Amazing Sound, Unbelievable Flexibility!
When it comes to keyboards and pianos, there are two distinct camps: those who prefer the stability and reliability of hardware, and those who prefer the flexibility and variety of software. Whereas hardware players can't imagine taking virtual instruments on stage, software lovers can't stand the thought of being married to a finite sound set. Thanks to Nord, now there's a digital piano that's sure to meet your needs, no matter which camp you belong to. The Nord Piano 88 gives you all of the stability and dependability you need onstage, the flexibility of software sound sets, and a whole lot of extras.
The Nord Piano 88 lets you pick and choose sounds from the extensive Nord Piano Library. Tired of that grand piano sound? Just jump online and down load a different model. Need an cool EP sound for your lounge gig? No problem! Thanks to it built-in USB port, uploading and managing sounds on your Nord Piano 88 is easy. On the other hand, the Nord Piano 88's hardware engine makes complex functions, such as string resonance - a powerful expression form based on modeling the acoustic and physical phenomena that occur inside of an acoustic piano as its strings vibrate - not only possibly, but rock solid.
The piano pedal that comes with the Nord Piano 88 also gives you in-depth control over your sound. In addition to half dampening, the piano pedal provides realistic mechanical noise as well as control over release and catch playing techniques. Even the Nord Piano 88's keybed is customizable, allowing you to specify your velocity curve to best suite the program you call up. In all, there are 120 sound programs in the Nord Piano 88. Handy front-panel buttons make it easy to access the sounds you need during performance. There's even a Live Mode, which gives you five additional locations for customizing sounds on the fly. You can name each of your custom settings, and a large LCD display window makes navigating around the Nord Piano 88's architecture fast and easy.
Another striking thing you'll find about the Nord Piano 88 are its effects. These effects demonstrate the same intense attention to detail that the Nord Piano 88's programs do. There's a vintage tremolo that adds a glimmering vibe that's simply perfect for electric pianos, a truly funky auto-wah, a lush chorus, and other fantastic modulation effects. You also get amplifier models, including a small cabinet, a British-style cab and a twin, covering the range from snappy clean to growling grit. And despite its flexibility, functionality, and massive collection of sounds, the Nord Piano 88 is still one of the most portable professional digital pianos, weighing in at under 40 lbs.!Nord Piano 88 Digital Stage Piano Features at a Glance:
- Professional stage piano with 88 keys
- Loaded with acoustic, electric, vintage or contemporary piano sounds
- Extensive Nord Piano Library sound compatibility lets you replaceable onboard sounds
- String Resonance engine offers increased playing expression and realism
- 120 programs (24 banks with 5 programs each)
- Live Mode with 5 separate locations
- Every program can be given a name
- Transposable keybed (between -6 and +6 semitones)
- Included Piano Pedal offers mechanical noise, half-pedalling, and "release and catch" techniques
- Full list of EQ and effects settings plus amplifier modeling - all modeled from vintage gear
- Speaker models include Small, JC, and Twin
- MIDI over USB allows you to use the Nord Piano 88 as a controller keyboard with a computer
- Lightweight design - only 18 kg