"The Nord Piano 2 HA88 lets you easily play, split and layer stunning Grand, Upright and Electric Pianos from the Nord Piano Library with sounds from the versatile Nord Sample Library. All this in a streamlined portable package with 88 Hammer Action Weighted keys."
Here's all the details in the company's own words...
The Nord Piano 2 comes with a wide range of quality acoustic and electro-mechanical instruments from the Nord Piano Library, all with their own unique character. The included Nord Triple Pedal features a dynamic sustain pedal that can also recreate the mechanical "stomp" and "sizzle" noises that occur when the lifting or releasing the dampener in an Acoustic Grand or Upright Piano. The Advanced String Resonance feature simulates the subtle phenomenon that occurs when piano strings cause other un-dampened strings to resonate, further adding to an amazing level of realism.
The Nord Sample Library offers more than 1000 high quality sample-instruments ranging from Strings, Brass, Synths and Basses to the legendary vintage sounds of the Mellotron and Chamberlin. Both the Nord Piano and Nord Sample libraries are continuously updated and are available as free downloads for all Nord owners.
All of the sounds in the Nord Piano 2 HA88 are replaceable, making it an instrument that is built to evolve with you. It's even possible to create your own sample instruments using the Nord Sample Editor.
We think technology should be transparent to the user, which is why the Nord Piano 2 has dedicated buttons and knobs for all functions the performing musician needs instead of confusing menus. We've made it amazingly simple to layer and split sounds, and there's a volume pedal input for sneaking in those strings while you keep playing.
The Nord Piano 2 also sports an extensive effects section, covering everything from Phaser, Wah-wah, Flanger, Chorus and Delay effects to a 3-band Equalizer, Amp Simulations, Compressor and Reverb.
Pricing and Availability:
Shipping: January 2012
Aaand what's new about it?
18-Jan-12 06:51 AM
When is Clavia going to ditch the red color or at least give us an option of black.
18-Jan-12 07:52 AM
Unfortunately, they'll keep red for a long time. I'd pay more for black. If this thing had pressure sensitivity and a mod wheel, I'd buy it as a MIDI controller, too.
18-Jan-12 10:03 AM
Piano's will never have aftertouch, go to Stage 2 for that.. that's got a dedicated synth section not sample synth like this one. This is mainly for Piano and EPs which never need pressure sensitivity.
19-Jan-12 06:19 AM
...but it's half the price of a Stage 2, and the Stage 2 has features I'll never use. Several other manufacturers make more affordable weighted 88-key controllers that are pressure sensitive; if Clavia did, I'd buy theirs instead.
19-Jan-12 11:15 AM