Nord Stage 3

J3PO Sound Bank

Brilliant patches for Nord Stage 3 from Julian "J3PO" Pollack. Incorporates electronic genres, progressive soul, experimental hip-hop and 80s synth-wave and features lo-fi sounds with vinyl crackle and tape hiss, retro analog synths and ambient patches.

J3PO Sound Bank NS3


"Many of the patches in this sound bank are influenced by classic and contemporary retro funk, soul, hip-hop, and R&B genres. Some of the sounds was created with inspiration from my collection of analog synths and pedals, and what was really fun to discover was that I could create a lot of these sounds using just the Nord Stage 3 itself."

The J3PO Sound Bank is divided into 6 different categories:

  1. Vinyl/Lo-Fi keyboards
  2. Hip-Hop/The Lesson
  3. Retrowave/80s Synths
  4. Weird Things 5. Leads/Arps/Miscellaneous
  5. Bass + Keys patches. 

To make the most out of the patches make sure to explore the Morphs assigned to the Modulation Wheel, Control Pedal and AfterTouch! 


  1. Make sure you are using the latest version of Nord Sound Manager.
  2. Connect the Nord Stage 3 to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. In Nord Sound Manager select the Program tab and select an empty bank from the Bank dropdown menu.
  4. Drag the J3PO Sound Bank Bundle 1 v6 EPs.ns3fb file onto the Program area. Optionally use the Bundle Down icon of the Nord Sound Manager toolbar and browse to the bundle in the dialog.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 for the second file.

Julian "J3PO" Pollack

Nord Stage 4
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Nord Stage 3

Julian Pollack aka J3PO is a pianist/keyboardist and producer based out of LA. Described by Timeout New York as a musician who “deftly balances virtuosity with tenderness,” Julian is an in-demand sideman as well a leader of his own projects.