Nord Grand 88-Key Kawai Hammer Action Keyboard

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Nord Grand 88-Key Kawai Hammer Action Keyboard

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  • $3,699.00
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Description & Specs

The Nord Grand features a premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors that capture the movements of the hammers with exceptional precision, delivering the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano. 

Incorporating our award-winning performance features and hands-on user interface the lightweight Nord Grand not only provides an extraordinary playing experience, but is also an elegant new approach to our stage piano series.

The Nord Grand is our first stage piano to feature triple sensors that track the movements on the hammers rather than the keys delivering the smooth dynamic touch of an acoustic grand.

Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Ivory Touch
The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced mechanism providing extraordinary control both when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with fluent repetitions and retriggering without lifting the key completely.  The addition of an Ivory Touch surface gives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.

PERFORMANCE
The Nord Grand has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects or transposing the instrument can be accomplished on the fly. 

Layers and 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 Grand has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfades offers smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.

Factory Bank
The Nord Grand factory bank includes 10 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and more from 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 sounds can easily be replaced using 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 Resonance reproduces 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, the Piano Section features dedicated piano filters for Acoustic and Electric pianos accentuating softness, mid or brilliance. The EP filters also include unique Dyno filters based on the legendary preamp 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 features 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.

Soft Release
A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electro mechanical instrument.

Keyboard Touch
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from Light to Heavy.

The Sample Synth Section features a broad selection of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs and many other high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0.  

The extensive selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 includes 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) 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.

The Effect section has a wide range 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.

  • Effects 1 - Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
  • 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 a Tube Overdrive effect.
  • Master Effects - Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage, Hall each with a Bright option.

MONITOR INPUT
Connect a second Nord keyboard or any other audio source to the rear panel Monitor Input and play along a track without worrying about an external mixer or a sound system. The signal is routed to the main outputs and the headphones output.

General
  • 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

Piano Section
  • 2 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 120 Voice Polyphony 
  • Dedicated Piano Filters for Acoustic and Electric Pianos
  • 3 Dynamic Curves
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal (included)
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • Soft Release

Sample Synth
  • 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls

Effects
  • High quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes
  • Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage and Hall

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