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Digital Piano Clavia Nord Piano 4 Review Complete Is it a good choice?

The Nord Piano is a digital piano developed in Sweden by Clavia. Although Nord Pianos are sample players that can play any of the sounds in the Nord Sample Library, their main purpose is to replace the electronic or acoustic piano.

Let’s take a look at the history of this digital piano:

  • In 2010, the original Nord Piano is released, it has 88 hammer action keys, an effects section with effects such as reverb and amp simulations. It also has some unusual features designed to make the piano sound more realistic, such as a simulation of unplayed strings that resonate in sympathy with the strings played, and samples of the pedal noises. Up to 120 programs in 24 banks can be used, with a total of 500 MB of RAM available for sampling.

  • Then in 2012, the Nord Piano 2 will be launched. The main differences are that Nord Piano 2 adds a second section of samples dedicated to playing non-piano samples in layers with the piano sounds or by splitting the keyboard.

  • In 2016, Clavia released Nord Piano 3, which includes an improved 88-key keyboard and expanded memory (1 GB dedicated to piano samples, with 256 MB dedicated to additional samples).

  • The Nord Piano 4 was presented physically in 2018 and on the web on April 11, 2018 by the manufacturer. Some of the enhancements to the previous model include: 120 voice polyphony, creative piano filters, seamless transitions, 7 split points with optional crossfades, a 512 MB duplicate memory for the sample section synthesizer, refined organization mode, and a numeric keypad mode for direct program access.

On this occasion we will analyze the Nord Piano 4 Digital Piano, which is one of the most used professional digital pianos in Spain in recent times, has a price of ? 2399 and the following features:

  • 88-key weighted keyboard with sensitive keys (You can adjust the volume of the note depending on how you press it. And it is different from the weighted keyboard that is the weight of the keys on a piano) to the touch
  • It imitates very well the hammer mechanism of an acoustic piano and has a TRI-SENSOR system called Virtual Hammer-Action
  • Display screen with improved visualization (very remarkable). We are talking about one of the most purchased professional stage pianos
  • 1 GB memory storage for sound library (various piano and other instrument sounds) Nord Piano
  • 512 MB in memory for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • 120 notes of polyphony (Number of notes that can be played at once. This includes accompaniments that also consume notes. So if you play over an accompaniment, more notes will be added) and 30 extra for the synth part
  • Optimized and easy management of programs and samples
  • Numeric Pad mode for super-fast live program selection
  • Layer and Split functionality (dividing the keyboard into two different instruments) in the three keyboard registers
  • Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels
  • nord Triple Quality Pedalboard including of course the sustain pedal (The sustain pedal of a piano or keyboard serves to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key)
  • All effects in stereo
  • Three types of reverb effect (Reverb Effect) with Bright option
  • Mini-jack monitor input very useful for live performances
  • 1 Jack helmet output
  • 1 JACK input for the pedal board
  • Also a Jack TRS volume pedal input
  • Midi input and output (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect your keyboard to your computer, record a sound track, and with certain programs click through what you’ve played to musical notes on a score. MIDI tracks store the information of the musical notes) conventional
  • It also has USB MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • With the pedal it weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car.
  • It has a power cable, the triple pedal board and a lot of software with extras on DVDs

 

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Now that we have listed and described the features of this keyboard, there is no better way to do so than to take a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Clavia Nord Piano 4 and you can hear how its different sounds sound.

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Now let’s compare the Clavia Nord Piano 4 with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

Clavia Nord Piano 4 vs Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

First we will have the comparison with two digital pianos from the Swedish brand Clavia: the Nord Piano 4 which as we have already mentioned has a price of €2399/$2999/£2,199 and the Nord Stage 3 88 which has a price of €3490/$4499/£3,185, with a small difference of €1091, we will see their differences and similarities in their functions and performance in the following section:

