The Nord Piano 4 builds upon the excellence of its predecessor — a Music Experience favorite — to bring you a superb studio and stage piano with across-the-board improvements. Piano 4's exciting new performance features include seamless program-change transitions and seven split points with optional crossfades. Piano section highlights include expanded 120-note polyphony and Nord's acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action technology for amazing playing feel. The sample section has been upgraded with double the memory and now lets you replace sounds at will. All in, the Piano 4 is a beast. If you've been curious why Nord keyboardists are so fiercely loyal, five minutes alone with the Nord Piano 4 will open your ears to the sheer creative power on tap in this incredible digital piano/synth.
The Nord Piano 4 is a sophisticated instrument that raises the bar for performance-oriented professional keyboards. Featuring Nord's superb 88-note Virtual Hammer Action weighted keybed, the Piano 4 lets you quickly select, play, split, and layer the latest grands, uprights, and EPs from the Nord Piano Library with sounds from the Nord Sample Library, which contains over 1,000 high-quality sample-based instruments. With knobs and buttons for every function, this puts serious sonic firepower at your fingertips, letting you rip through an entire musically varied live set with just a few button presses. If you're a serious pianist who needs a huge sonic arsenal for stage and studio, the Nord Piano 4 is made for you.
Instead of confusing menus, the Nord Piano 4 sports dedicated knobs and buttons for every function, so you can call up your sounds instantly, even on a darkened stage. No more diving into menu purgatory — just reach out and tweak! The Nord Piano 4 comes with Nord's Triple Pedal, which includes a dynamic sustain pedal that can re-create natural mechanical damper noises, elevating your acoustic piano performances to a new level of expressiveness and realism.
The Nord Piano 4's bright red color isn't exactly a feature, but it is emblematic of the Swedish company whose handmade keyboards are seen under the fingers of some of music's brightest keyboard stars. The keyboardists here at Music Experience hold Nord products in extremely high regard. Nord keyboards are designed and built to the highest standards for years of serious professional use, and their sound libraries are strictly top-notch.
The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience. The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel.
The Nord Piano 4 has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Transposing, setting up a split point or creating a layered sound can be accomplished in seconds.
Seamless transitions : The Nord Piano 4 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
Layers and advanced Split Point functionality : The Nord Piano 4 features two sound sections that 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 Piano 4 has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced with the Stage 3, offers smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
Refined Program Section : The enhanced Organize mode includes Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly rearranging your Programs to your desired order and a new Page View lets you easily sort and organize pages as a song list. All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples can be easily navigated using the new uniform List View that offers alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options. An optional new Numeric Pad Mode gives you instant access to Programs by entering the Program number.
The enhanced Piano section features a broad selection of our latest acoustic, electric and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, greatly expanded voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters.
Factory Bank : The Nord Piano 4 factory bank contains our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments with breathtaking realism.
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 Upright and Grand piano sounds.
Creative Piano Filters : Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid or brilliance.
Virtual Hammer Action Technology : The exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, introduced with Nord Piano 3, simulates the hammer movements in a Grand Piano delivering outstanding authenticity and dynamic response. The Triple Sensor keybed allows key movements to be determined with stunning precision. The result is a keyboard action that handles dynamic playing with amazing control at any velocity level.
Repetitions : The Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology enables you to produce a new note without lifting the key completely. This allows for smoother repetitions as the tone is not completely dampened between the strokes, similar to the fluent transitions possible on a Grand Piano.
Extended Triggering Range : The new keyboard technology makes both top and bottom triggering possible, resulting in amazing control when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with the keys half-pressed down.
Grand Weighted Action : The keybed has added weight for improved dynamic control providing authentic Piano touch and feel. The individual Fatar keybeds are meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
The included Nord Triple Pedal includes 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.
A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from soft to hard.
The Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended voice polyphony. The Sample Synth Section contains a great selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including 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). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.
The Effect section features a great selection 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, a new 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 new 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 Piano 4 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 will be monitored through the headphone output.
|Number of Keys||88|
|Type of Keys||Triple Sensor keys with Virtual Hammer Action Technology|
|Presets||400 Programs with 16 banks|
|Polyphony||120 Notes Piano, 34 Notes Synth|
|Effects||Reverb, Delay, Phaser, Tremolo, Wah, Chorus, Flanger, Distortion|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/8" (monitor in)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (right, left), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)|
|Pedal Inputs||2 x 1/4" (sustain, volume)|
|Pedal Included||Nord Triple Pedal|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Power Supply||Standard IEC AC cable|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AMS-NPIANO4|