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Nord Electro 2 Sixty-One Stage Piano/Organ   

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The remarkably light Nord Electro 2 Sixty-One Stage Piano/Organ is a perfect gig rig. 61 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted waterfall keys and only 17 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The perfect combination of heavy sounds and light weight!

The remarkably light Nord Electro 2 Sixty-One Stage Piano/Organ is a perfect gig rig. 61 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted waterfall keys and only 17 pounds. The best emulations of traditional electromechanical keyboard instruments ever.

The organ in the Electro 2 is based on the digital simulation of the mechanical tone wheels of the B-3 organ and it offers a number of very innovative solutions to mimic the B-3 sound. Such innovations include complex digital modeling of the original B3 chorus and vibrato scanner, simulation of the individual random contact bounces for each partial, and simulation of the unique frequency characteristics of the built-in preamplifier which forms the body of the B-3 sound. The drawbars are represented by up/down buttons and LED bar graphs. So when you change presets, the correct drawbar settings are shown immediately by the LEDs, avoiding the need for trial and error.

The piano section comprises several carefully multisampled electric piano instruments. As a bonus, it also includes an acoustic grand piano. The piano sounds are built up by a vast number of multisamples to catch every nuance from soft to hard hits. USB interface for quick and easy download of new piano sounds. Very flexible effects section including a rotary speaker simulation.

Includes v.2 software.

FEATURES
  • Drawbar settings presets:
  • 8 drawbar presets plus a random preset function in ROM and 9 user drawbar settings
  • Keyboard Split:
  • Makes it possible to play an organ sound with two different drawbar settings
  • Supports an extra MIDI keyboard in addition to its own for 2-manual play with varied drawbar settings
  • Electric piano section:
  • Rhodes Mk I Stage Piano, Rhodes Mk I Suitcase Piano, Wurlitzer 200A, Clavinet D6 and the custom modified Clavia Electric Grand Model G, and stereo acoustic Malmsjoe grand piano
  • 48 user memory locations (6 banks holding 8 programs each) in which you can store complete setups, including instrument settings (organ or piano) and effects settings
  • Effects:
  • Overdrive, rotary speaker simulation (slow, fast, stop), equalizer, chorus (2 types), flanger (2 types), phaser (2 types), tremolo, wah-wah (2 types), auto wah, auto panning, and ring modulation
  • 61-key (5-octave) velocity sensitive semiweighted "waterfall" (square front) keyboard
  • Connections:
  • 2 audio outputs, 1 headphone output, 1 control pedal input, 1 sustain pedal input, 1 rotary speaker speed switch pedal input, MIDI I/O, USB interface
  • Includes v.2 software
SPECIFICATIONS

Electro 2 Sixty-One Stage Piano/Organ

  • Dimensions: 35-1/2"W x 11-1/2"D x 4"H
    Weight: 17lb.
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4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't go wrong...

Love this keyboard! There are many things I like about it... Easy to maneuver! All of your settings are right in front of you. You don't have to scroll thru banks to...Read complete review

Love this keyboard! There are many things I like about it... Easy to maneuver! All of your settings are right in front of you. You don't have to scroll thru banks to tweak your sounds. Your effects, overdrive, Leslie sim, split, percussion, and EQ are all right there in front of you easily within reach and easily seen. The knobs are right there - all you have to do is reach up. I'm not too crazy about the virtual drawbars, but it's not a major issue, as they do react quickly and accurately.Great sounds! The old EP sounds are great, from after-touch to realistic attacks. The organ sounds are what sold me on this keyboard in the first place, after having done a few gigs with a local performer who had one of these, I knew this keyboard was one that was worth my consideration. The organ sounds are sweet, and the Leslie sim is one of the best I've heard. Great stereo sound when running stereo outs. One great thing about this keyboard is that you can route any sound thru the Leslie sim, overdrive, or efx. Want an overdriven Wurly? It's right there. Want a Rhodes going thru a Leslie? It's right there. Not to mention you can create splits, with some already pre-programmed.I've used this keyboard live and in the studio, and guys who come in and record always fall in love with this keyboard, especially gospel keyboard players. I've used this keyboard for southern rock, gospel, jazz, eclectic, and straight ahead rock, and am never disappointed. I'm not a big synth guy, but am considering buying other Nord keyboards for the studio simply out of my love for the Electro 2. This keyboard is worth the money, whether you're a gigging player, or a studio owner. Highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only good for B-3

I was taken in by the amazing B-3 sounds on this one, but was hoping for a bit more in the other keyboard sounds (especially piano). The piano was sub-par and the...Read complete review

I was taken in by the amazing B-3 sounds on this one, but was hoping for a bit more in the other keyboard sounds (especially piano). The piano was sub-par and the over-all few of the keyboard was very toy-like. Granted, you could carry it easily under one arm but I'd trade a little weight for better feel and variety. I returned this one and am looking for a replacement.

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5.0

Great Keyboard

By Mike-eIt6M

from Philippines

I bought it for the Piano sounds and the Clav.When you play the organ no preamp is needed with studio monitors it puts out a strong sound, With the piano sounds without a pre amp the sounds are very low on volume.I hook it up to my TC Eletric audio interface and the monitors sound great with piano sounds- Piano play back needs some kinda pre amp if you use studio monitors.Now when i hook it direct to my ad50 marshal accoustic amp the piano sounds are great.the sounds are worth the high price and the added cost of some kinda pre amp when you use the studio monitors is not a major draw back.This Keyboard has such great sounds that i hate to turn it off and i strogly recomend it to anyone who is looking for a great light weight piano and the organ sound samples are so real it is hard to tell them apart from the old church organs of years past.the draw bar adjustments are easy to use.As far as the software goes i have not even tryed it yet, i have a synch that i loaded the software with the first day i bought it the roland sh 201 which is a alright synch but some of the sounds could be better.the Nord I cannot think of any sounds i want to change, It is that good- get it you will not be sorry and if you are just going to run it threw a amp no pre amp is required but if you use studio monitors that just run it threw a mic pre amp or a audio interface and your good to go.

