Nord C2 D Combo Organ Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
I'm convinced that the Nord C2 D Combo Organ is a work of art. Everything from the look, to the playing experience, to the sound is magical. Four sets of drawbars with quick access buttons and presets make this best organ playing experience I've ever had. I remember having dreams as a child of chopping up the B3 downstairs and putting it in to a more "portable" case that I could take everywhere. Sure, there are plenty of other B3 impersonators out there in gig-friendly form factors, but I feel like the Nord C2D is the only one that sacrificies NOTHING. The icing on the cake is larger-than-life pipe organ, whose stops come pre-assigned to the drawbars. This board should have a place in every house of worship.
February 23, 2013Music Background:
Better than most HammondsI sold my XK-Pro system to buy this, because it destroys the Hammond in tonal authenticity, and is half the weight. Nord really outdid themselves; I can't imagine a keyboard/plug-in getting closer to the actual sound of a tonewheel organ. Plus it is quite easy to tweak, whereas the Hammond took forever to edit, with minimal positive results. I usually play it through a Leslie 145 and a GK bass rig, which sounds incredible. The Leslie sim can hold its own, especially run stereo. The synth bass function is awesome too!
from Milford, DE
July 3, 2012Music Background:
Full time musician, luthier
Best B-3 clone I've playedI grew up with Hammond organs and I still own a Hammond B-3 and Leslies so I do know what they are supposed to sound like. Over the years I have tried most clones and was never really that happy with them, mostly because of the top end being thin. Most recently I owned an Xk3c pro system which I liked but for me it was still not the answer. This is the only B-3 clone that has a top end that sounds right to my ears. I love the C2D organ and even more so with my Neo Ventilator. Both are fine products and a Killer combination.
from Nashville, TN USA
June 22, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Engineer, Recordist, Guitarist, Pianist, Keyboardist
There ain't nothin' like it---except the REAL B3...Like the other reviewer, I had mine preordered for 3-4 months, as soon as I read Nord's release. It was what WE all wanted as organists: A dual manual, dual drawbar organ simulator with Leslie outputs.
Well, Nord MORE than delivered. This thing weighs almost nothing (well, compared to my B3 it's almost nothing), and looks perfect, and feels just "right". Without a Leslie, it's STILL the best thing out there, but, WITH a Leslie---OMG, it'll rattle your BONES and shake your Moneymaker!
If you want a portable B3, there is absolutely NOTHING out there that's as close to the real thing. Get this NOW! You will not regret it. It sounds AMAZING, and plays even better, plus your back won't hate you (or your roadies) in the morning!
from Wyoming, Pennsylvania
May 31, 2012Music Background:
Professional Musician, Keys
It's Alive, andI have been waiting with great anticipation for this baby to get in the stores. I have watched the demos 10,000 time and salivated each time. Well mine came Fedex today, 5/31/2012. Could not wait to get it unpacked. What I got when I turned it on was nothing less that sheer Joy.It sits right next to my B3, and I played both matching percussion, vibrato and the like. Turn your head or close your eyes and you can't tell the difference, right down to the dirty leslie growl. Like my stage 73, I have one of the first and am looking to end my career with it smokin. If it something that yu have been considering, and I realize it is expensive, bite the bullet and indulge, I promise you won't be sorry!! Believe you me, it has far more than is mentioned in any ad, lots more.
from Little south of nowhere
January 19, 2012Music Background:
It's about time...Yep, it's about time Nord put real drawbars on these! I'm in love.... Now I just have to save up enough to replace my Electro 2, which come to think of it, I still may never replace!