Clavia’s goal when developing Nord Electro was to create the best emulations of the traditional electromechanical keyboard instruments on the market, and to make the instrument compact and lightweight. Nothing else. No brass banks, no orchestral sounds. No compromises. Just outstanding electromechanical keyboard sounds with true feel, from fast keyboard response to authentic sound. To make a great tool you have to put all the focus on a few things, and that’s what we did with Nord Electro. Think about it, the best tool isn’t a Swiss army knife.
The Interface of the Electro is divided into two sections. You will find the tone wheel organ section on your left hand side and the electric piano section on the right. The organ in Nord Electro is based on a digital implementation of the mechanical tone wheels of the B-3 organ. It offers innovative solutions to mimic the typical B-3 sound, for example:
A complex digital model of the original chorus and vibrato scanner Simulation of the individual random contact bounces for each partial Simulation of the unique frequency characteristics of the built-in pre-amplifier which forms the ”body” of the B-3 sound. On the right hand side of Nord Electro you will find a selection of electromechanical pianos. Nord Electro features a unique multi-sample playback, catching every nuance from soft to hard hits. Nord Electro comes right out of the box with several legendary electric piano sounds stored in flash memory. Nord Electro also sports a USB interface for quick and easy download of new piano sounds in the future.
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