CLAVIA - NORD> 2000 euros | > 2600 dollars

The Nord Stage EX comes in three different models, 88, 76 and Compact. The 88 and 76 both feature weighted hammer-action keyboards while the compact is equipped with a semi-weighted organ (waterfall profile) keyboard. Other than keyboard type and the number of accessories available, all three models share the same set of features. The latest version - the Stage EX - boasts an internal memory which is twice the size of the previous models. This allows you to bring even more pianos to each and every performance.

New features in Nord Stage EX

The Stage EX stems directly from the Nord Stage, but have gone through a major hardware change and also received a cosmetic makeover. The new features are:

- Increased memory capacity for the piano samples. The EX units have twice the internal memory capacity compared to the former models, an increase from 128 to 256 MB.
- The front panel sports a new color scheme.
- The Stage EX 88 and Stage EX 76 models have text printed on the front panel upper rim to indicate the position and function of the rear panel jacks. (The NS Compact EX will not have these labels, there isn’t room on the panel on this unit.)

The increased memory allows users to add more pianos from the Nord Piano Library, to bring an even greater selection of these sounds to each and every performance.

The Stage’s user interface is designed from a basic concept: All vital functions are represented on the front panel - easy to access, and never further away than a press of a single button. After more than 20 years of experience in designing instruments to be used by professional musicians, we know how important it is to make the technology completely transparent for the user. With the Nord Stage EX you only need to focus on your performance, which means never having to struggle with the technology.

Our patented Pitch Stick and Modulation Wheel are included for maximum musical expression. A top-of-the-line weighted hammer-action keyboard makes you feel that the Stage’s sound is balancing at the tip of your fingers, completely under your control. Our efficient Morph Grouping technique is also included, allowing you to assign sound and effects parameters to one physical controller.

All together, the Nord Stage EX is a musical, reliable, efficient, and roadworthy companion that delivers results, and provides the means to express your passion for playing.



- Master Level Control
- Wooden Pitch Stick
- Modulation Wheel
- 21 x 6 Program Locations
- 2 Live Buffers
- 2 Individual Panel Setups
- 3 Morph sources (Modulation Wheel, Control Pedal, Aftertouch)


- B3 Tone Wheel Organ-, Vox Continental- and Farfisa-models with full polyphony
- 9 Digitally Controlled Drawbars
- Percussion Controls
- Vibrato / Chorus Control
- 2-Part Multitimbral (2 manuals)


- 2 Acoustic Grands
- 1 Upright Piano
- 4 Electric Pianos (Mk I, i Suitcase, II, V)
- Wurlitzer A200 Electric Piano
- Clavinet D6
- Harpsichord
- CP-80 Electric Grand
- 40-60 Voices Polyphony
- 4 Selectable Velocity Curves
- Clavinet EQ Controls
- 2-Part Multitimbral


- Analog synthesis: 10 Modeling Waveforms - including Dual Saw, Hard Sync and PWM
- FM synthesis: 2 & 3 Operator FM Synthesis
- Wavetables synthesis: 77 waveforms
- 16 Voices Polyphony
- Unison Control - with no reduction in polyphony
- Timbre Controls
- Amplitude Envelope
- Modulation Envelope
- 12/24 dB LowPass Filter with Resonance
- 300 Memory Locations, 3 Categories
- 2-Band Equalizer
- 2-Part Multitimbral


- Level Control
- Zone (split assignment) Control


- Unit One: Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Pan, Wah 1, Wah 2, AutoWah
- Unit Two: 2 Flangers, 2 Phasers, 2 Choruses Delay - includes Ping Pong and Tap-Tempo Function
- Amplifier/Speaker Simulation: 3 types of Speaker simulations, 3-band Equalizer and Overdrive
- Rotary Speaker: selectable Speed and Overdrive


- Compressor
- Reverb - 5 Algorithms


- 88/76-models: Hammer Action Weighted Keys
- Compact-model: Medium Weighted Keys
- Aftertouch
- Supports 3 split zones with visual LED indication


- 4 Assignable Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
- Stereo Headphone Output - ¼", 6,35 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.
- 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
- IEC320 C7 power connector


- Owner’s Manual
- Sustain Pedal (Nord Stage 88 and 76 only)
- Power Cord
- USB Cord


- Nord Stage 88: 1297 mm (51"), 121 mm (4.5"), 334 mm (13")
- Nord Stage 76: 1132 mm (45"), 121 mm (4.5"), 334 mm (13")
- Nord Stage Compact: 1111 mm (44"), 102 mm (4"), 297 mm (12")


- Nord Stage 88: 18,5 kg (41lb)
- Nord Stage 76: 16,5 kg (36lb)
- Nord Stage Compact: 9,7 kg (21lb)

Reviews on Web

- Youtube (en)
- Harmony Central (en)
- MusicRadar (en)
- Musicians Friend (en)
- Sound On Sound (Stage 88) (en)
- Bonedo (Stage 88) (de)
- Thomann (de)


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