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Nord Stage 3 Compact Synthesizer

Two super-clear OLED displays for on-stage clarity, Seamless Transitions when changing programs/sounds, extended Split functionality with optional crossfade, and the addition of the new Song List Mode makes the it more intuitive and flexible than ever !


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MSRP: Old Price $4,499.00 Discounted Price $3,799.00 Save : $700.00 (16%)
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Massive sonic flexibility
The Nord Stage 3 has three sound generating sections; Piano, Organ and Synthesizer, all of which can be used simultaneously. Furthermore, the Nord Stage 3 has 2 separate slots allowing you to have 2 Pianos, 2 Organs and 2 Synths plus Effects at the same time for massive sonic flexibility.

Song Mode
A new Song Mode let's you easily organize a group of Programs for each specific song in the list. Each song can consist of up to 5 different Programs, freely assignable from your existing Programs. You can create unique Song Lists for different bands or situations and the names and order can be easily customized on the fly without connecting it to a computer. The super clear new OLED display offers excellent overview when selecting sounds and editing programs.

Advanced Split functionality with optional crossfade
The Nord Stage 3 also features 3 Split Points and a new Split Point Crossfade functionality. Choose among 3 different crossfade widths (Small, Large or Off) indicated by different LED colors. A new Split Point Editor Mode lets you easily organize and set up Split Points using the OLED display giving you a great overview of the assigned sound sources for each Split zone.  

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

Seamless transitions
The Nord Stage 3 features automatically seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.

The Piano
The greatly enhanced Piano section features doubled memory (2 GB) for the exclusive Nord Piano Library, 120 voice polyphony and creative new Piano Filters. it features a wide selection of Grands, Uprights, Electric Pianos, Digital Pianos, Clavinet and Harpsichord from Nord's exclusive Piano Library - all handpicked for their unique characters! The Nord Stage 3 Piano section also features a brand new “Layer” category with rich dynamic layered patches. Nord’s state-of-the-art sampling techniques capture the extraordinary nuances and real character of the source instruments. The unique ‘Advanced String Resonance’ and Dynamic Pedal Noise features deliver breathtaking realism and an unsurpassed level of expressiveness.

The Organ
The Stage 3 features Nord's latest award-winning C2D Organ simulations of B3 Tonewheel and Vintage Transistor Organs plus two brand new Principal Pipe Organs. Two different Organ models can be used simultaneously and the updated vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation is also available for each slot independently.

Vintage Rotary Speaker
The Nord Stage 3 features the latest generation of our vintage 122 Rotary Speaker simulation adding an essential character to a live organ performance and features Slow, Fast and Stop mode as well as a Drive control. The 122 Rotary Speaker simulation is available on each slot and can also be used with the Piano or Synth section

Physical Drawbars for Stage 3 Compact
The Nord Stage 3 Compact now features Physical Drawbars offering ultimate hands-on experience for the dedicated organ players. This model also supports the Nord Half-moon Switch. The Nord Stage 3 88 and HP76 features Digital LED Drawbars, offering excellent overview over current settings.

Powerful Smart Oscillator
The Lead A1 Synth Engine is renowned for its analog-modelling warmth, and utilises brilliant Smart Oscillator Configurations to deliver stunning results with little programming. There are both Single oscillator setups including Pitch and Shape modes, and Dual oscillator setups including Detune, Sync, Waveform, Bell and Noise Mix modes, FM and Ring Mod. The Synth section also provides 3 Unison modes, without reducing voice polyphony.  

The Nord Stage 3's new Oscillator section features 5 oscillator categories: Classic, Wave, Formant, Sample and brand new Super Wave (S-wave). The Nord Stage 3 Synth section features the acclaimed Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine combined with Sample Playback and a brilliant OLED display for all Oscillator functions.

  • 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (E-E) with Physical Drawbars
  • Doubled memory (2GB) for the Nord Piano Library
  • Greatly expanded polyphony (120 voices)
  • Nord C2D Organ Engine
  • 2 new Pipe Organ models
  • Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker - available per Slot

Get your Nord Stage 3 Compact Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Stage 3 Compact Synthesizer
  • User Manual
  • Power cord
  • Nord Sample and Piano DVDs
  • USB cord

Its worth million times


Best purchase i made so far you dont need nothing else having this stage 3



Anybody who plays piano will love this keyboard


One of the best pianos I've ever owned. I bought the compact version so I have waterfall keys and I'm running an korg SV one with weighted keys for the piano sounds in dual keyboard mode



Love it


Love this company and this board. Sam ash was extremely helpful in helping me get the best deal.



Quality musical instrument that's also versatile


We purchased this for our 16-year-old son, a jazz pianist who is ready for a more sophisticated instrument that he can grow with, well beyond high school and into college. He's played a lot of other digital pianos but really liked the semi-weighted waterfall key action for the type of music he plays. We also chose the Stage 3 Compact because of its versatility - he can use it for recordings in our home studio and take it with him to school performances and gigs (the companion gig bag is awesome, BTW). He's only now beginning to familiarize himself with the various functions and a whole new world of possibilities has opened up for him. And it definitely has a cool factor - I'd be lying if we didn't take that into consideration, even at a premium price. It's really smart investment in our son's musical future.



Worth it!


The best keyboard for live performance!



The best - simply the best!


I needed a great sounding and great feeling keyboard that I could move around every weekend without a hassle. I can't imagine a better keyboard out there. The sounds are amazing, it feels perfect and is light. Sam Ash Music was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend! (Both Sam Ash and Nord!!)


Colorado Springs


Stage 3 Compact Synthesizer

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Multitimbral (parts) 2-Part Multitimbral (2 manuals)
Inputs 1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
Special Features Physical Drawbars for Nord Stage 3 Compact
Series Stage 3
Polyphony Piano: 120 voices
Synth: 34 Voice polyphony
Model Compact
Memory Piano: Doubled memory (2GB) for the Nord Piano Library
Synth: Expanded Memory (480 MB) for the Nord Sample Library
Keyboard Semi Weighted Waterfall keybed (E-E
Dimensions 42" x 4" x 12"
Weight 22 lb)
Number of Keys 73
USB Type B
Outputs 4 Assignable Audio Outputs - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
Headphones Out
Songs Song Mode: 8 Banks with 50 Songs, 5 Programs per Song
Presets 400 Programs: 8 Banks with 10 Pages ea (ea pg = 5 Program locations)
USB MIDI Connector Yes
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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