Nord Stage 2 EX 88 and Lightweight Keyboard Case with Wheels

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Product Ref: 82567

  • Includes Gear4music Keyboard Case with Wheels
  • Fully Weighted Portable Weighted Hammer Action Piano Keys
  • 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library
  • Long Release Option
  • Vintage 122 Rotary Speaker Simulation

Nord Stage 2 EX 88 and Lightweight Keyboard Case with Wheels

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The Nord Stage 2 EX 88 features 88 fully weighted portable hammer action piano keys which provide the perfect feel for any professional piano, organ ore keys player looking to upgrade their stage piano. The Nord Stage 2 EX offers a wide range of tones and timbres featured in a brand new factory sound bank with new sounds in the Piano Library as well as a completely updated and refined selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library. New factory sounds include: DX electric pianos, strings, voice, folk instruments. This bundle also includes a Gear4music lightweight keyboard case with wheels.

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Nord Stage 2 EX 88 Fully Weighted Stage Piano

Piano Section

The Stage 2 EX Piano section features 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 a 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

B3 Tone-Wheel Simulation: The Stage 2 EX's dedicated organ section is based on the 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 1960s, the Vox Continental and the Farfisa Compact.

Synth Section

The 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.

The 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

To make programming and on-stage control as simple as possible Nord has 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.

Effect Section

No sound is complete without the proper use of effects. In the Nord Stage 2 EX all the effects required to cover musicians needs are incorporated. All of the three instrument sections - Organ, Piano and Synth - can be routed individually through the Stage 2 EXs built-in effect units. Turning the effects on and off, and controlling the routing is easily done by a touch of dedicated buttons, readily accessible at the bottom of each effects unit. The Nord Stage 2 EX has a dedicated Effect Section for each of the 2 slots.

88 Key Keyboard Case with Wheels

Bags of Space

The semi rigid keyboard case is great for most 88 key keyboards with ample room and plenty of internal padding. As well as this, all accessories such as sustain pedals, cables, power supplies and music can be stored in the three external pockets, meaning you only have to carry one bag around with you wherever you go.

Lots of Protection

As well as the 25mm of foam padding on all six sides of the case, all edges have been reinforced with a high quality and durable piping, that prevents splits and tears. A leatherette finish around the top and bottom of the case also protect against scuffs that could otherwise damage a fabric gig bag

Easy to Transport

There are a number of solutions for carrying this keyboard case around. Two comfortable carry handles and an included shoulder strap allow the keyboard case to be moved around freely and easily. This case features two wheels at the bottom of the case with a carry handle at the top meaning that even heavy and cumbersome keyboards can be carried around without any strain or discomfort.

Features

Nord Stage 2 EX 88 Fully Weighted Stage Piano

Piano Section

  • State of the art sample-based acoustic and electric pianos
  • Advanced string resonance (gen 2)
  • Long release options
  • Dynamic pedal noise via optional Nord triple pedal

Organ Section

  • B3 tone-wheel simulation
  • Vintage 122 rotary speaker simulation
  • Faithful simulations of Vox and Farfisa drawbar settings.

Synth Section

  • 380 MD for the Nord sample library
  • Powerful classic analogue, FM and wavetable synthesis
  • Arepeggiator
  • Unison mose
  • Master clock

Global Features

  • 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

Keybed - Hammer Action

  • The EX 2 88 keybed uses top-of-the-line fully weighted portable weighted hammer action piano keys. Perfect for electric and acoustic piano sounds, but also works great for organ playing. Key range A-C.

88 Key Keyboard Case with Wheels

  • Lightweight case for 88 key keyboards
  • Heavy duty fabric and piping
  • 25mm protective piping
  • Built-in wheels for easy transportation
  • Protects against superficial damage
  • Two comfortable carry handle
  • Shoulders straps for carrying over shoulder