MESSE 2018: Nord Piano 4 - First Look

Features greatly expanded voice polyphony and new performance features      12/04/18

Nord has introduced the Nord Piano 4, the fourth generation of their Piano series. They say that it combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and theirr acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

A spokesperson told us, "The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel."

Here's the details in Nord's own words...

Performance

  • Seamless transitions: The Nord Piano 4 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.
  • Layer and advanced Split functionality: The Nord Piano 4 has two sound sections that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. It features 7 Split Points and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced in the Stage 3, for smooth transitions between the two split zones.
  • Refined Organize Mode: The new Organize mode includes Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly rearranging your Programs. All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples can be easily navigated using the new List View offering alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options. An optional new Numeric Pad Mode gives you instant access to Programs by entering the Program number.

 

Piano Section

The enhanced Piano section features a broad selection of our unique acoustic, electric and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, greatly expanded voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters.

  • Outstanding Piano Experience: The Nord Piano 4 factory bank contains our latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos and 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. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique world class sounds, and always free of charge.
  • Virtual Hammer Action Technology: Our exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, introduced with Nord Piano 3, simulates the hammer movements in a Grand Piano delivering outstanding authenticity and dynamic response. The premium Triple Sensor keybed allows key movements to be determined with stunning precision. The result is a keyboard action that handles dynamic playing with amazing control at any velocity level.
  • Advanced String Resonance and Dynamic Pedal Noise: Our unique Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating when other notes are played on our Upright and Grand piano sounds. The included Nord Triple Pedal enables our Dynamic Pedal Noise feature that dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism taking the piano realism to a new level.
  • Creative Piano Filters: The Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid or brilliance.

 

Sample synth section

The updated Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and vastly extended polyphony.

The Sample Synth Section contains a great selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including 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). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.

Effect section

The Effect section features a great selection 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.

The Nord Piano 4 Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, EQ, Delay and Reverb with a new Bright Mode.

MODELS

Nord Piano 4 features an 88-note Triple Sensor keybed (A-C) with grand weighted action.
 

Pricing and Availability:
The Nord Piano 4 is scheduled for shipping in Summer 2018 with pricing to be announced.

More information:

 


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