Nord Piano 3
Press Release, Stockholm 18-01-2016
With outstanding new keyboard technology, improved grand weighted action and expanded memory for the exclusive Nord Piano Library - the Nord Piano 3 takes 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.
- 88-note Triple Switch keybed with improved grand weighted action NEW
- Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology for greatly improved key response NEW
- OLED-display for better overview NEW
- 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library NEW
- 256 MB for Nord Sample Library NEW
- Layer and split-functionality
- Nord Triple Pedal included
- 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
- 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
VIRTUAL HAMMER ACTION TECHNOLOGY NEW
The Nord 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 the fluent transitions possible on a Grand Piano.
Extended Triggering Range
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.
Grand Weighted Action new
The keybed has added weight for improved dynamic control 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.
The Nord Piano 3 features a new triple sensor keybed and improved grand weighted action (A-C).
The Nord Piano 3 weighs 18,2 kg (40,7 lb) and measures 1287 mm (50.7"), 121 mm (4.8"), 340 mm (13.4").
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.
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.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Nord Piano 3 will hit the stores in May 2016 with pricing to be announced. Like all Nord keyboards, the Piano 3 is handmade in Sweden with meticulous attention to detail and quality control.
For more information please visit www.nordkeyboards.com/piano3
Nord Piano 3
*All specifications subject to change without further notice
About Clavia DMI AB:
Clavia Digital Musical Instruments AB manufactures industry-leading digital synthesizers and keyboards sold under the brand name Nord. All technology R&D and manufacturing takes place in Sweden and all Nord products are assembled by hand in Stockholm. Clavia DMI AB has 30 employees and a turnover of approximately 20 MUSD whereof 95 % is export sales to local distributors. The company’s main markets are USA and Europe but Asia and Latin America also adds exciting and interesting markets for our premium quality keyboard instruments.