Nord Modular & Micro Modular free sounds

Welcome to the Nord Modular and Nord Micro Modular Sound Library. Here you'll find many additional patches for your Nord Modular or Micro Modular. Some of the patches are made by us at the factory and some by international sound developers and users. This page is constantly updated. Please make sure to come back for new fresh sounds!

Important! If you run V3.0 on Macintosh and PC!
We have converted all patches on this page so they can be opened and used in the V3.0 Editor for Macintosh and PC. This is because patches created in Editor V2.0 and earlier cannot be opened and converted in the V3.0 Editors. The section of this page that features converted patches starts here.

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If you send patches to us, (you must!) we will put them on this site with a reference to you. Please send along a description of yourself or any other useful information regarding your work on the Modular.

Patches available for Nord Modular and Nord Micro Modular:

 
Factory presets for 1.1 software release (Clavia) Download (98 kb)
Zon Vern Pyles Download (92 kb)
Download
(10 kb)
Sound Library 3: Another pack of 100 patches for the Nord Modular with courtesy of the people at the factory, Peter Benisch, Philip Wolfe, Peter Gorges, Wieland Zamolak, Stivve at Estrad Music and more. Download (98 kb)
Adam Davidovics (Hungary) Download (25 kb)
Michael Bradford Download (31 kb)
Uwe G. Hoenig Download (7 kb)
Chad Miller Download (19 kb)
Sebastian Hubert Download (23 kb)
Keith R. Crosley Download (8 kb)
Niklas Jarl Download (73 kb)
Kim Matsumae's Download (11 kb)
Matthias Klaag Download (158 kb)


V2.0 Patches 981103

 
Tommi Lindell Download (11 patches, 14 kb)
Jacek Tuschewski Download (13 patches, 17 kb)
Kees van der Maarel Download (10 patches, 10 kb)
Markus Jentsch Download (16 patches, 16 kb)
Keith R. Crosley Download (29 patches, 40 kb)
Niklas Jarl Download (100 patches, 97 kb)
Matthias Klaag Download (101 patches, 128 kb)


V2.1 Patches for Nord Modular 981214

 
Factory patches V2.10 Download (100 patches, 110 kb)


V2.1 FM Patches 990112 (initially released 981223)

 
Acoustic sounds Download (22 patches, 31 kb)
Bass sounds Download (37 patches, 50 kb)
Brass sounds Download (21 patches, 28 kb)
Lead sounds Download (26 patches, 34 kb)
Organ sounds Download (16 patches, 20 kb)
Pad sounds Download (58 patches, 77 kb)
Percussion sounds

Download (36 patches, 49 kb)

Piano sounds Download (46 patches, 66 kb)
Synth sounds Download (30 patches, 40 kb)
Synth FX sounds Download (8 patches, 10 kb)

V2.1 converted Nord Lead 2 Patches 990112

 
Nord Lead 2 Sound card 1 Download (287 patches, 381 kb)
Nord Lead 2 Sound card 2 Download (291 patches, 394 kb)
Nord Lead 2 Sound card 4 Download (288 patches, 392 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990126

Patches made by Jan Paul Moorehead at Berklee College of Music, Chair at the Music synthesis department, except 'AM Experiment 5 drone.pch' and 'AM Experiment.pch' that was made by him and dr. Thomas L. Rhea. (Most of the patches should be used with external 'Audio In' signals.)

 
Berklee Download (13 patches, 14 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990212-16

 
Michael Bradford Download (16 patches, 16 kb)
Hans Vetter Download (16 patches, 16 kb)
Rob Hordijk Download (20 patches, 20 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (69 patches, 77 kb)
Wan Kemper Download (17 patches, 20 kb)
Wout Blommers Download (6 patches, 10 kb)
Kees van der Maarel Download (17 patches, 15 kb)

 

V2.1 Micro Modular Factory Patches 990316

 
V2.1 Micro Modular Factory Patches Download (99 patches, 104 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990316

 
Palle Dahlstedt Download (18 patches, 22 kb)
Kees van der Maarel Download (13 patches, 12 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (25 patches, 29 kb)

 

V2.1 Audio In mastering patch 990318

Have you ever used your Nord Modular or Micro Modular as an audio processor for external signals? To show an example of what you can do, we have created a patch which works as a 3-band stereo compressor with noise gates. This patch can be used to give a nice "face-lift" to your master mix.

