Nord World Archive
Nord Artist of the Month: Nick Semrad
Nick Semrad is a keyboard player/producer based in LA and NYC, and has performed/performs with such artists as Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Miss Lauryn Hill, Bilal, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and many others. Check him out!
Nord Drum 3P Basics - Selecting, replacing and storing sounds
In this new series we will cover the basic functionality of the Nord Drum 3P, starting off with browsing kits, replacing sounds in a kit and storing custom kits.
Amazing live session with Kemuel Roig
Cuban keyboard virtuoso and Nord Artist Kemuel Roig showing some excellent skills on the Nord Stage 2 EX. Check it out!
Nord Artist of the Month: Albin Westerlind
Nord Artist of the month is Swedish keyboardist and composer Albin Westerlind. Check him out here!
Jesús Javier Molina Acosta on the Electro 4 HP
Do not miss this amazing clip of Jesús Javier Molina Acosta performing some magic on his Nord Electro 4 HP!
JP Cooper - One More Time/Again
British pop/soul singer JP Cooper performing live at BBC Radio1 featuring a Nord Stage 2 and Nord Electro 5D.
Allen Stone - Upside
Amazing live session with Allen Stone and his band on top of the Capitol Records Tower, featuring two Nord Stage 2 and a Nord C2D!
Nord Artist of the Month: Christopher Noodt
Nord Artist of the Month is German keyboardist Christopher Noodt! Berlin-based Noodt is one of Germany's most in demand keyboardists and has collaborated with many of Germany´s top-acts, such as Mark Forster, Marteria, Dendemann, Sido and many more. Check him out!
Take a look at more of our German Nord artists here!
Thirsty Merc - Tommy and Krista
Australian rock band Thirsty Merc performing "Tommy and Krista" featuring excellent keyboard player Rai Thistlethwayte on a Nord Stage EX.
NLA1 Creative Sound Design - part 4
In the final episode of our Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design series Swedish keyboardist Albin demonstrates how to create an expressive virtual instrument using 4 layers.
All patches in this tutorial series will be available for download here!
Anthony Hamilton - Coming From Where I'm From
Grammy Award winning R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton performing a great version of “Coming From Where I'm From” live at BBC Radio 1 with a Nord Stage 2.
Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Static and effect based layers
In the third episode of our Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design series, Albin Westerlind shows an example of working with static and effect based layers.
All patches in this tutorial series will be available for download here!
Nadia Washington - Come Back To Me
Check out brilliant Nadia Washington blending soul, jazz and RnB in this live session featuring a Nord C1 and Nord Electro 3!
Nord Artist of the Month: Javad Day
Nord Artist of the Month is American keyboardist Javad Day who has worked with artists such as Chaka Khan, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Backstreet Boys to name a few. Check him out here!
Playing the Nord Drum 3P with hands
Swedish drummer Julia Ivansson has made a great video playing the Nord Drum 3P with hands (over a prerecorded groove she also created with the Nord Drum 3P).
Nord at Musical Instruments Fair Japan
Our new distributor in Japan, YMJ Yamaha Music Japan, boosted the Nord brand with an impressive booth at Musical Instruments Fair Japan November 4-6. Thanks Toshihiro for a job well done!
Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Creating a dynamic patch
In the second episode of this Nord Lead A1 tutorial series, keyboardist Albin Westerlind demonstrates how to create a very dynamic and playable patch. Read more and download the patch here!
Nord at China Music Show
Our new distribution partner Algam China and their excellent demonstrator Pierre Pradat raising eyebrows and open up ears to the Nord sound at China Music Show in Shanghai. Check out some photos from the show!
Mats/Morgan Live Sessions - Part 3: Improvised
Third and final video from our Live Session with the legendary Mats/Morgan Band - this time two improvised pieces, one with the whole band and one featuring Mats solo on the Nord Piano 3.
Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Playing Live with Multilayers
In this new Nord Lead A1 tutorial series Swedish keyboardist and composer Albin Westerlind will focus on creative sound design using the Nord Lead A1 and how to make patches optimized for live performances.
In this first episode Albin demonstrates how to work with a multilayer patch using the morph feature. All patches in this tutorial series will be available for download here!
Raid - Keys & Turns
Check out Serbian DJ and Composer Raid in this improvised session combining a Nord Stage 2 and some scratching!
The Paul Skerritt Band feat. James Harrison - Cheek to Cheek
British keyboard player James Harrison showing some great skills on his Nord Piano 2 in this live session with the Paul Skerritt Band.
Asher Fulero Band - "Get It"
Here's a great clip of US Nord Artist Asher Fulero Band performing a very smooth funk fusion number live at Goodfoot Pub & Lounge in Portland, Oregon.
Nord Artist of the Month: Julia Ivansson
Nord Artist of the Month is Swedish drummer Julia Ivansson who currently plays with Jens Lekman, Rebecka & Fiona, Mapei and more!
Nord Live Sessions #2: Mats/Morgan Band - "Valdez in the Country"
We had the pleasure of recording a session with the legendary Swedish musicians Mats Öberg and Morgan Ågren who have been playing together since early 80's. The current band also includes the amazing multi-instrumentalist Stefan Jernståhl on keys.
Nord Drum 3P with loop pedal
US percussionist and drummer Larry Salzman sent us this inspiring video where he plays the Nord Drum 3P with a loop pedal to overdub different elements with this atmospheric composition as the result.
Christian Frentzen on the Nefertiti MKI
Superb playing by German musician Christian Frentzen showing off the new Nefertiti MKI! If you haven't already, download the Nefertiti for your own Nord for free here.
Maya Fadeeva - "Moves Like Jagger" -
Super cool jazz rendition of the Maroon 5 song "Moves Like Jagger by Russian singer/songwriter and producer Maya Fadeeva and her band, with a really tasty piano performance by Daniel Koegel on the Nord Piano 2!
Shout-out to Deka Group in Panama!
We are grateful to have so many great distributors all over the world that work hard to make our instruments available to musicians. Today we would like to give an extra shout out to one of our newest distributors, namely Deka Group in Panama who've really impressed us with their dedication and arranging Nord clinics. Here's a little collage from some of their Nord Clinics and events from the last year! Keep up the good work!
Nord Artist of the Month - Emie R Roussel
Nord Artist of the Month is Canadian pianist and composer Emie R Roussel, here seen performing with her Emie Roussel Trio on the Nord Stage 2!
Oh Wonder - "Technicolour Beat"
Great atmospheric pop from UK band Oh Wonder performing their song "Technicolour Beat" featuring the Nord Electro 5 HP!
Tor Egil Braseth - "Come Sunday" (Ellington)
YouTube user Tor Egil Braseth made this fantastic little video where he's playing Duke Ellingtons "Come Sunday" on the new Nefertiti MKI (with the amp sim enabled)!
Night Marks Electric Trio - "Archeo X"
Groovy stuff from Polish Night Marks Electric Trio with nice bits on the Nord Stage 2!
Julia Holter - "Feel You"
The amazing Julia Holter performing "Feel You" live on KCRW, with Julia on the Nord Stage 2!
Run River North - "29"
Slow morning? Let Run River North wake you up with their song "29" performed live in JamInTheVan!
Hilda - "Smashing Hearts"
Check out Swedish artist Hilda performing her song "Smashing Hearts" live accompanied by a Nord Stage 2 and a Nord Lead 4!
Akie Bermiss - Medicine
Raw and groovy stuff from US artist Akie Bermiss in this Sofar Sounds session in New York, performing the song "Medicine"!
I Am Karate - Bloom (Livesession)
Check out Swedish electro pop duo I Am Karate performing their song "Bloom" featuring the Nord Stage 2!
REKK - "I Never Thought"
If you're in the need for some soothing folk rock, check out german band REKK's beautiful song "I Never Thought" featuring the Nord Stage 2.
Steve Winwood chooses the Nord C2D
"The Nord C2D is the most adaptable keyboard I’ve ever come across." he says. "It can be a tone-wheel organ, a vintage euro organ, a pipe organ or two attached, programmable midi keyboards, all of which I make use of at various times, and its internal sounds are infinitely useable".
Susanna feat. Helge Sten & John Paul Jones 'We Offer'
Listen to Norwegian singer, musician and producer Susanna Wallumrød perform her song "We Offer" with none other than John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on Mandolin and Norwegian noise legend Helge Sten (Deathprod) on guitar in this special WiMP session.
MIPA 2016 Award for the Nord Piano 3!
We're thrilled to have received the MIPA Award 2016 in the category "Best Stage Keyboard" for our new Nord Piano 3 tonight at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
Introducing the Matt Cossey Tutorial series
In this new Tutorial series British keyboardist Matt Cossey will guide you through some of the brilliant Nord features and share his tips and tricks to get the most out of your Nord keyboard. In the first episode he's demonstrating the Morph Assign feature.
Performance and Production by Matt Cossey.
Thomas Reichhart - Qui Vive! (Op. 12) Grand Galop
Great performance and video by German pianist Thomas Reichhart showing the Nord Piano in action!
East Forest - Hold On
Armed with a looper, a Nord Electro 4 and a bunch of effects and field recordings - East Forest creates a live electro-acoustic dreamscape from the ground up combining elements of classical, electronic, and experimental pop. Enjoy!
Visit from Italy
Yesterday we had the pleasure of having our Italian distributor Mogar Music and dealers from all over the country at the Nord HQ. The training day included a factory tour, product seminars, Q&A with Hans Nordelius and was rounded up with a nice dinner. Thanks for a great day and keep up your good work!
Ella Eyre - Deeper
Check out British R&B singer Ella Eyre performing "Deeper" at Capital FM featuring a Nord Piano 2!
Third Rail featuring George Whitty - Do A Little Dance
Jazz fusion supergroup Third Rail performing live in Cologne featuring keyboardist/producer George Whitty on a Nord Lead 3.
Billy Bragg - Ideology
English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg performing "Ideology" live in his studio featuring Owen Parker using a Nord Electro 4D and a Nord Piano 2.
Wintergatan - Marble Machine
It's not red but we're happy to make an exception for this fantastic video of Swedish renaissance man Martin Molin's homebuilt "Marble Machine" – powered by hand and featuring 2000 marbles! Unbelievable stuff and great tune too!
Nord Artist of the Month is Owen Parker
Nord Artist of the Month is British keyboard player Owen Parker who has worked with artists such as Annie Lennox, Billy Bragg, James Morrison, Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams. Check him out here!
HÆLOS - Dust
London-based electro-pop trio Hælos performing "Dust" at KEXP using a Nord Piano 2 HP.
Gesu no Kiwami Otome - Otonatic
Japanese progressive indie band Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女。) performing "Otonatic" featuring a Nord Electro 4.
X Ambassador at Nord HQ
Yesterday we had the pleasure of having X Ambassadors' keyboardist Casey Harris at the Nord Factory for a tour and a chat!
Zara Larsson - Uncover
Swedish rising star Zara Larsson performing her hit single "Uncover" live at Vevo Dscvr featuring a Nord Stage 2!
Nord Artist of the Month is Johan Dalgaard
Nord Artist of the Month is Johan Dalgaard, read more about him here.
Meet James Bay's keyboardist Jack Duxbury
Our UK distributor Sound Technology had the pleasure of meeting Jack Duxbury, keyboard player with James Bay, for an interview. Check it out!
Nord Artist of the Month: Joel Lyssarides
Nord Artist of the Month is the young gifted Swedish jazz pianist and composer Joel Lyssarides!
Oddisee - "Contradiction's Maze"
American rapper and producer Oddisee performing "Contradiction's Maze" live at KUTX Austin featuring a Nord Electro 4. Check it out!
Haywyre - Endlessly
American electronic jazz artist Haywyre performing his new single Endlessly using a Nord Stage 2.
Nord Artist of the Month: David Cook
Nord Artist of the Month is US Keyboard player David Cook!
MusicRadar reviews the Nord Stage 2 EX
"Its no menu diving/live focused approach is still hard to beat and the sounds/facilities are top-notch. The Nord Keyboards Stage 2 EX is a killer package...".
Read full MusicRadar review here
The Stone Foxes - Eye For Love
San Fransisco-based rock and roll band The Stone Foxes performing Eye For Love featuring a Nord Electro 3 on Audiotree Live.
Nord Live Sessions #1
We're happy to kick off the Nord Live Sessions at the Nord factory in Stockholm. In this first session we invited the three young Stockholm-based musicians Joel Lyssarides, Oskar Alex and Axel Fagerberg to play around with some of their ideas. Enjoy!
Recorded live with no external processing, except for a multi-effect pedal on the Nord Drum 2.
Ella Eyre - Love Me Like You
Talented singer Ella Eyre performing Love Me Like You at the Abbey Road studios featuring a Nord Piano 2.
Nord Seminar at RML
We're a proud sponsor of RML Music College in Stockholm - a music education for talented young musicians focusing on instrumental studies and songwriting. Earlier this week our Product Specialist Staffan held a Nord Seminar at RML including the history of Nord, Product demonstrations and other nice-to-know stuff!
Brandon Coleman at the Nord HQ
Excellent keyboard player Brandon Coleman, currently touring with Kamasi Washington, stopped by the Nord Factory today. It was a pleasure having you here!
Nord Training Day with Adagio and AB Music
We just had the pleasure of spending a day with representatives from our Spanish distributor Adagio and associated music stores for a day filled with all things Nord. Thank you!
Rikard From And The Organics - It's All About My Girl
Stunning live session by Rikard From and the Organics on Swedish Radio P4 Västerbotten featuring a Nord C2D!
Electro 5D gets 10/10 and Future Music Platinum Award!
The Delta Saints visited the Nord Factory
We just had the pleasure of meeting the lovely guys from Nashville based group The Delta Saints, who're playing in Stockholm tonight!
Nord on MusicTech's list of the ten best 10/10's
"We could put any number of Nords in this Best 10/10 category, so well and consistently have they scored over the years. That goes for the Stage, the Lead, even the A1, but were we to be forced to go for one, it would probably be the Nord Lead 4. For a wide-ranging synth, this is the one. For an analogue and easy option, go for the A1; for a proper keyboard, go for the Stage. Like we said, pick a Nord, any Nord…"
Read full article here.
Visit from James Bay's keyboardist
British keyboard player Jack Duxbury, currently touring with James Bay, stopped by the Nord HQ for a Factory Tour while in town. Nice having you here!
Jim Watson jamming on the Nord C2D
Another great live performance by Jim Watson and Simon Lea at the Sound Technology Sessions, this time featuring a Nord C2D.
Marcus Miller Band feat. Brett Williams
Stunning live session from Marcus Miller Band at the North Sea Jazz Fest 2015 featuring the talented keyboardist Brett Williams on a Nord Stage 2.
Snarky Puppy - Ready Wednesday
Amazing groove from the New York-based collective Snarky Puppy live at Jefferson Center featuring a Nord Stage and a Nord Electro. Enjoy!
Training Day at Nord HQ
Our Swiss distributor Heer Music visited the Nord HQ for a busy Training Day featuring a factory tour, product training and a Q&A session with Hans Nordelius followed by a nice dinner. We also had the pleasure to invite the great musician and demonstrator Matt Cossey from the UK. Many thanks to Heer Music and Matt Cossey for a really nice day!
Nord at Salon Algam
Last week we had the pleasure to visit the Salon Algam arranged by our French distributor Algam. Hundreds of dealers visited the event including great live performances, mingling and product demonstrations by French keyboardist Jacques Julienne. Thanks to everyone at Algam and keep up the good work!
Nord Electro 5 reviewed in Keyboard Magazine
Nord Electro 4D at the Apple Event
Great to see a Nord Electro 4D on stage with One Republic at the Apple Event September 9. Check it out!
Introduction to the Nord Sample Library 2.0
Curious about the new Nord Sample Library 2.0 and like to add some new sounds to your instrument? Check out this little introduction video covering all the new stuff and how to get the new sounds into your Nord!
Nord Artist of the Month: Pierre Swärd
Nord Artist of the Month is Swedish organ legend Pierre Swärd, who made the switch to the Nord C2D several years ago and hasn't looked back since!
Winner of the #iseenord photo contest
Rogerio Oliveira from Brazil is the happy winner of a Nord Lead A1 with this great photo of the future Nord generation! We received over 3000 photos and we also picked 4 photos that all win Nord merchandise, click here to see them!
Nord Artist of the Month: Will Janssen
Canadian keyboardist Will Janssen is a member of the Dubai-based rock band The Boxtones and has performed with acts such as Pharrell Williams, The Who, Richard Ashcroft, The Ting Tings, Lily Allen, Europe, & Jason Derulo. Check him out!
The Great Fall
Anthony Martinez sent us this horrifying clip of a gig gone horribly wrong when the stage suddenly collapses in the middle of song... Luckily no-one got hurt and he tells us his Nord Electro 2 "still worked perfectly afterwards with just a bit of cosmetic damage (which I am having repaired)". PS! Don't watch if you're sensitive to keyboard-violence!
Nord Artist of the Month: Brandon Coleman
Brandon Coleman is born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and has had the privilege of performing with the industry's most sought after musicians including the likes of Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Babyface, Jamie Foxx, Shuggie Otis and Kamasi Washington. Read more here!
Interview with Hozier's keyboardist Mia Fitz
Our UK distributor met up with Mia Fitz, currently on tour with Hozier, at London's Roundhouse. A huge fan of the Nord Keyboards Stage 2, Mia took some time out during soundcheck to tell us what she likes most about Nord's flagship board, and how it is the perfect fit for Hozier's lauded live shows. Check out the interview and a video too here!
Amazing solo by Tim Carmon
Acclaimed keyboardist Tim Carmon impresses Eric Clapton with a brilliant Nord Lead solo at Madison Square Garden. Check it out!
Unforgettable Service Stories - part 1
"Nord Electro left on top of the roof while driving up the highway". Read how it turned out!
Vance Joy - Georgia
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy performing his single "Georgia" featuring a Nord Electro 4 HP at Melbourne Town Hall.
Nord at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
We're proud sponsors of KMH – The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Former KMH students include many eminent musicians and skilled music teachers, contributing to the Swedish music phenomenon. Website:
Nord Artist of the Month: Miguel Rico
Talented Colombian keyboardist Miguel Rico has worked with famous Latin artists like Fonseca, Kany García and Juan Pablo Vega. Check him out!
Nord Lead A1 reviewed in Sound on Sound
The Nord Lead A1 is reviewed in the latest issue of Sound On Sound magazine where it is described as a “super little synthesiser”. “...the A1 lent itself to a serendipitous style of programming, and tweaking knobs here and there led to some unexpected and rather fine-sounding results”. The full review can be read in the June issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
Read what others have to say about the Nord Lead A1 here!
Meet our US Tech Support Pablo Mastodon
From the everyday end user to the Hollywood megastars performing at their sold out tours, Pablo Mastodon provides brilliant personal technical support to each person he encounters. He also has an impressive collection of Nord instruments. Read full article here!
Visit from the US!
We've had a really nice visit from our US distributor AM&S. The US Training Day included a factory tour, product presentations and a Q&A with CEO/founder Hans Nordelius. We also awarded the AM&S Sales Team for their outstanding performances during 2014. It was a pleasure having you here and keep up the good work!
Hiromi live at Tokyo Jazz Festival
Stunning performance by Japanese composer and keyboard virtouso Hiromi combining a Nord Electro and a Grand Piano at Tokyo Jazz Festival.
Kygo - Firestone
Check out Norwegian House phenomenon Kygo performing his hit single "Firestone" live at Le LAB Virgin Radio, accompanied by a Nord Stage EX.
Great demonstration of the Nord Electro 5
US Music Retailer Kraft Music has put together this extensive video of the new Nord Electro 5, presented by Chris Martirano.
Nord Artist of the Month: David Tench
David Tench has been playing keys and working as a musical director since 1998 after graduating from LIPA. For the last ten years he has been working with the likes of Kylie Minogue, The Voice in the UK, Will Young, Spandau Ballet, Leona Lewis, Take That, Lady Gaga, Craig David, Westlife and many more. Check him out!
Nord Lead A1 voted "Best Hardware Synthesizer"
Nord Lead A1 was voted "Best Hardware Synth" by the readers of German magazine Keys! Thank you very much, it's a great honor!
Nord Artist of the Month: Ric'key Pageot
Nord Artist of the Month is Canadian keyboardist Ric'key Pageot who's currently rehearsing for his 3rd world tour with Madonna and also producing music for Award-winning singer Dessy di Lauro. Pageot has previously worked with Cirque du Soleil, Diana Ross and many more. Check him out!
Backstage at BBC's The Voice
Our UK distributor Sound Technology had the pleasure to visit the BBC's The Voice band at Elstree Studios. The band are using four Nord Stage 2 keyboards. They caught up with Musical Director David Tench and keyboard player Steve Tuner after a rehearsal, just a few days before the final. Read the full article here!
Visit from Cory Henry
Grammy Award-winning organist/keyboardist Cory Henry stopped by at the Nord Factory while in town. Cory Henry is mostly known for his work with Snarky Puppy and has performed with The Roots, Boyz 2 Men, NAS, Derrick Hodge, Robert Glasper, Bruce Springsteen and many more. Nice having you here!
Nord Drum 2 demo by Brad Park
Get some inspiriation and see how easily you can create sounds and integrate the Nord Drum 2 in an acoustic setup in this great demonstration by Canadian drummer Brad Park.
Years & Years - Take Shelter / Bills Bills Bills
Great performance by Olly Alexander from the British electronica trio Years & Years featuring a Nord Stage 2.
Joel Sarakula - Northern Soul
Catchy souly pop from Australian artist Joel Sarakula, performing his song "Northern Soul" at a Sofar Sounds session in Munich!
Azure - Hiptronics
Great live performance by jazzfunky Azure playing some highlights from their latest album Hiptronics. Italian keyboardist and producer Federico Solazzo combines a Nord Stage 2 and Nord Lead 4.
TEC Award for the Nord Lead A1 at NAMM 2015
Hooray! We're thrilled to have received the very prestigious TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Award for the Nord Lead A1 in the category 'Best Musical Instrument Hardware' 2014 at the NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, California! It's a great honour, thank you!
Jonah Wei-Haas, Scott Kinsey, Pete Levin at NAMM Show 2015
Here's a taste of some of the performances that took place in the NAMM 2015 Nord booth #6464 on January Friday 23rd, featuring Jonah Wei-Haas, Pete Levin w/band and a little glimpse of Scott Kinsey from the Bass Bash evening in Anaheim.
Nord VIP Party at NAMM Show 2015
We've had a great night with distributors and musicians at the Nord VIP Party. Stunning live performances, nice drinks and lots of mingling. We also awarded the best US retailers for their contribution to record sales during 2014. Many thanks to our US distributor AM&S and everyone who stopped by!
Blackberry Smoke - One Horse Town
Really nice southern rock from Blackberry Smoke featuring keyboardist Brandon Still on the Nord Electro 2.
Classic Hooks on Nord!
Nexus Institute of Creative Arts teaching staff has made a great video showing a range of patches they made for playing popular songs using the Nord Stage 2 and Nord Lead A1!
Blind Boys of Alabama - Amazing Grace
Stunning performance by the legendary gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama at Audiotree, accompanied by a Nord C2 Combo Organ.
Create the Nord Sound Logo - win a Nord Drum 2!
Help us create the official Nord sound logo reflecting the world of Nord Keyboards. The best contribution may be used in upcoming official Nord videos and will be awarded with a Nord Drum 2.
Grand Upright - new video!
In case you've missed the fantastic Grand Upright, check out this video demonstration of this magnificent full bodied upright! Performance by Erik "Errka" Petersson.
New tutorials for the Nord Drum 2 now available!
Want to create your own drum sounds? Learn some basic tricks in this quick guide for the Nord Drum 2: Creating a basic kit from scratch
If you're already acquainted with the Nord Drum 2 and want to dig deeper into sound design, check out this video focusing on more advanced synthesis: Advanced drum synthesis
Nord Artist of the Month: Richard Barbieri
Featured Nord Artist of the month is UK keyboard legend Richard Barbieri!
Jessie Ware - Want Your Feeling
Nice live performance by English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware at Later... with Jools Holland featuring a Nord Electro 2 and a Nord Stage 2.
Fatai - Sam Smith Medley
Absolutely stunning performance by Australian artist Fatai, performing a medley of songs by Sam Smith. She's soulfully accompanied by keyboardist David Taafua on the Nord Stage 2.
Visit from Bryan Ferry's band
Bryan Ferry's band including keyboardist Paul Beard, Guy Pratt and Jorja Chalmers stopped by for a chat and a factory tour while in town. Nice to have you here guys!
Mikky Ekko - Stay
Intimate live session by Nashville singer/songwriter Mikky Ekko at KCRW, October 2014.
Twin Shadow - Slow
Here's electro pop artist George Lewis Jr aka. Twin Shadow performing the killer tune "Slow" as a part of the Billboard's Tastemakers series in New York.
Nord at Music China 2014
We were well represented at the Music China 2014 trade show in Shanghai, by our distributor Eastern Edison Technology. The Nord booth was crowded and the famous jazz pianist Mr. Dongfeng Liu played great performances. Thanks to all Eastern Edison staff for a job well done!
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Great performance by multi-awarded Bruno Mars accompanied by the Nord Electro.
Quick Guide: Working with Bundles
This quick guide explains the concept of Bundles and how to easily use them with the Nord Sound Manager.
The Jelly Factory - "So Happy"
Nice fusion number from Italian group The Jelly Factory led by guitarist Luca Gelli, featuring Leonardo Volo on the Nord Stage EX!
German Distributor on visit!
We've had a nice visit from our German Distributor Sound Service accompanied by dealers from both Germany and Austria. On the agenda we had seminars, factory tour and live music from keyboardist Stefan Jernståhl. Thanks for a nice day and hope to see you again soon!
Nord Lead A1 awarded "Audiofanzine Best Value Award 2014"
French online music magazine Audiofanzine has published a great review (in French) here, and also awarded it the "Audiofanzine Best Value Award 2014". Thanks guys!
New Mellotron sounds coming soon!