  • Both digital pianos have a weighted keyboard with 88 keys which in turn have touch sensitivity. The keyboard of the Clavia Nord Piano 4 has a Triple Sensor, helping to have a more realistic sensitivity, compared to a real acoustic piano. The keyboard of the Clavia Nord Stage 3 has an Aftertouch function, which allows you to have more control over the sensitivity when you lift your finger from a key. Counterweight refers to the weight of the keys of a real acoustic piano, which in the low register has heavier keys while in the high register has lighter keys. When we talk about sensitivity we mean that when we press a key with force it sounds louder than another one we press with less force.
  • In terms of sounds, we find that the Nord Piano 4 has 400 preset sounds, we have 1Gb for the Nord Piano Library with a polyphony of 120 voices, and 512 Mb for the Sample Nord Library with a polyphony of 46 voices. The Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 also has 400 preset sounds, and offers 2Gb for the Nord Piano Library with 120 notes of polyphony, and 480 Mb for the Nord Sample Library with 34 notes of polyphony.
  • The functions that characterize the Clavia Nord Piano 4 are Numeric Pad mode, Layer and Split functionality in all three registers of the keyboard, Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels, Triple Pedal quality Nord Triple Pedal, All effects in stereo and Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • The features that characterize the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 are Creative Piano filters and effects, very smooth transitions between sounds. String Resonance (Gen 2), Noise Pedal and Long-Release option, Powerful synthesizer capabilities with Subtractive, FM, and Wavetable synthesis, Arpeggiator function, plus modes. Master Clock and Unison and includes modes for the famous B3, Vox/Farfisa and Main Pipe organs very similar to the original and simulates the Vintage 122 Leslie.
  • In connections we have, the Clavia Nord Piano 4: Monitor input minijack very useful for live, 1 output jack headphones, 1 input jack for the pedalboard, also a volume pedal input jack TRS, input and output conventional MIDI. While the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 has: Stereo Headphone Jack Output, 1 Monitor Mini-Jack Input, Input for sustain pedal which supports Triple Nord Triple Pedal not included, Input for Rotor Jack Pedal. It also supports organ, switch and control pedals with stereo jack, DIN MIDI type input and output, and ICC c14 type network cable.
  • Both digital pianos have the USB MIDI function, which allows them to be connected to a computer to be used as MIDI controllers in a music production or composition program.
  • In weight and measures the Clavia Nord Piano 4 has a weight of about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car and a 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, and the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm. The Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 weighs 19 kg and measures 1287 x 334 x 118 mm.

Here we find two digital pianos with excellent performance and functions of a professional digital piano. However, as their names indicate, the Clavia Nord Piano has mainly digital piano functions in its range, while the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 has piano functions, organ functions and generally more instruments, not just piano functions. Both have excellent functions and features, so with neither you will make a mistake, however the price increase of more than 1000 Euro is worth it when we look at the functions offered by the Stage 3.

We are going to put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Clavia Nord Piano 4

Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

  • 88-key weighted keyboard with touch-sensitive keys
  • It imitates very well the hammer mechanism of an acoustic piano and has a TRI-SENSOR system called Virtual Hammer-Action
  • Display screen with improved visualization (very remarkable). We are talking about one of the most purchased professional stage pianos
  • 1 GB of memory storage for Nord Piano sound library
  • 512 MB in memory for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • 120 notes of polyphony and 30 extra for the synthesizer part
  • Optimized and easy administration of programs and samples
  • Numeric Pad mode for super-fast live program selection
  • Layer and Split functionality in the three keyboard registers
  • Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels
  • nord Triple Pedal quality which of course includes the sustain
  • All effects in stereo
  • Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • Mini-jack monitor input very useful for live performances
  • 1 Jack helmet output
  • 1 JACK input for the pedal board
  • Also a Jack TRS volume pedal input
  • Conventional MIDI input and output
  • It also has USB MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • With the pedal it weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car.
  • It has a power cable, the triple pedal board and a lot of software with extras on DVDs
  • Digital stage piano with synthesizer functions and 88 touch-sensitive weighted keys. We’re talking about the red keyboard you’ll see in any professional keyboardist’s music video. It’s very popular
  • 2 GB memory storage
  • 120 notes of polyphony
  • Creative Piano filters and effects
  • Transitions between very fluid sounds. No perceived pause
  • Large section with piano sounds, it’s really a freak
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Noise Pedal and Long-Release option
  • Powerful synthesizer capabilities with Subtractive, FM, and Wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator function
  • has Master Clock and Unison modes
  • includes modes for the famous B3, Vox/Farfisa and Principal Pipe organs very similar to the original
  • It also simulates the Leslie Vintage 122
  • OLED display for Program and Synth sections
  • 4 assignable audio outputs Jack (for whatever you want and they are asymmetrical)
  • Stereo Headset Jack Output
  • 1 mini-jack input for monitor
  • Input for sustain pedal that supports triple Nord Triple Pedal that is not included
  • Input for rotor jack pedal
  • Also supports organ, switch and control pedal with stereo jack
  • DIN MIDI input and output
  • Also USB MIDI
  • ICC c14 type network cable
  • a weight of 19 kg with measurements 1287 x 334 x 118 mm
  • It includes a case and although it does not have a triple pedal, it comes with a very acceptable Sustain pedal. It also comes with Nord Samples and piano DVDs and USB cable

