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OS Update for Nord Stage 3

New features, improvements and bugfixes!

2017-09-20

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

2017-08-22

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.

https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/347093528

Amber Upright

Warm, soulful and clear addition to the Nord Piano Library

2017-07-04

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.

https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/334082806?secret_token=s-7Hi8g

Nord Stage 3 official demo

Walkthrough of the new features and sounds!

2017-06-20

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

Read all about the new Nord Stage 3 here.

And the winner of the Nord Live Session Contest 2017 is…

2017-06-07

...the Uruguayan Trio Cimarrón performing “Candombe del Pinar” featuring keyboardists Manuel Contrera and Hernán Peyrou. Congratulations with winning a Nord Electro 5D 61!

“Trio Cimarrón delivers an interesting mix of keyboards and percussion in combination with stunning musicianship and energy!” – Nord Keyboards Jury

Shared 2nd place and winners of Nord Merchandise are: Paolo Sessa (Italy), Andy Pidcock (UK), MAÅSS (France) and Christian Keymer (Germany). 
Thanks to all participants for your contributions! We have received several hundred videos and we will share some of our favorites later on.

Introducing the Nord Stage 3

The ultimate stage keyboard for the performing musician

2017-04-05

Continuing our vision of the ultimate instrument for the performing musician - we are very proud to introduce the Nord Stage 3

The fifth generation of our successful Stage Series, the Nord Stage 3 features our latest award-winning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback, acclaimed Nord C2D Organ Engine, a greatly enhanced Piano Section, and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional performance keyboard.

The Nord Stage 3 is scheduled for shipping in July 2017 with pricing to be announced. Nord Stage 3 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB.

Check out the Nord Stage 3 product page for full details!

Albin Westerlind Bank

A new sound bank for Nord Drum 3P

2017-02-22

Swedish composer and keyboardist Albin Westerlind has created an excellent sound bank for the Nord Drum 3P inspired by the music of the 80's. The Albin Bank contains 20 kits and can be downloaded here.

Important: Make sure that your Nord Drum 3P has the latest OS v1.24 before transferring the Albin Westerlind Bank  

https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/294986682?secret_token=s-GeM9n

Nord Live Session Contest 2017

Share your video - win a Nord Electro 5D

2017-02-02

We know there are thousands of gifted Nord players out there - now it’s time to share your talent with us. 
The most brilliant and inspiring contribution will be awarded a brand new Nord Electro 5D 61!

Click here to read more!

Nick Semrad Sound Banks

Signature Sound Banks for Nord Lead A1 and Stage 2/2 EX!

2017-02-01

US keyboardist/producer and sound designer Nick Semrad (Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Miss Lauryn Hill, Bilal, Gabriel Garzon-Montano) has created a bunch of amazing signature patches for the Nord Lead A1 and the Nord Stage 2 / 2 EX.

The Nick Semrad Stage 2 / 2 EX Bank features 50 creative patches in Bundle format, and the Nick Semrad A1 Bank features 50 programs.

Download here: Nord Lead A1 | Nord Stage 2 EX | Nord Stage 2

Software Updates

New OS and Nord Sound Manager

2017-01-25

This software update includes new OS for Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Electro 5 and Nord Piano 3 fixing a bug related to long release for synth pianos.

Download the new OS v2.20 for Nord Stage 2 EX and Nord Stage 2

Download the new OS v1.40 for Nord Electro 5

Download the OS v1.20 for Nord Piano 3 

We have also updated the Nord Sound Manager adding support for Stage 2/2 EX with increased piano bank locations and Wurlitzers moved to E.Piano 1 bank (introduced with NS2/NS2EX OS v2.20). 

Download the new Nord Sound Manager v6.90 here 

We recommend all users to update your instruments to the new OS versions! 

Full update history can be found here: Nord Stage 2 EX, Nord Stage 2, Nord Electro 5, Nord Piano 3 and Nord Sound Manager

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