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Nord Piano 5 (73 Key)


Nord Piano 5

73-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action

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. 

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Nord Piano 5 Specification

GLOBAL

  • 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
  • Kbd Touch: 3 velocity response curves
  • Triple Sensor keybed with Virtual Hammer Action Technology
  • Split functionality with selectable split point and LED indication
  • Layer functionality
  • Mono Output option
  • Dynamic Sustain Pedal action with the included Nord Triple Pedal
  • USB-MIDI
  • Free OS updates

PIANO SECTION

  • 2 independent Layers
  • 6 types – Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos, Digital, Layer, Clavinet and Harpsichord.
  • Each category can contain up to 20 different models.
  • 120 Voice Polyphony (stereo/mono pianos)
  • Piano Timbre feature with Soft, Mid and Bright settings for acoustic pianos. Dyno 1 and 2 options for electric pianos.
  • Layer Detune with 3 amounts
  • 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
  • Bright and Soft Timbre options
  • Adjustable Vibrato with 3 Delay options
  • Unison feature with 3 amounts
  • 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)

MEMORY

  • Approx. 2 GB dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
  • Approx. 1 GB dedicated to the Nord Sample Library

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
  • Global mode for EQ

Delay

  • Delay Effect with Rate, Amount and Tap-tempo controls
  • Ping-Pong mode
  • Global mode

Master Effects

  • Dedicated Reverb with Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and Cathedral algorithms. Dark/Bright settings and optional Chorale modulation effect.

CONNECTIONS

  • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Sustain Pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal.
  • 1 Volume Pedal input – ¼”, 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 connectorsNord Piano 2 Connections
  • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB-MIDI
  • IEC C14 power connector

DIMENSIONS

  • Nord Piano 5 73: 73: 1070mm (42,1″), 342mm (13.4″) 120mm (4.7″)
  • Nord Piano 5 88: 1287 mm (50.7″), 342mm (13.4″), 120mm (4.7″)
  • Nord Triple Pedal: 264 mm (10.4″), 224 mm (8.8″), 70 mm (2.8″)

WEIGHT

  • Nord Piano 5 88: 18,5 kg (40.1 lbs)
  • Nord Piano 5 73: 15,5 kg (34.1 lbs)
  • Pedal: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • Nord Triple Pedal
  • User Manual
  • Power cord

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Nord Keyboard Stand V2
  • Nord Soft Case
  • Nord Music Stand
  • Dust Cover

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. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.

Description

PERFORMANCE

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.

PIANO SECTION

The powerful new Piano section features two piano engines that can be used simultaneously in a layer or a split.

9 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Electric Pianos and much more

The Nord Piano 5 factory bank contains 9 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos, Marimba, Vibraphone and much more from the exclusive Nord Piano Library – all carefully selected for their unique character! Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling technology capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is regularly updated with new unique world class sounds, and always free of charge. All sounds are easily replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.

THE NORD PIANO EXPERIENCE

Virtual Hammer Action Technology

Our unique Virtual Hammer Action Technology in conjunction with the physical hammer movements delivers outstanding authenticity and dynamic response resulting in a keyboard action that handles dynamic playing with amazing control at any velocity level.  The Triple Sensor keybed also provides authentic features like repeating a note without lifting the key completely to ensure the smooth repetitions and fluent transitions associated with an acoustic Grand Piano.

Triple Sensor Keybed

The triple sensor keybed has added weight for improved dynamic control providing authentic Piano touch and feel. Each individual keybed is meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.

Advanced String Resonance

Our unique Advanced String Resonance accurately reproduces the complex interplay of the piano strings and also adds the rich ambience of a real piano when playing with the pedal down.

Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise

The 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.

Creative Piano Filters

The dedicated piano filters provide an additional level of sonic control, accentuating softness, mid or brilliance for the acoustic uprights and grands. The electric pianos have tailored filters that even include emulations of the legendary Dyno preamp.

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 heavy to light.

SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION

Two brand new independent Sample Synths with greatly expanded memory for the sounds in the Nord Sample Library.

The Sample Synth Section contains a completely reworked selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library including exclusively licensed sounds from the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin as well as a selection of samples from the Symphobia and Swing! libraries by ProjectSAM. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager . You can also create your own sample instruments using the unique free Nord Sample Editor software for Mac and Windows.

The Sample Synth section provides two fully-featured and independent Layers and is equipped with intuitive controls for attack, decay/release and dynamic velocity response. The new Soft and Bright Timbre settings provide a quick way of shaping the tone of the sound.

Unison and Tru-Vibrato

The Sample Synth Section has a brand new Unison feature that creatively blends several sample voices for rich, ensemble-like sounds. It also features a “Tru-Vibrato” that accurately models the unique vibrato characteristics of a wide variety of wind, brass and string instruments. Three delay settings optimized for both acoustic instruments and analog synth sounds are available.

EFFECT SECTION

The Effect section has a wide selection of instantly tweakable high quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. An effect can be assigned freely to any layer in the Piano and Sample Synth section.

