Nord Grand 88
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, Sweetwater considers the Nord Grand a formidable contender for "ultimate stage piano."
Delivers the grand experience
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.
Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Ivory Touch
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 piano section
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.
Advanced String Resonance
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.
Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
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 Sample Synth section
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.
Powerful Effects section
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.
Nord Grand Stage Piano Features:
- 88-note Kawai Responsive Hammer action with advanced triple sensors
- 120-voice polyphony
- 2GB memory for Nord Piano Library
- Advanced String Resonance
- Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
- Creative Piano Filters
- 3 Dynamic Curves from Light to Heavy
- Soft Release
- All sounds easily replaceable via Nord Sound Manager
- Compatible with optional Nord Piano Monitors
- Handcrafted in Sweden