The legendary tape based "sampler" Mellotron is 50 years! To celebrate this anniversary we've licensed some amazing new sounds from the original master tapes to the Nord Sample Library, including some really exclusive goodies! Meanwhile, be sure to check out our existing Mellotron and Chamberlin Libraries!
Athletic Theme Jazz - The Consouls
The Consouls has done a soothing, groovy remake of the "Athletic Theme" from the classic Nintendo game Super Mario World! Great electric piano on the Nord Stage 2! Cool!
We're stunned by the amount of great pictures from all over the world that you guys shared! Selecting a winner among nearly 1400 contributions was hard, so we decided to also give a Nord T-shirt to 7 other favorites!
Click for a slideshow to see the winner of a Nord Drum 2 and the 7 t-shirt winners!
Super tasty Nord Lead A1!
Celebrating the debut of the Nord Lead A1 on the Chinese market, our distributor Eastern Edison made this marvellous cake in 1:1 size! We hope it tasted as good as the A1 sounds!
Asa - Dead Again
Nice performance by Nigerian singer/songwriter Asa accompanied by a Nord Stage 2 at the Live Deezer Sessions, August 2014.
Quick Guide: How to transfer a piano sound
Curious about trying a new sound in your in Nord instrument but don't know how to do it? Here's a simple guide how to download and transfer a sound to your instrument using the Nord Sound Manager!
Moldover on visit
Matt Moldover aka "the godfather of Controllerism" stopped by our factory while in town. Moldover is a composer/producer/performer based in San Fransisco and also known for designing and building his own MIDI controllers. Thanks for a nice chat and hope to see you again!
Super reviews for the Nord Lead A1
Two more great reviews just in for the Nord Lead A1! Keyboard Magazine sums up: "...the A1, like its big sister the Lead 4, is an inspiration machine. The presets alone beg you to get lost in the music, and there’s enough sonic potential here to keep you discovering and creating new and exciting sounds for a long time to come."
AskAudioMag joins in saying "Wonderfully responsive Fatar keybed, a TON of oscillators to pick from for sound sources, everything is controlled with your hands - very little diving into menus, 4-part multi-timbral engine lets you leverage the power of the keyboard four times over."
Read more quotes and reviews in the Nord Lead A1 Press section!
Nord Lead A1 demo by Chris Martirano
Chris Martirano and Nova Musik has made a nice comprehensive demonstration video of the Nord Lead A1, check it out!
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours
The versatile American singer, songwriter and producer Mayer Hawthorne backed up by a Nord Electro 3 on KCRW, January 2014.
Lianne La Havas - Lost and Found
The British folk and soul singer Lianne La Havas performing her ballad "Lost and Found" with a Nord Stage 2 at the Nokia Lumia Live Session.
Sam Smith at Glastonbury Festival
Great performance at Glastonbury Festival 2014 by the British singer-songwriter Sam Smith accompanied by a brilliant sounding Nord Electro 3.
Excellent jam session on the Nord C2D
British organist John-Paul Gard playing his own tune ”Funky Flip Flop” on a Nord C2D with a looper pedal and that turns out really cool.
Jon Cleary live in New Orleans, LA
The acknowledged funk & RnB pianist Jon Cleary and his band played some really funky grooves at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans earlier this spring. Cleary uses a Nord Electro 2. Enjoy!
Bronkenstein Connection - "Winter In Servoz"
Swedish Nord C2D-player Erik Brinkman and his band Bronkenstein Connection playing his own bluesy tune called ”Winter in Servoz” in Nice 17th of May 2014.
London Grammar live on "Late with Jools Holland"
The British trip-hop trio London Grammar, formed by Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major, made a huge success with their debut album ”If You Wait” last year. Here performing "Strong" with a Nord Stage 2 on ”Later with Jools Holland”.
Keyboardist Andy Burton on visit
We had a nice visit from the U.S. this morning. Keyboardist Andy Burton and Technician Alex Alvarez, currently touring with John Mayer, stopped by while in town. On tour Andy uses a Nord Stage 2 and has previously worked with artists like Rufus Wainwright and Ian Hunter.
Saturday Morning Slow Jams - Transformers theme
Here's real gem! - Check out the project Saturday Morning Slow Jams' amazing R&B version of the Transformers (cartoon) theme!
Visit from the UK!
We’ve had a pleasant visit from our UK distributor Sound Technology accompanied by dealers from all over the UK. Product Specialist Kristofer Ulfves and Swedish keyboard player Stefan Jernståhl played them through our product range followed by a Q&A session with Nord founder Hans Nordelius. Thanks for a great day guys and hope to see you again soon!
Nord at Palm Expo 2014 in China
Our distributor in China, Eastern Edison Technology, held their annual presentation party for their VIP dealers during the Palm Trade Show 2014. The French piano and synth virtuoso Pierre Pradat did a stunning demonstration of the new Nord Lead A1and the Nord Stage 2. Thanks to all Eastern Edison staff for a great show and a very nice party.
Nord at KOBA 2014 in Seoul
The 24th annual Korean Equipment Show took place in Seoul 20-23rd of May and Nord was duly represented by our distributor Music Metro!
Swedish Hammond legend Merit Hemmingson live in Stockholm
Merit Hemmingson known as “Queen of Swedish Hammond Folk Groove” gave us a small sample from her upcoming album ”Hommage till Jan” which is a tribute to Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson. Merit, playing a Nord C2D, and drummer Ola Hultgren did an excellent performance in this beautiful setting on Södermalm, Stockholm on Wednesday 28th May. Read more about Merit Hemmingson here.
First Aid Kit - To a Poet
First Aid Kit is the critically acclaimed swedish duo comprised of Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and folk-influenced songwriting take inspiration from the likes of Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom and Bright Eyes. Here’s their own composition “To a Poet” with Johanna playing a Nord Electro 3!
Snapshots from MIDI HACK
This weekend the 24 hour hackathon MIDIHACK took place in Stockholm. Nearly 150 music technology enthusiasts met up to use their creativity for exploring new and exciting musical ideas! Great fun!
Dustin Robinson - They Say
Groovy, soulful beat-boxing number from Dustin Robinson called "They Say" featuring the Nord Electro 3! Talented guy!
Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time
The Master of New Orleans piano - Mac Rebennack aka Dr John shows his characteristic skills on the Nord Electro 3 at the Sunshine Blues Festival in Boca Raton, Florida.
Incubus cover by Alfred Tapscott and Pau Picornell
Check out this nice live recording of Alfred Tapscott (Nord Stage) and Pau Picornell (drums) making their own interpretation of Sick Sad Little World by Incubus. Tapscott tried to make his Nord Stage sound like a distorted guitar and the result turned out pretty cool!
Famous friends at the Nord HQ
This weekend we've had the privilege of meeting some amazing musicians at the Nord HQ. Justin Timberlake's band members Dontae Winslow (trumpeter) Justin Gilbert (keyboards) and Daniel Jones (musical director) stopped by and jammed a little in our studio. We also got to meet with brilliant multi-instrumentalist YouTube-phenomenon Giulio Carmassi, currently touring with Pat Metheny as a part of the Unity Group.
Great Nord Drum 2 reviews!
Two great reviews of the Nord Drum 2 just in! First, Sound on Sound says "If the original Nord Drum was good, the sequel might just be perfect" and calls the Nord Drum 2, Nord Pad and Nord Beat "an inspirational combination"
iDrumMag is also very positive, describing Nord Drum 2 as "an ideal brain for drummers and percussionists to explore."
Read more in our press section!
Snarky Puppy Live at Fasching
Super nice live recording of US fusion group Snarky Puppy playing at the legendary jazz club Fasching during the Stockholm Jazz Festival 2013. Listening to keyboardist Bill Laurance amazingly dynamical playing (from 09:30) on the Nord Stage EX really blew our minds!
Nord in the Snow at NHL!
Our trusty US support genius Pablo tipped us about this rather unusual appearance of a Nord Electro 3 in a snowy American football arena in Chicago! In the intermission between 2nd and 3rd periods Blues Brothers "tribute band", the Blooze Brothers performed in front of more than 62 000 hockey fans while the snow was pouring down
Nord Lead A1 roll out!
Honoring a Clavian tradition more than a thousand years old, we offer you this roll out photo of the joyous Nord team with the first batch of the Nord Lead A1 to leave the production line in Stockholm!
Nice Nord Lead 4 Review in AudioFanzine!
AudioFanzine has published a thourough review of the Nord Lead 4 concluding that "Its easy handling will please wealthy beginners, while its advanced synthesis possibilities will suit experienced sound designers. And, finally, its sturdy and light construction make it ideal as a stage keyboard. So, in short, there's something to please everybody!"
Jean Michel Jarre!
We were so lucky to get a visit from french synthesizer legend Jean Michel Jarre at our NAMM booth and we also got a chance to show him our brand new synthesizer, the Nord Lead A1!
