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Our Guide to Nord Keyboards soft cases, covers, stands, speakers and pedal accessories
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Our Guide to Nord Keyboards soft cases, covers, stands, speakers and pedal accessories

Users may well be familiar with the Nord soft cases for their keyboards, but Nord have also designed a range of accessories to complement and enhance their instruments too. 


This blog is designed to be a breakdown of all the accessories currently available and help you find the one you need.

Let’s start with a look at the Nord soft case options.


These soft cases are designed to help you transport your keyboard around quickly and easily. They are lightweight so do not add any additional bulk to your instrument, but still protect it from the weather and from knocks and scrapes. If you are the type of gigging musician who needs to carry your keyboard on the tube or bus or are simply lifting it in and out of your car, then these soft cases are ideal (obviously, if you are using a tour bus/van or gigging internationally, then you should be looking at a hard flight case instead).


All the soft cases come in the distinctive Nord Red with thick padding and a plush black interior. The larger Grand, 76 and 88 note soft cases also have extra bracing panels inside that snap into place to give the case more rigidity and protection. These can be popped out again when not in use so that the case can be folded up for easy storage.

Additionally, the soft cases for the heavier Grand, 76 and 88 note keyboards have wheels and an additional top handle to help get it in and out of cars/off shelves, etc plus a really useful mid-level carry handle on the back for when you are wheeling your keyboard around.


All cases all have outer pockets too for leads and pedals etc and the larger cases for the Grand, 76 and 88 note keyboards have pockets that can even accommodate the Nord Music stands and the Keyboard Stand EX.  


For extra portability, the smaller 49, 61, 73 and HP soft cases, also feature shoulder straps too so you can carry the lighter keyboards on your back like a rucksack.

NORD SOFT CASE STAGE/PIANO 88


Dimensions: Inner: 1270 x 380 x 150 mm. Outer: 1510 x 450 x 280 mm.

Compatible products:


Nord Piano 88, Piano 2 HA88, Piano 3, Piano 4, Stage Classic 88, Stage EX 88, Stage 2 HA88, Stage 2 EX 88, Stage 3 88.

NORD SOFT CASE GRAND


Dimensions: Inner: 1310 x 370 x 195 mm. Outer: 1470 x 510 x 330 mm.

Compatible products:


Nord Grand. 

NORD SOFT CASE STAGE 76/HP 


Dimensions: Inner: 1150 x 350 x 150 mm. Outer: 1340 x 450 x 280 mm.

Compatible products:


Nord Electro 2 HP, Electro 3 HP, Electro 4 HP, Electro 5 HP, Electro 6 HP, Stage Classic 76, Stage EX 76, Stage 2 HA76, Stage 2 EX HP76, Stage 3 HP76.

NORD SOFT CASE ELECTRO/STAGE 73 


Dimensions: Inner: 1130 x 330 x 110 mm. Outer:  1200 x 370 x 180 mm.

Compatible products: 


Nord Electro 73, Electro 2 73, Electro 3 73, Electro 4 SW73, Electro 5D 73, Electro 6D 73, Stage 2 SW73, Stage 2 EX Compact, Stage 3 Compact, Wave 2.

NORD SOFT CASE ELECTRO HP 


Dimensions: Inner: 1080 x 360 x 125 mm. Outer: 1140 x 400 x 230 mm.

Compatible products: 


Nord Electro 3 Hp, Electro 4 HP, Electro 5 HP, Electro 6 HP.

NORD SOFT CASE ELECTRO 61/LEAD 


Dimensions: Inner: 940 x 310 x 110 mm. Outer: 960 x 360 x 130 mm.

Compatible products: 


Nord Electro 61, Electro 2 61, Electro 3 61, Electro 4D, Electro 5D 61, Electro 6D 61, Lead, Lead 2, Lead 2X, Lead 3, Lead 4, Wave.

NORD SOFT CASE LEAD A1 


Dimensions: Inner: 835 x 310 x 90 mm. Outer: 850 x 325 x 115 mm. 

Compatible products: 


Nord Lead A1.

NORD SOFT CASE DRUM 3P


• Padded soft case
• Shoulder strap and carrying handle
• Pockets for drumsticks and small laptop
• Room for Nord Drum 3P with stand mount

SOFT CASE PIANO MONITOR 


Dimensions: Inner: 310 x 210 x 230 mm Outer: 370 x 280 x 260 mm. 

