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Nord Stage 4 layering/split

Postby Lilryu » 12 Feb 2024, 08:18

Hi everyone, I'm planning to purchase a Nord Stage 4. It would be my first Nord and I was wondering if splitting/layering is as simple as the Yamaha Genos. With the Genos, you can save preset registration that has certain splits for you and you can adjust the split point/octave relatively easy. Is this the same case with the Nord?[soundcloud][/soundcloud]
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Re: Nord Stage 4 layering/split

Postby maxpiano » 12 Feb 2024, 09:30

Hi it is all in the specs

https://www.nordkeyboards.com/products/ ... ifications
Up to 3 Split Points (4 Keyboard Zones) with visual LED indication between zones

Then easy/difficult depends on your attitude (in NS4 you need to access a menu, not just a button, if this is bottom line your question)

I suggest you to check all specs and also some demo videos + the manual before making the decision to purchase, because if you come from the Genos (an arranger) you have to consider that the Nord Stage is a completely different animal (a stage piano) so it is not just the splits that you may find you will be missing.
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Re: Nord Stage 4 layering/split

Postby FZiegler » 12 Feb 2024, 16:22

And there is one special point with the Nords: There are only 2 split points possible per octave - they are fixed and marked with an LED. There are hard splits and soft transition possible.
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Re: Nord Stage 4 layering/split

Postby superbender » 12 Feb 2024, 17:21

Lilryu wrote:Hi everyone, I'm planning to purchase a Nord Stage 4. It would be my first Nord and I was wondering if splitting/layering is as simple as the Yamaha Genos. With the Genos, you can save preset registration that has certain splits for you and you can adjust the split point/octave relatively easy. Is this the same case with the Nord?[soundcloud][/soundcloud]


In general it is very simple. But first you have to understand the general user interface of the Nord Stage. I came from a Yamaha Modx and a Roland RD-2000. It took a while, but with youtube I learned it in a couple of days. Now I think it is the best concept of all.
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