PRODUCT CATALOG 2015
Nord Keyboards Product Catalog 2015
STAGE PIANOS
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SYNTHESIZERS
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COMBO ORGAN
Handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB
PRODUCT CATALOG 2015
The Original Red Keyboards
The Nord factory is located in the creative area of Stockholm also known
as SoFo, in the district of Södermalm. With everything located in the same
building, communication between development and production is only a
matter of walking a few meters. We are proud to say all our Nord products
are assembled by hand and they all go through a series of tough tests to
ensure they’ll be ready for a long and happy life ‘on the road’.
CONTENTS
STAGE PIANOS
NORD STAGE 2 EX
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NEW
NORD ELECTRO 5 14
NEW
NORD PIANO 2
22 NORD LEAD A1
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NORD LEAD 4
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NORD DRUM 2
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NORD C2D
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SYNTHESIZERS
COMBO ORGAN
SOUND LIBRARIES
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Manufacturer: Clavia DMI AB, Box 4214, SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 442 73 60 | Fax: +46 8 644 26 50 | Email: [email protected] | www.nordkeyboards.com
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IT ALL STARTED BACK IN 1983...
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In 1983 founder Hans Nordelius created the Digital
Percussion Plate 1 – the first drum pad allowing for
dynamic playing using sampled sounds. The DPP1
was an instant success and soon thereafter the
brand name ddrum was introduced. The innovative
ddrum pads featured real heads and hoops and
gained huge popularity – many people still regard
them as the best digital drum triggering system
around!
introducing stunning emulations of classic vintage
electro-mechanical instruments with a level of
portability generally not associated with the original
instruments…
In 1995 Clavia released its first synthesizer, the
Nord Lead. Its unique take on emulation of analog
synthesis, combining a distinctive sound with an
intuitive user interface made it an instant classic.
Magnus Kjellander joined Clavia in -96 and brought
with him a new approach to the company in terms
of software design. The Nord Modular, released
in 1997 was the first digital modular synthesizer,
possibly the most flexible, innovative synthesizer
that has ever been on the market.
In 2001 the first Nord Electro was released,
The Nord C1 Combo Organ saw the light in
2005, incorporating our 2nd generation tone
wheel modeling, rotating speaker simulation, dual
manuals and surprisingly lightweight (15kg). Nord
Wave took the Nord Lead-concept to a new level
in 2007 with its capability to use any audio file as
an oscillator source in a virtual analog environment,
combined with the compact, user friendly interface
of a Nord product.
In 2008 we released the Nord Electro 3 and the
exclusively licensed sounds from the Mellotron and
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!
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
1990’s
2000-2005
2007
2008
2009
Digital Percussion
Plate 1 ‘83
ddrum ‘84
Nord Lead ‘95
Nord Modular, Nord Lead 2 ‘97
Nord Electro, Nord Lead 3 ‘01
Nord Electro 2 ‘02 | Nord Lead 2x ‘03
Nord Modular G2 ‘04 | Nord Stage,
Nord C1 ‘05
Nord Wave
Nord Lead Anniversary Model
Nord Electro 3
Nord Stage EX
Nord C2 Combo Organ
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COMPANY HISTORY
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
award-winning 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 by upgrading the memory to 1 GB for
Nord Piano Library and a new HP76 model.
We’ve come a long way from the little basement workshop we started out back in 1983 – a journey fueled by
curiosity, 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.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Nord Piano
Nord Stage 2
Nord Electro 3 HP
Nord Piano 2
Nord C2D, Nord Drum
Nord Electro 4
Nord Lead 4
Nord Drum 2, Nord Pad
Nord Piano 2 HP
Nord Lead A1
Nord Electro 5
Nord Stage 2 EX
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NORD STAGE 2 EX
STAGE PIANOS
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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
(Awarded the original Nord Stage 2)
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
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synthesizer
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HIGHLIGHTS
• 6-part multitimbral, 2 Organs, 2 Pianos,
2 Synths
• 1 GB for Piano Library
• 380 MB for Sample Library
• 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
are included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free from nordkeyboards.com.
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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.
SYNTH SECTION
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.
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.
STAGE PIANOS
PIANO 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 a vast
selection of world-class sounds – the
included Nord Sample Editor even allows
for user-created 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.
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EFFECT SECTION
EFFECT 2
The two Phasers, two Choruses, the Flanger and Vibe effect
are all modeled after the classic analog stomp boxes that has
STAGE PIANOS
EXTERN SECTION
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
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 EX 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.
The Stage 2 EX incorporates all the effects required to cover a
mode for creating classic “warped” sounds when changing
musicians’ needs. All of the three instrument sections - Organ,
the delay rate on repeats.
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.
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
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
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.
filter up and down in half notes, all perfectly interlocked. The
ROTARY SPEAKER
Master Clock can also be controlled by an external MIDI clock
The advanced Rotary Speaker simulation adds an essential
– perfect for syncing your parts to a backing track, including
character to organ sounds and also be used with the piano
tempo changes!
and synth section.
EFFECT 1
MASTER EFFECTS
Choose from Tremolo, two Wahs, an Auto-Wah, and an
A Compressor and a Reverb are placed at the end of the
AutoPan. Use the AutoWah with a Clavinet for raw funk licks,
sound chain, to help you blend your sounds more naturally to-
create a psychedelic vibe with an Electric Piano on AutoPan,
gether. The Reverb unit has six different Hall, Stage and Room
or give a Wurlitzer some body using the Tremolo. There’s even
spaces to create different atmospheres for your sounds, while
a Ring Modulator on board, an effect used by many experi-
the Compressor helps you keep the overall mix tight and
mental and electronic musicians.
under control.
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KEYBEDS
HAMMER ACTION
HAMMER ACTION PORTABLE (HP)
SEMI WEIGHTED WATERFALL
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.
The 2 EX HP76 keybed uses amazingly portable weighted hammer
action piano keys, limiting the weight of the Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 to
only 12.4 kg (27.3 lbs). Key range E-G.
The 2 EX Compact keybed uses semi weighted organ 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.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
KEYBOARD STAND EX
SUSTAIN PEDAL
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.
Sustain pedal. Included with Stage 2 EX 88/HP76.
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.
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Music Stand EX
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.
Sustain Pedal
DUST COVER
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover. Included with Stage 2 EX 88/
HP76.
Soft Case 76/88
Nord
Triple Pedal
Keyboard Stand EX
Dust Cover
GENERAL
SYNTH SECTION
KEYBOARD
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•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
•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 Synth Program 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
•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
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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)
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
GLOBAL PARAMETERS
•Level control
•Zone (split assignment) control
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
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
User Manual
Dust cover (88 and HP76 only)
Sustain pedal (88 and HP76 only)
Power cord
Nord Sample and Piano DVDs
USB cord
STAGE PIANOS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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
MASTER EFFECTS
•Compressor
•Reverb - 6 algorithms
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NORD ELECTRO 5
STAGE PIANOS
NEW
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.
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
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HIGHLIGHTS
AUTHENTIC SOUNDS
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NORD PIANO LIBRARY
NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY
The new Electro 5 series all feature 1GB
of Piano Sample memory, allowing you to
bring even more of our unique sampled
acoustic and electric pianos on stage.
The subtle but effective Sympathetic
String Resonance technology derived from the Nord Piano
is now implemented in the Electro 5 delivering an unprecedented degree of realism to your performance when using
our Grand or Upright pianos.
