Nord Piano Library

nord piano library

The Nord Piano Library contains a wide selection of multisampled upright and grand pianos, vintage electric pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully selected for their unique characters. 

Character is Everything

When we look for additions to the Nord Piano Library, character is everything. And when we have found that character, we try very hard to keep it. The german-manufactured grand pianos for example can be easily identified by the woody qualities of their distinctive timbre and you can clearly spot the dynamic smoothness from their Japanese counterparts. The uprights all have a distinct sound of their own, ranging from the almost grand-like Queen Upright, a great selection of wonderful European uprights to the Honky Tonk, that sounds like it could have been taken right out of an adventure film from 1904.

No two vintage electric pianos sound the same anymore, and the Nord Piano Library v5 versions are no exception - there is enough character in this category to keep you smiling for a long time. The variety that we offer from the '67 Sparkletop with its felt hammers and non-tapered original Ray-Mac tines, via the Mk I's, Mk II, the "dyno-modified" Mk I Suitcase to the rare Mk V, the Wurlitzer A200, the CP80 and the Clavinet D6's four pickup positions is unsurpassed.

The rich and mighty Harpsichords offers you an exquisite pallet of sounds, with the proper key-release noises when the quills hit the strings again on the return after you've released the key, and a selectable, natural string resonance in the Nord units that support this feature.

EASY TRANSFER

The desired sounds are transferred to your Nord Piano Library compatible instrument with the simple to use Nord Sound Manager.

Different sizes

All of our Uprights and Grand Pianos are available in multiple sizes. All the Pianos in the Nord Piano Library uses our special Loss-less compression technology that lets us fit much more information without sacrificing sound quality. Also, all versions of our pianos are adjusted by ear to ensure maximal dynamic response and playability. This is part of what makes our Pianos one of the best sounding and most realistic in the world – regardless of file size. 

XL The Extra Large versions

  • Fully mapped keyboard
  • String Resonance: pedal-down samples for entire keyboard range
  • Detailed velocity mapping
  • Stereo sampled

 

L The Large versions

  • String Resonance: pedal-down samples for entire keyboard range
  • Detailed velocity mapping
  • Stereo sampled

 

M The Medium versions

  • String Resonance: pedal-down samples in the important middle region of the range
  • Detailed velocity mapping
  • Stereo sampled

 

S The Small versions

  • Detailed velocity mapping
  • Stereo sampled