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Nord C2D Combo Organ


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Nord Combo Organ with Drawbars

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.

  • B3 tone wheel organ simulation
  • Improved key click simulation and percussion model
  • Improved bass response
  • Rotary speaker and amp simulations
  • Delay, EQ, drive and reverb effects
  • New 122 rotary and overdrive simlulations
  • Farfisa and Vox transistor organ simluarions
  • Baroque pipe organ
  • Dual manual, 61 waterfall keys
  • Two sets of physical drawbars per manual
  • Left hand drawbar preset panel
  • 11-pin Leslie output

Tone wheel organ
The B3 model of Nord C2D is the result of over a decade of perfecting tone wheel simulations, a journey that started with the original Nord Electro and was followed by the award-winning Nord C1 and Nord C2 combo organs. Not only has Nord analyzed the signals from each of the 91 spinning tone wheels inside several original instruments, they 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.

Nord's simulation not only reacts to the panel settings but even adapts to the realtime 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-fresh instrument.

Click, percussion and vibrato
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.

Full hands-on control
Having two sets of drawbars per manual and a left hand drawbar preset panel makes using drawbars actively while playing a joy. The new preset panels let you instantly switch between drawbar sets and features 3 user programmable drawbar preset buttons per manual. The Nord C2D 61-key waterfall keyboard offers an ultra-fast response and has a firm mechanical action to provide you with the rock solid feel of an original vintage instrument. For increased ergonomics, the panel and upper manual have been tilted slightly toward the player and the panel between the manuals has a smooth surface that's easy on the hands when doing smears.

Pipe organ stops and couplers
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, a function 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 Nord Pedal Keys 27 (optional, sold separately) or by attaching a third party 30-note classic digital organ pedal. In addition to the three unison couplers usually found in two-manual organs, Nord C2D features three octave couplers and a special coupler that adds the Pedal to the leftmost note played on the Great manual.

Pipe organ swell pedal and tremulant
A crucial ingredient for a vivid pipe organ sound is the swell pedal and 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.' Nord C2D offers two speeds, each with three variable depths.

Rotary speaker and effects
The mesmerizing sound of an accelerating rotary speaker spreading the sound around the room is an essential component of the tone wheel organ experience. Nord C2D features 2 different rotary speaker simulations, one based on a 145 unit and a new simulation of a vintage 122 unit. There are three modes – Stop, Slow and Fast – that can be controlled with the onboard panel buttons, an optional foot pedal or Nord Half-Moon Switch (optional, sold separately). The rotary speaker overdrive simulation has been redesigned and adds an incredibly meaty roar to your sound. Naturally, Nord C2D can also be connected to an external rotary speaker cabinet using the 11-pin Leslie high voltage output or the high level 1/4" jack output.

Speaker models
In addition to the rotary speaker model, Nord C2D also features great Twin and JC guitar amp models with a powerful overdrive, freely assignable to the B3, Farfisa or Vox organs. Add the 3-band equalizer, a feedback delay with tap tempo functionality and several types of reverb and you truly have an all-in-one effects section with stunning sound right out of the box.

Vox and Farfisa
Nord C2D also includes accurate models of the two most popular transistor organs of the 1960s, offering you that massive savage sound created by their 12-top oscillator frequency-divider designs. C2D features the same dynamic behavior and unique response as in the original instruments. The Farfisa Compact Deluxe, considered by many to be the mother of transistor organs, involves routing matrixes and complex filter combinations that offer a tailored sound with massive energy and high-end. The Vox Continental's brute design brings you a more hollow tone, but still with a very intense character. As with the tone wheel organ, both transistor organs have their own unique, irreplaceable personalities. Combine them with any of Nord C2D's speaker simulations, add some distortion, adjust EQ and they will definitely light your fire.

Performance and connectivity
With so many organ types at your disposal, it is vital to be able to route these to appropriate amplifiers and sound systems. 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). This provides you with the flexibility to e.g. route the tone wheel to a rotary speaker and the pipe organ to a PA. A swell pedal is a crucial tool for expressiveness with any organ and Nord C2D is of course capable of using any good quality expression pedal. Just plug your MP3 or CD player to the Nord C2D monitor input to play along, rehearse to or jam with previously recorded music without the need of an external mixer or sound system. The signal is monitored through the headphone output. A dual manual organ would not be complete without the ability to play bass notes on a pedal board. Nord C2D includes two additional bass register drawbars with selectable timbre from vintage tone wheels, pipe organ bass stops or a synth bass, modeled after a famous vintage add-on unit. The bass section can be played with any MIDI-equipped bass pedal board connected to the dedicated Bass Pedal MIDI input, or by splitting the lower manual. MIDI connectors allow you to use Nord C2D to control other MIDI equipment or to use it together with a computer or sequencer, and the two manuals and the optional pedal can all be set to transmit on separate MIDI channels.

Nord Sound Manager
The included Nord Sound Manager software is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to organize and back up your programs and is compatible with macOS 10.6 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Nord USB Driver v3.00 or later is required for use in Windows.

More Information
Manufacturer Nord
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power Cable
Nord Dust Cover
Number of Keys 61 x 2 (Dual Manual)
Key Action Medium Weighted Waterfall Keys
Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
Programs/Presets 126 Program Locations
6 Drawbar Presets per Program Location
Transpose No
Split No
Duet Mode No
Layer No
Metronome No
Accompaniments No
Effects 3-band Equalizer, Overdrive, 3 types of Speaker Simulations - including two Rotary Speaker models (122, 122 Close and 145) with selectable speed (slow - stop - fast), Delay, Reverb
Onboard Controllers 2 Drawbar Sets per Manual
Pedal Drawbars
Control Connections Sustain Pedal Input
Rotor Control Input
Swell Pedal Input
Bass Pedal MIDI In
Half-Damper Support No
Audio Outputs 1/4" Stereo Headphone(2) 1/4" Line - L, RHigh Level Outputs:- 11-pin Leslie standard connector- 1/4" jack
Audio Inputs 1/8" Stereo
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
Organ Models Tonewheel, Transistor, Pipe
Drawbar Style Physical
Drawbar Sets 4 Sets
Pedal Drawbars Yes
Leslie Output 11-Pin
Reverse Key Presets No
Rotary Simulation Yes
Half Moon Switch Input Yes
Pedal Board Input Dedicated 5-Pin MIDI
Width 38.0"
Depth 17.5"
Height 6.4"
Unique Features Classic Tonewheel Organ, Vox Continental- and Farfisa-modelsPipe Organ, baroque style with 21 stopsBass models (tonewheel, synthbass and pipe organ bass)

Nord USA Limited Warranty

This product has been manufactured by Nord and is warranted free from defects in materials or workmanship for the period of one year from the date of purchase by the original owner.

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