NAMM 2013

STAGE PIANOS • COMBO ORGANS • SYNTHESIZERS
Handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB

CONTENTS
STAGE PIANOS NORD ELECTRO 4 NORD PIANO 2 NORD STAGE 2 COMBO ORGANS SYNTHESIZERS SOUND LIBRARIES NORD C2D NORD DRUM
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Manufacturer: Clavia DMI AB, Box 4214, SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden Phone: +46 8 442 73 60, Fax: +46 8 644 26 50, Email: clavia@clavia.se www.nordkeyboards.com

Electro 4D SW61 61 Semi Weighted keys Physical Drawbars 7 kg

Electro 4 SW73 73 Semi Weighted keys Digital LED Drawbars 2X Memory 9 kg

Electro 4 HP 73 Hammer Action keys Digital LED Drawbars 2X Memory 11 kg

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STAGE PIANOS

MODERN CLASSIC
Since its first release in 2001, the premium vintage sounds, hands-on interface and robust, portable design has made the Nord Electro series a modern classic and a first choice for gigging musicians all over the planet. The new Electro 4 family all feature the new tonewheel engine derived from our award-winning flagship organ Nord C2D, including vastly improved Click-modeling, a new Rotary Speaker simulation with a matching new Overdrive and re-modeled percussion. The Piano section has added support for Long Release, suitable for legato playing and the String Resonance can now be turned on at will. Handling programs has become even easier with 4 Program Banks and 4 Live Locations. Furthermore, the USB port doubles as an USB-MIDI interface.

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NORD PIANO LIBRARY
The Nord Electro 4 series come loaded with a selection of amazing sounds from the Nord Piano Library - our specialized library for Grand, Upright and Electrical Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords. All the sounds have been recorded using our state-of-the-art sampling techniques to capture the extraordinary nuances and the unique characters of the source instruments and the library covers everything from brilliant, factory new Grand Pianos to detuned upright bar pianos with tons of charm. The Nord Sound Manager lets you easily replace the sounds in your instrument to suit your personal taste for any performance.

NORD SAMPLE LIBRARY
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Physical Drawbars New Organ Engine New Rotary Speaker Improved Click Modeling 4 Live Locations Long Release Delay Effect USB MIDI

The Nord Sample Library gives you access to our exclusively licensed Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds and a wide selection of quality sounds from leading sample producers. The Nord Sample library is expanding rapidly and all new additions are available as free downloads! Thanks to our included Nord Sample Editor software, it’s even possible to add your own samples from WAVE-files.

STAGE PIANOS

The Nord Electro 4 SW73 and Nord Electro 4 HP features our Digital LED drawbars while the Nord Electro 4D features physical drawbars.

EFFECTS
The Nord Electro 4 Effect section offers a wide selection of great, tweakable effects for instantly adding some dirt, glimmer or atmosphere to your sound. The Amp/Speaker simulation now includes the same Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation as found in our flagship organ, Nord C2D. Also, there’s a flexible Stereo Delay effect with Tap-Tempo and PingPong mode.

The control pedal support has been extended and now includes Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.

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NEW FEATURES
Comparison Chart Nord Electro 3 vs Nord Electro 4
Nord Electro 3 SeventyThree vs Nord Electro 4 SW73
• • • • • • • • • • • 380 MB Memory for Nord Piano Library 128 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library Nord C2D Tonewheel Engine Nord C2D 122 Rotary & Drive Improved click and percussion Selectable String Resonance (Gen 1) Long Release 4 Live Locations Delay Effect USB MIDI Support for extended features in Nord Sound Manager

QUICK SPECS

Multitimbral: No Keybed: 73 (F-F)Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW) keys Memory Nord Piano Library: 380 MB Memory Nord Sample Library: 128 MB Weight: 9.1 kg (18.2 lbs) Dimensions: 1120 mm (44.1"), 100 mm (3.9"), 300 mm (11.8")

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STAGE PIANOS

Nord Electro 3 SixtyOne vs Nord Electro 4D
• • • • • • • • • • Physical Drawbars Nord C2D Tonewheel Engine Nord C2D 122 Rotary & Drive Improved click and percussion Selectable String Resonance (Gen 1) Long Release 4 Live Locations USB MIDI Delay Effect Support for extended features in Nord Sound Manager

Nord Electro 3 HP vs Nord Electro 4 HP
• • • • • • • 380 MB Memory for Nord Piano Library 128 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library Nord C2D Tonewheel Engine Nord C2D 122 Rotary & Drive Improved click and percussion USB MIDI Support for extended features in Nord Sound Manager

Multitimbral: No Keybed: 61 (C-C) Semi Weighted Waterfall (SW) keys Memory Nord Piano Library: 185 MB Memory Nord Sample Library: 68 MB Weight: 7,65 kg (15,3 lbs) Dimensions: 900 mm (35.4") x 100 mm (3.9") x 300 mm (11.8")

