The Clavia Nord Stage keyboard has 88 keys, (Bottom
A to Top C), the same range as a piano. There is
a full set of pedals for Swell, Rotor on/off and
sustain. It features three “engines” for organ,
piano and synth sounds which can be played together
or separately in any combination.
1. Organ section with realistic emulations of
a Hammond B3 with percussion, keyclick and drawbars,
Vox Continental and Farfisa. As well as vibrato,
there is also a rotor effect, similar to the original
“Leslie” speaker system with on/off, slow/fast.
2. Piano section with Yamaha & Steinway Concert
Grands, Electric Grand, various Uprights, three
Fender Rhodes Electric pianos MkI Stage, MkII Stage
and MkV stage, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Clavinet
3. Synth section with many pre-set sounds leads,
basses, strings, shimmering bells, etc). It uses
subtractive, FM (frequency modulation), Wavetable
and PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) synthesis.
There are three banks of 99 memories with presets
covering Synth, Pad and Bass. In other words, it’s
4. The keyboard, which is weighted, can be split
so the left hand has one sound for comping, while
the right hand plays the lead.
5. An Effects section, which can modify the sound
with compression, reverb, delay, various amplifier
emulations, distortion (useful with the Hammond
Organ ), chorus, flange and three-band tone control.
More information, pictures and
sound samples can be found at: