Nord Piano 5 Review

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Sister site Keys Review takes a look at the Piano 5 from Nord. Find out what Tom discovered and check out the various sound samples.

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Nord say..

The latest edition of our award-winning Piano series is equipped with dual piano engines, dual sample synths and twice the memory of the previous generation.

With the combination of a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, the portable Nord Piano 5 delivers an exceptional playing experience.

MAIN FEATURES

General

  • 88-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action
  • 73-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action  NEW
  • Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology
  • Advanced Layering (2 Pianos + 2 Sample Synths) NEW
  • Advanced KB Split with optional crossfades  NEW
  • Seamless Transitions
  • OLED display for excellent overview

Piano Section

  • 2 independent Piano Layers NEW
  • 2x memory for Nord Piano Library NEW
  • 120 Voice Polyphony
  • Creative Piano Timbre options including Dyno filter
  • 3 Dynamic Curves to suit any playing style
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • Soft Release

    Sample Synth

    • 2 independent Sample Synth Layers NEW
    • 2x memory for Nord Sample Library NEW
    • Soft and Bright filters NEW
    • Unison for rich, ensemble sounds NEW
    • Tru-Vibrato for authentic vibrato NEW
    • Round robin for natural sounding repetitions NEW
    • Support for monophonic samples with legato NEW
    • Attack, Decay/Release and Dynamic controls

    Effects

    • High quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes
    • Reverb with Chorale and Bright/Dark mode NEW
    • Delay with Ping Pong mode NEW

      Two independent Pianos and Sample Synths

      The Piano and Sample Synth sections of the Nord Piano 5 each contain two independent Layers. The two Pianos and two Sample Synths can be used simultaneously in a variety of split or Layer configurations. Combined with the versatile effects routing, a wide range of combinations can be achieved – from classic ensemble settings to rich soundscapes. The LED equipped Level controls allow for quick and precise balancing of all Layer volume levels. A Volume Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal can be assigned to each Layer.

      Live focused design

      The Nord Piano 5 has dedicated dials and buttons for full hands-on control during a live performance. Transposing, setting up a split point or creating a layered sound can be accomplished instantly.

      Seamless Transitions

      The Nord Piano 5 features seamless transitions for glitch free changing of sounds or programs while playing.

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