First a video comparison between these two models:

And now a video of the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

Clavia Nord Piano 4 vs Clavia Nord Electro 6 HP

We will proceed to analyse again two digital pianos of the Clavia brand, the Nord Piano 4 which is priced at €2399/$2999/£2,199 and the Clavia Nord Electro 6 HP with a price of €2.139/$2999/£1,955, which as we will see later each one has specific functions for the area for which they were created, let’s see their face to face:

  • The Clavia Nord Piano 4 has a weighted keyboard with 88 keys which in turn have touch sensitivity, plus Triple Sensor, helping to give a more realistic sensitivity, compared to a real acoustic piano. The keyboard of the Clavia Nord Electro 6 HP has a 73-key weighted and sensitive keyboard with Nord Hammer Action Portable technology. Counterbalance refers to the weight of the keys of a real acoustic piano, which in the low register has heavier keys while in the high register has lighter keys. When we talk about sensitivity, we mean that when we press a key with force it sounds louder than another one we press with less force.
  • In terms of sounds, we find that Nord Piano 4 has 400 preset sounds, we have 1Gb for the Nord Piano Library with a polyphony of 120 voices, and 512 Mb for the Sample Nord Library with a polyphony of 46 voices. The Clavia Nord Electro 6 HP offers 8 preset sounds and 1GB of memory storage for the Nord Piano Sound Library, and 512MB of memory storage for the Nord Sample Sound Library with a maximum polyphony of 120 notes.
  • The functions that characterize the Clavia Nord Piano 4 are Numeric Pad mode, Layer and Split functionality in all three keyboard registers, Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels, Triple Pedal quality Nord Triple Pedal, All effects in stereo, and Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option.
  • The features that characterize the Clavia Nord Electro 6 are Split and dual functions in all sections of the keyboard, 6 split points with LEDs as indicators, Nord C2D B3 Tone Wheel Simulation, Pipe Organ Model main functionality, Leslie 122 Nord C2D simulation, Seamless Transitions system, New Dual-Organ mode that allows quick access to two manual settings, 9 physical handles, Support for the Nord Half-Moon-Switch, Effects come all in stereo, Tube Overdrive and Vibe organ effect, both in stereo, Reverb effects, Separate reverb delay effects.
  • In connections we have that, the Clavia Nord Piano 4: Monitor input minijack very useful for the live, 1 output of headphones Jack, 1 input JACK for the pedalboard, also a volume pedal input Jack TRS, Input and output conventional MIDI. While the Clavia Nord Electro 6 has: Minijack with monitor input, Headphone output, Input for control pedal, sustain pedal, Rotary Speaker pedal, which is an effect pedal with rotary speakers, loop recording. MIDI input and output.
  • Both digital pianos have the USB MIDI function, which allows them to be connected to a computer to be used as MIDI controllers in a production or music composition program.
  • In weight and measurements, the Clavia Nord Piano 4 weighs about 20 kg, making it portable, but with a car and a size of 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, and the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm. The Clavia Nord Electro 6 88 weighs 19 kg and measures 1287 x 334 x 118 mm.

Again, two excellent digital pianos with functions that are exclusive to certain instruments or areas, the Clavia Nord Piano has functions mainly for the piano, although it also has a memory of 512 Mb for samples of different instruments. The Clavia Nord Electro, as its name suggests, has synthesizer functions and an interesting effect that we find in a few other Clavia models, the Rotary Speaker, or Leslie, which is a rotary speaker simulation to give a “Chorus Analog” effect in our different sounds. According to your needs and budget you will make the best decision.

