I wanted an ND2 and I (slightly less) wanted the drum pad that goes with it. Yay ethernet cable.
But I didn't have the money at the time, especially to buy both at once. The ND3P demands you to commit to all or nothing, and to submit to their way of thinking. As long as you use MIDI it's fine, but "1 generic trigger input" and "for Kick drum pad or similar..." says a lot about how little Nord considered the youth who like to hook up disparate pieces of equipment into a cobbled-together modular instrument. Here's your iPad app, now move along.
I try to tell myself I don't need 6 trigger inputs, but they were a part of the appeal of the ND2. Mostly, it's the small Micro Modular-esque footprint that I miss the most.
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 Note ON/OFF
* MIDI Program Change
* MIDI CC parameter control
* 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, 250mA