Latest OS:Nord C1 Organ - v1.12
Nord C2 Organ - v2.00
Nord C2D - v1.04
Nord Drum - v1.08
Nord Drum 2 - v2.24 NEW
Nord Lead 4 - v1.22 NEW
Nord Electro 3 - v3.08
Nord Electro 3 HP - v3.10
Nord Electro 4 - v1.12
Nord Piano - v1.46
Nord Piano 2 - v1.14 NEW
Nord Stage Classic - v5.04
Nord Stage EX - v6.04
Nord Stage 2 - v1.70
Nord Wave - v2.02
Latest Software:Nord Drum 2 Manager - v1.00 NEW
Nord Sound Manager - v6.34 NEW
Nord Sample Editor - v2.18
Fiordmoss - Paris versus Sarajevo
2013-12-10 Check this haunting live recording of Czech/Norwegian band Fiordmoss performing "Paris versus Sarajevo" - featuring the Nord Drum 2 with a Nord Pad, Nord Lead 4 and Nord Rack 2X.
Nord goes Chopin
2013-12-09 Beautiful performance of Chopin's melancholic masterpiece known to most as "Prelude in E minor Op. 28, No.4" composed in 1835, performed on a Nord Stage 2 using the amazing new "Grand Upright" piano (with reverb). Close your eyes and enjoy...
LaDonna - Sending Me Angels
2013-11-29 Enjoy this classy soulful rendition of the Delbert McClinton song "Sending Me Angels" by US artist LaDonna with some great bits of piano on the Nord Piano 88 too!
Julia Holter - City Appearing
2013-11-08 Here's a stunning performance by the incredible Julia Holter performing her song "City Appearing" live in the KEXP radio studio with the Nord Stage 2 playing a central part.
Hiromi Uehara on the Nord Lead 2
2013-11-07 Great video with the amazing Japanese composer and pianist Hiromi Uehara shredding the Nord Lead 2 and a Grand Piano in this number called "Time Difference"!
Joey DeFrancesco Trio in Stockholm!
2013-11-01 Organ wizard Joey DeFrancesco with his Trio delivered a great show at Fasching, Stockholm yesterday and we're thrilled Joey chose to play the Nord C2D!
Nord Lead 4 reviewed by the Freemasons!
2013-10-27 In this new video interview from Future Music, James Wiltshire from The Freemasons explains why he loves the Nord Lead 4, and it's also a great video introduction to the instrument!
Freemasons review the Nord Lead 4!
2013-10-22 We're honored and thrilled to see that Future Music put our new Nord Lead 4 on their cover of this months issue, and a great review inside too!
For more reviews, see the Nord Lead 4 press page!
Musicians Planet Stockholm!
2013-10-07 Here in Stockholm the music show Musicians Planet was held for the third year in a row and we had a nice little Nord setup together with our swedish dealer 4Sound! Click the image for some pics!
Nord at ExpoMusic Brasil!
2013-10-04 The music fair MusicExpo 2013 recently took place in Sao Paulo, and we were duly represented there by our distributor Quanta Brasil ! Click the image for some pics from the booth!
2013-09-26 We had a pleasant surprise visit last week from US producer Sonny Moore who took the time to check out all our new synthesizer instruments! Click for a little pic of Clavia founder Hans Nordelius and Sonny chilling in our lounge!
Sounds like a Nord Lead 4!
Back to school with Nord!
2013-09-12 We've had nice company this week from our Polish distributor Audiostacja and UK distributor Sound Technology, joined by from dealers from their respective markets. Product Specialist Tomas Johansson, Swedish keyboard legend Stefan Järnståhl and percussionist Axel Fagerberg played them through our entire product range followed by some good food and drinks! Thanks for your time and hope to see you again!
Nord Lead 4R roll out!
2013-09-05 As always, when the first batch of a new product leaves the production line we gather for a little celebration photo, so lets hear it for the new Nord Lead 4R!
Ambient improvisation on the Nord Lead 4
2013-09-02 Here's a haunting dark ambient improvisation by YouTube user Tipo Stereo on the Nord Lead 4 drenched in drive effects and reverb. Great stuff!
New Jam Trio - "As en la manga"
2013-08-30 New Jam Trio is a sofisticated fusion/latin/jazz act from Argentina. Check out this composition "As en la manga" with the composer himself, Diego Mano at the Nord Piano!
I can't give you anything but love - Uli Geissendoerfer Trio
2013-08-29 Nice rendition of the classic by Uli Geissendoerfer Trio featuring Pascale Elia - don't miss his brilliant solo on the Nord Stage!
A visit from the Prince of Kosher Gospel!
2013-08-28 US gospel singer and keyboardist Joshua Nelson and his crew recently performed at the Stockholm Gospel festival and stopped by the Nord factory for a chat, praising the Nord C2D and Nord Pedal Keys 27 for it's realism and authentic sound. Joshua’s voice is often compared to that of gospel legend Mahalia Jacksons and is also known for his unique blend of gospel and jewish music.
Nord Stage 2 Morph control!
2013-08-27 Here's a short but inspiring video demonstrating the Nord Stage 2 Morph feature being controlled by an EHX step analog/cv step sequencer (connected to the control pedal input of the Nord Stage 2)!
Nord World archive
Older posts can be found here.
"It's very rare that I write to any manufacturer after any purchase of any product. But this time I must just say thank you for my new Electro 4. It is simply marevellous, the best sounding instrument I ever had, a huge progress over the Electro 2 I have been using for years. Yesterday I was even more surprised when stepping through the Upright samples on the DVD. Thank you so much and say hello to everyone in your team who contributed to the E4."
- Matthias Walti
I would like to thank you for your Italian Grand piano download. It's a sound with a perfect balance that suits my style of playing. It gives me oppurtunities I hadn't before. Because it's so musical it adapts perfectly to the half-pedal action and it responds like a dream. I think, this Fazioli piano it's great and it's a keeper!
- Lennert Spekman
Bugfixes and new features for Nord Lead 4!
2013-12-09 UPDATED The OS v1.22 is an important update that both fixes some bugs in the Nord Lead 4 as well as adding a number of new features, including:
- Performances are now organized in 2 Banks, A and B with 50 slots in each.
- When the Ladder M filter is selected, the filter and amp envelopes is switched into a more vintage like mode.
- Nord Sound Manager Program Bundles are now supported - requires Nord Sound Manager 6.34 or newer!
For complete details of all changes in v1.22, see the Update History page!
The update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded in the Download Section!
Major update with lots of great new features!
2013-10-23 The new OS v2.24 is an extensive update that in addition to fixing some bugs adds several amazing new features to the Nord Drum 2 including:
- FM-Synthesis added to the Tone Section, with 6 different FM-algoritms
- MIDI CC-control of all parameters
- A new MIDI Mode that lets you play each channel the Nord Drum 2 in a pitched manner with a MIDI keyboard/sequencer
- Doubled memory capacity! The memory area has been reorganized into 8 banks with 50 program locations each (400 locations in total).
- Introducing the Nord Drum 2 Manager for Mac/Win - easily transfer and backup Nord Drum 2 Banks
- 4 new Filter types in the Noise Section: High Pass 12/24dB, Low Pass 12dB and Band Pass 6dB
- Improved Hand Clap mode
- Dynamic Curves for pads and triggers
- Plus much more!
See the Update History page for a complete summary of what's new and what has changed and what's fixed in this version. For those of you who downloaded Nord Drum 2 OS v2.10 that released last week, version v2.24 fixes some minor bugs and is recommended for all Nord Drum 2 Owners.
Please observe: Your old programs are automatically converted when updating the original Nord Drum 2 to OS v2.10 and newer but due to the extensive number of improvements in the Nord Drum 2 sound engine, some minor sound differences may occur. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we promise that the sounds you'll create with the new OS will sound even better!
Head on over to the download page to get the new version! There you'll also find the new, updated manual that explains all the new features in detail.
Finally, we've also made new Factory Sounds Banks with lots of great new programs that can be downloaded here!
Softer velocity curve added!
2013-10-07 This new OS Update adds a new velocity curve to the Nord Piano 2 series. The new curve can make it easier to play softly, requiring more force to reach higher velocities.
The new soft curve can be activated by selecting KBD Touch setting 3.
Head on over to the download page to get the new version!
Nord Lead 4 gets excellent first review!
2013-09-30 The very first Nord Lead 4 review is out and it's really great! MusicTech Magazine gives our new Nord Lead 4 10/10 and the Excellence award, and sums up the review with:
Nord Lead 4 is an exceptional synth. 2013 is demonstrating that, not only is hardware still very much alive, but it’s kicking harder than ever.
Premium Program Banks for free!
2013-07-04 We've been so lucky to get UK production and remix duo Freemasons create sounds for our new Nord Lead 4 Program Library! Their sounds range from raging thick distorted pads and leads to Lush FM pianos and killer bass sounds. The Performance sounds are rich in texture and have plenty of goodies assigned to the Impulse Morph buttons too.
Head on over to the Nord Lead 4 Program Library to learn more and download the sounds for free!
Great new features added!
2013-07-01 We're happy to announce the release Nord Beat 2, the second generation of our free MIDI Step Sequencer for iPad!
New features include:
- Number of tracks expanded to 6
- Flam, 32th notes and 32 triplets
- MIDI Clock Sync (send/receive)
- Extended MIDI output settings for using Nord Beat with other MIDI compatible iPad apps
- Songs can be saved with a Program Change
Read more about the new Nord Beat 2 here!
Nord Beat 2 is compatible with any iPad running iOS 5.1 or later. A Core MIDI compatible interface is required for connecting to external MIDI gear.
2013-06-18 This update fixes an issue where renaming a program in certain units could crash the application.
Head on over to the download page to get the new version!