Nord News archive

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

Improvements and bug fixes


The new Stage 3 OS 2.54 contains improvements related to synth voice handling as well as minor bug fixes. See Update History for a complete list of changes. Download the Stage 3 OS 2.54 here 

We recommend all Stage 3 owners to update their instruments. 

DOMi & JD Beck

Exclusive new live session series!


We are excited to present this exclusive new Nord Live Session with the outstanding future-sonic jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck!

We invited the celebrated young duo to Stockholm for an exclusive live session resulting in four episodes of amazing up-tempo future-sonic jazz, hip-hop breakbeats, luscious synth harms, and absolute virtuosity. The DOMi & JD Beck session was recorded live at RMV Studios in Stockholm, November 18th 2019 and the remaining episodes will be published in the coming months.

Symphobia Strings

Authentic new symphonic strings in the Nord Sample Library


We are thrilled to offer one of the finest and most authentic symphonic strings libraries available - the Symphobia Collection by ProjectSAM.  

The Symphobia Strings collection contains a unique selection of outstanding symphonic strings from true ensemble recordings of a full symphony orchestra. Recorded in genuine concert halls with both stage and close mic perspective, Symphobia provides an extremely rich, expressive and natural sounding ensemble strings collection. The well crafted sounds include a wide range of articulations such as legato, staccato and pizzicato providing a versatile selection for scoring films, pop music and sound design.

Download for Nord Sample Library 3.0 here
Download for Nord Sample Library 2.0 here

Introducing the Nord Wave 2

Our most versatile performance synthesizer ever!


We're proud to introduce the Nord Wave 2 - a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface.

With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performance features and hands-on controls, the Nord Wave 2 offers outstanding sonic possibilities with advanced layering and tweaking on the fly. 

Read more on the Nord Wave 2 product page.

The Nord Wave 2 will be shown at NAMM Show 2020, January 16th-19th. Booth #11113.

Nord Sample Editor 3

Creating your own sample instruments has never been easier!


We are happy to introduce the new Nord Sample Editor 3 for Nord Wave 2 and Nord Stage 3.  The Nord Sample Editor 3 makes it easier than ever to create custom sample instruments for your Nord keyboard. Drag and drop audio-files and enjoy automatic mapping with pitch detection, simple looping and instant transfer to your Nord. 

The Nord Sample Editor 3 is available for free download for Mac and Windows and compatible with the Nord Stage 3 and Nord Wave 2. Support for Nord Electro 6, Nord Grand and Nord Piano 4 to be announced.

Read more about the new Nord Sample Editor 3 here.

Nord Gospel Sessions

featuring Kevin Powell & Glenn Gibson Jr


We are proud to present a brand new Nord Gospel Session with some of the finest gospel players from the East Coast: Kevin Powell and Glenn Gibson Jr!

This new Nord Gospel Session features phenomenal performances blending gospel, funk and fusion. The first episode is a gritty gospel funk piece named "Hartford Funk" with Kevin Powell on Nord Grand, Glenn Gibson Jr on Nord C2D, Samuel Joseph on bass and William Davis on drums.

Brett Williams Sessions

Exclusive live performances from the US keyboardist


We are happy to present a brand new Nord Live Session featuring Brett Williams - a series of exclusive performances from US keyboardist Brett Williams (Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper).

The opening episode is a funky piece named "Tonin'" where Brett is jamming out on some Wurly and B3 sounds backed by Morgan Ågren and Gustaf Hielm. The Brett Williams session was recorded live at RMV Studios in Stockholm, September 4th 2019 and the remaining episodes will be published in the coming months.

Michael Bereal Sound Bank

25 exclusive signature patches for Nord Stage 3


We are proud to present the Michael Bereal Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 - 25 unique patches created by legendary gospel keyboardist/producer Michael Bereal.

The sound bank is based on the Nord Stage 3 factory sounds and includes Michael's custom Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Layers, Synth Leads, Synth Brass, Strings and much more. A unique patch collection from one of the finest musicians in gospel music!   

Download the Mike Bereal Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3

OS Updates

for Nord Stage 3, Nord Electro 6 & Nord Piano 4


The new OS Updates for Nord Stage 3, Nord Electro 6 and Nord Piano 4 include features related to our new Marimba and Vibraphone sounds as well as minor bug fixes. See Update History for a complete list of changes. 

Download and see Update History here:
Nord Stage 3 OS v2.22 , Nord Electro 6 OS v2.12 , Nord Piano 4 OS v2.12

We recommend all Stage 3, Electro 6 and Piano 4 owners to update their instruments.

Marimba & Vibraphone

New unique sounds in the Nord Piano Library!


 A brand new Miscellaneous category including exclusive Marimba and Vibraphone sounds is now available in the Nord Piano Library. 

The Marimba and Vibraphone require the latest OS update and are compatible with Nord Stage 3/2EX/2, Nord Electro 6/5, Nord Piano 4/3 and Nord Grand.  

Listen to sound demos and download here: Marimba and Vibraphone