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The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 includes brilliant reimagined performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters, and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel.  

Performance
The Nord Piano 4 has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Transposing, setting up a split point or creating a layered sound can be accomplished in seconds.

Seamless Transitions
The Nord Piano 4 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.

Layers and advanced Split Point functionality
The Nord Piano 4 features two sound sections that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. Each of the sound sections can have specific effects, Volume Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal assigned to them. The Piano 4 has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced with the Stage 3, offers smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.

Refined Program Section
The enhanced Organize mode includes Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly rearranging your Programs to your desired order and Page View lets you easily sort and organize pages as a song list. All Programs, Pianos, and Synth Samples can be easily navigated using the uniform List View that offers alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options. The optional Numeric Pad Mode gives you instant access to Programs by entering the Program number.  

Piano Section
The enhanced Piano section features a broad selection of our latest acoustic, electric and digital pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library, greatly expanded voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters.

Factory Bank
The Nord Piano 4 factory bank contains the latest Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library; all handpicked for their unique characters! 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 unique world-class sounds, and always free of charge.

Advanced String Resonance
The unique Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other notes are played on our Upright and Grand piano sounds.

Creative Piano Filters
Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section now features dedicated piano filters for accentuating softness, mid or brilliance.

Outstanding Piano Experience

Virtual Hammer Action Technology
The exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, introduced with Nord Piano 3, 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.  

Repetitions
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 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
The updated key-bed has added weight for improved dynamic control providing authentic Piano touch and feel. The individual Fatar key-beds are meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.

Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
The included Nord Triple Pedal includes Soft and Sostenuto Pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal. The Triple Pedal also enables our Pedal Noise feature that dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism.

Soft Release
A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.

Dynamic Curves
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from soft to hard.

Sample Synth Section

The Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and extended voice polyphony.

The Sample Synth Section contains a great selection of high-quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.

The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release, and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for Windows and Mac.

Effect Section
The Effect section features a great selection of instantly tweakable high-quality stereo effects modeled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.

Effects 1 - Pan, Tremolo, Panel Effects
Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Effects 2 - Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, a new Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.  
Delay - Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button
Equalizer - Three band EQ, with sweepable mid
Compressor/Amp - Twin, JC, Small, Compressor and a new Tube Overdrive effect.

Master Effects
Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage, Hall each with a Bright option.

Monitor Input
Connect your MP3 or CD player to the rear panel Nord Piano 4 monitor input to play along, rehearse to or jam with previously recorded music without the need of an external mixer or sound system. The signal will be monitored through the headphone output.

Features:
General
88-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action
Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology
Seamless Transitions
Layer and Split with Split Point crossfades
OLED display excellent overview
Enhanced Organize Mode
Numeric Pad for direct Program access  

Piano Section
Greatly expanded Polyphony (120 voices)
Creative Piano Filters  
1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
3 Dynamic Curves
Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal (included)
Advanced String Resonance
Soft Release

Sample Synth
Greatly expanded Polyphony
512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls
Effects
High-quality stereo effects modeled after classic stomp boxes
Reverb with Bright Mode

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Things You Will Get:

  • Digtital Piano
  • Triple Pedal
  • User Manual
  • Power Cord
  • Piano Library DVD-ROM

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Number of Keys 88
Type of Action Grand Weighted Action with Virtual Hammer Action Technology
Polyphony 120 Voice Polyphon
Split Functionality Yes
Digital Display Yes
Preset Types 16 banks with 25 programs - 400 locations
Effects Type Pan, Tremolo, Wah, Ring Modulator Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Vibe, three amp/speaker simulations, Tube Overdrive, Three band EQ, Reverb with Room, Delay Effect - Rate, Amount and Tap-tempo function
Built-In Speakers No
Audio Playback No
Audio Input Types 1 x 1/8" (Monitor)
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4" (R,L)
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4"
USB Type B
MIDI I/O Yes
Power Supply Included Yes
Power Supply Type IEC C14 power connector
Stand Not Included
Bench Included No
Other Features Enhanced Organize Mode, Numeric Pad for direct Program access, OLED display excellent overview
Dimensions Piano: 50.7" x 4.8" x 13.4" inches (LxWxH) Pedal: 10.4" x 8.8" x 2.8" inches (LxWxH)
Weight Piano 4: 40.1 lbs Pedal:4.4 lbs
Series Piano Series
Model NPIANO4 88
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.