The Electro 5 features a dedicated Sample
Synth section with expanded memory for
the Nord Sample Library (256 MB) and additional controls for attack, decay/release
and dynamics (filter/velocity). The Nord
Sample Library features a broad selection of free sounds
from acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin.
Split and Layer
Big OLED Display
1 GB for Piano Library
256 MB for Sample Library
Dedicated Sample Synth section
Nord C2D Organ Engine
Improved Click Modeling
Rotary Speaker Simulation
Long Release
Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
Upper Split MIDI Split for external
MIDI keyboard
• Effects section
• USB MIDI
• Three models 5D 61, 5D 73 and HP
The piano section of the Electro 5 contains acoustic
and electric pianos from the ever-expanding, and freely
downloadable Nord Piano Library. Expertly sampled and
brimming with unique character, the Grand and Upright
Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and
Harpsichord, provide a stunning sound palette.
The entire Nord Piano Library can be downloaded for 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.
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The Nord Electro 5 has 256 MB of memory dedicated to
the Nord Sample Library. Our efficient, lossless compression algorithm makes it possible for us to fit samples up to
three times the size compared to standard linear sample
players.
NORD SAMPLE EDITOR
The included Nord Sample Editor makes it possible to add
any sound you want to your Electro 5. The Sample Editor
can use audio files in the .wav format and has great tools to
assist you in getting the results you want. Mapping several
samples across the keyboard or creating seamless loops
has never been easier.
Read more about the Nord Sample Library in the Sound Libraries section.
STAGE PIANOS
The Nord Electro 5D 61 and 73 feature physical drawbars, while the Nord Electro 5 HP features our Digital LED drawbars.
ORGAN SECTION
TONE WHEEL ORGAN
The Electro 5 Organ section features a
new additional Principal Pipe Organ mode
as well as the Tone Wheel simulation and
the highly acclaimed Rotary Speaker
simulation of a vintage 122 unit from the
award winning Nord C2D Combo Organ.
The C2D B3 Tone Wheel engine is the result of over a
decade of perfecting our tone wheel simulations, a journey
that started with the original Nord Electro and followed by
the award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs.
Not only have we analyzed the signals from each of the 91
spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments we have also paid years of attention to each and every one
of the intricate details that make up the characteristics of
the actual sound in a vintage organ.
A new B3 Tone Wheel Bass feature gives you the classic
16’ and 8’ bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be
used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and
meaty bottom.
Both the Electro 5D 61/5D 73 feature physical Drawbars
and can accommodate the Nord Half-Moon switch with
stop/slow/fast modes (optional accessory).
VOX AND FARFISA
The Farfisa* and Vox* models are just as impressive as
the B3, simulating the behavior and unique response of
the original instruments. The Farfisa Compact Deluxe,
considered by many to be the mother of transistor organs,
involves routing matrixes and complex filter combinations
that offer a tailored sound with massive energy and highend.
The Vox* Continental’s brute design brings you a more
hollow tone, but with a very intense character. Both these
transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of the Amp simulations,
add some distortion, adjust the EQ and they will definitely
get you through any organ gig with flying colors.
The Nord Electro 5 series includes the same
Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122 unit
as the Nord C2D.
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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.
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STAGE PIANOS
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.
The Amp/Speaker simulation now features the same Vintage
122 Rotary Speaker simulations as found in our flagship
organ, Nord C2D. Also, there’s a flexible Stereo Delay effect
with Tap-Tempo and Ping-Pong mode.
EFFECT 1
Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can
be controlled with a Control Pedal.
EFFECT 2
DELAY
Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button and Ping-Pong
mode.
EQUALIZER
Three band EQ, with sweepable mid.
AMP/COMPRESSOR
Twin, JC, Small, Rotary, Compressor and a new Tube Overdrive effect.
MASTER EFFECTS
Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall,
Hall Soft
SEMI WEIGHTED WATERFALL (SW)
The Nord Electro 5D 61 and Nord Electro 5D 73 features semi weighted
organ type keys with a rounded “waterfall” tip, brilliant for rapid organ
shredding and synthesizer licks, but also plays nice with piano sounds.
Key range C-C on Electro 5D 61 and E-E on Electro 5D 73.
Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, a new Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.
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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
Soft Case
(5D 61/73)
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.
Soft Case (5 HP)
Keyboard Stand EX / Music Stand EX (5 HP)
KEYBOARD STAND EX
Nord Electro 5 HP only.
SUSTAIN PEDAL
Half Moon Switch
(5D 61/73)
Dust Cover
Sustain pedal.
Sustain Pedal
COMPARISON CHART
PERFORMANCE
Keyboard
61-key (C-C) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall
keyboard
73-key (E-E) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall
keyboard
73-key (E-E) Hammer Action Portable Fully Weighted keyboard
Drawbars
Physical Drawbars
Physical Drawbars
Digital LED Drawbars
DIMENSIONS
900 x 97 x 296 mm (35.4 x 3.8 x 11.7")
1066 x 97 x 296 mm (42 x 3.8 x 11.7")
1074 x 121 x 344 mm (42.3.4 x 4.8 x 13.5")
WEIGHT
8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)
9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)
For additional specifications, see the Nord Electro 5 specification page.
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PERFORMANCE FEATURES
•2 sound sources can be combined, either as a split or as a layer.
•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 the 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.
•6 selectable types of pianos - Grand, Upright, EP1, EP2, Clav and
Harpsichord. Each type can contain several different models.
•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 for Sample Library
•All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
•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
•1 GB for Piano Library
•All of the sounds in the Piano and Sample section can be replaced
using the Nord Sound Manager (Win/Mac).
EFFECTS SECTION
•Effect 1 – Tremolo 1, Tremolo 2, Pan 1, Pan 2, Wah, and Ring Modulator.
All controllable using a Control Pedal.
•Rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob.
•Effect 2 – Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
effect.
•Deep mode, for more pronounced impact. Rate controlled with the
Effect 2 Rate knob.
•Spkr/Comp - three amp/speaker simulations, compressor and rotary
speaker.
•Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob.
•Rotary speed controls - Slow, Fast and Stopped.
•User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration
rates.
•Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker
simulation.
•Dedicated Delay Effect with 4 feedback modes, stereo Ping-Pong
option, Tap-tempo and Dry/Wet control.
•Dedicated global Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft,
Stage, Hall, Hall Soft - and Dry/Wet control.
•Three band EQ with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation.
GLOBAL FEATURES
•400 (8x50) Program positions.
•Output Routing option for sending Part Lower to left output and Part
Upper to right Output.
•Nord Electro 5D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi
Weighted Waterfall keyboard
•Nord Electro 5D 73: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Semi
Weighted Waterfall keyboard
•Nord Electro 5 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer
Action Portable keyboard
STAGE PIANOS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (ALL MODELS)
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, 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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NORD PIANO 2
STAGE PIANOS
PLAY, SPLIT AND LAYER
The Nord Piano 2 gives you our best acoustic and electric piano
sounds as well as access to our versatile Nord Sample Library
and great sounding, tweakable effects.
The Nord Piano 2 HP features the light weight 73-key
Hammer Action Portable keybed.
