Ah, I see your point about doubling up both manuals on the same channel, that makes sense. I guess it's for the best that they're assigned to 1 and 2.
As far as specific examples of what I'm looking to transmit from the Nord, first and foremost I'd just like it to serve as a slave unit for whatever software instrument or plugin I have running through Logic which requires the use of a keyboard. You could say that I want its keyboard to serve as a proxy keyboard for anything "piano-esque".
These would include using the Grand Piano and Tonewheel Organ in Logic, the Arturia Modular Moog (which I don't own yet but plan to), the "chipsounds" plugin for video game sound design, the Redtape Samples of Fender Wurli and Rhodes, etc.
So I'd like to have Logic recognize the Nord as the default keyboard control for all of these, and be able to hit G3, G4, F#1, F#3 on the Nord keys and have Logic respond with the proper concurrent note and sound in whatever SI or plugins are running.
For other controls, I'm going on the assumption that with Local control shut off on the Nord, a knob becomes just a knob and a button becomes just a button, and so maybe a series of three buttons which usually control reverb on the Nord could be mapped to record, stop and play in Logic? And the Nord's overdrive knob might be turned into an effects fader in Logic?
I'm afraid that having no working keyboard controller has prevented me from getting into Logic too heavily at this point, so it's hard to pin down which other control functions I'd want to control from the Nord besides keyboard strokes, although I'm sure there are plenty. Suggestions on that front are welcome for purposes of an Environment setup -- I'm sure whatever basic function we mapped as a trial experiment I would end up using anyway.
Thanks again for your time and patience Peter, I'm feeling like this whole thing might finally come together with your help (I've been trying to get my Nord into Logic for a week now.)