Nord Announces Nord Electro 6

With double the sample memory of the Nord Electro 5 and a whole host of new features and improvements, the Nord Electro 6 packs vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in one keyboard.

Nord Keyboards and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the Nord Electro 6 Series. The Nord Electro 6 combines our award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package. With 3 independent sound sections, a new streamlined user interface and the addition of Seamless Transitions, we're proud to present the most powerful and flexible Electro ever - a refined modern classic. 

Seamless Transitions

The Nord Electro 6 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing. 

Layer And Advanced Split Functionality 

The panel has three independent sound sections; Organ, Piano and Sample Synth that can be used simultaneously as a layer or a split. It features 6 Split Points and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality introduced in the Stage 3 for smooth transitions between the two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.

Refined Program Section 

The new streamlined Program section features a handy Organize mode including Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly arranging your Programs to your desired order. A new Page View lets you easily sort and organize pages as a song list. 

Performance Highlights

  • 3 part multi-timbral NEW
  • Seamless Transitions for smooth program changes NEW
  • Simplified, streamlined user interface  NEW
  • Split and Layer all 3 sections NEW
  • 6 Split Points with optional Split Point crossfades NEW
  • Organize Mode for quickly arranging programs, sounds and pages NEW
  • OLED display for Program section

Organ Section

The Nord Electro 6 features our award-winning Nord C2D Organ simulations of B3 Tonewheel and Vintage Transistor Organs plus two Pipe Organ models. The Organ section also includes our latest vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation.  

2 Pipe Organ models

The Organ section now contains two different Pipe Organ models. The new Pipe 1 is a pure Organ with few harmonics. The Pipe 2, introduced with the Electro 5, is a recreation of metal pipes that commonly make up the backbone of a pipe or church organ, and now includes a
special new detune mode when enabling Vibrato/Chorus.

Dual Organ Mode

The new Dual Organ mode provides quick access to dual manual setups and offers great overview and control of the drawbar settings for both the Lower and Upper manual.

Physical Drawbars for Electro 6D 61/73 

The Electro 6D 61 and 73 feature Physical Drawbars offering ultimate hands-on experience for the dedicated organ players. These models also support the Nord Half-moon Switch (optional accessory).

Organ Highlights 

  • B3, B3 bass and Vox/Farfisa simulations from Nord C2D
  • 2 Pipe Organ models NEW
  • Dual Organ Mode NEW
  • Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
  • Physical Drawbars for 6D 61/73 models

Piano Section

The Piano section has a wide selection of acoustic, electric and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, expanded voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters. 

Factory Bank

The Nord Electro 6 factory bank contains an extensive selection of our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! The Piano section also features our new “Layer” category with rich dynamic layered patches.

The Nord Piano Experience

Nord’s state-of- the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments and unique ‘Advanced String Resonance’ delivers breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness. 

Nord Electro 6.

Replaceable sounds

The Factory Bank features an extensive selection from the Nord Piano Library but you can easily add or replace any of these sounds using the Nord Sound Manager. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique sounds, and always free of charge.

Piano Filters

Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid or brilliance. 

Piano Section Highlights

  • 1 GB Memory
  • Expanded polyphony NEW
  • Creative Piano Filters NEW
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • 4 Dynamic Curves

Sample Synth Section

The enhanced Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended polyphony.

The Sample Synth Section contains a broad selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for Windows and Mac.

Sample Section Highlights

  • 512 MB Memory (doubled from Electro 5) NEW
  • Expanded Polyphony NEW
  • Attack and Decay/Release controls
  • Dynamic control (filter/velocity)

Effect Section

The powerful Effect section features a wide range of instantly tweakable high quality effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects are stereo and can be assigned freely to the Organ, Piano or Synth sections.

The Nord Electro 6 Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe and Reverb with a new Bright Mode. 

Three models

Nord Electro 6D 61 features a 61-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (C-C) with Physical Drawbars
Nord Electro 6D 73 features a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (E-E) with Physical Drawbars
Nord Electro 6 HP features a 73-note Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-E) with LED Drawbars

Pricing and Availability

The Nord Electro 6 is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2018 with pricing to be announced. Nord Electro 6 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB. All specifications are subject to change without further notice.

Web: http://www.nordkeyboards.com/products/nord-electro-6

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