The Swedish company's iconic red keyboards have long graced top-line tour rigs, stages, and studios worldwide. Now, the Nord Grand raises the bar for digital pianos once again. Featuring Kawai's premium Responsive Hammer keybed with Ivory Touch and advanced triple sensors that capture hammer movements with extraordinary precision, the Nord Grand provides the flawless feel of an acoustic grand piano. Sonically, the Nord Grand's Advanced String Resonance delivers the real deal, serving up a banquet of rich-sounding Grand and Upright, as well as Electric and Digital pianos from the acclaimed Nord Piano Library. The Sample Synth section includes a broad palette of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs, and many other high-quality sounds
. With its advanced performance features, natural piano feel, stellar sounds, intuitive, hands-on controls, studio-grade effects, and lightweight, roadworthy, chassis, Music Experience considers the Nord Grand a formidable contender for "ultimate stage piano."
Nord's first stage piano to feature triple sensors that track hammer movements rather than the keys, the Nord Grand offers the smooth, dynamic playing feel of a real acoustic grand. Since what you hear affects what you play, generous 120-voice polyphony ensures that each note played — and sustained — will be heard, giving you a natural acoustic piano playing experience. Your playing technique will also benefit from the uncanny realism of the included Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise.
The Nord Grand's beautifully balanced and ultra-responsive triple-sensor Kawai keybed features a state-of-the-art mechanism that provides amazing control when you are playing percussively or pianissimo with fluent repetitions, where you're re-triggering without completely lifting the virtual hammers. The addition of Ivory Touch textured key surfaces gives the keyboard the authentic feel of an acoustic concert grand piano.
The Nord Grand factory bank gives you a breathtaking collection of 10 Grands, nine Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, plus Clavinet, a selection of Digital Pianos, and more from the world-class Nord Piano Library — each instrument hand-selected for its unique sonic characteristics. Nord’s cutting-edge sampling techniques capture the nuances and character of these extraordinary instruments with stunning realism. You can replace any and all of the sounds via the Nord Sound Manager. Nord's exclusive Piano Library is continually being updated with unique new premium sounds, and they are always freely available.
Enhancing the Grand and Upright piano sounds, Nord's proprietary Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interaction of piano strings resonating at their fundamental and harmonic frequencies when other notes are played. Advanced String Resonance also perfectly reproduces the mellifluous resonant ambience of a real piano when playing with the sustain pedal engaged.
The Nord Grand ships with the amazing Nord Triple Pedal, which features soft and sostenuto pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain pedal. The Triple Pedal also enables Nord's amazingly realistic Pedal Noise, which dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism of an acoustic grand piano.
The Nord Grand's Sample Synth section includes a broad palette of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs, and many other high-quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0. This extensive selection includes the exclusively licensed sounds of the historic Mellotron and Chamberlin tape-based keyboard instruments. As with the piano section, all sounds can easily be replaced via Nord Sound Manager. The Sample Synth engine is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release, and dynamics (filter/velocity); while dedicated Category buttons allow for quick navigation and patch selection. You can even create your own samples using free Nord Sample Editor software for Mac and Windows.
The Nord Grand Effect section gives you a broad range of instantly adjustable, studio-grade stereo effects modeled on coveted vintage stompboxes, plus Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, EQ, Delay, and Reverb. All effects can be freely assigned to the Piano or Sample Synth section. The Reverb effect has three different types: Hall, Stage, and Room, each with an optional Bright mode.
The Nord Grand features a premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors that capture the movements of the hammers with exceptional precision, delivering the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano. Incorporating our award-winning performance features and hands-on user interface the lightweight Nord Grand not only provides an extraordinary playing experience, but is also an elegant new approach to our stage piano series. The Nord Grand is our first stage piano to feature triple sensors that track the movements on the hammers rather than the keys delivering the smooth dynamic touch of an acoustic grand.
The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced mechanism providing extraordinary control both when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with fluent repetitions and retriggering without lifting the key completely. The addition of an Ivory Touch surface gives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.
The Nord Grand has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects or transposing the instrument can be accomplished on the fly.
Seamless transitions : Seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
Layers and advanced Split Points : The two sound sections can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. Each of the sound sections can have specific effects, Volume Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal assigned to them. The Nord Grand has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfades offers smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
The Nord Grand contains a wide selection of unique Grand, Upright, Electric and Digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library.
Factory Bank : The Nord Grand factory bank includes 10 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and more from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique character! Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments with breathtaking realism. All sounds can easily be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique world class sounds - always free of charge.
Advanced String Resonance : Our unique Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other notes are played on our Grand and Upright piano sounds. It also adds the rich resonant ambience of a real piano when playing with pedal down.
Creative Piano Filters : Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section features dedicated piano filters for Acoustic and Electric pianos accentuating softness, mid or brilliance. The EP filters also include unique Dyno filters based on the legendary preamp delivering the characteristic punchy, bell-like sound that was an essential part of the classic West Coast sound during the 70s and 80s
Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise : The included Nord Triple Pedal features Soft and Sostenuto Pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal. The Triple Pedal also enables our Pedal Noise feature that dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism.
Soft Release : A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electro mechanical instrument.
Keyboard Touch : 3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from Light to Heavy.
The Sample Synth Section features a broad selection of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs and many other high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0. The extensive selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 includes the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager. The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity) and dedicated Category buttons for quick navigation and selection of sample sounds. It is possible to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.
The Effect section has a wide range of instantly tweakable high quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.
Effect 1 : Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Effect 2 : Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.
Delay : Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button
Equalizer : Three band EQ, with sweepable mid
Compressor/Amp : Twin, JC, Small, Compressor and a Tube Overdrive effect.
Master Effects : Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage, Hall each with a Bright option.
Connect your MP3 or CD player to the rear panel Nord Grand monitor input to play along, rehearse to or jam with previously recorded music without the need of an external mixer or sound system. The signal is also routed to the main outputs.
The Nord Piano Monitor speakers can be connected directly to the Nord Grand (using the optional Monitor Brackets) for the ultimate nearfield listening experience.
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Kawai Hammer Action, Triple Sensors, Fully Weighted, Ivory Touch
2GB Nord Piano Library, 16 global banks, 6 x Piano Types; Grand, Upright, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Digital
Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe, Pan, Tremolo, Wah, Stereo Delay with Tap Tempo, Reverb, Distortion, Compressor
1 x 1/8" (aux in)
2 x 1/4" (L/R)
1 x 1/4"
1 x 1/4" (volume), 1 x 1/4" (sustain)
1 x Type B
512MB memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
Nord Sound Manager (download)
Standard IEC AC cable
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