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Dave Mackay Sound Bank

Exclusive new signature sounds for Nord Stage 3


We are excited to offer an exclusive new patch collection for Nord Stage 3 created by the brilliant keyboardist/producer Dave Mackay (Art Garfunkel, Plini, Lapsley, Pomplamoose)!

"I wanted to make a sound bank that kind of represents all the genres that I'm interested in, so the sounds in here are for electronic producers, ambient composing, pop music and even for like a;jazz trio"

The sound bank contains 25 signature patches including powerful arpeggios, punchy pop pianos, evolving pads and much more. 

Download the Dave Mackay Signature Sound Bank for free

NORD LIVE: São Paulo Sessions

featuring some of the finest keyboard players in Brazil!


We are proud to release the first Brazilian NORD LIVE session ever featuring some of the most renowned keyboard players in the country!

The São Paulo Sessions feature fantastic performances from Filipe Martins, Salomão Soares, Mari Jacintho, Daniel Silveira, Marcus Abjaud and Deusnir Souza. Recorded live at Estúdio Da Pa Virada, São Paulo, Brazil.

The opening episode features the excellent Filipe Martins performing "Mudancas" accompanied by Davi Henrique on bass and Lucas Alves on drums. Read more

Brandon Coleman Sound Bank

Exclusive new signature sounds for Nord Wave 2


We are excited to offer 25 exclusive signature patches for Nord Wave 2 created by the LA based keyboardist/arranger Brandon Coleman!

The signature bank includes ambient piano patches, experimental soundscapes, beautiful cinematic strings and vintage synths, all based on the Wave 2 factory sounds. 

Brandon Coleman is a renowned keyboardist based in Los Angeles, CA. A regular fixture with Babyface, Donald Glover, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington’s band, Coleman represents a new chapter in the evolution of jazz and funk fusion.

Download the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2

Introducing the Felt Upright

Unique new felt piano with a soft, warm and delicate sound!


We are happy to release the Felt Upright - a medium sized upright piano fitted with felt between the hammers and strings to provide a soft, warm and delicate piano sound.

With its dreamy, ambient feel the Felt Upright adds a unique new character to our exclusive Nord Piano Library!

Download for free and listen to sound demos here

NORD LIVE: The LA Sessions

Exclusive live performances from Blue Dream Studios in Los Angeles!


Introducing NORD LIVE: The LA Sessions - an exclusive live session series featuring a phenomenal line-up of keyboard players from the LA area.

In November we headed to Los Angeles and Blue Dream Studios to record another amazing NORD LIVE session directed by MD/Producer Daniel Weatherspoon. The LA Sessions feature exceptional performances from Brandon Coleman, Rachel Eckroth, Julian "J3PO" Pollack, Michael Bereal & Bennett Paysinger, Dave Mackay and Rai Thistlethwayte. 

The opening episode features Brandon Coleman performing "Giant Feelings" backed by our brilliant house band. Read more

SynthSei Signature Sound Bank

Exclusive new patches for Nord Wave 2


We're excited to release 25 exclusive patches for Nord Wave 2 designed by the renowned keyboardist/producer Sean "SynthSei" Alexander. The sound bank features a wide range of brilliant patches based on the Wave 2 factory sounds and incorporates influences of Gospel, RnB and Pop music.

Sean “SynthSei” Alexander is based in Boston and has worked with artists such as John P. Kee, Teddy Riley, Jordan Knight (NKOTB), Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Teyana Taylor, Brian McKnight, and many more. 

Download the SynthSei Signature Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2

OS Update for Nord Grand

Improved piano and MIDI velocity curves


The new Grand OS v1.60 contains updates related to piano and MIDI velocity curves. See Update history for a complete list of changes. 
Download the Nord Grand OS v1.60 here!

Docskim Sound Bank for Stage 3

25 killer patches from the Korean superproducer!


We’re thrilled to present the Docskim Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3! The Korean-American producer, keyboardist, composer Docskim is working as a producer and live keyboardist for BTS. His influences are neo soul, hip hop, jazz, gospel, film scores, video game soundtracks. 

"The patches I made for my Nord Stage 3 soundbank are inspired by a little piece of everything that I like. Cinematic pianos, Smooth and funky EPs, Phat basses, Wide pads, and Soaring leads."

Download the 25 patches for Nord Stage 3 here!

Introducing Nord Sample Editor 4

Now with built-in recording!


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


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