High-end, feature-heavy studio and performance piano with 200 sounds, 4-channel mixing, 4 zones, USB audio interface, effects and a colour-coded user interface.
Numa X Piano
This is an interesting looking electric piano with a brand-new sound engine, 4-parts that can be internal or external over MIDI, an unexpected four-track built-in digital mixer and a USB audio interface. Somehow it doesn’t look cluttered or underequipped for real-time control, it seems nicely balanced.
The colour-coded interface is quite novel. The colour around the encoders changes to reflect the available parameters onscreen which I imagine can be helpful. On the sound front, Studiologic is using Acoustic and Electric Modelling technology and a specific bit of reverb technology. It’s combining sampling, waveshaping and physical modelling to produce over 200 sounds taking in all the usual pianos, keyboards, guitars, organs, synths guitars and bass tones. The sounds will be expandable via a forthcoming Numa Manager librarian app. You can split or layer the sounds into 4 zones across the keyboard and save favourite groupings into presets.
On the back, you’ve got three inputs for expression pedals but perhaps more unusual are the 4 mono inputs (or 2 stereo inputs) for other instruments, that leads to a digital mixer right on the front panel. So you can plug your whole family band into it and add effects and EQ. Everything can then be pumped into a DAW via the USB audio interface.
Numa X Piano is quite a neat solution with some useful extras and a premium 88 or 73 keyed hammer-action keyboard.
If you’d like to check them out Studiologic are at booth Z175.
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