Yesterday, Clavia, the Swedish producer behind Nord keyboards, teased an replace to its flagship efficiency keyboard, the Nord Stage 3.
At this time, Clavia has delivered on its promise and formally introduced the discharge of the Nord Stage 4. The instrument has been revamped with a brand new management panel design, an improved keybed, expanded results part, an up to date synth engine and extra, making it a robust contender for the most effective efficiency keyboards in the marketplace.
The Stage 4’s new management panel design is geared toward making the instrument extra intuitive to make use of, and incorporates a fully new structure and devoted LED faders for every sound layer, with the vast majority of knobs and switches controlling one devoted parameter. The keyboard has been outfitted with a brand new preset library, to make accessing sounds faster and simpler.
The instrument’s keybed has been redesigned, an enchancment many Nord followers have been hoping for. The earlier era’s keyboard has been changed by a triple-sensor hammer motion keybed with aftertouch, with the triple-sensor know-how constituting the replace.
The Stage 4’s Piano Library has been bolstered with an enhanced assortment of grands, uprights and electrical pianos, whereas the instrument’s synth engine has been upgraded to function utilizing Nord’s Wave 2 know-how, taken from their synthesizer of the identical title. This affords digital analogue, FM, wavetable and sample-based synthesis, an up to date arpeggiator, and an expanded inventory pattern library with an elevated 1GB of onboard reminiscence.
Nord’s new keyboard has additionally been outfitted with bodily drawbars to manage the onboard organ emulator, a characteristic taken from the Stage 3 Compact that was notably absent on the Stage 3. The results part has been improved considerably, delivering a whole and impartial set-up of results for every sound layer. The brand new pump impact permits for tempo-synced or pedal-controlled sidechain modulation, whereas an upgraded reverb has been bolstered by spring, sales space and cathedral settings.
The Stage 4 is available in three completely different fashions: an 88-key model, a 73-key model, and the Nord Stage 4 Compact, a smaller and extra moveable 73-key version. Clavia has additionally introduced the discharge of a brand new premium pedal vary that controls quite a lot of the Stage 4’s new options.
The Stage 4 88 is retailing at $5699/£4399, with the Stage 4 73 coming in at $5399/£4111 and the Stage 4 Compact at $4899/£3869.
Discover out extra on Clavia’s web site.