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Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby Niggoe » 18 Mar 2021, 16:56

Hi,

while I am enjoying the piano samples on my Nord Stage 3, I do not for The Nord Wave 2 that I recently bought. I know it is not made for playing piano, but has anyone a good Piano sample that can be loaded on The Nord Wave2 or knows how to improve those from the sample library?

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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby DJKeys » 18 Mar 2021, 17:36

Actually there are a number of decent samples in the NW2 from the factory. The sounds will never compete with the Piano library, but they are certainly usable:

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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby ChrisCopeman » 18 Mar 2021, 18:21

I have my wave 2 connected to my computer, so I use a midi to piano sound program if I want a good piano sound. XLN Audio's program Addictive Keys is the best in my opinion, but they all sound better than the Nord piano sounds I can make using the Nord piano samples. This seems surprising, considering that Nord is capable of making very good piano sounds, so I think it must be a marketing thing. After all, why buy a stage 3 and a wave 2 if the wave 2 was capable of great piano sounds?
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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby DJKeys » 18 Mar 2021, 18:24

Yes, they are different product lines, the NW2 is a Synthesizer and the Stage 3 is a Stage piano with synth capabilites. The difference in feature sets makes sense to me-

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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby alex78 » 19 Mar 2021, 00:32

A nsmp sample is by far inferior to a npno file due to the lack of velocity layers. However, you can always cheat a little with the help of the W2 layers. You can assign different piano samples to each layer, or the same if you wish, and then tweak the settings of each layer (filter, eq, etc) then you can morph the amplitude of each layer inorder to achieve those variations. It will not be perfect realistic piano sound but at least there will be some motion.
PS. I am not sure if the W2 features velocity morphing like the original but if it does it would be great for this.
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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby tsss27 » 19 Mar 2021, 07:00

Yes, the W2 has velocity morph. I am working on getting some piano velocity layer sample sets to do exactly this.
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Re: Grand Piano Sound for Nord Wave 2

Postby Niggoe » 19 Mar 2021, 09:48

Oh cool will you share them once you are done ;) Thanks for all the input. I know of course that they differ from the piano library samples. But still they could be better than those that are there currently.
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