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Clavia Nord Stage 2 EX 88 Stage Piano

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    Description
    The Nord Stage 2 EX updates our flagship instrument line with 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library and a new ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable HP76 model.

    Our outstanding 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.

    The Nord Stage 2 EX features our award winning Piano, Organ and Synthesizer technologies combined with a well thought-out, user friendly interface, a choice of premium keybeds and an almost obsessive level of quality control. The Stage 2 EX truly sets itself apart as an instrument for the professional performing musician.

    MULTITIMBRAL POWERHOUSE

    The Stage 2 EX has three sound generating sections; Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, the Nord Stage 2 EX has 2 separate slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths at the same time for massive sonic flexibility.

    PIANO SECTION

    Piano SectionThe Stage 2 EX Piano section features our state-of-the-art sampling techniques that capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the individual source instruments. Combined with the Advanced String Resonance that reproduces the sound of the piano strings resonating at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other strings are played, and compatibility with the optional Nord Triple Pedal that adds Dynamic Pedal Noise – the result is breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed expressiveness.

    In addition to vivid acoustic Grand and Upright pianos, the Piano section also features some of the finest, most desirable vintage electric pianos. The Stage 2 EX’s piano sounds are future-proof thanks to its compatibility with the Nord Piano Library. This free online library is continuously updated with both upgraded existing pianos and all-new pianos to keep your instrument constantly renewed.

    Long Release
    A Long Release-mode adds a slightly longer release, more suitable for legato playing, emulating a looser damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.

    Nord Triple Pedal
    The Nord Triple Pedal (optional accessory) features our unique dynamic sustain pedal that enables the use of half-pedaling and "release and catch" techniques, as and also includes Sustenuto and Soft Pedals. The Nord Triple Pedal also recreates the mechanical sounds of lifting and releasing the damper mechanism, producing the characteristic thomp and sizzle sounds. The Pedal Noise feature responds dynamically to the force/momentum used when pressing or releasing the sustain pedal on the Nord Triple Pedal.

    ORGAN SECTION

    Organ SectionB3 Tone-Wheel simulation
    The Stage 2 EX's dedicated organ section is based on our award winning B3 Tone-Wheel simulations, based on thorough analysis of the 91 spinning discs inside several original instruments and painstaking work on understanding exactly how all the components interact with each other. The virtual circuitry reacts not only to the settings on the panel but also during the real time performance. The Stage 2 EX will faithfully reproduce the important foldback and energy robbing characteristics; the latter will produce the gentle compression effect that makes those lovely smears absolutely wonderful. There are 3 tone wheel modes that allow you to switch from a clean, factory spec’d instrument to a worn and battered workhorse with many years of touring.

    Rotary Speaker simulation
    The vintage Rotary Speaker simulation adds an essential character to a live organ performance and features Slow, Fast and Stop mode as well as a Drive control. The Rotary Speaker simulation can also be used with the Piano or Synth Section.

    Digital LED Drawbars
    The Nord Stage 2 EX features Digital LED Drawbars, offering excellent overview over current settings and let's you easily change the drawbar settings while playing.

    Transistor Organ simulations
    The Organ section also includes carefully modeled simulations of two of the most famous transistor organs from the 1960’s, the Vox Continental and the Farfisa Compact.

    SYNTH SECTION

    Synth SectionThe Stage 2 EX’s powerful synthesizer engine is capable of classic analog synthesis, three operator FM synthesis, Wavetable synthesis and compatible with the Nord Sample Library. The Nord Sample Library gives Stage 2 EX owners access to the huge free library of world-class sounds, including the famous vintage Mellotron and Chamberlin samples. The included Nord Sample Editor for Mac and PC, makes it possible to create your own samples easily, and transfer them to your keyboard in no time, opening up a whole new world of possibilities!

    Nord Sample LibraryThe Synth engine itself features classic analog synthesis with dual saw, hard sync and pulse wave modulation, three-operator FM synthesis with 32 different modulation frequencies, Wavetable synthesis with 62 waveforms and Sample based synthesis. A great-sounding multimode filter features 12 and 24dB low pass, high pass, band pass and notch filters. And with an Amp envelope, Modulation envelope, an LFO, and Unison control, the Stage 2 EX’s synth capabilities are hugely powerful, delivering amazing on-stage sound.

    The Synth section also features an Arpeggiator that can be easily synced to the Stage 2 EX’s Master Clock for perfect timing with other elements of the Stage 2 EX, including its effects.

    PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL

    Programming and ControlTo make programming and on-stage control as simple as possible we have arranged the sound generators and controls of the Stage 2 EX into dedicated sections – Piano, Organ and Synth. Not only does this make for a very intuitive approach to programming but also instantly shows you which settings are active. There are no deep menus, no complicated screens to navigate. All vital functions are controlled by dedicated single-function knobs.

    In addition our patented Pitch Stick and Modulation Wheel allow maximum musical expression and our efficient Morph Grouping technique is also included, allowing you to assign sound and effects parameters to physical controllers.

    EXTERN SECTION

    Extern SectionThe Nord Stage 2 EX wouldn’t be a master keyboard if it couldn’t control external devices with ease. The Extern Section is designed solely for this purpose, so that any MIDI-connected gear gets seamlessly integrated with the Stage 2 EX’s built-in instruments. Zones, splits and layers are handled exactly as if the external equipment was a part of the Stage 2 EX itself. All settings are saved together with a Program so advanced setups can be immediately recalled in real-time during a performance. You can even use the Extern Section to automatically transmit Bank Select and Program Change messages to your external units.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Physical modelling, ROM, Subtractive, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
    Oscillators: 3
    Waveforms: Pulse Variable, ROM, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
    ROM Size: 1.3 GB
    ROM Resolution: 24 bit, 96 kHz
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    Piano, Organ, Synthesizer Engines
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    Modulation and Amplitude
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Velocity
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Square, Triangle, Clocked
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 60
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 400
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, SERIAL
    Arpeggiator
    Range: 2-4 Octaves
    Modes: Up, Down, Random
    Tempo: Master Clock
    Effects
    Modulation: Tremolo, Wah, Auto-Wah, AutoPan
    Reverbs: Hall, Stage, Room
    Delay: Choruses, Flanger, Vibe
    AMP: Twin Reverb, Jazz Chorus 120, Wurlitzer Simulations
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Case Details: Range: A-C
    Keyboard: 76 keys, Hammer Action, Plastic
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch - Lever, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Numeric, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 1287 mm (50.7"), 118 mm (4.7"), 334 mm (13")
    Weight: 18,5 kg (40,7 lb)
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    DAC Bits: 24
    DAC Frequency Rate: 96
    Power: 120 V AC IEC C14 connector
    Production
    Year Released: 2015
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.nordkeyboards.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $5399 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $4499 - convert
    Used Price: $3200 - $3400 - convert
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