NW2 lack of piano and organ sounds

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Re: NW2 lack of piano and organ sounds

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I put this one up a while back.

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Re: NW2 lack of piano and organ sounds

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DJKeys wrote: 08 Jul 2024, 17:48 I put this one up a while back.

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Re: NW2 lack of piano and organ sounds

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As others have said, the only way to have "real" pianos and organ is to pair the NW2 with a proper stage piano.
Even an old Nord Stage 2/2EX will give you much better pianos and organs than the NW2. But as mentioned, you already have a very powerful synthesizer so you probably won't use much the synth section of the Stage. In this case, the Electro series would be the best pairing and even an old Electro 4 would complement the Wave2 perfectly.

Or you could look for cheaper stage pianos from other brands: for piano sounds and actions, even a used Yamaha P-45 or Kawai ES-110 can be great (those won't give you organ, though).

Anyway, before buying additional keyboards or returning your NW2, I'd suggest to do a deep dive in the available sounds, as DJkeys suggested.
You will find the samples very "static" which is normal because they are mono-layer samples (that is, non velocity sensitive). But you can add dynamics by linking the filter and amp envelope to velocity: that single action will make the samples much more alive and usable.
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Re: NW2 lack of piano and organ sounds

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I have made piano samples in the Wave 2 that are very playable. Not as good as the dedicated piano library of course...but much better than the factory ones. Maybe I will create a bundle with the program I used and its samples so people can load it. The piano sample was taken from here: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/packs/keyso ... inway-d-2/
I've also sampled this piano from the Nord library with 2 velocity-crossfaded layers for the Wave:
https://www.nordkeyboards.com/sound-lib ... hris-maene
And various digital electric ones like MKS, Dyno, MIDI grand etc.
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