Nord Keyboards and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have released a new video showcasing the new Italian Grand grand piano in the Nord Piano Library, played on a Stage 2 HA88 by British pianist/keyboardist Jim Watson. Jim is a former piano tutor at the Royal Academy of Music who has toured with Katie Melua, Manu Katché, Zero 7, Paloma Faith and is currently playing in the BBC TV Strictly Come Dancing house band.
The Nord Piano Library is a free library of expertly recorded pianos and electric pianos compatible with the Nord Stage 2, Nord Stage EX, Nord Electro 4, Nord Electro 3, Nord Piano and Nord Piano 2. One of the much loved features of the Nord Stage, Piano and Electro Series' is the ability to update, or even totally replace, their sample memory - allowing the keyboard to be updated over time with new sounds long after its initial purchase. The Italian Grand is the latest grand piano to be added to the free downloadable library - a medium sized Grand Piano brimful with character. It can be described as slightly ambient, brilliant and boasts an amazing dynamic range.
The audio in the video is recorded directly out of the Stage 2 with no external processing.