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#2438909 - 07/05/15 11:03 PM New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library
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Registered: 02/22/10
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And it's a Shigeru Kawai SK7 sample. It sounds terrific. grin I always hoped they would do a Shigeru Kawai sample. Such diversity in piano samples and now part of owning a Nord Piano/Stage/Electro, you have access to Steinway D samples, Yamaha C7 and S4 samples, a Fazioli sample, a Bosendorfer sample, and now a Shigeru Kawai sample all under one hood! Never mind the other piano brands like Petrof, Schimmel, etc in the Upright Piano section. Kudos to Nord for continuously offering new sounds and samples.

http://www.nordkeyboards.com/sound-libraries/nord-piano-library/grand-pianos/silver-grand


Edited by PianoZac (07/05/15 11:08 PM)
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#2438927 - 07/05/15 11:43 PM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: PianoZac]
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There's a thread on this one already. Other new samples too recently, like a DX and some other stuff, ya?

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#2438940 - Yesterday at 12:26 AM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: PianoZac]
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I hate to say it, but I have pretty much zero interest in Nord until they cease butchering their sample sets. <Checks latest Nord specs - 1GB for APs - gotta be dreaming.> <Checks calendar to confirm that the year is actually 2015.> <Checks online to confirm actual existence of reasonably priced flash memory.> <Checks dream state via pinch test - don't believe it.>
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#2439050 - Yesterday at 11:35 AM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By dewster
I hate to say it, but I have pretty much zero interest in Nord until they cease butchering their sample sets. <Checks latest Nord specs - 1GB for APs - gotta be dreaming.> <Checks calendar to confirm that the year is actually 2015.> <Checks online to confirm actual existence of reasonably priced flash memory.> <Checks dream state via pinch test - don't believe it.>


Oh Dewster...I agree about the rubbish old Nord. But how about this for state of the art (goes from very good to truly inspiring at 2:15):

https://youtu.be/w9r3ib0GHJU
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#2439056 - Yesterday at 11:44 AM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By EssBrace
Originally Posted By dewster
I hate to say it, but I have pretty much zero interest in Nord until they cease butchering their sample sets. <Checks latest Nord specs - 1GB for APs - gotta be dreaming.> <Checks calendar to confirm that the year is actually 2015.> <Checks online to confirm actual existence of reasonably priced flash memory.> <Checks dream state via pinch test - don't believe it.>


Oh Dewster...I agree about the rubbish old Nord. But how about this for state of the art (goes from very good to truly inspiring at 2:15):

https://youtu.be/w9r3ib0GHJU
Garage band sounds better.
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#2439063 - Yesterday at 12:18 PM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By EssBrace
But how about this for state of the art (goes from very good to truly inspiring at 2:15):

https://youtu.be/w9r3ib0GHJU

Thanks, now my ears are bleeding!
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#2439075 - Yesterday at 12:52 PM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By dewster
Originally Posted By EssBrace
But how about this for state of the art (goes from very good to truly inspiring at 2:15):

https://youtu.be/w9r3ib0GHJU

Thanks, now my ears are bleeding!


At least it's an honest demo from the manufacturer. I'm thinking there's even a chance this one would sound better than the demo in real life, unlike some of the processed and compressed Youtube demos from the big names.

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#2439180 - Yesterday at 07:56 PM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: David Farley]
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Originally Posted By David Farley
At least it's an honest demo from the manufacturer.

We're giving out awards now for not even attempting to polish a POS? I'm probably not prepared for how far down this goes.
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#2439218 - Yesterday at 11:51 PM Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: PianoZac]
PianoZac Offline
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Well I can't really say when I sit down at a CP4, RD-800 or any of the many high end boards available on the market right now that I'm not really back in 2005. None of the 'flagship' DPs including my AvantGrand sound appreciably better and play better (except the AvantGrand) from an action/feel point than my Yamaha P-80 I learned to play piano on. There hasn't been a major step forward overall IMHO. I can at least appreciate a certain diversity in the Nord sound, even if it's expensive and low tech.

I often wonder though, what would the big manufacturers like Roland, Yamaha, and Kawai charge for their DPs with the same RAM and same flexibility that Nord does? Obviously there's a strong market for live players judging by the emphasis of everyone releasing lower weight more 'stage friendly' DPs right now.
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#2439241 - 19 minutes 9 seconds ago Re: New Grand Piano Sample in Nord Piano Library [Re: PianoZac]
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Kurzweil Forte is a giggers board with workstation DNA. It unfortunately shares the same Fatar action as the Nord Stage 2 EX. The sound library is extensive and always available, unlike a Stage 2 or even the Stage 2 EX where you have to pick what you want to carry with due to the storage limitations. The Forte is better featured in splits, layers, MIDI controller functionality, sound design capabilities. It does not have as good a clone wheel organ (however the KB3 doesn't suck outright) and it's not as easy to use, nor as light. However, Kurz just announced a hammer weighed 76k version which trims length and weight. The Nord is $4999 in the US, the Forte $3995. The Korg Kronos uses SSD for large sample libraries that dwarf the Stage 2 EX and has workstation features and sound engines that almost summarizes their entire 50 years of intellectual property. However it has a plasticy build and the action, while not awful, isn't an MP11 either. Nor is the user interface as refined. But, Korg is offering the mothership of all workstations yet to appear for $3699.99.

I think the Nord Stage 2 EX is good. It meets the needs of certain players very well but there is something bizarre happening in its US retail pricing that places it horribly out of sync with its nearest competitors and is suggestive that it has features that it doesn't, or at least should have at its price point.

Dwell on these discrepancies in US vs. EU pricing. Nonsensical.
Originally Posted By ElmerJFudd
Pricing of the NS2 EX 88 in the US is $4,999.99. You'll qualify for free shipping, but depending on where you are you may need to pay sales tax.

If you look at a major EU dealer like Thomann. You'll see the they are asking €3,490 for the NS2 EX 88. VAT already included and free shipping.

This evening 1 Euro is 1.11 US dollars. Which means the price of the NS2 EX 88 in Europe is $3,863.53 US dollars. How or why $1,136.41 US gets added to the price for US customers, I am not sure.

For comparison a Yamaha CP4 in the EU sells for €1,998 or $2,211.85.
In the US the CP4 sells for $2,299.99. $88.14 more.

In the EU, the Kawai MP11 sells for €2,222 or $2,459.82.
In the US it sells for $2799. $340.17 more.

The Korg Kronos sells for €3,999 or $4427.09.
In the US it sells for $3,699.99. $727.10 LESS!

The Yamaha and Kawai products are very close in price regardless of zone. Korg is decently less in the US.

But another odd one is the Kurzweil Forte which sells at Thomann for €2,399 or $2655.76.
In the US, the Forte sells for $3995.00. What the heck? $1,339.24 more in the US?

There appears to be a "what the market will bear" factor here as opposed to conversion rates or tariffs or trade agreements.


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