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
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HIGHLIGHTS
EXQUISITE PIANOS
•
2-part multitimbral (Piano/Sample)
NORD PIANO LIBRARY
•
Layer/Split functionality
•
512 MB for Piano Library
•
128 MB for Sample Library
•
Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
The Nord Piano 2 comes loaded with a
selection of amazing sounds from the
Nord Piano Library - our specialized
library for Grand, Upright and Electrical
Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords.
•
Pedal Noise
•
Long Release
•
Effects section
•
USB MIDI
•
Two versions – HA88 and HP
All the sounds have been recorded using our state-ofthe-art sampling techniques to capture the extraordinary
nuances and unique characters of the source instruments
and covers everything from brilliant, factory new Grand
Pianos to detuned upright bar pianos with tons of charm.
Replacing the sounds is simply a matter of dragging and
dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for Mac and
Windows.
Read more about the Nord Piano Library in the Sound Libraries section.
NORD TRIPLE PEDAL
The entire Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library are
included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded
free from nordkeyboards.com.
The Nord Triple Pedal is included
with Nord Piano 2 HA88 and is
available as an optional accessory
for the Nord Piano 2 HP.
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The Nord Triple Pedal features Soft and Sustenuto Pedals
in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal enabling
the use of half-pedaling and “release and
catch” techniques.
STRING RESONANCE
Nord Piano 2 features our most advanced implementation
of String Resonance, reproducing the intricate interplay of
piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic
frequencies when other notes are played on our Upright
and Grand piano sounds.
PEDAL NOISE
When used with the Nord Triple Pedal, Pedal Noise recreates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the
damper mechanism, producing the characteristic thomp
and sizzle sounds. The Pedal Noise feature responds
dynamically to the force/momentum used when pressing or
releasing the pedal.
LONG RELEASE
The Long Release feature is suitable for legato playing
styles and can be turned off when desired.
STAGE PIANOS
SAMPLE SYNTH
PLAY, SPLIT & LAYER
PERFORMANCE
The Sample Synth section lets you play sounds from our
extensive Nord Sample Library - containing a vast selection
of quality sounds from leading sample producers as well
as the exclusively licensed sounds of the Mellotron and
Chamberlin.
Setting up a layer or split has never been easier and the
volume of the Sample Synth can be controlled separately
with an optional Volume Pedal - great for sneaking in
those strings. The Sample Synth section can even be set
to either ignore Sustain or use the sostenuto pedal on the
Nord Triple Pedal as separate sustain for advanced layering
possibilities.
The Nord Piano 2 has dedicated knobs and buttons for all
vital functions a player needs in a performance situation.
Transposing, setting up a split point or creating a layered
sound is accomplished in seconds. There are 240 locations, organized in 2 banks with 24 pages with 5 programs
each. The Nord Piano 2 also has 5 Live locations that automatically save the current settings - ideal as a sketching
pad at rehearsals when trying out new sound combinations
in the search of the perfect sound.
The Sample Synth section has dedicated knobs for adjusting
the attack and release and volume of the selected sound.
Read more about the Nord Sample Library in the Sound Libraries section.
NORD SAMPLE EDITOR
With the included software Nord Sample Editor you can
even create your own sample instruments. Load your .WAVfiles, assign them to keys on the keyboard and transfer
them to the Nord Piano 2 to play them instantly. The Nord
Sample Editor can also assist you in looping and mapping
your sounds.
EFFECTS
The Nord Piano 2 has an extensive Effect section with
great, tweakable effects. Each effect section can be assigned to either the Piano or the Sample Synth section and
lets you instantly add some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to
your sound.
The Effects include classic modulation effects modeled
after vintage stomp-boxes, a stereo delay, a 3-band EQ,
amp simulations of vintage tube amps, a compressor and a
master reverb.
LIGHTWEIGHT
The Nord Piano 2 HA88 is the most light weight (18 kg/40
lbs) professional 88-key stage piano on the market. For
those wanting an even more light weight option we now
also offer the new Nord Piano 2 HP with an exquisite 73key Hammer Action Portable key bed, weighing in at only
11 kg/ 24.25 lbs!
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KEYBEDS
HAMMER ACTION (HA)
The Nord Piano 2 HA88 features 88 fully weighted hammer action keys.
Key range A-C (HA88).
HAMMER ACTION PORTABLE (HP)
The Nord Piano 2 HP sports 73 amazingly portable weighted hammer
action piano keys.
Key range E-E (HP).
FREE UPGRADES
OS upgrades, pianos and samples
can be downloaded free of charge
from www.nordkeyboards.com
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
KEYBOARD STAND EX
GLOBAL
The height adjustable Keyboard Stand EX is designed to give you maximum
stability and comfort while playing and offers two selectable heights, 75 or
65 cm (29.5 or 25.6"). The legs are made of aluminum making them very light
weight and can be fitted in the soft case for transport.
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").
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 and Soft Case 76/HP both feature mid-level carrying handles
and wheels.
DUST COVER
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching Dust Cover.
Music Stand EX
•LCD Display
•2 banks with 24 pages each, 5 programs - 240 locations
•Live Mode – 5 Live programs
•Global Transpose: +/- 6 semi tones
•Program Transpose: +/- 6 semi tones
PIANO SECTION
•500 MB memory for Nord Piano Library sounds
•40/60 Voices Polyphony (stereo/mono pianos)
•6 categories – Grand, Upright, Electric Piano 1, Electric Piano
2, Clavinet and Harpsichord. Each category can contain up to
9 models.
•Advanced String Resonance, Generation 2
•Kbd Touch: 4 velocity response curves
•Long Release
•Mono Output – stereo pianos can be played back in mono
SAMPLE SYNTH
•128 MB memory for Nord Sample Library sounds
•Up to 99 sample instruments
•16 Voices Polyphony
•Attack and Release controls
•Octave Transpose: -1/+3
•Sustenuto pedal can be set as sustain or gate pedal for the
Sample Synth section.
•Volume controllable with Volume Pedal (not included)
EFFECTS SECTION
Nord
Triple Pedal
•Effect 1 - Pan, Tremolo, Stereo Auto-wah. Three selectable
depths for the pan and tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect
1 Rate knob
•Effect 2 - Stereo Phaser, Flanger and Chorus. Three selectable
depths, rate controlled with the Effect 2 Rate knob
•Delay - Four levels of feedback amount, Dry/Wet adjustment.
Tempo can be set manually or with Tap Tempo button. Range:
20 ms ~ 750 ms
•Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
•Comp/Amp - Twin, JC, Small (mono), Tube distortion (stereo)
and compressor (stereo).
•Reverb with six algorithms - Room 1 & 2, Stage 1 & 2, Hall 1 & 2,
Dry/Wet control
•Each effect assignable to either Piano or Sample Synth section
STAGE PIANOS
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
CONNECTIONS
•2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
•1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
•1 Headphone output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
•1 Piano pedal input - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord
Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6,
Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc
•1 Volume Pedal input - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
•MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
•USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB-MIDI
•IEC C14 power connector
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•Nord Triple Pedal (HA88 only)
•Nord Single Pedal (HP only)
•User Manual
•Power Cord
•USB Cord
•Nord DVD-ROM
DIMENSIONS
•HA88: 1284 x 121 x 340 mm (50.5 x 4.8 x 13.4")
•HP: 1054 x 121 x 344 mm (41.5 x 4.8 x 13.5")
•Nord Triple Pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm (10.4 x 8.8 x 2.8")
WEIGHT
•HA88: 18 kg (39.6 lbs)
•HP: 11 kg (24.25 lbs)
•Nord Triple Pedal: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Keyboard Stand EX
Soft Case
Dust Cover
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NORD LEAD A1
SYNTHESIZERS
THE NEED FOR SPEED
This is the new Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer – a stunning
sounding synthesizer with a simplified yet hugely powerful front panel interface.
Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all
musical genres. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1
TEC Award 2015
“Best Musical Instrument Hardware”
SOUND DEMOS
Nord Audio Demo
encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would
otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results.
00:00:19
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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
Nord Lead A1 is also available in a table top version, the Nord Lead A1R.
Rack mountable with rack ears (included).
PERFORMANCE
•
•
•
•
4-part multi-timbral
Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO
and Delay
Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph
USB MIDI
SPECIAL FEATURES
•
•
•
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Like Button
Mutator
Extra Fat Unison mode
OUR BEST-EVER
ANALOG MODELING…
At the heart of the Lead A1 is our new analog modeling
engine. Taking our virtual analog synthesis to the next level,
this modeling recreates a total analog signal path with
uncanny realism, and is capable of immense sonic variety.
With 26-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synthesizer
parts, the Lead A1 is a true synthesizer powerhouse that
goes far beyond the current trend for limited capability
analog reissues.
…COMBINED WITH
OUR MOST INTUITIVE
INTERFACE
Fundamental to the design of the Lead A1 is a brand new
simple yet sophisticated front panel interface. The design
is in fact the result of requests from professional players –
even the most experienced programmers - who need to
create the perfect sound as quickly as possible for today’s
live or studio time demands. The Lead A1 allows easy
patch creation and experimentation thanks to a new and
unique oscillator section, pre-programmed modulation
matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes. Dive in and create
incredible patches far quicker than would normally be possible with a synthesizer of such power.
SYNTHESIZERS
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.
SYNC
Emulates Hard sync by adding an additional oscillator that is the sync reference.
DETUNE
Adds a second oscillator, with control over its pitch.
FM
SUB MIX
Adds a second oscillator, with a choice of waveform shapes and pitches.
Oscillator 1 will be modulated by a sine wave from oscillator 2 at high frequencies.
There are several different pitch offsets for oscillator 2 (-12 to +48 semitones).
SHAPE
The shaping of the Panel Analog, Extended Analog and Fixed Pulse
waveforms uses a traditional waveshaping method, the other waveforms
are changed with a spectral shaping process.
AM
Uses a second oscillator to create Amplitude Modulation.
NOISE
Adds a Noise element to the original oscillator, Osc Control sets the mix.
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SYNTHESIZERS
FILTER SECTION
EFFECT SECTION
The Lead A1’s filter section features classic 12 and 24 dB
Low Pass, a High Pass and a Band Pass filter, together
with stunning emulations of the diode and ladder filters
from the legendary Mini and the TB-303 synthesizers as
used in the Lead 4. The Lead A1’s modeling of these filters
capture the true character and response of the originals,
allowing supremely flexible and precise sound design. The
filters are super-smooth with a warm analog character.
The Lead A1’s effects section features two stunning brand
new analog models of an Ensemble and Chorus, modeled
on specific vintage synths and adding classic warmth and
analog feel. Alongside these, choose from great-sounding
Ring Modulation, Phaser, Flanger, or Drive per slot, and in
addition a separate Delay and Reverb for each slot.
LFO & MODULATION
SECTION
The Lead A1 features an LFO with a choice of waveforms
and a three-stage ADR/ASR Modulation Envelope. The LFO
rate can be sync’d to the Lead A1’s master clock. The Mod
Envelope has its own velocity setting and also includes an
Invert function. Thanks to the intuitive design of the front
panel it is very easy to see what modulations have been
applied and to design incredible sounding patches.
SPECIAL FEATURES
LIKE BUTTON
MUTATOR FUNCTION
Unique to the Nord Lead A1 is the new
‘Like’ function, a simple and brilliant practical feature to use during patch creation.
When programming a patch it’s often
not clear if it’s yet perfect. Now with the
Lead A1 you can simply ‘Like’ what you’ve done into a
temporary location and continue editing. You can Like up
to 50 variations, with the ability to scroll between them to
compare your favourites or go back to a specific Liked
version to edit in a different way. When you’re ready, save
your favourite patch or patches to the Lead A1’s memory.
A popular feature of the Lead 4, the Mutator function
allows variations of a patch to be created by adjusting
one, some, or all elements of a patch by set percentages.
There’s also a wild Randomize mode to create an entirely
new patch with all parameters randomized.
FAT UNISON MODE
A newly designed “Fat-As-Fat-Can-Be” Unison Mode let’s
the Lead A1 challenge any vintage analog instrument.
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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
ARPEGGIATOR
MOD WHEEL AND VELOCITY MORPH
The Lead A1 features four separate Arpeggiators with Up/
Down and Random modes and a 4-octave range. Any or all
can be sync’d to the Lead A1’s master clock.
A classic Nord feature, the Morph function via Mod Wheel,
Velocity or pedal, allows you to control multiple parameters
of the Lead A1 simultaneously. Morph is exceptionally easy
to set-up and use - just hold the Morph button and adjust
any desired knob.
MASTER CLOCK
The Master Clock function of the Lead A1 allows the LFO,
Arpeggiator and Delay to be synchronized, either internally
or slaved to external MIDI clock. A Tap Tempo button allows
you to easily tap to the tempo of a drummer or to playback
tracks.
SPLITS AND LAYERS
Having four identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once
opens breathtaking layering possibilities. The Split-mode
gives you two 2 slots on each side of the split. A flexible Hold
functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in
the background while playing something else on top.
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Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching
Dust Cover.
Sustain Pedal
Soft Case
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.
Dust Cover
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
MIDI CONTROL
New in the Lead A1 is the Multi-Focus Mode that allows
editing and control of all four slots simultaneously. Save this
mode as part of a Performance and you have live realtime
control over all four slots of the Lead A1.
The Lead A1 features the convenience of MIDI over USB for
use with a sequencer or with the included Sound Manager
software. All of the Lead A1’s knobs transmit MIDI Control
data.
The control pedal support has been extended and now
includes Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg
EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
GENERAL FEATURES
•26 voices, 4 part multitimbral.
•3 part effects section (FX, delay and reverb) for each part
•49-key velocity sensitive keyboard (keyboard version only) with octave
shift buttons, +/-2 octaves.
•Keyboard Split with 2 slots for the upper and lower sections.
•Modulation Wheel (keyboard version only).
•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.
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
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
PERFORMANCE SECTION
•User Manual
•Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
•Rack Ears (rack version only)
•Voice modes: Poly, Legato and Mono with portamento, True Unison
1, 2 & 3.
•Four program slots for layering possibilities and multitimbrality.
USER INTERFACE
EFFECTS
•3 LED displays, 23 knobs, 3 encoders and 20+ buttons for program
and performance editing.
•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).
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
•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
SYNTHESIZERS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Lead A1: 802 x 92 x 260 mm (31.5 x 3.6 x 10.2")
•Nord Lead A1R: 466 x 115 x 169 mm (18.3 x 4.5 x 6.6")
WEIGHT
•Nord Lead A1: 4.85 kg (10.7 lbs)
•Nord Lead A1R: 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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.
