The Nord Electro 5D 61 Stage Piano is a 61 key stage piano with semi-weighted waterfall keys. The Electro 5 builds on the success of the Electro 4 with further enhancements to the sounds, interface and overall functionality.
The Electro 5 features 1GB of Piano Sample memory which allows you to bring even more or Nord's sampled acoustic and electric pianos to the stage. These are all part of the Electro 5's piano section, which this and many more, comes from the freely downloadable Nord Piano Library. This library feature expertly sampled Grand and Upright Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords, all with their own unique character and provide an impressive sound palette.
Sympathetic String Resonance technology is a system that delivers a huge amount of realism to your performance when using the Grand or Upright pianos. The Long Release and Advanced String Resonance is great for legato playing, giving you realistic sustain and resonance. 4 Dynamic Response Curves allows you to fully customise the keyboard response to how you play.
The Electro 5's dedicated Sample Synth section has an expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library, and features additional controls for decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). This Sample Library has a large selection of synth sounds from acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusive sounds from the Mellotron and Chamberlin. The Nord Sample Library itself has 256 MB of dedicated memory, with an efficient algorithm that makes it possible to fit samples up to three times the size compared standard sample players.
Great, tweakable effects from the Effect section allow you to instantly add grind, sparkle or atmosphere to your sound, and these effects are all in stereo. The amp/speaker features Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulations with a flexible stereo delay effect. This effect features tap-tempo and a ping-pong mode.
The Electro 5 has two sound slots that can be either layered, split or combined across the keyboard. Each slot can have specific effects or control/sustain pedal assigned to them, giving you a large amount of playability and customisation. When split, the function places the sound over 6 split points with indicating LED lights.
New to the Electro 5 is a Set List mode, allowing you to easily organise a group of programs for a specific song. This allows you to create unique set lists for different bands or situations with names and order, without ever having to connect it to a computer. This is all displayed on a crystal clear OLED display.
A monitor input allows you to simply plug in your MP3 or CD player and play along with whatever music you want. The signal is monitored through the headphone output.
Included with the Electro 5 is a DVD containing the entire Nord Piano Library, and additional sounds can be downloaded for free on the Nord Piano Library page. Also included is the Nord Sample Editor. This allows you to add any sound you want to the Electro 5, using .wav audio files. The Sample Editor has great tools to make it as easy as possible to map several samples across the keyboard or creating seamless loops.
Finally, the 61 keys are semi weighted and have a rounded "water-fall" tip, great for rapid organ shredding and synthesizer licks, but also has great playability with piano sounds.
The main features of the Nord Electro 5D 61 Stage Piano include:
- 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall
- 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
- Advanced String Resonance-control
- Long Release
- 4 Dynamic Curves
- Stereo pianos and samples can be played back in mono
- 40-60 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds
- 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
- Attack and Decay/Release control
- Dynamics control (Filter/Velocity)
- 15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds
- Effects: Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe, Reverb (with 5 algorithms) and delay
- 2 x 6.3 unbalanced jacks
- 1 x 3.5mm stereo jack
- Headphone input
- MIDI in and MIDI out
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 900 x 97 x 296mm
- Weight: 8.1 kg