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#1594537 - 01/10/11 09:32 AM Any news on a new Nord Stage?
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Has anyone heard any news about a new Nord Stage coming out anytime soon?

Just curious. The next DP I buy will be a Nord. I like how they don't use menus, and you can access everything right on the board itself. Not to mention that they sound great and you can download new sounds from their website.
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#1594550 - 01/10/11 09:50 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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Nord is supposed to be announcing *something* on Thursday, no one knows what yet. So maybe...

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#1595369 - 01/11/11 01:55 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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Does anyone have any recruited spies at Nord?

I need to know if there's a new Nord Stage coming out this Thursday???

I bet Wikileaks knows, after all Julian Assagne has been to Sweden, but I doubt he wants to head back there...

Come on Nord, I know you monitor this forum, so spill the beans already!!!!!
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#1595372 - 01/11/11 02:03 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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FFS man go down a bottle of NyQuil or something. When you wake up it will be Thursday.

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#1595396 - 01/11/11 02:28 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: drexel]
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Thanks for your concern drexel but I do not have a cold.
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#1595632 - 01/11/11 09:22 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
brojd Offline
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The same second they give the Nord Stage half pedaling and 512mb memory I'll be the first in line to buy one.
Very few instruments has inspired me so while playing around with it, and if it wasn't for the half pedaling feature missing I would have bought it already instead of the Rd-700NX which I recently purchased.

This is my first post ever on the forum after a couple of months of lurking btw, and a lot of thanks to you all who helped me with my choice of DP. (The above mentioned Rd-700NX)
I'm not really a beginner when it comes to music since I making my living out of writing songs and singing/performing them, but high-end DP's was a somewhat new area to me and this forum helped a lot.
Anyway, cheers and thanks from Sweden for a very friendly and easily navigated forum! smile
/ Joakim

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#1595680 - 01/11/11 10:53 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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Welcome to the forum Joakim!

BTW, +1 on an updated Nord Stage... I'm rather hoping for an updated Elecro too, but I guess we'll find out soon enough! wink

James
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#1595699 - 01/11/11 11:45 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
PianoZac Offline
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Will there be any updates to the Nord Piano 88? Or is still too new? I guess one of the major advantages of Nord instruments is the ability to upload and update with new and better samples.
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#1595700 - 01/11/11 11:47 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: PianoZac]
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Originally Posted By: PianoZac
Will there be any updates to the Nord Piano 88? Or is still too new? I guess one of the major advantages of Nord instruments is the ability to upload and update with new and better samples.


They just came out with the new downloadable Bosendorfer sample for it.

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#1595748 - 01/12/11 01:27 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
Siriosys Offline
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I'm certainly keeping a very close eye on the Nord site and scouring the web for any tidbits as I plan to 'upgrade' my RD700SX in the near future.

To really get me to purchase a Nord Stage, the memory in them is sadly lacking and needs a bump from 256 to 512Mb or preferably 1Gb. This is especially the case if trying to use the newer XL samples such as the Bosie one just released prior to Xmas.

I can't help but wonder if the 'XL' will become Nord's gold-standard for Samples so that's certainly going to put a strain on available capacity in existing compatible instruments.

I think the Piano is probably a bit new for an update yet, although it would be very nice to see a little product refresh sneaking in somewhere.
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#1595762 - 01/12/11 01:58 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Siriosys]
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After I hit the Marriott to check the Yamaha stuff on the way into Namm on Friday, the AM&S booth is my next destination.

Curious here to see if the new Stage is indeed a reality. That was one reason I just returned my loaner Nord Piano to AM&S after 3 months. I love the NP but still need to be able to do the LH bass/AP splits sometimes.
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#1595769 - 01/12/11 02:14 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Dave Ferris]
Siriosys Offline
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Dave,

The need to play bass with my left hand is the primary reason i haven't parted with my RD700SX. I'm a bit torn as I really really want that Bosie sound without the need for a PC based solution, but I can't have it without a bass-on-tap with a NP..........and the Stage's lack of memory irks me.

I can't help but wonder if they'll update the Wave as it hasn't had a refresh in a while.

And when pondering too much on various 'upgrade options' I'd almost jump for one of those if it had oodles of memory and supported the Nord Piano library - using the RD700SX's keyboard of course..................but then I'd have 3 keyboards!............maybe that's not a bad thing.
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#1596324 - 01/12/11 08:23 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Siriosys]
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#1596340 - 01/12/11 09:01 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
Kawai James Online   content
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
WOW!

Do want!

James
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#1596343 - 01/12/11 09:11 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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I think it may be time to sell EVERYTHING!
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#1596357 - 01/12/11 09:37 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
Kawai James Online   content
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Agreed - that's a dream board!

Curious about the new rotary speaker sim too!