To begin with there is a left and a right filter section. Here you set the three band ranges for each channel. Each band is then routed to a stereo COMPRESSOR and stereo EXPANDER section (the expanders work as noise gates). The three different stereo bands are then mixed and routed to a "master" stereo COMPRESSOR (works only as limiter here).

As you adjust the parameters in the patch, it's quite easy to compress the sound too much. Therefore, it's a good idea to frequently compare processed signals with unprocessed signals. By switching between '1' and '2' on the two BYPASS switches, you can compare the processed and unprocessed signal of each stereo channel. '1' is processed signal and '2' is unprocessed (bypassed) signal.

Some hints: Adjust the Threshold values of the EXPANDER modules to eliminate any input noise. Try adding, for example, two (one for each channel) OVERDRIVE modules after the EXPANDER HI module to add more treble to the processed sound.

 
Audio In "mastering" patch Download (1 patch, 2 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990323

 
Keith R. Crosley Download (22 patches, 24 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990409

 
Roland Kuit Download (17 patches, 22 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (26 patches, 29 kb)
Kees van der Maarel Download (10 patches, 12 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990414

 
Wan Kemper Download (20 patches, 29 kb)
Wan Kemper Download (31 patches, 39 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990427

 
Andy Allder Download (6 patches, 6 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (26 patches, 33 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990507

 
Jim Clark Download (16 patches, 18 kb)
Bill Romanowski Download (11 patches, 14 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990527

 
WAP of Adept, Hungary Download (34 patches, 36 kb)
Chris Bentley Download (16 patches, 16 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (29 patches, 38 kb)
Steve Hunt Download (5 patches, 6 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990609

 
Paul Klaui Download (41 patches, 43 kb)
Sam Streeper Download (39 patches, 75 kb)
Martin Sommerville Download (24 patches, 27 kb)
Steve Hunt Download (27 patches, 37 kb)
Jim Clark Download (14 patches, 13 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990624

 
Andy Allder Download (18 patches, 14 kb)
Martijn Schrader Download (50 patches, 47 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990813

 
Kristian Dyresberg Download (44 patches, 35 kb)
Christoph Studer Download (26 patches, 22 kb)
Pasi Pajanen Download (99 patches, 65 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (23 patches, 38 kb)
Hans Heerooms Download (21 patches, 20 kb)

 

V2.1 Patches 990826

 
K. Lex Pattyrson Download (63 patches, 76 kb)
K. Lex Pattyrson Download (10 patches, 14 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (95 patches, 96 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (41 patches, 41 kb)
Richard Thibert Download (10 patches, 74 kb incl. info)
Jim Purbrick Download (8 patches, 13 kb)
Keith R. Crosley Download (11 patches, 14 kb)

 

Categorized V2.1 patches for PC Editors V2.1 and V3.0, and for Mac Editor V3.0. 991021

Almost 3000 of the above patches have been roughly categorized into 12 different archives. We decided to put them in different categories to make it easier for you to find the type of sounds you're looking for. The archives include a mix of factory- and user created patches, and therefore the patch names don't necessarily indicate what kind of sound you'll hear. This can be quite exciting, we can assure you! Each category archive has been created in two file formats: ZIP for PC and SIT/HQX for Macintosh.

PC Macintosh
Acoustic Download (57 patches, 77 kb) Download (57 patches, 90 kb)
Audio in Download (103 patches, 122 kb) Download (103 patches, 145 kb)
Bass Download (314 patches, 384 kb) Download (314 patches, 448 kb)
Lead Download (259 patches, 317 kb) Download (259 patches, 369 kb)
Miscellaneous Download (23 patches, 27 kb) Download (23 patches, 32 kb)
Organ Download (127 patches, 162 kb) Download (127 patches, 188 kb)
Pad Download (378 patches, 459 kb) Download (378 patches, 539 kb)
Percussive

Download (168 patches, 209 kb)

