Nord News archive

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". 

Nord Sample Editor 3 Update

with support for Stage 2/2EX, Electro 3/4/5 and Piano 2/3


We’re happy to announce that the Nord Sample Editor 3 has now been updated to support the Nord Stage 2/2 EX, Nord Piano 2/3, Nord Electro 3/4/5 and Nord Wave. 

The Nord Sample Editor 3 makes it easier than ever to create custom sample instruments for your Nord keyboard and is available for free download for Mac and Windows.

Download the Nord Sample Editor 3 here

Nord Live Session: Parris Bowens

Exclusive new live session with the keyboard master from Philly!


We are proud to present this exclusive new Nord Live Session with Parris Bowens - one of the most renowned keyboard players from the East Coast!
The Parris Bowens sessions contain brilliant performances blending genres such as Gospel, R&B and Philly soul. Check this out!

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

Improvements and bug fixes


The new Stage 3 OS 2.54 contains improvements related to synth voice handling as well as minor bug fixes. See Update History for a complete list of changes. Download the Stage 3 OS 2.54 here 

We recommend all Stage 3 owners to update their instruments. 

DOMi & JD Beck

Exclusive new live session series!


We are excited to present this exclusive new Nord Live Session with the outstanding future-sonic jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck!

We invited the celebrated young duo to Stockholm for an exclusive live session resulting in four episodes of amazing up-tempo future-sonic jazz, hip-hop breakbeats, luscious synth harms, and absolute virtuosity. The DOMi & JD Beck session was recorded live at RMV Studios in Stockholm, November 18th 2019 and the remaining episodes will be published in the coming months.

Symphobia Strings

Authentic new symphonic strings in the Nord Sample Library


We are thrilled to offer one of the finest and most authentic symphonic strings libraries available - the Symphobia Collection by ProjectSAM.  

The Symphobia Strings collection contains a unique selection of outstanding symphonic strings from true ensemble recordings of a full symphony orchestra. Recorded in genuine concert halls with both stage and close mic perspective, Symphobia provides an extremely rich, expressive and natural sounding ensemble strings collection. The well crafted sounds include a wide range of articulations such as legato, staccato and pizzicato providing a versatile selection for scoring films, pop music and sound design.

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

Introducing the Nord Wave 2

Our most versatile performance synthesizer ever!


We're proud to introduce the Nord Wave 2 - a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface.

With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performance features and hands-on controls, the Nord Wave 2 offers outstanding sonic possibilities with advanced layering and tweaking on the fly. 

Read more on the Nord Wave 2 product page.

The Nord Wave 2 will be shown at NAMM Show 2020, January 16th-19th. Booth #11113.

Nord Sample Editor 3

Creating your own sample instruments has never been easier!


We are happy to introduce the new Nord Sample Editor 3 for Nord Wave 2 and Nord Stage 3.  The Nord Sample Editor 3 makes it easier than ever to create custom sample instruments for your Nord keyboard. Drag and drop audio-files and enjoy automatic mapping with pitch detection, simple looping and instant transfer to your Nord. 

The Nord Sample Editor 3 is available for free download for Mac and Windows and compatible with the Nord Stage 3 and Nord Wave 2. Support for Nord Electro 6, Nord Grand and Nord Piano 4 to be announced.

Read more about the new Nord Sample Editor 3 here.