Nord World Archive

Nord World

Nord at Superbooth 2017

2017-04-27

Synth geeks favorite music fair Superbooth 2017 took place in Berlin last week, and we were represented with an exclusive preview of the Nord Stage 3. Enjoy some pics from our stand as well as the show in general!

Jesús Molina - Nokia Tune Improvisation

2017-04-27

Check out the amazing keyboard virtouso Jesús Molina in this impro session featuring a Nord Electro 4 HP. 

Nord Drum 3P Basics #4

2017-04-25

In this fourth episode of our tutorial series we walk you through the built-in effects of the Nord Drum 3P: EQ, Drive, Sample Rate Reduction, Ring Modulation, Reverb and Delay!

Robi Botos & Friends - Calhoun Square

2017-04-24

Excellent keyboardist Robi Botos invited some world-class musicians including Cory Henry, Lionel Loueke and Larnell Lewis for this brilliant studio session in Montreal, Canada. Check this out!  

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals - Am I Wrong

2017-04-20

Celebrated US singer/producer Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals delivering the funky "Am I Wrong" live at Later with Jools Holland featuring a Nord Stage 2.   

Kadeem Tyrell covers Beyoncé's 'Freedom'

2017-04-18

UK singer Kadeem Tyrell performs Beyoncé's 'Freedom' live at Reload Sessions featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Nord Drum 3P Basics #3

2017-04-11

In this tutorial series we will cover the basic functionality of the Nord Drum 3P. In this third episode we are demonstrating Basic Editing, including how to select channels, the "Pad Follow" mode and the "Edit All Channels" feature. 

MIPA Award to Nord Piano 3

2017-04-06

YAY! The Nord Piano 3 just won a MIPA AWARD for the second year in a row! Thank you! 

Nord Stage 3 at Musikmesse 2017

2017-04-06

We're having a great time at Musikmesse, Frankfurt,  with lots of interest for the brand new Nord Stage 3. For those of you who can't go to Frankfurt we've added a few pics from our booth!

Lydia Kitto - "Ride"

2017-03-30

Great Sofar session by Lydia Kitto​ performing "Ride", featuring the Nord Lead 4! 

Sampha live at NPR

2017-03-28

The UK singer, songwriter and producer Sampha delivers a beautiful version of his tune Plastic 100°C on the Nord Electro 5 HP. 

Scorching jam session

2017-03-27

Another brilliant session with Russian keyboard players Valery Stepanov and Stanislav Iashvili featuring a Nord C2D, Electro 5 and Piano 3!   

The Funky Knuckles - New Birth

2017-03-24

Amazing live session with Texas-based The Funky Knuckles featuring excellent Caleb Sean McCampbell on a Nord Stage.

Erik Rapp - No Reason

2017-03-22

Swedish singer Erik Rapp performing "No Reason" live at East FM featuring a Nord Electro 5D.  

TaRon Lockett jamming on the ND3P

2017-03-21

Brilliant drummer TaRon Lockett and keyboardist Nick Semrad combining the Nord Drum 3P with a bunch of effect pedals in this jam session. Check it out! 

Snakehips & MØ - Don't Leave

2017-03-17

British electro duo Snakehips and Danish singer performing "Don't Leave" live at BBC Radio 1 featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Bill Laurance at the Nord Factory

2017-03-16

 Bill Laurance, Grammy award winner and original member of the acclaimed Snarky Puppy stopped by at the Nord Factory for a tour and a chat. Nice having you here! 

Victoria Canal covers Isn't She Lovely

2017-03-14

Brilliant version of Isn't She Lovely by Spanish-American singer/songwriter Victoria Canal featuring a Nord Electro 5D. Check it out! 

Theo Croker - Meditations

2017-03-10

Jazz Trumpeter Theo Croker and his band featuring Sullivan Fortner on a Nord Stage 2 performing live at London Jazz Festival 2016.

Nord Artist of the Month: Dani Ferrer

2017-03-01

Nord Artist of the Month is Spanish keyboardist Dani Ferrer (Love of Lesbian, Mi Capitán, Marc Parrot). Read more here

Ed Sheeran live at BBC 1

2017-02-27

British superstar Ed Sheeran covers Little Mix's "Touch" live at BBC Radio 1 featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Ikiz Cabin Crew - On Time

2017-02-23

Swedish/Turkish drummer Ikiz and his Cabin Crew live at Durango Studios featuring keyboardist Joel Lyssarides on a Nord Stage 2 EX and Lead A1.  

Nord Drum 3P Basics #2

2017-02-21

In this second episode of the ND3P Basics tutorial series we walk you through the System settings, Copy/Paste, Swap and Sound Init functionality of the Nord Drum 3P!

Great jam session feat Piano 3 and Stage 2 EX

2017-02-17

Russian keyboard players Valery Stepanov and Stanislav Iashvili showcasing the Nord Piano 3 and Nord Stage 2 EX. Enjoy!   

1705 - Dharma Bums

2017-02-16

Hungarian electronic jazz trio 1705 including Nord Artist Zsolt Kaltenecker performing "Dharma Bums" featuring a Nord Stage 2 EX and a Nord Drum 3P. 

Nord Artist of the Month: Nick Semrad

2017-02-14

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

2017-02-13

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.
More episodes coming very soon! Let us know if you have ideas for other topics for this series!

The Marcus King Band - Rita is Gone

2017-02-10

Phenomenally talented guitarist/singer Marcus King and his band performing live at Jam in the Van featuring a Nord Electro.      

Amazing live session with Kemuel Roig

2017-02-07

Cuban keyboard virtuoso and Nord Artist Kemuel Roig showing some excellent skills on the Nord Stage 2 EX. Check it out! 

Miguel "Chango" Garcia & Fabian Prado - Vos también estabas verde

2017-02-04

Nice performance by Miguel "Chango" Garcia & Fabian Prado with the song "Vos también estabas verde", featuring Nord Electro 5D and Nord Stage 2.

Orphan Colours - Goodnight California

2017-02-03

British folk rock band Orphan Colours performing "Goodnight California" live at Sofar Sounds featuring a Nord Stage! 

Eugenio Ventimiglia on the Nord Drum 3P

2017-01-31

Some really amazing grooves here on the Nord Drum 3P by Eugenio Ventimiglia! Great stuff!

Aurora covers Massive Attack

2017-01-30

Norwegian rising star Aurora delivers a great version of Massive Attack's "Teardrop" live at Triple J featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Ben Creighton Griffiths - Morning

2017-01-26

Amazing performance by UK multi-instrumentalist Ben Creighton Griffiths performing on a Harp and Nord Stage 2 at the same time!

Noir Et Blanc Vie reviews the Nord drum 3P

2017-01-25

Really cool video review of the Nord drum 3P by LA based video blog Noir Et Blanc Vie. Check it out! 

Highlights at NAMM 2017 - part 2

2017-01-22

Check out some of the highlights from day 3 at the Nord booth!

Highlights at NAMM 2017 - part 1

2017-01-21

Check out some of the highlights from the Nord booth at NAMM 2017 so far featuring Robi Botos, Gloria Gaynor, Mike Aaberg, Ty Bailie and ikiz. 

 

Rag'n'Bone Man - Skin

2017-01-12

Rag’n’Bone Man performs Skin live at BBC Music featuring a Nord Stage 2 EX.

Nord Artist of the Month: Albin Westerlind

2017-01-11

Nord Artist of the month is Swedish keyboardist and composer Albin Westerlind. Check him out here! 

Walkthrough of the Nord Piano 3

2017-01-09

Check out this extensive demonstration of the Nord Piano 3 by Jack Duxbury at Andertons Music. 

Jesús Javier Molina Acosta on the Electro 4 HP

2017-01-04

Do not miss this amazing clip of Jesús Javier Molina Acosta performing some magic on his Nord Electro 4 HP!

The Internet live at NPR Music

2017-01-04

Check out Grammy-nominated neo-soul band The Internet in this great live session at NPR Music featuring a Nord Electro 3. 

JP Cooper - One More Time/Again

2016-12-22

British pop/soul singer JP Cooper performing live at BBC Radio1 featuring a Nord Stage 2 and Nord Electro 5D. 

Nord Drum 3P jam session

2016-12-19

Check out Austrian drummer Johannes Kölbl in this great live looping session combining the Nord Drum 3P and Ableton Live.  

Allen Stone - Upside

2016-12-14

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

2016-12-02

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

2016-12-02

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

2016-11-29

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!

A.B. Original ft. Paul Kelly - Dumb Things

2016-11-25

Australian hip-hop act A.B. Original are joined by rock-legend Paul Kelly for a cover of his 1988 hit single "Dumb Things" at Triple J featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Cory Henry rocking the Nord C2D

2016-11-23

Brilliant live session with Cory Henry and the Funk Apostels at Band on the Wall featuring an amazing solo from Cory on the Nord C2D. Check it out! 

Anthony Hamilton - Coming From Where I'm From

2016-11-21

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.

Izzy Bizu - White Tiger

2016-11-18

British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu performing White Tiger live at the BBC Radio 1 featuring a Nord Stage 2.

Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Static and effect based layers

2016-11-15

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

2016-11-11

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

2016-11-09

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

The Jezabels - Rosebud

2016-11-09

Australian indie rock band The Jezabels performing "Rosebud" live at Billboard featuring a Nord Stage EX. Check it out! 

Electro 4 performance in the Antarctic

2016-11-08

We got these amazing pictures from French engineer/keyboardist Baptistou who has created a foldable Nord Electro 4 and brought it to the Antarctic where he performed for penguins.

Playing the Nord Drum 3P with hands

2016-11-07

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

2016-11-07

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! 

Wilco at the Nord HQ

2016-11-04

Mikael Jorgensen and Pat Sansone from the American rock band Wilco stopped by for a Factory tour and a chat today. Nice having you here!  

Navarone Boo - Shelter

2016-11-02

US keyboardist Navarone Boo covering Porter Robinson & Madeon's hit single "Shelter" using a Nord Stage 2. 

Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Creating a dynamic patch

2016-10-31

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!

Paco Carrieri - "So It May Secretly Begin"

2016-10-27

Listen to Paco Carrieri's superb RnB version of the Pat Metheny song "So It May Secretly Begin" on the Nord Piano 3!

Nord at China Music Show

2016-10-26

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!  

Excellent demo of the Nord Electro 5D!

2016-10-26

Don't miss this great walk-through of sounds and features in the Nord Electro 5 produced by Australian retailer Better Music

Mats/Morgan Live Sessions - Part 3: Improvised

2016-10-24

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

Derrick Hodge feat. keyboardist Mike Aaberg

2016-10-21

American keyboardist Mike Aaberg displaying his brilliant skills on a Nord Stage in this live performance with Derrick Hodge at The Kennedy Center

Gavin Harrison plays the Nord Drum 3P

2016-10-20

Legendary British drummer Gavin Harrison is currently touring with King Crimson, where he's integrated the Nord Drum 3P in his setup. Check out this video of Gavin playing through some of his favorite kits!

Platinum Award for Nord Drum 3P

2016-10-19

Whooohooo! We've just been informed that UK magazine Future Music have reviewed our new Nord Drum 3P and decided to give it the Future Music Platinum Award! :)

Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Playing Live with Multilayers

2016-10-18

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

2016-10-14

Check out Serbian DJ and Composer Raid in this improvised session combining a Nord Stage 2 and some scratching! 

William Bell live at NPR Music

2016-10-12

Legendary Stax Records soul singer William Bell and Total Package Band performing a soulful session featuring a Nord Electro 5D at NPR Music. Check it out! 

Nord Live Sessions with Mats/Morgan Band: "Elka Deep Phase"

2016-10-11

Second episode from our Nord Live Sessions with Mats/Morgan Band feat. Stefan Jernståhl, performing Morgan Ågrens "Elka Deep Phase".

The Paul Skerritt Band feat. James Harrison - Cheek to Cheek

2016-10-11

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"

2016-10-10

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.

Parcels - Herefore

2016-10-07

Berlin-based Parcels performing their funky electro soul tune "Herefore" at Sofar London featuring a Nord Electro 3. Enjoy! 

Nord Artist of the Month: Julia Ivansson

2016-10-03

Nord Artist of the Month is Swedish drummer Julia Ivansson who currently plays with Jens Lekman, Rebecka & Fiona, Mapei and more!

Pat Mastelotto and Gavin Harrison factory visit

2016-10-03

King Crimson played Stockholm this weekend and we had the pleasure of chatting with the legendary drummers Gavin Harrison and Pat Mastelotto who both use Nord Drum 2 and 3P in their live setup! 

Nord Live Sessions #2: Mats/Morgan Band - "Valdez in the Country"

2016-09-29

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. 

Matt Cossey Tutorial #6 - Mixed Features

2016-09-28

In this roundup of the Tutorial series, Matthew Cossey gives some examples of advanced layered patches and how to control the layers independently during a performance on the Nord Stage 2 EX.

Multiple synchronized arpeggiators on the Nord Lead A1

2016-09-26

Here are some really good examples of tempo-synced arpeggiators on the Nord Lead A1 by YouTube user Echo Fabric! The same tricks apply to the Nord Lead 4 too!

Nord at the Adagio Convention in Madrid

2016-09-26

For two whole days Adagio displays all brands they carry for Spain Portugal and Italy. More than 400 people enjoying music and great demonstrations as well as stocking up for the big season. Enjoy some photos from the show!

Cory Henry and Robi Botos

2016-09-22

Short but amazing clip of the equally amazing Cory Henry and Robi Botos taking turns at both the keyboards and the drums! Pure magic!

Nord Drum 3P with loop pedal

2016-09-20

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

2016-09-19

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.

Herbert Medeiros on the Nord Electro 5D

2016-09-15

Brazilian keyboard player Herbert Medeiros​ explores the Nord Electro 5D in a very tasteful manner, covering a very wide range of sounds and styles - long video but lots of good stuff in there! 

Maya Fadeeva - "Moves Like Jagger" -

2016-09-12

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!

2016-09-08

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!

#iseenord at Allsång på Skansen

2016-09-08

Swedish keyboard player Martin Persson sent us this great photo from his keyboard booth of Swedens most popular outdoor musical TV-show SVT Allsång på Skansen that's broadcast live from Stockholm every week each summer.

Sampha - "Blood on Me"

2016-09-05

The brilliant UK artist and producer Sampha performed his new single "Blood on Me" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week, featuring two Nord Electro 5's!

Núku - Slnecný Lúč

2016-09-01

Check out Slovakian band Núku performing "Slnecný Lúč" live on Balcony TV featuring both the Nord Lead 4 and the Nord Drum 2!

Vök - Waterfall

2016-08-30

Here's Icelandic dream pop group Vök with their song "Waterfall" performed at the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik with some great pad sounds on the Nord Lead 4.

Jacob Collier - Eleanor Rigby

2016-08-25

"Eleanor Rigby" gets a new haircut from multiinstrumentalist wunderkid Jacob Collier in this Maida Vale session from BBC Music, with some really juice clavinet-playing on the Nord Stage 2 too!

Next generation Nord player

2016-08-24

German keyboard player Stephan sent us this wonderful photo of his 12 weeks old son who appears to enjoy hanging out with his father's Nord Electro 3!

Kygo on Nord Stage 2 at the Olympic end ceremony in Rio!

2016-08-23

Majestic #iseenord moment from the Olympic closing ceremony in Rio, where Norwegian artist Kygo performed live on the Nord Stage 2 together with US artist Julia Michaels!

Nord Artist of the Month - Emie R Roussel

2016-08-16

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!

Rammstein - "Ich Tu Dir Weh"

2016-08-15

Dramatic live performance by German industrial metal band Rammstein at the Hurricane Festival, featuring a couple of Nord Stage 2 EX and a somewhat mistreated keyboard player that is hopefully resurrected at the end of the song! 

Matt Cossey Tutorial #5 - Using the Master Clock feature

2016-08-15

In this fifth episode Matt is explaining the how to use the powerful Master Clock feature found in the Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Lead 4 and Nord Lead A1. ‪

Oh Wonder - "Technicolour Beat"

2016-08-11

Great atmospheric pop from UK band Oh Wonder performing their song "Technicolour Beat" featuring the Nord Electro 5 HP!

Wild Belle "Throw Down Your Guns"

2016-08-08

US band Wild Belle performing "Throw Down Your Guns" live on WFUV featuring the Nord Electro 4D!

Nord Piano 3 and Nord Drum 3P now shipping!

2016-07-05

The Nord Drum 3P and Nord Piano 3 are now on their way out to a store near you. As tradition demands, here's a pic from our factory with the people who created and built them!

Matt Cossey Tutorial #4 - Customizing your B3 Sound

2016-06-30

In this fourth episode Matt is explaining the how to customize the B3 sound in Organ Section further. ‪

Nord Piano 3 takes the stage in Madrid!

2016-06-29

The new Nord Piano 3 will be featured at the big Placido Domingo tribute concert tonight in the Real Madrid stadium, and played by Spanish keyboard player Basilio Marti!

Glasys - "The Pressure"

2016-06-28

Check out US artist Glasys performing his song "The Pressure" live onTVPDX Portland TV using only a Nord Stage 2 and a Nord Drum 2 (sequenced externally).
‪#‎iseenord‬

Tor Egil Braseth - "Come Sunday" (Ellington)

2016-06-27

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"

2016-06-21

Groovy stuff from Polish Night Marks Electric Trio with nice bits on the Nord Stage 2!

James Williams and Band - "Asimov"

2016-06-16

Students of Australian Institute of Music performing a very nice cover of Larry Goldings "Asimov", with very tasteful use of the Nord C2 by James Williams!

Julia Holter - "Feel You"

2016-06-15

The amazing Julia Holter performing "Feel You" live on KCRW, with Julia on the Nord Stage 2! 

DGM - "Animal"

2016-06-14

Energetic video from Italian progressive metal outfit DGM with "wireless" Nord Lead 4 and Nord Electro 5D!

Run River North - "29"

2016-06-13

Slow morning? Let Run River North wake you up with their song "29" performed live in JamInTheVan!

Ella Henderson - Ghost

2016-06-09

Check out British singer and songwriter Ella Henderson performing "Ghost" in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, featuring the Nord Stage 2! 

Matt Cossey Tutorial #3 - Working with Drawbars

2016-06-01

It's time for the third episode of the Matt Cossey Tutorial series - this time Matt goes through the basics of working with Drawbars as well as other basic aspects of the Organ section!

Hilda - "Smashing Hearts"

2016-05-30

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

2016-05-24

Raw and groovy stuff from US artist Akie Bermiss in this Sofar Sounds session in New York, performing the song "Medicine"!

Marble Sounds - "The First Try"

2016-05-18

Nice performance by Belgian Marble Sounds "The First Try" live at Studio Brussel featuring a Nord Piano 2 HP and Nord Electro 3! 

Krzysztof Mroziak & Bad Boys Project - Half and double

2016-05-16

Nice performance from Poland with Nord Stage 2 and Nord Lead A1 by Krzysztof & Bad Boys Project!

Sick Live - "She Must Be From Heaven"

2016-05-09

Funky performance from the Polish band Sick Live in this live rendition of their song "She Must Be From Heaven", with lots of Nord Stage 2!

Bill Laurance Group ft. Stuart McCallum - "Money in The Desert"

2016-05-04

Enjoy Bill Laurance Group performing the majestic piece "Money in The Desert" live at Band on The Wall 2016, with Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurence on the Nord Stage.

Matt Cossey Tutorial #2 - String Resonance and Pedal Noise

2016-04-28

In the second episode of Matt Cossey's Tutorial series the Piano section is in focus, demonstrating the String Resonance and Pedal Noise features and customizing your piano sound with these.

Factory visit from David Cook

2016-04-27

US Nord Artist David Cook, who is also Musical Director for Taylor Swift, stopped by the factory yesterday with some of his bandmates from the Shayna Steele band that delivered a magical show at Fasching later on! 

Ikiz Cabin Crew - "Hallshuk"

2016-04-26

Atmospheric composition "Hallshuk" performed by Ikiz Cabin Crew live at Sound Picnic, featuring ikiz on drums, and Joel Lyssarides on the Nord Stage 2 EX and Nord Lead 4. 

I Am Karate - Bloom (Livesession)

2016-04-25

Check out Swedish electro pop duo I Am Karate performing their song "Bloom" featuring the Nord Stage 2!

REKK - "I Never Thought"

2016-04-21

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

2016-04-20

We're very excited to hear that the great multi instrumentalist and rock legend Steve Winwood chose the Nord C2D Combo Organ for rehearsing his tour with Steely Dan!

"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".

Click here for the full story!

Susanna feat. Helge Sten & John Paul Jones 'We Offer'

2016-04-18

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.

Clavinet Love!

2016-04-13

Check out Ron Reinhardt playing his custom Clavinet patches on the Nord Stage 2! Groovy stuff!

More photos from Messe 2016!

2016-04-08

Here comes some more snapshots from the Nord Booth and also some random discoveries at the Messe, as tradition demands!

MIPA 2016 Award for the Nord Piano 3!

2016-04-07

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.

Photos from Messe

2016-04-07

Here are a few pics from the Nord booth at the first day of Musikmesse 2016, stay tuned for more pics tomorrow!

Getting ready for Messe 2016

2016-04-06

We're in Frankfurt, putting the finishing touches on our booth at Musikmesse 2016 that opens tomorrow, April 7th! If you're a visiting, you'll find us at Halle 9.1, D11! Welcome!

Tedeschi Trucks Band live at NPR

2016-03-30

The amazing 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band performing live at NPR featuring keyboardist Kofi Burbridge on a Nord Stage 2. Check it out!

Introducing the Matt Cossey Tutorial series

2016-03-29

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

2016-03-21

Great performance and video by German pianist Thomas Reichhart showing the Nord Piano in action!

East Forest - Hold On

2016-03-16

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

2016-03-15

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

2016-03-14

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

2016-03-11

Jazz fusion supergroup Third Rail performing live in Cologne featuring keyboardist/producer George Whitty on a Nord Lead 3. 

Billy Bragg - Ideology

2016-03-08

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

2016-03-07

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

2016-03-02

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!

Ikiz Cabin Crew - Zoetic Sessions

2016-02-29

Turkish-Swedish jazz drummer Ikiz and his Cabin Crew including pianist Joel Lyssarides and trumpet player Jonne Bentlöv live at Sound Picnic in Istanbul.  

Cory Henry and Nick Semrad - Full Jam

2016-02-25

The short clip from NAMM 2016 with these two extremely talented musicians was so popular that we're now posting the spontaneous jam-session at our Nord booth in its entirety! Enjoy!

HÆLOS - Dust

2016-02-22

London-based electro-pop trio Hælos performing "Dust" at KEXP using a Nord Piano 2 HP. 

Gesu no Kiwami Otome - Otonatic

2016-02-18

Japanese progressive indie band Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女。) performing "Otonatic" featuring a Nord Electro 4. 

Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige - Stay With Me

2016-02-16

British pop star Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige aka "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" performing Stay With Me live at Vevo featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

X Ambassador at Nord HQ

2016-02-12

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

2016-02-09

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

2016-02-03

Nord Artist of the Month is Johan Dalgaard, read more about him here

Slideshow from NAMM 2016

2016-01-27

We just got home after a great NAMM Show 2016! Here are a few snapshots from the booth and other discoveries!

Nord at NAMM 2016 - day 3

2016-01-24

Highlights from day 3 at the NAMM booth including Rachel Flowers, Francesco Saglietti, Matt Cossey Band and more! 

Nord at NAMM 2016 - day 2

2016-01-23

Some highlights from day 2 at the NAMM Booth featuring Brandon Coleman, Alex Alessandroni Jr., Justin Kauflin and more. Enjoy! ‪

Nord at NAMM 2016 - day 1

2016-01-22

Check out some of the highlights from the first day at the Nord Booth featuring Cory Henry, Nick Semrad, Eyal Amir and more!

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Live Oak

2016-01-14

American singer-songwriter Jason Isbell performing a nice version of "Live Oak" at KEXP featuring Derry deBorja using a Nord Electro 3. 

Meet James Bay's keyboardist Jack Duxbury

2016-01-13

Our UK distributor Sound Technology had the pleasure of meeting Jack Duxbury, keyboard player with James Bay, for an interview. Check it out! 

See you at NAMM 2016!

2016-01-12

Welcome to booth #6464 at NAMM Show 2016, January 21-24th!

Nord Artist of the Month: Joel Lyssarides

2016-01-08

Nord Artist of the Month is the young gifted Swedish jazz pianist and composer Joel Lyssarides

Derry deBorja stopped by the Nord HQ

2016-01-08

Yesterday we had a nice visit from Nashville based keyboardist and Nord artist Derry deBorja currently touring with Jason Isbell. Great having you here! 

Jim Watson rocking the Nord Electro 5D

2016-01-07

UK keyboard player Jim Watson and drummer Simon Lea performing an improvised piece at the Sound Technology Sessions. Enjoy! 

Oddisee - "Contradiction's Maze"

2016-01-04

American rapper and producer Oddisee performing "Contradiction's Maze" live at KUTX Austin featuring a Nord Electro 4. Check it out! 

Haywyre - Endlessly

2015-12-18

American electronic jazz artist Haywyre performing his new single Endlessly using a Nord Stage 2.

Nord Artist of the Month: David Cook

2015-12-16

Nord Artist of the Month is US Keyboard player David Cook!

Steve Gadd Band - Duke's Anthem

2015-12-15

Impressive live performance from legendary Steve Gadd and his band at Leverkusener Jazztage 2015 featuring Larry Goldings on a Nord Stage 2. 

The Dukes of September - What a Fool Believes

2015-12-11

The Dukes of September - a super group comprised of pop/rock/R&B icons Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs performing What a Fool Believes, backed up by a Nord Stage. 

MusicRadar reviews the Nord Stage 2 EX

2015-12-09

"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

2015-12-08

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

2015-12-02

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

2015-12-01

Talented singer Ella Eyre performing Love Me Like You at the Abbey Road studios featuring a Nord Piano 2. 

Nord Seminar at RML

2015-11-27

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

2015-11-25

Excellent keyboard player Brandon Coleman, currently touring with Kamasi Washington, stopped by the Nord Factory today. It was a pleasure having you here!  

Stevie Wonder performing "Summer Soft"

2015-11-24

Legendary Motown artist and musical genius Stevie Wonder performing "Summer Soft" featuring keyboardist Eddie Brown on a Nord Electro 4D. Check it out!  

Dessy Di Lauro - Why U Raggin'?

2015-11-19

Take a look at neo-ragtime artist Dessy Di Lauro performing "Why U Raggin'?" at PerezHilton.com featuring Nord Artist Ric'key Pageot on the Nord Stage 2, who's currently touring with Madonna.

Music City Jam Sessions - Bart's Blues

2015-11-17

Check out this amazing jam with some of the finest musicians from Nashville, with Michael Whittaker on a Nord Electro 5D 73 and a Nord Lead 4!

Art Of Sleeping - Hotline Bling

2015-11-13

Australian indie-pop act Art of Sleeping cover Drake's "Hotline Bling" at the Triple J using a Nord Stage 2. 

The Suffers - "Giver"

2015-11-05

Great performance by Texas-based soul group The Suffers, with the song "Giver", featuring the Nord Electro 4 SW73.

Nord Training Day with Adagio and AB Music

2015-11-04

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

2015-11-02

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!

2015-10-29

The November issue of Future Music Magazine features a review of the Nord Electro 5D, calling it "Pretty much unbeatable!" and giving it the Future Music Platinum award! Read more quotes and what other reviewers have said about the new Electro in the Press section!

The Delta Saints visited the Nord Factory

2015-10-29

We just had the pleasure of meeting the lovely guys from Nashville based group The Delta Saints, who're playing in Stockholm tonight!

James Bay - Hold Back the River

2015-10-27

British singer-songwriter James Bay performing his hit single "Hold Back the River" at Transmitter featuring keyboardist Jack Duxbury on a Nord Stage 2 and a Nord Electro 4D.   

Nord on MusicTech's list of the ten best 10/10's

2015-10-23

"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…"
- MusicTech Magazine

Read full article here.

Visit from James Bay's keyboardist

2015-10-23

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

2015-10-22

Another great live performance by Jim Watson and Simon Lea at the Sound Technology Sessions, this time featuring a Nord C2D. 

Gregory Porter & Laura Mvula - Water Under Bridges

2015-10-16

Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula performing "Water Under Bridges" at the Graham Norton Show accompanied by Chip Crawford using a Nord Electro.  

Nord Sample Editor - How to easily create your own samples

2015-10-14

See how quickly you can create your own sample and transfer it to your Nord keyboard using the Nord Sample Editor. Download the Nord Sample Editor for free and create your own samples today! 

Elliot Moss - Slip

2015-10-13

New York-based electronica artist Elliot Moss performing his tune "Slip" at the Sofar Sounds using a Nord Stage 2. 

Nord at MusicExpo Brazil

2015-10-08

The MusicExpo Brazil 2015 took place in Sao Paulo last week and we were well represented by our Brazilian distributor Soundix. Thanks to Product Specialist Jobert Gaigher for great demonstrations and to Soundix for a fantastic Booth. 

Marcus Miller Band feat. Brett Williams

2015-10-07

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. 

Nord Artist of the Month: Davide Rossi

2015-10-06

Nord Artist of the Month is the Italian keyboardist Davide Rossi who has worked with artists such as Eros Ramazzotti, Loredana Bertè, Laura Pausini and many others. Read more about him here.

Charlie Puth - "Marvin Gaye"

2015-10-01

Check out Charlie Puth performing his hit "Marvin Gaye" on the Nord Electro 5 and also some nice beatboxing in the Billboard studios! 

Naughty Boy live at BBC Radio 1

2015-09-23

Naughty Boy ft Little Simz and Tom Prior cover the Arctic Monkey's "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" live at BBC Radio 1 featuring two Nord Stages. 

Nord at Scandinavian Music Expo 2015

2015-09-18

Last week we showcased our products at the Scandinavian Music Expo 2015 in Stockholm. Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the Nord Booth and to DJ Service for a nice arrangement!

Snarky Puppy - Ready Wednesday

2015-09-15

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

2015-09-15

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

2015-09-14

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

2015-09-10

The latest issue of Keyboard Magazine features a great review of the Nord Electro 5:

"With the Nord Electro 5, Nord has moved the needle on what players can expect in a focused yet versatile workhorse"

Read the full review here, and check out the Nord Electro 5 In The Press page for more reviews!

Nord Electro 4D at the Apple Event

2015-09-10

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

2015-09-09

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!

Billy Cobham 5tet feat. Cristophe Cravero

2015-09-08

Stunning live performance by Billy Cobham 5tet at Nancy Jazz Pulsation 2011 featuring Christophe Cravero on a Nord Stage. 

Nord Artist of the Month: Pierre Swärd

2015-09-07

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!  

Jim Watson jamming on the Nord Stage 2 EX

2015-09-04

Acclaimed British keyboardist Jim Watson performs an improvised piece using the new Nord Stage 2 EX 88 at Sound Technology Sessions. Jim is accompanied by long-time friend and musical collaborator Simon Lea on drums. Enjoy! 

Winner of the #iseenord photo contest

2015-09-02

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 Drum 2 jam session

2015-08-28

Nice video from Italian F&M Rhythm Section featuring the Nord Drum 2 in different electronic pop settings!

Matt Cossey demonstrates the new Nord Stage 2 EX

2015-08-27

Don't miss this demonstration of the new Nord Stage 2 EX that Matt Cossey has put together, covering all the newest features and also some of the new sounds in the Nord Sample Library 2.0

Cas Haley - I'm Free

2015-08-21

Great live performance by American singer Cas Haley and his band at Jam in The Van featuring a Nord Stage.

Nord Artist of the Month: Will Janssen

2015-08-10

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

2015-08-06

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!

Great demo of the Silver Grand and DX-sounds by Mike Pensini

2015-08-03

YouTube user Mike Pensini has put together this nice little video with our latest sounds, the Silver Grand, DX Rubba Roads and DX Full Tines!

Gorgon City feat. MNEK - Ready For Your Love

2015-08-03

British electronica duo Gorgon City and MNEK performing their hit single Ready For Your Love at the BBC Radio 1 featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home

2015-07-25

Great live session on KCRW with American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his band featuring Brandon Coleman on a Nord Stage 2! 

Nord Artist of the Month: Brandon Coleman

2015-07-08

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!

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire

2015-07-06

English indie band Bastille performing their hit single "Things We Lost In The Fire" at Sofar London using no less than two Nord Stage 2s! 

Francesco Saglietti demoing the new Silver Grand

2015-07-01

We were so lucky to have talented Italian keyboard player Francesco Saglietti do a little demo for our newest addition to the Nord Piano Library, Silver Grand. Enjoy!

Interview with Hozier's keyboardist Mia Fitz

2015-07-01

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!

The Late Call - The Pact

2015-06-24

Nice performance by singer-songwriter Johannes Mayer aka The Late Call featuring a Nord Stage at Sofar Stockholm

Mellow Upright demo by Francesco Saglietti

2015-06-16

LA based keyboardist Francesco Saglietti playing a beautiful cover of "Luz Negra" with our new Mellow Upright. Listen to more sound demos and download it here

Amazing solo by Tim Carmon

2015-06-12

Acclaimed keyboardist Tim Carmon impresses Eric Clapton with a brilliant Nord Lead solo at Madison Square Garden. Check it out! 

Seinabo Sey - Younger

2015-06-11

Swedish rising star Seinabo Sey performing her hit single "Younger" backed up by a Nord Stage 2 at KCRW.  

Unforgettable Service Stories - part 1

2015-06-10

"Nord Electro left on top of the roof while driving up the highway". Read how it turned out! 

Vance Joy - Georgia

2015-06-09

Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy performing his single "Georgia" featuring a Nord Electro 4 HP at Melbourne Town Hall. 

Arnold + Sukroso - Role For Gold

2015-06-05

Cool video from the Berlin based joint venture of guitarist Robin Sukroso and drummer/keyboardist Sebastian Arnold using a Nord Modular G2 and a Nord Rack 2. 

Nord at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm

2015-06-03

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: 
https://www.kmh.se/english

Nord Artist of the Month: Miguel Rico

2015-06-01

Talented Colombian keyboardist Miguel Rico has worked with famous Latin artists like Fonseca, Kany García and Juan Pablo Vega. Check him out!

Kiesza - Hideaway

2015-05-29

Really nice performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza with a Nord Electro 3 at KISS FM

Swedish Dealer of the Year 2014

2015-05-26

Swedish dealer DLX Music has done such a great job with selling Nord in Sweden they were awarded "Swedish Dealer of the Year 2014". Keep up the good work lads!

St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Grass Is Greener

2015-05-22

Great blue-eyed soul from St. Paul and the Broken Bones live at KEXP including keyboardist Al Gamble on a Nord Electro 4D. 

Nord Lead A1 reviewed in Sound on Sound

2015-05-21

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

2015-05-20

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!

2015-05-19

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!  

Phox - Leisure

2015-05-19

Nice performance by American indieband Phox including talented singer Monica Martin and keyboardist Matteo Roberts on a Nord Stage 2, at Jam in the Van, May 2015. 

Nord Stage 2 EX now shipping!

2015-05-15

We have just started shipping the first Nord Stage 2 EX units from our Stockholm Factory, and here's a little photo of the first batch along with the people who made them!

Hiromi live at Tokyo Jazz Festival

2015-05-12

Stunning performance by Japanese composer and keyboard virtouso Hiromi combining a Nord Electro and a Grand Piano at Tokyo Jazz Festival. 

Kygo - Firestone

2015-05-11

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

2015-05-07

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

2015-05-07

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!

Poppy Ackroyd - Rain

2015-05-05

Amazing live performance by British composer and pianist Poppy Ackroyd with a Nord Piano 2 at Union Chapel, London. 

Tove Lo - Habits

2015-05-04

Swedish rising star Tove Lo performing her hit single "Habits" at Virgin Radio accompanied by a Nord Lead A1

Public Service Broadcasting - Go

2015-04-29

Here's London-based Duo PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING performing their song "Go" featuring the Nord Lead 4R!

Ural Thomas & The Pain - Here Comes The Hurt

2015-04-23

Don't miss this great recording of US Soul group Ural Thomas & the Pain​ live at from Pickathon​ festival 2014, with plenty of nice organ parts on the Nord Stage 2!

Matt Cossey Band live at Musikmesse

2015-04-21

Check out some highlights from the performances by Matt Cossey Band at Musikmesse 2015. They focused on medleys of popular songs to show off the versatility of the Nord Stage 2.

Federico Solazzo live at Musikmesse

2015-04-16

Here's a snippet of Federico Solazzo performing along with Genzo Okabe (sax) and Luciano Poli (bass) at the Nord Stage at Musikmesse earlier today! More live videos coming soon!

MIPA award for Nord Electro 5!

2015-04-16

We are very proud to announce that the new Nord Electro 5 has been awarded a MIPA 2015 in the category "Best Stage Keyboard" at Frankfurt MusikMesse

Nord Lead A1 voted "Best Hardware Synthesizer"

2015-04-16

Nord Lead A1 was voted "Best Hardware Synth" by the readers of German magazine Keys! Thank you very much, it's a great honor!

The New Orleans Suspects - "Grits"

2015-04-10

Killer groove from supergroup The New Orleans Suspects at KDHX featuring keyboardist C.R Gruver(Leo Nocentelli of the Meters) on a Nord Electro 3. 

Nord Artist of the Month: Ric'key Pageot

2015-04-08

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

2015-04-07

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! 

London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years

2015-04-07

British trio London Grammar performing their song "Wasting My Young Years" in Studio Q featuring a Nord Stage 2. 

Billie Leyers - Mad About You (cover)

2015-03-26

Check out Dutch artist Billie Leyers​ performing her version of the Hooverphonic song "Mad About You" on the Nord Stage 2!

Greighwolfe - Hurt Me

2015-03-20

Soulful performance by Greighwolfe at the Sofar Sounds featuring a Nord Stage 2!

Nord Electro 5 Roll-out!

2015-03-18

Say cheese! Here's a roll-out pic from the Nord Factory in Stockholm with the first batch of Nord Electro 5's soon on their way to USA!

Thiago Gomes - Nord Funk Jam

2015-03-16

Groovy video from Thiago Gomes jamming away on his Electro 4D and Nord Lead 2X. Nice!

Visit from Cory Henry

2015-03-13

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 Electro 5 showcase in Korea

2015-03-13

Our Korean distributor Music Metro Inc arranged a Nord Electro 5 showcase featuring demonstrations and live perfomances by Italian keyboardist Federico Solazzo. Thanks to Music Metro Inc and Federico Solazzo for the good work done! 

The Audible Doctor - The Winter

2015-03-10

 Brooklyn-based rapper/producer The Audible Doctor featuring a Nord Electro 4 HP live at the Sofar New York

Amazing Nord Stage Battle

2015-02-27

Toronto based keyboardists Anthony Brancati and Robi Botos dueling with their Nord Stages. Check it out! 

Nord Drum 2 demo by Brad Park

2015-02-24

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

2015-02-18

Great performance by Olly Alexander from the British electronica trio Years & Years featuring a Nord Stage 2.   

Father John Misty - Bored in the USA

2015-02-09

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Ex-Fleet Foxes member Father John Misty performing his song "Bored in the USA" accompanied by a Nord Stage 2 at the WNYC. 

Dumpstaphunk feat. Ivan Neville

2015-02-06

Groovy stuff from Dumpstaphunk featuring the legendary New Orleans keyboardist Ivan Neville on a Nord Stage. 

Joel Sarakula - Northern Soul

2015-02-05

Catchy souly pop from Australian artist Joel Sarakula​, performing his song "Northern Soul" at a Sofar Sounds​ session in Munich! 

Azure - Hiptronics

2015-02-04

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.   

Live from NAMM 2015 - Robi Botos, Matt Cossey and Michael Gallant

2015-01-28

Check out some highlights from the third day of NAMM 2015 at the Nord Booth with amazing performances by Robi Botos, Matt Cossey and his Band, and Michael Gallant.

Haywyre - Insight

2015-01-28

Super video from artist Haywyre performing his tune "Insight" rockin' the Nord Stage 2!
 

TEC Award for the Nord Lead A1 at NAMM 2015

2015-01-25

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

2015-01-24

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

2015-01-24

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!  

Rachel Flowers, Robi Botos and Joey DeFrancesco at NAMM 2015

2015-01-23

Check out some highlights from the first day of NAMM 2015 at the Nord Booth with amazing performances by Robi Botos, Rachel Flowers and guest appearances by Joey DeFrancesco and Brian Auger!

Live performances at the Nord Booth

2015-01-22

We're happy to have a lot of talented musicians performing live at our booth 6464. Check out the live schedule here! 

NAMM 2015 has started!

2015-01-22

The doors to the NAMM Show have now opened and we're looking forward to meeting all the musicians and music lovers out there at the Nord Booth 6464. Here are some pics of the preparations from yesterday!

Blackberry Smoke - One Horse Town

2015-01-09

Really nice southern rock from Blackberry Smoke featuring keyboardist Brandon Still on the Nord Electro 2.

Hozier - Take Me To Church

2015-01-08

Great video of Hozier performing "Take Me To Chuch" on Later... with Jools Holland, featuring Mia Fitz on the Nord Stage EX!

Classic Hooks on Nord!

2015-01-07

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! 

Fractures - It's Alright

2015-01-05

Great performance by Melbourne-based indie band Fractures including a Nord Electro 4 at The Mahogny Sessions

Blind Boys of Alabama - Amazing Grace

2014-12-25

Stunning performance by the legendary gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama at Audiotree, accompanied by a Nord C2 Combo Organ. 

We are ready for NAMM Show 2015...

2014-12-19

Best Hardware Synth 2014: Nord Lead A1!

2014-12-19

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that the Nord Lead A1 is awarded "Best Hardware Synth 2014" by MusicTech Magazine. Many thanks! 

Create the Nord Sound Logo - win a Nord Drum 2!

2014-12-17

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.

Read more here!

Rachmaninov on the Nord Piano 2

2014-12-15

Whoah! Don't miss this breathtaking performance by Thai pianist Sek Thongsuwan. This piece by Rachmaninov really puts the Nord Piano 2 through the paces both speedwise and dynamically. Music starts from 0:52.

Grand Upright - new video!

2014-12-11

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.

Download the Grand Upright here!

Nord Lead A1 - Access all styles

2014-12-09

Great video from YouTube user Whentherushcomes demonstrating a wide range of sounds and effects on the Nord Lead A1!

New tutorials for the Nord Drum 2 now available!

2014-12-03

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

2014-12-02

Featured Nord Artist of the month is UK keyboard legend Richard Barbieri!

Jessie Ware - Want Your Feeling

2014-12-02

Nice live performance by English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware at Later... with Jools Holland featuring a Nord Electro 2 and a Nord Stage 2. 

Alice Boman - What

2014-11-26

Swedish rising star Alice Boman performing "What" featuring a Nord Electro 4D on KEXP November, 2014.

"Kittyhawk" and "Dowsing" stopped by at the Nord factory

2014-11-21

Chicago-based indie bands Kittyhawk and Dowsing stopped by the Nord HQ for a factory tour. 

Excellent jam session by Robi Botos

2014-11-21

Check out this brilliant performance by Hungarian-Canadian jazz pianist Robi Botos using a Nord Stage 2. Video courtesy of Joe Bowden. 

Introducing Nord Artists!

2014-11-20

We have just launched the Nord Artists section where we will be presenting a selection of the talented musicians all over the world that choose to play Nord. Featured Nord Artist of the month is US drummer Kimberly Thompson!

Ryan Adams live on Jimmy Fallon

2014-11-18

Acclaimed American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performing "Kim" on the Tonight Show featuring a Nord Stage. 

Amp Fiddler - I Believe In You

2014-11-12

Great number from Amp Fiddler performing "I Believe in You" live on BBC Radio 1, with plenty of nice electric pianos on the Nord Electro. 

Mellow Upright demonstration by Beto Machado

2014-11-07

Check out YouTube user Beto Machado's demonstration of the soft-hammered Mellow Upright - our latest addition in the Nord Piano Library. Download it here!

Fatai - Sam Smith Medley

2014-11-05

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

2014-11-04

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!  

Scorching jam session at Nord HQ

2014-10-24

Swedish renowned organist Pierre Swärd and world famous Nord C2D player Joey DeFrancesco had a brillliant organ duel at the Nord HQ. Enjoy!

Mikky Ekko - Stay

2014-10-22

Intimate live session by Nashville singer/songwriter Mikky Ekko at KCRW, October 2014. 

Twin Shadow - Slow

2014-10-21

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. 

Chet Faker - Talk is Cheap

2014-10-17

Brilliant performance by Australian electronica star Chet Faker playing a Nord Electro 4D at Vevo Live sessions, September 2014. 

Nord at Music China 2014

2014-10-16

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! 

Joey DeFrancesco at Blue Note Milano

2014-10-15

Some amazing shots of the excellent organist and Nord C2D player Joey DeFrancesco live at Blue Note Milano, October 2014. 

Shelby Lynne - She knows

2014-10-13

Critically acclaimed country singer Shelby Lynne performing "She knows" featuring a Nord Electro 4D

Bruno Mars - Grenade

2014-10-09

Great performance by multi-awarded Bruno Mars accompanied by the Nord Electro.

Quick Guide: Working with Bundles

2014-10-08

This quick guide explains the concept of Bundles and how to easily use them with the Nord Sound Manager.

The Jelly Factory - "So Happy"

2014-10-07

Nice fusion number from Italian group The Jelly Factory led by guitarist Luca Gelli, featuring Leonardo Volo on the Nord Stage EX! 

Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy

2014-10-03

Elegant soulful pop by Paolo Nutini at the KCRW September, 2014. Keyboard player John Tilley plays the Nord Electro 3HP. 

Special Providence - Northern Lights

2014-09-30

Check out this great studio session by Hungarian progressive metal band Special Providence. Keyboardist Zsolt Kaltenecker plays a Nord Piano 2 HP and uses the Electric Grand CP80 from the Nord Piano Library.

Tennis - Never Work For Free

2014-09-25

Nice live session at the WFUV by Denver-based indie band Tennis. Keyboardist and singer Alaina Moore plays the Nord Stage. 

German Distributor on visit!

2014-09-23

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!  

Kōan collective - Neo Soul

2014-09-23

Talented pianist/composer Jonah Wei-Haas performing the groovy "Neo Soul" with his jazz group Kōan collective. Jonah plays a Nord Stage EX. 

Fitz and The Tantrums - Out of My League

2014-09-19

Energetic soul-influenced indie pop from Fitz and The Tantrums live at KUTX, July 2013. Keyboard players James King and Jeremy Ruzumna are using the Nord Stage 2.

Andrew Belle live at SXSW 2014

2014-09-18

Brilliant atmospheric live performance by singer-songwriter Andrew Belle using the Nord Electro 4D at SXSW 2014. 

David Bridie - The Shortest Day Of The Year

2014-09-16

The versatile Australian musician David Bridie performing The Shortest Day Of The Year on the Nord Stage 2 at Music Feeds Studio. 

Daughtry - Waiting For Superman

2014-09-15

American band Daughtry performing their song "Waiting for Superman" live at a Billboard Studio Session. Keyboardist Elvio Fernandes plays the Nord Stage 2.

Nord Lead A1 awarded "Audiofanzine Best Value Award 2014"

2014-09-08

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!

Quick Guide: How to transfer a sample

2014-09-04

Curious about a new sample from the Nord Sample Library? Here's a simple guide how to download and transfer a sample to your instrument using the Nord Sound Manager!

New Mellotron sounds coming soon!

2014-09-03

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

2014-09-02

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!

iSeeNord winner!

2014-09-01

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!

2014-09-01

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!

Quick Guide: How to update the OS

2014-08-28

We recommend that you always have the most recent OS in your Nord instrument to ensure an optimal experience - here's a simple guide how to update!

Asa - Dead Again

2014-08-25

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

2014-08-21

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!

Mumford & Sons live at David Letterman

2014-08-20

Great performance by the multi-award winning folk-rock band, Mumford & Sons at Live on Letterman, October 2012. Keyboardist Ben Lovett plays a Nord Stage Ex.

Moldover on visit

2014-08-18

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!  

James Blake - Overgrown

2014-08-15

The multitalented musician and producer James Blake combining a Nord Wave and a Nord Piano 2 at Apogee Studios, April 2013. Enjoy!

Super reviews for the Nord Lead A1

2014-08-11

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!

The Shout Out Louds - Hard Rain

2014-08-11

The Swedish indie-pop stars Shout Out Louds using a Nord Electro 3 at a nice live session on KCRW, May 2013.

Control Tower Jam!

2014-08-05

Bouncy beats and wavy melodies from Canadian group "Joshua Van Tassel's Double Tooth" jamming away in the Control Tower of Halifax Stand International Airport, Nova Scotia! Keyboard player Robbie Grunwald plays an Nord Electro 4 as well as some vintage goodies!
 

Brandt Brauer Frick live @ RA Sessions

2014-08-04

Hypnotic and cool video of German electronica group Brandt Brauer Frick performing live in at the Resident Advisor HQ, featuring both the Nord Drum 2 and Nord Wave!

Nord Lead A1 demo by Chris Martirano

2014-08-04

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

2014-07-30

The versatile American singer, songwriter and producer Mayer Hawthorne backed up by a Nord Electro 3 on KCRW, January 2014.

The National - Pink Rabbit

2014-07-18

The National has grown to become one of the biggest indie rock bands. Here is an excellent live performance featuring a Nord Stage 2 on KCRW in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Greyboy Allstars live in the KPLU Studios

2014-07-17

Renowned funk-jazz band The Greyboy Allstars played some funky stuff in the KPLU studios in Seattle, May 2013.  

Goodbye Heart - Seconal

2014-07-16

Seattle dreampop duo Goodbye Heart combines atmospheric synths, electronic percussion and heart-wrenching vocals. Here live in the KEXP studio using a Nord Electro. 

The California Honeydrops live in New Orleans, LA

2014-07-14

Check out this brilliant blue-eyed soul from The California Honeydrops live at Jam In The Van, New Orleans July 2014. Keyboardist Lorenzo Loera uses a Nord Electro 3.  

Lianne La Havas - Lost and Found

2014-07-11

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

2014-07-08

Great performance at Glastonbury Festival 2014 by the British singer-songwriter Sam Smith accompanied by a brilliant sounding Nord Electro 3. 

Nord Night in Stockholm

2014-07-08

On Monday July 7th we arranged a summer event with JAM Syntotek and Jerker Antoni in Stockholm. Nice mingle, jam sessions and product demos by keyboardist Stefan Jernståhl. Thanks to JAM Syntotek, Jerker Antoni and everyone who stopped by!  

Lykke Li - No Rest For The Wicked

2014-07-04

The celebrated Swedish artist Lykke Li performing her own song “No Rest For The Wicked” with a Nord Stage at KEXP in May, 2014. 

Allen Stone live in Austin, TX

2014-07-02

The gifted soul and R&B-singer Allen Stone performs his own composition "Million" at Jam In The Van in Austin, TX March 2014. Keyboardist Steve Swatkins plays on a soulful sounding Nord Stage 2.      

Excellent jam session on the Nord C2D

2014-06-30

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. 

Great Australian Nord Stage 2 demo

2014-06-26

Check out Rudi from Australian music store Better Music demonstrating the many aspects of the competent Nord Stage 2.

Jon Cleary live in New Orleans, LA

2014-06-23

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"

2014-06-18

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"

2014-06-18

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

2014-06-12

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

2014-06-10

Here's real gem! - Check out the project Saturday Morning Slow Jams' amazing R&B version of the Transformers (cartoon) theme! 
Groovy stuff (and nice keyboard)! If this put you in a nostalgic mood, they've got more cartoon themes on their YouTube channel.

Visit from the UK!

2014-06-09

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

2014-06-09

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.

DENBROK - In The Name Of Love

2014-06-02

Haunting live performance by Dutch artist DENBROK featuring a bottle, a rainstick, a Nord Electro 3 and Ableton. Cool!

Nord at KOBA 2014 in Seoul

2014-06-02

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

2014-05-30

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

2014-05-27

 

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!

Happy 80th Birthday Bob Moog!

2014-05-23

Today would have been the 80th birthday of the great synthesizer pioneer and inventor of Moog Music. Here in our factory together with Nord founder Hans Nordelius. 

 

Snapshots from MIDI HACK

2014-05-20

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

2014-05-20

Groovy, soulful beat-boxing number from Dustin Robinson called "They Say" featuring the Nord Electro 3! Talented guy!

Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time

2014-05-20

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

2014-05-13

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

2014-05-12

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.

Jazzy improvisation on the Electro 4 HP

2014-05-06

Here's a nice little improvisation by Christian Valk on the Nord Electro 4 HP, using the Studio Grand 2 C7 Grand Piano. The improvisation is based on "Nimm Oh Herr, die Gaben, die wir bringen", a German spiritual.

Great Nord Drum 2 reviews!

2014-04-22

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

2014-04-08

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!

Rikard From & The Organics - "The Thrill Is Gone"

2014-04-07

Great live recording of Rikard From and The Organics performing BB Kings "Thrill Is Gone" at the Umeå jazz club. Rikard plays the Nord C2D (hidden in an vintage enclosure) through a Leslie 3300.

Datfunk - "CPM"

2014-04-02

Check out Greek keyboard king Asterios Papastamatakis rocking the Nord C2D and Nord Stage 2 performing "CPM" with his band Datfunk in Athens. 

Nord in the Snow at NHL!

2014-04-01

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!

2014-04-01

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! 

Mezzoforte - Four Corners

2014-03-28

Great capture of the Icelandic fusion supergroup Mezzoforte performing at the legendary Nefertiti Jazzclub in Gothenburg, Sweden. Keyboardist Eyþór Gunnarsson uses the EP6 Sparkletop Vintage 67 on his Nord Stage!

ABA - Fell in love with a boy

2014-03-20

Great cover of Joss Stone's "Fell in love with a boy" by Italian artist ABA (Chiara Gallana) featuring Federico Solazzo on the Nord Electro 3 HP and the new Nord Lead A1! 

The Trio - Englishman in New York

2014-02-24

A group calling themselves The Trio decided to funk up Sting's classic 'English Man in New York' and it sure grooves! Plenty of nice Nord Stage EX action in there too by Rich Metherell!

Nice Nord Lead 4 Review in AudioFanzine!

2014-02-07

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!"

Read more reviews of the Nord Lead 4 here! 

Award for AM&S at NAMM 2014!

2014-02-03

At the NAMM show Nord distributor American Music & Sound was awarded the ”Atta Way To Go of the Year” for the 2013 sensational US-sales. Congratulations!

James Fox Higgins - A Change Is Gonna Come

2014-01-29

Nice video of Australian artist James Fox Higgins and his band performing a great version of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" with some nice bits of the Nord Stage 2 too! 

Jean Michel Jarre!

2014-01-28

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!

NAMM Report 2014

2014-01-27

NAMM 2014 is over and visitors at our booth #6464 could be the first in the world to check out the brand new Nord Lead A1 first hand, as well as enjoy a number of talented acts performing during the day. Click images for a slideshow!

Julia Holter - City Appearing

2013-11-08

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

2013-11-07

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!

2013-11-01

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!

2013-10-30

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!

2013-10-22

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]

Musicians Planet Stockholm!

2013-10-07

Here in Stockholm the music show Musicians Planet was held for the third year in a row and we had a nice little Nord setup together with our swedish dealer 4Sound! Click the image for some pics!

Nord at ExpoMusic Brasil!

2013-10-04

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!

Wobbly visitation!

2013-09-26

We had a pleasant surprise visit last week from US producer Sonny Moore who took the time to check out all our new synthesizer instruments! Click for a little pic of Clavia founder Hans Nordelius and Sonny chilling in our lounge!

Sounds like a Nord Lead 4!

2013-09-23

Perfect Circuit Audio has put together this nice little video showing off a wide range of sounds possible with the new Nord Lead 4!

Back to school with Nord!

2013-09-12

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!

Nord Lead 4R roll out!

2013-09-05

As always, when the first batch of a new product leaves the production line we gather for a little celebration photo, so lets hear it for the new Nord Lead 4R!

Ambient improvisation on the Nord Lead 4

2013-09-02

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"

2013-08-30

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!

I can't give you anything but love - Uli Geissendoerfer Trio

2013-08-29

Nice rendition of the classic by Uli Geissendoerfer Trio featuring Pascale Elia - don't miss his brilliant solo on the Nord Stage!

A visit from the Prince of Kosher Gospel!

2013-08-28

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.

Nord Stage 2 Morph control!

2013-08-27

Here's a short but inspiring video demonstrating the Nord Stage 2 Morph feature being controlled by an EHX step analog/cv step sequencer (connected to the control pedal input of the Nord Stage 2)!

BEMET - The Track

2013-08-12

Tired after too much vacation? Why not let Israeli project BEMET's energetic drum & bass / dubstep / hip hop number "The track" wake you up, featuring Hod Moshonov on the Nord Stage Classic.

Pierre Swärd on the Nord C2D

2013-07-05

Swedish jazz-soul organ legend Pierre Swärd chose to use the Nord C2D exclusively on his new album "Slow but Fast" where he's joined by Joakim Ekberg on drums and Jan Ottesen on guitar. Check out two of the songs here and have a groovy summer!

Stuffin

Slow But Fast

Nord Lead 4 demos by the Freemasons

2013-07-04

UK remix and production duo Freemasons made these two demos during their work with the great new Nord Lead 4 Program Bank! All synth sounds come from the Nord Lead 4, with some drums and external processing added.

Demo 1

Demo 2

Nord Drum 2 and Nord Pad now shipping!

2013-07-01

 We're happy to announce we've started shipping the new Nord Drum 2and the ultra sleek Nord Pad! Here's a happy crowd at the Stockholm factory with the first units to leave the production line!

Nord C2D doing Miles in the sun

2013-07-01

Asterios Papastamatakis sent us this groovy clip of him performing a version of the Miles Davis's "All Blues" at the Matala Festival in Crete on the Nord C2D. Also, we must admit hard not to start day dreaming seeing the majestic scenery in the background!

Nord Lead 4 shipping!

2013-06-13

The amazing new Nord Lead 4 is now on its way to stores! We always capture the moment when the first batch of a new product leaves our production lines, so here it is! Greetings from everyone at the Clavia factory!

Nord Lead 4 Arpeggiator Party

2013-06-13

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

2013-05-20

 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!

Lion D - Work

2013-05-16

To celebrate that the sun is shining in Stockholm, here's a happy piece of Italian reggae from Lion D called "Work" with David "Shiny D" Assuntino on the Nord Stage 2!

James Blake - Retrograde

2013-05-07

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!

2013-05-06

The April Issue of Sound On Sound features a very nice review of the Nord Keyboards Electro 4 range: "Clavia's updated Electro range prove that if you need top-quality staple keyboard sounds, playability and simplicity, Nords still lead."Click here for more reviews of the Nord Electro 4 series!

MIPA Award for Nord C2D!

2013-04-13

The Nord C2D won the MIPA award 2013 in the category Best Portable Organ at the Frankfurt MusikMesse! A big thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Jen Armstrong - Kemosabe (cover)

2013-03-25

 We had the pleasure of having the talented Jen Armstrong perform at our Nord booth at the NAMM show earlier this year. Here's a video of her doing a wonderful rendition of Everything Everythings's tune "Kemosabe" on the Nord Electro 3 HP. Check out Jen's own music here!

Nord Drum - featuring Harry Coade and Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai)

2013-02-07

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

2013-02-04

Swedish organ quartet Rikard From & The Organics sent us these deliciously groovy live-recordings from a recent gig at Scharinska in Umeå, Sweden. Rikard plays his Nord C2D directly into the PA and uses the internal rotary simulation! More goodies from the gig here!

Organ grinders swing

Nord Achievement Award for Canada!

2013-01-26

 We'd like to congratulate our Canadian distributor Erikson Music on receiving the Nord Achievement Award for their outstanding sales performance in 2012!

Nord Salesman of the Year!

2013-01-26

A big up to Micke Söderström from Swedish retailer 4Sound for being an amazing Nord ambassadeur, actually so good that we decided to give him the Nord Salesman of the Year Award! Congratulations!

Beach Boys playing Nord!

2013-01-26

 Don't miss this unique video of the Beach Boys performing at the 2013 NAMM Show, including the brilliant "God Only Knows" with two Nord Electro 4's taking care of the piano and organ parts!

Three takes on the Nord C2D!

2013-01-24

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!

On Stage with Robin Svensson!

2013-01-17

Swedish keyboardist Robin Svensson sent us some great pictures from some of the shows he's been playing with the Nord Stage 2 for famous Swedish acts like Loreen, Peter Jöback, Lisa Miskovsky and Danny Saucedo.

Miley Cyrus - Jolene

2013-01-07

Here's a nice take on the classic song 'Jolene' from Miley Cyrus' "Backyard Sessions", featuring plenty of the Nord Stage 2!

Happy New Year!

2013-01-03

 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!

2012-12-11

MusicTech Magazine has reviewed the new Nord Electro 4 HP in the December issue! Here are some quotes: 
"The Electro 4 HP is without doubt a fine keyboard that maintains the family's reputation for doing a relatively small number of things but doing them well. At its heart, it's an extremely playable and great-sounding keyboard with some stunning instruments" 
"Still sounds and feels amazing, 9/10".

Nord Electro 4 SW73 shipping!

2012-12-04

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

2012-11-26

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!

Miranda y La Soul Band

2012-11-09

Great live video of Colombian band "Miranda y La Soul Band" playing a souly number called "¿Por que?" Thanks to the band's Nord Stage-playing keyboard player Daniel Rojas for sharing!

Ad Libitum Project - River Of Your Love

2012-10-25

Here's a nice video from Ukrainian band AdLibitum Project performing a smooth little pop-fusion thingy with plenty of Nord Stage, played by Rodion Ivanov and great vocals by Kate Ivanova.

The Royal Organ Duo

2012-10-25

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

2012-10-24

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

2012-10-22

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

2012-10-22

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

2012-10-15

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!

2012-10-11

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!

Kasia Grzesiek - Forget Regret

2012-10-10

Smooth performance by Polish artist Kasia Grzesiek and her band doing their version of the Roy Hargroves song "Forget Regret". The Nord Stage 2 is played by Pavel Olshovga!

Nord C2D on the road with Timbuktu & Damn!

2012-09-21

 Swedish keyboardist Erik Hjärpe from the band Damn sent us this picture from his workplace this summer, on the road with Swedish soul legend Timbuktu.

Dan Helgesen gets the Nord C2D!

2012-09-21

Renowned Swedish hammond player and tone wheel enthusiast Dan Helgesen has now added the Nord C2D to his rig. When not busy touring, Dan is also involved in a small company called Mafy that makes custom made Leslie cabinets and more!

Demo days at Nord!

2012-09-11

We'd like to thank all the lovely people from our Czech republic distributor K-Audio and the resellers from Swedish Order Music Sweden for attending our Nord demo days in august! Hope to see you again soon! Click for some snapshots!

Classic Hooks on the Stage 2!

2012-09-05

 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

2012-08-29

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

2012-08-21

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

2012-07-06

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

2012-06-27

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

2012-06-15

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!

2012-06-08

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

2012-05-25

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:)

Samantha Natalie - A Great Wall

2012-05-25

Here's a hypnotic video of US artist Samantha Natalie and her band performing an acoustic live version of their beautiful song "A Great Wall", also including a great apperance by the Nord Stage 2.

NAMM Musicmesse Russia!

2012-05-22

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!

JAM 40 years!

2012-05-22

We'd like to congratulate Marty Golden, Eddy Schenker, Martin Szpiro and everyone else at our Canadian distributor JAM Industries with their 40th anniversary!

Those Scandinavians!

2012-05-09

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!

2012-05-02

We are very happy to have distributor Melody House on board to handle the GCC region in the Middle East; Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates! Here's staff member Jerry John in the Nord booth at the Palme Music trade event thats taking place May 1-3 in Dubai.

Brilliant review of the Nord Drum in Future Music/Musicradar!

2012-04-23

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

2012-04-13

The absurdly talented multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi just finished a new live-studio video where his newly aquired Nord Stage 2 plays a central role (and his approx. 38 other instruments do the rest). Most of the arrangements are improvised, read more about how he recorded it here.

Nord C2D now shipping!

2012-03-27

The Nord C2D and the Nord Drum are now both shipping and here's a jolly roll out picture for you all! Cheers!

Visit Canada!

2012-03-27

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!

2012-03-26

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!

2012-03-23

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

2012-03-02

UK electronic pop act Rob Gentry sent us a charming video of him performing his catchy tune "Such A Good Feeling" in a studio. Rob's self-produced debut EP Not Like Me also features heavy use of the Nord Lead 3 and Nord Stage EX. Check out his SoundCloud page for more of his music!

4 Hands on the Stage 2

2012-02-24

Chuck Gilmore sent us this beautiful original piano composition he made with his Nord Stage 2 and features both the Grand Imperial and Grand Lady D pianos at the same time! Enjoy!

Nord Piano 2 now shipping!

2012-02-22

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

2012-02-10

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

2012-02-03

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.

Greetings from Norway

2011-12-19

Dag Selboskar from our Norwegian distributor has composed this beautiful video, with equal parts majestic nature and stunning keyboards. Good work!

