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Nord Stage 2 Digital Piano Review

Nord is well-known for its attention to detail and high standards, and the Nord Stage 2 HA88, 88-Key Hammer Action digital stage piano is not different. This world-class red hot masterpiece comes loaded with incredible features and sounds nord stage that will surely bring out the best in you as a musician.

It comes with a 88-key keyboard fully equipped with weighted hammer action keys, which is an advantage to professional performers as it assists in easing the strain on their joints and hands. The response and feel of this keyboard are comfortable and natural, allowing you to play expressively, particularly on the piano and organ. Here are some of the features you’ll find in this stage piano: sample library, dynamic pedal noise, and a huge variety of super sounds and effects, all in one robust and versatile machine. Not to mention that this piano is a MIPA award winner for the best stage piano.

Product Description of Nord Stage 2 HA88, 88-Key Hammer Action Digital Stage Piano

Music Library

The Nord Stage 2 is compatible with Nord’s sample library. It comes jam packed with great stuff, containing more than 1000 top quality sounds from different sample producers. It’s regularly updated to ensure that you get the best and freshest sounds currently available in the market.

In addition, this stage piano has a sound library that comes with integrated software known as the Nord sample editor. It’s very important in that it permits you to create or edit your own sample and sound instruments, thus offering endless possibilities.

This masterpiece also has a piano library that’s packed with an amazing selection of superior sounds. It’s worth noting that the piano library sounds have been recorded on special high-tech equipment. This puts the Nord Stage 2 piano ahead of competition in the global market of digital pianos.

User Interface

The user interface of the Nord 2 Stage is designed with you in mind; it’s very user friendly, especially when it comes to performance. It provides flexibility and efficiency; with the push of a button; you’re able to operate any program you want nord stage 2with ease. Also, it’s layered and split capabilities allow you to customize the sounds to your preference.

Sound Generation

The Nord Stage 2 HA88, 88-Key comes with 3 sound generation sections. They include Organ, Piano and Synthesizer. All of them can be used concurrently, as independent units. You can also combine up to 2 sounds from every section in one program to get that massive sonic flexibility.

The three sound generation instruments above can all be routed individually via the built-in effects of the Stage 2. Controlling the routing, as well as turning the effects on and off is easy. You can find dedicated buttons at the bottom of each effect, which you need to press to either turn them on or off. Nord has also incorporated its latest sound technology into this Stage 2 digital piano, giving it more sample and program memory.

Piano

Having evolved from the Nord’s multiple award-winning piano, you can only expect excellence from the Stage 2 HA88. A great aspect of the piano section which can’t go unnoticed is its Selectable Piano Release function. When you activate this feature, you get releases that are slightly longer, which is great when you’re playing legato. It is also compatible with the Nord triple pedal (optional) that adds unsurpassed dynamic pedal noise to your playing. The result is amazing expressiveness and realism.

Organ

The organ of Stage 2 uses Nord’s third-generation B3 organ model, and is considered by a majority of users to be the most precise B3 emulation ever.

Synthesizer

Nord Stage 2 has a brand new synthesizer engine that’s very powerful. It was built from Nord Wave’s DNA, and is able to synthesize classic analogues, 3 operators FM, as well as Wavetable. It’s also compatible with the Nord Sample Library that contains numerous songs, giving users access to a huge variety of free world-class sounds. The famous music samples from Chamberlin and Mellotron that were previously available only to users of Nord Electro 3 and Nord Wave, are now available in this amazing stage piano.

Keyboard

Stage 2′s keyboard comes with four configurable TRS outputs, monitor output, as well as a USB port. It has weighted hammer action keys that help to ease the strain on your joints, especially when playing repeated notes rapidly.

Pros

  • Elegant- the red hot color adds to its beauty.
  • Weighted hammer action keys, help to ease the strain on joints and hands.
  • Produces very high-quality sound.
  • Quite movable, weighing slightly above 40 pounds.

Cons

  • Limited menu display.
  • A bit expensive.

Overall, the Nord Stage 2 HA88, 88-Key Hammer Action Digital Stage Piano is a great product worth buying for professional performance.

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