Nord Electro 6 Complete Training

Price includes over 60 lessons and 6 hours of video training!

About this Course


Additional Benefits to This Course

  • The Electro 6 is Feature-Rich

    There's a lot to learn about the Nord Electro 6 with over 71 knobs and buttons on the main panel and numerous settings under the hood. This training course is your guide to fast learning.

  • Master the Sound Manager

    Understanding the Nord Sound Manager application is required to download and use the synth and piano samples from Nord. This course features an entire section dedicated to that application.

  • Video is Effective and Fun!

    Yes, you can read the manual, but the manual doesn't bring in the perspective of a person with experience. We also cover the background of the instruments emulated for maximum effectiveness.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Hooking It Up / Back Panel Connections

    • Control Panel Overview

    • Knobs, Buttons, and Lights

    • Monitoring the Value of Your Knob Settings

    • Getting Started Links and Resources

  • 3

    Organ Engine

    • Organ Engine(Overview)

    • Organ Engine (Understanding Drawbars and Manual Organ)

    • Organ Engine (B3) [Part 1]

    • Organ Engine (B3) [Part 2]

    • Organ Engine (Vox)

    • Organ Engine (Farfisa)

    • Organ Engine (Pipe Organ 1 & 2)

    • Organ Engine (Using the Preset feature)

    • Organ Engine (Dual Organ)

    • Organ Engine (B3 Bass)

    • Organ Engine Links and Resources

  • 4

    Rotary Speaker

    • Rotary Speaker (Part 1) - History and Architecture

    • Rotary Speaker (Part 2) - Settings and Functionality

  • 5

    Piano Engine

  • 6

    Sample Synth Engine

    • Sample Synth Engine (Part 1)

    • Sample Synth Engine (Part 2)

  • 7

    The Effects Area

    • Effects Overview

    • EQ (Equalizer)

    • Effect 1

    • Effect 2

    • Delay

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Speaker/Compressor

    • Effects: Reverb & Panic Button

    • Reverb and Delay Explained and Resources

  • 8

    The Program Area

    • Program Store, Store As, Live Mode

    • Program System and Sound Settings

    • Splits

    • Split Width/Crossfade

    • Making Set Lists

    • Transpose

    • Using a Control Pedal/Swell Pedal

  • 9

    MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface

    • External Keyboard To Low with Pitch Bend

    • Control Drawbars from External Keyboard Controllers

    • MIDI Mouse Footswitch Program Up/Down Pedal

    • MIDI Resources and Links

  • 10

    Nord Sound Manager

    • Updating the OS

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Sound Manager Overview

    • Sound Manager Download and Install

    • Electro 6 Files and Architecture

    • Sound Manager Application Tutorial

    • Working with Sounds from the Nord Website

    • Substitute and Relink

    • Working with Program Bundles

    • Backup and Restore

    • Exporting and Customizing Sound Lists

    • Section Resources (Links)

  • 11

    Working with Samples

    • Nord Sample Editor 3 Training

    • Working with Samples from the Nord User Forums

  • 12

    Discovery

    • "Roll With the Changes" - REO Speedwagon (Piano and B3 Organ)

    • "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum (B3)

    • Pipe Organ

    • "Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney

  • 13

    Congrats and Next Steps...

    • One More Question

    • Congratulations and Thanks! What's next?

    • Additional Resources

FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Why is the course charged yearly?

    To host a course like this requires regular payments to the course engine provider in order to provide the advanced features required and online availability. Having these lessons on this platform allows me to make regular updates and/or edit individual videos more easily (versus YouTube). So, there will be routine maintenance and upkeep of the course content as I find ways to redo or refine lessons based on student feedback and usage. This course will also continue to expand as I create more content on YouTube and distill that down to a lesson here for students to immediately benefit from. However, if a student were to cancel prior to the year anniversary, the course will remain active for the full year. I'm expecting some will want to do this simply because they have learned the material and don't need the additional years. The system will remind students in advance of their auto-renewal anniversary and provide opportunities to either cancel or renew. The renewal price is approx 1/3rd the first year price which keeps the content available while also not requiring the full price every year.

  • I have some experience with the Electro 6 already, do I need this course?

    Maybe yes, maybe no. The Nord Electro 6 is a feature-rich instrument. With over 60 individual lessons covering nearly every aspect, there are bound to be things to be learned and discovered even for those with experience.

  • Can't I just read the manual?