Lasim Lach Disk

2011-12-09

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!

Nord in Brazil!

2011-10-13

The Expomusic 2011 show recently took place in S‹o Paulo and our distributor Quanta Music did a fantastic job representing Nord at this impressive music show!

Click the image for some pictures from Quanta's Nord booth!

Argentinian Vintage Bonanza

2011-10-07

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!

Musicians Planet, Stockholm

2011-10-03

This weekend the Musicians Planet show took place for the first time in Stockholm, with workshops, seminars, concerts and naturally heaps of desirable instruments to drool over. A big up to JAM for representing us at the show!

Click the image for a slideshow!

Ares leads the way

2011-09-23

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!

Nord Artist Interview: David Tench

2011-09-23

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.

Groovy Voodoo Child

2011-09-16

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!

2011-09-07

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.

Brilliant Nord Stage 2 video!

2011-09-05

Joe Davison from London based music production studio Auburn Jam Music has made a really great little YouTube video demo of new Nord Stage 2.

Great work!

A visit from 4Sound

2011-08-26

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!

Pianist portrait: Jakob Karlzon

2011-08-16

Magnificent swedish jazz musician Jakob Karlzon shares his thoughts on his choice of instruments (Steinway Grand and Electro 3 HP) and the way they are shaping his music.

Karlzon and his group Karlzon 3 just released their new album The Big Picture.

Nord Stage 2 gets rave reviews!

2011-08-11

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!

2011-08-02

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

2011-07-19

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

2011-07-19

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!

Nord in Athens!

2011-06-21

We'd like to thank our new Greek distributor Tony's Keyboards for doing such a great job representing Nord Keyboards in Greece. Here are some pictures of their Nord stand at the recent Music Expo 2011 in Athens.

Click the image for slideshow!

Giulio Carmassi and Lizzy Loeb

2011-06-14

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

2011-06-01

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!

Cumbia Rebelde!

2011-05-27

This great performance from Colombian band Puerto Candelaria should get you all in the right mood for the weekend! Great song and the Nord Stage EX handles its Farfisa organ duties with splendor.

Isola - What Can We Do?

2011-05-19

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!

Danish sound waves!

2011-05-13

Here's a nice and soothing tune Nord Wave-user Michael Kastrup sent us. The song was made using a Nord Wave only, overdubbing it several times and the result is called "Copenhagen Swag". Enjoy!

RnL Project revisited!

2011-05-02

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'

2011-04-08

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!

Finally Friday!

2011-04-01

Time to go home and play with our keyboards! Next week is going to be an exiting week for us with the Musikmesse Frankfurt starting on April 6th. We wish you all a happy weekend with this picture sent to us by Christoph Siegenthaler showing how it feels to play a Nord!

Visit from our Italian distributor Mogar!

2011-03-25

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!

Nord Stage 2 now shipping!

2011-02-23

Here's a picture for you of the happy Nord Crew from the roll out ceremony of the new flagship keyboard Nord Stage 2!

ProAudio Electronics gets Nord Achievement award

2011-02-15

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

2011-02-09

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

2011-02-02

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

2011-01-26

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

2011-01-26

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

2011-01-25

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

2011-01-15

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

2011-01-03

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

2010-12-30

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

2010-12-14

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.

Filligar

2010-12-08

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

2010-12-06

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

2010-11-22

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

2010-11-16

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

2010-10-28

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.

Scott Kinsey

2010-10-14

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

2010-10-12

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 2010

2010-09-30

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

2010-09-24

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

2010-09-17

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. 

Rickard will not only be in charge of the keyboards, he will also do the bass. Good for him that he got himself a C2 and a Pedal Keys 27. Did we count to 6 Nords on stage? That must be some kind of record with a trio.

Adam Wakeman & his Nord Piano

2010-09-10

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. 

A phone call later he had purchased the Nord Piano from his UK suppliers and they asked us if we could deliver it directly to him during the sound check. Since the Nord HQ is not far from the well known Globe arena where the band played that night, we were honored to do just that.

Sex and the Nord Lead

2010-09-07

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

2010-09-01

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

2010-08-27

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

2010-08-24

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

2010-08-19

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

2010-08-11

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

2010-07-15

Brett Lindeman, talented keyboardist currently playing with Kate Voegele, shares a video where he explains why he chose Nord.

Nord as a cake topper

2010-07-14

Claire and Mike sent this adorable looking wedding cake topper, which is just too cute not to show to the rest of the world. They both play in a band at church, and says they love their Nord. We wish them a happy marriage and good luck in the future!

Summer tour with Oskar

2010-07-12

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!

2010-07-05

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!

2010-06-29

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

2010-06-21

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

2010-06-15

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!

2010-06-09

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?

2010-06-04

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.

Nord Piano Now Shipping!

2010-05-18

A very happy Nord Crew, celebrating the roll-out of the sensational Nord Piano 88. The Piano is now officially shipping! The only stage piano that lets YOU decide what sounds you want to play.

Smooth greetings

2010-05-14

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

2010-05-07

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

2010-04-27

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.

The CD can be bought from itunes.apple.com as well as from Amazon.com. Bernd is also our German demo guy, seen at the Frankfurt show. Pay him a visit on MySpace.

Kettil plays The King

2010-04-16

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

2010-04-06

Our Friends Electric are a UK based Eighties tribute band, specialized in the alternative/new wave music from the early part of that decade.

Nord PK27 now shipping

2010-03-18

As of this week, the long awaited Nord Pedal Keys 27 is now shipping. Above is a picture of a happy Nord production team celebrating the first assembled production unit.

Bliss out Berni

2010-03-09

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

2010-03-03

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

2010-03-01

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.

For the victims in Haiti

2010-02-23

We'd like to acknowledge the fitting initiative taken by Nord-user Glen Scott and his record label Hidden Beach Music, with the song 'The Impossible', bringing awareness and help to Haiti at this time of crisis.

Jeremy Monteiro trio

2010-02-16

From Groove Junction, Malaysia, comes this clip with ''Alligator Boogaloo'' performed by talented organist Jeremy Monteiro and his trio.

Slope scouting

2010-02-12

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

2010-02-09

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!

2010-02-04

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

2010-02-03

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.

New distributor in Japan

2010-02-02

Nord appoints KID/Korg Import Division as the new distributor for Japan. On the picture above: Mr. Norio Iwasaki of KID shaking hands with Mr. Tomas Enochsson of Nord Keyboards.

Touring the r-e-d brand

2010-01-25

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

2010-01-21

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.

Loyalty award to Nova Musik

2010-01-20

This year at NAMM, we had the great pleasure to hand out the ''Loyalty and commitment of the year'' award to Tony Gral and his staff at Nova Musik, Milwaukee.
- Keep up the good job guys!

Improvised geniosity

2010-01-04

Christian Larese is an Austrian Electro 3-user who we stumbled upon on YouTube. This improvisation is a real masterpiece and we'd love to share it with the rest of you guys. Also check out Christian's band Madebyus.

Video greetings from Colombia

2010-01-01

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

2009-12-21

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

2009-12-15

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

2009-12-08

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!

2009-12-01

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

2009-11-25

We are happy to announce that composer/producer Richard Devine is featured in the latest issue of Electronic Musician Magazine. 
Richard Devine is a long term program contributor for Nord and he is kind enough to release some never before heard programs for the Modular G2 synthesizer. Visit Richard Devine web site to learn more about him and his work.

Download programs here.

Congratulations Ane!

2009-11-16

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

2009-11-11

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

2009-11-09

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.

Nord at Music China

2009-10-30

Our Chinese distributor reports from a busy Shanghai, where this years Music Messe just finished. Music China is the largest music expo in Asia and our distributor Eastern Edison were present to show a selection from our product line of keyboards.

Nord on stage with Pål Svenre

2009-10-29

Grammis awarded producer Pål Svenre plays with prominent names such as Robyn, Westlife, James Ingram and Lisa Nilsson to name a few. Here seen playing a Nord Stage keyboard on the rehearsal for Swedish live TV broadcast ''Världens barn''

Greetings from Steve x2

2009-10-23

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

2009-10-21

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

2009-10-15

Melody Club keyboardist Jon Axelsson plays Nord Lead 2X on stage.

Music show with Swiss precision

2009-10-12

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

2009-10-08

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

2009-10-05

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

2009-10-02

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

2009-09-24

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.

Nord on tour in Sweden

2009-09-16

Nord premium user Christer Karlsson plays Nord C2 Combo organ, Nord Wave and Nord Stage EX 88 with such prominent Swedish artists as Ulf Lundell, Peter Jöback, Eva Dahlgren and Ebba Forsberg.

Jean Michel Jarre speaking up

2009-09-11

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!

Cruzin' with Nord

2009-09-10

Cruzin' keyboardist Bong Singson performing at the Nord Grand Launch in Ortigas, Philippines. Mr Singson plays a Nord Electro 3 and a Nord Lead 2X to jam with bandmates Bong Gonzales and Willy Elazegui.

Little Feat in Stockholm

2009-07-15

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

2009-07-12

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

2009-04-12

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.

NordDay in Kazan, Russia

2009-03-03

Steaming hot pictures from NordDay in Kazan, Russia: a whole day of events featuring major acts performing on Nord instruments. Those Russians really rock hard, check it out!

Nord User clips

2009-03-01

Frightfully groovy clip from You Tube featuring JD73 playing the Electro 3.

Nord User clips

2009-02-10

Another sweet clip from You Tube featuring ''MusicmarketingCanada'' showing some tips and trix using the Nord Wave in full action. Check it out!