Nord Electro 6D 73 Synthesizer Keyboard, 73-Key

Seeking serious stage synthesis? The Nord Electro 6D 73 keyboard puts powerful, performance-optimized patches at your fingertips, with Seamless Transitions.
The Nord Electro 6D with 73-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.

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 6 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable 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 73: 9 Physical 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: 26.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 15 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NOR ELECTRO6D73
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.nordkeyboards.com/support
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 14, 2019 by Kevin Lawrence in Leland, NC
"Amazing"
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Grabbed one of these about a month ago now. If you’re anything like me and you desire top notch bread and butter sounds then you need the electro/stage. I’ve been “pro” Motif for over a decade but got tired of those boards being overkill feature wise and subpar for sound quality. Sure they get the job done. But as for acoustic pianos, EPs, organs, brass and stings...Nord all day long. Love the hands on in your face editing. The online gadgets work well too. I literally went to Nords website, downloaded their sound editor onto my Mac, updated the OS on my Electro and was swapping and adding sounds all within 20 minutes or so. It’s all that easy. As long as Nord keeps upgrading their library...I literally have no use to buy another board for years to come. At the same time...again...my bread and butter sounds (APs, EPs, organ) are light years ahead of every Motif I’ve had before. It’s like having a baby grand and fender Rhodes that only weighs 20 pounds. My ONLY con with the electro (probably the same for the stage too) is that you MUST run stereo outposts (L and R) to get the full effect of 90% of the patches. Other than that...I really have no complaints about this board.
Musical Background:
20 years Keys, drums, bass and background vox
Musical Style:
RnB, contemporary Jazz, blues, gospel, soul, funk, pop, hip hop
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