The Nord Electro 4 is an update to the Electro series, encompassing everything offered in the Electro 3, and adding in a host of new features like the acclaimed Nord C2D B3 tone wheel simulation, 122 ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Nord Electro 4 is an update to the Electro series, encompassing everything offered in the Electro 3, and adding in a host of new features like the acclaimed Nord C2D B3 tone wheel simulation, 122 Rotary Speaker simulation, improved Key Click and Percussion, and so much more. The Electro 4 is a high-performance, lightweight synth with the power and precision to perform on stage and in the studio. Changing, editing and storing presets is a breeze with the Nord Electro 4, and there are also 4 Live memory locations that automatically save what you're doing. The Program memory can hold 128 different Programs, organized in 32 Pages with 4 Programs each.
All Nord instruments have dedicated knobs and buttons for all vital functions to keep the interface simple and easy to use during a performance. Functions only accessible through menus are printed on the panel for easy overview.
This version of the Nord Electro 4 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 F-F.
The Nord Electro 4 features the B3 tone wheel organ engine from their flagship organ Nord C2D and includes a redesigned Key Click simulation as well as the Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122-unit with a great new overdrive. The percussion model has been improved to offer increased control over the percussion levels when playing near-legato. Naturally, the vibrato and chorus scanners have been carefully modeled to be just as alive as the tone wheels.
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.
The Vox Continental's brute design brings you a more hollow tone, but with a very intense character. Both these transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of the Amp simulations, add some distortion, adjust the EQ and they will definitely get you through any organ gig with flying colors. The Nord Electro 4D is also fitted with physical drawbars, the same type as the Nord C2D, which is perfect for actively shaping the sound on the fly.
The Nord Electro 4 comes loaded with a selection of amazing sounds from the Nord Piano Library - a specialized library for Grand, Upright and Electrical Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords.
All the sounds have been recorded using state-of-the-art sampling techniques to capture the extraordinary nuances and unique characters of the source instruments and covers everything from brilliant, factory new Grand Pianos to detuned upright bar pianos with tons of charm.
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.
The Long Release feature is suitable for legato playing styles and the String Resonance (Gen 1) feature on Grand and Upright Pianos can be turned off when desired.
185 MB of the Electro 4D memory is dedicated to Nord Piano Library sounds.
Nord Sample Library and Sample Editor
The Nord Electro 4 series support the Nord Sample Library, giving you access to exclusively licensed Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds and a wide selection of quality sounds from leading sample producers. The Nord Sample library is updated on a regular basis and all new additions can be downloaded for free!
The included Nord Sample Editor makes it possible to add any sound you want to your Electro 4. 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.
The Nord Electro 4 Effect section features great, tweakable effects for instantly adding some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to your sound.
The Amp/Speaker simulation now features the same Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulations as found in their flagship Nord C2D organ. Also, there's a flexible Stereo Delay effect with Tap-Tempo and Ping-Pong mode.
Effect 1 - Pan, Tremolo, Auto-wah (stereo)
Effect 2 - Phaser, Flanger and Chorus (stereo)
Delay - Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button and Ping-Pong mode
Three band EQ, with sweepable mid
Compressor/Amp - Twin, JC, Small, Rotary and Compressor
Reverb with five algorithms - Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall, Hall Soft
Semi-weighted, organ-type keys with a rounded "waterall" tip
Nord C2D B3 tone wheel simulation
Improved Key Click and Percussion
122 Rotary Speaker simulation
Vox and Farfisa organ simulations
Nord Piano Library compatible
String Resonance (Gen 1)
Nord Sample Library compatible
Powerful Effect section
4 Live Locations/Program Banks
Extended Control Pedal Support
2X Memory for Nord Sound Libraries
Sustain pedal sold separately
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Comments about Nord Electro 4 SW73 73-Key Keyboard:
I've been playing synths since the mini moog and I've owned over 20 and this is the BEST keyboard I've ever owned- the pianos are good , the samples good but the organ is FANTASTIC !!! It is the Bly keyboard that faithfully reproduces a Leslie rotor speaker simulation - its incredible. It is the best keyboard for the money I have ever owned.
Comments about Nord Electro 4 SW73 73-Key Keyboard:
As a 40 year keyboard playing veteran (www.sweetcrystal.com), I've owned and played a boatload of keyboards. Always on the prowl for latest/greatest (and looking to downsize my live rig), the new NORD Electro 4 SW73 came across my radar and trusting in GC's 30 Days to try policy, I ordered one up. Wham!!! Instant piano/organ gratification! Instant - before any tweaking, any fooling around with all the great effects and parameters, out of the box I fell in love with the sounds and utter playability of this beast. Sounds like a commercial? Well it should be. This puppy is replacing both my venerable (and much loved - don't get me wrong) Hammond XK1/Ventilator combo and probably my Casio Privia as well. Why sclep 2 boards to a gig when this one blows them away?! Color me red! I'm a NORD-inista now.
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