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[NAMM] New Nord Electro 5 series

The 5th generation of the Clavia Nord Electro digital live keyboards will be officially introduced on Thursday in Anaheim at NAMM 2015.

The Nord Electro 5 series will feature three keyboards: the 5D 61 and 73, with respectively 61 (C to C) and 73-note (E to E) waterfall semi-weighted keybeds and physical drawbars for the organ section, and the 5 HP 73 with a 73-note Hammer Action Portable keybed (E to E) with Nord Electronic LED drawbars.

All the sections of the new live keyboards have been reworked, here’s what you’ll find:

  • Split and Layers functions: piano/organ, piano/sample and sample/organ
  • 1GB of memory for the Nord Piano Library
  • 256 MB of memory for the Nord Sample Library
  • Larger OLED screen
  • 6 split points with LED indicators
  • Reworked Program section with a Set List feature
  • Sympathetic string resonance for the piano section
  • Dedicated Sample Synth section with attack, release and dynamic controls
  • Pipe organ modeling
  • B3 Tone Wheel Bass 
  • Leslie 122 rotary speaker simulation from the Nord C22D
  • Can receive a switch to control a rotary speaker (on 5D 61/73 models)
  • All the effects are now stereo
  • Tube overdrive simulation
  • Vibe effect
  • Separate delay and reverb effects
  • Ability to control tremolo, pan, ring modulation and wah-wah from a pedal

The three Nord Electro 5 keyboards will start shipping in April, 2015. Pricing is TBA. Visit for more info.