Nord announced its new flagship instrument line, the Stage 2 Series, at the 2011 NAMM Show.
The Nord Stage 2 features Nord’s latest sound generation technology in each of the piano, organ and synthesiser categories.
Here are the details:
The Stage 2 Series contains the latest piano sampling technology from the Nord Piano, including String Resonance, Dynamic Pedal Noise, and user-replaceable sample memory (twice the size of the Stage EX) compatible with the new Nord v5 Piano library.
The Stage 2’s Organ section features 3rd generation organ modelling derived from the C2 Organ, together with rotary speaker functionality. The Stage 2 has a new synthesiser section, with the genes of the Nord Wave.
Additional tone-generating options, an arpeggiator and compatibility with the Nord Sample Library. The Stage 2 has access to the existing library and, with the included Nord Sample Manager software, users can create their own sample-based programs.
The Nord Stage 2 is designed specifically for the professional performing musician, with a control panel and user interface designed to give immediate access to all key functions, as well as instant visibility of current settings. Single function controls, dedicated piano, organ and synthesiser sections, new Live Mode buttons, are all designed for ease-of-use.
In addition, the Stage 2 88- and 76-note versions feature a new keybed, designed to increase the instrument’s playability. Additional new features include MIDI over USB functionality, monitor input, midi sync. for the global master clock and master clock sync. for LFO, arpeggiator and delay.
The three Stage 2 models, Nord Stage 2 88 (88-note fully-weighted), Nord Stage 2 76 (76-note fully-weighted) and Nord Stage Compact (73-note semi-weighted) are expected to be available in February 2011.