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Nord Nord Grand 88-Note Keyboard w/Kawai Hammer Action

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The Nord Grand features a premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors that capture the movements of the hammers with exceptional precision, delivering the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano. Incorporating Nord's award-winning performance features and hands-on user interface, the lightweight Nord Grand provides an extraordinary playing experience.

Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Ivory Touch
The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced mechanism providing extraordinary control both when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with fluent repetitions and retriggering without lifting the key completely. The addition of an Ivory Touch surface gives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.

The Nord Grand has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects or transposing the instrument can be accomplished on the fly.

Factory Bank
The Nord Grand factory bank includes 10 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and more from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique character! Nord's state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments with breathtaking realism. All sounds can easily be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager. The exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique world class sounds - always free of charge


• 88-note Kawai Hammer Action with advanced triple sensors
• Ivory touch keys
• Seamless Transitions when changing programs
• Layer and Split with Split Point crossfades
• OLED display for excellent overview
• Support for Nord Piano Monitor

Piano Section
• 2 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
• 120 Voice Polyphony
• Dedicated Piano Filters for Acoustic and Electric Pianos
• 3 Dynamic Curves
• Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal (included)
• Advanced String Resonance
• Soft Release

Sample Synth
• 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
• Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls

• High quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes
• Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage and Hall


• OLED Display
• Seamless Transitions
• Split Point Crossfades
• 16 banks with 25 programs - 400 locations
• Organize functionality for programs
• Live Mode - 5 Live programs
• Global Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
• Program Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
• Fine-tune: +/- 50 Cents
• Keyboard Touch: 3 velocity response curves
• 88-note Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Advanced Triple Sensors
• Split functionality with selectable split point and LED indication
• Optional Split crossfade
• Layer functionality
• Panel Lock option
• Mono Output option
• Dynamic Sustain Pedal action with the included Nord Triple Pedal
• Free OS updates

Piano Section
• 6 types - Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital and Misc.
• Each category can contain up to 20 different models.
• 120 Voice Polyphony (stereo/mono pianos)
• Piano Timbre/EQ settings (Soft, Mid, Bright) with dedicated Electric Piano filters (Soft, • Mid, Bright, Dyno 1 and Dyno 2).
• Advanced String Resonance (Generation 2) - adjustable amount
• Selectable Soft Release for Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos and Harpsichord
• Selectable Pedal Noise for Grand, Upright and Electric Pianos 1 - adjustable amount
• Octave transpose: -1/+1 (-6/+6 in Split mode, depending on Split position)

Sample Synth Section
• 46 Voice Polyphony
• Amp envelope with Attack and Decay/Release
• Selectable velocity sensitive low pass filter and dynamic range
• Octave transpose: -1/+1 (-6/+6 in Split mode, depending on Split position)
• Volume controllable with Volume Pedal (not included)

• Approx. 2 GB dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
• Approx. 512 MB dedicated to the Nord Sample Library 3.0

Effects Section
Effect 1
• Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
• Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
• Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal
Effect 2
• Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
• Two selectable depths for each effect
• Amp Simulations, Comp and EQ
• Comp/Amp - three amp/speaker simulations, Tube Overdrive
• Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
• Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
Master Effects
• Dedicated Reverb with Room, Stage and Hall algorithms, each with an additional Bright mode
• Dedicated Delay Effect - Rate, Amount and Tap-tempo function

• 2 Audio outputs L & R - 1/4", 6.35 mm jacks, unbalanced
• 1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3.5 mm stereo jack
• 1 Headphone output - 1/4", 6.35 mm stereo jack
• 1 Piano pedal input - 1/4", 6.35 mm jack. Use the included Nord Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc
• 1 Volume Pedal input - 1/4", 6.35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
• MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
• USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
• IEC C14 power connector
• Nord Piano 2 Connections

• Nord Grand: 1286 mm (50.7") x 168 mm (6.6") x 387 mm (15.2")
• Nord Triple Pedal: 264 mm (10.4") x 224 mm (8.8") x 70 mm (2.8")
• Nord Grand: 20.9 kg (46.0 lbs)
• Pedal: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)

Included Accessories
- Nord Triple Pedal
- User Manual
- Power cord

Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only.

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
This is the most enjoyable and inspiring digital piano I have ever played. I sold my RD-700NX (and a few other treasured items) to get it, and a month later I still find myself in awe every time I sit down at it. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but, honestly, I would have bought this piano if all it had was an on/off switch. It has re-invigorated my love of piano and composing for piano, and it just sits so beautifully in any mix, or improvisation, in my studio. No eq or compression needed. Not even reverb, the White Grand sample is so rich and full. I also bought the Nord Monitors, which sound great, although the improvement over GOOD studio monitors may not warrant their price. I have JBL 305s, and in my case, I am glad I bought the Nords...although it sounds awesome on either/both. I use 2 A/B/Y boxes to route the piano into my DAW, as the monitors (or the Grand itself) have no extra outputs, other than headphone on the piano. The Kawai action feels unlike any other Nord. Also it's worth noting that the red colour is not as bright as other's darker and more subdued...a bit more "cherry". In fact, I have never been a big Nord fan. This piano stands on its own, IMO, and so it must really be judged on its own merits, not on Nord. It has fewer features than the usual Nord, although there are, of course, still strings and pads, etc, to layer with the pianos. Additionally the Grand can load up any number of samples from the Nord library...even organs and synths. What came with it were more like ePianos and Mellotron sounds, the latter which are great, although not that useful to me. No, at the end of the day, this a piano. And the most astoundingly enjoyable non-acoustic piano I've ever sat in front of, by far.
Posted by John David Peer on Jan 13, 2020
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