In 1995 the Nord Lead was certainly one of the highlights of new keyboards I saw at NAMM. These guys put together solid musical products. Even if they are 'virtual'. I'm big into the real thing but when someone actually does the hard work of producting a product that is both virtual and musical, I'll be the fist to give them credit.
The new Electro 73 is hands down the best all around 'bread and butter' machine I've ever seen. Light, beautiful, and absolutely deadly when it comes to generating B-3, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Piano sounds. Great control interface. One of the greatest musical products ever released!
Here is a good history of the company founded in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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