All user reviews of 5/5 for the Clavia Nord Electro 3 73
Doctor John's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent keyboard"
Keypad 73 keys
The keyboard is very intuitive, the software itself, the use of the manual is almost useless.
What about ...
I use it for 4 months now, I can finally give my opinion.
- Sounds amazing, to say the least
- Settings for
- Super Reverb, it surprised me a lot
- Accurate touch on the piano despite touching waterfall
- A multitude of samples on the official site, and all quality
- Software included for editing samples and organize sounds
- Weight (9kg!)
- Tone organs excellent
The - (there are few):
The waterfall-touch is still very, very light
-The ridiculous memory, their best piano sample does not fit there. Well it certainly is not for the piano, but quickly finds himself limited and want to test some sounds trigger the obligation to remove some ... And no memory expansion card. Damage.
-The price, but the quality pays.
Previously I had a cdp-200r and korg m50-88. Neither one nor the other arrived at the ankle electro. The one that I was able to compete for his piano sound is a Yamaha CP50. But North offers a variety and sound quality in its polyphony Yamaha has not to my taste.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Mr Raph's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The reference"
Level connectivity I regret that if we want out organs and pianos to different outputs are either forced to go in mono, two stereo outputs were independent foot.
The USB port allows only manage sounds, not to register such a shame.
Incredibly simple to use, everything is at hand: whether effects on / off or intensity, equalizer, gain, all settings for organ ... Finally a tool where you spend the most time playing and navigate menus in menus ...
The USB connection is really nice to classify sounds, rename, add, remove from ... It is an instrument "à la carte", personalized, in no time.
Small flat to access the different programs: that the inc / dec and A / B, suddenly it can be time to switch from one program to another, especially live example.
This is a killer ...
The organs are amazingly realistic ... whether B3, Farfisa and Vox. The leslie is great (although the drive get a bit cold when it is pushed but hey this is very widely playable), especially in the stereo headset is bleuffant
I just find it unfortunate that the keyclick that is adjustable in 3 positions (low / normal / high), a little more precision would have been nice.
Rhodes coupled with a twin reverb with a little overdrive and reverb room with 2/3 scary, it is the same with the Wurlitzer.
For the clavinet, which is nice is the 4 types of microphone position and the additional possibility of adjusting the brightness of the sound. We add the effect wha pedal hop and a D6 with a cry baby at the foot ... we broke fast, especially in groups.
Uprights are beautiful, also very realistic.
I do not use the pianos in this queuesur Clavie, by 80 against the CP is also very successful.
For samples, but it helps out good puisque'on can not modulate the sound, it's limited.
What can I say: great sound, great look, super light ... (Plus I got it at a great price).
I think this is a must for vintage keyboards, coupled with a stage piano (RD 300 NX for me), I have all the keyboards on hand, it's just huge.
And best of all: quality Swedish ... finish ... there was a real instrument.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
septimax31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ALMOST PERFECT! THIS ELECTRO 3"
Visiting my new favorite store and have tried a new keyboard
a very well known brand, I am left with a whim to test this great keyboard
Scarlet, new CLAVIA NORTH Swedish brand: The Electro 3.
In fact it seems the main competitor of the previously tested on both the red
dress the main panel and its ends, which are stamped
NORD ELECTRO 3.
At first sight, on the panel are easily distinguished the different parts
switches, potentiometer and adjust sliders for Organs, Pianos and Different Mellotrons
that the Electro 3 holds in its bowels. The red and sounds Clavia are they as igniters
Blondes that matches this unrecognized Sweden?
A big white button, the back panel initiates the contact with the beast .....
and the panel LEDs light up in one or two seconds.
The test can begin .......
Editing sounds is easy to like the Clavia Nord previously released,
and who wants a sound or a sound Rhodes Upright Piano follows the procession of figures
Bank's factory tuned.
Remains then to your ear and your fingers to sense the degree of his perfect
you chose, Organ, Piano, Rhodes and Wurlitzer Stage73, without forgetting
Mellotrons some editable in its thick, dense ..... to discover!
