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Clavia Nord Drum 3P

Percussion Synthesizer

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Clavia Nord Drum 3P
Clavia Nord Drum 3P
700.00 street price

In April this year Clavia Nord announced a percussion synthesizer Nord Drum 3P (together with Nord Drum 3). The box of red color introduced a few new features: the effects of delay and reverberation, as well as new sound banks.

Factory banks include 200 presets, and 400 custom ones. In the library there are kicks, snares, toms, bells, cymbals, hi-hats, claps, etc. available. Each of them can be assigned to any of the 6 pads.

Like the predecessor Nord Drum 2, the interface has retained all of the same basic sections: Click, Tone, Noise. "Tone" is designed to create harmonically complex waveforms, which are generated using 3 types of synthesis - resonance, subtractive synthesis, and frequency modulation (FM). Resonance synthesis offers a wide range of sounds, such as marimba, vibraphones and cymbals. The subtractive method has standard sawtooth, sine, meander waveforms for synthesizing, and frequency modulation has 6 different FM algorithms, where frequency parameters are controlled by an exclusive "Spectra" knob. "Click" adds a click to the attack, and "Noise", as the name implies, - synthesizes noises.

For each unit (Click, Tone, Noise) there is an individual dynamic filter: LP (low-pass), HP (high-pass), and BP (band-pass) directly interacting with the Velocity. All 6 channels of the instrument have their own effects - distortion, equalizer and repeat. Among the master effects there are reverb and delay available, which can also be assigned to any channel. The device has a headphone output (1/8), MIDI In/Out, and 6 common inputs for connecting to electronic, acoustic drums, etc.

Country of origin / production: Sweden

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Usage area
Percussion Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Analog Modeling (AM) 
Drum/ Percussion Channels6
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Digital Additive
Synthesis Method Frequency Modulation (FM)
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset200
User-defined Single Voice400
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Kick Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Snare Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Tom
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Bit Crusher/ Crush 
Overdrive/ Drive 
MIDI in/ out
Pads Matrix
Pads Count6
Variable Touch Response 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified2
Voltage 12V
Power Supply External
Case/ body
Production start2016

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