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Digital Piano Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 Full Review. Is it a good choice?

Clavia Digital Musical Instruments (Clavia DMI AB) is a Swedish manufacturer of virtual analog synthesizers, virtual electromechanical pianos and stage pianos, founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1983 by Hans Nordelius and Mikael Carlsson. Since 1995, Clavia’s keyboards have been branded Nord. Now, we are going to review the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88, one of the most popular choice by a sort of pianists in the world.It costs around €3.490/$4500/£3,175

  • 88 Keys with Weighted Hammer Action (The weight of the keys on an acoustic piano that digital pianos try to imitate to match the touch of a real acoustic piano. The keys in the high register are heavier and in the high register less. This is a different concept of sensitivity on the keyboard that serves to regulate the volume of the note. But a hammer action keyboard always has sensitivity on the keys.) keys
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120 Notes polyphony (Number of notes that can sound at once. This includes songs that sound at once. So if you play over an accompaniment sound, more notes will accumulate.)
  • Creative piano filters
  • Continuous transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.) Noise and Long-Release option
  • The powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator, Unison mode and Master Clock
  • Genuine B3, Vox/Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED Display for program and synth section
  • 4x Assignable audio outputs: 6.35 mm unbalanced jack sockets
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain pedal Jack input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • Rotor pedal jack
  • Organ swell pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar midi (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes) in/out
  • Usb to Host (It’s a more modern MIDI connector. MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a single click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store note information) Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 334 x 118 mm and a Weight of 19 kg
  • Sustain pedal
  • Includes dust cover, power cord and USB cable

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 and you can hear the different sounds of this piano.

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Now let’s compare the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 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 Stage 3 88 vs Clavia Nord Electro 6

Now, let’s compare the digital piano Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 which costs around €3.490/$4500/£3,175 and the Clavia Nord Electro 6 which costs around €1.775/$2500/£1,599

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

Clavia Nord Electro 6

  • 88 Keys with Weighted Hammer Action keys
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120 Notes polyphony
  • Creative piano filters
  • Continuous transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Pedal Noise and Long-Release option
  • The powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator, Unison mode and Master Clock
  • Genuine B3, Vox/Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED Display for program and synth section
  • 4x Assignable audio outputs: 6.35 mm unbalanced jack sockets
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain pedal Jack input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • Rotor pedal jack
  • Organ swell pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar MIDI in/out
  • USB to HOST Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 334 x 118 mm and a Weight of 19 kg
  • Sustain pedal
  • Includes dust cover, power cord and USB cable
  • 73 Keys with Nord Hammer Action Portable
  • Advanced Splitting and layering
  • Piano with Synth functions
  • 6 Split points with LED display
  • 1 GB Memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library
  • North C2D B3 Tone Wheel simulation
  • Principal Pipe Organ model
  • B3 Tone Wheel bass
  • Transposer
  • Leslie 122 Simulation of the North C2D
  • Extended polyphony, enought to play everything
  • Program selection with set-list function
  • Organise mode for rearranging programs and samples
  • Seamless transitions function. Professional transitions
  • Quick access to two-manual setups with the dual-organ mode
  • 9 LED pull bar
  • Holder for optionally available Half-Moon switch from Nord
  • All effects are in stereo
  • Tube Overdrive simulation
  • Vibe effect
  • reverb and delay effects separated
  • 2x Line-Out jack (L/R)
  • Monitor input mini stereo jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control and sustain pedal (not included)
  • Input for Rotary Speaker Pedal
  • MIDI In/Out
  • USB to Host
  • Dimensions: 1074 x 344 x 121 mm
  • A good weight of: 11,4 kg

And below a video of the Clavia Nord Electro 6

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Clavia Nord Electro 6 review

Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 vs Clavia Nord Stage 3 compact

Now, let’s compare the digital piano Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 which costs around €3.490/$4500/£3,175 and the Clavia Nord Stage 3 compact which costs around €2.990/$3600/£2,699.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

Clavia Nord Stage 3 compact

  • 88 Keys with Weighted Hammer Action keys
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120 Notes polyphony
  • Creative piano filters
  • Continuous transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Pedal Noise and Long-Release option
  • The powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator, Unison mode and Master Clock
  • Genuine B3, Vox/Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED Display for program and synth section
  • 4x Assignable audio outputs: 6.35 mm unbalanced jack sockets
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain pedal Jack input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • Rotor pedal jack
  • Organ swell pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar MIDI in/out
  • USB to HOST Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 334 x 118 mm and a Weight of 19 kg
  • Sustain pedal
  • Includes dust cover, power cord and USB cable
  • 73 Half-Weighted Hammer Action keys
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120-Voice polyphony
  • Creative Piano Filters
  • Continuous transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Pedal Noise and Long-Release Option
  • Powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis, arpeggiator, unison mode, and master clock
  • True to original B3, Vox / Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED display for program and synth section
  • 4 Assignable audio outputs: 1/4″ jack, unbalanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 1/4″ stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input mini jack
  • Sustain pedal jack – Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately). Sustain pedal not included
  • Rotor pedal Jack
  • Organ sill pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar MIDI in/out
  • USB to HOST Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions 1070 x 302 x 104 mm and Weight of 10 kg
  • Includes power cord, USB cable

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Clavia Nord Stage 3 compact review

Where to buy Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

 

Amazon

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  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

 

Thomann

  • Free Shipping.
  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • Leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalogue and information.
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