Electro 3 on the advantage of a "bank user" is valuable because it can stoker
remember the sound edited for your own compositions without having to reprogram
Useful in a concert or in studio for the time savings!
Rhodes almost perfect, with the attack and the grain 70 '
time of the famous Doors ..... or later trips by Donald Fagen ....
Very good textures, Roland SRX will take a hit!
Do not talk about Hammond, where there are all shades and hues
Jazz 50, 70 or Bluesy Rock Rock 80, Sounds of the G3, which swells up and scrapes
feel the vibration in mechanical fingers! Bluffing ..... catch fire quickly ...
NORD ELECTRO matches with these 3 ..... electrified!
G Mellotrons just tried but one or two agreements sufficient to Genesis
to discover density and roundness of dense samples .... seriously!
Tony Banks will throw his old JV990!
In summary, NORTHERN CLAVIA EECTRO 3 is a great showman
or studio for those who do not wish to take the lead in the settings.
Fast downloads via the website dedicated banks of users is great!
a helping ordinary USB / / keyboard and voila .... you can go on stage!
Visual appearance, the beast is similar to previous care .... wrapping
panel brought to the level of organs and user settings / / System Edition.
Attention to this electro 3 there, and as the matches are out of fashion
for environmental reasons, do not electrify the North too ....!!
you who are located more southerly. (See FR regions)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
jfherts's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I do my difficult ... But a digital audio output would have really made me happy.
The keyboard keys are off-white: vintage! has given a certain charm ...
Use ergonomically gnrale trs. After a few minutes of use, we understand directly the logic of the machine. Trs is intuitive, almost all rglages are accessible in real time (same effects). No menus with submenus 456. J'apprcie, we feel that it is well thought trs ...
The touch you love it or hate it ... This is according to taste. But I think it is well suited for rhodes and organ sounds.
The app for the transfer of samples is very well also. Trs easy to use. Too bad the memory of the North is not more ... It's hard to sort out, there normment of sound quality for me.
What is impressive, it is the possibility of setting date for the libraries of samples. Everything is available on their website, and you can add or remove samples according to individual needs.
About the sounds:
- Pianos: I find it quite correct. I quite like the mdium, I find just the bass and treble a little too "small". It must be said that the touch is not IDAL for piano sounds. The very lack of expression for me. As a comparison, I have a Korg SP 100 o piano sounds are not specially ralistes (they are much more about the Nord Electro), but the expression is ... It was more dynamic game with the korg. Nordelectro with the "piano" is not enough pianos and "strong", not strong enough ... but only my opinion ...
I have all the same a little crush on the piano sound right <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />
- The rhodes / wurlizer: trs also pretty ... Anything. You can have four DIFFERENT rhodes (+ a thousand well rglages sr, speaker simulation, chorus, whawha, etc ...) There is a ct "fat" is int Ress. "Supertramp" has no more secrets!
- Organ: The B3 is really fabulous. You can really tailor the sound of the organ in real time even during a song: start slowly and finish with leslie howling good saturation and very dirty ... Bleuffant enough.
- Clavinet / trs mellotrons cohrents also. Other samples (strings, synths, ...) are fairly well in Russia.
Do not expect extreme versatility with this keyboard, but the few sounds he proposes are (I think) trsrussis. Particulirement the electric piano and organ.
I should also mention I love the sound balance (my ct ingson returning): some synths tend (on the organ sounds, for example) be tr s pervasive in the low notes (bass too present) and aggressive in parts of the spectrum. Here, the lower the B3 take their place and do not sound shrill mdiums ... I would say it anticipates some small sound systems that have aggressive tendencies be particulirement in mdiums / mdiums blast.
Ditto for the Rhodes: they sound fat without being blurry ... prsences good for them.
Most of the sounds are well balance.
(A little on the overall sound of pianos: Studio trs is good, but live there is a concern of expressiveness
Trs trs very good machine thinks.
