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An 88-note professional keyboard with wooden keys, 16 MIDI channels, a touch-sensitive control panel, and preset or customizable curves.
The 88-key Studiologic Numa Nero MIDI Keyboard instantly impresses with its style, grace, quality materials, and workmanship. With inspiring pianistic action in a digital audio controller, the innovative Numa Nero's touch-sensitive control panel redefines both control and flexibility. The included Studiologic You Play system helps you to design and save user-specific dynamic curves in addition to 3 supplied preset curves, all on a touch-sensitive pad.
Studiologic houses the Numa Nero MIDI keyboard in a piano-style, 1-piece, black painted, plastic molded case-lid top coupled to a robust slide-out aluminum back. The back serves as a support surface for another smaller keyboard or for your laptop.
The Studiologic Numa Nero's keybed is a Fatar-manufactured TP40WOOD GH mechanism. The action features wood embedded keys like a concert grand piano. The double dipped, full-body solid black keys have a pleasing tactile surface. The 88-note, graded hammer action—heavier in the lower end of the keyboard to progressively lighter at the upper end—perfectly balances response and momentum for inspiringly pianistic action uncommon in an electronic keyboard.
The Numa Nero's You Play feature gives you complete control of the MIDI keyboard's velocity response. Black and white keys can be assigned separately for total control. After enabling this feature, the Numa Nero keyboard guides you to set up the best dynamic touch for your Studiologic advanced, customizable velocity response system.
You'll love the action of this Numa Nero 88-note keyboard interface with a wooden keybed that feels like a concert grand piano.
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Comments about Studiologic Numa Nero 88-Note MIDI Keyboard:
I'm a classically trained pianist and a former piano technician. The instrument I've been using for the last 15 years is a hybrid I put together by salvaging a grand piano action and outfitting it with an optical sensor strip (a Gulbransen KS-1).
I'm a composer. So when I came out with my new album I decided I needed a portable keyboard that I could use on gigs. I'm resigned to the fact that I'm not going to find anything that feels exactly like a grand piano. These things have to be small and portable after all.
After reading a lot of mixed reviews about the Numa Nero I decided to take a chance on it. It arrived in perfect condition. It seems solidly built. I could reproduce some of the more difficult music I know on it without too much trouble. It's fully weighted as advertised. The key tops feel great, really like the Ivory feel.
There was only one deal breaker. The velocity between keys was inconsistent. Some keys were louder and some were softer than the rest. The black keys on the whole were softer than the white keys. The You Play feature didn't help. Every time I tried this feature it created a velocity curve that was totally unusable. My old keyboard has a feature that allows me to adjust the velocity output of individual notes. If the Numa Nero had this I would have kept it. I even looked around for some type of midi utility for my computer to assign custom velocity curves to individual notes coming from the Numa, but no dice.
I wonder why there aren't more high end midi controllers available. The only alternative is a full blown workstation like a Roland RD700NX or a Kawai MP10 for twice the price. Way more keyboard than I need.