The Waldorf Zarenbourg Stage Piano

This video, via AudioCentralMagazine, captures a quick demo of the Waldorf Zarenbourg – a digital stage piano with a retro feel:

Waldorf Zarenbourg is a pretty, chunky, digital piano. It has a certain amount of internal sounds (physically modeled, sampled and fm synthesized). On this video, a quick run on the internal preset. Audio out goes straight into digital recorder.


  • LCD free User Interface
  • Physical Modeling for E-Piano Sounds
  • Direct Nand Streaming Sample Playback for Pianos and user content
  • True FM synthesis
  • 4 Gigabyte Nand Flash for Samples
  • 76 keys weighted hammer action keyboard
  • Three way active monitor system by EMES
  • External Stereo Input
  • Dedicated external volume knob
  • Digital crossover network
  • 7 Presets and 21 user Sounds
  • Chrome plated stands
  • SD Card slot for firmware and sample upgrade
  • USB
  • MIDI in/out/through
  • Stereo Line out
  • Digital S/PDIF output
  • 7 Effects (Chorus,Flanger,Phaser,Echo/Reverb,Auto Wah,Equalizer,Overdrive)
  • Unlimited combination of Effects
  • Tremolo, both Stereo and Mono
  • Continuous Sustain Pedal allows for dynamic pedaling
  • Assignable Expression Pedal
  • High performance Dual core Digital Signal Processor
  • Editor Software for Windows and Mac (available 2013)
  • 7 Preset Sounds
  • 21 User Sounds
  •  Precision-welded aluminium hood
  •  Massive Aluminium frontpanel
  •  Standard color “Offwhite”
  • Optional Colors: Tangerine Orange, 3D Kevlar Black

See the Waldorf site for more info.

5 thoughts on “The Waldorf Zarenbourg Stage Piano

  1. I’ll want to hear more of the acoustic pianos, but the 4 gb of sample room is interesting. I wonder how far that could go when there’s also an FM synth in there? Its a minor shame that you can’t split the keyboard for broader use as a controller, but since it clearly isn’t a $999 street-price clone, let’s see how the core piano players its aimed at feel about it. That EP sure had the right bark.

  2. sounds more like a fuzz tone than a genuine overdrive… and ummm.. am I mistaken or do we already have a multitude of choices for stage pianos? It’s not like there’s a gap in the market just crying out to be filled.

  3. This thing weights 38 kg, is bulky and costs 2890 €. Three points why I always would prefer a Nord Stage, Nord Piano or Korg SV 1.

    1. But it comes with its own integral stand and you can put another keyboard on top! The society for putting thinings ontop of other things would be pleased!

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