It is not super versatile, but what a sound! Lgrement sound "fat" but prcis time.
This synth works well trs in its register, say anything ...
Trs ergonomics well thought (and it is nice to +...)
This is a keyboard that is not specially cheap but the quality is gnrale. No retrogression ...
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-echoes-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Trs easy to use, great ergonomics,
Manuel trs clear.
See résumé in global opinion.
As beginners in the week I finally rcupr NE3.
Well, well, we can say that a sound of thunder.
The acoustic piano sounds are trs suprieurs what I know of NE2 is the day and night.
On Rhodes, Clavinet wurli and is frankly excellent.
The organs are beautiful well above the NE2.
The Melotron, is a breath-ism, it is at the heart of the piece of legends (Strawberry field for ever, for example) is icing on the gteau regardless of their own sample.
The ergonomics are great thinking, management of the sounds is very practical, you can backup everything with the software is gnial.
The effects are good too dfendent trs, it means the taient NE2, they are much better on the NE3, indniable the advantage is to have a reverb.
To take advantage of NE3 I advise to have a sound (or amplifier) of good quality it MRIT!
We can also regret the absence of SETTING THE VLOC of the knobs a little more cheap (the rotation is less soft), a square look trs (got question, I ' liked the rounded edges) and still the transformer that Zonzon a bit.
If not for the rest everything is go, it's really an excellent sound that comes out of the BTE.
After 10 days of use I am more than pleased by this product!
1 people found this review helpful
Nrenier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It's a beautiful machine: it is already red, and that's class. After it's solid: metal + wood frame (plastic buttons). The keyboard is semi-weighted, very nice to play well for the type of sounds (rhodes + organ). Forall is (relatively) light: heavier than most synth korg X5D public as (at the time!) Or Roland Juno, but lighter than competitors in Hammond and Roland ...
You probably already know the principle:
an organ with three section models very very different: the mighty Hammond B3 tone wheel, and the Farfisa and Vox strident transistor. Note that you can do everything like the real: a volume pedal, double keyboard sounds ("registers") for each. The drawbars are electronic and become toggle buttons for Farfisa, like the original!
The organ is the Clavia C1.
a section for the piano samples: five categories (a tail, right, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and harpsichord / clavinets). Particular attention was paid to the clavinet which one can choose, like the original, the active pickups and filters. For each category, there are some sounds (between 1 and 5 different)
These are the Nord Stage pianos.
New: you can load samples of instruments (winds, strings, woodwinds, percussions ...). The samples come from the Nord Wave.
The great thing: all the sounds (piano and samples) can be replaced by what is found free on the Clavia site! Much better than the SRX expansion cards ruinous Roland!
Not good: not multitimbral, you can not play several different sounds simultaneously. This is consistent with the side "without concession" of this keyboard: it's true that there is a tendency, with the crisis and reducing the number of musicians in groups, to want to play three instruments at the same time synth, but given the size of the original (piano, organ and rhodes), a keyboard player could not play at the same time all this in real life!
The effects: it is more or less. Again, it is necessary to limit the effects of yesteryear, with few changes as possible: there are generally three levels "amount" for each effect, of increasing intensity, and knob above can change the speed. Personally, that's enough.
EDIT: the keyboard is sure to play the piano, it's not ideal. Historically, the "electro" in the North are more oriented to play the organ and rhodes, and "stage" are more suited to play piano (full keyboard + touch heavy). Have a keyboard light is essential to play the organ: it allows for the famous glissando and staccato effects of characteristics. The lightness of the keyboard is not at the expense of strength, and honestly, even for the piano, it does not bother me at all (I am trained pianist, and I also have a real piano at home).
Use: it is fun! No menu, no screen! Over time, I came to flee the small screens rotten 2-line that we put on all synths. For that matter, I prefer nothing at all, and buttons!