We will put the characteristics of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Clavia Nord Piano 4

Clavia Nord Electro 6

  • 88-key weighted keyboard with touch-sensitive keys
  • It imitates very well the hammer mechanism of an acoustic piano and has a TRI-SENSOR system called Virtual Hammer-Action
  • Display screen with improved visualization (very remarkable). We are talking about one of the most purchased professional stage pianos
  • 1 GB of memory storage for Nord Piano sound library
  • 512 MB in memory for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • 120 notes of polyphony and 30 extra for the synthesizer part
  • Optimized and easy administration of programs and samples
  • Numeric Pad mode for super-fast live program selection
  • Layer and Split functionality in the three keyboard registers
  • Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels
  • quality Nord Triple Pedal which of course includes the sustain
  • All effects in stereo
  • Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • Mini-jack monitor input very useful for live performances
  • 1 Jack helmet output
  • 1 JACK input for the pedal board
  • Also a Jack TRS volume pedal input
  • Conventional MIDI input and output
  • It also has USB MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • With the pedal it weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car.
  • It has a power cable, the triple pedal board and a lot of software with extras on DVDs
  • 73-key weighted, sensitive keyboard with Nord Hammer Action Portable technology
  • It is a synthesizer keyboard with very powerful functions for live
  • Split and dual functions in all sections of the keyboard
  • 6 points to make Split with LEDs as indicators
  • 1GB of memory storage for the Nord Piano sound library
  • 512MB of memory storage for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Nord C2D B3 Tone Wheel Simulation
  • Main functionality Pipe Organ Model
  • The Leslie 122 simulation of the Nord C2D
  • Enough polyphony to play anything you want
  • Setlist function for program selection
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • New Dual-Organ mode allows quick access to two manual settings
  • 9 physical shooters
  • Support for the Half-Moon-Switch from Nord which is not included with three speed settings: slow, high and fast
  • The effects all come in stereo
  • Tube Overdrive and Vibe organ effect, both in stereo
  • Reverb Effects
  • Separate reverb delay effects
  • Double line output Jack for live playing without injection box
  • Minijack with monitor input, great also for live
  • Hull exit
  • Input for foot control
  • Sustain pedal input
  • Input for Rotary Speaker pedal, which is an effect pedal with rotary speakers, loop recording, …
  • MIDI input and output
  • Also comes with USB (MIDI)
  • A weight of 11.4kg makes it a great stage piano-synthesizer

And now a video of the Clavia Nord Electro 6

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Clavia Nord Electro 6.

Clavia Nord Piano 4 vs Roland RD-2000

Now we have to analyze the following digital pianos: the Clavia Nord Piano 4 which, as we have already mentioned, has a price of €2399/$2999/£2,199 and the Roland RD-2000 which has a price of €2.290/$2599/£2,090. Because of its functions, we could catalogue it as a WorkStati0n and it is a direct competitor of the Clavia. We will then see their similarities and differences in the next section:

  • Both digital pianos have a weighted keyboard with 88 keys which in turn have touch sensitivity. The keyboard of the Clavia Nord Piano 4 has a Triple Sensor, helping it to have a more realistic sensitivity, compared to a real acoustic piano. The keyboard of the Roland RD-2000 has a weighted keyboard of hybrid construction molded from part of the actual mechanism of a piano. With wooden and plastic parts, giving a greater simulation of an acoustic piano keyboard.
  • In terms of sounds, we find that the Nord Piano 4 has 400 preset sounds, we have 1Gb for the Nord Piano Library with a polyphony of 120 voices, and 512 Mb for the Sample Nord Library with a polyphony of 46 voices. The Roland RD-2000 offers 1113 sounds including mythical acoustic pianos and something we don’t find in many equipments, in one of its sound engines (since it has two) a total polyphony, that is to say without limit of notes. And the second SuperNATURAL engine with 128 notes of polyphony.
  • The functions that characterize the Clavia Nord Piano 4 are: Numeric Pad mode, Layer and Split functionality in all three registers of the keyboard, Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels, Triple Pedal quality Nord Triple Pedal, All effects in stereo and Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • The functions that characterize the Roland RD-2000 are Eight knob controls and nine slider controls to control the sound parameters, you can split into 8 different zones and configure each one with the instruments and programs; of course layer function. Two holes to expand the amount of sounds that you can download from Roland’s website, 100 configurations that you can program to recover in a single click, Lever for traditional Roland’s tone and modulation and two assignable wheel controllers and 2 assignable controllers like Picth Bend or whatever. A brutal amount of effects with the typical reverb, chorus, etc, several stereo pedal ‘damper’ or sustain inputs, fc1, fc2. A very complete team.
  • In connections we have that, the Clavia Nord Piano 4: Monitor input minijack very useful for live, 1 output of headphones Jack, 1 input JACK for the pedalboard. Also a TRS Jack volume pedal input, conventional MIDI input and output. While the Roland RD-2000 has: MIDI connectors (in, out1, thru/out2), USB port for external storage, Stereo Headset Jack Output, and Stereo Line Jack and XLR Output.
  • Both digital pianos have the USB MIDI function, which allows them to be connected to a computer to be used as MIDI controllers in a music production or composition program.
  • In weight and measurements, the Clavia Nord Piano 4 weighs about 20 kg, making it portable but with a car and a size of 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, and the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm. The Roland RD-2000 weighs 21.7 kg and measures 1412 x 367 x 140 mm.

