It’s rare when you find a machine that can capture the authenticity of acoustic pianos, the richness of vintage EPs, the soul of a B3, AND be a powerhouse synth / controller. Nord has absolutely NAILED this with the Stage 2 EX. It is the perfect marriage between real, and synth. The flexibility it gives me with the 2 slots and routing makes it the perfect centerpiece to command my rig from. I’ve also recently added a C2D to my rig. There are a lot of B3 emulations out there, but NONE compare to the C2D. I love being able to have the sound of a real B3 without lugging around a real B3. CLUTCH! Nord will ALWAYS be my first choice.

Louie Higuera

USA

Associated acts:

Sister Sledge
Tauren Wells

Louie Higuera has been around music his entire life. From producing, to mixing, to live recordings and performances, he feels at home wherever music is. Raised in Phoenix, AZ, he started playing drums and piano around the age of 4. The son of a musician, music was always a part of Louie’s life. Growing up playing in church, he began to develop his talent, which allowed him to acquire the tools he’d need for his future career in music. At the age of 19, he became the Music Director for a large church in the Phoenix area. He remained there for 7 years, after which he moved to Nashville, TN to further hone in on his musical journey.

He’s worked with artists such as Sister Sledge, Tauren Wells, Israel Houghton, William McDowell, Lauren Daigle, BJ Putnam, Ricardo Sanchez, Sarah Reeves, Travis Greene, Seth & Nirva, Lucia Parker, The Belonging Co, Tedashii, Matt Redman, Paul Wilbur, Marcos Brunet, and several other independent artists. Currently, he lives in Nashville, TN where he does freelance work, both in the studio and on the road.

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