Nord News archive

OS Update for Nord Stage 4

Including new features and improvements


The new Stage 4 OS v1.06 contains new features, improvements and fixes. See Update history for a complete list of changes. 

Important: Nord Stage 4 v1.04+ requires latest version of Nord Sound Manager (v7.72) for correct display of Program and Preset categories

We recommend all Nord Stage 4 owners to update their instruments. 

Download the Nord Stage 4 OS v1.06 here

JAnt Anderson Sound Bank

Exclusive new patches for Nord Piano 5


We are happy to offer an exclusive new patch collection for our Nord Piano 5 series designed by the renowned gospel keyboardist James JAnt Anderson! The sound bank features 25 signature sounds including smooth layered pianos, dynamic pads and electric pianos. 

"Most of my sounds are for church so I have pianos with a lot of reverb and delay for CCM sounding, synth and pianos stacked together, EPs, in my sound bank you will get a little bit of everything in there

James JAnt Anderson is an award-winning songwriter and keyboard player from Chicago, IL with many years of experience performing for artists such as Todd Dulaney, John P. Kee, Jekalyn Carr and many others.

Download the JAnt Anderson Sound Bank for Nord Piano 5

Introducing Nord Stage 4

A new generation of our iconic flagship series


We are proud to introduce the Nord Stage 4 - a new generation of our acclaimed flagship series!

With an intuitive new panel design, a premium triple sensor keybed, complete effect sections for each layer and massive enhancements to our award-winning technologies, the Nord Stage 4 sets a new standard. 

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Introducing the Pearl Upright

Exclusive upright piano with a warm, shimmering sound


We are delighted to release the Pearl Upright, an old and soulful upright piano with a slightly mellow, warm and shimmering tone.

This beautifully handcrafted instrument is of German origin and adds another unique vintage character to our exclusive Nord Piano Library. 

Download for free and listen to sound demos here

Blush Response Sound Bank

Exclusive signature sounds for Nord Wave 2!


The Blush Response Signature Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2 is an exclusive new patch collection created by the industrial techno artist and sound designer Blush Response.

"I really wanted to explore the different sides of the Wave 2 than you would normally hear. I would say these sounds are very useful for science fiction, industrial sounds and techno. There is a lot of sequencing, FM textures and just stuff on the outer realms of what is acceptable for sound"

The sound bank contains 25 signature sounds including industrial ambient pads, dystopian soundscapes, harsh drones, creative sequencing and experimental FM sounds.  

Download the Blush Response Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2

Kevin Powell Sound Bank

Exclusive new patches for Nord Electro 6


We are thrilled to release an exclusive new sound bank for Nord Electro 6 designed by the renowned gospel musician Kevin Powell. This brand new patch collection features 16 signature sounds incorporating influences from gospel, neo-soul and funk. 

"If I had to give it a would be like a tribute sound bank for all the people who paved the way for me, who have influenced me whether it be different artists or family members. I have come up with a whole lot of different things that you can use in different aspects, whether you're in church, whether you play a jazz or a neo-soul gig or just want to play some straight up funk!

Download the Kevin Powell Sound Bank for Nord Electro 6

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