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Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby morten79 » 09 Feb 2012, 22:57

I mainly play organ in a ska/reggae/soul band but i need i good piano. Can somebody recommend a piano? I cant put my finger on what exactly i doent like about the nord pianoes for reggae(for offbeat staccato playing) but they doent sound bright enough and kind of "out of tune" when played staccato. I´ve tried many of them but they doent seem right even after i´ve played around with the EQ and dynamics

Any advise would be greatly appreciate

Thanks
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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby titanium » 10 Feb 2012, 07:45

For staccato songs I use the BlueSwede Ostl&Alm Sml 5.3(Wonder if it works with the nord stage two)Dynamics on 3.For EQ treble to 10,mid to -8 and bass to -10.and also for compressor knob to 8.2.
I know what you mean by not "bright enough and kind of "out of tune" when played staccato".but Its your ear that says that these settings work for you.If you still have your Ex or if it works on your nord stage 2 try these settings.
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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby titanium » 11 Feb 2012, 02:45

For even brighter put mid to -10
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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby wimappels » 14 Feb 2012, 11:51

Hmm, thanks, have to try that!

I'm also wondering why there is NO piano of the nord stage 2 that fits enough for playing Reggae/Ska.
I did try the Grand Imperial (Bosendorfer) & quit liked it with some EQ, but went back to my 'Rock Piano' Sample from my old Roland RD170, witch is in my opinion the BEST reggae skank piano sound :)....but it weight so much!!

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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby Hanon_CTS » 14 Feb 2012, 14:46

wimappels wrote:I'm also wondering why there is NO piano of the nord stage 2 that fits enough for playing Reggae/Ska.

In my opinion, you won't find this sound with a sample change alone.
It will require programming.
Start with: an Upright Piano sample, Mono mode, Compression, EQ, and maybe some Amp Simulator.

Many Reggae recordings just had a mic'd upright piano, or a small upright through a guitar amp.
Others used the Korg M1 and variants of the late '80s and early '90s (heavily compressed).

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby Raw Data » 12 Jan 2017, 01:15

I agree with the Upright chiose, and, why the mono solution?
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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby tomzi » 12 Jan 2017, 17:31

...you could use the Korg M1 Piano from the sample library (synth section): http://www.nordkeyboards.com/sound-libraries/nord-sample-library-2-0/pianos
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Re: Good reggae/ska piano for my NS273

Postby cphollis » 13 Jan 2017, 05:25

Huh. Most of the time when I do reggae/ska, it's how do I make my piano sound as crappy as possible. Bring on the compression, amp models and effects. It is what it is.
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