The Nord Stage 2 EX updates the flagship Nord instrument line with doubled memory for the Nord Piano Library, plus a fresh new color scheme. The outstanding factory bank includes 5 grand pianos, 7 upright pianos, 11 electric pianos, clavinet and harpsichords. The Nord Stage 2 EX features the award winning Piano, Organ and Synthesizer technologies combined with a user-friendly interface, a choice of premium keybeds and an almost obsessive level of quality control. The Stage 2 EX has three sound generating sections; Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, the Nord Stage 2 EX has 2 separate slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths at the same time for massive sonic flexibility. Dedicated single-function knobs control all vital functions, and the Pitch Stick and Modulation Wheel allow maximum musical expression. The efficient Morph Grouping technique is also included, allowing you to assign sound and effects parameters to physical controllers. The Extern Section allows any MIDI-connected gear to seamlessly integrate with the Stage 2 EX's built-in instruments. Zones, splits and layers are handled exactly as if the external equipment was a part of the Stage 2 EX itself. All settings are saved together with a program so advanced setups can be immediately recalled in real-time during a performance. The Stage 2 EX 88 features a Hammer Action keybed (key-range A-C) with Nord's electronic LED drawbars. The Stage 2 EX truly sets itself apart as an instrument for the professional performing musician.