Apr 6

It is that time of year again – MUSIKMESSE 2016 (7 April to 10 April 2016). I am not sure how many new products we will see but I am sure all of the Namm 2016 products will be on display this week.

Nord has announced a little bit early that they have a new Nord Drum in two different models. The Nord Drum 3 and The Nord Drum 3P. The 3P looks a bit like a Red Roland SPD-20. I suppose they are really modeling percussion synthesizers

I think the main thing for me is to hear how the Nord Drum 3 is different from the earlier models. Nord say that the have added
a global Stereo Reverb and Delay effects which is a good idea (but one that should have probably been there in the first instance), and they have also added a new Sound Select-feature for you to quickly browse their wide selection of drums sounds. With a whole load of new presets on top this is beginning to sound interesting.

The new sound selection and sound bank allows you to quickly assign a sound to each pad individually, replacing snares, kick drums, toms or cymbals etc. by selecting from Nord Drum 3’s preset library which has 10 categories of preset sounds

There is currently no word on the price of the Nord Drum 3 or the 3P but they should be available in June 2016

Nord_drum_3_3P

Nord_Drum_3Nord Drum 3 Key Features:

6-channel Percussion Synthesizer
Nord Drum 3P with integrated multi-pad, 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
Advanced sound engine with Resonant Synthesis, Subtractive synthesis and FM-synthesis
Reverb and Delay Effects 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

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