Studiologic Numa X Review

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The Studiologic Numa X has some surprisingly high-end features- ones that truly impressed us at this price point. We ended up loving this full-sized, hammer action keyboard because of its tones, number of channels/connectivity, 4-zone MIDI controller, and of course, because of its high level of portability.

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The Studiologic Numa X has some surprisingly high-end features- ones that truly impressed us at this price point. We ended up loving this full-sized, hammer action keyboard because of its tones, number of channels/connectivity, 4-zone MIDI controller, and of course, because of its high level of portability.

Studiologic Numa X: Overview

Studiologic Numa X review

The Studiologic Numa X piano 88 is a portable 88-key keyboard with 200 tones and hammer-weighted keys. Marketed as “A revolution for digital piano player” by the maker, the instrument boasts an intuitive interface, and high-quality sounds and effects. 

Features

Hundreds of Tones, Acoustic Modeling 

The instrument has 200 total sounds, which were created using a mix of wave shaping, physical modening, and sampling according to the manufacturer. The sound bank has a wide variety of tones such as pianos (such as acoustic and electronic), as well as other keyboards like organs and synths (synth pads, leads etc) orchestra instrument like strings, and more. (Studiologic).

The German grand is the perfect combination of rich lows and delicate bright highs. And one of the Japanese pianos inside of the sound bank seems to be modeled after a Yamaha- and itsounds lovely…but the organs could be better (if you’re a frequent visitor of this site, you know I’m oh-so picky about organ tones!).

You can hear some of the sounds in this sound demo by Digiland here.

TP/110 Keybed

This newer Fatar keybed has updated hammers. It has a lovely weight to it- with many musicians saying they prefer this action over the entry-level Yamaha action (called GHS). 

Other Features

  • 4-channel mixer
  • Built-in (4-channel) digital mixer
  • High-quality FX
  • Integrates with the Numa desktop app (for creating presets)
  • Stunning DSP designed for acoustic piano tones
  • Mod and Pitch sticks
  • EQing
  • 8 separate soundbanks
  • Assignable expression sticks
  • Onboard favorites
  • 4 inputs for microphones/ line-in
  • Audio/USB

The fact that this instrument has 4 channels is one of the most-loved features of the keyboard. There are 4 assignable key zones with MIDI output, so you can control external devices (Studiologic). 

There are effects like reverb, modulation, and delay onboard. 

The FX section is impressive as well, as it allows for 8 inserted effects within each of the aforementioned key zones. 

Specifications

Studiologic Numa X digital piano review

  • Weight: Aprox. 31 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.8” (height) 49.8” (width) 12.2” (depth)

Who is it Suitable for?

The Studiologic Numa X is best suited for those who need a digital instrument/stage piano for live performances. 

Pros and Cons

Studiologic Numa X digital piano

Pros

  • It supports aftertouch
  • The user interface is extremely easy to use
  • Extremely slim and portable 
  • It has a huge amount of polyphony
  • The piano works extremely well as a controller
  • The UX Logic interface is easy to navigate

It can be quite difficult to get an instrument with aftertouch and this much polhyony- in fact, it’s nearly impossible to get these features inside of a stage piano under $2,000. To boot, the slimline, lightweight design allows you to travel to gigs with ease. 

As a whole, the digital stage piano is intuitive to navigate. The interface is actually color-coded, making it easier to navigate because of all of the visual cues. 

Cons

  • There are no wheels, only pitch and mod sticks, which some users find unpleasant, tactile-wise
  • No speakers because it is a stage piano

Some players really dislike that this piano has stick rather than wheels. Also, the instrument isn’t well suited to entry-level players- It’s likely got too many feature, and lacks speakers. 

 Comparable Instruments 

Studiologic keyboards are most often compared to Yamaha’s. The weight of the keys on this model tend to be a bit heavier, which I really enjoy. Instruments like some of the CK models are comparable price-wise, and the Yamaha CP88 is another great lightweight stage (althought at about $2,200, this one is priced considerably higher). 

The 73-key version of this model is much easier to find when compared to this one. If you’re looking for something even smaller, but with the same functionality, give that one a go! The Numa Compact, on the other hand, is another great Studiologic instrument, but is setup moreso for those interested in playing vintage piano tones. 

As a whole, the sounds of this Studiologic rival other, more well-known stage pianos, such as Nords. 

Buyer Reviews

From what I could see, the piano was extremely well-received by buyers- on some sites, the piano even has a 100% review rating. As a whole, those who purchased this Studiologic really valued it for live performances. There were also comments about the large amount of recording capability and quality of the tones-especially for the price. 

Quick View 

Keys 88-key hammer-weighted keyboard that supports aftertouch
Touch sensitivity  Velocity curves, general sensitivity control
Sounds 200 total tones
Recording capabilities  MIDI
Metronome Yes
Polyphony  300 voices
Speakers No
Headphones
Accessories Power supply
Price point  Aproximately $1,500

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Studiologic Numa X Piano is a stunning digital stage piano with heavy action, high-quality effects, and plenty of channels and zones. It’s hard to find a model that’s exactly comparable to the Studiologic Numa X. So if you’re in the market for a highly portable stage piano with a full-sized keybed with weighted keys, hundreds of effects and tones, and an impressive level of connectivity- then this model is certainly worth checking out. 

Music quote of the week:

Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.” 

-Plato

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Studiologic Numa X Review The Studiologic Numa X has some surprisingly high-end features- ones that truly impressed us at this price point. We ended up loving this full-sized, hammer action keyboard because of its tones, number of channels/connectivity, 4-zone MIDI controller, and of course, because of its high level of portability.
PROS
  • It supports aftertouch
  • The user interface is extremely easy to use
  • Extremely slim and portable
  • It has a huge amount of polyphony
  • The piano works extremely well as a controller
  • The UX Logic interface is easy to navigate
CONS
  • There are no wheels, only pitch and mod sticks, which some users find unpleasant, tactile-wise
  • No speakers because it is a stage piano

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