6-channel Percussion Synthesizer with MIDI, Effects
The new Nord Drum 3 and super compact Nord Drum 3P combine stunning playability with unlimited sound design possibilities from the innovative Nord Drum 2. New features include Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly.
6-channel Percussion Synthesizer
Nord Drum 3P with intergrated multipad, kick pad input and MIDI NEW
Nord Drum 3 with 6 generic trigger/drum pad inputs and MIDI
Simplified user interface with easy sound selection NEW
New individual sound preset libraries for kicks, snares, toms and more NEW
Advanced sound engine with Resonant Synthesis, Subtractive synthesis and FM-synthesis
Reverb and Delay Effects with adjustable amount per channel NEW
Drive, Crush and EQ-effects per channel
MIDI in/out and full CC-control
Stereo Output with improved output level
Headphone Output with improved output level
NORD DRUM 3P WITH INTEGRATED MULTIPAD Ultra compact new model Nord Drum 3P with integrated super responsive multipad and kick input. Weighing under 2 kg (4,4 lbs)!
DELAY AND REVERB EFFECTS NEW The great sounding global Stereo Reverb and Delay effects lets you add a whole new dimension to your drum sounds and the effect amount is easily adjusted for each drum channel.
SIMPLIFIED SOUND SELECTION AND NEW SOUND BANKNEW The new Sound Select-feature lets you browse a wide selection of great sounding drums sounds, simply assigned to each pad individually. Easily replace toms, cymbals or kicks in seconds by selecting from our new preset library.
The new factory sound bank features 10 categories of great preset sounds that can be easily assigned to any of the six pads/channels - and is a great starting point in rehearsal situations when you need to find the right sounds in a matter of seconds. The categories include Kicks, Snares, Toms, Percussion, Bells, Tuned, Effects, Cymbals, Hihats and Claps.
SOUND CREATION The Sound generation takes place in the three sectionsTone,Noise andClick. The sounds of the Nord Drum 3/3P are all synthesized in real-time - allowing you to both sculpt and play sounds with a unique dynamic response, regardless if you prefer to play with drum sticks or from a sequencer.
TONE SECTION The Tone Section is specialized for creating tonal and harmonically complex sound spectras and has three synthesis modes - Resonant synthesis, Subtractive Synthesis and Frequency Modulation synthesis.
The Resonant synthesis mode offers a wide range of complex spectras inspired by materials like drum heads, marimba, vibraphone, tines and cymbals. A unique feature includes the possibility to tune harmonic spectra.
The Subtractive mode sports the classic basic Sine, Saw, Square and Pulse waveforms and is brilliant for creating classic synth-type drum sounds and effects.
The FM Synthesis mode features 6 different FM algorithms where the Frequency parameter controls modulation amount and Spectra controls modulation frequency.
EXTREME DYNAMIC CONTROL The Nord Drum 3/3P offers great control over the dynamic response of the harmonic spectras. When usingResonant synthesis waveforms the upper parts of the harmonic spectra be controlled with velocity, giving it a brighter timbre when played hard. When using the Subtractive synthesis mode, theFrequency parameter controls the cut-off frequency of a Low-Pass filter and theDyn Filtercontrols how much the filter should respond to velocity . ThePunch parameter lets you add more attack to the Tone by making the fundamental pitch perform an ultra-fast pitch or volume envelope at the very beginning of the sound. TheDecay controls the decay of the whole spectra, with a choice of Linear and Logarithmic decay envelopes. TheBend parameter is a powerful, velocity sensitive pitch envelope. Like thePunch parameter it can be used both to create attack-like effects but also more radical bending sounds that travel up or down when played such as the sound of a raindrop, tablas or the classic 80's "pioouw" tom-sound.
NOISE SECTION The Noise section is all about producing noise and is very powerful. Create anything from silky smooth hiss to gritty gravel to give the Tone part of the sound more texture. The Noise can be sculpted withLow-Pass,High-Pass or Band-Pass filters withCut-Off andResonance controls. Once you've found the noise of your choice, it can be adjusted to respond dynamically to velocity in the same manner as with the Tone section with theDyn Filter control. TheDecay control is just as powerful, with a choice of Linear and Logarithmic and Gated decay types. TheDynamic control is the icing on the cake, enabling you to control the length of the decay with velocity. Combine this with the equally powerful dynamic controls of the Tone Section and it won't take long before realizing the potential for creating complex sounds with fascinating material-like behaviors!
CLICK SECTION The Click-section is a specialized section for an ultra-short attack to the sound. A wide range of different click types are available as well as a level control for finding the sweet spot where the Click merges with the other elements and becomes one coherent sound.
EFFECTS Each of the 6 channels of the Nord Drum 3/3P has its own powerful effects - Distortion, EQ and Repeat. The Distortion effect has two modes - a crunchy Overdrive effect and a crackling sample-rate reducing Crush effect. Sometimes, adding just a touch of overdrive to all of your sounds can make a huge difference in terms of realism. Naturally, you can put the pedal to the metal and distort the sounds beyond recognition - they will still be very playable. A great sounding parametric Equalizer with selectable band and amount is also available for each channel, brilliant for adding some finish or attitude to your sounds. The Nord Drum 3 features two new Master Effects, Reverb and Delay. The Reverb features 7 room algorithms with controls for tonal color. The Delay effect features a Tap Tempo-mode and adjustable feedback amount. The amount of Reverb and Delay can be set individually for each of the 6 channels of the Nord Drum 3/3P
Group Edit The handy Group Edit mode let's you edit all 6 channels simultaneously. The Group Edit mode even features a Group Scale mode, that can apply a selection of tonal Scale presets to all drum channels that are being Group edited - brilliant for playing tuned percussion.
Mute Group The Mute Group gives you the option to create sounds that can cancel each other out. Only one of the members of the group can sound at a time, and can be used for creating a close/open hi-hat behavior and emulating muting techniques from hand percussion.
MIXER The Channel Mixer sets the level for each channel and also features a Pan control for creating a lush stereo image. If you like to send the kick to a separate output, just pan that channel all the way to the left and the other channels to the right.
INPUT FLEXIBILITY The Nord Drum 3 features 6 generic inputs that can be connected to almost anything you like, electronic drum pads, acoustic drum triggers, a contact microphone, the outputs of an old drum machine and much more. Setting the Input and Threshold is easy and we've added a selection of presets for popular pads and triggers.
MIDI MIDI in/out is also available for using the Nord Drum 3/3P with any kind of MIDI pads or sequence it from an external MIDI Sequencer. All of the Nord Drum 3/3P sound parameters can be controlled via CC-controls over MIDI. If you own an iPad don't miss our free iPad appNord Beat, specifically designed for sequencing the Nord Drum 3/3P via MIDI.
TRIGGER INTERFACE Everything you play when using electronic drum pads or acoustic triggers is automatically output to the MIDI output, making the Nord Drum 3 a brilliant 6-channel trigger interface as well.