Nord's Stage 3 digital piano was designed as the all-in-one instrumental solution for modern day musicians. Packed full of cutting-edge tech - including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine, an improved piano section, the world renowned Nord C2D organ and a suite of exciting, integrated effects - this is a true performance powerhouse.
Versatile Sonic Palette
Choose from three sound generations sections: synth, organ and piano. These can be used standalone, or all at once. For example, two individual slots allow you to harness effects, two organs, two pianos and two synths simultaneously.
This flexibility extends even further too. The Nord Stage 3 has been augmented with a whole host of sounds to choose from. Browse and select from an extensive library of uprights, grands, clavinets, harpsichord, electric pianos and digital pianos - each of which has been handpicked by the software engineers at Nord. There's even a new layer function, which provides exciting, dynamic layered patches.
The Lead A1 Synth Engine has also been thrown into the mix. Characterised by its warm analog modelling and smart oscillator architecture, you can achieve professional-grade results without the need for much programming. Boasting single and dual oscillator setups (with their own respective set of deep modes) you'll have plenty of tools to experiment with. Not to mention the three unison modes which operate without a reduction in voice polyphony.
A number of award-winning organs have been included here too. Select from C2D simulations of the Vintage Transistor Organs or B3 Tonewheel, plus two completely new Principal Pipe Organs. Each has been faithfully recreated in stunning sonic detail. It's even possible to use two contrasting models at the same time!
The Song Function
This smart mode allows you organise a group of programs/parameters for any particular song you might be playing. These songs can be made up from 5 different programs, each of which is freely assignable. This ultimately means you can easily craft song lists to suit the exact band or musical scenario you find yourself in. This is incredibly useful during live scenarios as you can swap easily between saved settings on-the-fly - all without having to stop and make time-consuming changes. All of this can be done through the clear OLED display.
- Keyboard Zones editor function.
- 3-split point width (crossfade).
- MIDI over USB functionality.
- Internal/MIDI clock source.
- Master clock function featuring manual, tap-tempo and external control.
- Programmable transpose +/- 6 semitones.
- 3 contrasting morph sources to use including aftertouch, a control pedal and a modulation wheel.
- 2 separate slot setups.
- 5 live buffers.
- Song mode contains 8 banks with 50 songs each (featuring 400 songs in total). Each song is split into 5 parts.
- Modulation wheel.
- Pitch stick.
- Master level control.