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New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:06 pm
by carbon111
Apparently compatible with the Nord Wave sample library.

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Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:39 pm
by GeneralBigbag
That's pretty neat - but where's my G3!

In all seriousness though, nothing up on the Clavia site yet? Is this a pre-pre-Namm teaser?

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:22 pm
by carbon111
● Load any sample from the Nord Sample library
Users can add virtually any sound they want to the Nord Electro 3. Sounds can be loaded from the Mellotron Library or any other instrument or sound from the extensive Nord Sample Library, the same format as the Nord Wave uses. Users are even able to create their own Sample Instruments using the Nord Wave Manager and then use these in the Nord Electro 3.

● Exquisite new pianos
The Electro 3 uses the same sample format as the acknowledged Nord Stage, to take full advantage of the Nord Piano Library’s multitude of velocity layers, pedal-down samples and extremely high quality samples with unprecedented expressiveness. Any current or future piano that is available for the Stage family will also automatically be available to the Nord Electro 3.

● Increased memory capacity - 8 times the size of the original Electro
The Nord Electro 3 has a memory for pianos and samples of 256 MB and can it can store 126 programs.

● Second generation organ emulation
The organ section is a direct descendent of the award winning Nord C1 Combo Organ with its fabulous vintage sounds from the B3, Farfisa and Vox-type models. Each and every individual sound creating component and even the artifacts of the original instruments have been faithfully reproduced in the Electro 3.

● Brand new effect section
The Nord Electro 3 is equipped with a great selection of high quality effects including a lush sounding reverb with five different algorithms. There is also a selection of tremolo, panning, wah-wah, phaser, flanger and chorus effects.

● New amps, compressor and EQ
Users can sculpt their final sound by choosing from a selection of three amplifier simulations that can add any amount of grit and distortion from gentle to manic levels. A three-band EQ with sweepable mid-range and a compressor can be added to the final stage of the audio path.

● Enhanced Rotary speaker emulator
The rotary speaker emulator also originates from the Nord C1 Combo Organ, with its acclaimed sound quality. This rotary speaker emulator incorporates the acoustic variations that occur when a physical speaker spreads the sound in a room, providing the full experience of when the air is moved around.

The Electro 3’s rotary also features a brand new function in the addition of the Rotary Stop Mode. This allows users to switch between fast and stopped rotation and back again by using either the controls on the panel or with a foot pedal connected to the Rotor Pedal input. This is a crucial functionality that mimics the behavior of early one-speed original rotary speaker units.

● Play along to music with the Monitor Input jack
Just plug in your mp3 or CD player to the Electro 3 to be able to play along, rehearse or jam with previously recorded music without the need of an external mixer or sound system. The signal that is present at this input will be monitored through the Electro 3’s headphone output.

● Free Electro Manager application to manage the memory areas
The content of the pianos, the samples and the program memories in the Nord Electro 3 will be managed by the Nord Electro Manager. This application will be available for free to Electro owners, and compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OSX.

● Increased portability
The Electro 3 is slimmer and lighter than the original Electro.


The Electro 3 comes in two sizes, a 61 and a 73 key version with semi-weighted waterfall keys.

Nord Electro 3 will ship in the UK in December 2008 priced at £1399 and £1599 RRP inc VAT for the Electro 3 61 and Electro 3 73 respectively.

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:45 am
by RobotHeroes
Do want. =P~

I've been wanting an Organ forever! The fact that you can use the mellotron samples, other samples, piano's and everything else makes this awesome.

How are the previous Nord Electro's? I hate to ask, because things apparently never sound like originals, but how are the sounds compared to originals? Or straight up what is the impression they give? Good organ sounds with character? How about the pianos?
GeneralBigbag wrote:That's pretty neat - but where's my G3!
A self contained one this time...please oh please.

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:49 am
by Umbe78
:shock: :shock: :shock:

very cool! .. I was planning to buy a NE 2 rack at 700 € , now I have to add 1000 € and one month of time ...
NE3 73 I'm coming!!

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:42 am
by iProg
This is the only non-synthesizer sound keyboard you'll ever need.

Pianos.
Organs.
Clavs.
Rhodes.
Mellotrons.
Vibes.

Gotta play it soooon!

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:36 pm
by scimmiamk
RobotHeroes wrote:Do want. =P~

I've been wanting an Organ forever! The fact that you can use the mellotron samples, other samples, piano's and everything else makes this awesome.

How are the previous Nord Electro's? I hate to ask, because things apparently never sound like originals, but how are the sounds compared to originals? Or straight up what is the impression they give? Good organ sounds with character? How about the pianos?
GeneralBigbag wrote:That's pretty neat - but where's my G3!
A self contained one this time...please oh please.
I own a nord electro rack 2 with the latest OS installed (you can load samples of the nord stage in it)
and I am extremely pleased with the sounds, especially electric piano, clavinet and organs.
I play mainly reggae dub music, and for what I do I think this is the best instrument to get those sounds. Dunno if its good enough to play calssical solo piano as I've never (and never will, for lack of skills) tried.
Hope this can help

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:03 am
by Gianni
iProg wrote:This is the only non-synthesizer sound keyboard you'll ever need.

Pianos.
Organs.
Clavs.
Rhodes.
Mellotrons.
Vibes.

Gotta play it soooon!
Yeah, organs + elec pianos were cool, but add the mellotron sounds and we have a winner!!!

Great move from Clavia. Opeth's keyboardist must be really happy. =D>

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:44 am
by Umbe78
I think the possibility of loading samples from Nord Wave sample library will cannibalize the sales of Nord Wave ..
Beh, it's a Clavia problem 8)

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:32 pm
by xpander
damn, clavia has struck pay dirt with the electro, tapping the continued market for reliable, light-weight keyboard that can produce vintage keys. looks cool.

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:22 am
by OMNI26
Well....this is really cool. Clavia continues to impress.

FYI, I have been using an original Nord Electro (upgraded to a "2") as my main axe for over 5 years now. It has never failed me, and has been through countless gigs, smoke-filled bars, etc., and is still going strong. I have owned literally dozens of keyboards and synths since the early 1980's....the Electro is hands-down the best of the bunch, at least as far as general usefulness. This and a good polysynth are all you will ever need for most stuff.

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:31 am
by Johnny Lenin
gotta say... it's very attractive. I've gigged with my Vox often enough to know that I hate gigging with it -- too big, too heavy, too fragile. I've been thinking a lot about the C1 lately, but holding off since it's just too pricey and I really don't need two manuals. The Electro 3 fits the bill...

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:29 am
by Umbe78
Prices in Euro at muzik-services.de

61 keys 1599 €
73 keys 1749 €

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:22 am
by Villi
Wow, this does everything I want to do with a non-synth keyboard!

Re: New: Nord Electro 3

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:02 pm
by olimayne
Anyone got one of these yets - if so, any thoughts? Also, does the new one have multitimbraility? My NE2 is great, but the lack of proper keyboard splits (eg organ one side, electric piano the other) is a real 'achilles heel' for me. Its all well and great if the NE3 can use sounds from the Nord Wave library, but this will be limited if you can't split the keyboard etc (eg organ one side, mellotron the other). Anyone got any feedback? Oli