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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...

#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]  
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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

#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

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#1595699 - 01/11/11 11:45 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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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.

#1595748 - 01/12/11 01:27 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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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]  
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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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#1596340 - 01/12/11 09:01 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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WOW!

Do want!

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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]  
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Agreed - that's a dream board!

Curious about the new rotary speaker sim too!

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#1596375 - 01/12/11 10:18 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: voxpops]  
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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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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]  
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and a completely user-replaceable piano memory


Thank you Nord.

#1596497 - 01/13/11 02:06 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Siriosys]  
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Originally Posted by Siriosys
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1 x Roland RD700SX - Only 1 careful owner. Inlcudes 2 Abyssinian Cats and a Wife. grin grin grin




Are the cats friendly?

#1596666 - 01/13/11 11:17 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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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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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]  
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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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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.]  
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Originally Posted by kiedysktos.
...Still, Korg's 4GB is much more smile
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Its actually a 30gb SSD with 12GB of content... !

According to a source on the Korg forums .


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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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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.

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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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Originally Posted by Richard Stark
Originally Posted by kiedysktos.
...Still, Korg's 4GB is much more smile
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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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Originally Posted by brojd
Seems like it's got the same pedaling functions as the Nord Piano aswell.
Can anyone confirm this?


Yes, you can hook up the triple pedal unit.

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I wonder what has prevented Yamaha, Roland, Kawai, Korg, and Kurzweil to not pursue a similar product. They certainly have teh resources to do it. Can you imagine if you could buy a Yamaha with great piano action and access to a free sample library of their various pianos? Same for the others too...that would be very cool.


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If everyone really sells their DP's and buys the Stage 2 I'm sure the other manufacturers will be close behind!

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Originally Posted by drexel
If everyone really sells their DP's and buys the Stage 2 I'm sure the other manufacturers will be close behind!

Haha! I mentioned this to Essbrace. He and I are both former RD700GXF (I'm soon to be) and Nord (again, hopefully soon to be) users. If a lot of us started to jump ship, you can bet the major DP makers would not be far behind.


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Originally Posted by PianoZac
I wonder what has prevented Yamaha, Roland, Kawai, Korg, and Kurzweil to not pursue a similar product. They certainly have teh resources to do it. Can you imagine if you could buy a Yamaha with great piano action and access to a free sample library of their various pianos? Same for the others too...that would be very cool.


It's totally different approach smile people from Clavia work on new sample sets and OS updates all the time. Other brands have more comfortable system to announce new boards and don't make any minor upgrades between. And they sample piano once and release it in different models in years. Clavia makes new samples all the time - it's more focused on clients and working on brand opinion all the time.


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The "systems", "formulas" or whatever used by the different manufacturers are interesting but the most important question is, is the product right?...and Nord have just hit the spot with the Nord Piano. I have had most stage type DPs and I find I enjoy the Nord the most...this is certainly not due to any technical superiority but there is just something about their piano voices that makes them rewarding and enjoyable to play. I had/have huge respect for what Roland have achieved with the SN engine but I wouldn't go back to the Roland. For what it's worth at the moment I think the FP-7F is the most rounded product in Roland's current line up...another example of the product being just right.

Cheers,

Steve

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From my understanding the 4gig must be 'halved' to contain both the 'Steinway'D and 'Yamaha'C types or maybe theres even more variations which would cut down the memory for each further...no?

Sorry for this nonsence - a screen disapeared an I posted this in the wrong thread.

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Two great recordings there...Dave, yours sounds wonderful. I take your point about it not sounding so good near to the speakers but something that sounds that good through decent headphones like I'm wearing now must be intrinsically OK. I accept you don't think you have issues with your speakers and your CP5 performs better but even so, your recording sounds great to me (you got the stereo the wrong way round by the way).

What I particularly like about the Nord Yamaha sound (Studio Grand 2) is that it has the cleanliness and evenness of a Yamaha but none of the sterility/coldness that in my opinion blights Yamaha DPs...ironic that Nord do a better Yamaha than Yamaha do. The only Yamaha DP sound I like is the "soft CF" on the CP1 (don't know whether it is on the CP5 or 50), but even that can sound a bit soulless. It might just be that to my ears all Yamaha's reverbs are so clinical.

The classical piece is not my cup of tea and it is such a flurry of notes it's not easy to pin down the tonality of the piano (not easy for me anyway) and I'm struggling to decide which Nord voice (if any) he used there...it's not the Bosendorfer because it was uploaded before that voice became available and I don't think it's the Grand Lady D...I might be wrong but maybe he used a VST controlled from the Nord.

Cheers,

Steve

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Well in this video he says the 88 key will retail "roughly a little over $4,000."



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#1597401 - 01/14/11 02:02 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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Originally Posted by Mr Romance
Well in this video he says the 88 key will retail "roughly a little over $4,000."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9w5EZbVKCU

So that basically means dealer will be about the same price as the current Nord Stage - ~$3500. This is a very compelling instrument for $3500 or so. I'm still going with the Nord Piano though.


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#1597415 - 01/14/11 02:21 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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Originally Posted by Mr Romance
Well in this video he says the 88 key will retail "roughly a little over $4,000."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9w5EZbVKCU


sorry, eye skipped one post that rendered my post irrelevant....

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#1597829 - 01/15/11 04:41 AM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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Its bloody red ...again
I'd love Nords ...if they weren't stinking red ....


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#1598034 - 01/15/11 01:26 PM Re: Any news on a new Nord Stage? [Re: Mr Romance]  
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Red is a good color, it is unique.

Here is another video of the Stage 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73S-U9UTfR4


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