"The HP76 is a great addition to the Stage 2 range, which itself has some fine updates and tweaks. Already a great range, the Stage 2 is still one of, if not the, best out there, 10 /10”.
The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 is reviewed in the October issue of MusicTech magazine where it receives a 10 out of 10 overall rating and the magazine’s coveted ‘Excellence’ award.
“Describing the sounds on the Stage as great is a bit like saying a Lamborghini looks great”. Of course they are - Nord has been at this for years…"
“Combine this great feel with the astonishing onboard pianos, add the supplied sustain pedal, and you really can get incredibly detailed and nuanced performances”.
“But it’s what this section (Organ) allows you to with your sounds that counts; the digital drawbars let you change presets and filth them up, as so the effects - all in real time, all hands-on, fun and totally immersive”.
“The synth engine is based on Nord’s virtual analogue (one of the best out there)…Great sounds to start with, a great sampling engine, plenty of control over them and options to replace and upload more”.
“Overall, it’s hard to fault the EX HP76. It provides probably the best level of portability vs keyboard quality within the Stage range, so will be a popular choice. As for the range itself, those preset tweaks and extra memories refine an already excellent set of keyboards. Incredible sounds, enough control to dig deep into them and a superb, hands-on effects section”.
The full review can be found in the October issue of MusicTech magazine on sale now. The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 is also available now at £2899 RRP inc VAT.
Nord Keyboards are distributed in UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/nord