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You are probably very eager to start using your new instrument, and on the included Nord DVD . we sure don’t want to keep you from having fun . We will try to cover all the essential aspects on how to use the Electro 3 in the very first few pages of this manual .
Moving towards the middle of the panel, the Piano section behaves or a group of parameters such as effects . just as the organ . The controls are lit when the Piano selector is active . The Program section contain the parameters and functions that are...
. note that the pedal must have a stereo output jack . The resistance range of a control pedal should be 10 or 50 kOhm . To simplify setup, the most common pedal models (Roland, Yamaha, Ernie Ball and Fa- tar) are pre-configured in the Nord Electro 3, and you simply select the type of pedal which you want to use in the System menu .
Let’s take a few minutes to get familiar with the Electro 3 . The user interface is designed to be as intuitive as possible, and to perform as well as you do in a live situation . We hope that you soon will feel confident in using it, and by following this short chapter, we will go through most of the functions .
This finishes our little tour; we hope that you now have the initial knowledge on how to operate most of the functions on the panel. The following chapter is the reference section, with the chapter on the Nord Sound Manager application after that, on page 20.
The Organ section in the Nord Electro 3 features emulations of three uses the 16, 8, 4, II and III registers and the lower manual uses the 8, classic organ models; a Hammond B3 (B3 model), a Vox Continental II 4, 2 and IV registers .
Adjust the drawbars for the lower, external keyboard when the 1/Lo or one of the preset buttons) on the panel . LED is lit and for the Electro 3’s keyboard when the 2/Up LED is lit . Organ presets can be managed using the Nord Sound Manager, read more about this on page 20.
(if the selected instrument supports this) . Two frequency ranges can be boosted/attenuated with +/- 15 dB . Octave Shift LEDs that are lit at the right or left position indicates +/- 2 octaves shift .
Ring Modulation (RM) is a an effect that multiplies two signals with Rotary simulates a rotary speaker including its built-in amplifier . The each other . In the Electro 3, these are the instrument audio signal and a knob sets the amount of overdrive of the rotary amplifier; the speed modulation sine wave .
Any settings that you change in the System, MIDI or Sound menu will take immediate effect on a global basis, and will be stored until you change them the next time . Enter the menus by pressing and holding Shift and the System, MIDI or Sound button (Prog A, Prog B or Live) . Select a function with the Up/Down buttons and change the setting by pressing and holding Shift and the Up or Down button .
MIDI Split Mode High trigger point Low trigger point If MIDI Split mode is On and the Organ is set to a split operation, the lower manual will be exclusively controlled via incoming MIDI infor- Drawbar Speed mation to the Electro 3’s MIDI input . If you connect an external MIDI keyboard, the Electro 3 can then be used in a dual manual fashion .
Perc Drawbar 9 Cancel Sets the acceleration and retardation time of the rotary speaker simula- If this is set to cancel, the 9th drawbar will be muted when the percus- tion’s bass rotor . sion is activated, to mimic the behavior of an original organ .
The Nord Sound Manager is compatible with computers running Mac OSX 10 .4 or later, Windows XP and Windows Vista . If you run the Manager on a Windows computer, you also need a Clavia USB Driver of version 2 .14 or later installed . The Nord Electro 3 OS has to be v2 .0 or later .
. • .neb - This is the extension used for the Nord Electro 3 backup files . Just as any other computer file on your hard drive, these files may be Drag the new sound to the white area in the Sound Manager renamed, emailed, copied, moved, lost or even stored in a safe loca- sample list .
Select and drag a program from the destination location to the desired location . If you drop a sound on a free location, the sound will be moved from the source location . If you drop on a location that is occupied, the two sounds will trade places .
The MIDI channel(s) that the Nord Electro 3 uses are set up in the MIDI troller numbers, see the MIDI implementation on the next page . menu - see “MIDI menu” on page 18 . If you use the Organ model in the split/lower manual configuration, the lower manual can receive on a separate MIDI channel .
Drawbar 3 Drawbar 4 Drawbar 5 Sending program dumps Drawbar 6 Connect the MIDI OUT on the Nord Electro 3 to the MIDI In on the Drawbar 7 receiving device . Drawbar 8 Drawbar 9 Set up the receiving device to accept MIDI SysEx and MIDI Con- Drawbars - Preset 1/Lower troller data .