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Musikmesse 2017: Nord introduces Stage 3 keyboard

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Laura  Barnes
Musikmesse 2017: Nord introduces Stage 3 keyboard

The new Stage keyboard has double the memory for its Piano Library.

Nord has unveiled the fifth generation of its Stage series – the Stage 3.

The Nord Stage 3 has three sound generating sections; Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. There’s also 2 separate slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths plus effects at the same time ¬– offering massive sonic flexibility.

As well as the addition of OLED displays in the Program and Synth sections, the new Stage keyboard has double the memory for its Piano Library, with polyphony being expanded to 120 voices, and the Synth section now features the synth engine from the Nord Lead A1.

The Nord Stage 3 also features 3 Split Points and a new Split Point Crossfade functionality, so you can choose among 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) indicated by different LED colours.

A new Split Point Editor Mode lets you easily organise and set up Split Points using the OLED display giving you a great overview of the assigned sound sources for each Split zone.  

The Nord Stage 3 also supports Program change via pedal allowing for flexible program changes (up/down) while keeping your hands on the keyboard.    

The Nord Stage 3 wouldn’t be a master keyboard if it couldn’t control external devices with ease. The Extern section is designed solely for this purpose, so that any MIDI-connected gear gets seamlessly integrated with the Nord Stage 3’s built-in instruments.

The Nord Stage 3 comes in three models:
– Nord Stage 3 88 with a fully weighted Hammer Action keybed (A-C)
– Nord Stage 3 HP76 with a lightweight Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-G)
– Nord Stage 3 Compact with a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (E-E) with Physical Drawbars.

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