Nord Electro 6D 61 Synthesizer Keyboard, 61-Key

Get legendary Nord sound in a 61-key package! Layer and split Organ, Piano, and Sample Synth engines with Split Point Crossfade and Seamless Transitions.
The Nord Electro 6D with 61-note Semi-Weighted Waterfall keybed and physical drawbars combines their award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package. With 3 independent sound sections, a streamlined user interface and the addition of Seamless Transitions, Nord presents the most powerful and flexible Electro ever -- a refined modern classic.

Semi-Weighted Waterfall Keybed

The Nord Electro 6D 61 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 is C-C on Electro 6D 61.

Features:

- Three independent sound sections -- Organ, Piano and Sample Synth -- that can be used simultaneously as a layer or a split
- 6 Keyboard Split points (C3-F5) with Split Point Crossfade functionality
- Organize/Page mode: Group sets of up to four Programs into Pages, and arrange these using the Organize mode
- 4 Live Slots
- External keyboard feature: Freely assign sound engines to be controlled by an external keyboard, while others are played from the Nord Electro 6.
- Nord Electro 6D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
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Organ Section:
- C2D B3 Tonewheel, B3 Bass, Vox, Farfisa and 2 Pipe organ models
- User adjustable percussion levels, percussion decays and key click level
- Vibrato / Chorus Control with separate functionality for each model (the classic C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the Farfisa, Chorus/Detune for Pipe organ models )
- 3 Tonewheel modes: select the level of "vintage" desired
- Dual Organ mode for control of two independent manuals
- Manual Organ mode
- Mount for Half-Moon Switch on Electro 6D 61/73
- Nord Electro 6D 61/73: 9 Physical drawbars
- Nord Electro 6 HP: Digital LED drawbars

Piano Section:
- 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
- Categories: Grand, Upright, Electric, Digital, Layer and Clav/Harpsichord
- Each category can contain several different models.
- All pianos can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
- Advanced String Resonance-control (Gen 2)
- Soft Release
- EQ/Filter
- 4 Dynamic Curves
- Stereo pianos and samples can be played back in mono
- 120 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds.

Sample Synth Section:
- 512 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
- All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
- The Sample Synth section comes shipped with an extensive selection of one hundred samples - from the Nord Sample Library
- Attack and Decay/Release control
- 4 levels of dynamic velocity control
- Velocity sensitive low pass filter
- 30+ Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds.

Effects Section:
- All effects in Stereo
- Effect 1: Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
- Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
- Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal
- Effect 2: Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
- Two selectable depths for each effect
- Amp Simulations
- Comp/Amp - three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube-Overdrive
- Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
- Rotary speed controls - Slow, Fast and Stopped
- Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
- User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
- Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
- Master Effects
- Dedicated Reverb with 3 modes - Room, Stage and Hall - all with optional Bright Mode and - Dry/Wet control
- Dedicated Delay Effect - Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong

Connections:
- 2 Audio outputs L & R - 1/4", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
- 1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
- 1 Headphone output - 1/4", 6,35 mm stereo jack
- 1 Control pedal input - 1/4", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
- 1 Sustain pedal input - 1/4", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, -Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
- 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input - 1/4", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
- MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
- USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
- IEC C14 power connector
- Connections Nord Electro 4

Included Accessories: User Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 23.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 39 x 15 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NOR ELECTRO6D61
(1 ratings)
Submitted July 29, 2018 by Scuba Steve in Nashville, TN
"Nord electro 6D 61 key"
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I've played just about every keyboard ever made. It's kind of hard to buy based upon reviews alone, so when I had the chance to demo an electro 6d 73, I had a really hard time walking away. Afterwards, I vowed to not play another board until I purchased the Nord. Well, I did t have much choice because they were on backorder. After a couple weeks, I became sustained by the new Yamaha P125 I bought from zZounds a month or so ago. That was until I ordered the electro 6d 61. Even though it lacks a few extra keys, It's really not a problem. The feeling I had when I tried it out for the 1st time came back instantly, Only this time I played for about 2 hours straight. Between the action, the samples and the articulation and customization of the sounds in real time are amazing. I now understand what I've been missing for over 30 years of playing keys...Just never had $2200 floating around to justify on a keyboard. With zZounds 12months financing , I was able to finally get it. I was anticipating the 61 to be my second, but after playing it, It's probably going to be the only thing I ever use on or off stage. Maybe,..Perhaps the Nord piano 4 as a primary...Should give me enough time to pay this off before they release it. Either way, I must say that Nord is absolutely the finest electronic keyboard in today's professional market. I still haven't even dug into the setting yet or the library. There is still so much to learn and I certainly look forward to it!Thanks zZounds!!!
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