Nord Stage 3-88 88-Note Weighted Hammer-Action Keyboard

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  • Product Highlights
  • Fully Weighted Hammer-Action Piano Keys
  • Piano, Organ, & Synthesizer Sounds
  • Clavinet & Harpsichord
  • Sample Playback Capabilities
  • Built-In Effects Section
  • Syncronizable LFO & Arpeggiator
  • Seamless Transitions
  • Song Mode

88-Note Weighted Hammer-Action Keyboard

The Stage 3 88 88-Note Weighted Hammer-Action Keyboard from Nord is the fifth generation of their Stage series performance keyboard and features two clear OLED displays, seamless transitions when changing programs/sounds, extended split functionality with optional crossfade, and the addition of the song list mode. The keyboard is designed to provide high-quality organs, pianos, and synthesizer sounds, all of which can be used simultaneously, but also offers the ability to load your own samples or load additional sounds from Nord's libraries.

Some of the main features of the piano section are a doubled memory (2GB) for the piano library, expanded polyphony (120 voices), and creative filter presets. The A1 synth engine is equipped with sample playback, a dedicated OLED display for oscillator functions, expanded memory (480MB) for the sample library, and a Super Wave category (S-wave). Additional features of the organ section are a Nord C2D organ engine, two new pipe organ models, and a Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker.

Furthermore, the Nord Stage 3 effects section features a new filter effect, extended morphable parameters, and enhanced delay effects with a separate reverb and compressor for each slot. Also, the effects sections have a wide range of instantly tweakable high-quality effects, all of which are modeled after classic stompboxes and are available for each slot. Finally, a new Song Mode lets you easily organize a group of programs for each specific song in the list. Each song can consist of up to 5 different programs, which are freely assignable from your existing programs.

