The Nord Electro 6Â features automatically seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
Layer and advanced Split functionalityÂ
The panel has three independent sound sections; Organ, Piano and Sample Synth that can be used simultaneously as a layer or a split. ItÂ featuresÂ 6Â Split Points and theÂ new Split Point Crossfade functionality introduced with the Stage 3 for smooth transitions betweenÂ two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfadeÂ widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
Refined Program SectionÂ
The new streamlined Program section features aÂ handy Organize mode including Copy/Paste andÂ MoveÂ functionality for quickly arrangingÂ 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 theÂ new List View that offers alphabetical,Â numerical and category sorting options.
The Nord Electro 6 features our award-winning Nord C2D Organ simulations of B3 Tonewheel, B3 Bass andÂ Vintage Transistor Organs plus two Pipe Organ models.
B3 Tonewheel simulation
TheÂ Organ section features our acclaimedÂ Nord C2D Organ engine including the extremely authentic B3Â TonewheelÂ 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.
Classic Transistor Organs
Our impeccableÂ simulations ofÂ the classic 1960â€™s Transistor Organs,Â Vox Continental andÂ Farfisa Compact with all the classic settings, are also includedÂ in the Organ section.
The Organ section now contains two different Pipe Organ models. The new Pipe 1Â is a pureÂ Organ with few harmonics. The Pipe 2, introduced with the Electro 5, is a recreation ofÂ metal pipes that commonly make up the backbone of a pipe or church organ, and now includesÂ a special newÂ detune mode when enabling Vibrato/Chorus.
Vintage Rotary Speaker
The Nord Electro 6Â has the latest generation of ourÂ vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulationÂ addingÂ anÂ essential character to a live organ performance and featuresÂ Slow, Fast and Stop mode as well as a Drive control. The Electro 6D 61 and 73Â supportÂ the Nord Half-moon Switch (optional accessory).
Dual Organ Mode
The dedicatedÂ new Dual Organ mode provides quick access to dual manual setupsÂ and offers great overview and control of the drawbar settings for both the Lower and Upper manual.
PhysicalÂ Drawbars for Electro 6D 61/73Â
The Electro 6D 61 andÂ 73 featureÂ Physical Drawbars offering ultimate hands-on experience for the dedicated organ players.Â TheÂ Electro 6 HPÂ features Digital LED Drawbars, offering excellent overview over currentÂ settings.
TheÂ Piano section has a wideÂ selection of acoustic, electric and digital pianos from theÂ exclusive Nord Piano Library, extended voice polyphonyÂ and creative new Piano Filters.
The Nord Electro 6 factory bank contains an extensiveÂ selection of our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric PianosÂ and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! The Piano section also features our new â€œLayerâ€ category with rich dynamic layered patches.
The Nord Piano Experience
Nordâ€™s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments andÂ unique â€˜Advanced String Resonanceâ€™Â delivers breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.
TheÂ Factory Bank featuresÂ aÂ great selection from theÂ Nord Piano Library butÂ you can easily add or replaceÂ 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.
Providing an additional level of sonic control, theÂ Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid orÂ brilliance.
A Soft Release-mode adds aÂ slightly longer release,Â more suitable for legato playing,Â emulating aÂ looserÂ damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
4 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from soft to hard.
SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION
The enhanced Sample Synth SectionÂ features expandedÂ memory forÂ the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended polyphony.
The Sample Synth Section containsÂ a broad selection of high quality soundsÂ from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Sample Synth is equipped withÂ essential controls forÂ attack, decay/release and dynamicsÂ (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allowsÂ you toÂ create your own samples using theÂ free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.
The powerful EffectÂ section features a wide range of instantly tweakable high quality effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects are stereo andÂ can be assigned freely to theÂ Organ, Piano or Synth sections.
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.
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.
Features authentic JC, Twin and SmallÂ speaker simulations with adjustable Drive, plus a separate Tube Drive simulation and a Compressor.
AÂ 3-band Equalizer with sweepable mid.
The Delay effect features a Tap Tempo, FeedbackÂ and Mix (Dry/Wet), as well as controls forÂ Ping-Pong mode and Tap Tempo.
The Nord Electro 6 hasÂ threeÂ different Reverb types (Hall,Â StageÂ and Room) for adding some ambience to your sounds. All Reverb types also has a Bright mode.
NORD MUSIC STAND V2
All Nord Electro 6 models can accomodate the new Nord Music Stand V2 - a robust aluminum stand with room for 4 sheets of music.
Each Fatar keybed is meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
Hammer Action Portable (HP)
The Nord Electro 6Â HP keybed uses amazingly portable weighted hammer action piano keys. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but also works great for organ playing.Â Key range 6Â HP: E-E.
Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW)
The Nord Electro 6D 61 and 6D 73Â 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 6D 61 and E-E on Electro 6D 73.
Control Pedal support has been improved and now supports the following pedals: Fatar, Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7,Â Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10. The Control Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal can beÂ assigned independently forÂ each section.