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CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88

Posted on October 7, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak There have been 0 comments

If you're looking for ultimate realism in piano touch, feel and sound, your search is at an end thanks to the Nord Piano 88. Let us explain…

In a world of computer-based plug-ins and expensive virtual pianos, the new Nord Piano 88 is a breath of fresh air. It’s a great-sounding, lightweight and portable, sample-based stage piano at an affordable price, built and designed in typical Nord style with a mind-boggling level of detail…

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - PIANOS, PIANOS EVERYWHERE

The state-of-the-art sampling techniques employed by Nord capture the minute nuances and character of every individual piano. Incredibly playable, beautiful pianos... acoustic, electric, vintage and contemporary, they’re all here. Plus, if you fancy a change, simply go to the constantly evolving Nord Piano Library and download something different… for free.

The Nord Piano’s sample memory is entirely user-replaceable so not only can you tailor the pianos in your instrument to your taste, but you also have the reassurance that your investment is not out of date the moment you buy it.

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - STRINGS ARE THE THING

On a real piano all the notes you play affect each other and it’s the same in the Nord Piano. Thanks to its String Resonance technology, the Nord Piano reproduces the beautiful dynamic sound of a real piano with uncanny accuracy. On a real piano, playing the same key repeatedly with the same force causes a crescendo effect as the hammers hit the vibrating string in various phases causing gentle fluctuations in volume and tone and it’s the same in the Nord Piano. It’s an amazing effect to hear from an electronic instrument. For rock and pop, however, when a more dry and direct sound might be desired, simply turn the String Resonance off.

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - PEDAL POWER

The included Piano Pedal offers unprecedented functionality, giving dynamic control of mechanical noise during operation and the ability to use piano pedalling techniques. Read more about this in the 'Peddling the pedaling' section below.

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - HAVE A PLAY

Like all Nord Keyboards, the Piano 88 is hand-built in Sweden. Every individual instrument is hand-tested and its keybed individually matched and balanced to that unit. It’s a level of detail that few other manufacturers can match and is one reason why Nord is a favourite with gigging musicians everywhere.

The Nord Piano continues Nord’s ability to design perfect instruments for players. Incredible sound quality, exemplary action, user-replaceable sounds from the Nord Piano Library plus the uncannily accurate String Resonance and the Piano Pedal, in a package that is the lightest and most portable on the market.

You can listen to audio demos on the Nord website, but our advice is this: come in-store and try this Piano and you’ll be amazed!

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - PEDDLING THE PEDALING

The new Piano Pedal is a brilliant addition and you can experiment with various effects by pressing and releasing it in different ways.

• Slip your foot off the sustain pedal, allowing the spring to return with full force and a noticeable sound will appear.
• The ‘floor sound’ can be heard when the pedal reaches the bottom of its travel.
• If you lift the pedal and immediately press it down again, a very rich sound will be heard.
And these are just three of the different sounds it can give you. Go on, stomp on it. It will definitely bring a smile to your face!

 

CLAVIA NORD PIANO 88 - SPECS

• Keyboard: 88 weighted, hammer-action, full-size keys
• Onboard sounds: Six categories (Grands, Uprights, EP Tines, EP Reeds, Clavinets, Harpsichords)
• Memory: 512MB
• Effects: Set 1 (pan, tremolo, auto-wah), Set 2 (phaser, flanger, chorus), Comp/Amp, Reverb, three-band EQ
• Ins/Outs: 2 audio outs, 1 monitor in, headphone out, piano pedal in, MIDI In/Out, USB type B
• Weight: 18kg (39.6lb)

For more information on the Nord Piano 88 or to buy one, click the link below:

Clavia Nord Piano 88 - More Info/Purchase


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