• Shoulder strap and carrying handle
• Pockets for cables and monitor brackets
• Room for Nord Piano Monitor speakers and monitor brackets

DUST COVERS

Soft cases protect your instruments out on the road but dust covers protect them when they are sitting on stands at home. As with the cases, these come in different sizes to accommodate the various keyboards.

NORD DUST COVER NORD 88 


Compatible products:


Nord Piano 88, Piano 2 HA88, Piano 3, Piano 4, Stage Classic 88, Stage EX 88, Stage 2 HA 88, Stage 2 EX 88, Stage 3 88. 

NORD DUST COVER HP 


Compatible products:


Nord Electro 2 HP, Electro 3 HP, Electro 4 HP, Electro 5 HP, Electro 6 HP, Stage 76, Stage EX 76, Stage 2 HA76, Stage 2 EX HP76, Stage 3 HP76

NORD DUST COVER 73 


Compatible products: 


Nord Electro 2 73, Electro 3 73, Electro 4 73, Electro 5 73, Electro 6 73, Stage Compact, Stage EX Compact, Stage 2 SW73, Stage 2 EX Compact, Stage 3 Compact.

NORD DUST COVER 61


Compatible products:


Nord Electro 2 61, Electro 3 61, Electro 4 61, Electro 5 61, Wave 2.

DUST COVER NORD GRAND 


Compatible Products: 


Nord Grand.

KEYBOARD STANDS 

Nord make two different stands for their keyboards. The Nord Stand EX adds retro-style legs and fits the Grand and the 76 and 88 note keyboards. A recently introduced wooden stand is exclusively for the 88 note keyboards. 

NORD KEYBOARD STAND EX


The Nord Keyboard Stand EX is a light-weight stand, based on the original Rhodes piano design to give your Nord keyboard that retro look, but also designed to give you maximum stability and comfort whilst playing.


Two brackets attach to the bottom of your keyboard and the legs then screw into these brackets, preventing your keyboard from moving around as with conventional stands. Two braces are also attached to provide extra rigidity. The legs and braces are easily removed for transportation and will fit in the pockets of the Grand, 76 and 88 note soft cases.


The height of the Keyboard Stand EX is fixed at 650 mm ( 25.6").

Compatible products:


Nord C1 Combo Organ, Electro 3 HP, Electro 4 HP, Electro 5 HP, Electro 6 HP, Grand, Piano 88, Piano 2 HA88, Piano 2 HP, Piano 3, Piano 4, Stage Classic 88 & 76 (revision B and C only), Stage EX 76 & 88, Stage 2 HA76 & HA88, Stage 2 EX & HP76, & 88, Stage 3 EX & HP76, & 88.

NORD WOOD KEYBOARD STAND


The Wooden Keyboard Stand is designed for all the Nord Stage and Piano 88-key instruments. It features an elegant matte finish and is of a partially solid wood construction for excellent stability. The bottom metal plate accommodates the Nord Triple Pedal. Its height is fixed at the standard Grand Piano height.  

Dimensions: 1247 x 650 x 380 mm (49.1 x 25.5 x 14.9").


Nord Grand, Piano 88, Piano 2 HA88, Piano 3, Piano 4, Stage Classic 88, Stage EX 88, Stage 2 HA88, Stage 2 EX 88, Stage 3 88.

MUSIC STANDS

Nord also make two music stands, a general-purpose metal stand and a wooden stand to complement the Nord Grand and the Nord Piano. They both share the same dimensions so are compatible with the same range of Nord keyboards.


The metal Music Stand or the Wood Music Stand are easily attached to your keyboard by simply slotting it into the black ‘bumpers’ on the back of the instrument. They are wide enough to accommodate up to four sheets of music (or to hide your snacks and drinks, as Jack Duxbury would say !). The Music Stands will fit in the pockets of the Grand, 76 and 88 note soft cases for easy transportation.  


Dimensions: 700 x 250 mm (27.6" x 9.8").

NORD MUSIC STAND V2

NORD WOOD MUSIC STAND 

Compatible products:


Nord C2 Combo Organ, C2D, Electro 3 HP, Electro 4 HP, Electro 5 HP, Electro 6, Grand, Piano 88, Piano2 HA88, Piano 2 HP, Piano3, Piano4, Stage Classic 88 & 76 (Revision B & C), Stage EX 76 & 88, Stage 2 HA76 & HA88, Stage 2 EX HP76 & 88, Stage 3 HP76, 88, Stage 3 Compact (Revision B). 

