Nord Keyboards Nord Grand 2

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The Nord Grand 2 features a new and improved Kawai responsive hammer keyboard with triple sensors for accurate tracking of hammer movement. The well balanced and responsive triple sensor keybed features an advanced hammer mechanism providing extraordinary control through the entire dynamic range. Maintaining the ease of use of the original Nord Grand while adding dual layers of Piano and Synth, the Nord Grand 2 offers greater flexibility for performance and sound creation.

  • New panel design with LED faders
  • New Responsive Hammer Action Keybed
  • Triple Pedal 2 included

The Nord Grand features dedicated LED faders for each layer, as well as knobs and buttons for all essential functions required in a live performance. Performing tasks such as Creating Layers and Splits, adding effects or transposing the instrument can be performed instantly. The dual Piano and Synth engines can be combined in a layer or split across the keyboard. Each layer has a dedicated effects section.

The Nord Grand 2 has 7 Split Points indicated with LED lights and the Split Point Crossfades offer smooth transitions between two split zones. Choose from 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) as indicated by different LED colors.

  • Dual Piano Layers
  • Dual Synth Layers
  • Split Point with optional Crossfade
  • Seamless Transitions
  • 6 Live slots
  • Extensive real time controls

The Nord Grand 2 comes with an extensive collection of Grands, Uprights and Electric Pianos from our exclusive Nord Piano Library combined with new features such as Dynamic Compression and Unison.

Our state-of-the-art sampling technique captures the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments. The unique 'Advanced String Resonance' and Dynamic Pedal Noise features deliver stunning realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.

  • Large collection of Uprights, Grands, EPs and more
  • Dynamic Compression
  • Unison
  • Creative Timbre options
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise

Two independent Sample Synths with greatly expanded memory and a large variety of new and updated sounds ranging from wind, brass, strings, basses and guitars to classic analog leads and basses. Also included is a selection of samples from the Symphobia and Swing libraries by ProjectSAM.

The Sample Synth section provides two fully featured and independent Layers and is equipped with intuitive controls for attack, decay/release and dynamic velocity response. The Soft and Bright settings provide a quick way of shaping the tone of the sound.

The Grand 2 Sample synth engine offers several new features. Unison creatively blends several sample voices for rich, ensemble-like sounds, "Tru-Vibrato" accurately models the unique vibrato characteristics of a wide variety of wind, brass and string instruments and round robin allows natural sounding fast repetitions. Vibrato is controlled by button, pedal, or the preset delay setting. The Sample Synth section also features Mono and Legato modes with adjustable Glide rate.

  • 2 independent Synth Layers
  • Doubled sample memory
  • Enhanced samples with Tru-Vibrato, Unison and Round Robin

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The Nord Grand 2 has a powerful new Effect section per Layer. The extensive range of Effects includes brand new types of Reverb, Delay, Amps and Modulation effects.

  • Dedicated Effect section per Layer
  • Modulation Effects with Rate and Amount
  • Global Reverb with Send per Layer, Pre-Delay, Chorale and Bright/Dark mode
  • New Spring, Booth and Cathedral Reverbs
  • New Spin Effect
  • Improved Delay with Filter, Flam and Ping-Pong
  • Compressor
  • Amp with Tone variations

Technical Specifications:

  • Dual Piano and Dual Synth Layers
  • OLED Display
  • Seamless Transitions
  • Split Point Crossfades
  • 12 banks with 36 programs - 432 locations
  • Organize for programs
  • Live Mode - 6 Live programs
  • Global Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
  • Program Transpose: +/- 6 semitonesFine-tune: +/- 50 Cents
  • Kbd Touch: 3 velocity response curves
  • 88-note Kawai Responsive Hammer keybed with Triple Sensors
  • Selectable split point with LED indication
  • Nord Triple Pedal 2 included
  • MIDI over USB

Piano Section

  • 2 GB memory for Piano sounds
  • All sounds can be replaced using Nord Sound Manager (Mac/Win)
  • 120 Voice Polyphony
  • Categories: Grand, Upright, Electric, Digital/Layer, Clav/Harpsichord and Misc
  • 3 Selectable Keyboard Touch Curves (Heavy, Medium, Light)
  • Piano Timbre controls with custom settings for Electric Pianos and Clavinet
  • String Resonance for acoustic Grand Pianos and Uprights
  • Selectable Soft Piano Release
  • Pedal Noise when used with Nord Triple Pedal 1, Nord Triple Pedal 2 or Nord Single Pedal 2 on select acoustic and electric pianos
  • Dynamic Compression
  • Unison functionality
  • 2 independent Layers

Sample Synth Section

  • 1 GB memory for Samples
  • 40+ Voice Polyphony
  • Amp envelope with Attack and Decay/Release controls
  • Bright and Soft options
  • Vibrato with Rate/Amount, Delay, button or pedal
  • Unison with 3 amounts
  • Mono, Legato and Glide
  • Octave transpose: -1/+1 (-6/+6 in Split mode, depending on Split position)

Effects Section

  • Mod 1: Tremolo, Pan 1 (Soft), Pan 2 (Hard), Spin, Wah, Ring Modulator (controllable via optional pedal)
  • Mod 2: Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Vibe, Spin. Stereo/Mono options for each effect
  • Equalizer: Per Layer or Global, 3-band with sweepable mid (200 Hz - 8 kHz).
  • Amp: Twin, JC and Small. Each with Alternate Tone option
  • Compressor: Per Layer or Global, Amount control
  • Delay: Per Layer or Global, Tempo, Feedback and Mix (Dry/Wet) controls, Ping Pong with 3 amount options, Tap-Tempo, Feedback Filter (HP/LP/BP), Flam.
  • Reverb: Global Reverb with Dry Wet amount optionally controllable per Layer. Spring, Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and Cathedral Reverb types, each with optional Pre
  • Delay, Chorale and Bright/Dark modes.


  • 2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Headphone output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Sustain Pedal input - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord Triple Pedal or a momentary pedal.
  • Triple Pedal - 5 pin DIN connector. Compatible with Nord Triple Pedal 2
  • 1 Control/Volume Pedal input - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack.
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
  • USB - type B connector - for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
  • IEC C14 power connector


  • Nord Grand 2: 1286mm(50,6”) x 396mm (15,6”) x 174mm (6,8”)


  • Nord Grand 2: 21,3kg (47lbs)

Included Accessories

  • Nord Triple Pedal 2
  • User Manual
  • Power cord

Optional Accessories

  • Nord Piano Monitor
  • Nord Keyboard Stand
  • Nord Wood Keyboard Stand
  • Nord Soft Case
  • Nord Music Stand
  • Nord Wood Music Stand
  • Dust Cover