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Nord Grand

The Grand experience, premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors.

SRP £2,999.00 inc VAT

The Grand Experience

The Nord Grand features a premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors that capture the movements of the hammers with exceptional precision, delivering the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano. Incorporating our award-winning performance features and hands-on user interface, the lightweight Nord Grand not only provides an extraordinary playing experience, but is also an elegant new approach to our stage piano series.

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The Nord Grand is our first stage piano to feature triple sensors that track the movements on the hammers rather than the keys delivering the smooth dynamic touch of an acoustic grand.

Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Ivory Touch

The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced mechanism providing extraordinary control both when playing percussively as well as pianissimo with fluent repetitions and retriggering without lifting the key completely. The addition of an Ivory Touch surface gives the keybed an optimal feel and authenticity.


The Nord Grand has dedicated knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance situation. Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects or transposing the instrument can be accomplished on the fly.

Seamless Transitions
Seamless transitions when changing programs while playing.

Layers and advanced Split Points
The two sound sections can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. Each of the sound sections can have specific effects, Volume Pedal and/or Sustain Pedal assigned to them.

The Nord Grand has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfades offers smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.

Piano Section

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The Nord Grand contains a wide selection of unique Grand, Upright, Electric and Digital Pianos from the exclusive Nord Piano Library.

Factory Bank

The Nord Grand factory bank includes 10 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Enhanced Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Digital Pianos and more from the exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique character! Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments with breathtaking realism.

All sounds can easily be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager. Our exclusive Nord Piano Library is constantly updated with new unique world-class sounds - always free of charge.

Advanced String Resonance
Our unique Advanced String Resonance reproduces the intricate interplay of piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other notes are played on our Grand and Upright piano sounds. It also adds the rich resonant ambiance of a real piano when playing with the pedal down.

Creative Piano Filters
Providing an additional level of sonic control, the Piano Section features dedicated piano filters for Acoustic and Electric pianos accentuating softness, mid or brilliance. The EP filters also include unique Dyno filters based on the legendary preamp delivering the characteristic punchy, bell-like sound that was an essential part of the classic West Coast sound during the 70s and 80s. Read more about the dedicated EP filters here.

Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise
The included Nord Triple Pedal features Soft and Sostenuto Pedals in addition to a unique Dynamic Sustain Pedal. The Triple Pedal also enables our Pedal Noise feature that dynamically simulates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism.

Soft Release
A Soft Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.

Keyboard Touch
3 dynamic curves are available to suit your playing style, from Light to Heavy.

Sample Synth Section

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The Sample Synth Section features a broad selection of Strings, Brass, Synths, Choirs and many other high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0.

The extensive selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 includes the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.

The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity) and dedicated Category buttons for quick navigation and selection of sample sounds. It is possible to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for Windows and Mac.

Effect Section

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The Effect section has a wide range of instantly tweakable high-quality stereo effects modeled after classic stompboxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.

Effects 1
- Pan, Tremolo, Wah-wah and Ring Modulator. All effects can be controlled with a Control Pedal.
Effects 2 - Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe effect and two selectable depths for each effect.
Delay - Stereo delay effect with Tap Tempo button
Equalizer - Three-band EQ, with sweepable mid
Compressor/Amp - Twin, JC, Small, Compressor and a Tube Overdrive effect.

Master Effects
Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage, Hall each with a Bright option.

Monitor Input

Connect your MP3 or CD player to the rear panel Nord Grand monitor input to play along, rehearse to or jam with previously recorded music without the need of an external mixer or sound system. The signal is also routed to the main outputs.

Compatible With Nord Piano Monitors

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The Nord Piano Monitor speakers can be connected directly to the Nord Grand (using the optional Monitor Brackets) for the ultimate nearfield listening experience.

Control/Volume Pedals

Control/Volume Pedal support has been improved and now supports the following pedals: Fatar, Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.

Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only. Leslie is mentioned to describe a connector standard.

  • General
  • 88-note Kawai Hammer Action with advanced triple sensors
  • Ivory touch keys
  • Seamless Transitions when changing programs
  • Layer and Split with Split Point crossfades
  • OLED display for excellent overview
  • Support for Nord Piano Monitor
  • Piano Section
  • 2 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 120 Voice Polyphony
  • Dedicated Piano Filters for Acoustic and Electric Pianos
  • 3 Dynamic Curves
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal (included)
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • Soft Release
  • Sample Synth
  • 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0
  • Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls
  • Effects
  • High quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes
  • Reverb with three modes - Room, Stage and Hall
DisplayOLED Display
Seamless TransitionsYes
Split Point CrossfadesYes
Sound Banks16 banks with 25 programs - 400 locations
Organize functionality for programsYes
Live Mode5 Live programs
Global Transpose+/- 6 semitones
Program Transpose+/- 6 semitones
Fine-tune+/- 50 Cents
Kbd Touch3 velocity response curves
Keybed88-note Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Advanced Triple Sensors
Split functionalitySelectable split point and LED indication
Optional Split crossfadeYes
Layer functionalityYes
Panel Lock optionYes
Mono Output optionYes
PedalDynamic Sustain Pedal action with the included Nord Triple Pedal
Free OS updatesYes
Piano TypesGrand
Electric Pianos
Category ModelsEach category can contain up to 20 different models.
Polyphony120 Voice (stereo/mono pianos)
Piano Timbre/EQ settingsSoft, Mid, Bright with dedicated Electric Piano filters (Soft, Mid, Bright, Dyno 1 and Dyno 2).
String ResonanceAdvanced String Resonance (Generation 2) - adjustable amount
Selectable Soft ReleaseFor Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos and Harpsichord
Selectable Pedal NoiseFor Grand, Upright and Electric Pianos 1 - adjustable amount
Octave transpose-1/+1 (-6/+6 in Split mode, depending on Split position)
Polyphony46 Voice
Amp envelopeAttack and Decay/Release
FilterSelectable velocity sensitive low pass filter and dynamic range
Octave transpose-1/+1 (-6/+6 in Split mode, depending on Split position)
Volume controlVolume Pedal (not included)
Nord Piano LibraryApprox. 2 GB
Nord Sample Library 3.0Approx. 512 MB
Effect 1Pan
Ring Modulator
Effect 2Phaser 1
Phaser 2
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Comp/Ampthree amp/speaker simulations, Tube Overdrive
EQThree band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
Master EffectsDedicated Reverb with Room, Stage and Hall algorithms, each with an additional Bright mode.
Dedicated Delay Effect - Rate, Amount and Tap-tempo function
Audio OutputsL & R - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
Monitor input1 x 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
Headphone output1 x ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
Piano pedal input1 x ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc
Volume Pedal input1 x ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
MIDIIn & Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
USBtype B connector - for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
PowerIEC C14 power connector
Nord Grand1286 mm (50.7")
168 mm (6.6")
387 mm (15.2")
Nord Triple Pedal264 mm (10.4")
224 mm (8.8")
70 mm (2.8")
Nord Grand20.9 kg (46.0 lbs)
Pedal2 kg (4.4 lbs)
IncludedNord Triple Pedal
User Manual
Power cord
OptionalNord Piano Monitor
Nord Keyboard Stand V2
Nord Soft Case
Nord Music Stand
Dust Cover
"Japanese manufacturer Kawai are considered among the cream of the crop when it comes to piano manufacture, both acoustic and digital; rest assured, this keybed is the business." - Reviewed by Andertons
"If I required a dedicated instrument that felt, as well as sounded like a piano, I would find it hard to overlook the Nord Grand" - Reviewed by Sound on Sound