Nord Drum 3P Modeling Percussion Synthesizer Multipad


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Nord Drum 3P

Gearank High Notes

Nord Drum 3P: Equal Highest Rated Electronic Drum Padl - 2021.06

Gearank Recommended

The Nord Drum 3P appeared on our recommended list for Electronic Drum Pads when we published the first edition in June 2021 and it remains there today.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Music Radar Simon Arblaster 90/100
Sound On Sound Mark Gordon 95/100
424recording Mike 94/100
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Many owners have praised the electronic sounds that are not only included but creatable. They describe it as being a very "musical" device.

Players who need a sample based multipad will need to look elsewhere as this is a synth based drum pad, not for loading samples. Also, some players felt limited by the single external input for additional pads.

This for the music producers and beatmakers who want a percussion-style synthesizer to not only craft unique sounds, but play them too.


  • Built-in pads: 6
  • External inputs:1 generic trigger input - ¼”
  • Internal Sounds:
    4 Banks of preset sounds containing 50 kits each
    4 Empty banks for saving 50 user kits each
    Editable preset sounds (24 bass drums, 24 snares, 10 toms, 10 hi-hats, 10 cymbals, 18 percussion sounds, 10 bells, 10 tuned percussion sounds)
  • Effects:
    Global Stereo Reverb with 5 reverb modes and Color high pass/low pass
    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
  • Additional Functions: Advanced sound engine with Resonant Synthesis, Subtractive synthesis and FM-synthesis, sequencing in the Nord Beat app
  • Dimensions (WHD): 11.78" x 1.9" x 11.2"
  • Weight: 4.1 lbs