Nord Electro 5D 73 - 73-Key Synth

 
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Since its introduction in 2001 the Nord Electro has been the natural choice for musicians in need of authentic emulations of classical electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in a portable and easy to use package.

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.

Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW)
The Nord Electro 5D 73 uses Semi-Weighted organ type keys with a rounded "waterfall" tip, brilliant for rapid organ shredding and synthesizer licks, but also plays nice with piano sounds. Key range C-C on Electro 5D 61 and E-E on Electro 5D 73.

Organ Section
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 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 has Nord analyzed the signals from each of the 91 spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments - they 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.

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 high-end.

Piano Section
Nord Piano LibraryThe new Electro 5 series all feature 1GB of Piano Sample memory, allowing you to bring even more unique sampled acoustic and electric pianos on stage. The subtle but effective Sympathetic String Resonance technology derived from the Nord Piano is now implemented in the Electro 5 delivering an unprecedented degree of realism to your performance when using our Grand or Upright pianos.

The piano section of the Electro 5 contains acoustic and electric pianos from the ever-expanding, and freely downloadable Nord Piano Library. Expertly sampled and brimming with unique character, the Grand and Upright Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichord, provide a stunning sound palette.

The entire Nord Piano Library is included on DVDs and new additions can be downloaded free on the Nord Piano Library page. Replacing the sounds is simply a matter of dragging and dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for Mac and Windows!

Nord Sample Library and Sample Editor
The new Electro 5 features a dedicated Sample Synth section with expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library (256 MB) and additional controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). The Nord Sample Library features a broad selection of free sounds from acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin.

The 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.

Effect Section
The Electro 4 Effect section (all models)Click to enlargeThe Nord Electro 5 Effect 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.

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.

Features:
  • Splits and Layers – Piano/Organ, Piano/Sample, Sample/Organ
  • 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 256 MB memory for Nord Sample Library
  • OLED Display for excellent overview and readability
  • 6 Split Points with LED indicators
  • Redesigned Program section with Set List feature
  • Organize Mode lets you rearrange programs and samples on the fly
  • E-E key range for 5D 73 and 5 HP

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electro 5D 73
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual

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Number of Presets 8 banks x 50 programs
Series Electro
Polyphony Pinao: 40/60 (stereo/mono); Sample: 15 voices
Other Features 6 Split points; Layers: Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth or Synth+Piano
Model 5D 73
MIDI I/O Yes
Number of Keys 73
USB Yes
Weight 20.28 lbs.
Dimensions 42"W x 3.8"H x 11.7"D
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Type of Action Semi-Weighted
Wave Memory 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library; 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
Number of Effects 10
Arpeggiator No
Sampling Yes
Audio Playback No
MIDI Sequencer No
Audio Input Types N/A
Audio Output Types 2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced; 1 Headphone output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack;
Digital Input Type USB
Digital Output Type USB
Controller Types Sustain; Rotary Speaker; Control Pedal
CV Jacks (Control Voltage) No
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.