Nord News archive

Introducing Nord Sample Editor 4

Now with built-in recording!

2021-07-08

The new Nord Sample Editor 4 allows recording directly in the app! Along with smart auto-mapping this ensures a quick and intuitive workflow! Other additions include a smart consolidate project feature for improved file-handling!

The Nord Sample Editor 4 is available for free download for Mac and Windows and compatible with all Nord instruments that support the Nord Sample Library.

Read more about the new Nord Sample Editor 4 here.

Mr Klynik Signature Sound Banks

Two exclusive banks for Nord Stage 3 and Wave 2

2021-06-14

We're proud to present two new Signature Sound Banks by the prominent LA based arranger, producer and musical director Javad "Mr Klynik" Day! The Stage 3 bank features 25 piano/EP centered layer patches while the Wave 2 bank contains 25 patches oriented towards auxiliary sounds like lush pads, hard brass, hard hitting key basses and more.

LA native Javad "Mr Klynik" Day is a prominent arranger, producer and musical director that has worked with the likes of Ciara, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Backstreet Boys.

Download for Nord Stage 3
Download for Nord Wave 2

NORD LIVE: Nigel Hall Sessions

Lovely new session with the New Orleans-based Soul Maestro!

2021-05-17

"Wake Me" is first out in this lovely new live session with the amazing Nigel Hall, backed by his eminent friends Steve Swatkins (keys), Sam Brawner (drums), Nick Campbell (bass) and John Notto (guitar). Check it out! Recorded live at Blue Dream Studios, LA.

Read more here!

NORD LIVE: DominiqueXavier

Fresh new live session from LA Funk Master

2021-05-10

"Strong and Wrong" is first out in this fresh new live session with DominiqueXavier (Ghost Note/Toto/Prince) featuring Robert ”Sput” Searight (drums), Brandon Brown (bass) and Mackenzie Green (backing vocals). Check it out! Recorded live at Blue Dream Studios, LA.

OS Update for Nord Electro 6

Including new options for controlling MIDI velocity

2021-04-22

The new Electro 6 OS v2.60 contains new options for controlling MIDI velocity and other improvements. See Update history for a complete list of changes. Download the Nord Electro 6 OS v2.60 here!

We recommend all Nord Electro 6 owners to update their instruments! 

DominiqueXavier Sound Bank

25 exclusive sounds for Nord Wave 2

2021-04-20

We're happy to release exclusive new signature sounds for Nord Wave 2 created by Dominique "DominiqueXavier" Taplin (Toto, Prince, Ghost Note). The LA-based keyboard ace has created 25 inspiring patches for the Nord Wave 2 that reminds him of the color teal and incorporate influences of Funk, Trap and RnB music. 

The DominiqueXavier Sound Bank is compatible with Nord Wave 2 and can be downloaded for free here.

Read more about Dominique "DominiqueXavier" Taplin here.

Introducing the Nord Piano 5

a powerful new generation of our acclaimed piano series

2021-03-31

The latest edition of our award-winning Piano series is equipped with dual piano engines, dual sample synths and twice the memory of the previous generation.

With the combination of a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, the portable Nord Piano 5 delivers an exceptional playing experience. 

The Nord Piano 5 will be available in 88 and 73 keys and is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2021. Read more

NORD LIVE: Jesús Molina

Outstanding live performance from the Colombian piano master

2021-03-31

We are super excited to release this brand new NORD LIVE series featuring the outstanding Jesús Molina!

The award-winning pianist handpicked some of his favorite musicians for this exclusive NORD LIVE session at Altar Audio in Bogota, Colombia. In a total of 10 episodes, Molina delivers phenomenal live performances in both duo, trio, quartet and quintet settings using the Stage 3, Grand, Electro 6 and Wave 2.

NORD LIVE: Swatkins

Brilliant new session with the LA-based keyboardist and talk box master

2021-03-17

We are thrilled to share this brand new live session featuring the amazing Swatkins (Allen Stone, Bernie Worrell, The Motet, Liv Warfield)!

The Los Angeles-based keyboardist and talk box master Steve "Swatkins" Watkins brought his band to Blue Dream Studios in LA to record some brilliant performances of energetic funk and soul. First out is a song called "Gotta Give it Away" featuring Moorea Masa (backing vocals), Kyle Barnett (Guitar), Nick Campbell (bass) and Sam Brawner (drums). 

NORD LIVE: The Philly Sessions

A brand new live session series

2021-02-19

We are excited to release the opening session of our new NORD LIVE: series led by the acclaimed keyboardist/producer Daniel Weatherspoon!  With a phenomenal house band directed by Daniel Weatherspoon, The Philly Sessions offer exclusive performances from Doobie & Kevin Powell, Natalie Tenenbaum, Joseph Pryor & Glenn Gibson Jr, HAEIN, Parris Bowens and Daniel Weatherspoon. Read more.

 The first episode features Daniel Weatherspoon and Parris Bowens performing "Phase 2". Don't miss out!

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