Nord News archive

OS Update for Nord Stage 3

including improvements to the Synth engine


The new OS v1.60 includes improvements to the Synth engine, extended copy/paste functionality and bug fixes. See Update History for a complete list of changes. 

Download the Nord Stage 3 OS Update v1.60 here

We recommend all Nord Stage 3 owners to update their instruments.

New sounds in the Nord Sample Libraries


We are happy to release new high-quality Symphonic Choirs, Bass Guitars and Synths in the Nord Sample Libraries.

Our new addition of samples includes rich Symphonic Choirs, vintage Bass Guitars and a bunch of atmospheric Synth Pads.

Download and listen here:

Nord Sample Library 3.0 - compatible with Stage 3, Piano 4 and Electro 6  

Nord Sample Library 2.0 - compatible with Stage 2/2EX, Piano 2/3, Electro 3/4/5 and Nord Wave

Brandon Coleman Sound Bank

50 exclusive patches for the Nord Stage 3


We are thrilled to present the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 featuring 50 killer patches created by the brilliant US keyboardist/producer Brandon Coleman (Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino).

The 50 exclusive patches are based on the Nord Stage 3 Factory Bank and capture Brandon’s musical universe covering a wide range of genres. 

“The jazz musicians are gonna love it, I think the pop musicians are gonna love it and if you have some funk in you, you are gonna really love it….I got some sounds in here that are strictly for the funkateers!”

Download the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank here

Nord Electro 6 official demo

Walkthrough of new features and sounds!


Watch Swedish keyboardist Joel Lyssarides demonstrating our most powerful and flexible Electro ever - the Nord Electro 6. 

Read more about the Electro 6 here

Introducing the Nord Piano 4

The ultimate piano experience


The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel. 

Check out the Nord Piano 4 product page for full details. 

The Nord Piano 4 is scheduled for shipping in Summer 2018 with pricing to be announced. 

TEC Award for the Nord Stage 3

"Best Musical Instrument Hardware"


The Nord Stage 3 just recieved the prestigous TEC Award (Technical Excellence and Creativity) for Best Musical Instrument Hardware, at NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim, California! Thank you!

Introducing the Nord Electro 6

A refined modern classic


The Nord Electro 6 series combines our award-winning emulations of vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package.

With 3 independent sound sections, a new streamlined user interface and the addition of Seamless Transitions, we're proud to present the most powerful and flexible Electro ever - a refined modern classic!

The Nord Electro 6 is scheduled for shipping in Spring 2018 with pricing to be announced and will be shown for the first time at NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim, California, January 25-28th, in booth #11110. 

Check out the Nord Electro 6 product page for full details. 

Baby Upright

Charming short scale Upright with huge sound


Our latest addition to the Nord Piano Libary is a compact short scale piano of Swedish descent with a very distinct character.

The Baby Upright has a prominent mid with a slender bass due to the shorter strings. When pressing the sustain pedal the sound really comes alive with a lively ambience.  

Download the Baby Upright here

Nord Sample Converter

Convert your samples to the new sample format used in the Nord Stage 3!


The Nord Sample Converter converts your existing Version 1 & 2 (.nsmp) files to the new Version 3 (.nsmp3) format used in the Nord Stage 3. Simply drag the .nsmp files to the application window and new .nsmp3 versions are automatically created inside a folder called "nsmp3" in the source folder.

Important: Converted files require Nord Stage 3 OS v1.32  or later

Download and read more about the Nord Sample Converter here.

Layers and Digital Grands

New category and sounds in the Nord Piano Library


We have just added a new Layer category to the Nord Piano Library. The Layer category contains expressive, multi-sampled layered combinations of classic synths and pianos reminiscent of the 80's and 90's. 

Additionally, we have also added 2 new vintage Digital Grand pianos, DigiGrand 1 and 2 to our Digital Piano category. 

All these sounds were introduced with the Nord Stage 3 factory bank, and are now available for instruments compatible with the Nord Piano Library.