MIDI pedal board with 27 keys and swell pedal is now shipping 29/03/10
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The very first units of the Nord Pedal Keys 27, MIDI pedal board have now left the Nord Factory in Stockholm, Sweden. Here's what Nord has to say about it...
The Nord Pedal Keys 27 is a MIDI pedal board with 27 keys, equipped with an integrated swell pedal. The entire unit is housed in a sturdy aluminium chassis that makes it both lightweight and rugged. It communicates via MIDI and can be used with the Nord C2 organ and other MIDI compatible equipment.
To use it with a Nord C2 organ, just connect the MIDI on the Pedal Keys 27 to the Bass Pedal MIDI input on the C2 and activate the Bass section on the C2.
The long keys have a wooden finish and a length of 350 mm (13.8"), to facilitate the use of a proper toe-heel technique when playing. The short keys are coloured grey in order to provide a better visibility even in a very dark environment.
The Pedal Key 27's range is from C2 to D4, MIDI notes 36 to 62. The Pedal Keys transmit on MIDI channel 3. The swell pedal is easily mounted on the top panel, providing you with comfortable and direct access to this important functionality. The resistance of the pivotal travel of the pedal can be set by using two internal adjustment screws inside the pedal housing.
The swell pedal connects to the receiving unit with a fixed cable, with a 1/4", 6,35 mm TRS stereo plug. The Pedal Keys 27 is very portable, the weight is only 15.5 kg (34lbs). Pricing and Availability:
The Nord Pedal Keys 27 will be available in the UK by the end of March 2010 priced at Â£1235 RRP ex VAT. More information: