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Clavia Nord Electro 3 HP

Digital Piano from Clavia belonging to the Nord Electro 3 series

Monsieur Petrovna Monsieur Petrovna

« Exactly what I was looking ... and more! »

Published on 12/07/13 at 15:59
You can find the specifications on the Clavia site.
For me, a major advantage: the quality / weight ratio + a cover option and the keyboard are very well designed. (The price is forgotten, the light remains ...)

No electronic keyboard is perfect ...
In fact, everything depends on what you search.
For my part, it was very clear I needed a keyboard light, transportable in the train, etc ... which has a good touch "all terrain" with sound, which .... for jazz, classical, variety, etc ...
Let&#39;s agree that to the sounds of "keyboards", that&#39;s fine ... for synth sounds, it&#39;s really cheap ...

I&#39;m not a huge fan of touch (I much prefer the style of Yamaha S 90), but when it was not always roadies to carry the gear, it ends well by making some concessions.
To my knowledge, there is little - or no - keyboards 73 ratings that combine the technical quality of the game at such a reasonable weight.

UTILIZATION

Pouf: you plug and play.
Roughly speaking, there is a button function, so it&#39;s pretty simple and it works.
If you want to read the manual, it is very well done and you can discover a lot of useful features for the future.
Personally, I am very "plug and play", and I was immediately comfortable with the machine.
Something a little "blah" is to change the system sounds in the category "piano" bright cursor turns in the direction of clockwise 6 positions ... with a single button that must be pressed several times ... If you want to change her "the feeling" live, it is not very convenient. 1 button by category: acoustic piano, electric piano, harpsichord, etc ... like the good old Clavinovas would have been very welcome!
Then we can obviously edit a list of sounds that will be more direct access, but we must anticipate a little.

The issue is simple but again, with a bright 3-digit display, I think it is not very easy to not get tangled brushes.

Loading of sounds available on the site clavia is done very easily with my old Macbook and a usb plug.

The "North Manager" downloaded from the clavia site is clear and friendly enough.

However, memory is really just too soon you want acoustic pianos ... There is then almost no room for anything else, except for organs and sampled sounds.










SOUNDS

I am that kind of musician who accompanies many very different shows, in often a little "roots" ... One day, it&#39;s a jazz session, then a young audience show, then a residence with a dance company, etc ... and as I&#39;m not a star, I often manage to come with me my instrument ...

That was for "My Life", talking about the sounds!

In general, acoustic pianos do the trick.
I&#39;ve heard better is the "Nord Piano" but it&#39;s bigger and it&#39;s heavier ... Here, the piano sounds together are a little "light" but it will.

Curiously, the sounds of pianos are often much more interesting: in clavia, there are many and they have a very specific color that works well in song or cabaret.

Rhodes is obviously beautiful, convertible at leisure effects.
Jazz or electronica, you can hardly ask for more.
Frankly, they are mega tops.
It seems almost obvious to say that since a priori, that is what we search for this model, but really, it does!

I do not really use the "electro acoustic" or clavinet, but they sound great.
Again, many possible sounds with the effects ...

Harpsichords are exceptional! Gorgeous! I unfortunately do not baroque, but I took it to improvise at home so they are hell ... And why not put the harpsichord in fashion? as in "Come on-a my house" by Rosemary Clooney ... (The taty George! What else?)

The samples ... There are tons on the site clavia!
Difficult to explore everything! .....
Back to "My Life" ... :
You go with your Electro 3 to repeat a show.
A priori, it is "piano" all along ...
Then the director tells you: "Here, I would like to sound spacey, blue, green, with pink stripes ...."
An internet hit and knob and you can offer him something that will look like.
Frankly, it&#39;s the "Swiss army knife" of this Bécanne and there is plenty to do!
I used harps, bells, church organs, and some sheets for shows ...
Some wonders alongside really strange things (like, you say: but who will use that sound?!)
And all this to work with effects!
If you have a little time to yourself, you can tamper with the cool stuff ...

I bought the machine for piano and rhodes but there in these banks to operate sounds wonders!

Organs! Hammond, Vox, Farfisa:
HUGE things vintage! Jimmy Smith of The Doors, to my uncle - who was on an organ of baluche Philicorda ...
A universe in the galaxy! The other side of the bagpipes!

Organist, true, will find the "pseudo zippers" clumsy, the ridiculous "split" function, the infernal keyboard - plus, there&#39;s only one! etc ... But I think more and use "home studio" this time: there way to have a sound that really is flexible and with "pseudo zippers", effects, etc ...

Personally, I never had these sounds then under the fingers and I&#39;m really happy - although I do use live very rarely ... not too occasionally ...





OVERALL OPINION

I&#39;ve had a year and a half. Purchased through Cygnus Audiofanzine! + Cover + stand. Pack ultra top.

So I needed a good instrument rehearsal, easily transportable weight + size (because he did not remember the 88 notes ...): it perfectly meets my expectations even more! - And I lugged with pleasure in the train from Brest to Toulouse, Lille to Nice, via Bourges ... in the metro paname too!
Well, sure, you need a good amp or a good system to check that can make the full extent of his talent ...

Finally, we can find better sound, better keyboard, etc ... in clavia or other brands ...
The problem is then the size, weight, budget, etc ...
Everyone does not have the means of "Pink Floyd" on tour!
The Electro 3 HP north is still expensive - and rare occasion.
It must be able to afford it, it is clear!
But for me, I do not think depreciate as quickly and especially take as much fun playing it in rehearsal, on stage, at home ...

It became for me an instrument of stage and home studio.

At the risk of repeating myself, this is my "Swiss Army knife" can take it anywhere and he had to meet in many styles.

Yesterday, I made a replacement in a Dixieland group and I was glad to take chorus almost comfortable on an instrument that had not smashed my vertebrae before.
When I started doing gigs, there are more than 20 years do the little guys! I coltinais an instrument to sound very encouraging that weighed almost 40 pounds .... An instrument as North was "the future of the future!"
I dreamed so ... I found from ...

But all this is still "My life" ....

See for yourself ....




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