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Re: Advice please - Stage 3 or Roland or ?

Postby harmonizer » 14 Aug 2020, 17:25

I would expect the EP sounds and organ sounds to be better on the Nord than on the Roland (whether you get a Nord Stage 3 or Nord Electro 6).
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Re: Advice please - Stage 3 or Roland or ?

Postby Elias » 16 Aug 2020, 02:46

harmonizer wrote:I would expect the EP sounds and organ sounds to be better on the Nord than on the Roland (whether you get a Nord Stage 3 or Nord Electro 6).

I remember trying the RD2000 organ and finding it very artificial and the rotation speeds unnatural.

The kind of menu diving involved in the RD2000 feels weird now that i've gotten used to my Stage 3 and the way everything is super accessible. The two keyboards in a way feel like night and day.
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Re: Advice please - Stage 3 or Roland or ?

Postby anotherscott » 04 Sep 2020, 02:50

Skylight wrote:Here's my question: Why did you choose a Nord Stage 3 over other somewhat similar items? I'm shopping! My comparisons are generally centered on Roland products. In my future: gigs with surf & classic rock bands - so good piano & organ plus variety of other sounds

I don't know which Roland(s) you were comparing it to, but regardless, I think Nord pianos and organs are better than Roland. Some of the other sounds are better on Roland, though.

Skylight wrote:Now I just have to figure out - Electro 6D or Stage 3 Compact!

see general-nord-forum-f29/stage-3-compact-vs-electro-6d-t19980.html
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Re: Advice please - Stage 3 or Roland or ?

Postby martyjones6294 » 01 Oct 2020, 00:14

I have a Stage 3 and use it mainly for piano/EP and organ. The synth section doesn't have what I expect for sample playback. It's OK for VA, but incredibly limited on sample playback.

I use a Yamaha MODX7 that has the 2Gb RAM loaded with my favorite libraries; Grand Piano, Horns, Strings, etc. These augment the factory samples which are pretty darned good. AND you can have up to 8 operating at a time, including splits and layers. This can make massive sounds - great orchestras, horn groups, etc. And the scene function allows you to switch seamlessly with different setups with no load time - really great for songs that require a bunch of different stuff from the keyboardist.

I love the combination, but if I had to choose one, it would be tossup. Of course, The MODX costs half as much. The kicker for me is the organ module of the NS3, which sounds as good to my ears as my Hammond XK3c. So it would depend on the type of music that I was playing. For blues and rock, the NS3. For ballads and dance music, the MODX.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Advice please - Stage 3 or Roland or ?

Postby Ivan Jochner » 02 Oct 2020, 15:22

martyjones6294 wrote:I ю

I use a Yamaha MODX7 that has the 2Gb RAM loaded.

Hope that helps.


)) Small correction, 1 gig with MODX's.

I go for Roland cause of their crisp SYNTH sounds+ now multisampling.
(Roland always cared about external click for a drumer in their instruments).
Like Nord stage Compacts for their organ ,pianos and portability.
Yama Modx, portability , Dx7 engine, amazing acoustic sounds.
All of them got their hi and low points.
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