Nord Stage 3 OS Update v1.22

Improvements and bug fixes


Program, Song and Synth Preset handling

Song Mode: Song parts now reference programs by name, rather than by position. This means that Songs stay intact when moving programs.
Synth Presets: Presets are now referenced by name rather than by position when loaded into Programs. This means that moving presets is possible without breaking references from Programs.

Improved navigation for Synth Presets and Samples

Synth Preset list view now features User, Samp and Cat sorting modes for improved navigation.

  • User - The 8x50 Synth Preset banks that can be stored to by the user.
  • Samp - A list of the “Read-Only”, auto-generated, Sample Presets.
  • Cat - Press down for a list of categories. When Cat soft button is focused, Page buttons can be used to quickly switch between categories.

The Synth Section display is now dedicated to showing the oscillator settings. I.e. Synth Preset numbers are only shown in the main display. 

Other improvements and Bug fixes

  • Increased pan in Synth Unison and reduction of phasing when using Unison with Samples.
  • Extensive redesign of the Synth FM implementation. Note: Existing presets/programs using FM will sound different after the update!
  • Smoother Analog Delay rate changes
  • Improved Piano response when using both Panels and playing many notes 
  • Output Routing bug for navigating across programs using Rotary
  • Stage 3 Compact could become silent in Song Mode in Drawbar Live mode.

Download the Nord Stage 3 OS v1.22 here!

See Update history for a complete list of changes.

Important: The latest version of Nord Sound Manager v7.10 is required after updating to OS v1.22.

We always recommend to make a backup before performing an OS update.

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

New features, improvements and bugfixes!


The new Nord Stage 3 OS v1.12 features include added Output Routing and Dual KB options, improved List view for browsing Synth Presets, Programs and Pianos and the possibility to assign a category when storing programs. 

Other Improvements include shorter boot time and the Level knobs for each section now offer more detailed control of the volume when turned slowly. The OS Update also fixes a number of bugs related to MIDI, Extern Section and booting with certain types of sustain pedals connected.

Download the Nord Stage 3 OS v1.12 here. See Update History for full details on what's new.

EDIT: Updated to version OS v1.14 fixing some issues introduced with OS v1.12.

We strongly recommend all Stage 3 owners to update to the latest OS version! 

Layers and Digital Grands

New category and sounds in the Nord Piano Library


We have just added a new Layer category to the Nord Piano Library. The Layer category contains expressive, multi-sampled layered combinations of classic synths and pianos reminiscent of the 80's and 90's. 

Additionally, we have also added 2 new vintage Digital Grand pianos, DigiGrand 1 and 2 to our Digital Piano category. 

All these sounds were introduced with the Nord Stage 3 factory bank, and are now available for instruments compatible with the Nord Piano Library.

Amber Upright

Warm, soulful and clear addition to the Nord Piano Library


Our latest addition to the Nord Piano Library is a magnificent large sized Upright of German descent. The Amber Upright is warm, soulful and clear and is more reminiscent of a small grand piano due to its size.

Check out sounddemos below and download the Amber Upright here.

Nord Stage 3 official demo

Walkthrough of the new features and sounds!


Check out Swedish keyboardist Joel Lyssarides demonstrating our new flagship instrument, the Nord Stage 3.

Read all about the new Nord Stage 3 here.