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Clavia Nord Stage EX 88
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Clavia Nord Stage EX 88

Digital Synth from Clavia belonging to the Nord Stage EX series.

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Publié le 10/16/09 à 00:22
Touch-heavy piano, 88 keys. Available in 76 keys heavy or lightweight touch 61
-4 Spares outputs, Midi In / Out
-4 Pedals: Sustain, Leslie speed (switch, but can also CONTRL with linear speed of pedals CONTRL) CONTRL, swell (a term for the organ).
-Dition possible with the provided utility (mac or windows)
EX-version is exactly the same as the previous ones, only changing the srigraphie dsormais indicating the rear connections, the memory that leaves more room for sound piano / keyboards supplmentaires, diodes and small just above the keyboard to see the points split.
Rgulires-updates of the OS and sounds. Everything is rcuprable via internet including the factory presets, nothing is ever lost.
Polyphony-total for all or most configs, you will never feel this level of limitation l.
North of a system that uses synthse into three blocks (or instruments): organ, piano and synth. Each instrument can play two sounds simultanment, freely assignable one, two or three areas of the keyboard. So in total you have in permance up to 6 instrument under the fingers, each of which may or may not suffer the effects, sustain and pitch (very useful, consider for example the possibility of a pitcher Młoda jou e right hand, while only the agreement left hand suffer sustain, but not the pitch!), all just trs.
"I bought the 3 pedals in addition to the sustain provided (look at Thomann for first prize between 5 and 10 euros). I do not regret going the learning phase, providing the flexibility is worth the investment (over volume problem when you place an organ sound, no need to hand lcher dclencher to the Leslie, and finally all the effects at the foot ...). And four pedals, a throw in!

UTILIZATION

- Config extremely simple, and everything is backed up directly on the panel ditable
- Live a good function trs that records all your changes in a bank paramtres specially useful for losing nothing of manipulations without affecting existing programs.
- Manual trslger, clear and direct, the image of the machine. Almost useless hand to understand the basic concepts.

SOUNDS

It&#39;s a piano scne, so:
- This is not an exhaustive imitation piano tail, with ultra heavy and touch one of his masterful piano. See plutt the RD700-GX.
- This is not a complete ultra synthtiseur buffs synthse. See plutt the Nord Wave.
- It is much less a sound bank with 14 DIFFERENT sounds of shamisen and 35 flte Afghanistan. For a, see the pattern!
- This is absolutely not a workstation / arranger, there are no side dishes, styles, or squenceur. Not exotic kind of stuff arpggiateur or vocoder.

The intrt North Stage EX 88 is elsewhere: the reproduction extrment Fidler of ten instruments of legends who have made the history of music in XXme shekel (just a). Fidler t means that each instrument carefully multi-sample for each note, taking into account the levels of rsonance VLOC the pedals, the rsonance sympathetic strings for piano ... ism that is short of shouting. Add effects of excellent craftsmanship and a certain musicality, adapting instruments on offer: we believe it. The musicality is the word here matre; point of submenus in shambles or dtails unnecessary, almost everything is accessible directly on the panel using potentiomtres and displays, everything is backed up and above all relevant. For the settings or effect trouvre IMMEDIATE its application on a device or style prcis. Try trmolo the Wurlitzer: it almost alone justify the use of this sound, if not chantillonage n&#39;tait dj perfect! And the rest is the future. Each instrument is about an invitation evokes a particular style or an era or a musician. This might seem rducteur, but not at all. Because we&#39;re talking about exceptional instrument: 4 DIFFERENT millsimes Rhodes, many with their own Clavi SETTING THE microphones, the fatal Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 on the two keyboards (or not), the Farfisa and Vox , a great piano line open or closed (last tlchargeables sounds, for those who thought that up to the sounds of piano taient weak Stage ...). It is surprising test all these jewels one by one, not s&#39;arrter ...
In short you wonder if in prtexte to buy a keyboard scne were not just invested in a big toy that glows in the dark. Except that the North ensures professionalism ct: 4 assignable output spares, supply intgre, 4 between pedals, pitch wheel in wood and stone (it&#39;s no joke and in addition the rponse is excellent!).
I do not evokes the synth part may be more anecdotal (paramtres little over a traditional synth), it is nevertheless very useful for the pianos and rhodes toffe thanks to the system I multitimbral (tablecloths, pads), or simply add electro sounds (try the Rhodes left hand and an FM glide his right hand, perfect for the nu-soul!)
Ah yes: the North has a great look with diodes that glow red and green twinkling, DDIS mention specially the feet, which are certainly sold a price indcent but really provide a more : stability much better than an X, transportabilit in the cover (yes), and the key rtro going well. The cover also is also advised, Christian lgre but, well padded, and fits perfectly in the MODEL. The instrument itself exudes solidity finish is impeccable.
To return the instrument itself, with a point that I did not first keyboard. Fatar Studiologic is one, it gets worse but there are better, a heavy touch plutt light, not specially rebound. Yet it fulfills its mission to the challenge of making silent comfortable (if not raliste) the use of sound in the North (what&#39;s worse than a good sound with a touch inappropriate?) Here the bet is r USSI, touch constitutes a good compromise between a piano and hit a Rhodes or Wurlitzer, with many curves VLOC tudies (and settings only if necessary). For the organ is playable but the opportunity will move quickly to reach a matre lightweight keyboard to control the sounds of Northern collection outdoor, solo or dual-keyboard config. If indeed the organ is your absolute PRIORITIES, look to the Compact version, identical with a touch waterfall. The two C2 or better keyboards! The aftertouch is hard but I do not use it: to modulate the sounds you can choose from aftertouch, wheel and pedals, each of which may CONTRL nimporte which paramtres available, including effects or even combination. With the pedals it carrment dvastateur ... Imagine a groove wurli hands with the wah foot! Or a fade from one instrument to another, the pedals CONTRL both growth and dcroissance strings of the piano for example.
In short, the feeling is just incredible.


OVERALL OPINION

I reu 4 days ago, bought an unbeatable price on nuloop.com (long vinyl sellers on the internet, they have engaged in the home studio). I will notice a few days when I knocked the Stage.
I had an RD300-SX for six years and was well three years I wanted a north to my home but especially for concerts. I had the opportunity to try the Roland R & D, Yamaha Motif (very cold, the opposite of the North), other cheap keyboards more ... I knew I wanted the one. For what it offers, it simply does not Concurrency! You will have the same price for buying good rsultats sparment a good keyboard piano, and then a good formulation of Rhodes or Hammond ct. But eventually the Nord Stage is the only offer in any cell and a single machine. Compared with the RD300-SX, the price range is not the same, but the quality gnrale simply did not see anything. L o Roland offers a good tool which will be used off-road two or three daily prs sounds somewhat convincing in Vitantis entering the dtail of Settings, Clavia offers a musical instrument from Entire, and even more, which we never tire of exploring its possibilities. One could say that the North is a bit of the Mac keyboard: trs expensive but trs effective, it takes the user&#39;s hand to let him speak as he pleases, and finally causes same kind of attachment. If you like jazz, funk, soul, the electro ... do not pass ct!
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