The 61-key Nord Electro 6D 61 stage piano/synthesizer brings a new level of versatility to an already established keyboard. Primed for live performance, the Electro 6D 61 offers user-friendly touches like a streamlined interface, enhanced split and layering options, extended polyphony, and much more. Expanded memory now gives you 512MB of memory for the Nord Sample Library, doubling the previously available polyphony. You also get the B3, Vox/Farfisa and B3 Bass from Nord's C2D Combo Organ. Gigging live just got easier with the Nord Electro 6D 61 stage piano.
Nord's Electro 6D 61 builds on the success of four generations of Electro Series keyboards. Nord has been listening to fiercely loyal Electro players, and the number one request was for real drawbars, a favorite feature among Music Experience keyboard players. Done. Having ready access to physical drawbars gives you the ability to tweak your sound in real time. And a mount for the optional Half-Moon Switch gives you an authentic-feeling control for the rotary speaker settings.
Nord loaded the Electro 6D 61 with a load of features that make gigging and recording easier than ever. A large OLED display lets you instantly see your settings, effects, and more. You can also set up splits and layers that combine the organ, piano, and sample sections. A dedicated Sample Synth section, with 512MB of memory, offers a large selection of samples and controls for attack, decay, and dynamics. With the Nord Electro 6D 61, you get the warmth of analog with the road-tested reliability of a sixth-gen digital machine.
Touring may be rough on musicians, but it's the gear that really gets thrashed. The Nord Electro 6D 61 is built to take whatever your tour schedule can dish out, and then some. Nord builds its instruments for serious professional use. The 6D's 61-key size strikes a perfect balance, offering you two-handed playability in a lightweight, maneuverable chassis.
The Nord Electro 6 combines our award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package. With 3 independent sound sections, a new streamlined user interface and the addition of Seamless Transitions, we're proud to present the most powerful and flexible Electro ever - a refined modern classic.
Seamless transitions : The Nord Electro 6 features automatically seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
Song Mode : A new Song Mode let's you easily organize a group of Programs for each specific song in the list. Each song can consist of up to 5 different Programs, freely assignable from your existing Programs. You can create unique Song Lists for different bands or situations and the names and order can be easily customized on the fly without connecting it to a computer. The super clear new OLED display offers excellent overview when selecting sounds and editing programs.
Layer and advanced Split functionality : The panel has three independent sound sections; Organ, Piano and Sample Synth that can be used simultaneously as a layer or a split. It features 6 Split Points and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality introduced with the Stage 3 for smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
Refined Program Section : The new streamlined Program section features a handy Organize mode including Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly arranging your Programs to your desired order. A new Page View lets you easily sort and organize pages as a song list. All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples are easily navigated using the new List View that offers alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options.
The Nord Electro 6 features our award-winning Nord C2D Organ simulations of B3 Tonewheel, B3 Bass and Vintage Transistor Organs plus two Pipe Organ models.
B3 Tone-Wheel simulation : The Organ section features our acclaimed Nord C2D Organ engine including the extremely authentic B3 Tonewheel simulation with four different tone wheel settings, ranging from factory new clean to leaky old vintage. An improved dedicated Bass mode simulating the Pedal Bass Tonewheels are available for either splitting with a Piano or Synth or with a B3 Upper Manual in Dual Organ Mode.
Vintage Rotary Speaker : The Nord Stage 3 features the latest generation of our vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation adding an essential character to a live organ performance and features Slow, Fast and Stop mode as well as a Drive control. The 122 Rotary Speaker simulation is available on each slot and can also be used with the Piano or Synth section
Classic Transistor Organs : Our impeccable simulations of the classic 1960’s Transistor Organs, Vox Continental and Farfisa Compact with all the classic settings, are also included in the Organ section.
Pipe Organs : The Organ section now contains two different Pipe Organ models. The new Pipe 1 is a pure Organ with few harmonics. The Pipe 2, introduced with the Electro 5, is a recreation of metal pipes that commonly make up the backbone of a pipe or church organ, and now includes a special new detune mode when enabling Vibrato/Chorus.
Vintage Rotary Speaker : The Nord Electro 6 has the latest generation of our vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation adding an essential character to a live organ performance and features Slow, Fast and Stop mode as well as a Drive control. The Electro 6D 61 and 73 support the Nord Half-moon Switch (optional accessory).
Dual Organ Mode : The dedicated new Dual Organ mode provides quick access to dual manual setups and offers great overview and control of the drawbar settings for both the Lower and Upper manual.
Physical Drawbars for Electro 6D 61/73 : The Electro 6D 61 and 73 feature Physical Drawbars offering ultimate hands-on experience for the dedicated organ players.
The Piano section has a wide selection of acoustic, electric and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, extended voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters.
Factory Bank : The Nord Electro 6 factory bank contains an extensive selection of our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! The Piano section also features our new “Layer” category with rich dynamic layered patches.
The Nord Piano Experience : Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments and unique ‘Advanced String Resonance’ delivers breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.
Replaceable sounds : The Factory Bank features a great selection from the Nord Piano Library but you can easily add or replace any of these sounds using the Nord Sound Manager. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new exclusive world class sounds, and always free of charge.
Piano Filters : Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid or brilliance.
Soft Release : A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
Dynamic Curves : 4 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from soft to hard.
The Sample Synth Section contains a broad selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.
The powerful Effect section features a wide range of instantly tweakable high quality effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects are stereo and can be assigned freely to the Organ, Piano or Synth sections.
Effect 1 : Here you can choose from Tremolo, two Wahs, an Auto-Wah, and an AutoPan. Use the AutoWah with a Clavinet for raw funk licks, create a psychedelic vibe with an Electric Piano on AutoPan, or give a Wurlitzer some body using the Tremolo. There is also a Ring Modulator on board, an effect used by many experimental and electronic musicians.
Effect 2 : The two Phasers, two Choruses, the Flanger and a Vibe effect are modeled from the classic analog stomp boxes that define the sound of popular music.
Amp Sim/Compressor/Rotary : Features authentic JC, Twin and Small speaker simulations with adjustable Drive, plus a separate Tube Drive simulation and a Compressor.
EQ : A 3-band Equalizer with sweepable mid.
Delay : The Delay effect features a Tap Tempo, Feedback and Mix (Dry/Wet), as well as controls for Ping-Pong mode and Tap Tempo.
Reverb : The Nord Electro 6 has three different Reverb types (Hall, Stage and Room) for adding some ambience to your sounds. All Reverb types also has a Bright mode.
|Number of Keys||61|
|Type of Keys||Semi-weighted Velocity Sensitive Waterfall keys|
|Other Controllers||Physical Drawbars|
|Presets||400 programs with 8 banks|
|Polyphony||120 Notes Piano, 34 Notes Synth|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/8" (monitor in)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (left, right), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)|
|Pedal Inputs||3 x 1/4" (control, sustain, rotor)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Power Supply||Standard IEC AC cable|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AMS-NELECTRO6D-61|