.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL FEATURES

• 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.

USER INTERFACE

• 3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program and performance editing.

OSCILLATOR SECTION

• 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

• 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.

MODULATION SECTION

• 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.

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).

MEMORY

• Programs (single sounds): 8 x 50 (400) locations

• Performances (multi sounds): 4 x 50 (200) locations

AUDIO OUT

• 4 outputs. Each slot can be assigned to its own output.

• Headphones output.

• High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs.

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")

WEIGHT

• Nord Lead A1: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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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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HIGHLIGHTS

2-Oscillator Subtractive synthesis, with powerful Frequency Modulation, Hard and

Soft Sync and True Unison

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

2x oversampled sound engine

USB MIDI

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.

OSCILLATOR SECTION

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.

The Nord Lead 4 also features Frequency (FM) controls for adding spectral complexity and occasionally, nastiness.

TRUE UNISON

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.

HARD & SOFT SYNC

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.

WAVETABLE SYNTHESIS

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

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATION

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.

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!

FILTER

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.

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.

MUTATOR

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.

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PERFORMANCE

IMPULSE MORPHS

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.

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.

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.

PITCH STICK

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.

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!

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.

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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EFFECTS

Each of the 4 slots has its own dedicated effects section: FX and Delay/

Reverb.

DRIVE

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 you shove through it.

CRUSH

The Crush effect lets you reduce the sound’s sample rate radically. Give your bass line a subtle lo-fi touch or pulverize it into crackling, digital star dust.

TALK

The Talk effect creates a voice-like talk box effect, with two different simulations of a vocal tract.

COMB FILTER

The Comb filter effect can create chorus-like effects when controlled from an LFO or static spectral changes in your sound.

has an optional analog mode that behaves like an old school delay when changing the delay rate on the fly...

COMPRESSOR

The compressor effect offers Threshold adjustment and can also be modulated to obtain side-chain effects and more.

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.

The Crush, Talk, Comb filter, Compressor and Drive effects can all be manipulated with the Morphs and

Impulse Morph performance controls as well as with the LFO or the Modulation Envelope.

USB-MIDI

With USB-MIDI, 29+ rotary knobs and

20+ buttons that all send CC-data, the Nord Lead 4 can also serve as a brilliant master keyboard for controlling soft synths.

REVERB & DELAY

The Delay effect has 3 feedback levels, a Dry/Wet control and can be synchronized to the Master Clock. The Delay

KEYBED

The 49 velocity sensitive synth keys are very responsive and great for quick leads, basses and percussive sounds.

OPTIONAL

ACCESSORIES

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

Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching

Dust Cover.

Sustain Pedal

Dust Cover

Soft Case

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

POLYPHONY

• 20 voices. 4 part multi-timbral.

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.

OSCILLATOR SECTION

• 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.

FILTER SECTION

• 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.

AMPLIFIER SECTION

• ADSR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.

PERFORMANCE

CONTROLLERS

• 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.

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 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.

PERFORMANCE SECTION

• Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono,

True Unison 1, 2 & 3.

• Four program slots for layering possibilities.

EFFECTS

• 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.

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.

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")

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.

WEIGHT

• Nord Lead 4: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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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

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HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Improved powerful headphone preamp

Simplified user interface

click delay send fx click level noise drive/ crush/ ringmod

EQ level/ pan tone/ noise balance tone reverb send fx

Signal flow in the Nord Drum 3P sound engine

SOUND CREATION

TONE SECTION

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

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

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

FM Synthesis

mode features 6 different FM algorithms where the Frequency parameter controls modulation amount and Spectra controls modulation frequency.

The

Ring Modulation

mode features 2 different types of Ring

Modulation.

NOISE SECTION

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 Noise can be sculpted with Low-Pass, High-Pass or Band-

Pass 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 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.

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!

CLICK SECTION

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.

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.

NEW FACTORY BANK

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

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

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

• 6-channel Percussion Modeling Syntesizer.

• Tone section - Resonance modeling, Subtractive and FM-synthesis.

• 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.

• Effects - Drive/Crush distortion and EQ-effects per channel plus Repeat effect.

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

MIDI

• MIDI Note ON/OFF

• MIDI Channel Learn

• MIDI Note Learn

• MIDI Program Change

• MIDI CC parameter control

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

• 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.

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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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HIGHLIGHTS

B3 tone wheel organ simulation

122 Rotary Speaker simulation with overdrive

Farfisa and Vox transistor organ simulations

Sampled Baroque Pipe Organ

Dual manual, 61 key waterfall keys

Two sets of physical drawbars per manual

Left hand drawbar preset panel

11-pin Leslie Output

Miniature images show the original vintage components.

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

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

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.

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.

VOX & FARFISA

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.

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.

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.