Julia Holter - City Appearing
Here's a stunning performance by the incredible Julia Holter performing her song "City Appearing" live in the KEXP radio studio with the Nord Stage 2 playing a central part.
Hiromi Uehara on the Nord Lead 2
Great video with the amazing Japanese composer and pianist Hiromi Uehara shredding the Nord Lead 2 and a Grand Piano in this number called "Time Difference"!
Joey DeFrancesco Trio in Stockholm!
Organ wizard Joey DeFrancesco with his Trio delivered a great show at Fasching, Stockholm yesterday and we're thrilled Joey chose to play the Nord C2D
Nord Lead 4 reviewed by the Freemasons!
In this new video interview from Future Music, James Wiltshire from The Freemasons explains why he loves the Nord Lead 4, and it's also a great video introduction to the instrument!
Freemasons review the Nord Lead 4!
We're honored and thrilled to see that Future Music put our new Nord Lead 4 on their cover of this months issue, and a great review inside too!
For more reviews, see the Nord Lead 4 press page! [LÄNK TILL NL4 PRESS]
Nord at ExpoMusic Brasil!
The music fair MusicExpo 2013 recently took place in Sao Paulo, and we were duly represented there by our distributor Quanta Brasil! Click the image for some pics from the booth!
Back to school with Nord!
We've had nice company this week from our Polish distributor Audiostacja and UK distributor Sound Technology, joined by from dealers from their respective markets. Product Specialist Tomas Johansson, Swedish keyboard legend Stefan Järnståhl and percussionist Axel Fagerberg played them through our entire product range followed by some good food and drinks! Thanks for your time and hope to see you again!
Ambient improvisation on the Nord Lead 4
Here's a haunting dark ambient improvisation by YouTube user Tipo Stereo on the Nord Lead 4 drenched in drive effects and reverb. Great stuff!
New Jam Trio "As en la manga"
New Jam Trio is a sofisticated fusion/latin/jazz act from Argentina. Check out this composition "As en la manga" with the composer himself, Diego Mano at the Nord Piano!
A visit from the Prince of Kosher Gospel!
US gospel singer and keyboardist Joshua Nelson and his crew recently performed at the Stockholm Gospel festival and stopped by the Nord factory for a chat, praising the Nord C2D and Nord Pedal Keys 27 for it's realism and authentic sound. Joshua’s voice is often compared to that of gospel legend Mahalia Jacksons and is also known for his unique blend of gospel and jewish music.
Pierre Swärd on the Nord C2D
Nord Lead 4 Arpeggiator Party
Here's a little clip of our Product Specialist Tomas Johansson demonstrating an amazing 6-layered arpeggiator patch using two Nord Lead 4's. All elements (3 percussion sounds and 3 synthesizer sounds) are triggered live (no sequencers involved). Head over to the Nord Lead 4 product page to read more about our new synthesizer!
Daft Punk Medley by Pigeon
Australian band Pigeon has cooked together a brilliant medley of some of Daft Punks famous hits, performed live in their studio in this groovy video! Check out the rare Nord Lead 2X Anniversary Edition with inverted keys!
James Blake - Retrograde
Haunting performance by the amazing James Blake on the David Letterman show playing "Retrograde" from his new album "Overgrown", featuring the Nord Piano.
Nord Electro 4 family review in Sound On Sound!
Jen Armstrong - Kemosabe (cover)
Nord Drum - featuring Harry Coade and Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai)
Watch Jamiroquai's Derrick McKenzie and London-based musician/producer Harry Coade perform with the Nord Drum virtual analogue drum synthesizer. Harry plays via the Nord Beat control app for iPad, Derrick via electronic pads and acoustic triggers! Read more about the Nord Drum here!
Rikard From & The Organics
Nord Achievement Award for Canada!
We'd like to congratulate our Canadian distributor Erikson Music on receiving the Nord Achievement Award for their outstanding sales performance in 2012!
Three takes on the Nord C2D!
We're very proud to present this new video for our Nord C2D Combo Organ. We invited three very different musicians to do their thing with the Tone-Wheel, Pipe Organ and Transistor organ respectively. Thanks to Pierre Swärd, Ulla Olsson and Mats Björke for great work and to Hasse & Lasse for making the video! Enjoy!
Happy New Year!
We'd like to wish everyone a happy new year! Enjoy this nice shot Federico Solazzo sent us from new years eve in Venice, Italy where he played his Nord Stage 2 and Nord Lead in front of 80 000 people!
Nord Electro 4 HP review in Music Tech Magazine!
MusicTech Magazine has reviewed the new Nord Electro 4 HP in the December issue! Here are some quotes:
Nord Electro 4 SW73 shipping!
Clavian traditions demand a roll out photo for every new product so here's a little picture you can print out and put on your refrigerator door of the happy Clavia crew with the newborn Nord Electro 4 SW73! Cheers!
Rehearsing with Robbie Williams
We were lucky enough to be invited to the final production rehearsal for the Robbie Williams sold out shows at The O2 Arena in London last week. Musical director and keyboard player Paul Beard is using a Nord Stage 2 HA88. Here's a video preview of the rehearsals from Robbie's website including a nice shot or two of the Stage 2!
The Royal Organ Duo
Don't miss this groovy little number from a british duo with the unassuming name The Royal Organ Duo! Rich Milner plays the Nord C1 and tells us it's "perfect for negotiating my way round London on public transport and still being able to do Organ gigs…"
RoboJazz on the Nord Stage 2
Check out Canadian composer Mathieu Fiset performing a version of his composition "RoboJazz On The Dance Floor" on the Nord Stage 2". Read more about Mathieu Fiset's music here!
Musicians Planet, Stockholm
This weekend the Musicians Planet music fair took place in Stockholm for the second year in a row with a multitude of nice instruments and gear on display, including plenty of Nord keyboards! Click the image for some snapshots!
Nord Stage 2 nominated for TEC Award 2012
We are thrilled to announce that the Nord Stage 2 has been nominated for the very prestigious TEC Award in the category for Musical Instrument Technology, Hardware. The Award winners will be announced at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. See the list of all the nominees here!
The Sounds of the Nord Stage 2
Matt Armstrong has created this great musical walkthrough of the wide range of sounds possible with the Nord Stage 2. Nice playing, Matt!
Nord Electro 4 HP shipping!
As the ancient Egyptians used to say, "Roll-out picture, or it didn't happen", so here we are in Nord factory with the newborn Nord Electro 4 HP! Cheers!
Classic Hooks on the Stage 2!
Matthew Cossey and friends have created a little video medleying together 10 classic keyboard hooks including directions on the keyboard patches that were used on Matt's Nord Stage 2. Great work guys!
Darren Heinrich & The B Team - Golden Orb
Here's a soothing, beautiful little piece of music from the Australian group out Darren Heinrich & The B Team, with Darren on the Nord C1 thru a Leslie 145 cabinet. Read more about Darren Heinrich here.
Gavin Harrison chooses Nord Drum
Acclaimed British drummer and percussionist Gavin Harrison, best known for playing with the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, has added the Nord Drum to his set-up. "Playing the Nord Drum is the most fun I've had from electronic drums," says Gavin. "Playing a percussion synthesiser is so much more expressive than playing samples.". Read more about Gavin Harrison here!
Asterios Papastamatakis - Burn Out
Check out Nord artist Asterios Papastamatakis shredding the Nord C2D in this performance of his song "Burn Out". Asterios' impressive playing style includes using the Nord Stage 2 for the bass part via the lower manual of the Nord C2D. Enjoy and have a great summer!
Great patches from Federico Solazzo
The very talented Federico Solazzo has put together a great video showcasing a bunch of nice patches he has created with his Nord keyboards! As a nice bonus, all the patches heard in the video can be downloaded for free from Federicos webpage. Great work, and a big thanks to our Italian distributor Mogar and Federico for making it happen!
A little jam
Today it is Funky Friday so here's a little jam with a Nord Stage 2 and a Moog from YouTube user OhmDsp!
Nord Electro 4D now shipping!
The new Nord Electro 4D is now shipping and as always we thought we'd share a happy picture from the roll-out at the Nord factory!
Jambra - Folha de Laranjeira
Keyboard player Guilherme Ribeiro from the Brazilian band Jambra sent this video of a groovy little number called Folha de Laranjeira. Nice playing and good looking keyboards:)
JAM 40 years!
We'd like to congratulate Marty Golden, Eddy Schenker, Martin Szpiro and everyone else at our Canadian distributor JAM Industries with their 40th anniversary!
NAMM Musicmesse Russia!
One of the biggest music fairs in Russia took place May 16-19th and we'd like to thank our distributor Multimedia Club LLC for representing Nord in two nice booths! Click the picture for a little slideshow from the show!
We just had the pleasure of having the wonderful people from Luthman and 4Sound Norway, Finland and Denmark over for a day dedicated to the red stuff and just to hang out! Great feedback from the people selling our products and hearing them play was a blast! Click the picture for a little slideshow!