With a difference of 300 euros, we find a close comparison between both equipments. Both offer a great amount of sounds, effects, functions, both piano and other instruments. However, they also have differences that cannot be ignored. The Roland RD-2000 has two aspects that it excels in: its keyboard with hybrid technology of wood and plastic, taking the simulation to another level and its total polyphony in the sound engine specified in for piano sounds, this is not found in all the equipment, but rather it was a decision only made by Roland. There is no doubt that Clavia’s are battle pianos, and that their popularity among professional musicians gives us total confidence, but this Roland offers us certain curious features that may make more than one person think.

We are going to put the characteristics of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Clavia Nord Piano 4

Roland RD-2000

  • 88-key weighted keyboard with touch-sensitive keys
  • It imitates very well the hammer mechanism of an acoustic piano and has a TRI-SENSOR system called Virtual Hammer-Action
  • Display screen with improved visualization (very remarkable). We are talking about one of the most purchased professional stage pianos
  • 1 GB of memory storage for Nord Piano sound library
  • 512 MB in memory for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • 120 notes of polyphony and 30 extra for the synthesizer part
  • Optimized and easy administration of programs and samples
  • Numeric Pad mode for super-fast live program selection
  • Layer and Split functionality in the three keyboard registers
  • Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels
  • quality Nord Triple Pedal which of course includes the sustain
  • All effects in stereo
  • Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • Mini-jack monitor input very useful for live performances
  • 1 Jack helmet output
  • 1 JACK input for the pedal board
  • Also a Jack TRS volume pedal input
  • Conventional MIDI input and output
  • It also has USB MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • With the pedal it weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car.
  • It has a power cable, the triple pedal board and a lot of software with extras on DVDs
  • Molded hybrid construction weighted keyboard with part of the actual mechanism of a piano This synthesizer piano is very popular, although not as popular as the Nord Stage or the Yamaha Genos
  • 2 sound engines and advanced real-time control possibilities
  • The acoustic sound engine is very very real and total polyphony
  • Second supernatural engine with 128 notes of polyphony
  • Eight knobbed wheel controls and nine slider controls for sound parameter control
  • You can split into 8 different zones and configure each one with the instruments and programs you want
  • Of course layer function
  • 1113 sounds including mythical acoustic pianos
  • Many vintage tones sampled in near-analog quality
  • Over 1100 sounds from other wind instruments and everything you need
  • Two holes to expand the amount of sounds you can download from Roland’s website
  • 100 settings you can program to retrieve in one click
  • Lever for traditional Roland pitch and modulation and two assignable wheel controllers
  • 2 assignable drivers like Picth Bend or whatever you want
  • USB MIDI output
  • Stereo Jack and XLR line output
  • a brutal amount of effects with the typical reverb, chorus, etc
  • Stereo mini-jack input
  • Several stereo ‘damper’ or sustain inputs, fc1, fc2
  • MIDI connectors (in, out1, thru/out2)
  • USB port for external storage
  • Stereo headset jack output
  • AC power input jack
  • A weight of 21.7 kg and dimensions of 1412 x 367 x 140mm (width x depth x height)
  • Powered by Jack and does not include a sustain pedal or built-in speakers

And now a video of the Roland RD-2000

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Roland RD-2000.

Clavia Nord Piano 4 vs Yamaha CP4 Stage

As a last comparison we will have the following digital keyboards: the Clavia Nord Piano 4 which as we mentioned before has a price of €2399/$2999/£2,199 and the Yamaha CP4 Stage which has a price of approximately €1500. We will then see their face to face in the next section:

  • Both digital pianos have a weighted keyboard with 88 keys which in turn have touch sensitivity. The keyboard of the Clavia Nord Piano 4 has a Triple Sensor, helping to have a more realistic sensitivity, compared to a real acoustic piano. The keyboard of the Yamaha CP4 Stage has high quality Natural Wood Graded Hammer touch sensitive keys, i.e. wooden white keys. Giving a better simulation to those of a real acoustic piano.
  • In terms of sounds, we find that the Nord Piano 4 has 400 preset sounds, we have 1Gb for the Nord Piano Library with a polyphony of 120 voices, and 512 Mb for the Sample Nord Library with a polyphony of 46 voices. The Yamaha CP4 Stage offers 433 sounds and 128 notes of polyphony.
  • The features that characterize the Clavia Nord Piano 4 are Numeric Pad mode, Layer and Split functionality in all three registers of the keyboard, Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels, Triple Pedal quality Nord Triple Pedal, All effects in stereo and Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option.
  • The features that characterize the Yamaha CP4 Stage are Sound generation engine SCM and AWM2, 11 effects including reverb, chorus, etc, Pitch Bend Wheels, Modulation Wheel, 4 Zone Split Function and Dual or Layer Function. Plus 2 sustain pedal inputs included and 2 controller pedal inputs.
  • In connections we have that, the Clavia Nord Piano 4: Input of monitor minijack very useful for the live, 1 output of headphones Jack, 1 input JACK for the pedal. Also a TRS Jack volume pedal input, conventional MIDI input and output. While the Yamaha CP4 Stage has: Stereo line jack outputs and Headphone output, in addition to conventional MIDI.
  • Both digital pianos have the USB MIDI function, which allows them to be connected to a computer to be used as MIDI controllers in a production or music composition program.
  • In weight and measurements the Clavia Nord Piano 4 weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car and a size of 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, and the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm. The Yamaha CP4 Stage weighs 17.5 kg and measures 1332 x 161 x 352 mm.

This is a somewhat unfair comparison, on the one hand the Clavia with all its sounds, effects and functions. And on the other hand a Yamaha that offers a modest amount of sounds, effects and functions, which are to a great extent less than those of the Clavia, but as a point of difference in favor it has a keyboard with real wooden keys, which help the valuation of this equipment, that although it is not bad, by increasing the difference of almost $600 we would get a much more complete and versatile digital keyboard as the Clavia Nord Piano 4.

We will put the characteristics of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Clavia Nord Piano 4

Yamaha CP4 Stage

  • 88-key weighted keyboard with touch-sensitive keys
  • It imitates very well the hammer mechanism of an acoustic piano and has a TRI-SENSOR system called Virtual Hammer-Action
  • Display screen with improved visualization (very remarkable). We are talking about one of the most purchased professional stage pianos
  • 1 GB of memory storage for Nord Piano sound library
  • 512 MB in memory for the Nord Sample sound library
  • Sound changes without any interruption in the sound. This is the Seamless Transitions system
  • 120 notes of polyphony and 30 extra for the synthesizer part
  • Optimized and easy administration of programs and samples
  • Numeric Pad mode for super-fast live program selection
  • Layer and Split functionality in the three keyboard registers
  • Filters that allow you to customize the sounds to very advanced levels
  • quality Nord Triple Pedal which of course includes the sustain
  • All effects in stereo
  • Three types of Reverb effect with Bright option
  • Mini-jack monitor input very useful for live performances
  • 1 Jack helmet output
  • 1 JACK input for the pedal board
  • Also a Jack TRS volume pedal input
  • Conventional MIDI input and output
  • It also has USB MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 121 x 340 mm, pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • With the pedal it weighs about 20 kg so it is portable but with a car.
  • It has a power cable, the triple pedal board and a lot of software with extras on DVDs
  • Weighted keyboard with high-quality touch-sensitive keys with Wood Graded Hammer standard. Very good indeed with the white wooden keys
  • 128 notes of polyphony
  • 433 sounds
  • Sound generation engine SCM and AWM2
  • 11 effects including reverb, chorus, etc
  • 128 Performances
  • Pitch Bend Wheels
  • Modulation wheel
  • 4 Zone Split function
  • Dual function or layer
  • LCD screen
  • Stereo jack line outputs
  • Hull exit
  • USB MIDI
  • Conventional MIDI
  • 2 sustain pedal inputs included
  • 2 inputs for controller pedals
  • a weight of 17.5 kg and dimensions of 1332 x 161 x 352 mm

And now a video of the Yamaha CP4 Stage

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Yamaha CP4 Stage

Where to buy Clavia Nord Piano 4

 

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