We’re happy to present the Steinway no.1 at NAMM 2017 - a new world unique historical instrument from the Chris Maene Collection!
The first Steinway fortepiano – the No.1 – was designed and constructed by the founder of the company, Heinrich Engelhardt Steinway, in 1836. It is also known as the ”Kitchen Piano” since it was crafted in Heinrich Steinway’s kitchen in Seesen, Germany.
Vintage, roadworn Electric Piano in the Nord Piano Library!
UPDATE 11/9 2016: New version 5.5 fixes an issue with a detuned C# sample.
The Nefertiti MKI is a funky old workhorse that has spent most of its days in the darkest corners of the legendary Nefertiti jazz club in Gothenburg.
Some replaced tines of mixed generations (Square Silver Tone Bars/Ray Mac), tips, pickups and grommets which makes each note special in it’s own individual way. Slight unevenness in timbre, dynamics and sustain are classic attributes in these instruments and a big part of their charm and inspiring playability.
The latest addition to the Nord Piano Library is The Bambino Upright - a wonderful spinet piano (also referred to as pianettes or bambino pianos). This piano type has graced many a living room and is perfect for the sunday coffee concert.
Due to different technical aspects we made the decision not to use the Ivory keybed for the Nord Piano 3 as announced at NAMM 2016. With the exception of the key surface all aspects of the keybed are the same as when first announced.
Several bugfixes and improvements for Electro 5
The new OS v1.30 features a number of bugfixes and improvements from the previous version. Control pedal handling over MIDI has been improved, rotor pedal operation has been improved to handle certain pedal types. Also, in Setlist mode, drawbar Live could behave incorrectly when switching between organ programs.
This update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded here.
The new super compact Nord Drum 3P combine stunning playability with unlimited sound design possibilities from the innovative Nord Drum 2. New features include Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly! Check out this video with Robert Mehmet Ikiz performing live to backing tracks from his compositions here!
The Chris Maene Workshop is world famous for their unique handcrafted replicas of historical instruments as well as high end Grand Pianos. Chris Maene also collects historical keyboard instruments and his exclusive collection consists of approximately 200 different rare instruments.