New samples, new layout and individual sound previews!
The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is our essential selection of quality sampled sounds from a wide range of genres. In addition to a new improved layout for easier navigation, we've added individual sound demos and optimized a lot of our existing samples.
The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is compatible with Nord Stage 2 EX, Nord Stage 2, Nord Electro 5, Nord Electro 4 and Nord Piano 2. Please make sure you have the latest OS and Nord Sound Manager before transferring Nord Sample Library 2.0 files to your Nord.
Note: If you have an instrument that is not compatible with the Nord Sample Library 2.0, you can still find all of our first generation samples in the Nord Sample Library Archive.
Expressive, brilliant new Grand Piano now available for free download!
We're thrilled to present our latest addition to the Nord Piano Library! The Silver Grand is a medium sized grand piano of Japanese descent with a fantastically brilliant and expressive tone! The Silver Grand is available in XL, Large, Medium and Small sizes.
This OS v1.22 update fixes a bug introduced with the recently released v1.20 where the cleaning process in Nord Sound Manager could cause Nord Electro 5 to hang. This update also fixes a bug where set lists would sometimes reference the wrong programs when re-organizing programs.
OS v1.22 also includes the important bug fix from v1.20 where Drawbar adjustments in the Nord Electro 5 HP would start from the wrong value.
In addition to this, OS v1.22 also includes a number of great improvements for all Electro 5 models:
The Electro 5 now can be fully utilized as top manual when B3 organ is used in MIDI Split Mode, as either of the two presets now can have percussion activated (only one at a time).
Added Menu Setting for using the Sustain Pedal to change Rotary Speaker speed.
The Transpose feature can now be applied to MIDI in or out, through the MIDI menu.
Part Upper now supports Pitch Bend from an external MIDI keyboard, when in MIDI Split Mode.
We strongly recommend all Nord Electro 5 users to update to OS v1.22!
Download the new updates here. Full update history can be found here.
We are now releasing a new OS update v2.10 for our Stage 2 EX and Stage 2 models.
New updates include:
A new Dynamics (velocity) curve added, replacing the old "Normal"setting (no LED lit in Dynamics section). The new curve provides improved dynamic control when playing soft and makes the keyboard slightly "heavier". The old "Normal" curve is moved to position 1 and the old curves 1 and 2 were merged into position 2. Curve number 3 is the same as before. Important! Programs stored with the old "Normal"curve will be automatically re-stored to use the curve in position 1, the old "Normal" curve. Programs stored using old curves 1 or 2 will use the new merged curve in position 2 upon update.
Improved reliability of USB MIDI and USB sleep/resume behaviour.
Meet the man who has handcrafted every single Pitch Stick since the 90's
In a small workshop in southern Sweden one man has handcrafted every single Pitch Stick for our Nord Leads, Nord Waves, Nord Modulars and Nord Stages. His name is Aaby Henriksson, he has just turned 80 years old – and he’s still going strong!
New Synth Piano category in the Nord Piano Library
Our first addition to our new Synth Piano category in the Nord Piano Library are two classic sounds from the legendary DX synthesizer, namely Full Tines and Rubba Roads. These iconic synth pianos are incredibly expressive and we've really treated them as we do with acoustic instruments to capture their dynamic ranges. The Full Tines has a brillant, rich character and was one of the defining sounds in popular music during the 80's and 90's. The Rubba Roads is a more mellow type of sound that shares many sound characteristics with old vintage electric pianos.
Disclaimer: All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitutes an association or affiliation with Nord Keyboards. All trademarks are solely used to identify the products whose sound was studied during the development of the piano sound.