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New OS Updates available

for Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Electro 5 & Nord Piano 3


The new OS Updates for Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Electro 5 and Nord Piano 3 include support for our new Enhanced EPs (V6). See Update History for a complete list of changes.

Note: The latest Nord Sound Manager 7.42 is required to transfer the new Enhanced EP versions (V6).

Download and see Update History here:
Nord Stage 2 OS v3.00 Nord Stage 2 EX OS v3.00, Nord Electro 5 OS v2.00 and Nord Piano 3 OS v2.00

We recommend all Stage 2/2EX, Electro 5 and Piano 3 owners to update their instruments.

OS Update for Electro 6 & Piano 4

Including support for Enhanced EPs and EP Filters


The new OS Updates for Nord Electro 6 and Nord Piano 4 include support for our new Enhanced EPs (V6) and EP filters as well as a new Soft filter for Acoustic Pianos. See Update History for a complete list of changes. 

Note: The latest Nord Sound Manager 7.40 is required to transfer the new Enhanced EP versions (V6).

Download and see Update History here:
Nord Electro 6 OS Update v2.00 and Nord Piano 4 OS Update v2.00

We recommend all Electro 6 and Piano 4 owners to update their instruments.

Introducing Nord Piano Monitor

exclusively engineered for our acoustic and electric pianos


The Nord Piano Monitor system is exclusively engineered for optimal dynamic reproduction of the electric and acoustic pianos in the Nord Piano Library.

Developed to give you the optimal nearfield listening the compact Nord Piano Monitor system lets you experience the true character of our renowned piano sounds with impressive depth and dynamics – a natural extension of our instruments. 

Read more about the Nord Piano Monitor

Enhanced EPs and EP filters

for Nord Stage 3, Nord Electro 6 and Nord Piano 4


Our enhanced Electric Pianos have been refined for optimal sound quality and the new L and XL versions feature additional velocity layers for extended and more detailed dynamic response.

|Accompanying the enhanced EPs are brand new EP Filters exclusively designed for our vintage Electric Pianos to broaden your sonic palette. The dedicated EP filters include 5 modes: Soft, Mid, Bright, Dyno 1 and Dyno 2. 

Read more about Enhanced EPs and EP Filters

Introducing the J3PO Sound Bank

50 exclusive patches for Nord Stage 3


We are excited to release the J3PO Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 featuring 50 brilliant patches from the creative US keyboardist/producer Julian "J3PO" Pollack.

The J3PO Sound Bank incorporates influences of electronic genres such as progressive soul, experimental hip-hop and 80s synth-wave and features killer lo-fi sounds, retro analog synths, vibey ambient patches and much more. 

Download the J3PO Signature Sound Bank here

New Brass sounds available!

For free download in our Nord Sample Libraries


New Pop, Funk and Jazz Sections as well as Orchestral Brass are now available for free download in Nord Sample Library 3.0 and 2.0. 

Listen to Sound Demos and download here: Nord Sample Library 3.0 and Nord Sample Library 2.0 

Axel Fagerberg Bank

A new sound bank for Nord Drum 3P


Swedish percussionist Axel Fagerberg has created a Sound Bank including 21 kits for Nord Drum 3P focusing on special effects and creative soundscapes.  

"The thing I love about the Nord Drum 3P is how versatile it is. With this artist bank I wanted to go to the more rare domains of its usage. Use these sounds and effects for inspiration and tweak the living daylights out of them!"

Download and listen to sound demos here

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

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

including improvements to the Synth engine


The new OS v1.60 includes improvements to the Synth engine, extended copy/paste functionality and bug fixes. See Update History for a complete list of changes. 

Download the Nord Stage 3 OS Update v1.60 here

We recommend all Nord Stage 3 owners to update their instruments.

New sounds in the Nord Sample Libraries


We are happy to release new high-quality Symphonic Choirs, Bass Guitars and Synths in the Nord Sample Libraries.

Our new addition of samples includes rich Symphonic Choirs, vintage Bass Guitars and a bunch of atmospheric Synth Pads.

Download and listen here:

Nord Sample Library 3.0 - compatible with Stage 3, Piano 4 and Electro 6  

Nord Sample Library 2.0 - compatible with Stage 2/2EX, Piano 2/3, Electro 3/4/5 and Nord Wave

Brandon Coleman Sound Bank

50 exclusive patches for the Nord Stage 3


We are thrilled to present the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 featuring 50 killer patches created by the brilliant US keyboardist/producer Brandon Coleman (Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino).

The 50 exclusive patches are based on the Nord Stage 3 Factory Bank and capture Brandon’s musical universe covering a wide range of genres. 

“The jazz musicians are gonna love it, I think the pop musicians are gonna love it and if you have some funk in you, you are gonna really love it….I got some sounds in here that are strictly for the funkateers!”

Download the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank here