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Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby supersatish » 12 Apr 2011, 21:50

Hi All,

Just wondering if there are any rumors of a Stage 2 HP version? This would be ideal - all the features of the Stage, easier on the back, but more piano-like action than the Compact. They'd get my money!

-Thx,
Satish

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Nord Stage (Classic) 88
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby Hanon_CTS » 16 Apr 2011, 18:36

When I first saw this post, I wondered just how much lighter 3 keys could be, 73 verses 76?
According to the specs, the NE3 HP is almost 5.5 Kg lighter than the NS2 76.

They'd get more of my money too..
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby cleito » 16 Apr 2011, 19:50

Maybe the HP keys are something similar to those semi-weighted keys from the Kurzweil SP76/88
But, I just wish that they could make a 76 waterfall keys.
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby Burningkeys » 17 Apr 2011, 23:50

I think it's a similar technique that Roland start using a couple of years ago. Read the text about "Compact Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard" on this page...

http://www.roland.com/products/en/exp/P ... board.html
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby StefanAjax » 05 May 2011, 18:39

Has anyone asked Nordkeyboards about this? A Nord Stage 2 HP would be ideal for me (and many others).
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby Johannes » 05 May 2011, 18:47

+1!!
I am still undecided of which way to go. I really like the compactness of the COMPACT, but weighted action is sometimes missed. But I definitively need the multitimbrality and Synth Section so the NE3HP is not for me at the moment.
So a Nord Stage 2 Compact HP could be a great compromise. However, I doubt it is gonna happen this year. Probably they are quite busy getting the NS2s and now the NE3HP out, putting up production numbers, working on bug fixes etc. But maybe next spring??
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Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby Petrounic » 16 May 2011, 09:05

1+ Nord stage 2 HP!this is the perfect stage piano for me!!
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby sparre » 26 Oct 2011, 15:04

Hi!

I actually emailed Clavia and got a response on this very subject.
Thought I publish it here...


Hi,

We rarely give comments to suggestions like this, but I can tell you that much that we do not have any plans on a Stage model with HP keys at present state. Partly due to that it lacks aftertouch.

Best regards,
Tomas Johansson
Product Manager - Clavia DMI AB



On 23 okt 2011, at 16.20, <anders.sparlund@gmail.com> <anders.sparlund@gmail.com> wrote:

> Submitted from: 81.225.96.13
>
> User: X
> Description:
> Hi,
>
> I'm a keyboardplayer from Sweden.
>
> I would like to suggest the idea of making a Nord Stage 2 with HP keys, making it more light-weight.
>
> The demand for such a product seems to be high, reading from this forum thread:
> nord-stage-forum-f3/any-rumors-of-a-stage-2-hp--t620.html
>
> I am currently a Yamaha user but would change to Nord right away if there was a light weight Nord Stage created with the hammer action of the HP keys which I found really good and pleasing. However, the Nord Electro 3 HP lacks the synthpart as well as other preferences that I search for. This currently stops me from being a Nord user :-)
>
> Do you have any plans to create a HP version of the Stage 2 in near future?
>
> Would really appreciate an answer to this email :-)
>
> Best regards,
> X
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby anotherscott » 26 Oct 2011, 15:31

cleito wrote:Maybe the HP keys are something similar to those semi-weighted keys from the Kurzweil SP76/88

No, fully weighted. Like the Kurzweil SP4-8, but not like the semi-weighted in the SP4-7.

cleito wrote:But, I just wish that they could make a 76 waterfall keys.

I'd have settled for a 73 that went C-to-C instead of F-to-F. I just need that low E for left hand bass splits! I know they said they couldn't go to E because that key doesn't physically exist from their supplier, but high and low C keys definitely do, as they use them on their 61s...
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Re: Any rumors of a Stage 2 HP?

Postby anotherscott » 26 Oct 2011, 15:35

sparre wrote:Partly due to that it lacks aftertouch.

Well, aftertouch can be added to the mechanism they use in the HP, as I believe it is the same mechanism as in the Numa Nano, which has aftertouch. So while it's true that it could not be the *exact* same board as the HP, it could be a variation with comparable size and weight. (That said, I think the Numa Nano action does not feel as good as the NS2 action, but there's always going to be trade-offs...)
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