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Nord Stage 2 EX

Introducing the new Nord Stage 2 EX!


Introduced at the Musikmesse 2015, the Nord Stage 2 EX updates our award-winning Nord Stage 2 instrument line with 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library and a new ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable HP76 model. 

NEW DOUBLED MEMORY FOR NORD PIANO LIBRARY The Nord Stage 2 EX features 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library allowing you to bring even more of our unique sampled acoustic and electric pianos on stage.

NEW ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT 76-KEY MODEL The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 sports an ultra lightweight Hammer Action Portable keybed (E-G) as found in the Electro 3/4/5 HP and Piano 2 HP models. Weighing only 12 kg (27,3 lb), this makes the Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 the most portable Hammer Action Stage instrument ever.

NEW IMPROVED FACTORY SOUND BANK The Nord Stage 2 EX features a brand new Factory Sound Bank with both new sounds in the Piano Library as well as a completely updated and refined selection of sounds from the Nord Sample Library. We've also optimized our sounds allowing you to fit even more sounds without comprising playability.

Head on over to the Nord Stage 2 EX product page to read more!

The Nord Stage 2 EX is shown at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015, April 15-18th, Halle 5.1 B96.

Nord Electro 5 video out!

Check out the official demo video!


This new video goes through some of the highlights in the Nord Electro 5, including the new Set List feature, Control Pedal functionality, Split and Layer and the new Principal Pipe Organ model!

Music performed by Erik "Errka" Petersson. Read all about the Nord Electro 5 here!

Chinese Orchestra

Exclusively sampled Chinese traditional instruments


This collection focuses on traditional Chinese Orchestra instruments, with exclusively sampled string and wind instruments such as Dizi, Erhu, Guqin, Guzheng, Liuqin, Pipa, Suona, Xiao and Zhongruan.

The Chinese Instrument collection was created by Pierre Pradat, a french musician established in Bejing, China. Check out some sound demos below and download the new sounds here!

Nord Electro 5

Introducing the new Electro 5 series at NAMM 2015!


With enhancements to every area of the instrument, the Electro 5 redefines Nord’s legendary live keyboard. From every sound-generating section, its user-interface and to its functionality, the Electro 5 is more refined, more live-focused, and more flexible than ever. 

Highlights include 1 GB memory for the Nord Piano Library, 256 MB memory for the Nord Sample Library, the ability to Split and Layer sounds and a big OLED display. 

Read all about the new Nord Electro 5 here!

The Nord Electro 5 will be shown for the first time at NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, California, January 22-25th, in booth #6464. 

Nord Lead 4 OS Update

New features and bugfixes for the Nord Lead 4


The new Nord Lead 4 OS v1.30 includes several features from the Nord Lead A1 as well as general improvements and bugfixes.


  • Multi Focus feature: When in Multi Focus mode is activated all parameter changes will affect all enable slots. To enable Mulit Focus mode press SHIFT+KBD tracking. Simultaneously flashing Slot LED indicate that Multi Focus is enabled. 
  • Slot handling now works like the Lead A1 - other slots can now be toggled on/off while pressing an enabled slot button, and tap another button to toggle it.
  • Solo mode: Double click on a slot button to enter Solo mode, with a proper mute function. Leave Solo mode by pressing any slot button. 
  • When switching between Program and Performance mode, if Copy is held simultaneously the slot buffers are copied into the destination mode, like on the A1.
  • Global Octave Shift is now stored in performances.

For a complete list of changes see the OS Update History page.

Get the new OS and the revised User Manual describing the new features on the Nord Lead 4 Download page.

Mellotron Master Tapes

Mellotron Master Tapes

Exclusive new addition to Nord Sample Library


We are very proud to offer these exclusive original Master Tape recordings that were used to produce the legendary sounds of the Mellotron.  

The Master Tapes offer high fidelity versions of the classic Mellotron sounds, as well as several previously unreleased Mellotron sounds and ultra-rare custom made sounds for Yes, Roxy Music, Genesis, Jack Bruce, BSabbath and Tangerine Dream and more. We are also thrilled to finally include the charming Rhythms and Fills from the Mellotron MK I and MK II.

Download the unique Mellotron Master Tapes here!

Mellow Upright

Unique new gentle soft-hammered Upright


This Upright was fitted with extra soft felt hammers to accommodate a more mellow, dampened tone. With its gentle dynamic response the Mellow Upright is a unique addition to our Nord Piano Library, and a real gem if you have a preference for a calm, dreamy and rich feel.

Download the new Mellow Upright here!

Important information:
Owners of Nord Electro 3, Nord Electro 3 HP, Nord Electro 4, Nord Stage and Nord Stage EX are strongly recommended to upgrade to the most recent OS version for optimal performance.

OS Updates

Important updates for our stage pianos


We are now releasing a series of important OS updates for our Stage and Electro series.

In addition to fixing model specific bugs, some bugfixes apply to several products: 

Piano Release: Fixes a bug that could cause the Piano engine to select the wrong velocity for Release samples.
Products affected: Nord StageNord Stage EXNord Electro 3Nord Electro 3 HPNord Electro 4

Piano Dynamics: Fixes a bug in the dynamic curves. This fix improves the sensitivity when playing soft/low velocities.
Products affected: Nord Electro 3 HPNord Electro 4 HP

USB MIDI: Fixes a bug where the USB MIDI interface would become unavailable after the host computer had been put to sleep mode.
Products affected: Nord Electro 4

There updates are strongly recommended for all owners! Head over to the Download section to download the updates!

Kroffe Bank

Vintage sounds for the Nord Lead A1


Clavia employee Kristofer "Kroffe "Ulfves has created a solid sound bank with a focus on finding the vintage sweetspots in the Nord Lead A1. Check out the sound demo below and head on over to the Nord Lead A1 product library to download the the new sounds, 99 Programs and 100 Performances!

Tilliander Bank

25 brilliant kits for the Nord Drum 2


Swedish electronica legend Andreas Tilliander has created 25 great kits for the Nord Drum 2. Andreas is a man of many aliases such as his most recent creation TM404, but perhaps you also have heard of Svaag, Skitus, Mokira, Lowfour or Rechord? Tokyo, Nagano, Taipei, Shanghai, New York City, Bern, Venice have all witnessed TM404 and his unique analog hardware live sets. Richie Hawtin is a fan and has invited the man behind TM404 twice to his Enter experience at Space, Ibiza.

Tilliander’s Nord Drum 2 bank concentrates on bring out the electronic soul of the machine in 25 amazing kits. The sound demos were made using external sequencing with real-time controller changes and a minimum of external processing.

Check out a sound demo below and head over to the Tilliander Bank to hear more and to download the sounds!