James
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#1596375 - 01/12/11 10:18 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: voxpops]
Siriosys Offline
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**FOR SALE**

1 x Roland RD700SX - Only 1 careful owner. Inlcudes 2 Abyssinian Cats and a Wife. grin grin grin
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#1596382 - 01/12/11 10:23 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris
http://keyboardmag.com/article/clavia-releases-nord/January-2011/126295

I assume the action will be at least be more piano friendly, similar to if not exactly what's on the Nord Piano.


I only played a Stage EX 76 briefly, but thought it was probably the best "compromise" action I'd played. I haven't played a Nord Piano yet. But I would guess they will use the same action on the new Stage as on the previous Stage models. I would think they would still want their most piano-like action on the Nord Piano... the Stage is still just as much an organ as piano and needs to be playable for that as well.


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#1596404 - 01/12/11 11:05 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
Mr Romance Offline
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Ok, this is the board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want to buy a MP8II?????

I will buy this board ASAP!!!

I am in love!!!!

Nord puts all these other high rolling companies to shame!!!!!
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#1596463 - 01/13/11 01:08 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
drexel Offline
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Quote:
and a completely user-replaceable piano memory


Thank you Nord.

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#1596497 - 01/13/11 02:06 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Siriosys]
Chris G Offline
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
Originally Posted By: Siriosys
**FOR SALE**

1 x Roland RD700SX - Only 1 careful owner. Inlcudes 2 Abyssinian Cats and a Wife. grin grin grin




Are the cats friendly?

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#1596666 - 01/13/11 11:17 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
Mr Romance Offline
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Has anyone heard any pricing information on the new Nord Stage 2?
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#1596670 - 01/13/11 11:20 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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Registered: 11/02/08
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Loc: Europe, Poland
New Stage has:


500MB for piano section
380MB for other samples (like mellotron, chamberlin)
and will be available in February!

It gives you sum of 880MB. Still, Korg's 4GB is much more smile

http://www.nordkeyboards.com/main.asp?tm=Home
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#1596675 - 01/13/11 11:31 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
brojd Offline
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Seems like it's got the same pedaling functions as the Nord Piano aswell.
Can anyone confirm this?

And now I've gotta sell my brand new Rd-700NX frown

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#1596677 - 01/13/11 11:37 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
kiedysktos. Offline
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And Stage 2 can play any sample you previously prepared on the computer. Nice.

Other new thing, interesting:

(...) new Selectable Release feature. When Release is activated pianos use a slightly longer release, which is more suitable for legato playing. This important feature reflects adjusting the damper tension in an acoustic or an electromechanical instrument.
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#1596686 - 01/13/11 11:53 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: kiedysktos.]
Richard Stark Offline
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Originally Posted By: kiedysktos.
...Still, Korg's 4GB is much more smile
...


Its actually a 30gb SSD with 12GB of content... !

According to a source on the Korg forums .

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#1596694 - 01/13/11 12:10 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: brojd]
PianoZac Offline
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Originally Posted By: brojd
Seems like it's got the same pedaling functions as the Nord Piano aswell.
Can anyone confirm this?

And now I've gotta sell my brand new Rd-700NX frown

Yeah I kinda sorta feel your pain. I've got my RD700GXF up for sale on Craigslist and ebay for the Nord Piano 88.
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#1596707 - 01/13/11 12:41 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]
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The new Stage looks great...they are expensive but this one could be a one box solution for lots of players. Just a note about the action...as I understand it the Stage and Nord Piano have the same basic Fatar action (TP 40 do they call it?). The Nord Piano action is modified by Fatar according to Nord's specification but the only thing they change is the trigger point at the bottom of the key stroke...I believe you have to push the key down further on the NP compared to the Stage to make the note sound. This is a very minor mod and in every other respect they the same...or so I believe! Those with experience of both do seem to prefer the NP action for piano and piano related sounds but the Stage 2 is starting to look like a compelling product for some people.

Cheers,

Steve
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#1596708 - 01/13/11 12:45 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: EssBrace]
PianoZac Offline
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
The new Stage looks great...they are expensive Those with experience of both do seem to prefer the NP action for piano and piano related sounds but the Stage 2 is starting to look like a compelling product for some people.

Cheers,

Steve

I agree it looks really nice. But probably too expensive for me, plus I'm literally sold on the NP88. smile I'm trying as hard as I can to sell my RD700GXF...hurry up already!
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#1596736 - 01/13/11 01:36 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Richard Stark]
anotherscott Offline
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Originally Posted By: Richard Stark
Originally Posted By: kiedysktos.
...Still, Korg's 4GB is much more smile
...


Its actually a 30gb SSD with 12GB of content... !



The Korg's main piano sample is what's 4 GB. The Nord's biggest piano sample is 200 mb. But as they say, size isn't everything...

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