Nord NAMM News 2017


We’re happy to present our Gospel Classics collection covering the classic vintage digital pianos that have been the foundation of the gospel sound since the 80's, including original sounds from the legendary MKS-20, MK-80 and JD-800. In addition to the original sounds, US based keyboardist Ondre J has created 10 amazing Gospel layered patches based on his vast knowledge and experience from the Gospel world.

Ondre J Gospel Bank

Ondre J is a New York based keyboardist/composer/bandleader, recently touring with Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, who has worked at some of the most prominent gospel churches in NYC - Antioch Baptist Church in Harlem, Marble Collegiate Church on 5th ave, Greater Temple of Praise (church home of the prodigious Cory Henry), Coney Island Cathedral and others. Ondre J has created 10 brilliant Gospel patches based on his vast knowledge and experience from the Gospel world.

The Ondre J Gospel Bank is currently available for Nord Stage 2/2 EX but will soon be available for the Electro and Piano series.


We’re thrilled to present another world unique historical instrument from the Chris Maene Collection: The Steinway No1.

The first Steinway fortepiano – the No.1 – was designed and constructed by the founder of the company, Heinrich Engelhardt Steinway, in 1836. It is also known as the ”Kitchen Piano” since it was crafted in Heinrich Steinway’s kitchen in Seesen, Germany.Steinwayno1-220x224

The Steinway No.1 featured a new innovative type of action that allowed quick repetitions and leather-covered hammer heads which produced a big sound.

In 2006 the Chris Maene Workshop at Ruiselede, Belgium, was the first and only to get the official authorization from Steinway & Sons to make a copy of this original instrument. This replica of the very first Steinway took 2000 hours to complete and X-rays had to be taken of the original to capture every tiny detail. With this replica Mr Chris Maene realized the rebirth of a legend. The innovative N°1 from 1836 still exists in its original state at Steinway & Sons, NY.


The Royal Grand 3D is our first piano recorded using a dummy head microphone and is a premium concert piano with an elegant, natural and well-balanced tone.royalgrand-220x220

The dummy head is shaped like an average sized human head, equipped with ear shaped microphones, in order to reproduce the human hearing experience. The Royal Grand 3D was recorded in an acoustically dampened room where the dummy head was placed in the player's position to capture a natural and authentic experience of actually sitting in front of the piano. This binaural recording technique is designed for headphone playback, but the Royal Grand 3D sounds amazing on regular stereo speakers too.

About the Nord Piano Library

The Nord Piano Library is a specialized library for acoustic and electric keyboard instruments and incorporates a number of unique technologies in order to create the most realistic reproductions of the original instruments. The library contains a wide selection of multisampled upright and grand pianos, vintage electric pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully selected for their unique characters.

Compatible with: Nord Stage 2 EX • Nord Stage 2 • Nord Stage EX • Nord Stage Classic • Nord Electro 5 • Nord Electro 4 • Nord Electro 3 •  Nord Piano 3 • Nord Piano 2 • Nord Piano 88


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