MusikMesse: Clavia unveils the new Nord Electro 4D SW 61 keyboard

March 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

This week at Musikmesse 2012, Clavia DMI AB will be unveiling its new Nord Electro 4D SW 61. This announcement comes just in time for the 10th anniversary of the very first Electro keyboard.

Lightweight and full of improvements, the Nord Electro 4D SW 61 has a 61-key semi-weighted waterfall key bed, plus the same sturdy, drawbars found on the Nord C2D for full hands-on control. The keyboard also offers support for both of the company’s expanding Sound Libraries.

As far as sounds go, the Nord Electro 4D delivers a number of improvements: The Organ section features a new tone wheel engine derived from the flagship Nord C2D organ. Click-modeling has been improved and there is a new Rotary Speaker simulation with a new Drive. In addition, the Nord Electro 4D supports Long Release suitable for legato playing and selectable String Resonance. Handling programs is said to be easy with four Program Banks and four Live Locations. The Effect section now includes a flexible new Delay Effect with tap-tempo, rate, amount, and a stereo Ping-Pong mode. Lastly, the USB port on the Nord Electro 4D SW 61 doubles as an USB-MIDI interface.

Changes in the Nord Electro 4D SW 61:

    • The Organ section features a new tone wheel engine derived from the flagship Nord C2D organ.
    • The Click-modeling has been improved and there is a new Rotary Speaker simulation with a new Drive.
    • The Nord Electro 4D supports Long Release suitable for legato playing and selectable String Resonance. According to the manufacturer, handling programs is easy with four Program Banks and four Live Locations.
    • The Effect section now includes a flexible new Delay Effect with tap-tempo, rate, amount, and a stereo Ping-Pong mode.
  • The USB port doubles as an USB-MIDI interface.

The Nord Electro 4D SW 61 will make its official debut at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany this week, March 21 to 24, 2012 at the Nord Booth (B90, Hall 5.1). Learn more at nordkeyboards.com.

For more information, visit the official Nord Keyboards Web site.

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