Nord's primary stage piano in recent years has been the Nord Stage 2. The Nord Stage 2 EX updates all features of the Stage 2, retaining all of the timeless attributes that has made it one of the most popular stage pianos available. A full gigabyte of memory bolsters the already muscular Nord Piano Library, resulting in broader, deeper, richer soun... Click To Read More About This Product
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Nord's primary stage piano in recent years has been the Nord Stage 2. The Nord Stage 2 EX updates all features of the Stage 2, retaining all of the timeless attributes that has made it one of the most popular stage pianos available. A full gigabyte of memory bolsters the already muscular Nord Piano Library, resulting in broader, deeper, richer sound. Additionally, several new piano voicings have been introduced for you to audition. One or several of them may suit your performance perfectly.
This is the 88-key version of the Nord Stage 2 EX, equipped with Nord's Hammer Action keybed. The EX 2 88 keybed uses Nord's top-of-the-line fully weighted hammer action piano keys. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but also works great for organ playing. Key range A-C.
The new Factory Bank features 5 Grand Pianos, 7 Upright Pianos, 11 Electric Pianos, Clavinet, Harpsichords and a vastly improved Nord Sample Library selection including great new Strings, Choir and Folk instruments. Of course the piano, organ and synth sounds that garnered all of the tech awards over the past several years are retained and worked into the newly developed interface. For the professional, the working musician, the person who insists on great sound and impeccable performance, the Nord Stage 2 EX should be on your short list of keyboard options.
Note: As of 2/1/17, Nord has announced a Software Update for its Stage, Electro and Piano lines. This software update includes a new OS for Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Electro 5 and Nord Piano 3 that fixes a bug related to long release for synth pianos. Nord has also updated the Nord Sound Manager, adding support for Stage 2/2 EX with increased piano bank locations. Wurlitzers have been moved to E.Piano 1 bank (introduced with NS2/NS2EX OS v2.20). Download Update from Nord’s website.
1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library
State-of-the art sample-based Acoustic and Electric Pianos
Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2)
Long Release option
Dynamic Pedal Noise via optional Nord Triple Pedal
380 MB for the Nord Sample Library
Powerful Classic analog, FM and Wavetable synthesis
B3 Tone-Wheel simulation
Rotary Speaker simulation
Faithful simulations of classic Vox and Farfisa organs
Digital LED Drawbars for easy overview of active drawbar settings.
Comprehensive Effects section
Single-function control knobs and instant visibility of current settings
External section allowing the Nord Stage 2 EX to serve as a master keyboard
Expanded Live Mode with 5 locations
USB-MIDI. No driver required for Mac OS X. WHQL certified driver available for Windows.
Smart programming and global controls
Keybed designed for your performance
Lightweight and easy to maneuver
Excellent build quality
Master Level Control
Wooden Pitch Stick
400 Programs - 4 Banks with 20 Pages each. Each Page has 5 Program locations
Program Sort Modes - numerical, alphabetical or by category
5 Live Buffers
2 Individual Slot Setups
3 Morph sources (Modulation Wheel, Control Pedal, Aftertouch)
Global Mono output
Programmable Transpose +/- 6 semitones
Master Clock functionality with manual, external and tap-tempo rate control
Internal and MIDI clock source
MIDI over USB functionality
B3 Tone wheel Organ, Vox Continental and Farfisa models with full polyphony
9 digitally controlled Drawbars
Vibrato / Chorus control
Two Drawbar settings per program
2-Part Multitimbral (2 manuals)
1 GB memory for Piano sounds
Acoustic Grand Pianos
Wurlitzer A200 Electric Piano
Electric Grand Pianos incl. CP-80
40-60 Voices Polyphony
4 Selectable Velocity Curves
Clavinet EQ controls
String Resonance (Generation 2) on acoustic Grand Pianos and Uprights
Selectable Piano Release
Pedal Noise when used with Nord Triple Pedal (optional accessory) on selected acoustic and electric pianos
Slot Detune functionality
Sample Playback synthesis: approx. 380 Megabytes of sample memory, up to 999 Sample Instruments.
Analog synthesis: Multiple waveforms - including Dual Saw, Hard Sync and PWM
FM synthesis: 2 & 3 Operator FM synthesis
Wavetables synthesis: 62 waveforms
18 Voices polyphony
Unison control - with no reduction in polyphony
12 & 24 dB Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Notch Filter with Resonance
LFO with 4 waveforms (square, triangle, ramp and sample & hold)
300 Patch memory locations
Arpeggiator (Up, Down, Up-Down and Random). Range: 1, 2, 3 or 4 octaves.
LFO and Arpeggiator synchronizable to Master Clock
Zone (split assignment) control
Effect 1: Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Pan, Wah, AutoWah 1, Autowah 2
Effect 2: Flanger, Vibe, 2 Phasers, 2 Choruses
Delay - with Ping Pong (stereo taps) and Tap-Tempo
3 types of Speaker simulations, JC, Twin and Small
Tube amp simulation with adjustable overdrive
3-band Equalizer with sweepable mid. EQ ranges: 100 Hz, 200 Hz - 8 kHz and 4 kHz
Rotary Speaker: selectable speed (Stop, Slow and Fast) and separate overdrive
Effect rates/tempo can be synchronized to the Master Clock
Reverb - 6 algorithms
HA88-model: 88-key Velocity sensitive Hammer Action keyboard. Range: A-C,
‹HP76-model: 76-key Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable keyboard. Range: E-G
Compact-model: 73-key Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard. Range: E-E
Supports 3 split zones with visual LED indication
4 Assignable Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
Stereo Headphone output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
Sustain Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
Rotor Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
Organ Swell Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
Control Pedal - ¼", 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack. Use a Control/Expression pedal like e.g. Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5 etc.
MIDI In - 5 pin DIN connectors
MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
USB - type B connector
Power Cord with IEC C14 connector
Nord Stage 2 Connections
Dust cover (88 and HP76 only)
Sustain pedal (88 and HP76 only)
Nord Sample and Piano DVDs
Nord Keyboard Stand EX
Nord Soft Case
Nord Triple Pedal
Nord Music Stand EX
1287 mm (50.7"), 118 mm (4.7"), 334 mm (13")
18,5 kg (40,7 lb)
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Comments about Nord Stage 2 EX 88-Key Piano:
I don't own this piano but I play it at my church. It has a great sound with the added effects or just the piano alone. The only thing I don't like is that the keys are almost too heavy so if your playing soft you still have to press a little harder. But on the other hand I would recommend this to any musician who is looking for a big upgrade.
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