The Clavia Nord Electro 2 is a stage piano which was specifically designed to emulate the sound of vintage keyboard instruments (like different electric pianos and tone wheel organs) as authentically and detailed as possible including their characteristic effects (e.g. Leslie simulation for the organ) using sampling techniques as well as virtual modeling. The Nord Electro comes in two versions: one with 61 and one with 73 keys. It was succeeded by the Nord Electro 3 in December 2008.
Polyphony: Full polyphony
9 electric drawbars with memory functionality:
The drawbars of Nord Electro are represented by up/down buttons and LED bar graphs instead of ordinary mechanical drawbars. This gives you a big advantage: when you change presets, the correct drawbar settings are shown immediately by the LEDs. No need for the regular ’trial and error’ method. It's very easy to get the hang of changing the drawbar settings in a natural way with the buttons.
Drawbar presets: 8 drawbar presets + 1 random in ROM and 9 user configurable drawbar presets.
Effects: Swell (the characteristic B-3 volume pedal function) - Percussion (2nd, 3rd, normal/soft, fast/slow). Chorus/Vibrato (C1, C2, C3/V1, V2, V3).
Keyboard Split: Makes it possible to play an organ sound with two different drawbar settings (Lower and Upper manuals) on the internal keyboard.
Dual manuals - MIDI Split: Nord Electro is designed to support an extra MIDI keyboard in addition to its own. This makes it possible to play the Nord Electro as a 2-manual (Lower and Upper manuals) organ with different drawbar settings for each manual.
Electric Piano Section
Instruments: 4 multi-sampled electric piano instruments in Flash memory: Rhodes Mk I Stage Piano, Wurlitzer 200A, Clavinet D6 and Electric Grand. As an extra bonus we also included an acoustic grand piano (concert model)!
Effects: Presence (EQ featuring Frequency and Amount controls).
Memory: 48 user memory locations (6 Banks holding 8 Programs each) in which you can store complete setups, including instrument settings (organ or piano) and effects settings.
Effects: Overdrive, Rotary Speaker simulation (slow, fast, stop), Equalizer, Chorus (2 types), Flanger (2 types), Phaser (2 types), Tremolo, Wah-Wah (2 types), Auto Wah, Auto panning and Ring modulation.
Keyboard: 61-key (5 octaves) or 73-key (6 octaves) velocity sensitive semi-weighted ”waterfall” (square front) keyboard.
Connections: 2 Audio outputs, 1 Headphone output, 1 Control pedal input, 1 Sustain pedal input, 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input, MIDI In, MIDI Out. USB interface for fast and easy download of new piano sounds in the future.
Dimensions: Nord Electro SeventyThree: W: 111.5 cm, D: 29.5 cm, H: 9.5 cm (incl. "feet" and knobs). Nord Electro SixtyOne: W: 90 cm, D: 29.5 cm, H: 9.5 cm (incl. "feet" and knobs). Nord Electro Rack: W: 19", H: 4 rack units (incl. space for cables), D: 10.5 cm (incl. "feet" and knobs).
Weight: 17.2 lbs (SixtyOne), 20.4 lbs (SeventyThree).