Swedish keyboard developer Clavia has announced a long-anticipated update to their flagship Stage series: the Stage 2EX, which debuted at this year’s Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Below is the official factory press release.
Nord Stage 2 EX
Press Release, Stockholm 13-04-2015
The Nord Stage 2 EX updates our award-winning Nord Stage 2 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 brand new Strings, Choir and Folk instruments.
NEW DOUBLED MEMORY FOR NORD PIANO LIBRARY
The Nord Stage 2 EX features 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library allowing you to bring even more of our unique sampled acoustic and electric pianos on stage.
NEW ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT 76-key model
The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 sports an ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-G) as found in the Electro 3/4/5 HP and Piano 2 HP models. Weighing only 12 kg (27,3 lb), this makes the Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 the most portable Hammer Action Stage instrument ever.
NEW IMPRoVED FACTORY SOUND BANK
The Nord Stage 2 EX features a brand new Factory Sound Bank with both new sounds in the Piano Library as well as a completely updated and refined selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library. We've also optimized our sounds allowing you to fit even more sounds without comprising playability. New sounds include:
Nord Piano Library:
DX Electric Pianos
Nord Sample Library
Great new Acoustic Strings (solo and ensemble), Female Choirs, Ethnic Stringed Instruments, Flutes and Woodwinds, Brass/Orchestra and Tuned Percussion sounds.
NEW FRESH NEW COLOR SCHEME
The Nord Stage 2 EX panel has been updated with a bright orange color scheme.
The Nord Stage 2 EX comes in three models:
- The Nord Stage 2 EX 88 features our top-of-the-line fully weighted Hammer Action Keybed (A-C) and weighs 18,5 kg (40,7 lb).
- The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 has the extremely lightweight Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-G), the same type as from the Electro 3/4 HP and Piano 2 HP and weighs only 12 kg (27,3 lb)
- Nord Stage 2 EX Compact features a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard (E-E) and weighs 9,7 kg (21,4 lb)
Apart from the keyboard type and the number of accessories available, all three models have identical features.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
All models shipping in May 2015 with pricing to be announced. Like all Nord keyboards, the Stage 2 EX is handmade in Sweden with meticulous attention to detail and quality control.
For more information please visit www.nordkeyboards.com/products/nord-stage-2-ex.