So, what are the best sizes to use?
If you are a gigging musician, requiring a large variety of different piano sounds, then you could load in the S or M piano files. The more subtle differences offered by the L and XL files would never be heard or appreciated when you are playing in a big venue with a band and these smaller files would allow you to fit more pianos into your keyboard.
Nord are also considering players with older models that might not have the capacity for the larger file sizes. By providing smaller file sizes, players with older Nord keyboards can still have access to the majority of the Nord Pianos in the Piano Library, even when new Pianos are added.
If you are using your Nord for recording, home use or more intimate acoustic and solo performances, then the L or XL files would be the best option. All the ‘pedal down’ and String Resonance noise would enhance the performance by bringing extra realism to your Piano sound.
Customise your keyboard
Having these different file sizes available, means that each Nord owner can easily mix and match to get the best combination of pianos to suit their particular requirements. And, as they are all free, these can be swapped out at any time if those requirements change.
Check out our Sound Manager Speedy Tutorials for more details on how to easily transfer Piano samples in and out of your Nord keyboard!