Nord News archive

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!

Nord Piano 3 information

Important keybed clarification


Due to different technical aspects we made the decision not to use the Ivory keybed for the Nord Piano 3 as announced at NAMM 2016. With the exception of the key surface all aspects of the keybed are the same as when first announced.

OS Update

Several bugfixes and improvements for Electro 5


The new OS v1.30 features a number of bugfixes and improvements from the previous version. Control pedal handling over MIDI has been improved, rotor pedal operation has been improved to handle certain pedal types. Also, in Setlist mode, drawbar Live could behave incorrectly when switching between organ programs.

This update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded here.

For a detailed list of all changes, see the Nord Electro 5 Update History.

Introducing the Nord Drum 3P

Reverb and Delay, Integrated Multi-pad and more!


The new super compact Nord Drum 3P combine stunning playability with unlimited sound design possibilities from the innovative Nord Drum 2. New features include Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly! Check out this video with Robert Mehmet Ikiz performing live to backing tracks from his compositions here!

Read more about the Nord Drum 3P here. 

The Nord Drum 3P was shown for the first time at MusikMesse in Frankfurt 7-10th April 2016, Halle 9.1 E11. 

Sound demos

Offical video for Nord Piano 3

Taking piano feel and realism to a new level


Check out Swedish jazz pianist Joel Lyssarides demonstrating the new Nord Piano 3. 

Read all about the new Nord Piano 3 here.

Chris Maene Collection

World unique recordings of exclusive historical instruments


We’re thrilled to present the world unique historical instruments from the Chris Maene Collection: the Mozart Fortepiano and the “Beethoven” Broadwood Fortepiano - our latest additions to the Nord Piano Library

The Chris Maene Workshop is world famous for their unique handcrafted replicas of historical instruments as well as high end Grand Pianos. Chris Maene also collects historical keyboard instruments and his exclusive collection consists of approximately 200 different rare instruments.

Read more about the Chris Maene Collection and download the Mozart Fortepiano and the "Beethoven" Broadwood Fortepiano here.

The Nord Piano Library is compatible with the Nord Electro 3/4/5, Nord Stage/EX/2/2 EX and Nord Piano/2/3.