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Swing! Collection

New premium samples in the Nord Sample Library


We are excited to offer the unique Swing! Collection - a premium selection of samples from the acclaimed Swing! libraries by ProjectSAM! 

The phenomenal Swing! Collection contains lively big bands, brilliant ensemble strings and authentic upright basses. This unique sample selection offers classic swing era sounds with both close and ambient mic perspectives perfectly fitted for professional film scoring, advertisements and sound design. 

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

Haywyre Signature Sound Bank

25 exclusive sounds for Nord Wave 2


Introducing the Haywyre Signature Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2 - an exclusive patch collection created by US electronic artist Haywyre!

The sound bank contains 25 exclusive signature patches for Nord Wave 2 incorporating influences of genres such as electronic, house, jazz and contemporary dance music combining both samples, virtual analog, wavetable and FM synthesis.

Download the Haywyre Sound Bank and listen to sound demos here

Read more about Haywyre.

OS Update for Nord Electro 6

Improvements and bugfixes


The new Electro 6 OS v2.52 contains several improvements and bugfixes. See Update history for a complete list of changes. Download the Nord Electro 6 OS v2.52 here!

We recommend all Nord Electro 6 owners to update their instruments! 

Nord Wave 2 OS Update

Improvements and bug fixes


The new Nord Wave 2 OS v1.20 fixes a bug related to Sample Presets. All Nord Wave 2 users are recommended to update.

Download the Nord Wave 2 OS v1.20 update here.
See Update History for complete a list of updates.

Nord World Sessions

Inspiring new videos from top keyboardists worldwide


Introducing the Nord World Sessions - exclusive new videos from talented keyboard players from all over the world, recorded live in their home or studio. 

The opening episode features Dave Mackay, a brilliant keyboardist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Dave has worked with artists such as Art Garfunkel, Plini, Pomplamoose, Quinn XCII. 

J3PO Signature Sound Bank

25 exclusive sounds for Nord Wave 2


We're happy to release the J3PO Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2 containing a unique selection of sounds created by Julian "J3PO" Pollack. J3PO has re-created some of his favourite analog patches, smooth FM synths, beautiful sampled based sounds as well as exclusive J3PO signature patches. Most of the sounds are included in the demo series "The Sound of the Nord Wave 2" that was released earlier this summer.

The J3PO Sound Bank is compatible with Nord Wave 2 and can be downloaded for free here.

Read more about Julian "J3PO" Pollack here.

William Davis Sound Bank

20 exclusive kits for Nord Drum 3P


The gifted drummer and producer William "Will" Davis has created 20 exclusive kits for Nord Drum 3P inspired by Gospel, Hip-Hop, RnB and Country music.

William Davis is based in Waterbury, CT and has worked with artists such as Todd Dulaney, Travis Greene, Kim Burrell, Marvin Sapp, Elle Varner, Johnny Gill and many more. 

The William Davis Sound Bank is available for free download here. Note: Make sure to use the latest Nord Drum 3 Manager v1.26 to transfer the sounds.

Parris Bowens Sound Bank

25 exclusive patches for Nord Wave 2


We are excited to present this exclusive new patch collection for Nord Wave 2 created by the renowned keyboardist/producer Parris Bowens (Tye Tribbett, Timbaland, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Brandy). 

"I come from the Gospel, Neo-soul and Hip-Hop scene and I've created my sound bank from things that I've done as a musician on different records and different tours. For those who have interest in the type of things I've done and the genres I've played in, you're gonna have a blast"

The Parris Bowens Signature Sound Bank contains 25 unique patches for Nord Wave 2 and is available for free download here.

The sound of the Nord Wave 2

A brand new video series featuring Julian "J3PO" Pollack


This new video series shows the unique range of sounds and capabilities of the Nord Wave 2.

With a total of 5 episodes, LA-based keyboardist Julian "J3PO" Pollack demonstrates the different sound categories as well as complex layered sounds and rhythmic patches. The first episode is focused on the Analog waveforms featured in the Nord Wave 2.

Nord Lockdown Sessions

Exclusive new videos of gifted keyboard players performing live at home


In these challenging times we want to share inspiring performances from keyboardists all over the world. The Nord Lockdown Sessions contain exclusive performances from top players recorded live in their home or studio during the coronavirus lockdown in March/April 2020.

First out is the young, gifted multi-instrumentalist HAEIN, based in Philadelphia, US. Haein delivers a stunning version of the traditional hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness" followed by her tune "Coffee 4 Me".