Clavia Nord Stage 3 88


Stage Piano

  • 88 Weighted 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
  • 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: 6.35 mm - Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • Rotor pedal: 6.35 mm jack
  • Organ swell pedal: 6.35 mm TRS stereo Jack
  • Control pedal: 6.35 mm TRS stereo Jack
  • Program change pedal input: 6.35 mm Jack
  • MIDI in: 5 Pin Din
  • MIDI out: 5 Pin Din
  • USB Type B connector for USB Midi, Software Update and Sound Transfer
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 334 x 118 mm
  • Weight: 19 kg
  • Includes sustain pedal, power cord and USB cable
available since July 2017
Item number 411705
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 88
Hammer Action Keys Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 120
Number Of Sounds 400
Effects Yes
Speaker No
Headphone Outputs 1
Sequencer No
Metronome No
Master keyboard function Yes
Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Split Zones 4
Layer Function No
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Weight 19,0 kg
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Nord stage 3
Rowan O. 18.04.2020
Love my Nord stage 3 . After nearly a year after it came out I decided to go for 88 key version as I have a stage 2 HA76 which I have used for many years on the road gigging 2 to 3 times a weekend and fell in love with the red beast... so when it came time to buy another I went for the 88 which I have gigged a number of times and it is a serious upgrade over the stage 2 in so many ways.
Love the seamless transition between programs which is so handy for live work.
It is my main keyboard in home set.

The only thing I would change is the quality of the knobs as those on my stage 2 feel more solid and even after years of road work they are still as solid as day 1. I sure there is a reason for this but its a only a little thing but they felt the same on the stage 3

I would recommend the Nord Stage 3 as it is a fabulous hands on stage piano...
Not much else comes close to having all the bases covered in my opinion

Rowan O'Grady


Awesome keyboard for your studio/gigging needs
Jeff Wasserman 24.11.2021
Killer sound, great key action, tons of features. Perfect for your home studio or gigging, tons of functionality jam-packed into one unit. It has three different sections which can be independently controlled. A number of sound patches are installed by default, and lots more available online. It's a pleasure to use, aside from the nice hammer-action of the piano, the multiple knobs feel good and provide immediate feedback in the display.

The piano engine includes not just grands and uprights but also includes electric pianos, digital pianos, clavinet/harpsichord. Lots of fine adjustments to each piano sound including touch sensitivity, layer detuning, bright/soft timbre, string resonance, and even noise from the sustain pedal. I have the additional Nord 3-pedal sustain unit which includes Sustain, Sostenuto, and Soft pedals and works perfectly with the unit. The sound quality is incredible, from the softest touch to the loudest key banging.

The electric pianos (both fender rhodes and wurlitzer) sound great too, as does the clavinet. there's also harpsichord and digital piano, but i haven't used these much.

The organ engine comes supports the standard 9 Hammond manual drawbars, chorus/vibrato (C1/V1 through C3/V3), and percussion (2nd/3rd harmonic, fast/slow, loud/soft). A built-in Leslie preamp + rotary-speaker emulator really make the organs scream! Aside from the definitive B3 organ there is support for Farfisa and Vox Continental (with the drawbar controls adjusted as appropriate for each), as well as two flavours of pipe-organ (again with drawbars modelling the different stops). The dual-layer functionality allows you to use a keyboard split to model the Hammond's upper and lower manuals each with separate drawbar control, just like the real thing!

The synth section is amazingly featured for fitting into such a tight space. There are choices between sample synths (with a variety of sampled sounds installed by default) as well as the classic synth sounds with base Saw, Square, Pulse, etc waveforms as well as formants, SuperSaw/SuperSquare, etc. These can be modified using Attack-Decay-Release dynamic shapers, Low-Frequency Oscillators, and a selection of High/Low/Band pass filters w/ resonance. The amount of control here is mind-boggling for fitting into such a small bit of space on the keyboard panel.

The Nord Stage 3 supports keyboard splitting, so you can have up to 4 different regions assigned to different patches. One limitation is that the splits are a bit limited to 10 distinct points on the keyboard (between E/F and B/C spanning a few octaves).

The sounds can be routed through different effect units, but it seems only one engine at a time can be sent to each (ie, piano, organ, OR synth but not multiple). Effects include Tremelo, Wah/AutoWah, Phasor, Flange, Chorus, Ring Mod. There's also a Digital Delay, Reverb, 3-band equalizer (with adjustable mid frequency), amp simulation, and compressor. There's a comfortable pitch-bend stick, and even a morph wheel that can be assigned to multiple parameters and tweaked live.

I've had this for about six months now and love it, and I'm still discovering new features. I use it in my studio most of the time, but also take it with me to band practice and gigs. One other note - at 20 kg this thing is HEAVY, and may be wobbly on some less-sturdy frames. I've used it with the standard Nord piano legs which provide a solid base, but now that band practice has started back up again I've switched to using a stand so I can just grab and go. I've also bought the accompanying Nord Soft Case, which comes with wheels and makes carrying it a breeze.

Like I said above, TONS of functionality and amazing sound packed into one tight keyboard!


Laurelin 05.10.2021
I've been eyeing the Nords for a while - managed to try this, the Nord Piano 4 and the Nord Grand out at my local store, and for versatility, nothing quite beats this. I'm a pianist and while the action can never quite be the same as an acoustic, it's fun and easy to play on. It sounds great and plays great, and looks sturdy. Would definitely recommend!


This is not a toy or instrument, this is a musician’s weapon
Dia Saur 29.01.2020
Bought to work "home" studio. piano tool + synths + midi controller. Priority is given to such qualities as: 1a. Keyboard feel and responsiveness to the nature of the game. 1b nobleness and naturalness of sound. 2. Features and functionality. 3. Ergonomics. The tool came up on all counts.
By all senses, it seems that this machine can quite cope with the tasks within the studio (we are not talking about high-level giant studios).
The only thing is that when you press the C6 key, a harder beat is heard acoustically. As if the damper is thinner than on other keys. The sound is not affected.

The sound is good. No compromises.


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