Multitimbral: No Keybed: 73 (E-E) Hammer Action Portable (HP) keys Memory Nord Piano Library: 380 MB Memory Nord Sample Library: 128 MB Weight: 11 kg (24,25 lbs) Dimensions: 1287 mm (50.7") x 121 mm (4.8") x 340 mm (13.4")
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STAGE PIANOS

PLAY, SPLIT AND LAYER
The Nord Piano 2 offers our very best acoustic and electric piano sounds from the Nord Piano Library as well as more than 1000 versatile sounds in the ever-growing Nord Sample Library. Nord Piano 2 lets you layer and split sounds from both our sound libraries and we’ve added a volume pedal input for sneaking in those strings while you keep playing. All of the sounds are replaceable and it’s even possible to create custom samples using the Nord Sample Editor. We want technology to be transparent to the musician, which is why the Nord Piano 2 has dedicated buttons and knobs for all functions relevant in a performance setting.

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UNIQUE FEATURES
The Advanced String Resonance feature recreates the acoustic phenomenon of piano strings that resonate at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other strings are played. The String Resonance also makes a big difference when playing with the sustain pedal pressed down, where all the notes you play will have a richer sound quality to them, as all the undampened strings resonate together. The features is available for both Grand and Upright pianos.

NORD TRIPLE PEDAL
The Nord Piano 2 comes with the unique Nord Triple Pedal that dynamically recreates the mechanical noises of the dampening mechanism in an acoustic piano. The pedal also features the Una-Corda and Sustenuto pedal. The Sustenuto pedal can be assigned to act as a separate sustain pedal for the Sample section for advanced layering possibilities.

PERFORMANCE & PORTABILITY
The Nord Piano 2 sports 88 fully weighted Hammer Action keys. To ensure an even response each keybed is calibrated individually at the Nord Factory. 4 selectable Dynamic Curves lets you adjust the keyboard response to your personal preference. Weighing only 18 kg, the Nord Piano 2 is one of the most light weight professional stage pianos on the market.

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STAGE PIANOS

All of the Nord Piano 2 functions are readily accessible on the front panel. New features include an easy to use, flexible Sample Synth section and a new delay effect.

QUICK SPECS
Multitimbral: Yes, 2 parts (Piano/Sample Synth) Keybed: 88 (C-C) Fully weighted Hammer Action keys Memory Nord Piano Library: 512 MB Memory Nord Sample Library: 128 MB Weight: 18,3 kg (40.3 lbs) Dimensions: 1287 mm (50.7"), 121 mm (4.8"), 340 mm (13.4") Optional accessories: Keyboard Stand EX and Music Stand EX

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STAGE PIANOS

THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE KEYBOARD
The Nord Stage 2 is our flagship stage keyboard range and combines support for our Nord Piano and Sample Libraries, our award-winning organ simulations, a capable and tweakable synthesizer and a comprehensive effects section. All with a stunningly user friendly interface where all vital functions are only one button away!

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MAIN FEATURES
• • • • • • • • • • • • 6-part multitimbral, 2 Organs, 2 Pianos, 2 Synths Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample library support Advanced String Resonance and Pedal Noise-support C2 tone wheel organ modeling (Gen 3) VOX & Farfisa Transistor organ simulations Rotary speaker simulation Versatile synthesizer section with analog, FM, wave-table and sample playback Morph function for assigning multiple parameters to modulation wheel, aftertouch or control pedal. Comprehensive Effects section, layer up to six effects simultaneously External section for using the Nord Stage 2 as a master keyboard Expanded Live Mode with 5 locations Built-in USB-MIDI interface

THREE MODELS
The Nord Stage 2 comes in three models: The Stage 2 HA88 and Stage 2 HA76 feature our top-of-the-line fully weighted Hammer Action keyboard. The Stage 2 SW73 features a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard. Apart from the keyboard type and the number of accessories available, all three models have identical features.
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STAGE PIANOS

The Nord Stage 2 panel

QUICK SPECS
All models: Multitimbral: Yes, 6 parts (2 Organs (split), 2 Pianos, 2 Synths) Memory Nord Piano Library: 512 MB Memory Nord Sample Library: 380 MB Nord Stage 2 SW73 Keybed: 73 (F-F) Semi weighted Waterfall keys with Aftertouch Weight: 9,7 kg (21 lbs) Dimensions: 1111 mm (44"), 102 mm (4"), 297 mm (12") Nord Stage 2 HA76 Keybed: 76 (E-G) Fully weighted Hammer Action keys with Aftertouch Weight: 16,5 kg (36 lbs) Dimensions: 1132 mm (45"), 121 mm (4.5"), 334 mm (13") Nord Stage 2 HA88 Keybed: 88 (C-C) Fully weighted Hammer Action keys with Aftertouch Weight: 18,5 kg (41 lbs) Dimensions: 1287 mm (50.7"), 121 mm (4.8"), 340 mm (13.4") Optional accessories: Nord Triple Pedal, Keyboard Stand EX (HA76/HA88 only), and Music Stand EX (HA76/HA88 only).