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NORD LEAD 4
SYNTHESIZERS
A GROUNDBREAKING CLASSIC,
REBORN.
When the first Nord Lead was released in 1995 it started the Virtual
Analog revolution, offering a very distinctive sound combined with the
tweakability otherwise reserved for vintage analog synthesizers.
The new Nord Lead 4 takes what made the Nord Lead a success and
adds a whole bunch of innovative new features justifying the name performance synthesizer.
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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
OSCILLATOR SECTION
•
2x oversampled sound engine
•
USB MIDI
The Nord Lead 4 is a subtractive synthesizer with 2 oscillators per voice. All the classic waveforms are present,
Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle, Pulse and PWM.
Combining an advanced Virtual Analog synthesizer engine with 4 slots,
the innovative Impulse Morphs & Morph performance controls and
Master Clock sync, the Nord Lead 4 is a synthesizer dream come true.
The Nord Lead 4 also features Frequency (FM) controls for
adding spectral complexity and occasionally, nastiness.
Nord Lead 4 is also available in a table top version, the
Nord Lead 4R. Rack mountable with rack ears (included).
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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.
TRUE UNISON
WAVETABLE SYNTHESIS
The true Voice Unison mode lets you stack up to four
voices on top of each other per note (including the complete signal path of the Nord Lead 4) for really thick, wide
leads and basses.
The Nord Lead 4’s Oscillator 1 section features a wide
selection of wavetables including a unique type called
Formant Wavetables with resonant qualities that are
independent of pitch. Frequency Modulating the Formant
Wavetables can produce some truly magic results with
distinctive acoustic qualities.
SYNTHESIZERS
MODULATION
FILTER
MUTATOR
LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATION
The filter section of the Nord Lead 4 features 12/24 and 48
dB Low Pass filters plus a High Pass filter with dedicated
ADSR filter envelope and selectable filter tracking.
The Nord Lead 4 Mutator feature is an automatic program
generator with adjustable style and strength that can
either warp an existing program or create new totally
randomized programs.
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!
LADDER FILTER EMULATION
The filter section also features two stunning emulations of
the transistor ladder filters from a certain legendary Mini
and the 303. The emulations capture the dirty, squeaky
resonance of the originals and combined with the new
unison mode you’ll have plenty of opportunities for making
fat, squelchy basses and leads.
DRIVE
A new overdrive that operates separately per voice can
distort the waveform before it passes through the effects
sections.
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IMPULSE MORPHS
PITCH STICK
The Impulse Morph buttons are extremely powerful and let
you alter your sound instantaneously – brilliant for creating
spontaneous, synchronized rhythmic and tonal mayhem.
Doubling the LFO rate, changing the oscillator from Saw
to Square, enabling Glide, cranking up the resonance
and muting the Reverb - all at once - for 2 seconds in the
middle of your lead solo is now as easy as 1-2-3. Doing
wobbly bass lines and complex choppy pads live, in perfect
sync is a breeze! Impulse Morphs is a simple, yet universal
concept that offers almost limitless flexibility.
The unique Pitch Stick can be used for bending notes as
well as creating subtle vibrato effects, much like a guitarist
or violinist as there is no dead zone in the middle position.
The bend range can range from zero to 48 notes up/down
and can be unique to each program.
Assigning a Impulse Morph is simple – just hold down an
Impulse Morph button and turn the desired knob(s) to the
new value! Nearly every parameter can be controlled with
an Impulse Morph and LED-lights indicate which parameters have been altered. By pressing different combinations
of the 3 Impulse Morph buttons up to 7 Impulse Morphs
are available.
CHORD MEMORY
The handy Chord Memory function memorizes combination of notes so you can play a fifth or a chord with one
finger, brilliant for leads and quirky themes.
ARPEGGIATOR
The Nord Lead 4 includes a classic Arpeggiator with Up/
Down and Random modes and a 4-octave range. The
Arpeggiator can be synced to the LFO and Delay using the
Master Clock. A new Poly mode pulses all the notes you’re
holding as a chord instead of cycling through the individual
notes, great for choppy chord stabs when combined with
the new Patterns and Impulse Morph buttons. The Arpeggiator can be re-triggered both by the keyboard and using
the Impulse Morph buttons, and with 4 slots you can have
4 arpeggios running at once!
SYNTHESIZERS
PERFORMANCE
PATTERNS
The new Patterns feature contains a selection of simple
rhythmic figures that can be assigned to the Arpeggiator or
control the LFO.
MASTER CLOCK
At the heart of the Nord Lead 4 is the Master Clock controlling the global tempo. The LFO, Arpeggiator and Delay can
be all be synchronized to the Master Clock. The tempo is
easily changed globally with a Tap-tempo button so you
can tap in to the beat of your drummer and play intricate
rhythmically interlocked parts in perfect sync. The Master
Clock can also be slaved to an external MIDI clock.
MORPHS
The Morph is a classic Nord feature that lets you control
any “knob-type” parameters with the modulation wheel,
control pedal or velocity. The possibilities are endless –
like changing arpeggiator range or adjusting the Sample
rate reduction with the modulation wheel.
LAYERING
Having 4 identical, equally powerful synthesizers at once
at your disposal opens breathtaking layering possibilities,
both rhythmically and sonically. The Split-mode gives you
two 2 slots on each side of the split. A flexible Hold functionality lets you latch and hold slots independently in the
background while playing something else on top.
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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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
EFFECTS
Each of the 4 slots has its own dedicated effects section: FX and Delay/
Reverb.
DRIVE
Cover and protect your Nord unit with the matching
Dust Cover.
COMB FILTER
The Comb filter effect can create chorus-like effects when controlled from
an LFO or static spectral changes in
your sound.
An overdrive effect modelled after a
vintage tube amp is available. Make
your lead sound a little “furry” or crank
it up for a truly authentic overdrive that
distorts increasingly the more signal
The compressor effect offers Threshold
behaves like an old school delay when
changing the delay rate on the fly...
A great sounding reverb effect is available when not using the Delay, with
dry/wet controls, 3 reverb types and
a brightness control for rolling off the
treble when desired.
adjustment and can also be modulated
to obtain side-chain effects and more.
USB-MIDI
CRUSH
The Crush, Talk, Comb filter, Com-
With USB-MIDI, 29+ rotary knobs and
pressor and Drive effects can all be
20+ buttons that all send CC-data,
The Crush effect lets you reduce the
manipulated with the Morphs and
the Nord Lead 4 can also serve as a
sound’s sample rate radically. Give your
Impulse Morph performance controls
brilliant master keyboard for controlling
bass line a subtle lo-fi touch or pulver-
as well as with the LFO or the Modula-
soft synths.
ize it into crackling, digital star dust.
tion Envelope.
TALK
REVERB & DELAY
KEYBED
The Talk effect creates a voice-like talk
The Delay effect has 3 feedback levels,
The 49 velocity sensitive synth keys
box effect, with two different simula-
a Dry/Wet control and can be synchro-
are very responsive and great for quick
tions of a vocal tract.
nized to the Master Clock. The Delay
leads, basses and percussive sounds.
you shove through it.
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COMPRESSOR
has an optional analog mode that
Sustain Pedal
Dust Cover
Soft Case
POLYPHONY
OSCILLATOR SECTION
•20 voices. 4 part multi-timbral.
