Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
110 registered (akin, AllanH, ando, accordeur, anamnesis, 30 invisible), 1266 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1828538 - 01/20/12 02:14 PM Nord owners, what's under your hood?
PianoZac Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 1425
We had a thread a while back on this, but there are several more new Nord owners. Here's what's in my NP88:

1. Grand Imperial - Large size
2. Bright Grand - XL size
3. Studio Grand 2 - Large size
4. Grand Lady D - Large size

1. EPiano 1 MkI, Low Deep
2. EPiano 2 MkI Suitcase, Close Ideal
3. EP Wurlitzer 1 200A

Space used - 450MB.
_________________________
Yamaha AvantGrand N1
Nord Piano 2


"Be who you are and say how you feel. Because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Yamaha Keyboards for Performance and Composition

Click Here


#1829213 - 01/21/12 05:51 PM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
jazzwee Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 7153
Loc: So. California
Zachary, my NP (being a gigging board smile ) was packed away yesterday, so I couldn't recall what's in it. But I'll check it later tonight.

At least for Piano, I have the exact same ones expect I don't recall if I have any XL. I have no uprights.

On EP's I recall EP Mark I Deep, and EP Sparkletop. The rest I added for filler. I also put in Harpischord and Clav for filler. I'll never use those so I have more space free.
_________________________
Pianoclues.com for Beginners
My Jazz Blog
Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP


Top
#1829328 - 01/21/12 09:16 PM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10426
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Zachary, I have the following in my NE3:

- Studio Grand 2 (Lrg)
- Black Upright (Med)
- All the available EPs
- The one Wurly (wish there was more...)
- The Clav

Lots of other EPs (including Pianets) from the Nord (and user-created) Sample Library.

While I'm strictly a funk'n'soul snob, one of the bands I play with has a strong fusion vibe (band leader is a slab bass player), so I've reluctantly agree to add some synth strings sounds ahead of our next practise get-together.

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1829404 - 01/21/12 11:35 PM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: Kawai James]
Dave Ferris Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 1736
Loc: Glendale, Ca.
.
_________________________
http://soundcloud.com/dave-ferris

2005 NY Steinway D

Top
#1829430 - 01/22/12 12:53 AM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
jazzwee Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 7153
Loc: So. California
I was playing around with the Grand Lady D, Studio 2 and Bright Grand at my gig yesterday. I had another piano player try different options.

I ended up picking Studio 2 for the one in a band mix with some EQ adjustments (that EQ is very flexible).

Then one of the tunes, I switched to EP in the middle of the tune and I expected it to go the EP Sparkletop because that's what I had in Live mode. And it ended up playing Electric Grand! Being in the middle of the tune, I didn't know how it managed to switch. There's a few things I have to experiment with here. This was only the second time I've used it in a gig (a week apart).

Anyway that's an accidental selection that didn't please me. I'm inclined to remove those samples now just from the likelihood of a mistake.


Edited by jazzwee (01/22/12 12:55 AM)
_________________________
Pianoclues.com for Beginners
My Jazz Blog
Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP


Top
#1829578 - 01/22/12 09:33 AM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
Dr Popper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 1722
Loc: Hancock Park LA (not again)
The Bright Grand, The Imperial and the C7 ...a Wuril and a Suitcase are on my Stage2 which has left the building anyhow ...to have every trace of that horrendous red eradicated from its exterior.
_________________________
"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.

Top
#1829604 - 01/22/12 10:33 AM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
PianoZac Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 1425
I'm digging the red!! It's unique amongst the array of boring black slabs. Definitely a very visible board on stage! smile
_________________________
Yamaha AvantGrand N1
Nord Piano 2


"Be who you are and say how you feel. Because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Top
#1829769 - 01/22/12 03:36 PM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: PianoZac]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2593
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: ZacharyForbes
We had a thread a while back on this, but there are several more new Nord owners. Here's what's in my NP88:

1. Grand Imperial - Large size
2. Bright Grand - XL size
3. Studio Grand 2 - Large size
4. Grand Lady D - Large size

1. EPiano 1 MkI, Low Deep
2. EPiano 2 MkI Suitcase, Close Ideal
3. EP Wurlitzer 1 200A

Space used - 450MB.

Apologies for butting in slightly OT, but I was wondering what the possibilities or limitations are for loading sounds - taking the example given above, could I load numbers 1 to 7 as all piano sounds if they fit within the memory space, and have no EP's? Thanks


Edited by spanishbuddha (01/22/12 03:37 PM)

Top
#1829784 - 01/22/12 04:02 PM Re: Nord owners, what's under your hood? [Re: spanishbuddha]
maurus Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/21/11
Posts: 971
Yes you can. The 500MP piano memory takes all sounds of grands, uprights, e-pianos, cembalos and clavinets from the Nord Piano Library (Nord's .npno file format), in whatever combination you please. The 'sample' sounds are in a different format (.nsmp) and fit in the 'Sample Memory' of the NP 2 or the Nord Electro or Stage but not in the 'Piano Memory'. Clavia provides a sample editor for the .nsmp files, but you can't edit or produce .npno files (at least I am not aware of any hack).

Back on topic, my NE3HP (small memory, only 180 MB for pianos) has, at this moment:

Grand Imperial Large (no XL possible frown )
Lady D Medium
Mk I Low Deep
Mk I Suitcase
Mk V Close Ideal
SparkleTop

... and a variety of samples (organs, strings, brass, percussion, harps, bass, a few synth pads)
_________________________
Shigeru Kawai SK-2, etc.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
"Y'outta Praise him" by Robert Glasper
by Music Me
Today at 08:49 PM
Re-gluing Ivory Key Top
by akin
Today at 05:48 PM
A question about scales
by pianoaspirant
Today at 04:14 PM
Ok, let's swing Hanon #1
by rintincop
Today at 03:55 PM
(Sight) Reading material with prerequisites
by 255
Today at 03:43 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,042 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,536 Topics
2,399,757 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission