Current software version is V3.03 with
Editors for Macintosh and Windows
This is the place to get the latest version of the Nord
Modular and/or Micro Modular operating system and Editor software
without any additional charges. If you're not familiar with
the upgrade procedure, please read through these instructions!
Here are a few V3.0 patches to start with:
B3big_PG+.pch | CommonFBlues.pch
| Gritarr.pch | MyBoss.pch
| tradvocoder.pch | tradvocoder2.pch
| crazyvocoder.pch | DRYistheword.pch
| fatsquare.pch | fett.pch
| flum 3_0.pch | stringent.pch
Get more patches here!
need to run the software
If you want to use the Macintosh version of the
Nord Modular software, this is what you need:
Macintosh PowerPC running Mac OS 8.6 (a 120 MHz PowerPC
or better is recommended). The Editor is designed for 800
x 600 screen size but 1024 x 768 is recommended, and minimum
16-bit color (thousands). The computer must be equipped with
a MIDI interface. The Macintosh version of the Nord Modular
Editor requires OMS, which must be installed and activated.
If you have a PC, this is what you need:
A Pentium 133 MHz or better is recommended. Windows 95/98/NT4.0.
The Editor is designed for 800 x 600 screen size but 1024
x 768 is recommended, and minimum 16-bit color. The computer
must be equipped with a MIDI interface with previously installed
Before you start with the update
Before you start the update it's advisable to check what
the new software update gives you in terms of new features
and bug fixes. There is a "read me" file attached.
read this file. There are some very good advise and useful
information you need to know.
Here is the instruction to pursue the update
IMPORTANT!!!: Before you proceed with the upgrade it is
very important that you save your patches from the Modular
internal memory to the computer. The Patches in the Nord Modular
and Micro Modular internal memory will be permanently erased
when upgrading the operating system from V2.10 or earlier
versions to V3.03! If you upgrade from V3.01 or later, the
patches will remain in the internal memory after upgrading
1. Download the file(s) for the type of
platform you use; Mac or PC. For PC users, you can either
choose a complete self-extracting file or multiple compressed
(zipped) files. For Mac users, the Nord Modular update software
comes in three compressed (hqx/sit) files. Unzip or unstuff
the files with WinZip on PC or Stuffit Expander 5.X on Mac.
See additional instructions.
2a. PC users: Double-click on the 'ModularEditor3_03.exe'
file to start the update. Alternatively, double-click on an
'Update' file to download the new OS to the connected synthesizer
module, and then run the Editor.
2b. Mac users: The ‘Modular Editor
3’ file is the Editor file for both Nord Modular and
Micro Modular. ‘Modular Update 3’ is the update
file for the Nord Modular synthesizer and ‘Micro Update
3’ is the update file for the Micro Modular synthesizer.
Double-click on the update file for your synthesizer model
and follow the instructions. When the installation of the
synthesizer OS is complete, you are set to run the 'Modular
Editor 3' program.
Nord Modular OS update on PC
When the update, using the self-extracting file, is finished
you need to upgrade the software in the Nord Modular/Micro
Modular synth. Make sure the Modular is connected to the computer,
and follow the instructions given in the installation file.
What will happen with my old patches?
IMPORTANT! Patch files made in V2.1 of the Editor will be
automatically updated when you open them in the V3.0 Editor.
Patches made in Editor versions older than 2.1 are neither
readable nor convertible in V3.0. If you have any old patches
that you want to use in V3.0, first open them in the V2.1
Editor and save them again.