•OSC 1 generating sine, triangle, sawtooth, fixed and
modulateable pulse waveforms and wavetables.
•OSC 2 generating triangle, sawtooth or fixed and
modulateable pulse waveforms or noise.
•OSC MOD section with Hard- and Soft sync plus
Frequency Modulation of OSC 1 from OSC 2.
SPECIAL FEATURES
•Morph: One or more continuous (knob-type) parameters can be controlled by keyboard velocity and/or
the Modulation Wheel/Control Pedal.
•Impulse Morphs: Both continuous (knob-type) and
button-type parameters can have alternate value
settings activated by Impulse Morph buttons. 7
unique Impulse Morphs possible by pressing a
combination of the 3 buttons.
•Master Clock: The LFO rates, Arpeggio rate and
Delay time can be synchronized to an internal or
external (via MIDI) clock, with selectable rhythmic
divisions.
•Mutator: Automatic program generator with adjustable style and strength.
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.
FILTER SECTION
and Pulse width. The modulation amount can be set
as positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 2 rate can
be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•Modulation Envelope (Attack, Decay/Release) for
Osc Mix, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or 2 Pitch, FX section
and LFO 2 amount. The modulation amount can be
set as positive or negative/inverted. The Modulation
Envelope can be manually triggered by the Impulse
Morph buttons.
•Patterns: the cyclic waveforms of the LFOs can be
replaced by a pattern behavior. There are 128 different patterns, grouped in 6 different styles.
•Multi-mode filter with 12 dB (2-pole) low pass, 24
dB (4-pole) and 48 dB (6 pole) low pass, band pass,
high pass, Ladder M and Ladder 303 characteristics. Cut off, Resonance, envelope amount, envelope amount controlled by velocity. ADSR envelope.
Filter keyboard tracking can be set to off, 1/3, 2/3 or
full. Adjustable Filter Distortion.
PERFORMANCE SECTION
AMPLIFIER SECTION
EFFECTS
•ADSR envelope, velocity control on/off, gain control.
•FX section with continuous Drive/Modulation
control. Crush, Drive, 2 different Talk effects,
Compressor and Comb Filter.
•Selectable Delay or Reverb. Delay times at up to
1400 ms can be manually set or synchronized to
the Master Clock. Reverb has three algorithms,
Room, Stage and Hall with adjustable brightness.
MODULATION SECTION
•LFO 1 generates a square, triangle or any of 4
different types of saw- and inverted sawtooth waveforms. LFO 1 can be routed to Filter Frequency,
Osc Mod, Osc Mix, Osc 2 Pitch, Amplitude and
FX section. The modulation amount can be set as
positive or negative/inverted. The LFO 1 rate can be
synchronized to the Master Clock.
•The LFO 1 section is used to control the rate, range
and directions for the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator:
Range: 1 - 4 octave. Modes: up, down, up/down,
random, Poly. The Arpeggio rate can be synchronized to the Master Clock.
•LFO 2 generates a square, a regular and inverted
sawtooth, LF filtered noise and random staircase
waveforms. LFO 2 can be routed to Filter Frequency, Osc Mod, Osc 1 and/or Osc 2 Pitch, Pan
•Voice modes: Poly, Legato with portamento, Mono,
True Unison 1, 2 & 3.
•Four program slots for layering possibilities.
MIDI FEATURES
•All control knobs and switches send and receive
control change messages.
•System exclusive bulk dumps. One program or all
programs.
•Master Clock will sync to incoming MIDI clock.
SYNTHESIZERS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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.
•Rack Ears (Nord Lead 4R only).
MEMORY
DIMENSIONS
•Programs (single sounds): 4 x 99 locations.
•Performances (multi sounds): 99 locations.
•Nord Lead 4: 864 x 94 x 273 mm (34.0 x 3.7 x 10.7")
•Nord Lead 4R: 466 x 115 x 169 mm (18.3 x 4.5 x 6.6")
AUDIO OUT
WEIGHT
•4 outputs. Each slot has its own output.
•Headphones output.
•High resolution low noise 24 bit DACs.
•Nord Lead 4: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs)
•Nord Lead 4R: 3.35 kg (6.6 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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NORD DRUM 2
SYNTHESIZERS
THE SYNTHETIC DREAM DRUM
Nord Drum 2 combines the playability of real percussion with unique
and powerful sound creation possibilities! Create and play anything
from classic analog drum machine sounds and 80’s disco toms to
mindblowingly realistic percussion sounds you’ve never heard before.
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HIGHLIGHTS
•
6-channel drum synthesizer
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Resonance modeling,
Subtractive- and FM-synthesis
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6 generic trigger inputs
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Dedicated Nord Pad input
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MIDI in/out with CC control
•
Drive/Crush and EQ-effects per
channel
•
Repeat Effect
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Stereo output, with pan control
•
Headphones output
The Nord Drum 2 is a unique instrument designed with the
performing musician in mind. Its extreme dynamic range
and super-fast triggering add to the feeling of playing a real
percussive instrument.
TONE
NOISE
The Nord Drum 2 tone section offers 3 different synthesis
modes, each with their own special tricks.
The sounds of the Nord Drum 2 are generated in real time
by three sound generating sections – Tone, Noise and
Click. A simple analogy is to compare these to the components of an acoustic snare drum sound:
The Resonance Modeling mode simulates the resonances
characteristic for drum heads, bars, tines and cymbals.
It can deliver very realistic acoustic-sounding results.
The Noise-section lets you add texture to your sound.
It features 3 filter types, Low Pass, High Pass, and Band
Pass with adjustable resonance, cut-off and powerful
Dynamic Filter control. The Noise Decay can be Gated,
faded and be controlled dynamically.
The Tone can be compared to the drum heads.
The Noise can be compared to the snares that create the
“rattle” in a snare drum.
The Click is the very first part of the sound (attack)
– determined by what material you hit the drum head with,
like a drum stick, mallet or similar.
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The Subtractive Synthesis mode is excellent for creating
classic drum machine sounds using Sine, Saw, Triangle,
Square and Pulse waveforms and a dynamic Low-Pass filter.
The Frequency Modulation mode is brilliant for creating
synthetic fantasy percussion.
CLICK
The Click-section is a specialized section for an ultra-short
attack to the sound. A wide range of different click type
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.
Input
Noise
Click
Tone/
Noise
Level
Drive/
Crush
SOUND GENERATION
EQ
Level/
Pan
Click
Level
The Nord Drum 2 sound engine.
Acoustic drum triggers and digital drum pads.
DYNAMIC CONTROL
Nord Drum 2 offers extensive control of the dynamic response.
The Bend parameter can make the pitch travel up (or down)
depending on how hard you play. The Decay of both the Noise
and Tone section can be controlled dynamically, including
the option to shorten the decay the harder you play for a
dampening-like effect.
EFFECTS & MIXER
The Channel Mixer sets the level for each channel and also
features a Pan control for creating a lush stereo image. If you
like to send the kick to a separate output, just pan that channel
all the way to the left and the other channels to the right.
The Distort parameter lets you roughen up your sounds with
a sample rate reducing Crush effect or a non-linear distortion
modeled after the amplifier circuits of a vintage drum synthe-
Digital drum pads.
sizer module. The Repeat effect produces an effect similar
to a MIDI Delay. The repeating hits will be generated as if
they were played from a pad, including the complex dynamic
behavior of the Nord Drum 2 sound engine.
