Scan code: LN145644 Manufacturer code: NOR0013

Nord Drum 3P Modeling Percussion Synthesizer

Nord Drum - 3P, 6-Channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer with Integrated Multi-Pad, Reverb and Delay Effects

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Scan code: LN145644 Manufacturer code: NOR0013
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6-Channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer
Nord - Drum 3P

Nord Drum 3P

Endless PotentialThe compact yet powerful Nord Drum 3P combines incredible playability with limitless sound design possibilities. New features include integrated multi-pad, Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly. The Sound generation takes place in the three sections Tone, Noise and Click. The sounds of the Nord Drum 3P are all synthesized in real-time, so you can both sculpt and play sounds with a unique dynamic response, regardless if you prefer to play with drum sticks or from a sequencer.

Amazing Features • Integrated multipad, kick pad input and MIDI
• New preset 'Drum Select' library for kicks, snares, toms and more
• Advanced sound engine with Resonant Synthesis, Subtractive synthesis and FM-synthesis
• Drive, Sample-Rate reduction, Ring Modulation and EQ-effects for each pad
• Reverb and Delay Effects - adjustable amount for each pad

Simplified Sound Selection

Nord Drum 3P

Updated Sound BankThe added Drum Select feature lets you browse a wide range of great sounding drums sounds, simply assigned to each pad individually. Easily replace toms, cymbals or kicks in seconds by selecting from our new preset library.

The new Drum Select banks feature 9 categories of great preset sounds that can be easily assigned to any of the six pads/channels, its also a great starting point in rehearsal situations when you need to find the right sounds in a matter of seconds.

The categories include Bass drums, Snare drums, Toms, Hi-hats, Cymbals, Percussion, Bells, Tuned Percussion and Effects.

Sound Creation

Nord Drum 3P

TONE SECTIONThe Tone Section is specialized for creating tonal and harmonically complex sound spectras and has four synthesis modes – Resonant synthesis, Subtractive Synthesis, Frequency Modulation and Ring Modulation synthesis.

The Resonant synthesis mode provides a variety of complex spectras inspired by materials like drum heads, marimba, vibraphone, tines and cymbals. A unique feature includes the possibility to tune harmonic spectra. The Subtractive Wave types include Sine, Saw, Square, Pulse waveforms and T-Bridge Oscillators and are brilliant for creating classic synth-type drum sounds and effects.

The FM Synthesis mode features 6 different FM algorithms where the Frequency parameter controls modulation amount and Spectra controls modulation frequency. The Ring Modulation mode features 2 different types of Ring Modulation.

NOISE SECTIONThe Noise section is all about producing noise and is very powerful. Create anything from silky smooth hiss to gritty gravel to give the Tone part of the sound more texture.

The Noise can be sculpted with Low-Pass, High-Pass or Band-Pass filters with Cut-Off and Resonance controls. Once you've found the noise of your choice, it can be adjusted to respond dynamically to velocity in the same manner as with the Tone section with the Dyn Filter control.

The Decay control is just as powerful, with a choice of Linear, Exponential and Gated decay types. A Dynamic Decay mode lets you set different Decay lengths for soft and hard strokes. Combine this with the equally powerful dynamic controls of the Tone Section and before you know it, you'll realize the potential for creating complex sounds with fascinating material-like behaviors!

CLICK SECTIONThe Click-section is a specialized section for an ultra-short attack to the sound. A wide range of different click types are available along with a level control for finding the sweet spot where the Click merges with the other elements and becomes one coherent sound.


ultimate flexibilityEach of the 6 channels of the Nord Drum 3P has its own powerful effects – Drive, EQ and Ring Modulation. Adding just a touch of Drive to your sounds can make a huge difference in terms of realism, while the Sample-Rate reduction is perfect for Lo-fi crackling effects. Ring Modulation can be used for slow tremolo-like effects to total atonal mayhem. A flexible parametric Equalizer with selectable band and amount is also available for each channel, brilliant for adding some finish or character to your sounds.

The Nord Drum 3 features two new Master Effects, Reverb and Delay. The Reverb features 5 room algorithms (Tiled Room, Room, Plate, Stage and Hall) with controls for tonal colour. The Delay effect features a Tap Tempo-mode and adjustable feedback amount. The amount of Reverb and Delay can be set individually for each of the 6 channels of the Nord Drum 3P


Stereo realismThe Channel Mixer sets the level for each channel and also features a Pan control for creating a huge stereo image. If you like to send the kick to a separate output, just pan that channel all the way to the left and the other channels to the right.


More controlMIDI in/out is also available for using the Nord Drum 3P with any kind of MIDI pads or sequence it from an external MIDI Sequencer. All of the Nord Drum 3P sound parameters can be controlled via CC-controls over MIDI. If you own an iPad don't miss our free iPad app Nord Beat, specifically designed for sequencing the Nord Drum 3P via MIDI.

Trigger Interface

multi-purposeEverything you play when using the multipads and external input is automatically output to the MIDI output, making the Nord Drum 3 a great controller for other sound sources via MIDI.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Global 4 Character LED-display
4 Banks x 50 Programs for Drum Kits
9 Drum banks for single drum sounds - Bass Drums, Snare Drums, Toms, Hi-Hats, Cymbals, Percussion, Bells, Tuned Percussion, Effects
8 User Banks x 50 sounds for single drum sounds
Free OS updates
Sound Generation 6-channel Percussion Modeling Syntesizer
Tone section - Resonance modeling, Subtractive, Ring Modulation and FM-synthesis
Noise section - Low Pass 12dB/24dB, High Pass 12db/24dB, High Pass High Cut and Band Pass 6dB/12dB filter. Adjustable resonance and filter envelope response
Click section - 12 click types, Noise Waveforms, Short Pulses, High Pass Filtered Pulses and Chirps. Adjustable level.
Effects Global Stereo Reverb with 5 reverb modes (Tiled Room, Room, Plate, Stage and Hall) and Color highpass/low pass. Reverb amount can be adjusted per channel.
Global Delay with Rate (Milliseconds), Feedback and Tap Tempo mode (BPM)
Drive, Sample Rate Reduction and Ring Modulation Effects per channel
EQ with Gain and Frequency controls per channel
Pads and Trigger Input 6 integrated rubber pads with adjustable Input Threshold/Sensitivity
External Trigger input with adjustable Input Threshold/Sensitivity for Kick drum pad or similar
Adjustable Dynamic Response Curves
Channel Peak/Activity indicator
MIDI Program Change
MIDI CC parameter control
Connections 2 Audio Outputs ¼", 6,35 mm (unbalanced)
Stereo Headphones Output - 1/8”, 3,5 mm
MIDI in & out - 5 pin DIN connectors
1 generic trigger input - ¼”, 6,35 mm
DC input - 12V, 500mA
Dimensions 29,9 x 4,85 x 28,1 cm
11,78" x 1.9" x 11,2"
Weight 1,85 kg
4,1 lbs
Included Accessories User Manual
Universal Module Mount
Universal Power Adapter
Number of Pads 6
Inputs 1 x MIDI In
Trigger Inputs 1
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Jack
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jack
  • 1 x MIDI Out
Sound Types  
Kick Pedal No
Stool No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN145644
Model Number NOR0013

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Nord Drum 3P Modeling Percussion Synthesizer
Nord Drum 3P Modeling Percussion Synthesizer