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COMBO ORGANS

THE COMPLETE ORGAN SOLUTION
With 2 sets of physical drawbars per manual the Nord C2D is the ultimate portable organ for musicians that play the drawbars as well as the keys. The Nord C2D features an improved simulation of the characteristic mechanical key clicks that are an essential component of the classic tone-wheel experience. The amount can be adjusted to your taste and is sure to add more grit to your sound. Furthermore, the redesigned percussion model offers increased control over the percussion levels when playing near-legato and we’ve added a left-hand preset section for an unsurpassed level of hands-on control. Finally, there’s a stunning new Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122 unit and an equally amazing new Drive...

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VOX & FARFISA
The Farfisa Compact Deluxe, considered by many to be the mother of transistor organs, involves routing matrixes and complex filter combinations that offer a tailored sound with massive energy and high-end. The Vox Continental’s brute design brings you a more hollow tone, but still with a very intense character. As with the tone wheel organ, both transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of the Nord C2D speaker simulations, add some distortion, adjust EQ and they will definitely light your fire.

PIPE ORGAN
The Nord C2D pipe organ is based on a carefully selected baroque organ with a devastatingly beautiful sound and wide expressive range. Using cutting edge sampling technique, no efforts have been spared in producing a rich and varied sound palette for the demanding pipe organist.

SPEAKER SIMULATION
The Nord C2D features 2 Rotary Speaker simulations, one based on a 145 unit and a brand new simulation of a vintage 122-unit. The Nord C2D also features great Twin and JC guitar amp models with a powerful overdrive, freely assignable to the B3, Farfisa or Vox organs. The 11-pin connector even lets you connect the Nord C2D to an external rotary cabinet.

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COMBO ORGANS

The Nord Combo Organ C2D

QUICK SPECS
Multitimbral: No Keybed: 2 x 60 Semi Weighted Waterfall keys Weight: 16 kg (35 lbs) Dimensions: 966 mm (38.0"), 163 mm (6.4"), 445 mm (17.5") Keyboard Stand ALU, Nord Pedal Keys 27 are available as optional accessories.

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SYNTHESIZERS

THE DRUMS OF THE FUTURE COME FROM THE PAST
The Nord Drum is a revolutionary drum synthesizer designed with the performing musician in mind. Create classic retro-futuristic percussion with analog waveforms or use the harmonically complex waveforms together with different colors of noise for results that both sound and respond stunningly organic. Its extreme dynamic range and super-fast triggering add to the feeling of playing a real instrument. 4 high-sensitivity inputs and MIDI lets you play the Nord Drum with a wide range of Electronic Drum Pads, Acoustic Drum Triggers and MIDIpads/Sequencers for easy integration into any existing drum kit or the starting point for something completely new...

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Verdict: 4,5/5, April 2012

Verdict: 8/10, April 2012

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SYNTHESIZERS

TRIG IT ANY WAY YOU WANT
The flexibility of having both Trigger and MIDI-inputs lets you use the Nord Drum in numerous ways and you’re free to mix Pads, Triggers and MIDI at the same time. Put an acoustic drum trigger on your acoustic bass drum, add two electronic drum pads as extra toms and let a MIDI sequencer play the last channel for syncing to a backing track. The adjustable input sensitivity and Trig Types lets you tailor the Nord Drum’s response to the Pads or Triggers of your choice.
Tone

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Mixer

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The Nord Drum sound engine

Digital drum pads

Acoustic drum triggers and digital drum pads

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GREAT SOUNDS DON’T COME CHEAP, THEY’RE FREE
We spend lots of time and tons of money to keep our sound libraries constantly expanding... Then we give them away as free downloads at nordkeyboards.com All compatible instruments ship with DVDs containing the complete sound libraries.

LATEST ADDITIONS
• Italian Grand • Grand Upright
The Nord Piano Library is compatible with: Nord Electro 3 and 4, Nord Piano 1 and 2, and Nord Stage Classic/EX/2.

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80’s Synth classics (ELKA Synthex, Jupiter 8, Rhodes Chroma) Pianet N Vintage treasures (Philicorda, Godwin Symphony, Farfisa Polychrome) Power Synths

The Nord Sample Library is compatible with: Nord Electro 3 and 4, Nord Piano 2, Nord Wave and Nord Stage 2.
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SOUND LIBRARIES

From the recording session of the “Italian Grand” at the Swedish Radio.

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We haven’t forgotten our synthesizer roots... Stay tuned for MusikMesse Frankfurt 2013...

Handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB | www.nordkeyboards.com

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