Nord News archive

Introducing the Nord Stage 3

The ultimate stage keyboard for the performing musician


Continuing our vision of the ultimate instrument for the performing musician - we are very proud to introduce the Nord Stage 3

The fifth generation of our successful Stage Series, the Nord Stage 3 features our latest award-winning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback, acclaimed Nord C2D Organ Engine, a greatly enhanced Piano Section, and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional performance keyboard.

The Nord Stage 3 is scheduled for shipping in July 2017 with pricing to be announced. Nord Stage 3 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB.

Check out the Nord Stage 3 product page for full details!

Albin Westerlind Bank

A new sound bank for Nord Drum 3P


Swedish composer and keyboardist Albin Westerlind has created an excellent sound bank for the Nord Drum 3P inspired by the music of the 80's. The Albin Bank contains 20 kits and can be downloaded here.

Important: Make sure that your Nord Drum 3P has the latest OS v1.24 before transferring the Albin Westerlind Bank

Nord Live Session Contest 2017

Share your video - win a Nord Electro 5D


We know there are thousands of gifted Nord players out there - now it’s time to share your talent with us. 
The most brilliant and inspiring contribution will be awarded a brand new Nord Electro 5D 61!

Click here to read more!

Nick Semrad Sound Banks

Signature Sound Banks for Nord Lead A1 and Stage 2/2 EX!


US keyboardist/producer and sound designer Nick Semrad (Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Miss Lauryn Hill, Bilal, Gabriel Garzon-Montano) has created a bunch of amazing signature patches for the Nord Lead A1 and the Nord Stage 2 / 2 EX.

The Nick Semrad Stage 2 / 2 EX Bank features 50 creative patches in Bundle format, and the Nick Semrad A1 Bank features 50 programs.

Download here: Nord Lead A1 | Nord Stage 2 EX | Nord Stage 2

Software Updates

New OS and Nord Sound Manager


This software update includes new OS for Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Electro 5 and Nord Piano 3 fixing a bug related to long release for synth pianos.

Download the new OS v2.20 for Nord Stage 2 EX and Nord Stage 2

Download the new OS v1.40 for Nord Electro 5

Download the OS v1.20 for Nord Piano 3 

We have also updated the Nord Sound Manager adding support for Stage 2/2 EX with increased piano bank locations and Wurlitzers moved to E.Piano 1 bank (introduced with NS2/NS2EX OS v2.20). 

Download the new Nord Sound Manager v6.90 here 

We recommend all users to update your instruments to the new OS versions! 

Full update history can be found here: Nord Stage 2 EX, Nord Stage 2, Nord Electro 5, Nord Piano 3 and Nord Sound Manager

New at NAMM 2017

Stunning replica of the Steinway No.1


We’re happy to present the Steinway no.1 at NAMM 2017 -  a new world unique historical instrument from the Chris Maene Collection!  

Steinway No.1
The first Steinway fortepiano – the No.1 – was designed and constructed by the founder of the company, Heinrich Engelhardt Steinway, in 1836. It is also known as the ”Kitchen Piano” since it was crafted in Heinrich Steinway’s kitchen in Seesen, Germany. 

Download Steinway No.1 by Chris Maene here

Visit us at NAMM Show 2017 in Anaheim, California, January 19-22, in booth #6464. 

Royal Grand 3D

Elegant, natural and well-balanced Grand Piano


We are excited to present our first binaural piano recording – taking the Nord piano experience to a new level!

The Royal Grand 3D is our first piano recorded using a dummy head microphone and is a premium concert piano with an elegant, natural and well-balanced tone.

This binaural recording technique is designed for headphone playback, but the Royal Grand 3D sounds amazing on regular stereo speakers too.

Nefertiti MKI (Updated)

Vintage, roadworn Electric Piano in the Nord Piano Library!


UPDATE 11/9 2016: New version 5.5 fixes an issue with a detuned C# sample.

The Nefertiti MKI is a funky old workhorse that has spent most of its days in the darkest corners of the legendary Nefertiti jazz club in Gothenburg.

Some replaced tines of mixed generations (Square Silver Tone Bars/Ray Mac), tips, pickups and grommets which makes each note special in it’s own individual way. Slight unevenness in timbre, dynamics and sustain are classic attributes in these instruments and a big part of their charm and inspiring playability.

Check out some sound demos below and download the new Nefertiti MKI here!

OS Update for Nord Drum 3P

Adds 4 Drum KIt banks


The new OS v1.24 adds 4 Drum Kit banks to the Nord Drum 3P making it possible to store Drum Kits without overwriting factory presets. It also fixes a bug related to long Reverb types.

NOTE: A new updated Nord Drum 3 Manager supporting the added Drum Kit banks is also available! 

The new OS v1.24 can be downloaded here and the new Nord Drum 3 Manager v1.22 here.

For a detailed list of updates see Update History here: Nord Drum 3P and Nord Drum 3 Manager.

Bambino Upright

Warm and shimmering spinet piano


The latest addition to the Nord Piano Library is The Bambino Upright - a wonderful spinet piano (also referred to as pianettes or bambino pianos). This piano type has graced many a living room and is perfect for the sunday coffee concert.

Download the Bambino Upright here and listen to sound demos below!