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Nord Electro

Nord Electro
A Nord Electro 2 with 61 keys
A Nord Electro 2 with 61 keys
Manufactured by Clavia
Dates 2001–2002 (Nord Electro)
2002–2009 (Nord Electro 2)
2009–present (Nord Electro 3)
2011–present (Nord Electro 3 HP)
2012–present (Nord Electro 4D)
2012–present (Nord Electro 4 HP)
Technical specifications
Timbrality 1
Synthesis type Sample-based synthesis, Physical modeling synthesis
Aftertouch No
Velocity sensitive Yes
Memory 64 programs
Effects 6 modulations, 6 effects, overdrive, rotary speaker, EQ
Input/output
Keyboard 61-key and 73-key semi-weighted
External control Sustain pedal, control / swell, rotary speed

The Nord Electro is a series of

  1. ^ a b Electronic Musician (1 Jun 2002). "Clavia Nord Electro". Retrieved 6 Jun 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nord World Archive". Clavia. 7 Sep 2011. Retrieved 6 Jun 2012. 
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  5. ^ a b Music Radar (19 Mar 2012). "Nord Electro 4D Unveiled". Retrieved 6 Jun 2012. 
  6. ^ Synthtopia (28 Sep 2012). "Nord Electro 4 HP Offers Hammer Action, Twice The Memory". Retrieved 15 Nov 2012. 

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In 2012 the Nord Electro 4D was released, which replaces the digital organ drawbars of prior models with physical drawbar sliders and has updated Hammond B3 emulation. It has a 61-key organ-style semi-weighted "waterfall" keyboard.[5] Later in 2012 the Nord Electro 4 HP and 4 SW were released. They have the same features as the Electro 4D, except with the digital drawbars of the Electro 3 and earlier, increased sample memory, and 73-key keyboards like the Electro 3 HP and SW.[6]

In 2011 the Nord Electro 3HP (Hammer Portable) was released, which replaces the organ-style semi-weighted "waterfall" keys of the original models with a light-weight 73-key hammer-action keyboard.[5]

In 2009 the Nord Electro 3 was released. It expanded the functionality of the Nord Electro 2 with Mellotron library and support for the entire Nord Sample Library. It was initially released only in 61- and 73-key semi-weighted versions.[4]

In 2002, the Nord Electro 2 was released. It contained new and updated software, but the electronics were identical to the original Electro, which permitted the original Electro to be updated to Electro 2 functionality through a software update. Like the original Electro, the Electro 2 was also released in 61- and 73-key versions as well as a rack version.

The original Nord Electro was released in 2001. It contained emulations of a Hammond B3 as well as samples of a Rhodes Stage 73, a Wurlitzer electric piano, a Hohner Clavinet and an acoustic grand piano.[3] The Electro was released in 61- and 73-key versions as well as a rack version, which featured all the same controls as the keyboard versions.

Models

One user of the Electro 2 is keyboardist Derek Sherinian, formerly of the progressive rock group Dream Theater, and now touring with artists such Billy Idol and Yngwie Malmsteen in addition to a solo career in his group Planet X.[2]

There is an effect section that emulates popular "stomp box" presence control, and the Clavinet includes settings to emulate the various switches found on the original instrument.[1] As with other Clavia products, it is distinctive for its red color. Unlike the Clavia Nord Stage, it can only play one instrument at a time, although a second keyboard can be attached via MIDI as an additional organ manual.

The Nord Electro has two sections. One is a drawbars of the Nord Electro are represented by LED bar graphs and up/down buttons instead of the traditional mechanical drawbars.

Features

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