Nord Stage 3 Compact
Nord Stage 3 Compact
73-note Semi-Weighted Waterfall keybed
Nord Stage 3 Product Overview by GAK
Nord have returned with the fifth generation of their successful stage series of Keyboards. Featuring all of Nord’s new award winning technologies including; the A1 Synth Engine, the C2D Organ Engine and a greatly improved Piano section.
The memory of the unit has been doubled to 2GB for the Piano Library and there is now greatly improved polyphony, now allowing up to 120 voices.
The C2D Organ Engine features 2 new principal Pipe Organs, a Model 122 vintage rotary speaker (per slot) and there’s also physical drawbars included on the Compact model.
Effects wise, the delay has been improved and now includes Feedback filters and analogue mode. There is a new filter mode with resonance. There’s also more control over Reverb and Compression, with the ability to add individual elements of the two to each separate slot.
Available in 3 different sizes to suit your specific needs. There is the 88 key model which features Weighted Hammer Action keys, the 76 note version with Hammer action keys and the smaller 73 note version which features semi-weighted waterfall keys. The Nord Stage 3 would be a brilliant addition to any keyboard player’s arsenal.
Nord Product Overview
The fifth generation of our successful Stage Series, the Nord Stage 3 features our latest award-winning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback, acclaimed Nord C2D Organ Engine, a greatly enhanced Piano Section, and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional performance keyboard.
Two super-clear OLED displays for on-stage clarity, Seamless Transitions when changing programs/sounds, extended Split functionality, and the addition of the new Song List Mode makes the Nord Stage 3 more intuitive and flexible than ever for the live performer.
The Nord Stage 3 has three sound generating sections; Piano, Organ and Synthesiser, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, the Nord Stage 3 has 2 separate slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths plus Effects at the same time for massive sonic flexibility.
The Nord Stage 3 features an outstanding selection of Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos, Digital Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichord from our exclusive Nord Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters. The Nord Stage 3 Piano Section also features a brand new “Layer” category with rich dynamic layered patches.
Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments. Our unique ‘Advanced String Resonance’ and Dynamic Pedal Noise features deliver breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.
- OLED-displays for Program and Synth section
- Seamless transitions when changing programs
- Extended Split functionality with optional Crossfade
- Song List Mode
- Extended Morph Destinations
- Doubled memory (2GB) for the Nord Piano Library
- Greatly expanded polyphony (120 voices)
- Creative Filter presets
- Layer category
- Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with Sample playback
- Dedicated OLED display for Oscillator functions
- Expanded Memory (480 MB) for the Nord Sample Library 3.0
- Extended Polyphony
- Super Wave category (S-wave)
- Nord C2D Organ Engine
- 2 new Pipe Organ models
- Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker - available per Slot
- Physical Drawbars for Nord Stage 3 Compact
- Improved Delay with added Feedback filters and Analog Mode
- Filter Mode with Resonance
- Separate Compressor per Slot with Amount and Fast mode
- Separate Reverb per Slot with Bright mode
All the bells and whistles and swapping out the samples and adding your own makes it really versatile. Sturdy, transportable and great to play. Expandable sample memory would be a plus.
A very versatile piece of kit. So much depth of sound and full on when you need it to be!
Pleased with this purchase! The keyboard is incredibly light which is good for gigging. It’s also got so many sounds and capabilities, it’s ridiculous!
Was sceptical of the need for a Stage 3 now that the 2 Ex has dropped in price but the two screens - particularly for the synth section - plus seamless transitions (most of the time!) and cross fade split points make this a much easier and niftier machine. Having drawbars is a big plus for many organ players, although I didn't mind using the digital drawbars with morphing on previous machines. Certainly looks cooler though!