 
5.0

A little red monster

By The big E-U-MRA

from Illinois

I have only one beef with this keyboard, it wasn't around 25 years ago when I really needed it. I have been through a variety of synths over the years but it always seems to come back to making good acoustic and elctric piano and good Hammond organ sounds. This is the keyboard that does all of that. For the weekend warrior, the Nord and a good synth is all that is needed to get 'em out on the floor. No more lugging hundreds of pounds of keys to get great sound. It's now my number one keyboard for my home studio. Thanks Nord!

 
5.0

If you want to play any kind of keys...

By the cookie monster

from Miami, FL

This organ is what's up. I've played guitar, bass, drums, and all sorts of world instruments... and I gotta say, I have never FALLEN IN LOVE with an instrument like this Nord. The piano sounds so beautiful and crisp, and the Wurlitzer 200a is as close to the real deal as it could possibly ever get. And just recently, I've hooked myself on the Hammond B3 feature... what an organ- this thing rocks my world!

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5.0

OMG This thing is a beast!!!

By Jeffrey Collins

from Ohio

Amazing sounds and exactly what Eno would call a great synth, only does so many sounds, but does them the best it can. The sounds on this are amazing and I am truly looking forward to purchasing this baby. The price is a bit steep, but the sound quality and the amazing amount of flexibility for the sounds make this a very well designed synth from Clavia.

 
5.0

GREAT BUY

By Wesley-pG3b0

from Cawood, KY

I have had my Nord Electro for a year now and absolutely love it!!! I use it as part of the band at my church. I use 61 key Yamaha as the lower manual; hooked it up to a Leslie 2101 and it sounds immaculate. I have a traditional Hammond at my house and and actually prefer the Nord. BTW - was I the only one that noticed the Nord Electro being played at the 2007 VMA'a?The only drawback is the absence of a bass pedal option, but that's no biggie.

 
5.0

Nord Electro 2 Sixty-One Stage Piano/Organ

By Hobohemian

from Leesburg, Virginia

If you are looking for a versatile keyboard with amazing vintage sounds, the Nord Electro 2 is for you. I searched far and wide for a keyboard that would be useful for playing classic rock and blues covers and for recording original music inspired by classic sounds. Since purchasing the Nord Electro 2, I have not once been disappointed. The folks at Clavia have demonstrated obvious care in creating a keyboard that accurately and beautifully recreates the sounds of electromechanical keyboards like the Hammond A-100, the Hohner Clavinet, and the Wurlitzer electric piano. The action of the keys is perfect - not too stiff and not too flimsy. The keys are also very sensitive to variation in force, creating some incredible percussive effects. The rotary speaker simulation adds greatly to the authenticity of the sounds (if simulation and authenticity can be used in the same sentence!). The controls are intuitive and allow for almost endless variation. The sounds are rich, varied, and accurate. My only criticism of the unit is that not all of the sounds come in at the same level, requiring some manual adjustment. Additional sounds can be downloaded, and users can create and save their own sounds. The distinctive red styling is also a plus. Bottom line: this is a wonderful keyboard - perfect if you love those classic piano and organ sounds of the '50's, '60's, and 70's.

 
5.0

excellent for performance

By David Plasti-K

from Bogota, Colombia

in 5 octave keyboards you will not find a more freandly light weight and excellent sounds. If someone dont like the piano tell me which 5 octave keyboard has a better one. Try the steinway d and check your amplifier.It is a good complement for a lead or the future nord wave

 
2.0

Only good for B-3

By The Moe Greens

from Greensboro, NC

I was taken in by the amazing B-3 sounds on this one, but was hoping for a bit more in the other keyboard sounds (especially piano). The piano was sub-par and the over-all few of the keyboard was very toy-like. Granted, you could carry it easily under one arm but I'd trade a little weight for better feel and variety. I returned this one and am looking for a replacement.

 
5.0

Everything I Wanted!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've owned my Nord Electro 61 for over two years now and it's everything I need in a lightweight, compact board. At 17 lbs. I can walk into a gig as easily as a guitar player! The Wurly and Rhodes sounds are authentic sounding, and the B3 with onboard Leslie simulator is amazing. With a little tweaking, I was even able to come up with pretty convincing Vox Continental and Farfisa sounds (which can easily be saved and quickly accessable with the flick of a button). I don't use the Clav much, but in a pinch, it works well when I need a Harpichord type sound. The acoustic piano isn't that great, but is passible, especialy in the lower registers. Only thing missing in the effects section is a good reverb. Highly recommended for anyone who wants realistic, old school sounds all on one keyboard!

 
5.0

Nord Electro 2 Sixty One Stage Piano/Organ

By Doc Nelson

from Kansas City area

Fabulous Organ and Leslie sound. I've owned the full size and the compact organs that this organ copies, and I can't justify hauling 350 lbs. around any longer. This sounds better, is lighter, and you can download patches. I heard one of the finest "B" guys in the world the other night for over 3 hours, and I think my Nord sounds as good as his rig did. The acoustic piano is killer, as are the other patches. What a great thing technology is! I'll never go back!

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