Share your Programs/Patches for the Nord Electro Series (Nord Electro, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5 D/HP/SW versions)
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REAL Newbie (Electro 6) needs a push-start. . .

Postby AnthonyBoughen » 10 Dec 2018, 00:08

'They' say that there are never any dumb questions, so here goes. This is my first Nord; I have owned most other makes of keys. I have a Korg Krome as well, and I want to midi it with the Nord so I can have split sounds on both key levels and then be able to press a button which sets up the whole thing (sound layers, splits and midi control) for the next song. I've done this before with Korgs.
The question is, if the Nord comes already with sound layers, which I definitely want to use, how do I set it up with midi channels to be able to have, for example, fours different split and/or layered sounds on both keyboards? The manual gives good basic instruction, yet I need a starting point; I'm wracking my brain trying to figger out how to go about this. Do I need to initialize a couple of banks and start from scratch; just go ahead and program it the way I want?. . .but I don't want to lose the factory layers that are already in there. . .I need a starting point from an expert who understands my issue here. Help is much appreciated. Thanks, Tony
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Re: REAL Newbie (Electro 6) needs a push-start. . .

Postby PauloF » 05 Nov 2019, 21:54

Hi Tony,
Welcome to the Nord user Forum!
I'm new with Nord Electro 6 too (bought three weeks ago) and that was one of my first doubts too.
I did a little digging on the forum and some videos and tests of my own, so this is what I discovered so far:

1- Nord Controlling other devices:
- Although the Nord Electro is a very capable while layering/Splitting the sounds from its own three engines, (Organ/Piano/Sample Synth), it can only control one external MIDI Channel at a time, meaning, the Chanel one that you configure as Global Channel:
- Let's say, for the sake of my example, that I have a Nord Patch using the three engines.
- These are my settings on the Nord Electro 6D:
Organ=LO+UP
Piano=UP
Bass=LO
KBD Split= Yes
Ext KBD to LO=Yes (on this example, Bass will be controlled from an external MIDI Controller)
Global MIDI ch=7
Ext MIDI ch=14

-->So, MIDI channel 7 (a PAD on my Integra 7) will be sounding irrespective of where I play on the Nord keyboard. Basically the sound from the Integra7 will be layered on the LOwer part and with Organ and Piano on the UPper part.

2- Other MIDI Devices controlling the Nord Electro 6D:
- You can control both Nord Split parts (LO/UP) from and external keyboard controller, provided the controller has the ability to control 2 simultaneous MIDI channels.
- On my example, the external MIDI controller device is a Roland PCR-500, capable of controlling two MIDI channels at the same time.
- These are my settings on the PCR-500:
Lower Part (C1-B2), MIDI CH=7
Upper Part (C3-C5), MIDI CH=14

-->Playing on the The Lower part of the PCR will control Nord's LO part, so Bass will be sounding
-->Playing on the The Upper part of the PCR will control Nord's UP part, so Organ, Piano and the layered PAD from the Inetgra7 will be sounding

I hope that my example was clear, but in case it was not, please let me know
Cheers,
PauloF
Last edited by PauloF on 05 Nov 2019, 21:58, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: REAL Newbie (Electro 6) needs a push-start. . .

Postby PauloF » 05 Nov 2019, 22:11

Well… I need to look better for the post dates… lol...

PauloF wrote:Hi Tony,
Welcome to the Nord user Forum!
I'm new with Nord Electro 6 too (bought three weeks ago) and that was one of my first doubts too.
I did a little digging on the forum and some videos and tests of my own, so this is what I discovered so far:

1- Nord Controlling other devices:
- Although the Nord Electro is a very capable while layering/Splitting the sounds from its own three engines, (Organ/Piano/Sample Synth), it can only control one external MIDI Channel at a time, meaning, the Chanel one that you configure as Global Channel:
- Let's say, for the sake of my example, that I have a Nord Patch using the three engines.
- These are my settings on the Nord Electro 6D:
Organ=LO+UP
Piano=UP
Bass=LO
KBD Split= Yes
Ext KBD to LO=Yes (on this example, Bass will be controlled from an external MIDI Controller)
Global MIDI ch=7
Ext MIDI ch=14

-->So, MIDI channel 7 (a PAD on my Integra 7) will be sounding irrespective of where I play on the Nord keyboard. Basically the sound from the Integra7 will be layered on the LOwer part and with Organ and Piano on the UPper part.

2- Other MIDI Devices controlling the Nord Electro 6D:
- You can control both Nord Split parts (LO/UP) from and external keyboard controller, provided the controller has the ability to control 2 simultaneous MIDI channels.
- On my example, the external MIDI controller device is a Roland PCR-500, capable of controlling two MIDI channels at the same time.
- These are my settings on the PCR-500:
Lower Part (C1-B2), MIDI CH=7
Upper Part (C3-C5), MIDI CH=14

-->Playing on the The Lower part of the PCR will control Nord's LO part, so Bass will be sounding
-->Playing on the The Upper part of the PCR will control Nord's UP part, so Organ, Piano and the layered PAD from the Inetgra7 will be sounding

I hope that my example was clear, but in case it was not, please let me know
Cheers,
PauloF
Make Music and be Happy!!
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Cheers,
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Gear: Nord Electro 6D, Roland Integra 7, Behringer Deepmind 6, Korg iWavestation, iM1, Akai XR-20
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