Revised, expanded and more user friendly than ever the Electro 5 sees major enhancements to the sonic palette and gig readiness. The new OLED display is a major enhancement, letting you unlock all that potential more easily than ever before. This is particularly handy with the new Set List feature which lets you create a list of songs for your band, then assign up to 4 programs for each song. Great for staying on top of things at the gig and managing your sounds. The Electro 5 takes major strides to being the only tool you need on stage.
The new Electro 5 series all feature 1GB of Piano Sample memory,
allowing you to bring even more of our unique sampled acoustic and
electric pianos on stage. The subtle but effective Sympathetic String
Resonance technology derived from the Nord Piano is now implemented in
the Electro 5 delivering an unprecedented degree of realism to your
performance when using our Grand or Upright pianos.
The piano section of the Electro 5 contains acoustic and electric
pianos from the ever-expanding, and freely downloadable Nord Piano
Library. Expertly sampled and brimming with unique character, the Grand
and Upright Acoustic Pianos, legendary Electric Pianos, Clavinet and
Harpsichord, provide a stunning sound palette.
The Electro 5 Organ section features a new Principal Pipe Organ mode as
well as the classic Tone Wheel simulation and the highly acclaimed
Rotary Speaker simulation of a vintage 122 unit from the award winning
Nord C2D Combo Organ.
A new B3 Tone Wheel Bass feature gives you the classic 16” and 8“ bass
drawbars in the left hand and can even be used with the Piano and
Sample section for a thick and meaty bottom. Both the Electro 5D 61/5D
73 feature physical Drawbars and can accommodate the Nord Half-Moon
switch with stop/slow/fast modes (optional accessory).
Sample Synth Section
The new Electro 5 features a dedicated Sample Synth section with
expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library (256 MB) and additional
controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). The
Nord Sample Library features a broad selection of free sounds from
acclaimed sample producers as well as exclusively licensed sounds of
the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin.
Electro 5 also features new improvements in the Effect section – all
effects are now in Stereo, the Delay and Reverb are now separate
effects. The Modulation effects now include a Vibe effect and the Amp
section features an added Stereo Tube overdrive. Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod
and Wah-wah effects can all be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Split And Layers
The Nord Electro 5 has two sound slots that can be combined in a layer
or split over the keyboard (Organ/Piano, Piano/Sample Synth or Sample
Synth/Organ). Each of the sound slots can have specific effects and
separate Control Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal assignments. For example
chorus and Sustain Pedal on the Piano and some Delay and a Control
Pedal on the Sample Synth. The split function includes 6 split points,
indicated with LED lights for obvious identification on stage.
- Splits and Layers – Piano/Organ, Piano/Sample, Sample/Organ
- 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
- 256 MB memory for Nord Sample Library
- OLED Display for excellent overview and readability
- 6 Split Points with LED indicators
- Redesigned Program section with Set List feature
- All effects now in Stereo
- Tube overdrive simulation
- Vibe effect
- Separate Reverb/Delay effects
- Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah-wah can be controlled with Control