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Re: Should I upgrade from my Nord Classic

Postby jayxp » 30 Jul 2020, 19:32

jeffkeys wrote:I have my Classic in addition to the 3. I started using the Classic again in the house and leave the 3 set to go for gigs. I uploaded the L version of the Amber Upright as now my only acoustic piano in the Classic, and it wonderful, and piped the organ through a Vent, and it too is wonderful. I had room for one ep, chose the large Nefertiti sample, which is excellent. I miss the clav and the samples, but if they’re not your staples, it such a playable instrument, and you can upload the clav as needed. It’s all about how much you need the majorly upgraded synth and samples.


Thanks for this. I was hoping someone who had (or has) both would chime in as well with thoughts. I am going to load up those two sounds and try them.

One thing I did realize when upgrading the OS on my Stage and resetting the factory sounds/patches -- Windows 10 does not work (even with the Windows drivers on Nord's site) for the Sound Manager or the OS upgrade. So, I had to pull out my 2011 iMac from the closet to get this to happen. It makes it a pain to change sounds frequently, unless I re-do the room where I can set up the old Mac more permanently. I was just about to donate this Mac as it can't even load the latest version of Mac OS. (My other computers are Windows 10 and Linux currently.)
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Re: Should I upgrade from my Nord Classic

Postby Bjosko » 31 Jul 2020, 19:20

And you got the latest Sound manager as well?
https://www.nordkeyboards.com/software- ... nd-manager
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Re: Should I upgrade from my Nord Classic

Postby jayxp » 31 Jul 2020, 21:42

Bjosko wrote:And you got the latest Sound manager as well?
https://www.nordkeyboards.com/software- ... nd-manager


Yes.
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Re: Should I upgrade from my Nord Classic

Postby WannitBBBad » 03 Aug 2020, 04:56

The next step for Nord will likely be a Stage 3 EX with expanded memory and perhaps some minor tweaks, but in my opinion not worth waiting for except for the possibility that older models may drop in price a little further. For playing at home, besides going the software route, another option would be to go with a Stage 2 or Stage 2EX, as the additional piano memory, new synth engine, and ability for the synth to use samples, add a lot of flexibility without as big of chunk out of your wallet as a Stage 3. Take care.
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Re: Should I upgrade from my Nord Classic

Postby jayxp » 04 Aug 2020, 16:51

WannitBBBad wrote:... another option would be to go with a Stage 2 or Stage 2EX, as the additional piano memory, new synth engine, and ability for the synth to use samples, add a lot of flexibility without as big of chunk out of your wallet as a Stage 3. Take care.


Very good point on the pre-owned Stage 2/EX option. Thanks for your thoughts.
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