Nord News archive

Electro 5 OS Update

Big OS Update for the new Electro 5!

2015-05-13

The new OS v1.10 features a number of great improvements and also some bugfixes!

New features include:

  • B3 Pedal Bass engine has been expanded with 12 Tone-Wheels for extended range.
  • Inactive Sound Sources are no longer shown in the display
  • Improved Settings Menu Layout for better overview

We have also made some minor adjustments to the Factory Bank fixing some samples that were mapped incorrectly. The new version can be found on the Download page.

Head over to the Download Section to download the new Electro 5 OS v1.10 and see the complete update history here!

Dream Theater keyboard virtuoso Jordan Rudess popped by the booth for chat with our product specialist Staffan.

Nord at Musikmesse 2015

Check out some snapshots from the booth!

2015-04-16

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015 is on and we got a really nice booth this year with all our current products all ready to be played, including the newcomers Electro 5 and Stage 2 EX. Click on the image for a slideshow from the Nord booth and more!

Nord Stage 2 EX

Introducing the new Nord Stage 2 EX!

2015-04-09

Introduced at the Musikmesse 2015, the Nord Stage 2 EX updates our award-winning Nord Stage 2 instrument line with 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library and a new ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable HP76 model. 

NEW DOUBLED MEMORY FOR NORD PIANO LIBRARY The Nord Stage 2 EX features 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library allowing you to bring even more of our unique sampled acoustic and electric pianos on stage.

NEW ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT 76-KEY MODEL The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 sports an ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-G) as found in the Electro 3/4/5 HP and Piano 2 HP models. Weighing only 12 kg (27,3 lb), this makes the Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 the most portable Hammer Action Stage instrument ever.

NEW IMPROVED FACTORY SOUND BANK The Nord Stage 2 EX features a brand new Factory Sound Bank with both new sounds in the Piano Library as well as a completely updated and refined selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library. We've also optimized our sounds allowing you to fit even more sounds without comprising playability.

Head on over to the Nord Stage 2 EX product page to read more!

The Nord Stage 2 EX is shown at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015, April 15-18th, Halle 5.1 B96.

Nord Electro 5 video out!

Check out the official demo video!

2015-04-02

This new video goes through some of the highlights in the Nord Electro 5, including the new Set List feature, Control Pedal functionality, Split and Layer and the new Principal Pipe Organ model!

Music performed by Erik "Errka" Petersson. Read all about the Nord Electro 5 here!

Official Merchandise!

You've got the keyboard, now get the cup and hoodie!

2015-03-19

We are proud to present our official merchandise store featuring both Nord clothing and accessories. 

Check it out at
nordkeyboards.spreadshirt.net (EU) or
nordkeyboards.spreadshirt.com if you live in USA, Canada or Latin America!

Chinese Orchestra

Exclusively sampled Chinese traditional instruments

2015-02-02

This collection focuses on traditional Chinese Orchestra instruments, with exclusively sampled string and wind instruments such as Dizi, Erhu, Guqin, Guzheng, Liuqin, Pipa, Suona, Xiao and Zhongruan.

The Chinese Instrument collection was created by Pierre Pradat, a french musician established in Bejing, China. Check out some sound demos below and download the new sounds here!

https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/78249517

Nord Electro 5

Introducing the new Electro 5 series at NAMM 2015!

2015-01-16

With enhancements to every area of the instrument, the Electro 5 redefines Nord’s legendary live keyboard. From every sound-generating section, its user-interface and to its functionality, the Electro 5 is more refined, more live-focused, and more flexible than ever. 

Highlights include 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library, 256 MB memory for the Nord Sample Library, the ability to Split and Layer sounds and a big OLED display. 

Read all about the new Nord Electro 5 here!

The Nord Electro 5 will be shown for the first time at NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, California, January 22-25th, in booth #6464. 

Nord Lead 4 OS Update

New features and bugfixes for the Nord Lead 4

2014-12-23

The new Nord Lead 4 OS v1.30 includes several features from the Nord Lead A1 as well as general improvements and bugfixes.

Highlights:

  • Multi Focus feature: When in Multi Focus mode is activated all parameter changes will affect all enable slots. To enable Mulit Focus mode press SHIFT+KBD tracking. Simultaneously flashing Slot LED indicate that Multi Focus is enabled. 
  • Slot handling now works like the Lead A1 - other slots can now be toggled on/off while pressing an enabled slot button, and tap another button to toggle it.
  • Solo mode: Double click on a slot button to enter Solo mode, with a proper mute function. Leave Solo mode by pressing any slot button. 
  • When switching between Program and Performance mode, if Copy is held simultaneously the slot buffers are copied into the destination mode, like on the A1.
  • Global Octave Shift is now stored in performances.

For a complete list of changes see the OS Update History page.

Get the new OS and the revised User Manual describing the new features on the Nord Lead 4 Download page.

Mellotron Master Tapes

Mellotron Master Tapes

Exclusive new addition to Nord Sample Library

2014-11-06

We are very proud to offer these exclusive original Master Tape recordings that were used to produce the legendary sounds of the Mellotron.  

The Master Tapes offer high fidelity versions of the classic Mellotron sounds, as well as several previously unreleased Mellotron sounds and ultra-rare custom made sounds for Yes, Roxy Music, Genesis, Jack Bruce, BSabbath and Tangerine Dream and more. We are also thrilled to finally include the charming Rhythms and Fills from the Mellotron MK I and MK II.

Download the unique Mellotron Master Tapes here!

Mellow Upright

Unique new gentle soft-hammered Upright

2014-10-27

This Upright was fitted with extra soft felt hammers to accommodate a more mellow, dampened tone. With its gentle dynamic response the Mellow Upright is a unique addition to our Nord Piano Library, and a real gem if you have a preference for a calm, dreamy and rich feel.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172266882?secret_token=s-Z8RVS

Download the new Mellow Upright here!

Important information:
Owners of Nord Electro 3, Nord Electro 3 HP, Nord Electro 4, Nord Stage and Nord Stage EX are strongly recommended to upgrade to the most recent OS version for optimal performance.

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