Welcome Melody House!
Brilliant review of the Nord Drum in Future Music/Musicradar!
The first reviews of the newNord Drum are in! Here's some great quotes from the Future Music/Music Radar review:
"Playing the Nord Drum via a set of pads is a riot, and I can enthusiastically report that it unequivocally qualifies as an 'instrument' in every sense of the word, being responsive, dynamic and expressive. The range of sounds it can produce is quite amazing, from the authentically analogue to the suprisingly 'acoustic', the bangin' to the delicate, and the stridently industrial to the lavishly organic".
"Verdict: A superb drum synth for drummers, percussionists and programmers alike…"
Read the full review at musicradar.com.
Carmassi One Man Big Band
Today, Peter Patrick and Steve Knowles from our Canadian distributor Erikson Music stopped by to check out our new stuff and hang out! Click the image for a mini-slideshow!
Nord Achievement Awards 2012!
The Musikmesse is an outstanding place for us to meet all the great distributors we're working with and this year we handed out the Nord Achievement Award to no less than 7 distributors for their great work in 2011!
Click the image to see photos of the Award winners!
Nord Piano 2 'Best Stage Piano' at the MIPA awards!
Last night the annual MIPA Award ceremony was held at the Musikmesse and we are very happy that our new Nord Piano 2 won the MIPA Award for 'Best Stage Piano'!
Click the image for a photo of the Clavia crew receiving the MIPA award! See all the winners here. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Rob Gentry - Such A Good Feeling
Nord Piano 2 now shipping!
We've now begun shipping the new Nord Piano 2 and we'd like to share a photo of the happy Clavia crew taken at the product roll-out!
Jon Cobert shredding the Electro 3
Check out this great video of Chris Fox & Mojo Monde featuring Jon Cobert performing a groovy version of "Hey Pocky A-way" by The Meters.
Esteban Sehinkman Trio
We're starting off Nord World 2012 with an atmospheric video from Buenos Aires based group Esteban Seinkman Trio. The jammy little piece is called "Pájaro de Fuego" (Fire Bird), with a good share of soulful sound from Estebans Nord Stage 76.
Lasim Lach Disk
HaCartel is an Israeli band with a distinct sound and here's a rather unconventional music video. Their keyboardist Yakir Ben-Tov tells us he uses his Nord Stage and Nord Wave for nearly everything he does.
Check out more of their music here!
Argentinian Vintage Bonanza
Our International Sales Manager Tomas Enochsson recently visited famous Argentinian musician/composer Ernesto Romeo in his studio in Buenos Aires and enjoyed improvised soothing electronic music in the genre of Vangelis and Brian Eno, all played on a myriad of vintage analog synths as well as the Nord Stage 88EX.
Click the image for a slideshow from his studio!
Nord Artist Interview: David Tench
Our friends at UK distributor Sound Technology met up with versatile keyboard player David Tench for an interview. David is a long time Nord player and recent duties include being musical director and keyboard player for Kylie Minouge on her 2011 "Aphrodite" tour and many more.
Ares leads the way
Here's a stunning Nord Lead 2X video from Ares Kalogeropoulos. All the sounds are coming out from the Nord Lead 2X (rack version), including the drums and shows how versatile this classic synth really is! Check out by Ares Kalogeropoulos YouTube channel for more great Nord Lead-music!
Groovy Voodoo Child
Asterios Papastamatakis combines the Nord C2 Combo Organ and the Nord Stage 2 creatively in dual manual setup. Here's Asterious performing a super groovy version of Hendrix' Voodoo Child!
Details on his setup and more videos at Asterios' YouTube channel!
Derek Sherinian at Nord!
When rock legends Black Country Communion played Stockholm in august, keyboard maestro Derek Sherinian dropped by the Nord headquarters for a cup of coffee. Derek has been playing Nord for nearly ten years, including Nord Lead 3, Nord Modular G2, Nord Electro 3 and his latest addition is the Nord Stage 2. He just released his latest solo record Oceana featuring a dream team of musicians from Toto, Planet X, Whitesnake and more.
A visit from 4Sound
This week we had a very nice visit from the Swedish music retail store 4Sound. We showed the guys around the Nord World Head Quarters including our crowded studio and our product specialist Tomas gave them a thorough walk-thru of all things Nord. Thanks to 4Sound for a great time and also a big thanks to Bose for lending us their speakers!
Click the image for some snapshots from the visit!
Nord Stage 2 gets rave reviews!
The first reviews of the Nord Stage 2 are in and we could not have wished for a better reception so far!
See the Nord Stage 2 Press page for details!
Farewell, The Ark!
Swedish glamrockers The Ark are currently touring Sweden to say a last goodbye to all their fans. We are thrilled that The Ark's keyboard maestro Jens Andersson is playing the Nord Stage 2 on this tour and want to wish the band the best of luck!
Nord at the Roskilde Festival
At the recent Roskilde Festival our danish distributor Luthman and 4Sound Denmark set up a portable recording studio where festival visitors could play and record their own music, and Nord gear was duly represented in the studio. Looks like it was a great place to be!
Click the image for some snapshots!
String Swing with the C2
Check out this great clip from the brilliant gypsy jazz group Romane Roots & Groove performing at the Sunset club featuring some juicy organ playing by Christophe Cravero on the Nord C2 Combo Organ!
Giulio Carmassi and Lizzy Loeb
Here's the result of a recent collaboration between ultra-talented multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi and the amazing New York-based singer-songwriter Lizzy Loeb performing some of Lizzys original songs together. The result has a very nice "live" sound and all video material is from the actual recording takes in the studio. A Nord Stage Classic is used for the electric piano.
Nord at Palm Expo 2011
The Palm Expo 2011 music fair took place in Bejing 26-29th of May and is China's largest International exhibition on Pro Audio, Light, Music & Technology. Many of our Nord products were on display and we'd like to thank our Chinese distributor, Eastern Edison Technology for putting together a nice looking stand!
Click the image above to see some pictures from Palm Expo 2011!
Isola - What Can We Do?
Belgian pop-rock band Isola just finished the video for their song "What Can We Do" where a certain Nord Electro 3 makes a very sleek appearance, both visually and aurally... Nice video, guys!
RnL Project revisited!
Israeli group RnL Project has sent us their latest energetic musical construction where a Nord Stage Classic plays a central role. Check it out!
Nord Stage 2 gets MIPA award 2011 for best 'Stage Piano'
Whohooo! Yesterday we had the great honour of receiving the MIPA 2011 for the Nord Stage 2, in the category 'Stage Piano'. The Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) was held for the 12th time and is the result of over 100 magazines from the international musical press voting for the best products in their respective categories.
Click the image above for some photos from the award ceremony!
Visit from our Italian distributor Mogar!
The likeable lads from our Italian distributor Mogar dropped by the Nord Factory this week... We gave them a guided tour of the factory of all things red, played some keyboards and we had a great time together!
ProAudio Electronics gets Nord Achievement award
ProAudio Electronics has received the Nord Achievement Award after many years of excellent tech service and support. Click for photos of Pablo Mastodon and Mike Jay and their good looking Nord showroom in Tampa, Florida. Congratulations, guys!
Artwork on Stage 88
The keyboardist Laurent Dessain of the French indie band CRaWLeR got help from his friend Pink Tara to make some really impressive artwork on his beloved Nord Stage 88.
Appaloosa Country Band
Frederic and Dominic Flibotte are no strangers to Nord World, they have shown up in previous NAMM show reports. The brothers sell Nord in their music shop in Quebec, and perform with the Appaloosa Country Band. The video they sent us is a compilation with some of the great classic songs and features Frederic on his Nord Stage and Nord Wave.
TEC Award for the Nord Electro 3 at NAMM Show
We are honored and very proud to announce that the Nord Electro 3 was given the prestigious TEC award 2010 in the category "Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware" in Anaheim, California.
The TEC award (Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards) is an annual program set to ''recognizing the achievements of audio professionals'' and was awarded for the first time in 1985.
TEC Award for the Nord Electro 3 at NAMM Show
We are honored and very proud to announce that the Nord Electro 3 was given the prestigious TEC award 2010 in the category "Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware" in Anaheim, California.
The TEC award (Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards) is an annual program set to ''recognizing the achievements of audio professionals'' and was awarded for the first time in 1985.
Live from Florence
The Jelly Factory from Italy was founded by Leonardo Volo (keyboards) and Luca Gelli (guitars) as an original music project, developed through the interpretation of the musicians who are part of the "factory" itself. This video was recorded live in July 2010 and features: Luca Gelli (guitars), Leonardo Volo (Nord Stage EX), Matteo Giannetti (bass), Francesco Cherubini (drums). Stefano Scalzi (trombone), Dario Cecchini (saxophone). Molto bouna!
