Representing a stunning new take on the famous Stage series, the Nord Stage 2 SW73 is the company's flagship instrument line. Utilizing Nord's very latest sound generation technology in the three categories of Piano, Organ and Synthesizer combined with a well thought-out, user friendly interface, a choice of premium keybeds and an almost obsessive level of quality control, the Stage 2 truly sets itself apart as an instrument for the professional performing musician. The Nord Stage 2 is compatible with the Nord Sample Library and also the Nord Sample Editor software that lets you create your own sample instruments, for infinite possibilities. Combined with Nord Piano Library compatibility the Nord Stage 2 is an instrument that offers huge expandability. The Stage 2 SW73 features Nord's Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard. It has three sound generating sections, Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, up to two sounds from each section can be combined in a single program for massive sonic flexibility. All this with an amazingly user-friendly interface where all vital functions are only button away. The Nord Stage 2 has been given the "MusicTech Excellence" award and "Future Music Platinum Award". It was also awarded the MIPA award for "Best Stage Piano" at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in April 2011.