Nord News archive


Over 300 Fairlight sounds added to the Nord Sample Library!


We're very happy to announce this major addition to the Nord Sample Library, the sounds of the legendary Fairlight digital sampler. The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80's. The sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture that characteristic Fairlight sound!

Read more about the Fairlight and listen to sound demos here

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

Fairlight is a trademark of Pty Ltd.

New Nord Drum 2 Sound Bank!

25 new kits by Kristofer Ulfves


These 25 new Nord Drum 2 kits are much inspired by classic analogue drum machines. In this 25 programs Clavia employee Kristofer Ulfves has tried to capture the vintage sound as well as sweetspots in the Nord Drum 2.

Listen to sound demos and download the new sounds here!

Welcome to our new site! got a total makeover!


We're very happy to finally go live with the all-new! We hope you like the new design and our efforts to make downloads and sound libraries easier to find!

If you notice anything strange, let us know by using the Feedback form!

Musikmesse Photo Report

See some snapshots from Musikmesse!


Musikmesse 2014 is now over we're back home filled with good memories of our booth crowded with music lovers! Lucky attendants could also hear great performances by Lars Peter and Jon-Eirik Boska, showcasing the Nord Lead A1 and Nord Drum 2!

Click for a slideshow from our booth as well as some other random discoveries from our days at the Messe!

Amped Classics!

Two amazing new Electric Pianos in the Nord Piano Library


Welcome two new additions to the Nord Piano Library! Continuing the series that was started with the Wurly Amped recently, we are proud to present the new Electric Grand Amped and the EP7 Tines Amped MK1! Both classic keyboards were recorded through a custom built tube amp and some magical vintage outboard gear.

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

New Wurly under the tree!

Can't wait for Christmas Day? Download your present here!


Welcome our latest addition to the Nord Piano Library! The new Wurlitzer 2 Amped was recorded through a custom built tube amp and some magical vintage outboard gear, and has a nice crunchy bite in the top as well as rougher barky personality.

Head on over to the Electric Piano section to download the new Wurly!

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

Nord Lead 4 video out!

See the Performance Synthesizer in Action!


We invited the talented Italian keyboard player and producer Federico Solazzo over to our factory in Stockholm to demo some of the powerful new features in the Nord Lead 4! Everything was recorded live, with no overdubbing.

Read more about the Nord Lead 4 Performance Synthesizer here!

OS Update!

Bugfixes and new features for Nord Lead 4!


The OS v1.24 is an important update that both fixes some bugs in the Nord Lead 4 as well as adding a number of new features, including:

  • Performances are now organized in 2 Banks, A and B with 50 performances in each.
  • When the Ladder M filter is selected, the filter and amp envelopes is switched into a more vintage like mode.
  • Nord Sound Manager Program Bundles are now supported - requires Nord Sound Manager 6.34 or newer!

For complete details of all changes in v1.24, see the Update History page!

The update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded in the Download Section!

OS Update

Nord Piano 2 OS update now available


This update fixes a Sustain pedal bug in OS v1.10 where the separate sustain feature for Sample Synth was not working correctly with the Nord Triple Pedal.

Head on over to the download page to get the new version!