Derek Sherinian's website has a section dedicated to his studio gear setup. Two Clavia Nord Lead 3s are listed under "Keyboards." This is a keyboard Derek Sherinian uses both in studio and in live sessions. He's also an endorser of Nord keyboards. Original source [here](http://www.dereksherinian.com/gear-studio.html).more
Very clean sound quality (not an analog emulation) with an extremely flexible sound engine and the best interface I have ever used. I am very partial to good user interfaces so take that into consideration. It is great for FM-like tones as well.
Has bad rep for factory patch quality vs other Nord Leads. But the inherent quality and actual capability is rather better.