New Nord Electro 4 SW73 Completes Electro 4 Family

Nord has introduced the Electro 4 SW73 keyboard.

The Nord Electro 4 SW73 has twice the memory capacity of its predecessor, Nord Electro 3 SeventyThree, letting you use more sounds from the Nord Piano and Sample Libraries. The Organ section has been upgraded to the latest Tone Wheel engine from Nord’s dual manual organ Nord C2D, including a new 122 Rotary speaker simulation and Drive.

The Nord Electro 4 SW73 joins the Nord Electro 4 HP and Nord Electro 4D SW61, introduced earlier in 2012.

Here are the details:

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Nord Electro 4 HP Offers Hammer Action, Twice The Memory

Clavia has introduced a new keyboard, the Nord Electro 4 HP:

The new Nord Electro 4 HP has twice the memory capacity of its acclaimed predecessor, Nord Electro 3 HP, letting you fit more sounds from our unique Nord Piano and Sample Libraries.

The Organ section has been upgraded to the latest Tone Wheel engine from our dual manual organ Nord C2D, including a new 122 Rotary speaker simulation and Drive.

The amazing Hammer Action Portable (HP) keybed offers great-feeling, expressive, fully weighted keys at a stunningly low weight (11 kg / 24.25 lbs).

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Clavia Intros Nord Electro 4D Keyboard

Nord Electro 4D

At Musikmesse 2012, Clavia is introducing the new Nord Electro 4D, in time for the 10th anniversary of the first Electro.

Features:

  • 61-key semi-weighted waterfall keyboard
  • Drawbars as found on the Nord C2D
  • Support for Nord’s expanding Sound Libraries.
  • Sound improvements in the Nord Electro 4D include:
    • The Organ section features a brand new tone wheel engine, derived from the organ Nord C2D.
    • The Click-modeling has been improved.
    • Rotary Speaker simulation with new Drive.
    • The Nord Electro 4D supports Long Release suitable for legato playing and selectable String Resonance.
  • Handling programs is easy with 4 Program Banks and 4 Live Locations.
  • The Effect section now includes a new Delay Effect with tap-tempo, rate, amount and a stereo Ping-Pong mode.
  • The USB port doubles as a USB-MIDI interface.
  • Lightweight (7kg)

The Nord Electro 4D will be shown at the Musikmesse Frankfurt, March 21-24 at the Nord Booth B90, Hall 5.1. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

Nord Electro 3 HP Offers Hammer Action

Nord Electro 3

At Musikmesse 2011, Nord introduced a new Hammer Action keyboard, the Nord Electro 3 HP.

The Electro 3 HP has all the features of the original Electro 3, but sports a 73-key Hammer Action Portable keybed, with a classic E-E range and 4 selectable Dynamic Response Curves. The Electro 3 HP only weighs 11 kg, making it “the most ultra light weight professional Hammer Action keyboard on the market”.

Features:

  • C1 Organ Tonewheel/transistor modeling
  • Nord Piano- and Sample Library support
  • String Resonance (generation 1)
  • Licensed Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds
  • Rotary Speaker simulation
  • Flexible Effects
  • Light weight
  • Physical controls for all vital functions

The Nord Electro 3 HP is scheduled to ship in late April 2011. Pricing is TBA.