Nord News archive

Introducing the Nord Grand

experience the natural feel of an acoustic grand piano


The Nord Grand features a premium weighted keybed with advanced triple sensors that capture the movements of the hammers with exceptional precision, delivering the smooth and natural feel of an acoustic grand piano. 

Incorporating our award-winning performance features and hands-on user interface the lightweight Nord Grand not only provides an extraordinary playing experience, but is also an elegant new approach to our stage piano series.

Check out the Nord Grand product page for full details. 

The Nord Grand is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2019 with pricing to be announced. 

Melissa Jacobson Sessions

An exclusive classical series performed on the Nord Piano 4


We are thrilled to present the Melissa Jacobson Sessions - an exclusive classical series featuring the gifted Swedish concert pianist Melissa Jacobson-Velandia.

The Melissa Jacobson Sessions contain five episodes of unique classical performances ranging from Bach to Ravel. First out is this excellent recital of Maurice Ravel's Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin played on the Nord Piano 4.

All episodes were recorded live in the Old Town of Stockholm, November 2018.

Ondre J Signature EPs

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


Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Ondre J Pivec has created 6 brilliant patches for Nord Stage 3, Nord Electro 6 and Nord Piano 4 using our brand new Enhanced EPs and EP filters.  

"Employing the newly enhanced sample sets and filters, I ventured to re-create a few of my favorite Electric piano tones. These are sounds I’ve come to love over the years while listening to and learning from some of the best players in the World"

NOTE: Make sure to have the latest OS and Nord Sound Manager before transferring the patches. 

Download the Ondre J Signature EPs here: Nord Stage 3, Nord Electro 6 and Nord Piano 4

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