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THE PIPE ORGAN

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)

Fugara 8

Rohrflöte 8

Principal 4

Spitzflöte 4

Nasat 3

Flöte 2

Vox Celeste

Scharf II-III

Oboe 8

Great

(Manual I)

Principal 8

Gamba 8

Gedackt 8

Octava 4

Rohrflöte 4

Qvinta 3

Octava 2

Mixtur III-IV

Trumpet 8

Pedal

Subbas 16

Fagot 16

Gedackt 8

Couplers

SW/GR

SW/PED

GR/PED

SWELL 16

SWELL 4

SW 16/GR

PED/GR. LOW

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.

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.

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PERFORMANCE AND CONNECTIVITY

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.

Rotary

Speaker

Tonewheel Organ

Multi Channel out

L R

Pipe / Tonewheel Organ

PA-Mixer

Rotary

Speaker

Guitar Amp.

Tonewheel Organ Transistor Organs

OPTIONAL

ACCESSORIES

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.

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 gig bag for transport.

Dimensions: 70 x 25 cm (27.6” x 9.8”).

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).

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.

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).

PEDAL KEYS 27

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).

Pedal Keys 27

(optional accessory)

Music Stand EX Half Moon Switch

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

• LCD Display

• Master Level Control

• 2 Drawbar sets per manual

• Pedal drawbars

• 126 Program Locations

• 2 Live Buffers

ORGAN SECTION

• 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

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

KEYBOARD

• 2 x 61 Semi-Weighted Waterfall Keys

CONNECTIONS

• 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

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.

WEIGHT

• C2D: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)

• Pedal keys 27: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard Stand ALU Soft Case

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56 SOUND LIBRARIES

GREAT SOUNDS DON’T COME

CHEAP, THEY’RE FREE

We spend lots of time and tons of money to keep our sound libraries constantly expanding... Then we give them away as free downloads at nordkeyboards.com

Nord Piano Library

ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE

Nord Sample Library

ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE

Compatible with

Nord Electro 3/4/5

Nord Piano 88/2/3

Nord Stage/EX/2/2 EX

The Nord Piano Library

is a specialized library for acoustic and electric keyboard instruments and incorporates a number of unique technologies in order to create the most realistic reproductions of the original instruments. The library contains a wide selection of multisampled upright and grand pianos, vintage electric pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully selected for their unique characters.

Compatible with

Nord Electro 3/4/5

Nord Piano 2/3

Nord Stage 2/2 EX

Nord Wave

The Nord Sample Library

focuses on versatility and consists of a broad range of quality sampled sounds, from raunchy accordions, naïve string machines to guitars and brass. To ensure the highest quality possible, we have teamed up with renowned sample content creators like Kirk Hunter Studios, Precision Sound and

Sonic Reality. Also, you get the exclusively licenced original sounds from the legendary vintage tape-samplers Mellotron and Chamberlin!

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Nord Piano Library

ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE

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.

• 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

• String Resonance: pedal-down samples in the important middle region of the range

• Detailed velocity mapping

• Stereo sampled

• Detailed velocity mapping

• Stereo sampled

Nord Piano

Library double DVD

GRANDS, UPRIGHTS AND HARPSICHORDS

VELVET GRAND

NEW

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

NEW

The Silver Grand is a medium sized concert Grand Piano with a brilliant, expressive and crystal clear timbre.

ITALIAN GRAND

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

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.

GRAND LADY D

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.

STUDIO GRAND 1

The recording of the Studio Grand was done with a closeup microphone positioning to provide you with a very projective character.

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.

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BAMBINO UPRIGHT

NEW

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.

MELLOW UPRIGHT

NEW

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.

GRAND UPRIGHT

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.

BLUE SWEDE UPRIGHT

The Blue Swede is a tall upright from a Swedish piano manufacturer with a reputation for building great instruments.

QUEEN UPRIGHT

The clear, sustaining sound is typical for this upright, reflecting the selected materials and excellent finishing of the original instrument.

ROMANTIC UPRIGHT

The touch and tone of the Romantic Upright are harmonized perfectly from the powerful bass notes up to the sparkling treble register.

HONKYTONK UPRIGHT

With nails replacing the traditional felt hammers, this piano most certainly has a sound of its own.

BLACK 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.

RAIN PIANO 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.

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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FRENCH HARPSICHORD

This is a triple stringed French harpsichord, recorded in various settings at the Swedish National Radio.

ITALIAN HARPSICHORD

This instrument is a beautiful Italian double stringed harpsichord, recorded at the Swedish National Radio.

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CHRIS MAENE

COLLECTION

MOZART FORTEPIANO

BY CHRIS MAENE

NEW

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.

BROADWOOD

FORTEPIANO

NEW

Original fortepiano from 1847 with 6 octaves C-C and Grand Piano-like charcther.

SYNTH

PIANOS

DX FULL TINES

NEW

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.

DX RUBBA ROADS

NEW

This FM-based Electric Piano sound was sampled from the legendary DX syntheziser, and emulates the sound of a vintage electric piano.

ELECTRICS

ELECTRIC GRAND CP80

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.

ELECTRIC GRAND MODEL G

This is a one of a kind custom modified Gärbstedt acoustic grand piano fitted with CP-80 pick-ups.

EP 3 MK II, SHALLOW CLOSE

Manufactured in April 1981 and adjusted to

“shallow” timbre.

EP 4 MK V, CLOSE

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.

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 5 MK I, BRIGHT TINES

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.

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.

EP 2 MK I SUITCASE, CLOSE

Manufactured in January 1975. We fine-tuned the mechanics and adjusted the tines according to the

‘ideal’ timbre adjustment.

EP 6, SPARKLETOP ‘67

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.

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.

EP 7, TINES AMPED

This MK1 was recorded through a magic mix of custom built pre-amps, tube amps and vintage outboard.

EP8 NEFERTITI MKI

NEW

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.

WURLITZER 200 A

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.

WURLITZER AMPED

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.

CLAVINET

The Clavinet includes all 4 possible pick-up selections from the original instrument.

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60 NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY

Nord Sample

Library double DVD

Nord Sample Library 2.0

ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE

NEW

We’ve have recently reworked and updated our Nord Sample Library! In addition to optimizing a lot of our existing sounds, we’re also adding a bunch of brilliant new sounds in the categories Strings, Choir and Folk instruments.

Check

nordkeyboards.com

for more information!

ORIGINAL SOUNDS

The Nord Sample Library contains over 900 of the best sounding samples on the planet, no matter if it is acoustic or electric sounds that you are interested in.

NORD SAMPLE EDITOR

The Nord Sample Editor is an application for Mac and Windows for creating your own sample instruments and transferring them to the sample memory area of your Nord instrument.

In order to provide you with the best quality, we have teamed up with top-notch sample content creators like Kirk Hunter

Studios, Precision Sound and Sonic Reality. New Samples are added to the Library on a regular basis and are made available as free downloads in the Library area on the www.nordkeyboards.com website. The extensive Sample Library pages also include complete lists of the samples and audio demos.

The Sample Editor can assist you in the process of creating your own sample instruments, help you setting start points, loop points and other tasks that are essential for making the samples ready for use in the Nord unit. The Editor can also automatically map a selection of audio files across the keyboard. Read more on the www.nordkeyboards.com website.

CONTENTS

CHAMBERLIN • MELLOTRON • STRINGS / STRING MACHINES • WIND / BRASS •

TUNED PERCUSSION • ACCORDION / ORGANS • GUITAR / BASS • VOICES •

ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC PIANOS • SYNTH

The Nord Sample Library is compatible with:

Nord Electro 3 and 4, Nord Piano 2 and 3, Nord Wave and Nord Stage 2.

NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY 61

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SOUND LIST WITH COMMENTS

MKI LEAD SOUNDS

MkI Clarinet

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI French Horn

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Marimba

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Trombone

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Very different from MkII

MkI Hammond Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI French Accordion

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Same as MkII

MkI Flute

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Same as MkII

MkI Acoustic Nylon Guitar

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Piano

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Very different from MkII

MkI Tenor Sax

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Very different from MkII

MkI Harpsichord/Trumpet+trombone split

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Reverb Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Mandolin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mandola-like

MkI Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Vibraphone

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Same as MkII

MkI Trumpet

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Tibia Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkI Church Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MKII LEAD SOUNDS

MkII Flute

. . . .

Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ABBA, Chili Peppers, etc

MkII 3 Violins

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Acoustic Steel Guitar

Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Stones, etc, etc

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Trombone

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Beatles

MkII Organ 1

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII French Accordion

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Rock Guitar

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Brass

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Genesis, King Crimson, Moody Blues, Stones, Beatles

MkII Piano

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Muted Brass

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Harpsichord

MkII Accordion

Moody Blues

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Genesis

MkII Organ 2

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Tenor Sax

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Vibraphone

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Gracious

MkII Mandolin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Beatles

MkII Tibia Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MkII Church Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M300 LEAD SOUNDS

M300 Strings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

David Bowie

M300 2 Violins

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Barclay James Harvest

M300 Solo Violin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M300 Slow Vibraphone

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M300 Bass Flute

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M300 Clarinet

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M300 Celeste

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 LEAD SOUNDS

M400 Solo Cello

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Oasis, King Crimson, Chili Peppers etc.

M400 Solo Viola

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 16 Violins Air

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 String Section I

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 String Section II

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 8Voice Choir

Radiohead, Genesis, Chili Peppers, Tangerine Dream etc.

