Containing some of the most impressive and authentic sounds available to date, the Nord Stage 2 EX compact harnesses all of the powerful content that makes Nord so legendary when it comes to sound and presents it in a compact package that can be taken anywhere thanks to the excellent semi-weighted waterfall action keybed.
Some of the most respected sounds in the business
Ever since they released their first synth in 1995, Nord have been well known for their high quality sound synthesis and sample capability, which they have pushed the boundaries of ever since. The Nord Stage 2 EX features 3 sound sections, each focusing on the most demanded categories of players today: piano, organ and synth.
The piano section of the Nord Stage 2 EX has been created using the award winning Nord Piano as a starting point. By using the same cutting-edge sampling technology, every detail within the sampled pianos character has been captured for your use on stage or in the studio. The Nord Stage 2 EX is also compatible with the included Nord Piano library DVD.
The dedicated organ section features what many consider to be the most accurate digital recreation of a B3 organ, which has taken three generations of tweaking to get to this point. The incredibly accurate B3 emulation has been created by analysing every aspect of the original, and how it reacts during performance. Alongside the B3 emulation, there are also Vox Continental and Farfisa Compact emulations, as well as a C2 rotary speaker emulation. All of this controlled by draw buttons and LED bar graphs.
Finally, the synth engine contains approximately 380 Megabytes of analog synthesis, three operator FM synthesis and wavetable synthesis, and is compatible with the Nord sample library.
Flexible splits and layers
With the Stage 2 EX, you are able to use two sounds of each Section simultaneously - that's two Organ manuals, two Synths, and two Pianos. These can be combined in any split or layered configuration you wish. The Nord Stage 2 EX even includes string resonance and Dynamic Pedal Noise adding another dimension to the playing sensation.
The Nord Stage 2 EX's user interface is designed to give you instant easy access, and most features are never further away than a press of a single button or turn of a dial. With the Stage 2 EX you only need to focus on your performance and the power within this astonishing instrument will do the rest.
Manufacturer Nord Model Name Stage 2 EX - Compact Finish Red Dimensions (W x H x D) 1070 mm (42"), 104 mm (4"), 302 mm (12") Weight 9.7 kg (21.4 lb) General Master Level Control Wooden Pitch Stick Modulation Wheel 400 Programs - 4 Banks with 20 Pages each. Each Page has 5 Program locations Program Categories 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 Organ Section B3 Tone wheel Organ, Vox Continental and Farfisa models with full polyphony 9 digitally controlled Drawbars Percussion controls Vibrato / Chorus control Two Drawbar settings per program 2-Part Multitimbral (2 manuals) Piano Section 1 GB memory for Piano sounds Acoustic Grand Pianos Upright Pianos Electric Pianos Synth Pianos Wurlitzer A200 Electric Piano Clavinet D6 Harpsichords 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 2-Part Multitimbral Synth Section 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 Amplitude envelope Modulation envelope 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 2-Part Multitimbral Global Parameters Level control Zone (split assignment) control Effects 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 Master Effects Compressor Reverb - 6 algorithms Keyboard 73-key Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard. Range: E-E Aftertouch Supports 3 split zones with visual LED indication Connectivity 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 Included Accessories User Manual Power cord Nord Sample and Piano DVDs USB cord
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