FLEXIBLE INPUTS
The flexibility of having both Trigger and MIDI-inputs lets
you use the Nord Drum in numerous ways. The Nord Pad,
drum pads, triggers and MIDI can be combined! Put an
acoustic drum trigger on your acoustic bass drum, add some
electronic drum pads as extra toms and let a MIDI sequencer
trigger a hi-hat sound. The Nord Drum 2 can also be used as
a 6-channel Trigger-to-MIDI interface.
SYNTHESIZERS
Tone
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
•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
•6 generic trigger inputs - ¼", 6,35 mm
•Nord Pad input - RJ45 connector
•DC input - 12V, 250mA
MIDI
•MIDI Note ON/OFF
•MIDI Channel Learn
•MIDI Note Learn
•MIDI Program Change
•MIDI CC parameter control
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
The adjustable input sensitivity and Trig Types lets you tailor
the Nord Drum 2’s response to the equipment of your choice.
•User Manual
•Universal Module Mount
•Universal Power Adapter
DIMENSIONS
•Nord Drum 2: 222 x 43 x 140 mm (8.74 x 1.69 x 5.51")
•Nord Pad: 295 x 27 x 219 mm (11.61 x 1.06 x 8.62")
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
NORD PAD
The Nord Pad is a light weight (1.5 kg / 2.2 lbs) playable solution for playing
the Nord Drum 2 with six super responsive drum pads and a convenient single
cable connector. Universal Module Mount included.
WEIGHT
•Nord Drum 2: 695 g (1.55 lbs)
•Nord Pad: 1.55 kg (2.2 lbs) (Sold separately)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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NORD C2D
COMBO ORGAN
THE COMPLETE ORGAN
SOLUTION
With 2 sets of physical drawbars per manual, extremely realistic
simulations of a B3 tone wheel organ, Vox and Farfisa transistor
organs and a beautiful sampled baroque pipe organ the new
Nord C2D is the ultimate portable organ solution.
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HIGHLIGHTS
•
B3 tone wheel organ simulation
•
122 Rotary Speaker simulation with
overdrive
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Farfisa and Vox transistor organ simulations
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Sampled Baroque Pipe Organ
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Dual manual, 61 key waterfall keys
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Two sets of physical drawbars per
manual
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Left hand drawbar preset panel
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11-pin Leslie Output
TONE WHEEL ORGAN
The Nord C2D B3 simulation is the result of over a decade
of perfecting our tone wheel simulations, a journey that
started with the original Nord Electro, followed by the
award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs.
Not only did we analyzed the signals from each of the 91
spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments, we
have also paid years of attention to each and every one of
the intricate details that make up the characteristics of the
actual sound in a vintage organ.
Our simulation not only reacts to the panel settings but
also adapts to the real time performance and will faithfully
reproduce the important fold back and energy robbing
characteristics; the latter produces the gentle compression
effect that makes those lovely smears absolutely wonderful. There are 4 tone wheel modes available, ranging from
the default vintage battered workhorse with plenty of leakage to a clean factory spec’d instrument.
CLICK, PERCUSSION AND VIBRATO
Miniature images show the original vintage components.
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The Nord C2D features a greatly improved simulation of
the characteristic mechanical key clicks that are a crucial
component of the classic tone wheel experience and the
amount can be adjusted to your taste.
The vibrato and chorus with the rotating scanner and its
analog circuitry are also carefully modeled to be just as
alive as the tone wheels and the Nord C2D features a redesigned percussion model that offers increased control over
the percussion levels when playing near-legato.
FULL HANDS ON CONTROL
Having two sets of drawbars per manual and the new
left hand drawbar preset panel makes using drawbars
actively while playing a joy. The Nord C2D 61-key waterfall
keyboard offers an ultra-fast response and has a firm mechanical action to provide you with the rock solid feel of an
original vintage instrument... For increased ergonomics the
panel and upper manual has been tilted slightly towards the
player and the panel between the manuals have a smooth
surface that’s easy on the hands when doing smears.
VOX & FARFISA
The mesmerizing sound of an accelerating Rotary Speaker
spreading the sound around the room is an essential component of the tone wheel organ experience. The Nord C2D
features 2 different Rotary Speaker simulations, one based
on a 145 unit and a brand new simulation of a vintage 122unit. There are three modes - Stop, Slow and Fast mode
that can be controlled either with the onboard panel buttons, an optional foot pedal or the Nord Half-Moon Switch
(accessory). The rotary speaker overdrive simulation has
also been redesigned and adds an incredibly meaty roar to
your sound. Naturally, the Nord C2D can also be connected to an external rotary speaker cabinet using the 11-pin
Leslie* high voltage output or the high level ¼” jack output.
The Nord C2D includes accurate models of the two most
popular transistor organs of the 1960’s, offering you that
massive savage sound created by their 12-top oscillator
frequency-divider designs. With the C2D, you get the same
dynamic behavior and unique response as in the original
instruments.
In addition to the Rotary Speaker model the Nord C2D also
features great Twin and JC guitar amp models with a powerful overdrive, freely assignable to the B3, Farfisa or Vox
organs. Add the 3-band equalizer, a feedback-delay with
tap-tempo functionality, and several types of reverberation
and you truly have an all-in-one effect section with stunning
sound right out of the box.
As with the tone wheel organ, both transistor organs have
their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them
with any of the Nord C2D’s speaker simulations, add some
distortion, adjust EQ and they will definitely light your fire.
COMBO ORGAN
AMP SIMULATION
The Farfisa* Compact Deluxe, considered by many to be
the mother of transistor organs, involves routing matrixes
and complex filter combinations that offer a tailored sound
with massive energy and high-end. The Vox* Continental’s
brute design brings you a more hollow tone, but still with a
very intense character.
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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)
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Great
(Manual I)
Pedal
Couplers
Fugara 8
Principal 8
Subbas 16
SW/GR
Rohrflöte 8
Gamba 8
Fagot 16
SW/PED
Principal 4
Gedackt 8
Gedackt 8
GR/PED
Spitzflöte 4
Octava 4
SWELL 16
Nasat 3
Rohrflöte 4
SWELL 4
Flöte 2
Qvinta 3
SW 16/GR
Vox Celeste
Octava 2
PED/GR. LOW
Scharf II-III
Mixtur III-IV
Oboe 8
Trumpet 8
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.
COMBO ORGAN
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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.
L
Rotary
Speaker
Pipe / Tonewheel Organ
PA-Mixer
KEYBOARD STAND ALU
The Nord C2Dcan 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
R
Rotary
Speaker
Tonewheel Organ
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
Guitar Amp.
Tonewheel Organ
Transistor Organs
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).
Multi Channel out
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).
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PEDAL KEYS 27
GENERAL
CONNECTIONS
This MIDI pedal board has 27 keys and an integrated Swell pedal, with a sturdy chassis of
aluminum. The long keys have a wooden finish and a length of 350 mms, to facilitate the
use of a proper toe-heel technique when playing. Just connect it to the C2D’s Bass Pedal
MIDI Input and you are ready to perform. It is very portable weighing in at only 15.5 kgs, 34
lbs.(Optional accessory).