    Yes, you can! And reading the manual will provide you the basic foundations for every feature. However, we take most topics found in the manual and create a lesson from that providing a deeper explanation and actual demonstrations which provide the most effective learning and engaging experience. Video training for people who learn better visually or through audio will likely enjoy the experience of a course like this more than reading the manual. Besides providing demonstrations of the topics, additional perspective and opinion are added throughout the lessons providing the student with practical knowledge and understanding of a given feature from a musician's perspective.

  • How is the course different (or better) than what I can already get on YouTube for free?

    This question always comes down to personal opinion but I'll share my feelings on this topic because as a consumer, I often ask myself the very same question. 1) Most of the content on this course is not available anywhere on YouTube including the MyKeysToMusic channel. 2) YouTube is typically riddled with ads. It can be quite disruptive to have the learning experience interrupted with an Ad. This course features no such ads while watching the lessons. Of course, you can purchase YouTube Red and avoid the ads but that also requires a regular monthly investment. 3) Focused Learning Experience: YouTube is the "wild west" of learning. You may be lucky to find a YouTube "playlist" where you have a beginning and end to a given topic, but here again, most channel creators will sprinkle additional "fluff" throughout a video for marketing purposes like asking for subscribers, thanking the audience, providing updates and all those things that have nothing to do with an actual lesson. I'm very guilty of this on my channel as well. That's just a necessary thing as a YouTube creator. 4) Using a course engine like this allows the instructor to provide "edits" to videos easily as things change or improve. With YouTube, there is no way to replace a given video. All you can do is completely delete a video and replace it with a new one. This breaks everyone's reference to it and shared links. So YouTube is not really an ideal platform to provide a proper training course. That is the primary reason a course like this exists. I want to provide the very best and most enjoyable experience for the person learning the Nord Electro 6. You are paying for the "environment" (platform) as much as you are paying for the content.

  • Are the lessons in this course different than the "My Keys To Music" channel?

    Yes mostly. The vast majority of the lessons found in this course are all brand-new content that can only be found in this course. The content has been distilled down into more bite-sized chunks making it easier to learn. Approximately 90% of the content here is all new and exclusive to the course. That percentage will continue to go up as new lessons are added/refined.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Yes! As a student, you can ask questions directly via email or post a discussion in the course. That's another reason for a course like this. As the YouTube channel grows, it allows me to prioritize comments and questions for paying students over non paying participants on YouTube.

Reviews

5 star rating

An easy way to learn.

Tony Russell

I like the way this course is presented using an actual keyboard. It's longer bringing the manual to life. I also like that I can move around and learn at my own pace.

I like the way this course is presented using an actual keyboard. It's longer bringing the manual to life. I also like that I can move around and learn at my own pace.

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5 star rating

RTFM

John Turner

...stands for Really Thorough Format Marc! This course has been brilliant for me as a Nord newbie, I'm much more tuned into my Electro 6 now thanks to everything I've learned in this course, 10/10

...stands for Really Thorough Format Marc! This course has been brilliant for me as a Nord newbie, I'm much more tuned into my Electro 6 now thanks to everything I've learned in this course, 10/10

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5 star rating

The only place you should go to learn all things Nord

Gene Kelly

I found this course to be immensely helpful in learning about the Nord Electro 6. Nord's owner's manual is dry and has limited usefulness and that's where Marc Larochelle's expertise comes into play. He clearly knows his stuff, speaks well, gives...

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I found this course to be immensely helpful in learning about the Nord Electro 6. Nord's owner's manual is dry and has limited usefulness and that's where Marc Larochelle's expertise comes into play. He clearly knows his stuff, speaks well, gives useful commentary and breaking down all of the electro's components into chapters. So far I'm only halfway done but already I've learned a lot. Marc's teaching of the Nord Sound Manager is my favorite part. If you really want to learn the Nord and put your fears at rest, put your money where your mouth is and sign up for this course. It's well worth it.

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5 star rating

Program Area

Mickey Peare

This course is very easy to use. I have a gig coming up next week and really needed to understand some basic parts of the Nord keyboard. Marc has made it extremely easy to find, learn and setup my Nord Electro 6D. Great Stuff !

This course is very easy to use. I have a gig coming up next week and really needed to understand some basic parts of the Nord keyboard. Marc has made it extremely easy to find, learn and setup my Nord Electro 6D. Great Stuff !

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3 star rating

Good

colin wright

the effects section is pretty straight forward.

the effects section is pretty straight forward.

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5 star rating

Superb!

Henk Schiering

Very thorough and complete

Very thorough and complete

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5 star rating

Organ review

Ian Noble

Excellent overview and perfect context

Excellent overview and perfect context

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