Fittingly, the first product to be discussed on my blog comes from a company located way, way north:
he Swedish maker of stagepianos and iconic synths alike has announced a new addition to it’s product range, the Nord Electro 5. As the number 5 indictates, it’s the fifth edition of the classic Electro stage pianos, aimed at musicians who are in search for a high quality emulation of classical electro mechanical and acoustic instruments.
It comes with features one would expect from current generation devices, such as an OLED display (monochrome), 1+ GB memory and several built-in effects.
The Electro 5 comes in 3 versions: the 5D 61 (61 keys) and the 5D 73 (73 keys) with organ drawbars to recreate an hammond-like feel, plus the 5HP 73 version with 73 keys and a hammer action keyboard.
Note that there is no version with a full-size keyboard (88 keys) available. It can be assumed they will be sturdily built like all Nord products to ensure portability.
It will be available around march and although there is no word on prices out yet, I estimate they will come at similar prices as the old ones plus a little bonus, like most new products.