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  • What is the consensus on the Nord Electro 3?

    seems pretty sweet. im looking for something i can keep in my room. i currently play a hammond M3 organ but the thing is so damn heavy it wont be easy to bring it up a flight of stairs. i checked out some youtube demos of the electro 3 and the organ sounds are pretty sweet. i was looking at the hammond xk 3c also but it is more expensive. plus the nord has some other options i can mess with (piano, vox continental) if i want to.

    well?
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  • #2
    I've got a Nord Stage EX and the organ sounds are sweet as, plus the electro 3 is meant to have an even better organ section according to what I've read. If you're into organ's and wurlis etc, Nord really has gotta be the way to go aside from having the orginal thing.
    Bo
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    • #3
      seems pretty sweet. im looking for something i can keep in my room. i currently play a hammond M3 organ but the thing is so damn heavy it wont be easy to bring it up a flight of stairs. i checked out some youtube demos of the electro 3 and the organ sounds are pretty sweet. i was looking at the hammond xk 3c also but it is more expensive. plus the nord has some other options i can mess with (piano, vox continental) if i want to.

      For 15 pounds you can't beat it. For less money, you could get a Hammond XK1, but it weighs twice as much and doesn't have all the other sounds.

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      • #4
        For organ stuff, it's pretty neat - but if you're used to playing a Hammond, you'll probably miss the immediacy of real drawbars. Check out oceanbeachdigital.com for a neat solution to this problem.
        Niels Münster

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        • #5
          Coming from an Electro 2 owner:

          Pros: Better acoustic piano samples, Addition of Dyno-My-Piano Rhodes samples, Mellotron sounds, string sounds. User sample import feature. Organ sounds are better but the difference isn't really that apparent.

          Cons: Spongy keyboard feel. Menu interface. Sound selection method not as convenient as NE2.
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          • #6
            if i were to go hammond, i would go xk 3. but the electro 3 caught my eyes because of all its features and the organ sounds. that draw bar thing for the nord is awesome! but for that price i think i can live without it. my hammond wont be going anywhere so i wouldnt mind.
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            • #7
              if i were to go hammond, i would go xk 3. but the electro 3 caught my eyes because of all its features and the organ sounds. that draw bar thing for the nord is awesome! but for that price i think i can live without it. my hammond wont be going anywhere so i wouldnt mind.


              I sat in last week with someone that had that ocean digital unit and it was still not as good as real drawbars, a waste of 300 dollars.
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              • #8
                I sat in last week with someone that had that ocean digital unit and it was still not as good as real drawbars, a waste of 300 dollars.


                Why? Was there lag or something when you moved the drawbars? What was wrong with the unit? I was thinking (not too seriously) about getting one though

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                • #9
                  If you're mostly about the organ sounds, check out the new Hammond SK1. Lightweight for gigging!

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                  • #10
                    yeah, just posted in that thread. i ended up buying the electro 3. i love it, but i probably would have bought the sk1. im starting to dig the piano stuff more than anything. but the hammond b3 on it is pretty amazing. the vox continental setting after playing it more is hardly accurate. ive never played a farfisa but the setting on it sounds pretty cool.
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                    • #11
                      Outstanding board if you want realistic piano and organ sounds. I preferred the pianos and organs on my Lead2X over the Electro 2 I had but I'm not interested in a sounds "realism."
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                      • #12
                        You could always get the hammond later. the Nord is very flexible. I did not check to see if you got the 61 0r 73 key. That to me makes a difference in mixing and matching boards.

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                        • #13
                          Coming from an Electro 2 owner:

                          Menu interface. Sound selection method not as convenient as NE2.


                          Tell me about it man! That's why I never ''upgraded'' from my NE2.

                          The fact that you have to ''step through'' patches rather than have 8 quick select buttons per bank is a HUGE step backwards for live performance.

                          Also, they removed the FX Depth knob. WTF?
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                          • #14
                            Why? Was there lag or something when you moved the drawbars? What was wrong with the unit? I was thinking (not too seriously) about getting one though


                            Because it just did not feel right. It was more like faders than drawbars.
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                            • #15
                              Tell me about it man! That's why I never ''upgraded'' from my NE2.

                              The fact that you have to ''step through'' patches rather than have 8 quick select buttons per bank is a HUGE step backwards for live performance.

                              You can add that functionality to an NE2 with a number of add-on devices. But there's no way to add the better organ, better pianos, and sample library to an NE2.

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