Nord News archive

Velvet Grand

The rich, soft and soulful Velvet Grand is now available!


We are happy to present the Velvet Grand - our latest addition to the Nord Piano Library. The Velvet Grand is a large concert grand of German heritage with a remarkably rich, soft and soulful tone.

Listen to the Sound Demos below and download the Velvet Grand here!

The Nord Piano Library is compatible with the Nord Stage/EX/2/2 EX, Nord Electro 3/4/5 and Nord Piano 1/2.

Electro 5 Update

New Electro 5 OS and Nord Sound Manager with Set List support


Great news for Nord Electro 5 users! We've just released a new version of the Nord Sound Manager, adding support for editing and organizing Set Lists. The new Electro 5 OS v1.28, adds support for the new feature and fixes several bugs. We strongly recommend all Electro 5 owners to update to the new version.

Check out the video for a quick overview of the new Set List mode in the new Nord Sound Manager.

Get the new Nord Electro 5 OS v1.28 here and the new Nord Sound Manager v6.80 here.

See the Update History pages for full details on whats new (Nord Electro 5 / Nord Sound Manager

OS Update for Nord Lead A1

Including minor improvements and bug fixes


The new OS v1.34 fixes a number of minor bugs and also includes some improvements related to the filter section.

Download the Nord Lead A1 OS v1.34 here and see the complete Update History for a detailed list of updates. 

OS Update for Nord Wave

Adds support for the new Nord Sample Library 2.0!


The new OS v2.14 fixes a bug, introduced with the recently released v2.10, where sustain pedal would not function correctly. The OS v2.14 adds support for the new Nord Sample Library 2.0 files for all Nord Wave owners.

Download the Nord Wave OS v2.14 here and check the Update History for a full list of what's new.

New video: Replaceable sounds

See what makes your Nord so unique!


When you buy a Nord Stage, Electro or Piano you get a lot more than just the instrument. In a Nord keyboard all sounds are replaceable in just a few minutes. 

Free of Charge You get full access to our premium sound libraries, the Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library and all future OS’s. This means your Nord instrument will stay fresh and inspiring for many years to come.

Musician: Patrik from Join the Riot

10/10 for Stage 2 EX HP76

Excellent review in the latest issue of MusicTech Magazine!


The Nord Stage 2 EX HP76 is reviewed in the October issue of MusicTech magazine where it receives a 10 out of 10 overall rating and the magazine’s coveted ‘Excellence’ award.

“Overall, it’s hard to fault the EX HP76. It provides probably the best level of portability vs keyboard quality within the Stage range, so will be a popular choice.  As for the range itself, those preset tweaks and extra memories refine an already excellent set of keyboards. Incredible sounds, enough control to dig deep into them and a superb, hands-on effects section”.

Read full review here

Read more about the new Nord Stage 2 EX here.

OS Update for Nord C2D

Important bugfix for the Nord C2D


The Nord C2D OS Update v1.12 fixes a critical bug which could cause System settings, Live buffer and Pipe Organ samples to become corrupt.

This update is strongly recommended for all Nord C2D owners!

Click here to download the OS Update.
Complete Update History can be found here.

OS Update for Electro 3 & 4

Adds support for the Nord Sample Library 2.0


This OS Update gives the Nord Electro 4 and Nord Electro 3 series support for the Nord Sample Library 2.0 NSMP-files and fixes a minor bug related to the sample section. 

Download the Nord Electro 4 OS v1.20 here

Download the Nord Electro 3 OS v3.12 and Nord Electro 3 HP OS v3.14 here

Please make sure you also download the latest version of the Nord Sound Manager before transferring Nord Sample Library 2.0 files to your Nord Electro 3/4.

Click here for full update history: Nord Electro 3 and Nord Electro 4

Nord Sample Library 2.0

New samples, new layout and individual sound previews!


The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is our essential selection of quality sampled sounds from a wide range of genres. In addition to a new improved layout for easier navigation, we've added individual sound demos and optimized a lot of our existing samples.

The Nord Sample Library 2.0 also includes over 100 brilliant new sounds in the categories Strings, Voice and Folk instruments as well as the exclusively licensed original sounds from the legendary vintage tape-samplers Mellotron and Chamberlin!

Important information

The Nord Sample Library 2.0 is compatible with Nord Stage 2 EX, Nord Stage 2, Nord Electro 5, Nord Electro 4 and Nord Piano 2. Please make sure you have the latest OS and Nord Sound Manager before transferring Nord Sample Library 2.0 files to your Nord.

Note: If you have an instrument that is not compatible with the Nord Sample Library 2.0, you can still find all of our first generation samples in the Nord Sample Library Archive

OS Update for Electro 5

OS Update for the Electro 5!


The new OS v1.24 features some minor bugfixes related to B3 in KB Split mode, cleaning of Sample partition in the Nord Sound Manager and Clavinet Mic settings.

  • Sample Synth produced noise after cleaning the Sample partition manually from the Nord Sound Manager.
  • In B3 mode, while in KB Split notes would sound layered until released. 
  • ​Clavinet Mic settings (A-D) could affect synth or organ sounds in certain situations.

Go to the Download Section to download the new Electro 5 OS v1.24 and see the complete update history here!