Comparison Chart

 

NORD Stage 3

NORD STAGE 2 EX

Hardware

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Keybed

88-key Weighted

76-key Hammer Action Portable

73-key Semi-weighted

88-key Weighted

76-key Weighted

73-key Semi-weighted Waterfall

Keyrange A-C E-G E-E A-C E-G E-E

Outputs

4 (Configurable)

4 (Configurable)

Monitor input

x

x

Prg Change Pedal input

x

-

System

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2EX Compact

Programs

8 Banks x 10 Pages x 5 Programs (400 locations)

4 Banks x 20 Pages x 5 Programs (400 locations)

Live/Auto save programs

5 locations

5 locations

Song Mode

Yes, 8 Song List Banks with 50 Song entries each

-

Midi over USB

x

x

Split Keyboard

Yes, 4 zones

Yes, 3 zones

Crossfade between Split-points

Yes, with 3 crossfade widths (Large, Small or Off)

-

Piano Section

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX HA88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Piano Memory

2 GB

1 GB

Piano Locations

6 types x 20 models (120)

6 types x 9 models (54)

Piano Library Version

.npno v5

.npno v5

Piano Polyphony

120 (Stereo/mono)

40/60 (Stereo/mono)

Avdvanced String Resonance

x

x

Piano Filters

x

-

Selectable Piano Release

Yes, Dynamic

Yes, Dynamic

Pedal Noise

Yes, with Triple Pedal (optional)

Yes, with Triple Pedal (optional)

Dynamic pedal

Yes, with Triple Pedal (optional)

Yes, with Triple Pedal (optional)

Organ Section

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HA76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Organ Modelling generation

Nord C2D Organ

Nord C2 Organ

Principal Pipe Organ

Yes, Pipe 1 and Pipe 2

-

Organ Polyphony

Full

Full

Rotary Speaker Simulation

From Nord C2D - Source and On/Off independent per Slot

From Nord C2 - Global

Synth Section

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Synth Section

Lead A1 Synth Engine

Extended Subtractive with FM, Wavetable and Sample Player

Sample Playback

Yes, Nord Sample Library 3.0 support (.nsmp3)

Yes, Nord Sample Library support (.nsmp)

Oscillator Configurations

x

-

Oscillator Types

Classic, Wave, Formant, SuperWave and Samples

Analog, Wavetables, Samples

Sample Memory

480 MB

380 MB

Arpeggiator

Yes, with Master Clock synchronization

Yes, with Master Clock synchronization

Synth Polyphony

34 voices

18 voices

LFO

Yes, with Master Clock synchronization

Yes, with Master Clock synchronization

Effect Section

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Mod Effects

Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Auto Wah, Pedal Wah, Tremolo, Pan, Ringmod, Vibe

Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Auto Wah, Pedal Wah, Tremolo, Pan, Ringmod, Vibe

Effects Settings

Rate + Continuous depth

Rate + Continuous depth

Delay

Yes, with Amount, Dry/Wet, HP/LP/BP Feedback-filter

Yes, with Rate and Amount

Rate of FX / Synchronization

Yes, with MasterClock synchronization

Yes, with MasterClock synchronization

Eq

3 band, Mid sweep, LP24 and HP24 filters

3 band, Mid sweep

Amp/Speaker Simulation

Jc, Twin and Small with Overdrive

Jc, Twin and Small with Overdrive

Compressor Yes, with Fast mode - available for each slot Yes - Global

Reverb

Reverb (6 modes) and Bright mode - available for each slot

Reverb (6 modes) - Global

Dimensions

Stage 3 88

Stage 3 HP76

Stage 3 Compact

Stage 2 EX 88

Stage 2 EX HP76

Stage 2 EX Compact

Weight

19 kg / 41.8 lb

12.5 kg / 27.5 lb

10 kg / 22 lb

18.5kg / 41 lbs

12,4 kg / 27.5 lbs

9.7kg / 21 lbs

Width

1287mm / 50.7"

1122mm / 44"

1070mm / 42"

1287mm / 50.7"

1122mm / 44"

1070mm / 42"

Depth

334mm / 13"

347mm / 13.6"

302mm / 12"

334mm / 13"

347mm / 13.6"

302mm / 12"

Height

118mm / 4.7"

127mm / 5"

104mm / 4"

118mm / 4.7"

127mm / 5"

104mm / 4"