The Nord Electro 6 range brings a wealth of new features and defines a new standard of performance focused, portable keyboards, available with three different keybeds to suit your playing style.
At a glance
- Available with three different keybeds
- Improved sound engines and playability
- Enhanced control and support for third-party peripherals
- Handmade in Sweden
The Nord Electro 6D 73 is a remarkably versatile stage keyboard that boasts top-notch emulations of electromechanical instruments, encompassing electric pianos, tonewheel organs, and world-class acoustic instruments. Distinguishing itself with three completely independent sound sections that can be seamlessly layered together, this instrument sets a new standard for the renowned Electro series.
Seamless transitions: When transitioning between sounds or programs while playing, the Nord Electro 6D 73 offers seamless transitions, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted musical experience.
Layer and Advanced Split Functionality: The instrument's panel features three autonomous sound sections - Organ, Piano, and Sample Synth - which can be employed simultaneously as layers or splits. With 6 Split Points and the innovative Split Point Crossfade functionality, initially introduced in the Stage 3 model, you can achieve seamless transitions between the two split zones. You can choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large, or Off) as indicated by different LED colours.
Refined Program Section: The Nord Electro 6D 73 introduces a streamlined Program section with an Organize mode featuring Copy/Paste and Move functionality, allowing you to efficiently arrange your Programs in your preferred order. A new Page View simplifies sorting and organizing pages as a song list.
- 3-part multi-timbral capability
- Seamless Transitions for uninterrupted program changes
- User-friendly, simplified interface
- Ability to split and layer all 3 sound sections
- 6 Split Points with optional Split Point crossfades
- Organize Mode for quick program, sound, and page arrangement
- OLED display for the Program section
Organ Section: The Nord Electro 6D 73 incorporates Nord's award-winning Nord C2D Organ simulations, encompassing B3 Tonewheel and Vintage Transistor Organs and two Pipe Organ models. The Organ section also boasts the latest vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation.
Pipe Organ Models: Within the Organ section, you'll find two distinct Pipe Organ models. Pipe 1 offers a pure Organ sound with few harmonics. In contrast, Pipe 2, originally introduced with the Electro 5, emulates the metal pipes commonly found in pipe and church organs, now including a unique detune mode when enabling Vibrato/Chorus.
Dual Organ Mode: The new Dual Organ mode provides rapid access to dual manual setups and grants comprehensive control over the drawbar settings for both the Lower and Upper manual.
Physical Drawbars for Electro 6D 73: Dedicated organ players will appreciate the Physical Drawbars on the Electro 6D 73, offering an authentic hands-on experience. These models also support the Nord Half-moon Switch (optional accessory).
- B3, B3 bass, and Vox/Farfisa simulations from Nord C2D
- 2 Pipe Organ models
- Dual Organ Mode
- Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
- Physical Drawbars for 6D 73 model
Piano Section: The Piano section offers a diverse array of acoustic, electric, and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library. It features expanded voice polyphony and innovative new Piano Filters.
Factory Bank: The Nord Electro 6 factory bank encompasses an extensive selection of the latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos, and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, all meticulously chosen for their distinct characteristics. The Piano section also introduces the "Layer" category, featuring rich, dynamically layered patches.
The Nord Piano Experience: Utilizing cutting-edge sampling techniques, Nord captures the subtle nuances and true character of source instruments, while the 'Advanced String Resonance' feature delivers unparalleled realism and expressiveness.
Replaceable Sounds: While the Factory Bank offers a wide selection from the Nord Piano Library, you can easily add or replace sounds using the Nord Sound Manager. The Nord Piano Library is continuously updated with new, unique sounds, always free of charge.
Piano Filters: To provide additional sonic control, the Piano Section now boasts dedicated piano filters emphasising softness, midrange, or brilliance.
Piano Section Highlights:
- 1 GB Memory
- Expanded polyphony
- Creative Piano Filters
- Advanced String Resonance
- Dynamic Curves
Sample Synth Section: The enhanced Sample Synth Section boasts expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended polyphony. It offers a broad selection of high-quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0, including the exclusive licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Sample Synth features essential controls for attack, decay/release, and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for Windows and Mac.
Sample Section Highlights:
- 512 MB Memory (doubled from Electro 5)
- Expanded Polyphony
- Attack and Decay/Release controls
- Dynamic control (filter/velocity)
Effect Section: The powerful Effect section boasts a wide range of instantly tweakable high-quality effects inspired by classic stomp boxes. All effects are in stereo and can be freely assigned to the Organ, Piano, or Synth sections. The Nord Electro 6D, 73 Effect section, includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, and Reverb, with a new Bright Mode.