Nord has introduced the Nord Grand – which features a premium weighted keybed, with advanced triple sensors that they say delivers ‘the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano’.
Nord Grand Video Intro:
Here’s what they have to say about the new keybed feel:
“The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced mechanism that provides extraordinary control both when playing percussively or pianissimo with fluent repetitions and retriggering without lifting the keys completely. The addition of an Ivory Touch surface gives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.”
The Nord Grand contains a wide selection of unique Grand, Upright, Electric and Digital pianos from the Nord Piano Library.
The Nord Grand factory bank includes 10 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and more from the Nord Piano Library. All sounds can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.
- 88-note Kawai Hammer Action with advanced triple sensors
- Ivory touch keys
- Seamless Transitions when changing programs
- Layer and Split with Split Point crossfades
- OLED display for excellent overview
- Support for Nord Piano Monitor
Advanced String Resonance
Nord’s Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other notes are played. It also adds the rich resonant ambience of a real piano when playing with pedal down.
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 Pedal Noise, which dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism.
Piano Section Highlights
- 2 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
- 120 voice polyphony
- Advanced String Resonance
- Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
- Creative Piano Filters
- 3 Dynamic Curves from Light to Heavy
- Soft Release
- All sounds are replaceable
Sample Synth Section
The Sample Synth Section features a broad selection of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs and many other sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0. The selection includes the licensed sounds of the 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.
Sample Section Highlights
- 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
- Essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics
- All sounds are replaceable
- Effect section
The Effect section has a wide range of stereo effects, modeled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.
The Nord Grand Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, EQ, Delay and Reverb. The Reverb effect has three different types Hall, Stage and Room, each with an optional Bright Mode.
Pricing and Availability
The Nord Grand is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2019, with pricing to be announced. See the Nord site for details.