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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby cphollis » 24 Nov 2021, 16:18

I have both one of the early NS3Cs, and just got the latest-greatest version. They are essentially the same instrument. Going back and forth between the different layouts isn't an issue, as I do 5% programming and 95% performing. The new keybed was nice to my fingers, but -- then again -- the old one has gotten a *lot* of use.

If you can get significant $$$ off on used, great. I couldn't find that deal, so I spent a bit more and got a "B-stock" at a meaningful discount. I think there was maybe $150 between the two, so for $150, please send me a new unit.

This speaks to demand and resale value, which hasn't changed in over a decade of me buying and selling Nords.
I think I have gear issues ....
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby ericL » 24 Nov 2021, 16:44

I also have both, like cphollis - my first NS3 Compact is the early panel and I have a newer one with the updated panel. I learned the instrument with the first panel and it works just fine. The newer one is slightly more intuitive for some functions, though it really is a wash in the end. I sometimes forget which one is which, LOL. I usually have the older one as my rehearsal/sound editing board that I keep in a soft case for ease of transport to rehearsals. I keep my newer one in a flight case for gigs. I always have to remember to load new sounds and samples into the gig board when I've created things in the other one.

If you're getting a good deal on an older one, I say go for it!
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby Rusty » 25 Nov 2021, 00:19

Thank you for all the help, the keyboard was fine, sounded great and I bought it,
I’ve got it home and played on it a bit more tonight and it’s perfect in every respect. I’ve also updated to the latest 2.62 software. It was on 1.26.
Again. Thank you for all your help.
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby analogika » 25 Nov 2021, 01:31

Excellent!

Enjoy!
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby Schorsch » 25 Nov 2021, 10:25

Congrats Rusty, good choice!
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby cookie » Yesterday, 17:26

Where is the "KB Zones" in the new NS3-88 panel ?
I have it under button 5 (next to 4=Extern). I see this is named "Utility" : is this just a name change or should I look for another location ?

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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby Schorsch » Yesterday, 18:27

Hi, pressing the Utility button (Shift + Program 5) gives you access to two functions, which can be selected with the page buttons:

1) Prog Levels

2) KB Zones

There were dedicated buttons for each of the two on the old panel
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Re: Going to buy a NS3 this morning. What about bugs?

Postby cookie » Today, 01:56

Thanks for the clarification Schorsch !

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