Mod 1 – Pan, Tremolo,
Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All these can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Mod 2 – Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.
Delay – Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button and Ping Pong mode. The Delay can be assigned globally to all four Layers.
Equalizer – Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. The EQ can be assigned globally to all four Layers.
Compressor/Amp – Twin, JC, Small, Compressor and a Tube Overdrive effect.
Reverb section with five different sizes (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and Cathedral) for adding ambience to your sounds. The Bright and Dark modes allows for enhanced or reduced treble. The new Chorale option adds a lush modulation effect.

Control Pedal

Connect an optional expression pedal for hands free control of volume and effects.

Monitor input

Connect a second Nord keyboard or any other audio source to the rear panel Monitor Input and play along a track without worrying about an external mixer or a sound system. The signal will be monitored through the headphone output.

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. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.

Comparison Chart

Nord Piano 5 Comparison Chart

NORD PIANO 5

NORD PIANO 4

Hardware

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Keybed 88-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action 88-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action
Keybed 73-key Triple Sensor Grand Weighted Hammer Action
Outputs 2 + Headphones Out 2 + Headphones Out
USB Connection
MIDI Connections USB MIDI + MIDI In/Out USB MIDI + MIDI In/Out
Monitor Input
Display Type OLED OLED

Global

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Programs 16 Banks x 25 programs (400 locations) 16 Banks x 25 programs (400 locations)
Live/Auto Save Programs 5 locations 5 locations
Split Keyboard Yes, advanced KB Split with LED indication Yes, selectable split point with LED indication
Split Point Crossfades
Layers/Dual Sounds 2 piano engines, 2 sample synths 1 piano engine, 1 sample synth
Program Transpose
Seamless Transitions

Piano Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Nord Piano Library Memory 2 GB 1 GB
Piano Locations 6 types x 20 models (120) 6 types x 20 models (120)
Piano Polyphony 120 voices 120 voices
Piano Timbre
Layer Detune Yes, 3 amounts
String Resonance Yes (Generation 2) Yes (Generation 2)
Soft/Long Release Yes, Selectable on panel Yes, Selectable on panel
Pedal Noise Yes (with included Nord Triple Pedal) Yes (Nord Triple Pedal required)
Dynamic Sustain Pedal Yes (with included Nord Triple Pedal) Yes (Nord Triple Pedal required)

Sample Synth Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Nord Sample Library Memory 1 GB 512 MB
Sample Polyphony 40+ voices 30+ voices
Transpose
Unison Yes, 3 amounts
Vibrato Yes, user adjustable with 3 Dly options

Effects Section

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Effect 1 Pan, Tremolo, Stereo Wah/Auto-wah. Control Pedal functionality for all effects. Pan, Tremolo, Stereo Wah/Auto-wah. Control Pedal functionality for all effects.
Effect 2 Stereo Phaser, Flanger and Chorus. Two depths for each effect. Stereo Phaser, Flanger and Chorus. Two depths for each effect.
Delay Yes, Stereo Delay with Tap Tempo, Ping-Pong mode and Global option Yes, Stereo Delay with Tap Tempo
Eq 3 band, Sweepable Mid with Global option 3 band, Sweepable Mid
Amp Simulation/Compressor Twin, Jc, Small, Tube Distortion, Stereo Compressor Twin, Jc, Small, Tube Distortion, Stereo Compressor
Master Effects Reverb (5 sizes + Dark/Bright Mode and Chorale option) Reverb (3 modes + Bright Mode)

Dimensions

Nord Piano 5

Nord Piano 4

Weight 88: 18,5 kg (40.1 lbs) / 73: 15,5 kg (34.1 lbs) 18,5 kg (40.1 lbs)
Width 88: 1282mm (50.4″) / 73: 1070mm (42,1″) 1287mm (50.7″)
Depth 342mm (13.4″) 342mm (13.4″)
Height 120mm (4.7″) 121mm (4.7″)

Accessories

Accessories for Nord Piano 5

NORD WOOD MUSIC STAND

The Nord Wood Music Stand is an easily attachable music stand that can accomodate 4 sheets of music.

Available for:

Nord Electro, Nord Grand, Nord Piano, Nord Stage

NORD DUST COVER

Cover and protect your Nord keyboard with the matching Dust Cover.

Available in four sizes:

61, 73, HP and 88

NORD MUSIC STAND V2

The Music Stand V2 is an easily attachable music stand that can accomodate 4 sheets of music.

Available for:

Nord Electro, Nord Grand, Nord Piano, Nord Stage

NORD WOOD KEYBOARD STAND

Elegant matte laquered Keyboard Stand in a partially solid wood construction for excellent stability. Bottom metal plate accomodates the Nord Triple Pedal. Fixed Grand Piano height.

Available for:

Nord Grand, Nord Piano, Nord Stage 88

NORD SOFT CASE 76/88/GRAND

Padded soft case with wheels for easy transport. Large-sized pocket for cables, stand and pedals. Alternate carrying handle on side.

Available in three sizes:

76, 88 and Grand

NORD KEYBOARD STAND EX

Nord Keyboard Stand EX is a light-weight keyboard stand designed to give you maximum stability and comfort while playing. The stand is very easy to assemble and disassemble for transport.

Available for:

Nord Electro HP, Nord Piano, Nord Stage 88/HP76