Musikmesse 2018: The Nord Piano 4 looks like another high-class stage keyboard

MUSIKMESSE 2018: The Nord Piano 4 looks like another evolutionary update for Clavia’s acclaimed stage piano, offering expanded polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and the company’s Virtual Hammer Action Technology.

Other highlights include seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while you’re playing, dedicated piano filters and split point crossfades. The sample section, meanwhile, now has 512MB of memory, which is double what you got in the Nord Piano 3.

This remains a live-focused keyboard; as well as the piano and sample synth sections, you also get a comprehensive suite of tweakable effects. It’s scheduled for release in the summer, with pricing still to be confirmed. Find out more on the Nord Keyboards website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.