If you speak to someone that has played a Nord before, you will no doubt here about the quality of sound, operation and feel, and with each new line of Nord instruments comes even more improved and powerful features. The Nord Electro 5 HP delivers the latest in Nord sample quality, a stunning interface designed for performance and a 73-key hammer action keyboard to deliver one of the best playing experiences to date.
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When you glance over the Nord Electro 5HP top panel, you will see 3 clearly labelled sound sections, organ, piano and sample & synth. Although these sections are separated for easy operation, you can of course layer and split the sounds as you see fit.
The piano section gives you access to the huge onboard 1GB memory that is also compatible with the expanding Nord piano library so you no longer have to worry about trying to find that perfect piano sound, with the Nord 5 Electro it comes guaranteed.
The organ section uses a digital drawbar system that gives clear representation of your stop positions and now the Nord 5 also features a new principal pipe organ model as well as classic C, V and B Hammond models, there is also a Farfisa model with vibrato.
The final section is the Sample and synth section. With 256 MB dedicated to the Nord sample library, you have access to synth and ensemble sounds that can be used alone or layered and split with piano and organ sounds to make incredible timbres. All sounds can then be run through the built in incredible effects such as reverb, tremolo, rotary speaker, delays, chorus, flange and many more.
The Nord 5 Electro has a built in set list mode that lets you group programs and settings together for instant recall on the stage. This allows you to quickly scroll through settings with clear direction from the built in LED screen making those quick changes during and in-between songs a breeze. You can even move song settings on the fly for those last-minute set list changes.
The Nord 5 Electro is a powerhouse on the stage and in the studio. It contains a full complement of MIDI and USB connectivity so it can fit into any existing set-up with ease. There are also connections for line out, expression and sustain pedals for amazing control over your performance.
Manufacturer Nord Model Name Electro 5HP Finish Red Dimensions (H x W x D) 121 x 1074 x 344mm Weight 11.4Kg (25.13lbs) Keyboard 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable keyboard PIANO SECTION 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library 6 categories - Grand, Upright, EPiano 1 (tine), EPiano 2 (reed) Clavinet and Harpsichord 40-60 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application 15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds ORGAN SECTION C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the Farfisa 4 Tonewheel modes 9 Digital Drawbars Effects Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe Comp/Amp - three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive Rotary speed controls Close or Normal microphone placement Adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rate Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control Delay Effect - Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong Connectivity 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, Roland EV-5, 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 type pedal MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB MIDI IEC C14 power connector Included Accessories User Manual Power cord Nord Piano and Sample Library DVDs.
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