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Digital Synth from Clavia belonging to the Nord Stage series.

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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 06/03/06 à 08:26
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    Hello, I want a numeric keypad ... and I hesitates between two models: the PC2X Kurzweil and north internship 88. Someone he tried to tell me 2 that he or she thinks (what I'm looking mainly, it is mainly the piano sound!), so it is very difficult to go try a kurz when one lives in Paris (yes !!!) .on demos of two keyboards, the sound of the piano looks good ... maybe a little edge to last out (internship), but for touch, which has the touch as "heavy"? .dropoff window Are the keys in severe internship or kurz are heavier than in the treble?.
    Voil I qq'un that hopes to be able to help me in this difficult choice because I have hte one of these "beasts" at home and thus make the right......
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    Hello, I want a numeric keypad ... and I hesitates between two models: the PC2X Kurzweil and north internship 88. Someone he tried to tell me 2 that he or she thinks (what I'm looking mainly, it is mainly the piano sound!), so it is very difficult to go try a kurz when one lives in Paris (yes !!!) .on demos of two keyboards, the sound of the piano looks good ... maybe a little edge to last out (internship), but for touch, which has the touch as "heavy"? .dropoff window Are the keys in severe internship or kurz are heavier than in the treble?.
    Voil I qq'un that hopes to be able to help me in this difficult choice because I have hte one of these "beasts" at home and thus make the right choice ...

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    Hello, I want a numeric keypad ... and I hesitates between two models: the PC2X Kurzweil and north internship 88. Someone he tried to tell me 2 that he or she thinks (what I'm looking mainly, it is mainly the piano sound!), so it is very difficult to go try a kurz when one lives in Paris (yes !!!) .on demos of two keyboards, the sound of the piano looks good ... maybe a little edge to last out (internship), but for touch, which has the touch as "heavy"? .dropoff window Are the keys in severe internship or kurz are heavier than in the treble?.
    Voil I qq'un that hopes to be able to help me in this difficult choice because I have hte one of these "beasts" at home and thus make the right choice ...

    SONORITS

    Hello, I want a numeric keypad ... and I hesitates between two models: the PC2X Kurzweil and north internship 88. Someone he tried to tell me 2 that he or she thinks (what I'm looking mainly, it is mainly the piano sound!), so it is very difficult to go try a kurz when one lives in Paris (yes !!!) .on demos of two keyboards, the sound of the piano looks good ... maybe a little edge to last out (internship), but for touch, which has the touch as "heavy"? .dropoff window Are the keys in severe internship or kurz are heavier than in the treble?.
    Voil I qq'un that hopes to be able to help me in this difficult choice because I have hte one of these "beasts" at home and thus make the right choice ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Hello, I want a numeric keypad ... and I hesitates between two models: the PC2X Kurzweil and north internship 88. Someone he tried to tell me 2 that he or she thinks (what I'm looking mainly, it is mainly the piano sound!), so it is very difficult to go try a kurz when one lives in Paris (yes !!!) .on demos of two keyboards, the sound of the piano looks good ... maybe a little edge to last out (internship), but for touch, which has the touch as "heavy"? .dropoff window Are the keys in severe internship or kurz are heavier than in the treble?.
    Voil I qq'un that hopes to be able to help me in this difficult choice because I have hte one of these "beasts" at home and thus make the right choice ...
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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 12/21/08 à 12:01
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    I do not share your opinion on The Grand you described as "yuck." I made a CD with The Grand Chopin sells, including festivals, with music lovers. It was also broadcast on RTL to issuing Alain Duault. But I have not done trying The Grand, I worked 2 years with.

    About Garritan you find "more toc that" if the Steinway came with a 2 GB sound library in total so far, has just released a Garritan Steinway which occupies about 70 GB to him every single ( https://www.garritan.com/steinway.html). It seems to me that it does not sound bad (especially Chopin Scherzo I find very successful).

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    Benshon

    I do not share your opinion on The Grand you described as "yuck." I made a CD with The Grand Chopin sells, including festivals, with music lovers. It was also broadcast on RTL to issuing Alain Duault. But I have not done trying The Grand, I worked 2 years with.

    About Garritan you find "more toc that" if the Steinway came with a 2 GB sound library in total so far, has just released a Garritan Steinway which occupies about 70 GB to him every single ( https://www.garritan.com/steinway.html). It seems to me that it does not sound bad (especially Chopin Scherzo I find very successful).

    Apart from that, I thank you for your information about the poor quality demos found on the net and at about the Norstage piano sounds. I'll go try the headphone to have a better idea. Moreover, apart from a classic demo (Rachmaninov) other demos are not objective. The best test is to judge the sound of a digital piano, is to listen with a classic work, especially with loose phrasing rather than chords (always flattering). Preferably, listen to a classical work rather than romantic, eg Mozart. Sobriety and subtleties of a Mozart sonata will not forgive any weaknesses a scanned piano whose defects may be disguised by large plated agreements to which the reverb is added as salt on too bland dish.
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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 05/16/07 à 01:01
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    I have a Nord Stage keyboard which I am very satisfied, but I would like to know if someone already loaded the piano "Studio Grand XL Yam C7" which is 66MB and ncessite lib rer as flash memory. That's it really is very Superior to the other 2 which are installed at departure. Thank you.

    USE

    Great

    SONORITS

    Great

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    TB
  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 10/27/08 à 12:13
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    Here I play in a band reggae dancehall ragga for 2 years

    USE

    I need to change the keyboard because I currently possde a yam psr 6700.

    SONORITS

    What synth is rappocher o best of my musical style knowing that I want in a Better World Books has aqurir 900th.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Thank you all colb
  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 10/27/08 à 12:13
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Here I play in a band reggae dancehall ragga for 2 years

    USE

    I need to change the keyboard because I currently possde a yam psr 6700.

    SONORITS

    What synth is rappocher o best of my musical style knowing that I want in a Better World Books has aqurir 900th.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Thank you all colb
  • Nord Stage 88

    Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 10/26/10 à 15:00
    First off, this is NOT the EX model. This is the 2008 model that only offers 128MB of memory as opposed to 256MB, and the only other difference is the addition of the 'Resonance' switch on the piano channel to add damper sounds to the pedal. It's BRIGHT red, and pretty sexy to look at if I do say so myself. Everyone will notice you on stage, and people who know Nord will come up and congratulate you on merely PURCHASING one. It's a full 88-key keyboard, weighted (with hammer action and aftertouch, so it feels GREAT), and it fits into any 88-key case. As a musician, I've been playing keys since I was 4, and bass since I was in the 7th grade. It's been an amazing ride, and I've had......
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    First off, this is NOT the EX model. This is the 2008 model that only offers 128MB of memory as opposed to 256MB, and the only other difference is the addition of the 'Resonance' switch on the piano channel to add damper sounds to the pedal. It's BRIGHT red, and pretty sexy to look at if I do say so myself. Everyone will notice you on stage, and people who know Nord will come up and congratulate you on merely PURCHASING one. It's a full 88-key keyboard, weighted (with hammer action and aftertouch, so it feels GREAT), and it fits into any 88-key case. As a musician, I've been playing keys since I was 4, and bass since I was in the 7th grade. It's been an amazing ride, and I've had the opportunity to share the stage with some absolutely amazing musicians, such as saxophonist Tim Price, bassist Victor Wooten, drummer Poogie Bell, and guitarists Joe Negri, Ken Karsh, and Ron Anthony, guitarist for Frank Sinatra.

    I got it used for $2200, whic may have been a little much to pay, but it was the cheapest I could find one, and it sure beat having to haul a digital piano around. I got it because I needed a portable keyboard that did everything (organ, synth, strings, bass, pads, pianos, wurly, clav, e. piano, rhodes, etc.) and did it all WELL.

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    As always, I like the fact that the interface is all knobby and everything is laid out in a very precise and logical manner. Everything is sorted into Organ/Piano/Synth groups. Plus, every single paramater can be set to work for any one of the three or multiple at once. Much appreciated. Layering, splitting, storing, binding, creating, etc. is all done as easy as pie. I also love the redness of it. It really stands out from the crowd. The sounds themselves are absolute bliss, from the B3, Farfisa, and Vox Continental sounds all the way through all the pianos, amp modelings, Leslie models (which can also be applied to the pianos and synths!), all the way down to the reverb modeling. It even comes with it's own compressor, as well as an external controller panel for mixing that in along with organ/piano/synth sounds, which have their own individual volume settings. I also especially appreciate the modulation wheel and bend knob design. It's actually designed to let your thumb rest on the mod wheel and your first finger rest right in the groove of the bending knob, so that you can manipulate both at once very comfortably. WAY more awesome than ribbons or levers. It also sports 4 channels of outputs or two stereo sets, as well as a headphone jack that doesn't mute the main out (unless you want it to), and a full compliment of organ and expression inputs to control rotor speed, organ swell, and other midi and expression pedals. The software editor and the online sound bank also let you choose from hundreds of downloads of other pianos/organs/instruments to put on your Nord, so you're never without the exact tones you need for your gig. Last but not least, the action is absolutely fantastic for a 30-something pound piano. Yeah...only 30 pounds. WOW.

    Not much to say here. The bright red design might not be the best for concerts/recitals/musicals where the pit is visible, as it can be distracting in a more formal setting. The rotor speed on the leslie is only fast/slow. Some of the amp models sound a little thin. Oh, and $3400 is a little pricey for a keyboard, but I firmly believe this board is well worth it, even at that price.

    Don't let it get banged around. The red, much like black, will show scratches right away.

    Great, great, great, great, great, great board. I've wanted one for years now, and it's an absolute joy to finally have one. These are the best stage pianos on the market, even a head and shoulders above the Korg SV-1, which is, really, its only competition, and the Korg doesn't do anything that betters Nord. Not a thing. At all. I give it a 5, because I don't have the option to rate it a 10. It's that good.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Anonymous

    Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 09/05/05 à 11:55
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    Piano-style keyboard Fatar

    3 machines combined (organ / piano / synth)

    6 zones split

    orders of high-speed access

    sound "too good" but others will be charged later

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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 06/28/06 à 23:55
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    Semi-heavy keyboard with aftertouch 88 notes.
    -4 Pedals inputs, 4 audio outputs, two MIDI and it trhu, a USB port for loading and changing sounds of bones.
    -3 Types of organ: hadmond B3, Farfisa and Vox Continental-
    -4 Acoustic piano
    -3 Rhodes
    -1 Wurlitzer
    -4 Clavinet type
    Yamaha CP 80 -1
    -1 Synthtiseur multitimbral part 2

    etc ... for more information see the website of clavia

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is very easy as Trs all keyboards brand Clavia
    good ide on the north course as the Nord Lead 3 is the function that allows you to morph paramtrer and save a single Controller changeme twelve o'clock every possible course north Manir tr s fun.

    SOUNDS

    A 100%......
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    Semi-heavy keyboard with aftertouch 88 notes.
    -4 Pedals inputs, 4 audio outputs, two MIDI and it trhu, a USB port for loading and changing sounds of bones.
    -3 Types of organ: hadmond B3, Farfisa and Vox Continental-
    -4 Acoustic piano
    -3 Rhodes
    -1 Wurlitzer
    -4 Clavinet type
    Yamaha CP 80 -1
    -1 Synthtiseur multitimbral part 2

    etc ... for more information see the website of clavia

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is very easy as Trs all keyboards brand Clavia
    good ide on the north course as the Nord Lead 3 is the function that allows you to morph paramtrer and save a single Controller changeme twelve o'clock every possible course north Manir tr s fun.

    SOUNDS

    A 100% keyboard-vintage (Rhodes, Clavinet, Wurlitzer, CP80) + 4 + 1 beautiful acoustic piano synth best off of all of North SERIES lead.

    -The effects are spectacular and trs useful for the production of original sound.

    -The touch of the piano and trs and enjoyable a game is perfect mix between piano, organ and synth.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 weeks and I'm telling trs
    Jai apprci medium without the feet of the north course was the opening of the package only to find they taient option, so I take a point for the cot especially stingy Clavia this kind of product that even when rating high.

    Otherwise apart from this small lack, frankly there is no photo, it's the best keyboard I numrique possd.
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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 11/22/06 à 15:35
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    SPECIFICATIONS in other reviews, and the Clavia site;)

    UTILIZATION

    Use ultra-simple: almost one button per function

    SOUNDS

    I am primarily a pianist, and even more if people like this keyboard for the sounds of organ and vintage keyboards, bah I'm falling in love with his piano, and his touch!

    The possibility of combining sounds can give about the results stunning!

    And how dynamic it was in the fingers!

    Even with a P-120, an FP-5 and a RD700SX at hand is the one I prfre!

    INTERESTED also a great thing, the principle of two "layers" which allows two synths in one: each section (piano, organ and synth) can be twice as active at the same time . For example, you can play the......
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    SPECIFICATIONS in other reviews, and the Clavia site;)

    UTILIZATION

    Use ultra-simple: almost one button per function

    SOUNDS

    I am primarily a pianist, and even more if people like this keyboard for the sounds of organ and vintage keyboards, bah I'm falling in love with his piano, and his touch!

    The possibility of combining sounds can give about the results stunning!

    And how dynamic it was in the fingers!

    Even with a P-120, an FP-5 and a RD700SX at hand is the one I prfre!

    INTERESTED also a great thing, the principle of two "layers" which allows two synths in one: each section (piano, organ and synth) can be twice as active at the same time . For example, you can play the acoustic piano shuffled with the Rhode (and trs Yum-yum be shuffled)

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's expensive, but when you love it does not count!

    **********
    (Edit) After a few months of use, it is still going strong. But over time I realize that some small dtails would welcome: XLR symtrise and more output level would be nothing wrong apprciable.Sinon is a gem!
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  • Clavia Nord Stage 88Publié le 05/21/07 à 19:11
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    See manufacturer

    - All the controllers and effects must be
    - Via mac / pc is the main flaw that you can not use the NS88 to control the south via USB ... surprise on the spot there!.

    UTILIZATION

    Configuration fairly intuitive, no sub sub menus, there is 5 min then 80% already includes the operation of the beast. Then for functions a little deeper, read the manual, but is clear and easy to read.
    Editing sounds is easy again, no need to take the lead on a screen, all effects have their own buttons (sometimes double-feature with the shift key) but it&#39;s very simple.

    SOUNDS

    Normally we buy first the Nord Stage sounds for its main organs namely, electric pianos, acoustic pianos,......
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    See manufacturer

    - All the controllers and effects must be
    - Via mac / pc is the main flaw that you can not use the NS88 to control the south via USB ... surprise on the spot there!.

    UTILIZATION

    Configuration fairly intuitive, no sub sub menus, there is 5 min then 80% already includes the operation of the beast. Then for functions a little deeper, read the manual, but is clear and easy to read.
    Editing sounds is easy again, no need to take the lead on a screen, all effects have their own buttons (sometimes double-feature with the shift key) but it&#39;s very simple.

    SOUNDS

    Normally we buy first the Nord Stage sounds for its main organs namely, electric pianos, acoustic pianos, clavinet, wurlitzer .... go retail:

    - Acoustic Pianos: Personally I immediately passed to the Shift 2.16 and I took the time to compare the C7 closed (30 MB) / steinwayD (30MB) to C7 XL (66 mo). The first 2 are good, but not very convincing in the clarity of sound, velocity, with the sustain (when there are only use this piano solo I hear). The sound is to keep the C7 XL when you really want to play the piano. This sound is quite convincing, better than anything I&#39;ve experienced:
    - The grand steinberg (yuck)
    - Bossendorf (FRO)
    - Orchestra EastWest Quantum silver (too fake, draft, even if it was not too bad)
    - Garritan Personal Orchestra (the orchestra more fake silver)
    - The family of Yamaha CP (stifled media)
    - Some Korg (very disappointed)
    - A Kawai (always the mark of reference) but suffered from a lack of realism in the serious
    The C7 XL is not perfect: one or two buttons in the bass has a sound dirty. The mediums may be even less fat. With the sustain pedal can quickly arrive at a more messy than a real acoustic piano, but overall a little traffickers in equalizer and practicing some régagles reverb, you get a sound quite usable, even for a business mix, and even for the piano solo. PS: do not rely on demo of the official site, they are very bad.
    A little more to the Rain Piano, which is kind of old piano with hammers and full of dust that can be very interesting to use

    - Electric Pianos: The 3 Rhodes are also convincing, but even when lack of velocity. To overcome this defect, only one option, add an amp simulator simple bump when at home, or put a good amp behind the NS88 for the stage (you can now resume Sigur Ros album leaf and quietly in your chair ), but otherwise no complaints. The Clavinet is not bad, but I do not know enough. The Wurlitzer is one of the best I have heard. CP80 electric piano will give you a hard time with equalization, but it comes at a very convincing result (Kean).

    - The organ now: The zippers are very convenient and can carry all types of organ sounds, what fun for a while, and when it opens up fully, we end up with the organs warm, powerful. Very good too.

    - The synthesis part: It depends on the style of music you want to do. For me to use the sounds of the synth part as tablecloths, or as bass sounds quite right for me (music indie, rock). There is something to take the head several days to discover sounds quite drinkable (better than factory). Check out the video on dailymotion of Rita Mitsouko + channel. The keyboardist uses a NS 88 and pulls out a guitar solo quite impressive with this beautiful toy. In short, for my style (interpol, bloc party, M83, Arcade Fire, Sebastien Schuller) there are the sounds I need.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the NS88 for several months. I like the fact that this keyboard is a kind of platform for high quality sound. Everything is usable, pianos, rhodes, organs, synths etc ....
    It is dedicated to the scene but also can bring happiness to homestudios. I also like the fact that virtually everything is accessible directly. I much prefer to turn the knobs frequency than going to an LCD screen menu to adjust the curve 54 Attack 38 (if you know). My purchase was mainly justified by the fact that I was a bit tired of fiddling sounds in soft drinks, and to overlay to blow my ram (2GB anyway). I was looking for a first acoustic piano sound convincing, and good supplements around in connection with my style of music. The contract is completed. This 128 MB memory is still frustrating (I recall that the C7 XL is already half) and I wanted a good sound xylophone / vibraphone to be fully satisfied.

    The touch of the piano is quite realistic what they say. (I look at my M audio Keystation 88 high now).

    I&#39;m used to playing on a real acoustic piano and my ear is very critical reports on the piano. It is still not to be confused on a real piano in this one, but one would approach slowly.

    The price, oh yes, the price, I bought 2500 euros for review at a store B Audiofanzine referenced in, but I was lucky enough to perceive a range of stocking and I jumped at the chance . 2500 euros + house + 2 foot pedals would be a good compromise.

    With the experience I would definitely do it again this choice. Just take a look in most concerts pro ... there is always a red key in the area (Blonde Redhead, Au Revoir Simone, Mogwai, etc ...) and then we must not forget that this keyboard has won two times in a row as the best key stage by a jury of professionals (2006 and 2007) any category at MusikMesse in Frankfurt (one of the most famous salons in the world) ... so it must cough up .... of course, but there is little chance that you swing to a friend ebay or later .... unless of course you want to gain the real instruments!
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