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Nord Intros Stage 3 - Long Awaited New Flagship Keyboard

Nord Intros Stage 3 - Long Awaited New Flagship Keyboard

The Swedish brand demonstrated its new flagship stage synthesizer – Nord Stage 3 at MusikMesse 2017. The true fans of Nord brand have been dreaming about it. The gap between Stage 2 EX and instruments by Kurzweil and the Japanese brands regarding numbers and parameters was clearly growing but the new synthesizer is going to make the situation change in its favor bringing Clavia closer to the top of the stage synth segment.

The new flagship stage synthesizer Nord Stage 3 has been presented at MusikMesse 2017 – and it’s the 5th generation of one of the most famous stage synthesizers. The instrument puts several sound engines together: Lead A1 virtual analog engine, C2D electric organ emulation, an elaborate Nord Piano engine and an extended set of effects.

New features introduced in Stage 3 keyboard:

Performance/General

  • OLED displays for Program and Synth section
  • Smooth program change transitions
  • Extended Split functionality with optional Crossfade
  • Extended Morph Destinations
  • Song List mode

Piano section

  • 120-voice polyphony
  • Nord Piano library doubled memory – 2 GB
  • Layer category
  • Creative filter presets

Synth section

  • Nord Sample library memory expanded – 480 MB
  • Dedicated OLED for Oscillator functions
  • Nord Lead A1 synth engine with sample playback
  • Extended Polyphony
  • S-wave (Super Wave category)

Organ section

  • Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker available (per slot)
  • Nord C2D organ engine
  • 2 new Principal Pipe Organ models
  • Physical drawbars for Nord Stage 3 Compact

Effects

  • Individual compressor per slot featuring Amount and Fast mode
  • Enhanced delay with added Feedback filters and Analog Mode
  • Filter Mode with resonance
  • Individual reverb per slot with Bright mode

Pricing and availability info remains unknown.

Published: 09:05 06.04.2017
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