Nord Electro 2 a Favorite With Musikmesse's International Press

Apr 12, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors

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On April 1, 2004, at Musikmesse (Frankfurt , Germany), the 5th annual Musikmesse International Press Award (M.I.P.A.) ceremony took place. The ceremony is the musical instruments manufacturers' fifth major award ceremony and is a collaboration between the music trade fair and the international music press. Fifty-eight specialist journals from all over the world gathered to select the M.I.P.A. award-winners. The jury presented awards for outstanding products in more than 40 categories, ranging from drum sticks to high-end digital mixers.

Among the great manufactures of organs/portable keyboards, Clavia was chosen and received the prize for the "Most Outstanding Organ/Portable Keyboard of the Year" for the Nord Electro 2. Last year, the Nord Electro 2 also received a M.I.P.A. prize in the Stage Piano category.

The Nord Electro 2, a compact and lightweight stage keyboard, emulates the B-3 drawbar organ and electric and acoustic pianos. The organ section in the Electro 2 is based on a digitally modeled B-3 drawbar organ. A complex digital model of the original chorus and vibrato scanner, modeling of the individual random contact bounces for each partial; modeling of the unique frequency characteristics of the built-in re-amplifier forms the "body” of the B-3 sound; and simulation of the energy stealth on the tone wheels that results in the typical compressed sound and authentic tuning of the tone wheels according to the original B-3 design.

The other instrument section of the Nord Electro 2 contains piano instruments which are built up by a vast amount of multisamples to catch every nuance throughout the whole dynamic range. This makes the Nord Electro 2 sound extremely realistic. The Nord Electro 2 comes with six multisampled piano intruments stored in the internal memory: Rhodes Mk I Suitcase Piano, Rhodes Mk V Stage Piano, Wurlitzer 200A, Clavinet D6 (with 64 filter and pickup combinations), the custom modified Clavia Electric Grand Model G and a close-miked acoustic Malmsjoe Grand Piano in stereo. Several additional piano instrument sounds are available for free download at the Clavia Website: www.clavia.se/






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