|Number of Keys||61|
|Effects||Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Tremolo|
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I bought the Nord Electro 2 for the Rhodes, Wurlitzer A200, and Hammond B3 sounds. They are all excellent. I've played Rhodes pianos since 1972, and the Rhodes in the Nord are as close to the real thing as anything I've played. The Whirly is dead on - add a little of the onboard tremolo and you have "Do It Again" or "Pretzel Logic" by Steely Dan. The B3 with the Leslie is outstanding, and with a touch of the onboard distortion, you get that old grinding 70's overdrive B3 sound. In the organ mode, the keyboard is splitable with two different settings AND a second keyboard can be connected via midi and you have a two manual organ. The NE2 accoustic pianos are OK, but I prefer the pianos in my Kurzweil PC2X much better. Being a piano player, the action of the Nord is a little too spongy for my tastes. It's fine for the Clavs and the Hammond, but for a more realistic feel for the Rhodes I suggest controlling it via midi with a keyboard with piano action. I do that with my PC2X and the feel is mush more accurate. Because of it's light weight - 23 pounds - the NE2 is geat for rehersals, and is short enough to fit into the back seat of my car. The onboard effects are very nice; two chorus settings, two flangers, two phasers, two wah-wah settings plus and Auto-Wah. I don't use the Ring Modulator. The Tremolo is very nice..especially on the Whirly. It also has a Stereo Pan that simulates the stereo vibrato pan on the Rhodes. But I think the setting is a little too aggressive in the high end. It has a nice EQ and filter section that allow theuser to set a presence level and boost or cut by +/- 18 db. I've updated the OS to the 3.04 which add some additional features. There are now 3 speed settings for the Leslie, andI have the oprion of adding two more Rhodes pianos and a Yamaha C7 grand. The only thing that I wish that the NE2 had was onboard Reverb...which was added to the updated NE3. Although the new NE3 has more sound selctions, for what I need the NE2 is an excellent keyboard.
I bought the nord because of the sounds of the acoustic pianos, and I'm happy with the acoustic pianos and all the other sounds.