Nord User Forum
Johannes Emmerling is a long time Nord user, who on his own time has set up a public discussion forum for Nord Stage, Nord Electro and Nord Piano users. This is a great place to visit if you want to "meet", share files and discuss matters with fellow Nord users from all over the world.
Simon and Jérôme
Simon Oslender Germany and his dutch drummer friend Jérôme Cardynaals may very well be the youngest musicians published on Nord World. Simon is 12, Jérôme is 14, and they've recently been awarded with the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours award in Amsterdam. Simon has been playing his Nord C2 for a year now, if you click here you'll get some more Youtube results from Twogether. Keep it up guys, you are great!
Twin Shadow & Nord Wave
Here is a video that Wynn from Twin Shadow made with a US retailer to talk a bit on how the band used the Nord Wave in order to get all the major cool sounds from the record available on stage.
Charlie Peterson with his Nords
We got a very nice email from Charlie Peterson: "Many, many thanks for creating such unbelievable instruments! I own a Nord Electro 2, a Nord Lead 2X, and just purchased the Nord Piano...which is absolutely incredible.
All three of my Nords were recently featured in a CD release show for NYC artist Annie Fitzgerald, held in Minneapolis, MN. Her album "In Good Time" was released back in September, and I played the Electro and Lead, and our friend Ashley Ewing played the Nord Piano.
This video, shot by 2010 VMA winner Matt Hartzler for Filligar, has been garnering a lot of plays. It's an great piece of work and features the Nord Electro 3 prominently, with an outstanding performance from Filligar keyboardist Casey Gibson.
Maurits Boegman is a dutch keyboardplayer and his office is full of the good, Red stuff as can be seen in the slide show that stat when you click the picture above. Maurits plays in the band of singer/songwriter Dotan and with the Dutch Idol winner in 2008, Nikki. Trivia fact: Nikki's album with the song Can't stop thinking about you was recorded in the very same Sweden where all of Maurits' red keyboards are made.
Ukrainian Music Fair
Our distributor in Ukraine - Real Music Ltd took part in the recent Ukrainian Music Fair 2010. The visitors were very interested in the Nord products, especially the Nord Wave and Electro 3.
Electro Birthday Cake
Steve Peglar wrote in to tell us about his creative coworkers: "I am a longtime Nord Electro owner/user (since 2003), and I was pleased to have been presented with this birthday cake today by my coworkers at my company here in Ft. Worth, Texas. I thought you'd like to see it.". Thank's for sharing this, it looks delicious.
Michael G with his Nords
The Paul Thorn Band are making great progress in the US and European charts with their american roots rock. Keyboardist Michael Graham owns a Stage Classic, an EX, an Electro 3 and is in the progress of incorporating his new Nord Wave into the setup. Have a look at the "Pimps & Preachers" video for some really nice Electro 3 organ and Stage EX electric pianos.
Our good friend Scott Kinsey recently played in Stockholm and invited the crew to come and listen. Boy was he making the best of his Nord setup, with a Stage EX and his trusty Nord Lead 2. Don't miss it if these great guys play in your neighborhood: Scott Kinsey - Keyboards, Scott Henderson - Guitar, Matthew Garrison - Bass, Karim Ziad - Drums. Thanks for a great show!
Jazz on the C2
Arnaud Vilquin is an 18 year old jazz pianist and organist who lives in Paris - France. He has been using his C2 with the Pedal Keys 27 for some time now and had to tell the world: "The Nord C2 is an amazing instrument. It's an immense pleasure to play with it at home and on stage. Furthermore, it looks great! The sound is really realistic, the Nord C2 is by far the best digitally modeled organ I've ever heard."
Expomusic is the largest music trade event in Latin America. The Nord instruments were of course there at the recent 2010 show, represented by our Brazilian distributor Quanta Music. Click on the Expomusic logo to see pictures.
Bin-Jip from Budapest
Zsolt Kaltenecker is the keyboard player in Bin-Jip from Hungary. He sent us this YouTube clip featuring the band using no less two Nord Waves to create a great soundscape, with Zsolt mainly playing a modified version of the extraordinary Mellotron Piano.
Peter Jöback's Trio
One of Sweden’s most respected singers, Peter Jöback is going on a intimate tour in Scandinavia this autumm. This time the band is in the trio format, and this puts our good friend, the discreetly tailored Rickard Nilsson in the hot seat.
Adam Wakeman & his Nord Piano
Adam Wakeman, keyboard player extraordinaire and member of the Wakeman Keyboard Dynasty, is currently on tour with tv personality Prince John Michael Osbourne. During a day off in Stockholm, Adam came upon the Nord Piano for the first time; he sat down and played it for a while, and got totally hooked.
Sex and the Nord Lead
Ross Lara describes himself as a huge Nord Lead addict. "I use my Lead religiously on all my songs. All of my sweeps and oscillated sound design is performed with my Nord, Live shows are enhanced tremendously too! Recently, I did a remix of George Michael's - "I Want Your Sex" - by Chris Mann. All the keys on this track were performed with the Nord Lead!"
Lionel Richie on stage
From the german TV showWetten Dass Mallorca comes a clip of Lionel Richie performing on stage with an impressive Nord setup.
Live at the Buenos Aires Museum of Natural History
Esteban Sehinkman is a piano player, composer and producer based in Argentina. Check out his trio, playing live at the Buenos Aires Museum of Natural History, featuring Daniel Pipi Piazzolla on drums, Matías Méndez on bass, and Esteban himself on a Nord Stage 76. Esteban wrote: ”I'd like to be part of the Nord World Archive section, I'm a big fan of Nord products, Best keys ever!!!” Of course man, thanks for sharing the clip.
Great stuff from Israel
Eyal Amir is a 25 year old musician and Nord user from Israel. He sent us this great clip of Project RNL, covering the Blur song “Song 2”. Project RnL is a new entity from Israel, led by multi personality vocalist Ray Livnat.
The band was founded in 2010, and performs a mixture of original songs and new versions of familiar ones. Eyal, the producer and keyboard player for the project, uses his Nord Stage Classic for most of his choices of sound, as can be shown in the video.
C2 review in Downbeat
The Nord C2 has been reviewed in the 2010 August issue of Downbeat, one of the most famous and respected Jazz magazines on the planet.
On stage with João Pedro Pais
At the age of 38 João Pedro Pais is one of the most charismatic Portuguese artists. Above pictured on the 'Rock In Rio' venue.
Since his debut João has released five albums, touring with great international names as well as achieving Platinum awards and ''Globo de Ouro'' in both Best Singer and Best Song categories.
Why Brett chose Nord
Brett Lindeman, talented keyboardist currently playing with Kate Voegele, shares a video where he explains why he chose Nord.
Summer tour with Oskar
Oskar Linnros just released his solo debut album, and will now go on tour in Sweden, with his Nord Piano 88.
Oskar, who is a key ingredient in successes as Snook, Maskinen and Veronica Maggio, is currently one of the most aired artists on Swedish radio, and we wish him all the best on the upcoming tour.
A REVOLUTIONary Team!
New York-based singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen returns with his new single REVOLUTION, the follow-up to his acclaimed 2008 release LET IT GO.
Mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay/John Mayer), REVOLUTION showcases Regen's masterful marriage of pop and jazz, alongside the riveting organ and Mellotron samples from the Nord Electro 3. Hear REVOLUTION online at jonregen.com.
Hear us in da phunky way!
Stefan Jernståhl and Nord goes way back, and with his extraordinary playing talents, it was an easy decision to call him for some groovy EP demos for the new Piano Library. Visit Stefan at myspace to learn more about his work.
Salem at Love2010
Celebrating the royal wedding, rising star and dear Nord friend Salem Al Fakir entered the Love2010 stage with his Nord Wave, entertaining the crowd as well as the royal couple.
Nord at Palm Expo 2010
Nord had some excellent exposure at the 2010 Palm Expo, which took place late May at the Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Beijing. A big thanks to our Chinese distributor Eastern Edison for bringing it all together.
Hear us in a classical way!
Sebastian Örnemark is a student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Hear him playing a selection of classical piano songs on the Nord Piano. Visit Sebastian at myspace to learn more about him and his music career.
Wanna play reggae on your Electro 3?
US keyboard magazine writes an inspiring article of how to play reggae bubble style, using the Nord Electro 3. Read more on the keyboardmag.com website.
Greetings from France, and the band Smooth, a trio that borrows and mixes sounds and rhythms from their forefathers, displayed and put back together with inventiveness, jubilation and sensuality.
Playmobil Electro action
Dutch Nord user Wout Blommers has been a 'friend of the family' for over a decade now.
Wout kindly sent us some pictures of his son's Playmobil figures, along with our Frankfurt Messe USB memory stick. We thought they were hilarious and decided to put them up in the Nord World column. Enjoy!
