Nord News archive

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

Improvements and bugfixes

2018-02-07

The new OS v1.36 contains refinements to Rotary Speaker as well as various improvements and bugfixes. See Update history for a complete list of changes. Download the Nord Stage 3 OS v1.36 here!

We recommend all Nord Stage 3 owners to update their instruments! 

Tec Award for the Nord Stage 3

"Best Musical Instrument Hardware"

2018-01-28

The Nord Stage 3 just recieved the prestigous TEC Award (Technical Excellence and Creativity) for Best Musical Instrument Hardware, at NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim, California! Thank you!

Introducing the Nord Electro 6

A refined modern classic

2018-01-19

The Nord Electro 6 series combines our award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package.

With 3 independent sound sections, a new streamlined user interface and the addition of Seamless Transitions, we're proud to present the most powerful and flexible Electro ever - a refined modern classic!

The Nord Electro 6 is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2018 with pricing to be announced and will be shown for the first time at NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim, California, January 25-28th, in booth #11110. 

Check out the Nord Electro 6 product page for full details. 

Baby Upright

Charming short scale Upright with huge sound

2017-12-21

Our latest addition to the Nord Piano Libary is a compact short scale piano of Swedish descent with a very distinct character.

The Baby Upright has a prominent mid with a slender bass due to the shorter strings. When pressing the sustain pedal the sound really comes alive with a lively ambience.  

Download the Baby Upright here

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/372131675

Nord Sample Converter

Convert your samples to the new sample format used in the Nord Stage 3!

2017-12-15

The Nord Sample Converter converts your existing Version 1 & 2 (.nsmp) files to the new Version 3 (.nsmp3) format used in the Nord Stage 3. Simply drag the .nsmp files to the application window and new .nsmp3 versions are automatically created inside a folder called "nsmp3" in the source folder.

Important: Converted files require Nord Stage 3 OS v1.32  or later

Download and read more about the Nord Sample Converter here.

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 sound demos 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!

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