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Nord Electro 5D 61 Synthesizer


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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

At A Glance:
• Physical Drawbars on 5D 61 & 5D 73 models
• Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW) keybed features rounded "waterfall" tip, brilliant for rapid organ shredding and synthesizer licks
• 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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW)
The Nord Electro 5 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.

Splits & 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.

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.

Get your Nord Electro 5D Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electro 5D Piano/Organ Synthesizer
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual


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Number of Keys 61
Number of Presets Program Mode (8 banks x 50 programs)
Series Electro
Polyphony Piano: 40/60 (stereo/mono); Sample: 15 voices' Organ: Full
Other Features Physical Drawerbars; Amp Simulation/Compressor: Twin, JC, Small, Compressor, C2D 122 Rotary, Tube Overdrive
Model 5D 61
Audio Output Types 2 outputs (1 stereo or 2 mono); Headphone Out
Audio Outputs 4
Controller Types Control pedal, Sustain pedal, Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal
Weight 20.28 lbs.
Dimensions 42" x 3.8" x 11.7"
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Sound Engine Type .
Type of Action Semi-Weighted
Wave Memory 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library; 256 MB memory for Nord Sample Library
Number of Effects Reverb, Delay, Tremolo, Pan, Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe
Arpeggiator No
Sampling Yes
Audio Playback No
MIDI Sequencer No
Audio Inputs 1
Audio Input Types Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
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.