Nord Stage 2 EX 88 Stage Keyboard

88-key Digital Stage Piano with Synth, Organ and Piano Sound Generators, and 1GB Memory for Nord Piano Library
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Ultra-light 88-key Stage Piano

With five grand pianos, seven upright pianos, 11 electric pianos and more, the Nord Stage 2 EX 88 stage piano is ready to gig. Nord enhanced the Stage 2 EX 88 with 1GB of memory for the Nord Piano Library, so you can load up even more amazingly realistic reproductions of a wide range of instruments. Right from the top panel you have easy access to Piano, Organ and Synthesizer sound generators, and you can use all three simultaneously to create huge, expansive sounds. With outstanding sound quality and ultra-light weight, the Nord Stage 2 EX 88 is an excellent keyboard for both stage and studio.

Nord Stage 2 EX 88 88-key Stage Piano at a Glance:
  • Excellent playability from the fully-weighted Hammer Action keybed
  • Piano, organ and synth sound engines onboard
  • Choose your favorite instruments from the Nord Piano Library
Excellent playability from the fully-weighted Hammer Action keybed

The Nord Stage 2 EX 88 sports Nord's fully-weighted Hammer Action keybed, giving you the true feel of a real piano. It's ideal for acoustic piano sounds, but the natural feel is well suited to electric piano and organs too. This keybed has a note range of A to C.

Piano, organ and synth sound engines onboard

From expansive grand pianos to searing synthesizer leads, the Nord Stage 2 EX 88 does it all. You'll be able to cover a wide range of musical styles in a single session, and a slew of dedicated function controls makes it easy to tweak your sounds until they're perfect for your application. You can even engage the piano, organ and synth sections simultaneously to create huge layered sounds.

Choose your favorite instruments from the Nord Piano Library

The Nord Stage 2 EX 88 boasts 1GB of memory for sounds from the Nord Piano Libary. This is Nord's collection of painstakingly emulated instruments including acoustic and electric pianos, harpsichords, clavinets, and much more. While the factory-included sounds on the Stage 2 EX 88 are outstanding, you'll be able to pick and choose even more from the Nord Piano Library.

Nord Stage 2 EX 88 88-key Stage Piano Features:
  • Digital stage piano with piano, organ and synthesizer sound engines
  • Fast and smooth feel from the 88-key fully-weighted Hammer Action keybed
  • 1GB of memory to add your favorite instrument sounds from the Nord Piano Library
  • Synth sections has 380MB of memory for the Nord Sample Library
  • Expanded instrument selection includes electric pianos, strings, voices, folk instruments and more
  • Extern Section allows you to integrate external MIDI sound modules as if they were part of the keyboard
  • Vital functions have dedicated controls so you can access them quickly
You're ready for any gig or session with the Nord Stage 2 EX 88!

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Hammer Action
Other Controllers 1 x Pitch Stick, 1 x Mod Wheel
Presets 400
Polyphony 40-60 Notes
Effects Yes
Audio Outputs 4 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Pedal Inputs 1 x Sustain, 1 x Control, 1 x Organ Swell, 1 x Rotor
MIDI I/O 1 x In, 1 x Out, 1 x USB
Height 4.7"
Width 50.7"
Depth 13"
Weight 40.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AMS-NSTAGE2-EX-88

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The Cadillac of Keyboards

I have tried a number of keyboards that would compare to this instrument and I find it the most versatile (loading, saving, creating patches, sound manager program) instrument out there. The action is great and the ability to layer and split works wonderful for me. The effects options very versatile as well and I love using the Ping Pong effect on Piano. As an old B3 player, having the visual drawbars is wonderful as well as the distortion option. I use the Extern option with MainStage 3 when I want other sounds or effects. The only thing I miss is having the ability to program a repeating chord ARP rather than just a series of notes or chord triggers.
Music background: Rock and Classically Trained

Great for gigging

I have been using a stack of keys for gigging - 60's and 70's covers and Alternative Folk. I had never been happy with the piano I was using so I finally broke down and bought this. Wow. Just wow. The pianos are pretty much spot on and the B3 emulation is great, as are the electric pianos. I played a gig this weekend and only took this one keyboard - It was everything I needed. This has a bit of a steep learning curve, as its architecture is a bit unconventional, but once that was overcome, it is a real workhorse. At first, I was skeptical of using a weighted hammer action keyboard to play organ sounds, but this works well. When playing organ, I barely notice that it is weighted. I own a B3 and Leslie, but I don't have enough friends to lug them around anymore. With the Nord, I really don't need to do so. Color me impressed and sold on this keyboard.
Music background: Too many years playing keys

Exactly wha tI was looking for

I have been doing more gigging lately and hauling around a pair of keyboards, but never quite happy with the piano and organ sounds I had. After reading about the Nord, I took the plunge. What a difference! The pianos are beautiful and the B3 is spot on. I own a B3 and a Leslie, but I don't have enough friends to haul that pair of monsters to gigs - the Nord, with the split organ keys works great. There is a fairly steep learning curve, but once you are over that, it makes total sense and is very easy to switch sounds in a live gig. I set up Live Mode with my favorites, so I can switch quickly. It is a bit pricey, but worth it.

First Class

We are a contemporary church in Eastern North Carolina and this has been a new edition to our stage pianos. We have seen it used at other large venue's across the world. I even saw it in the new Hillsong movie! This instrument is pro quality all the way. It is going to take us a while to fully understand it's capability, yet what we have figured out has all been top notch quality. This is also going to give us the capability to grow and expand as a praise and worship team.
Music background: Worship Pastor for over 10 years

It's true what they say about this Nord

I needed a great keyboard. Every professional musician recommended the Nord - As a classically trained pianist/organist I was finally giving in to the digital world. Didn't need all the sounds and effects BUT was told I would learn to use and love them. I wanted a solid keyboard, action etc. and the Nord has that and much more. I am very glad I spent the extra money and got the Nord. Love working with Sweetwater too!
See also: Organs, Nord, Nord Electric Organs, Nord Digital Pianos, Nord Synthesizers