Sound Technology Ltd, Nord Keyboards distributor in the UK/ROI, is pleased to confirm the new Nord Piano 2 HP - an ultra-lightweight 73-note hammer-action version of the Piano 2 - will ship in the UK by the end of May.
The Nord Piano 2 HP (Hammer-action Portable) features a 73-note fully-weighted E-E keybed, an identical feature set to the acclaimed Piano 2 HA88, and weighs just 11kg.
The Piano 2 comes loaded with a selection of amazing sounds from the Nord Piano Library - Nord's specialized library for Grand, Upright and Electric Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichords. All the sounds have been recorded using state-of-the-art sampling techniques to capture the extraordinary nuances and unique characters of the source instruments and covers everything from brilliant, factory new Grand Pianos to detuned upright bar pianos.
You can listen to the Piano 2 here: http://snd.sc/10IDVqC
Since new additions to the Piano Library can be downloaded free, the sounds in your Piano 2 can always be updated and upgraded. Replacing the sounds is simply a matter of dragging and dropping files in the Nord Sound Manager for Mac and Windows.
The Piano 2 also features a Sample Synth section compatible with the Nord Sample Library, giving access to a library of over 1000 quality sounds and the ability to add your own. This Synth section can be split and layered with the Piano Section.
Like all Nord keyboards, the Piano 2 HP is hand-built in Sweden. A Nord factory tour video is available here.
The Piano 2 HP will ship in the UK by the end of a 2013 priced at £1999 RRP inc VAT.