With 2 sets of physical drawbars per manual, extremely realistic simulations of a B3 tone wheel organ, Vox and Farfisa transistor organs and a beautiful sampled baroque pipe organ the new Nord C2D is the ultimate portable organ solution.
The B3 model Nord C2D is the result of over a decade of perfecting our tone wheel simulations, a journey that started with the original Nord Electro and followed by the award winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 Combo Organs. Not only have we analyzed the signals from each of the 91 spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments - we have also paid years of attention to each and every one of the intricate details that make up the characteristics of the actual sound in a vintage organ. Our simulation not only reacts to the panel settings but even adapts to the real time performance and will faithfully reproduce the important foldback and energy robbing characteristics; the latter produces the gentle compression effect that makes those lovely smears absolutely wonderful. There are 4 tone wheel modes available, ranging from the default vintage battered workhorse with plenty of leakage to a clean factory spec'd instrument.
The Nord C2D features a greatly improved simulation of the characteristic mechanical key clicks that are an crucial component of the classic tone wheel experience and the amount can be adjusted to your taste. The vibrato and chorus with the rotating scanner and its analog circuitry are also carefully modeled to be just as alive as the tone wheels and the Nord C2D features a redesigned percussion model that offers increased control over the percussion levels when playing near-legato.
Having two sets of drawbars per manual and the new left hand drawbar preset panel makes using drawbars actively while playing a joy.
The Nord C2D pipe organ is based on a carefully selected baroque organ with a devastatingly beautiful sound and wide range of expression.
The two pipe organ divisions (manuals) have distinct sound characters; the Great division (lower manual) has a majestic sound, whereas the Swell (upper manual) can be described to have a somewhat more mellow tonal quality. Couplers can activate combinations of different stops from both divisions, so that pressing keys on one manual also plays stops from the other manual or pedal - handled with intricate mechanical designs in real pipe organs. The Pedal division has three bass stops that can be played either from the lower manual, by attaching the Nord Pedal Keys 27 (optional accessory) or by attaching a 3rd party 30-note classic digital organ pedal.
A crucial ingredient for a vivid pipe organ sound is the swell pedal and the Nord C2D gives the player intimate control over volume and dynamics of the swell manual, just as in a real-life model. Another indispensable aid to make the pipe organ sound even a bit more vibrant is the tremulant, a function that basically produces small and very rapid variations in volume, thereby causing the sound to "tremulate". The Nord C2D offers two speeds, each with three variable depths.
With so many organ types at your disposal, it is vital to be able to route these to appropriate amplifier- and sound systems. The Nord C2D is equipped with a stereo output pair (L and R on 1/4" jacks) and a set of high level outputs (a 1/4" jack and a 11-pin Leslie* connector).