The Nord Grand features a premiumweighted keybed with advancedtriplesensors that capturethe movements of the hammerswith exceptional precision, delivering thesmooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano.
Incorporating our award-winning performancefeatures and hands-on user interface the lightweight Nord Grand not only provides an extraordinaryplaying experience, but is also an elegant new approach to our stage piano series.
KawaiResponsiveHammer keybed with Ivory Touch
The well balanced and responsivetriple sensorkeybed features an advanced mechanism providingextraordinarycontrol both whenplaying percussively as well as pianissimo with fluent repetitionsand retriggering without lifting the key completely.The addition of an Ivory Touch surfacegives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.
The Nord Grandhas dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions requiredin a live performance situation. Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects ortransposing the instrument can be accomplished on the fly.
Seamless transitions when changing programs while playing.
Layersand 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 Grandhas 7Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfades offers smooth transitions betweentwo split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfadewidths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.
The Nord Grandcontains a wideselection of uniqueGrand, Upright, Electric and Digital pianos from theexclusiveNord Piano Library.
The Nord Grandfactory bank includes 10Grands, 9Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and morefrom 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 soundscan easily be replacedusing 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 Resonancereproduces 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, thePiano Section features dedicated piano filters for Acoustic and Electric pianosaccentuating softness, mid orbrilliance. The EP filters also includeunique Dyno filters based on thelegendarypreamp delivering the characteristic punchy, bell-like sound that was an essential part of the classic West Coast sound during the 70s and 80s.Read more about the dedicated EP filters here.
Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
The included Nord Triple Pedal featuresSoft 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 electro mechanical instrument.
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from Light to Heavy.
SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION
TheSample Synth Sectionfeatures a broad selection of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirsand many other high quality sounds fromthe Nord Sample Library 3.0.
The extensive selection of soundsfrom theNord Sample Library 3.0includes 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) anddedicated Category buttons for quick navigation and selection of sample sounds. It is possible to createyour own samples using thefreeNord Sample Editorsoftware for WIndows and Mac.
TheEffectsectionhas a wide range 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, 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 aTube 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 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.