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Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby Corley20 » 18 Feb 2018, 07:27

Money Is Tight for everyone. I don't know if it's just me. I have a couple keyboards, not just one. So I don't feel awful about what i bought. But I'm also a new owner to the Nord. I bought a Nord Electro 5 D. I Play a lot of worship stuff with it. I bought it from guitar center and actually got a great deal on it and it was new. i got it for 2000.

But there is a lot of features that i feel like I'm missing. Maybe someone can make me feel a little better about my choice. Im just wondering should of i got the Stage 3 instead ?
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby Quai34 » 18 Feb 2018, 10:51

The stage 2 EX maybe, more spit, better synth. external section....but you didn't say what you feel you are missing so, for me when you said worship, Imsaid "ok, he's good, super organ B3, pipe organ so what ask for for worship (Never done worship so , not very kmowledgeable on what you might need for it...Sorry)
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby harmonizer » 18 Feb 2018, 15:34

The Electro 5 does have a single split, so you can play both organ and acoustic piano sounds at the same time with it.
I would think there is less need for multiple splits and less need for many varied sounds when playing for worship, than when playing pop/rock.
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby ajstan » 18 Feb 2018, 16:23

Regardless of your reasons for buying, don’t spend $2,000 if you feel like you’re missing something right off the bat - especially since the 5Ds are likely going to be even less expensive after the 6 comes out later this year. Return it if you can and reevaluate. 10% off is not the best deal you’ll ever get, so you always can re-buy at a better price.

If you are beyond your return window, you are still in great shape. You have a fantastic board that gives you a phenomenal free piano library, a flexible organ module, and a sample player with an extensive free library of sounds - and you can create your own samples. If you learn how the 5D works and all the ways you can use it, you will realize that it’s a great deal for what you paid.

Either way, you win.
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby cphollis » 19 Feb 2018, 01:00

For worship music? You've got a great board, so relax and enjoy. The Stage 3's unique talents wouldn't work well with that particular genre. You've got killer pianos, killer organs and killer samples to layer in, all in a great-sounding, easy-to-control board that's built to last.

So don't have buyer's regret.
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby Quai34 » 19 Feb 2018, 03:08

"I have never buyer's regret when I buy music gear, my wife has it for me" !!!!
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby Corley20 » 19 Feb 2018, 07:31

I feel a little better with the comments .. I appreciate guys !
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby JayDee » 09 Mar 2018, 02:36

You have a great 'board for Worship. the bread and butter stuff you need is all there. Same one I have.
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby derrellpiper » 09 Mar 2018, 02:41

i agree with everyone else, it's a fine keyboard for what you use it for, enjoy!
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Re: Should I have bought the Stage 3 instead ?

Postby charlesw » 14 Mar 2018, 16:30

It really depends on the kind of worship music you're playing. If it's more traditional hymns using piano/organ ect you're probably fine there. If it's newer stuff (Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, ect) then you'll probably want something with more synth capabilities. The other option is to keep the Electro and add a midi controller w/ computer and an interface. This would let you do more atmospheric sounds/synths with using a DAW like Ableton or Mainstage, while keeping the Electro. If you don't have any of this equipment yet then that would be another expense. I've wrestled with the same decision and ultimately decided on the Stage 3. I already have all of the other equipment necessary to run soft synths, VST's, click tracks, ect. The Electro has very limited synth capabilities, so if you're really wanting to get those modern worship sounds then using a computer based setup is really the way to go. If you're not comfortable doing that then either a Stage 3 or something like the Yamaha Montage or Korg Kronos would do.
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