M400 4Voice Female Choir

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 4Voice Male Choir

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Mixed Custom Choir

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Male Solo Voice

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Boys Choir

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Pipe Organ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Oboe

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tangerine Dream

M400 English Horn

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Bassoon

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tangerine Dream

M400 Alto Sax

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tangerine Dream

M400 Clavichord

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 2Brass

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 2Saxes

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Recorder

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Wine Glasses

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Vibes w/o Vibrato

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Tubular Bells

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Celeste

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M400 Hammond C3

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MELLOTRON SOUND LIBRARY

Exclusive Nord Licensing:

THE MELLOTRON LIBRARY

Mellotron 50th anniversary

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.

During the 80’s the Mellotron remained virtually unused.

Most notable exceptions are Talk Talk in Life’s What You

Make It and OMD’s Enola Gay and other songs by these bands.

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.

Although the Mellotron had been used earlier by some

British bands, the song Strawberry Fields Forever by the

Beatles (Flute) and Nights in White Satin by the Moody

Blues (3 Violins) in 1967 became the first Mellotron ‘hits’ both in Europe, the US and the rest of the world, forever making a mark in music history.

The M400 was 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

Read the Mellotron history at nordkeyboards.com/ mellotron

The Mellotron sounds can be downloaded for free from www.nordkeyboards.com

Mellotron is a registered trademark of Mellotron.com. All other trademarks mentioned in this publication are the properties of their respective holders.

60 MORE UNIQUE MELLOTRON

SOUNDS AVAILABLE AT nordkeyboards.com/mellotron

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the

Mellotron, we are releasing 60+ unique new sounds and rhythms from the original Master

Tapes used to create the famous Mellotron sounds.

Exclusive Nord Licensing:

THE CHAMBERLIN LIBRARY

“We are very happy to offer the Chamberlin Library to our Nord keyboard players”, says Clavia CEO Hans Nordelius. “It is a natural progression of the previously released Mellotron Library, which has been much appreciated by our Nord Wave and Nord

Electro 3 users.”

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 much-respected Chamberlin sound library grew, and the licensing deal with Clavia includes 60 sounds. The extraordinary Chamberlin Music Master was instrumental in the birth of the later Mellotron.

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.

Even with quite limited sound quality prestanda and obvious limitations in tone length the Chamberlin tape samplers turned into precious pieces of hardware used by major artists and bands all over the world.

During the production years close to 700 units were made, all considered a real work of art and a true milestone when it comes to musical instrument innovations.

The Chamberlin library has been digitized in a 44.1 kHz, 24-bit resolution and is available in the Nord Sample Library format

(nsmp), to be used with our Nord Sample Library compatible units. As always, all the sounds in the Nord Sample Library created by Nord are available as free downloads from the www.nordkeyboards.com web site.

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, just to name a few.

Read the Chamberlin history at www.nordkeyboards.com/chamberlin

The analog Chamberlin master tapes have been transferred to the digital domain using state-of the art recording equipment, in a 44.1 kHz, 24-bits resolution. All the sounds have been edited and carefully looped – when applicable - using the Nord Sample Editor. One thing that is very noticeable is the quality and fidelity of these sounds.

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The Chamberlin sounds can be downloaded for free from nordkeyboards.com

SOUND LIST

CHAMBERLIN MUSIC MASTER SOUNDS

Flute

Bass Clarinet

Open Trumpet

3 Violins

Alto Sax

Open Trombone

Piano

Vibraphone

Acoustic Guitar

Muted Trombone

4 Saxes

Muted Trumpet

Mandolin

Marimba

4 Brass

Accordion

Male Voice

Pizzicato Violins

CHAMBERLIN M SERIES “35-NOTE” SOUNDS

M Marimba

M Steel guitar

M Open Trumpet

M Trombone

M Mandolin

M Cello

M Oboe

M Tibia Organ

M Kinura Organ

M Vibraphone

M Accordion

M Electric Harpsichord

M Acoustic Harpsichord

M Harp Short Arpeggio

M Tenor Sax (metallic)

CHAMBERLIN M SERIES “25-NOTE” SOUNDS

M Acoustic Steel Guitar

M Female Solo Voice

M Saxophone

M Muted Trumped Fast Vibrato

M Bassoon

M Doo-Waa Trombone

M Banjo

M SFX1

M SFX2

M Slur Trombone

M Flute String Organ

M C-Organ

M Slur Guitar

M French Horn

M Glockenspiel

M Harp Solo

M Harp Long Arpeggio

M Dixieland Rhythms

CHAMBERLIN UNUSED SOUNDS, FROM 1956-65

Staccato Violin

Vibrato Violin

Solo Violin

Doo Vocal

Pizzicato Bass

WaaWaa Trumpet

Tremolo Guitar

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These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.

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