The fourthgeneration of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premiumTriple Sensor keybed and ouracclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimatepiano experience.
The Nord Piano 4also includes brilliantnew performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filtersand Split Point Crossfadesdelivering a live focusedkeyboard with exceptionalpiano feel.
The Nord Piano 4 has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions requiredin a live performance situation.Transposing, setting up a split point or creating a layered sound can be accomplished in seconds.
The Nord Piano 4featuresseamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
Layersand advanced Split Point functionality
The Nord Piano 4featurestwo 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 7Split Points indicated with LED lights and thenew Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced with the Stage 3, offers smooth transitions betweentwo split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfadewidths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
Refined Program Section
The enhanced Organize mode includes Copy/Paste andMovefunctionality for quickly rearrangingyour Programs to your desired order and anew Page View lets you easily sort and organize pages as a song list.All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples can beeasilynavigated using thenew uniformList View that offers alphabetical,numerical and category sorting options.
An optionalnew Numeric PadMode gives you instantaccess to Programsbyentering the Program number.
The enhancedPiano section features a broadselection of our latest acoustic, electric and digital pianos from theexclusive Nord Piano Library, greatly expanded voice polyphonyand creative new Piano Filters.
The Nord Piano 4factory bank contains our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianosand 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.
All soundscan easily be replacedusing the Nord Sound Manager. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique world class sounds, and always free of charge.
Advanced String Resonance
Our unique Advanced String Resonancereproduces 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, thePiano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid orbrilliance.
OUTSTANDING PIANO EXPERIENCE
Virtual Hammer Action Technology
Theexclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, introduced with Nord Piano 3, simulates the hammer movementsin a Grand Piano delivering outstanding authenticity and dynamic response. The Triple Sensor keybedallows key movements to be determined withstunning precision.The result is a keyboard actionthat handles dynamic playing with amazingcontrolat any velocity level.
The Nord Virtual Hammer ActionTechnology enables you to produce a new note without lifting the key completely. Thisallowsforsmoother repetitionsas 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
Thekeybed has added weight for improved dynamic control providingauthentic Piano touch and feel. The individual Fatar keybeds are meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
The included Nord Triple Pedalincludes Soft and Sostenuto Pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal. The Triple Pedal also enables our Pedal Noise feature that dynamicallysimulatesthe mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism.
A Soft Release-mode adds aslightly longer release,more suitable for legato playing,emulating alooserdamper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from soft to hard.
SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION
TheSample Synth Sectionfeatures expandedmemory forthe Nord Sample Library 3.0 andextended voice polyphony.
The Sample Synth Section containsa great selection of high quality soundsfrom theNord Sample Library 3.0including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using theNord Sound Manager.
The Sample Synth is equipped withessential controls forattack, decay/release and dynamics(filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allowsyou tocreate your own samples using thefreeNord Sample Editorsoftware for WIndows and Mac.
TheEffectsectionfeatures a great selection ofinstantly tweakable high quality stereoeffects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to thePiano or Sample Synth section.
Effects 1- Pan, Tremolo,Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a ControlPedal.
Effects 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.
Reverb with three modes- Room, Stage,Hall each with a Bright option.
Connect your MP3 or CD player to the rear panel Nord Piano 4monitor 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.