Highly versatile stage keyboard known for its exceptional emulations of electric pianos, organs, and acoustic instruments. With three independent sound sections for seamless layering or splitting, advanced features like refined program settings, dual organ mode, and physical drawbars, it offers a rich musical experience. The Organ Section includes award-winning simulations, the Piano Section provides various pianos with creative filters, and the Sample Synth Section has expanded memory and polyphony. The Effect Section offers high-quality effects, making it a powerful tool for musicians seeking a diverse sonic palette for performances.
At a glance
- Three-part multi-timbral capability.
- Seamless Transitions for smooth program changes.
- A simplified and streamlined user interface.
- The ability to split and layer all three sound sections.
- Six Split Points with optional Split Point crossfades.
- Organize Mode for quickly arranging programs, sounds, and pages.
- An OLED display for the Program section, enhancing visibility.
The Nord Electro 6D 61 is a versatile stage keyboard boasting top-tier emulations of electro-mechanical instruments like electric pianos, tonewheel organs, and world-class acoustic instruments. This instrument offers three entirely independent sound sections that can be expertly layered. The seamless transition feature ensures a smooth, uninterrupted shift between your stored patches, eliminating unwanted voice cutoffs during transitions. The Electro 6 takes the award-winning Electro series to an entirely new pinnacle.
One standout feature of the Nord Electro 6 is its seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing, making it perfect for dynamic performances. Its panel incorporates three autonomous sound sections: Organ, Piano, and Sample Synth, which can be simultaneously layered or split. It introduces six Split Points and the innovative Split Point Crossfade functionality initially introduced in the Stage 3, enabling seamless transitions between the two split zones. Users can choose from three crossfade widths (Small, Large, or Off), each indicated by LED colours.
The program section of the Nord Electro 6 has been refined to provide a streamlined user experience. It now includes an Organize mode with Copy/Paste and Move functionality, allowing you to arrange your Programs to your desired order quickly. A newly introduced Page View simplifies sorting and organizing pages as a song list.
In the Organ Section, the Nord Electro 6 features award-winning Nord C2D Organ simulations, including B3 Tonewheel, Vintage Transistor Organs, and two Pipe Organ models. It also includes the latest vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation. Furthermore, it now boasts two distinct Pipe Organ models: Pipe 1 and Pipe 2; the latter was introduced with the Electro 5, which recreates the metal pipes found in pipe or church organs and includes a special new detune mode when enabling Vibrato/Chorus.
The new Dual Organ mode offers quick access to dual manual setups and provides comprehensive control over drawbar settings for the Lower and Upper manuals. Physical Drawbars are included for the Electro 6D 61 and 73 models, offering a tactile and immersive experience for dedicated organ players.
Key highlights of the Organ Section:
- B3, B3 bass, and Vox/Farfisa simulations from Nord C2D.
- Two Pipe Organ models.
- Dual Organ Mode.
- Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation.
- Physical Drawbars for 6D 61/73 models.
The Piano Section of the Nord Electro 6 encompasses a wide array of acoustic, electric, and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library. It features expanded voice polyphony and introduces new creative Piano Filters. The factory bank is stocked with a comprehensive selection of Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos, and Digital Pianos, all carefully chosen for their unique characteristics. A new "Layer" category is also introduced, offering dynamic layered patches.
Nord's state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the source instruments' subtle nuances and true character. At the same time, the exclusive 'Advanced String Resonance' provides an exceptional level of realism and expressiveness. Additionally, the Factory Bank can be augmented or replaced with sounds from the Nord Piano Library via the Nord Sound Manager, continuously updated with new, unique sounds at no additional cost. The Piano Section now includes dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, midrange tones, or brilliance.
Highlights of the Piano Section:
- 1 GB Memory.
- Expanded polyphony.
- Creative Piano Filters.
- Advanced String Resonance.
- Dynamic Curves.
The enhanced Sample Synth Section in the Nord Electro 6 features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended polyphony. It includes a wide selection of high-quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0, featuring exclusive licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Sample Synth has essential controls for attack, decay/release, and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique feature allows users to create their samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for both Windows and Mac.
Sample Section Highlights:
- 512 MB Memory (doubled from Electro 5).
- Expanded Polyphony.
- Attack and Decay/Release controls.
- Dynamic control (filter/velocity).
The powerful Effect Section of the Nord Electro 6 boasts a wide range of high-quality effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. These stereo effects can be freely assigned to the Organ, Piano, or Synth sections, providing extensive sound sculpting options. The Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, and Reverb, adding a new Bright Mode for added versatility.
The Nord Electro 6D 61 is a highly versatile and advanced stage keyboard with rich features and high-quality sound capabilities across its Organ, Piano, Sample Synth, and Effect sections. It's a powerful tool for musicians exploring various sounds and textures in their performances.