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STUDIOLOGIC NUMA ORGAN 2 **Authentic** B3 &LESLIE Sounds - 73 keys - $975 (TAMPA)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Studiologic
model name / number: NUMA ORGAN2
size / dimensions: 41.5 x 11.8 x 3.9 inches

STUDIOLOGIC NUMA ORGAN 2 **Authentic** B3 & LESLIE Sounds - 73 note keyboard organ

This organ KICKS ASS! It is the BEST (and most under-rated) of all the ‘Clonewheels’. Truly authentic HAMMOND tones and what has been widely hailed as having the BEST built-in LESLIE SIM of any competitor! You also get the tones of the classic Transistor Organs of the 60’s (Vox & Farfisa) plus a great ‘Church Organ’ sound. (I’ve included a 3rd party review of this instrument below so you don’t have to just take ‘my word’ for it.)

This one is a true BEAUTY. Perfect in every way. NEVER gigged out with it. Kept covered in my smoke-free home studio. It’s built like a tank… all metal construction. But still only weighs 21 lbs.
The NUMA ORGAN 2 can also be used as a Midi-Controller.

Brand new they listed for $1699. You’ll find them on the discount online stores for about $1099. This organ also includes an EXPRESSION PEDAL. (see photos) They are purchased separately for $75. This pedal is brand new and I’m including it in the deal.

I need to raise some fast cash and need to sell it fast. $975 and it’s yours. Please, no trades or price negotiations.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF MAIN FEATURES
• Seven new different Organ Models (3 Tonewheel A/B/C, 2 Vintage Analog, 1 Classical)
• New Rotary effect with double Stereo post processing (L/R drum + L/R horn)
• New Vibrato & Chorus effects with different settings for each organ model
• New Spring Reverb post processing with controlled diffusion
• 73 ‘WATERFALL’ style full-size keys & Keyboard SPLIT capability
• Functions as a MIDI controller
• Transpose up and/or down feature
• New Organ Editor, with full instrument Upgrade and Presets Upload/Download functions
• All metal construction. Only 21 pounds.
• Dimensions – 41.5 x 11.8 x 3.9 inches

EXCERPTS from a 3rd Party INDEPENDENT INSIDER REVIEW of the NUMA2...

The NUMA2 by Studiologic offers 3 different Organ Models (A/B/C) plus 3 Vintage Analog Models and a unique Classical diapason sound, for a total of 7 different Organ models and many new features.
The incredible sounds of the Organ models are further enhanced by a new Chorus/Vibrato scanner and Rotary post processor with various setups, according to the selected organ model, new Spring Reverb post-processor, new Drive (Valve distortion), new Click and Leakage modeling.

All these effects can be memorized in the programmable presets, allowing you to create a totally different sound for any kind of music, from the Blues and R&B to Progressive Rock, from Classic to Jazz and Funk, with total timbre flexibility and immediate controls.

The NUMA2 uses Physical Modeling Synthesis. It is the most authentic revival of the sound of an electromechanical tone wheel organ. Its sound models have been designed to give a wide variety of tones, derived from the analysis of the main characters of some of the most popular organ sounds, allowing you to build combinations using the drawbars and all the available post processing effects (Vibrato, Chorus, Rotary, Reverb, Drive, Click, Leakage).

The NUMA2 performs as a clone of some Tone Wheel Organs, and captures some characters of old Acoustic & Electronic Organs by keeping the full flexibility of using any customized mixing, editing function and control. Using the reverse color octave you can select one of the 7 different sound models between Tonewheel Organs, Electric Organs, and Church diapason.

With the extended control panel you can use more than 30 physical controls to fit the sound to your taste. Any sound combination can be stored in one of the 12 memory locations and can be immediately recalled from the reversed octave. Modern and old school at the same time, you can connect the instrument to a computer through the USB port and control a real Leslie by the 11-pins port.

Keyboard feel is excellent and fast. I had a Hammond SK1 and XK-3C, plus an old Nord Electro 2. The NUMA2’s action was quieter than all of them (though the XK-3C was closest) as well as the most comfortable for performing palm smears. We’re talking subtle differences here, but you can feel it. The keys sense velocity for any externally-sourced sounds you wish to control, and the “Dynamic Touch” button is surprisingly useful: Three modes—off, on, or blinking—respectively correspond to MIDI control of internal sounds only, external sounds only, or both.

Having knobs as opposed to menu items for overdrive, reverb, key click, and an approximation of tonewheel leakage is quite nice—it reminds me of the early-’80s Korg CX-3.

Let’s get back to what really matters: the tonewheel and rotary sound. There’s really not a lot to say here, because they’re simply excellent. The Hammond SK and XK instruments sound more brassy and raw, as though you’re in the room with the untamed genuine article.

That’s still the case, and it’s not a bad thing. What’s more, I definitely hear improvements in the NUMA2’s overall sonic authenticity. It’s more open and less phasey than the original. The Drive (overdrive) is warm and tube-like all the way up, though at the trade-off of not delivering as much outright distortion.

To give the rotary simulation more props, the sense that you’re listening to two rotors spinning in opposite directions (as with a real Leslie) is pronounced but not overdone.

PERFORMANCE FEATURES
You can split the keyboard, adjust the split point by holding the Split button down and striking a key, and shift the lower part up an octave, which is very useful for comping in a pleasing range. There’s also a Pedal-to-Lower button, which maps the bass pedal part to the lower half of the split (or a MIDI’ed lower manual). The handy 'Transpose' up & down feature makes it convenient to play in any key on the fly.

CONCLUSIONS:
The Numa Organ 2 is really all about two things: the sound and the price. The fact is that the sound wants for nothing: Play this keyboard in a band and you’ll be happy.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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