And the winner of the Nord Live Session Contest 2017 is…
...the Uruguayan Trio Cimarrónperforming “Candombe del Pinar” featuring keyboardists Manuel Contrera and Hernán Peyrou. Congratulations with winning a Nord Electro 5D 61!
“Trio Cimarrón delivers an interesting mix of keyboards and percussion in combination with stunning musicianship and energy!” – Nord Keyboards Jury
Shared 2nd place and winners of Nord Merchandise are: Paolo Sessa (Italy), Andy Pidcock (UK), MAÅSS (France) and Christian Keymer (Germany).
Thanks to all participants for your contributions! We have received several hundred videos and we will share some of our favorites later on.
The ultimate stage keyboard for the performing musician
Continuing our vision of the ultimate instrument for the performing musician - we are very proud to introduce the Nord Stage 3.
The fifth generation of our successful Stage Series, the Nord Stage 3 features our latest award-winning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback, acclaimed Nord C2D Organ Engine, a greatly enhanced Piano Section, and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional performance keyboard.
The Nord Stage 3 is scheduled for shipping in July 2017 with pricing to be announced. Nord Stage 3 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB.
Swedish composer and keyboardist Albin Westerlind has created an excellent sound bank for the Nord Drum 3P inspired by the music of the 80's. The Albin Bank contains 20 kits and can be downloaded here.
Important: Make sure that your Nord Drum 3P has the latest OS v1.24 before transferring the Albin Westerlind Bank
Signature Sound Banks for Nord Lead A1 and Stage 2/2 EX!
US keyboardist/producer and sound designer Nick Semrad (Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Miss Lauryn Hill, Bilal, Gabriel Garzon-Montano) has created a bunch of amazing signature patches for the Nord Lead A1 and the Nord Stage 2 / 2 EX.
The Nick Semrad Stage 2 / 2 EX Bank features 50 creative patches in Bundle format, and the Nick Semrad A1 Bank features 50 programs.
We’re happy to present the Steinway no.1 at NAMM 2017 - a new world unique historical instrument from the Chris Maene Collection!
The first Steinway fortepiano – the No.1 – was designed and constructed by the founder of the company, Heinrich Engelhardt Steinway, in 1836. It is also known as the ”Kitchen Piano” since it was crafted in Heinrich Steinway’s kitchen in Seesen, Germany.
Vintage, roadworn Electric Piano in the Nord Piano Library!
UPDATE 11/9 2016: New version 5.5 fixes an issue with a detuned C# sample.
The Nefertiti MKI is a funky old workhorse that has spent most of its days in the darkest corners of the legendary Nefertiti jazz club in Gothenburg.
Some replaced tines of mixed generations (Square Silver Tone Bars/Ray Mac), tips, pickups and grommets which makes each note special in it’s own individual way. Slight unevenness in timbre, dynamics and sustain are classic attributes in these instruments and a big part of their charm and inspiring playability.