Nord intros Electro 3 Hammer Action Portable


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If you love the Nord style get excited, because the company have used Musikmesse 2011 to unveil their latest offering: the Electro 3 HP.

It features a 73-key hammer action weighted keybed and is designed to pack in a whole gamut of authentic vintage sounds, accessible via a live-performance-friendly interface, and yet with portability in mind.

nord electro 3 hp

The main feature set of the Electro 3 series:

  • C1 Organ Tonewheel/transistor modeling
  • Nord Piano- and Sample Library support
  • String Resonance (generation 1)
  • Exclusively licensed Mellotron and Chamberlin sounds
  • Rotary Speaker simulation
  • Flexible Effects
  • Light weight
  • Physical controls for all vital functions

Comparison: Nord Electro 3 and Nord Electro 3 HP

Nord Electro 3

Nord Electro 3 HP

Piano

Polyphony

40/60 (stereo/mono pianos)

Nord Piano Library

Yes

Piano Memory

185MB allocated to piano instruments

String Resonance

Yes, Generation 1

Yes, Generation 1 (on/off)

Long Release

No

Yes

Dynamic Response Curves

1

4

Sample Section

Nord Sample Library

Yes

Sample Memory

68MB allocated to sample instruments

Rotary Speaker Simulation

Generation 1

Effect Section

Effect 1

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Pan, Tremolo, Auto-Wah, Pedal-Wah and Ring Modulator

Effect 2

Phaser, Flanger and Chorus

Delay

No

Yes

Reverb

Yes

Yes (available when not using Delay)

EQ

3 band, sweepable Mid

Amp/speaker simulation

JC, Twin & small w/overdrive

Performance

Keyboard

61-key (F-F) or 73-key (C-C) velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard

73-key (E-E) Hammer Action weighted keyboard

MP3/CD input

Yes

Programs

2 Program buttons x 64 Pages (128 locations)

4 Program buttons x 32 Pages (128 locations)

Live/Auto save programs

1 location

4 locations

Weight

7.65kg (15.3 lbs) / 9.1kg (18.2 lbs)

11kg (24.25 lbs)

Exact pricing and availability to be confirmed.