Nord Piano 5 Comparison Chart

 

Nord Piano 5

nord Piano 4

Hardware

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Keybed 88-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action

88-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action

Keybed 73-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action -
Outputs 2 + Headphones Out 2 + Headphones Out
USB Connection x x
MIDI Connections USB MIDI + MIDI In/Out USB MIDI + MIDI In/Out
Monitor Input x x
Display Type OLED OLED

Global

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Programs 16 Banks x 25 programs (400 locations) 16 Banks x 25 programs (400 locations)
Live/Auto Save Programs 5 locations 5 locations
Split Keyboard Yes, advanced KB Split with LED indication Yes, selectable split point with LED indication
Split Point Crossfades x x
Layers/Dual Sounds 2 piano engines, 2 sample synths 1 piano engine, 1 sample synth
Program Transpose x x
Seamless Transitions x x

Piano Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Nord Piano Library Memory 2 GB 1 GB
Piano Locations 6 types x 20 models (120) 6 types x 20 models (120)
Piano Polyphony 120 voices 120 voices
Piano Timbre x x
Layer Detune Yes, 3 amounts -
String Resonance Yes (Generation 2) Yes (Generation 2)
Soft/Long Release Yes, Selectable on panel Yes, Selectable on panel
Pedal Noise Yes (with included Nord Triple Pedal) Yes (Nord Triple Pedal required)
Dynamic Sustain Pedal Yes (with included Nord Triple Pedal) Yes (Nord Triple Pedal required)

Sample Synth Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Nord Sample Library Memory 1 GB 512 MB
Sample Polyphony 40+ voices 30+ voices
Transpose x x
Unison Yes, 3 amounts -
Vibrato Yes, user adjustable with 3 Dly options

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Round Robin x

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Support for monophonic samples with Legato x

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Soft and Bright filters x

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Effects Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Effect 1 Pan, Tremolo, Stereo Wah/Auto-wah. Control Pedal functionality for all effects. Pan, Tremolo, Stereo Wah/Auto-wah. Control Pedal functionality for all effects.
Effect 2 Stereo Phaser, Flanger and Chorus. Two depths for each effect. Stereo Phaser, Flanger and Chorus. Two depths for each effect.
Delay Yes, Stereo Delay with Tap Tempo, Ping-Pong mode and Global option Yes, Stereo Delay with Tap Tempo
Eq 3 band, Sweepable Mid with Global option 3 band, Sweepable Mid
Amp Simulation/Compressor Twin, Jc, Small, Tube Distortion, Stereo Compressor Twin, Jc, Small, Tube Distortion, Stereo Compressor
Master Effects Reverb (5 sizes + Dark/Bright Mode and Chorale option) Reverb (3 modes + Bright Mode)

Dimensions

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Weight 88: 18,5 kg (40.1 lbs) / 73: 15,5 kg (34.1 lbs) 18,5 kg (40.1 lbs)
Width 88: 1282mm (50.4") / 73: 1070mm (42,1") 1287mm (50.7")
Depth 342mm (13.4") 342mm (13.4")
Height 120mm (4.7") 121mm (4.7")