Reset a Nord Stage Classic Digital Keyboard

The Nord Stage is a digital keyboard or stage piano, manufactured by Clavia Digital Music Instruments of Stockholm in Sweden. The Nord Stage was unveiled in April 2005 at the Musikmesse music instrument convention in Frankfurt, Germany. A full-range, 88 weighted key version, the Stage 88, began shipping in July 2005; a 76 weighted key version, the Stage 76, was announced at NAMM in January 2006. The Nord Stage may be the ultimate in stage pianos! It’s a performance-oriented keyboard employing three totally different and independent sound engines, and based on technology used in the Nord Electro and the Nord Lead 3. Combining several types of sound generation in one instrument, Clavia’s Nord Stage harks back to the multi-keyboards of the 1970s.

According to several Nord Stage reviewers, some users have praised it for the excellent selection of acoustic and electromechanical piano sounds; Velocity mapping approaches perfection; Dual-panel design means two sounds from a single category can be layered and set up in splits; Nice rotary speaker emulation! Also, some users have complained it for the weighted keyboard ruins playing experience of organ sounds; not an ideal controller for the larger MIDI rig; Synth aliasing in top octave; The effects-routing options are restrictive.

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Factory Reset:

The only way to restoring a Nord Stage Classic to its Factory content by using the Nord Sound Manager and downloading a Restore file. The Restore files are named as Nord MODEL Factory Restore vXX revY. Please click HERE to downloading the Nord Stage Classic Factory Restore file from the Nord website.

To start restoring the Nord Stage Classic, first you should connect your Nord Stage Classic to the computer and launch the Nord Sound Manager. Then, click on the Restore icon in the Nord Sound Manager toolbar and a file browser will appear. Next, locate the downloaded file, select it and click Open. When a message a appears, click Restore to start initialization of the program.

Warning! When you execute this “Factory Reset” procedure, the all the content in the Nord instrument will be irrevocably replaced by the content from the Restore file. Do not turn off the Nord instrument or disconnect the USB connection while restoring is in progress. Be sure that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of “Reset a Nord Stage Classic Digital Keyboard” can help you.

Reference: Nord support