Nord News archive

OS Update for Nord Stage 4

Including improvements and fixes

2024-02-07

The new Stage 4 OS v1.24 contains improvements and fixes. See Update history for a complete list of changes. 

We recommend all Nord Stage 4 owners to update their instruments and to use the latest version of Nord Sound Manager (v7.84)

Download the Nord Stage 4 OS v1.24 here

Introducing the Nord Grand 2

A new generation of our acclaimed Grand series

2024-01-19

The Nord Grand 2 features the latest generation premium Hammer Action keybed from Kawai.

Combining the responsive feel of an acoustic grand piano with our world renowned Sound Libraries and a tactile user interface, the sleek and elegant Nord Grand 2 offers a genuinely unique experience.

Read more about the Nord Grand 2

Introducing the Soft Grand

A mellow grand piano with a smooth rich tone

2023-12-22

Soft Grand is a modern compact size grand piano equipped with extra soft hammers giving a very soft, yet dynamic, response.

With its warm, mellow and gentle sound, the Soft Grand adds a unique new character to the Nord Piano Library.

Download for free and listen to sound demos here

Nord Sound Manager Update

Now converts legacy samples for use in Stage 4 and Piano 5

2023-12-21

The Nord Sound Manager ´v7.82 now supports converting samples from Nord Sample Library 3.0 and legacy user-created samples for use in Nord Stage 4 and Nord Piano 5. See Update history for a complete list of changes. 

Download the Nord Sound Manager here

Christian Almiron Sound Bank

Exclusive new signature patches for Nord Stage 4

2023-11-30

NYC-based keyboardist Christian Almiron has created 32 exclusive signature sounds for the Nord Stage 4 inspired by genres such as Hip-Hop, Electronic, Pop and Film music. The patch collection includes experimental synth sounds, vibey piano layers, cinematic soundscapes and much more. 

"The sounds that I've created for the Stage 4 stem from film music, hip-hop, classical and from noise, synths and just all sort of electronic music or pop music even. I like to produce as well so I had those influences come into the creating of these patches"

Christian Almiron is an established keyboardist/composer/producer based in New York and has worked with artists such as Babyface, Lauryn Hill, Questlove, Lupe Fiasco, Gwen Stefani and many others. 

Download the Christian Almiron Sound Bank for Nord Stage 4

NORD LIVE: Nigeria Sessions

featuring some of the finest keyboard players in Nigeria!

2023-10-11

We are proud to introduce NORD LIVE: Nigeria sessions - a unique new series featuring some of the finest keyboard players in Nigeria! The renowned Lagos-based keyboardist/producer Ojekunle "Dejikeyz" Ayodeji and his band perform "Greenland" in this opening episode. 

The Nigeria Sessions contain stunning live performances from Ojekunle Ayodeji aka Dejikeyz, Adedayo Ajayi aka DPlus, Godwin Hillary aka Hillsplay, Samuel Chiemeka Onwuasoanya Jr. aka SCOJ, James Aliko and Adeniyi Stephen aka Steph Ade. The sessions were recorded live at Clout Studios in Lagos and Showgear Studios in Abuja. Read more

Filipe Martins Sound Bank

Exclusive signature patches for Nord Stage 4

2023-09-22

We are excited to release this exclusive signature sound bank for Nord Stage 4 designed by the renowned Brazilian keyboardist Filipe Martins! This brand new patch collection features 32 signature sounds with influences from neo-soul, RnB and gospel. 

"I really enjoy playing neo-soul and RnB so I have created a lot of patches inspired by those genres"

Filipe Martins is an in-demand keyboardist/musical director based in São Paulo who has worked with dozens of Brazilian artists including PC Baruk, Eli Soares, Eyshila, Bruna Karla and many others.

Download the Filipe Martins Sound Bank for Nord Stage 4

Introducing the Stockholm EP

A vintage electric piano with exceptional sound and detail!

2023-06-14

We are proud to release the Stockholm EP, a classic 1976 Mark I Stage EP, delivering both a fat, round bottom with well balanced bells, as well as a more barky and shallow sound when hit hard.

With its exceptional dynamic range and very versatile voicing the Stockholm EP is our most detailed electric piano yet, being equally at home in soft and singing ballads or in harder, funkier styles.

Download for free and listen to sound demos here

JAnt Anderson Sound Bank

Exclusive new patches for Nord Piano 5

2023-04-06

We are happy to offer an exclusive new patch collection for our Nord Piano 5 series designed by the renowned gospel keyboardist James JAnt Anderson! The sound bank features 25 signature sounds including smooth layered pianos, dynamic pads and electric pianos. 

"Most of my sounds are for church so I have pianos with a lot of reverb and delay for CCM sounding, synth and pianos stacked together, EPs, Pads....so in my sound bank you will get a little bit of everything in there

James JAnt Anderson is an award-winning songwriter and keyboard player from Chicago, IL with many years of experience performing for artists such as Todd Dulaney, John P. Kee, Jekalyn Carr and many others.

Download the JAnt Anderson Sound Bank for Nord Piano 5

Introducing Nord Stage 4

A new generation of our iconic flagship series

2023-02-16

We are proud to introduce the Nord Stage 4 - a new generation of our acclaimed flagship series!

With an intuitive new panel design, a premium triple sensor keybed, complete effect sections for each layer and massive enhancements to our award-winning technologies, the Nord Stage 4 sets a new standard. 

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