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Offline Oaklandjake

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Nord electro RACK enclosure ideas?
« on: June 09, 2016, 12:32:18 AM »
Hello,  I bought a nord electro 2 rack for $500. It was what i could afford and I m loving it. However it's not very good for taking out of the house. Has anyone built a custom enclosure for one to take on gigs. I'm thinking it would be connected somehow to the controller keyboard and easily accessible. I  saw one picture of something someone made that resembled an old dual manual organ. I'm looking for ideas for a simpler and more portable enclosure.


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Re: Nord electro RACK enclosure ideas?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 07:52:43 AM »
I'm planning on building an enclosure to sit underneath my Nord Stage. It is a 73 key stage, so it has organ keys and I would like to turn it into a dual manual console organ, but with the main difference that you can always leave the lower manual at home for smaller gigs. My plan is to buy a Fatar organ style keybed (look here: and build a flat keyboard that matches the Nord design but where the Nord can sit on top.

You could do the same, but rather than putting a keyboard on top of it, you could make the electro rack sit recessed in the case, so you would basically have rebuild a Nord Electro keyboard.

There should even be plenty of space inside the case to put equipment that you don't need to access often (say an audio interface or DI boxes).
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Re: Nord electro RACK enclosure ideas?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 12:45:24 PM »
Like this?  VK8 on top, fatar studio 61 on bottom. Plenty of room to mount a rack unit it there somwhere. The box, minus the VK8, weighs 45lbs with the legs.
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