One can get the sound you want in 15 seconds lap top. So I do not use the presets and memories. We spend the next organ to piano with a button and the settings for each section are stored. You can also change a section if it is not active, for example I can prepare the piano sound is to follow while playing on the organ.
For each preset, there are 2 registers organ (keyboard "top" and "bottom") and a piano config saved. There are two banks (A and B), plus a bank "live" that records all as and to find the same settings in case of disconnection.
If you plug a second keyboard, as can be on the organ combo, the second key is the lower part. You can also split in two areas the keyboard to make the two keyboards in one.
EDIT: for changes in sounds, the utility is well done. However, shipments are time ... have more than 10 minutes to load a piano XL from the computer (USB 2). But once we spent a whole evening to test all the sounds available, a priori there is no need to repeat the manipulation, except in case of update ....
Basically, we enjoy. I tested the Electro 2, and I was not convinced, but there is one level above:
Organs: the best B3 I tested so far (I tested the Rolands VK and korg). I put the wheels in "vintage maxi + +", and we really feel like one's lifetime. Even when you do not touch anything, you can hear the machinery going up the volume! The clik are impressive: each note, the clik is different. The keyboard is very suitable for organ playing: when playing staccato notes are played back by the rebound of the! With the volume pedal, I'm having to redo "Lazy" by Deep Purple.
Keyboards: it's really good, but for sure there is severe competition from banks of sounds on a computer. The pianos are very nice to play, quite "musical", but his "base" (ie: I make a deal by itself) is not exceptional. Say it defends itself.
For cons, the Rhodes, the Wurlitzer: very good! The best I've tested it on a synth so far. Each model of Rhodes's personality, harmonics resonate well, and the mechanical response is very satisfactory. Also, one hears the sound back when you release the buttons.
Clavinet: I do not know her real well, but I think it is fairly well reproduced, especially since we have all the options of true. The harpsichord is grandiose, but I admit it's an easier instrument sampler.
The samples: it's a bit for fun, because it does not sound really. Also, it is necessary each time you select a sample set the shell (here, just attack and release), because by default, everything is in envelope "square". There are only two different attacks, and four different release mode + a "dynamic" which depends on the velocity. It is clear that the electro synth is not suited to this kind of samples. Say, it helps out.
Rotary is very good. The tremolo is fine. Simulations of staff / speaker: it can go, especially for the distos, which are nice, but it is far from great that simulations can be found on the gear of guitarists (the Line6 Pods of such ... ). Also, the effect is to add a bit of dough to the sound, but when you chose this kind of synth is that it clearly does not lead to the psy trance.
I could put "10", but I put "9" for the amp simulations improvement.
- After the latest updates, downloaded the latest versions of sounds: pianos XL are very good, and it goes up the quality significantly. I tested side by side versions medium and XL, and if it is very demanding on the piano, it's worth it. Ultimately, I prefer to have a piano XL rather than three different quality pianos "normal". I agree with the view of the mistral resonances, but it's just the case of all sampled pianos?
- For samples: Notice of mistral I was finally "enlightened", it's true that we should not expect realistic sounds, but rather sounds mellotrons to the famous times of the late the 70s, and yes, Genesis is a very good example! The "sample" should actually be called "mellotron", that way we know what we are talking about!
Well, I received it just in time for Noyel! It's a little advice to hot.
I love: The color, design, weight, keyboard, sound ... short, almost everything! Also, the ability to change the sounds to match the machine needs (I think eventually delete some grand pianos (no need to have 4!) To put a version of "XL" in memory with more details) .
Worst: Not multitimbral. I do not think that's a technical term, but the synth is not too crippled to walk on the Stage of flower beds. The samples: the problem is that there is no proper treatment to take advantage: for a sampled instrument sounds good, it must moultes ADSR, VCF, VCA, LFO and effects ... that this synth has not. So, even if the sounds are good in absolute terms, it's less serious compared to the level of other sounds.
quality / price ratio: it is in the high-end, so it's expensive, but worth the price I think. For lovers of old sounds, of course ...