PEDALS

There are two pedals available for Nord keyboards. The standard single sustain pedal and the Nord Triple Pedal.


The single pedal ships as standard with the Stage and HP range of keyboards.


The Triple pedal ships as standard with the Grand and the Piano range of keyboards


However, both are available as accessories too because the Triple pedal can also be used on the Stage range. Or you may want an additional single pedal to operate functions such as the rotary speaker on your keyboard, or maybe just to replace a pedal you have lost.

NORD TRIPLE PEDAL


The Nord Triple Pedal is much more than a standard set of pedals. The sustain pedal is velocity sensitive to give you dynamic control of the mechanical noises made during the operation of a real acoustic grand or upright piano. This adds incredible realism to your piano sounds and is an extra special touch when performing in intimate venues or when recording. It also provides the ability to use half-pedalling and "release and catch" techniques.

The left pedal is the soft pedal or damper pedal, called the Una Corda. When you press this pedal, all the notes you play will be slightly lower in volume and have a slightly more subdued tonal quality. 

The middle pedal is the Sostenuto pedal. By using this pedal, you can sustain selected notes, while other notes remain unaffected. Only the notes that are held down when the pedal is operated will sustain. Other notes that you play while keeping the pedal down will sound as if no pedal was operated at all.

Compatible products:


Nord Grand, Piano 4, Piano 3, Piano 2 HA88, Piano 2 HP, Piano 88, Stage 3 88, Stage 3 HP76, Stage 3 Compact, Stage 2 EX 88, Stage 2 EX HP76, Stage 2 EX Compact, Stage 2 HA76, Stage 2 HA88, Stage 2 SW73.

NORD SINGLE PEDAL


This is a standard non-latching switch style pedal, commonly referred to as a Sustain pedal. It is compatible with all the products in the Nord range and can be used as a sustain pedal or to control other functions within certain Nord keyboards such as toggling Leslie rotor speed on organ sounds on the Electro’s and Stage’s, or as a Program Advance pedal on the Stage 3.

NORD PIANO MONITOR

A common question for Nord Tech Support was “What speakers would you recommend I use with my new Nord keyboard?”. In the past, nearfield style studio monitors were suggested but then you can never guarantee quality and you always have the issue of how to mount them.


Therefore, Nord decided to develop their own compact Nord Piano Monitor system to give you optimal nearfield listening and to experience the true character and the depth and dynamics of all their amazingly realistic piano sounds.

The Monitors were originally designed just for the piano player which is why they ship with brackets as they can be directly mounted on the following specific models:


Nord Grand, Piano 4, Stage 3 (revision B 88 & HP 76 only)


These instruments in the Nord range have additional screw holes on the back which the brackets attach to, allowing you to have the Monitors mounted in the optimal listening position, without the need for speaker stands.


Of course, the Monitors will work with any of the Nord keyboards – just put them on normal speaker stands or a shelf and connect them up to your instrument’s outputs using the supplied ¼” jack cables.   


More info can be found here

NORD HALF MOON SWITCH 

The Half Moon Switch was designed to replicate the same control found on the real B3 organ. It is a three-position lever control and derives its name from its shape. It is compatible with all the SW ‘Waterfall’ keybed style instruments in the Nord range and is easily attached to the underside of those models with the two finger-tightening screws, whilst the cable is just the right length to reach the Rotary pedal socket on the back of the keyboard.


The three positions offer 3-speed settings (slow - stop - fast) and it can be used to control the speed of the keyboard’s built-in rotating speaker simulation or, on the C1, C2 and C2D Organs, it can control an external rotary speaker connected via the 11-pin Leslie connection.

Compatible products:


Nord C1 Combo Organ, C2 Combo Organ, C2D, Electro 5D 61 & 73, Electro 6D 61 & 73, Stage 3 Compact.

NORD PEDAL KEYS 27 



The Pedal Keys 27 is a MIDI pedalboard designed for use with the C1, C2 and C2D Organs. As the name suggests, it has 27 wooden keys and is also equipped with an integrated swell pedal. The entire unit is housed in a sturdy aluminum chassis that makes it both lightweight and rugged. It communicates via standard MIDI so it can be used with other MIDI compatible equipment too, if necessary and transmits specifically on MIDI Channel 3.

More info on the Nord Pedal Keys 27 can be found 
here.

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