•LCD Display
•Master Level Control
•2 Drawbar sets per manual
•Pedal drawbars
•126 Program Locations
•2 Live Buffers
•Stereo Headphone Output
•2 Line Level Audio Outputs
•Monitor In
•14V RMS High Level Outputs:
11-pin Leslie* Standard Connector
Quarter Inch Connector
•Sustain Pedal Input
•Rotary Control Input
•Swell Pedal Input
•MIDI In
•MIDI Out
•Bass Pedal MIDI In
•USB - type B connector
ORGAN SECTION
Pedal Keys 27
(optional accessory)
•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
Music Stand EX
Keyboard Stand ALU
Half Moon Switch
COMBO ORGAN
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
•Dust Cover
•User Manual
•Power Cord
•Nord CD-ROM
DIMENSIONS
•C2D: 966 x 163 x 445 mm (38.0 x 6.4 x 11.3")
•Pedal keys 27:
1055 x 320 x 620 mm (41.5 x 12.6 x 24.4")
with the swell pedal mounted in place.
KEYBOARD
WEIGHT
•2 x 61 Semi-Weighted Waterfall Keys
•C2D: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)
•Pedal keys 27: 15.5 kg (34 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Soft Case
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Compatible with
Nord Electro 3/4/5
Nord Piano 88/2
Nord Stage/EX/2/2 EX
Compatible with
Nord Electro 3/4/5
Nord Piano 2
Nord Stage 2/2 EX
Nord Wave
The Nord Piano Library is a specialized library for
The Nord Sample Library focuses on versatility and
acoustic and electric keyboard instruments and incor-
consists of a broad range of quality sampled sounds,
porates a number of unique technologies in order to
from raunchy accordions, naïve string machines to gui-
create the most realistic reproductions of the original
tars and brass. To ensure the highest quality possible,
instruments. The library contains a wide selection of
we have teamed up with renowned sample content
multisampled upright and grand pianos, vintage electric
creators like Kirk Hunter Studios, Precision Sound and
pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully
Sonic Reality. Also, you get the exclusively licenced
selected for their unique characters.
original sounds from the legendary vintage tape-samplers Mellotron and Chamberlin!
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ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR FREE
GRANDS, UPRIGHTS AND HARPSICHORDS
4 SIZES FOR
PIANOS
No matter which size you
decide to use, you will have
the same great sounding
and very expressive acoustic
piano at your fingers.
XL VERSIONS
•
•
•
•
Fully mapped keyboard
String Resonance: pedal-down samples for entire keyboard range
Detailed velocity mapping
Stereo sampled
L VERSIONS
•
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String Resonance: pedal-down samples for entire keyboard range
Detailed velocity mapping
Stereo sampled
M VERSIONS
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String Resonance: pedal-down samples in the important middle region of the range
Detailed velocity mapping
Stereo sampled
ITALIAN GRAND
CONCERT GRAND 1 CLOSE
ROMANTIC UPRIGHT
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.
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.
The touch and tone of the Romantic Upright
are harmonized perfectly from the powerful bass notes up to the sparkling treble
register.
BRIGHT GRAND
The Bright Grand is a 6'3" (191 cm) 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. Also available in a stunning
XL-version!
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 close-up microphone positioning to provide you with a very projective
character.
STUDIO GRAND 2
S VERSIONS
• Detailed velocity mapping
• Stereo sampled
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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
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.
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.
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..
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.
DX FULL TINES NEW
DX RUBBA ROADS 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.
This FM-based Electric Piano sound was sampled
from the legendary DX syntheziser, and emulates
the sound of a vintage electric piano.
SOUND LIBRARIES
SYNTH PIANOS NEW
Nord Piano
Library double DVD
ELECTRICS
ELECTRIC GRAND CP80
EP 3 MK II, SHALLOW CLOSE
EP 7, TINES AMPED NEW
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.
Manufactured in April 1981 and adjusted to
“shallow” timbre.
This MK1 was recorded through a magic mix of
custom built pre-amps, tube amps and vintage
outboard.
EP 4 MK V, CLOSE
WURLITZER 200 A
This is a one of a kind custom modified Gärbstedt
acoustic grand piano fitted with CP-80 pick-ups.
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 NEW
EP 5 MK I, BRIGHT TINES
WURLITZER AMPED NEW
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.
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.
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.
ELECTRIC GRAND MODEL G
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.
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.
CLAVINET
The Clavinet includes all 4 possible pick-up
selections from the original instrument.
The Nord Piano Library is compatible with: Nord Electro 3, 4 and 5, Nord Piano 1 and 2, and Nord Stage Classic/EX/2/2 EX.
Disclaimer: * Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa, DX and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia DMI AB.
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NEW We’ve have recently
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our existing sounds, we’re
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new sounds in the categories Strings, Choir and Folk
instruments.
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CONTENTS
Chamberlin • Mellotron • Strings / String
Machines • Wind / Brass • Tuned Percussion • Accordion / Organs • Guitar
/ Bass • Voices • Acoustic / Electric
Pianos • Synth
ORIGINAL SOUNDS
The Nord Sample Library contains a vast selection of high quality samples, no
matter if it is acoustic or electric sounds your are looking for.
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.
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
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.
The Nord Sample Library is compatible with: Nord Electro 3, 4 and 5, Nord Piano 2, Nord Wave and Nord Stage 2/2EX.
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
MKII LEAD SOUNDS
MkII Flute . . . . Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ABBA, Chili Peppers, etc
MkII 3 Violins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Stones, etc, etc
MkII Acoustic Steel Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moody Blues
MkII Harpsichord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MkII Accordion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MELLOTRON SOUND LIBRARY
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
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.
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.
Read the Mellotron history at nordkeyboards.com/
mellotron
NEW
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.
CHAMBERLIN MUSIC MASTER SOUNDS
Exclusive Nord Licensing:
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
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.
SOUND LIBRARIES
SOUND LIST
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)
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.
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
Read the Chamberlin history at
www.nordkeyboards.com/chamberlin
The Chamberlin sounds can
be downloaded for free from
nordkeyboards.com
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.
CHAMBERLIN UNUSED SOUNDS, FROM 1956-65
Staccato Violin
Vibrato Violin
Solo Violin
Doo Vocal
Pizzicato Bass
WaaWaa Trumpet
Tremolo Guitar
All trademarks mentioned in this publication are the properties of their respective holders.
CHAMBERLIN SOUND LIBRARY
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MIPA
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MIPA MusicTech Innovation and Excellence Award
Future Music Award
MusicTech Excellence Award
MusicTech Excellence Award Future Music Platinum Award
MusicTech Editors Choice TEC Award
MIPA Award
Keys Mag Nord Modular
Nord Lead 3
Nord Electro 2
Nord Electro 2
Nord Electro 2
Nord Stage
Nord Stage
Nord Stage
Nord C1
Nord Wave
Nord Stage EX
Nord Wave
Nord C2
Nord Stage 2
Nord Electro 3
Nord Stage 2
Nord Stage 2
Nord Electro 4D
Nord C2D
Nord C2D
Nord Stage 2
Nord Piano 2
Nord C2D
Nord Electro 4
Nord Lead 4
Nord Electro 4
Nord Lead A1
Nord Lead A1
Nord Lead A1
Nord Electro 5
Nord Lead A1
WORLD WIDE NORD DISTRIBUTORS
Visit www.nordkeyboards.com for a detailed world wide distributor list.
Disclaimer: * Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa, DX and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia DMI AB.
These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.
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