The Nord Piano 3 – Stage Piano (instore demo model) features outstanding new keyboard technology, improved grand weighted action, Ivory touch and expanded memory for the exclusive Nord Piano Library taking the piano feel and realism to a new level. The new Virtual Hammer Action Technology simulates the movement of the hammers in a grand piano, capturing the characteristics with exceptional dynamics and breathtaking level of authenticity.
Nord Sample Library 3.0
Exclusive to the Nord Piano 3 – Stage Piano ,the comprehensive Nord Sample Library 3.0 is now available for all Nord 3 models. The Nord Sample Library 3.0 boasts a wide range of premium-grade sound content, spanning across every genre. The sample library boasts exclusive content from the legendary vintage-tape samplers Mellotron and Chamberlin, giving you access to an array of vintage sounds. The sample library includes everything from pianos, strings and orchestral sounds to vocals, synths and even accordion content. The Nord 3 range boasts a lossless compression algorithm to compresses larger-sized samples into ultra-small file sizes, without compromising audio fidelity.
Virtual Hammer Action Technology
The Nord Piano 3 – Stage Piano exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology simulates the hammer movements in a grand piano delivering outstanding authenticity and dynamic response. The 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.
The Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology enables you to produce a new note without lifting the key completely. This allows for smoother repetitions as the tone is not completely dampened between the strokes, similar to fluent transitions of a grand piano.
The new keyboard technology makes both top and bottom triggering possible, resulting in amazing control when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with the keys half-pressed down.
The Virtual Hammer Action Technology also includes velocity sensitive release, dynamically dampening the sound based on how quickly you release the key.
Grand Weighted Action and Ivory Touch
The keybed has added weight for improved dynamic control and features a textured “ivory” surface, providing authentic piano touch and feel. The individual Fatar keybeds are meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
Nord Sound Libraries
The Nord Piano 3 features 1 GB of memory dedicated to the exclusive sounds from the Nord Piano Library carefully selected for their specific and individual character. The ever expanding Nord Piano Library is filled with uniquely sampled acoustic and electric instruments, with an outstanding range of velocity levels allowing for exceptional dynamic control.
The Factory Bank features 6 Grand Pianos, 5 Upright Pianos, 11 Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords. Replacing the sounds in your Nord Piano 3 is simply a matter of dragging and dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for Mac and Windows.
Nord Piano 3 – Stage Piano Unique Piano Features
Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other notes are played on our Upright and Grand piano sounds.
Soft Release softens the release phase of the tone, which can be suitable when a gentler or more legato character is desired. The Nord Triple Pedal includes Soft and Sostenuto Pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal enabling the use of half-pedaling and “release and catch” techniques.
Finally, Pedal Noise recreates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism, producing the characteristic thomp and sizzle sounds. The Pedal Noise feature responds dynamically to the force/momentum used when pressing or releasing the sustain pedal on the Nord Triple Pedal.
The Sample Synth section in the Nord Piano 3 has 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library 2.0 – our essential selection of high quality sampled sounds from a wide range of genres including the exclusively licensed sounds of the Mellotron and Chamberlin.
The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is constantly updated and new additions can be downloaded for free! See the Nord Sample Library 2.0 to learn more and to listen to the sounds available.
The Sample Synth section has dedicated knobs for adjusting Attack, Decay/Release, Dynamic controls and volume of the selected sound. Volume can also be controlled with an optional Volume Pedal and the Sostenuto pedal on the Nord Triple Pedal can be used as a separate Sustain/Latch Pedal for the Sample Synth section for advanced layering possibilites.
Nord Piano 3 – Stage Piano Features:
- 88-note Triple Sensor keybed with improved grand weighted action
- Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology for greatly improved key response
- Ivory touch for authentic feel
- OLED-display for better overview
- 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
- 256 MB for Nord Sample Library
- Layer and split-functionality
- Dynamic Sustain Pedal action with the included Nord Triple Pedal
- 4 Dynamic Curves
- Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal
- Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
- Soft Release
- Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls
- Volume controllable with Volume Pedal (not included)
- All effects in Stereo
- Tube overdrive simulation
- Vibe effect
- Separate Reverb/Delay effects
- Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah-wah can be controlled with Control Pedal