I used one for 4 years Roland VR-760: very good machine too, which is the comparison with the electro3, but I changed to a simple reason: the weight! Looking back, there's nothing worse than leaving his instrument at home just because it's impossible to move without a (big) car. The beast was 20 kg (30 with the fly box) for 1m70 long. Here, I have just under 8 kg, with a cover bag-to-back: the foot! At the time, I had the choice between electro and VR-760 and I opted for the 760 because it was better in tone to the organs and pianos. Now I think that Clavia has caught on piano and the organ exceeds the Roland.
So great keyboard and electro again!
EDIT: notice after 2 months of use: it's always happy, nothing wrong, if it again, I'll buy 3!
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mistral_73's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The sites of the manufacturers will respond better than anyone!
Basically, keyboard specialist red monotimbral sounds "vintage".
The use of this keyboard is: a + button + one led by a potential function knob to dose.
I then spoke
that's it, I fell for the NE 3. Unfortunately, I did not have much time to spend right now.
That said, here are my first impressions hot:
The keyboard is ... soft in soft. I almost feel that you can do worse in terms of keyboard light. Fortunately, once you turn on the beast, he does a magic thing: the sound is so good that he manages to forget that damn touch. (Phew, we breathe).
Curiously, these are the sounds "exotic" which pleased me most, so I start with them!
Mellotron sounds are terrible! Obviously, this is very typical, but for people like me who love Genesis (the first time, of course), it's tripper to have the same sound on the album.
The Mellotron flute sound instantly recalls "Strawberry Fields" Beatles. (You'll understand that I am fond of times)
The harpsichord sound is stunning, especially the sound of friction triggered when you release the keys. I know it's not very modern, but hey, play a few Bach pieces on such an instrument provides a rare treat. (And there is also the harpsichord in the Beatles!)
There are several models Klavinet, but I can not draw a sound like "Superstition", unless you use the ready-made preset, which actually adds to its gross effects. (So that was it!)
Wurlitzer sounds are chilling, and make you want to replay the integral of Supertramp. And when you push the gain of a little knob of the amp simulation, but the sound gets dirty with a beautiful color ... and "What I'd Say" is a must! (Ray Charles).
And sounds of Rhodes then? Well, in the rough, they are a little bland, a little flat, as Klavinet (!). But the treatment is going well (tremolo, etc. ...), they become simply magical, sound like and what can be heard on the disc ... Do Clavia (sorry, North) has cracked the secret of his ultimate offering samples of core faithful but not very flattering, and treating the effects that apply? That's what I wonder.
Still, fortunately, there are "presets" that show what to use to ring keyboards simulated by the Nord Electro.
For the organ is a little like this: If we play the sorcerer's apprentice, moving dashes in all directions, and with a chorus set incorrectly, the chances are that it does not ring. Again, fortunately, the presets are there to lead the way!
I will finish by the piano: The piano sounds are ... confusing! Not that they are bad, far from it, but the vibrations and resonances are, well, strange, with one side very "live" very "scene" (I do not know how to explain it). And anyway, on a keyboard like this, I do not see much use trying to play the piano, at least not have another keyboard.
Important Note: There are no sounds of guitar, no bass sounds, no drum, no sequencer on the NE 3.
Ok, in the "samples", there are many brass ... but just to show we can do, not to use it!
And if not: No pitch bend or modulation wheel. But hey, who wants to make a bend on a B3, a Rhodes or a Klavinet?
The sounds of this keyboard, once properly adjusted, are simply sumptuous. (Well, say they sound better than their counterparts in such a pattern!). The presets provide a few ready-made and it is handy.
In terms of ergonomics, there is no simpler: A & led a button function (roughly).
This allows truly "build" his sound (!), But for my part, I must remain modest: For now, I better starting from the presets that I change some settings rather than the sounds in the rough.
Other than that, this keyboard is red and light, and includes an internal power supply. (No transformer)
So, when I have a little time, I will try to record some demos
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