  • Performance/General
  • OLED displays for Program and Synth section
  • Seamless transitions when changing programs
  • Extended split functionality with optional crossfade
  • Song list mode
  • Extended morph destinations
  • Piano Section
  • Doubled memory (2GB) for the Nord Piano Library
  • Expanded polyphony (120 voices)
  • Creative filter presets
  • Layer category
  • Synth Section
  • Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback
  • Dedicated OLED display for oscillator functions
  • Expanded memory (480MB) for the Nord Sample Library
  • Extended polyphony
  • Super Wave category (S-wave)
  • Organ Section
  • Nord C2D organ engine
  • 2 new pipe organ models
  • Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker - available per slot
  • Effects
  • 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
  • General
  • Master level control
  • Wooden pitch stick
  • Modulation wheel
  • 400 programs - 8 banks with 10 pages each. Each page has 5 program locations
  • Song mode - 8 banks with 50 songs, 5 programs per song
  • 5 live buffers
  • 2 individual slot setups
  • 3 morph sources (modulation wheel, control pedal, aftertouch)
  • Global mono output
  • Programmable transpose (+/- 6 semitones)
  • Master clock functionality with manual, external, and tap-tempo rate control
  • Internal and MIDI clock source
  • MIDI over USB functionality
  • Level control
  • Aftertouch
  • Up to 3 split points (4 keyboard zones) with visual LED indication between zones
  • 3 Split Point Width (Crossfade) Options: Lrg, Sml, or Off
  • Keyboard zones editor mode
  • Organ Section
  • Nord C2D B3 Tone Wheel Organ simulation
  • Vox Continental and Farfisa models
  • 2 digital pipe organ models
  • 9 digitally controlled drawbars
  • Percussion controls
  • Vibrato/chorus control
  • Two drawbar presets per slot
  • 2-part multitimbral (2 manuals)
  • Piano Section
  • 2 GB memory for piano sounds
  • All sounds can be replaced using Nord Sound Manager (Mac/Windows)
  • 120-voice polyphony
  • Categories: Grand, Upright, Electric, Digital, Layer, and Clav/Harpsichord
  • 4 selectable velocity curves
  • Dedicated piano filters
  • Clavinet EQ controls
  • String resonance (generation 2) on acoustic grand pianos and uprights
  • Selectable soft piano release
  • Pedal noise when used with Nord Triple Pedal (optional accessory) on selected acoustic and electric pianos
  • Layer (slot) detune functionality
  • 2-part multitimbral
  • Synth Section
  • Nord Lead A1 synth engine with sample playback
  • Dedicated OLED display for oscillator section
  • 480 MB memory for Nord Sample Library
  • All samples can be replaced using Nord Sound Manager (Mac/Windows)
  • 34-voice polyphony
  • Oscillator Types: Classic, Wavetable (Wave), Formant, Super Wave (S-Wave), and Sample
  • Oscillator Configurations: Pitch, Detune*, Shape*, Sync*, Sine, Triangle, Square, Saw, Bell and Noise Mix, FM*, and Ring Mod
  • * indicates that the configuration is not available for sample/Super Wave
  • Classic Transistor Ladder Filter (LP, M): 12 & 24 dB low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and combined low-pass/band-pass (LP+BP) filter
  • Filter Drive: Off, 1, 2, and 3
  • Filter Tracking: Off, 1/3, 2/3, and Full
  • 3 unison modes
  • Amplitude envelope (attack, decay, sustain) with velocity control
  • Modulation envelope (attack, decay, sustain) with velocity control
  • LFO with 5 Waveforms/Modes: Square, Triangle, Ramp Dn, Ramp Up, and Sample & Hold
  • 400 (8x50) synth preset locations with synth preset categories
  • Arpeggiator (up, down, up-down, and random). Range: 1, 2, 3, or 4 octaves
  • LFO and arpeggiator synchronizable to master clock
  • 2-part multitimbral
  • Effects
  • Effect 1: Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, AutoWah 1, Autowah 2
  • Effect 2: Flanger, Vibe, 2 Phasers, 2 Choruses
  • Delay with tempo, feedback, and mix (dry/wet) controls, ping pong (stereo taps), tap-tempo, feedback filter (HP/LP/BP) and panel-selectable analog mode
  • 3 types of speaker simulations (JC, Twin, and Small)
  • Filter mode (HP24/LP24) with cut-off, resonance, and mix controls
  • Tube amp simulation with adjustable overdrive
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable mid
  • EQ ranges of 100 Hz, 200 Hz to 8 kHz, and 4 kHz
  • Rotary Speaker: Selectable speed (stop, slow, and fast), and separate overdrive
  • Extended Morphable Parameters: Filter resonance, reverb (dry/wet), delay feedback, and amp drive
  • Effect rates/tempo can be synchronized to the master clock
  • Compressor with Fast mode
  • Reverb: 6 algorithms with Bright mode
  • Keyboard
  • Nord Stage 3 Compact: 73-key, velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted waterfall keyboard
  • Range: E-E
  • Connections
  • 4 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS audio out, unbalanced
  • 1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS headphone out
  • 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini monitor input
  • 1 x 1/4" TS (6.3 mm) sustain pedal input. Use a momentary pedal (Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25, and more)
  • Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • 1 x rotor pedal - 1/4" (6.3 mm) jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch-type pedal
  • 1 x Organ swell pedal - 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS stereo jack. Use a control/expression pedal (Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5, and more)
  • 1 x control pedal - 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS stereo jack. Use a control/expression pedal (Yamaha FC-7, Roland EV-5, and more)
  • 1 x program change pedal input - 1/4" (6.3 mm) jack. Use a momentary two-button pedal (Boss FS-6, Boss FS-7, and more)
  • 1 x MIDI In 5-pin DIN connectors
  • 1 x MIDI Out 5-pin DIN connectors
  • USB Type-B connector for USB MIDI, software update, and sound transfer
  • Power cord with IEC C14 connector
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 50.7 x 4.7 x 13" (1287 x 118 x 334 mm)
  • Weight: 41.8 lb (19 kg)
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