Chill-out/Lounge on Wave
German keyboardist Bernd Wurzenrainer and the international lounge-project ''AKmusique'' have produced a very smart lounge/smooth jazz cd, extensively featuring the Nord Wave synthesizer.
Kettil plays The King
Kettil Medelius is a Swedish jazz keyboardist working for the Swedish National Theater, Riksteatern since 27 years. Right now he is touring with the rock theater show 'Always on my mind - the Spirit of Elvis Presley' all over Sweden. Visit Kettil on MySpace.
Back to the classics
Our Friends Electric are a UK based Eighties tribute band, specialized in the alternative/new wave music from the early part of that decade.
Bliss out Berni
Berni Weber is a swiss C2 player in the band Bernhard. With a background in both classical- and jazz music, Berni has been an active keyboard player for the last 35 years, touring all around Switzerland with different rock and pop bands.
Italian Hammond Day 2010
This year Nord attended the Italian Hammond Day, held in Paderno D'Adda, near Milan. Hammond Day is a musician and fan-organized meeting based around original vintage Hammond organs and their clones.
Our italian distributor Mogar was there to demonstrate the Nord C2 organ, which received a very positive feedback.
On stage with Kent
The band Kent is not only one of the larger Swedish acts, but also one of the more influential on the modern indie-stage. Playing keyboard with Kent on tour, is Nord-user Andreas Bovin, who manage to keep a cool head, on a busy stage.
Jeremy Monteiro trio
From Groove Junction, Malaysia, comes this clip with ''Alligator Boogaloo'' performed by talented organist Jeremy Monteiro and his trio.
A wonderful winter postcard from France and the KiCCA & iNTRiGO trio. What do you do when you are a B3 player, and get a winter gig in the Italian Alps? You bring your Electro of course! Oh, and bringing the Red makes you very visible in the slopes as well.
Behind the keys
Swedish keyboardist Johan Persson sends us a picture from the latest Lars Winnerbäck-tour. Johan, who has a background in classical- and swedish folk music, makes an excellent contribution to the modern folk rock genre.
Scott plays his Nord on the highway too!
Jazz Synthesizer kingpin and long time Nord Keyboard user Scott Kinsey has been keeping very busy preparing new releases for Human Element, The Scott Kinsey Group and Tribal Tech!
Beyond hearing him on the road with his band and on Hollywood Soundtracks for movies such as Oceans 11/12/13 and Analyze That, you may have also caught Scott recently on the U.S. tour with guitarist and jam band guru Jimmy Herring.
Scott's current CD "Kinesthetics" is available on abstractlogix.
The man behind the music
Mike Weiser is a composer/producer, teaching music in New York City, US. Mike has a different kind of passion, composing music for iPhone apps, with the help of Nord Keyboards.
Tracks included in his portfolio amongst others: StickWars (featured in Apple's iTunes Rewind 2009: Apps) and Ramp Champ (Macworld's "Best Designed iPhone Game" of 2009). Visit Mike's website for more information about apps soundtracks.
Touring the r-e-d brand
Swedish keyboard player Marcus Olsson plays Nord on stage, touring with prominent Swedish artists such as Ulf Lundell, Magnus Uggla, Lena Ph, Moneybrother and David Urwitz to name a few. Visit Marcus on MySpace.
SoundLab Modular G2 tutorial
Roland Kuit (composer / artist) has put together an interactive Modular G2 tutorial that covers all levels of usage.
Learn how to take advantage of the power in the Modular synthesizers! To order this tutorial, contact Roland for further details.
Video greetings from Colombia
Puerto Candelaria is one of the most important jazz groups in Colombia and communicates intimate musical interpretations with ironic humor and explosive beats. The group strives to include modern musical elements without loosing the essence of traditional Colombian rhythms and melodies.
The soundtrack of our keys
Martin Hederos, known from The Soundtrack of Our Lives, is here seen on stage with his Nord setup. Martin has also been playing with names such as Nina Ramsby, Weeping Willows, Ane Brun and Stefan Sundstrom.
Dan Thouin on TVJazz
Canadian keyboard/organ player Dan Thouin is a proud owner of several Nord keyboards and is here seen on TVJazz, playing the C1 Combo Organ. As a musical director for the Montreal Jazz Festival, Dan has had the pleasure of playing with artists such as Elvis Costello, Joe Lovano, Madeleine Peyroux and Jamie Cullum.
On stage with Mando Diao
Mats Bjorke, playing in the Swedish band Mando Diao, sent us some fantastic snapshots from their ongoing tour in Europe. Enjoy the slideshow and be inspired by Mats wicked Nord set up. Also be sure to visit their web page to learn more about the band.
Have a great tour!
With both feet on the ground, Peter Hallström is one of many talented keyboard players using Nord. Right now Peter can be seen playing with Carola on the Christmas in Bethlehem-tour. Peter is also well known as a songwriter for artists such as Björn Skifs, Sarah Dawn Finer and Lisa Nilson to name a few.
Richard Devine Modular G2 sound give away
We are happy to announce that composer/producer Richard Devine is featured in the latest issue of Electronic Musician Magazine.
Ane Brun, the young and very talented Swedish/Norwegian singer-songwriter receives the prestigious 'Prins Eugenes Kulturpris' award. We send our warmest congratulations to Ane, who is a happy Nord keyboard user.
From Renato with love
Well acknowledged mr Renato Neto sends a greeting from stage. Renato has an impressive biography and has, besides his own project Straight Jackets, played with artists such as Scott Henderson, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Michael Ruff, Dianne Reeves and Prince to name a few.
Red alert with Jernstahl
Swedish keyboard player Stefan Jernstahl is playing Nord instruments. Right now Stefan is seen on stage on Swedish Stadsteatern and with multi talent artist Eric Gadd, but has also recently played with artists such as Nils Landgren, Stephen Simmonds, Eros Ramazzotti, Magnum Coltrane Price and Victoria Tolstoy to name a few.
Greetings from Steve x2
Our friend Steve Weingart sent us a picture with his greetings. Steve is a brilliant musician who plays with Jimmy Haslip, Scott Henderson and Chaka Khan just to name a few. Here seen with Steve Lukather who celebrated his 50th birthday on stage yesterday.
Nord Achievement Award 2008/2009
We are happy to announce 4Sound Stockholm, Sweden as the recievers of the Nord Achievement Award 2008/2009 for best retail sales three (!) years in a row. Seen here from the left: Tomas Enochson (Nord Sales Manager) and the 4Sound keyboard crew: Mikael, Joachim, Linus and Magnus.
Melody Club on Nord
Melody Club keyboardist Jon Axelsson plays Nord Lead 2X on stage.
Music show with Swiss precision
Musik Produktiv invited their customers and suppliers to the premiere edition of MP Music show. Our Swiss distributor Heer Music was there to present the Nord Keyboard range for the many enthusiastic visitors.
Nord entering the stage
Talented mr. Pete Levin entering stage at Moody Jazz Café with Pete Levin Trio, playing his Nord C1 Organ. Visit Pete Levin for more information, sound clips and tour dates.
Denmark goes Vintage
Nord Keyboards was present last week at the Vintage show in Svendborg, where tons of people came to try out the new Electro 3 and C2 Organ. With a growth of over 40% it is very exciting to be a part of this, says Karsten Hillersdal from our Danish distributor Luthman Scandinavia.
Nord on Algam reseller show
Our french distributor Algam presented the Nord brand at their annual retailer show. Here with Xavier Tribolet (Yael Naim) playing an armada of Nord keyboards. Also check out the impressive line up from the Nord booth.
Nord teaming up with Bose
Bose is touring thru Scandinavia to demo the new L1 Live system. They turned to well renowned keyboard manufacturer Nord to bring a Nord Stage EX with them on the road. To read more about Bose visit www.bose.com.
Jean Michel Jarre speaking up
Hear the world famous french synthesizer guru Jean Michel Jarre describing his passion for Nord products. Make sure to visit Jean Michels site for tourdates and updated info!
Little Feat in Stockholm
Little Feat played at the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Keyboardplayer Bill Payne was introduced to a Nord Stage EX 88 right before the gig and was so taken away by the sound and action that he chose to use it for the whole show! And what a show it was, thanks Bill for a great concert. So where did they go after that? Find out at the Little Feat site!
Summer NAMM 2009 pictures
See Chris Martirano crowning the Nord booth at Summer NAMM 2009 in Nashville earlier this summer. Pretty impressive setup. For live pictures see Chris demonstrating the C2 Combo Organ, the Nord Stage EX and the Nord Wave (as live as it gets, directly from the show). We thank our american distributor American Music & Sound for the nice pictures!
Nord celebrates 10th MIPA-award
We are very honored and pleased to have received our 10th M.I.P.A award at the 2009 Musikmesse. This time the Nord Wave was awarded top honors in the Synthesizer Hardware category. Thanks to all of you who voted for us, and to the entire M.I.P.A crew.