Download (168 patches, 245 kb)
Piano Download (202 patches, 263 kb) Download (202 patches, 306 kb)
Sequencer/patterns Download (387 patches, 488 kb) Download (387 patches, 573 kb)
Synth Download (635 patches, 774 kb) Download (635 patches, 1111 kb)
Synth FX Download (333 patches, 362 kb) Download (333 patches, 428 kb)

 

V3.0 Nord Modular factory preset patch library 991115

Here is the Nord Modular V3.0 factory preset patch library with 495 categorized patches. Each Bank also contains a Patch List file, which makes it possible to download an entire bank and having the patches end up in the correct memory location. The factory preset library is a mix of factory- and user created patches. Thanks a lot everyone for your contributions! Each category archive has been created in two file formats: ZIP for PC and SIT/HQX for Macintosh.

The patches are divided into the following categories:

Memory locations Patch category Description
101-199 Assorted A mix of all sorts of sounds to give you a quick overview of what types of sounds the Nord Modular is capable of producing.
201-229 Sequences/patterns Patches that use sequencer modules to produce melodic and/or rhythmic lines.
230-254 Bass A variety of synth and electro-acoustic bass sounds.
255-286 Lead Synth sounds mainly for lead purposes.
287-379 Synth A wide range of multipurpose synth sounds.
380-399 Piano Different electric- and acoustic piano emulations.
401-419 Organ Organ emulations, from basic tonewheel organs to big church organs.
420-450 Pad Synth pad sounds.
451-465 Acoustic A selection of of acoustic instruments emulations.
466-516 Synth FX All sorts of effects sounds.
517-599 Audio In Patches that make use of the analog input(s) of the Nord Modular synthesizer. Vocoder patches can be found here, for example.

 

PC Macintosh
Bank 1 Download (99 patches, 93 kb) Download (99 patches, 129 kb)
Bank 2 Download (99 patches, 96 kb) Download (99 patches, 133 kb)
Bank 3 Download (99 patches, 92 kb) Download (99 patches, 127 kb)
Bank 4 Download (99 patches, 91 kb) Download (99 patches, 126 kb)
Bank 5 Download (99 patches, 88 kb) Download (99 patches, 123 kb)

 

V3.0 Nord Micro Modular factory preset patch library 991115

Here is the Nord Micro Modular V3.0 factory preset patch library with 99 patches. The patch library also contains a Patch List file, which makes it possible to download an entire bank and having the patches end up in the correct memory location. The factory preset library is a mix of factory- and user created patches. Thanks a lot everyone for your contributions! Each category archive has been created in two file formats: ZIP for PC and SIT/HQX for Macintosh.

Click here for a complete list of the patch names.

PC Macintosh
Bank 1 Download (99 patches, 88 kb) Download (99 patches, 122 kb)

 

V3.0 Patches 991116

PC Macintosh
Christoph Studer Download (24 patches, 22 kb) Download (24 patches, 32 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (43 patches, 44 kb) Download (43 patches, 63 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (32 patches, 32 kb) Download (32 patches, 46 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (32 patches, 32 kb) Download (32 patches, 45 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (30 patches, 24 kb) Download (30 patches, 33 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (35 patches, 30 kb) Download (35 patches, 41 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (34 patches, 33 kb) Download (34 patches, 46 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (32 patches, 27 kb) Download (32 patches, 37 kb)
Hans Vetter Download (12 patches, 12 kb) Download (12 patches, 18 kb)
Patrick Fridh Download (30 patches, 25 kb) Download (30 patches, 36 kb)
Martin Sommerville Download (11 patches, 10 kb) Download (11 patches, 14 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (18 patches, 27 kb) Download (18 patches, 37 kb)
Coti K. Download (23 patches, 16 kb) Download (23 patches, 22 kb)
WAP-Adept Download (12 patches, 11 kb) Download (12 patches, 15 kb)
Palle Dahlstedt Download (21 patches, 26 kb) Download (21 patches, 36 kb)

 

V3.0 Patches 000105:

PC Macintosh
Christoph Studer Download (21 patches, 16 kb) Download (21 patches, 21 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (40 patches, 35 kb) Download (40 patches, 49 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (40 patches, 35 kb) Download (40 patches, 49 kb)
Wan Kemper Download (37 patches, 38 kb) Download (37 patches, 53 kb)

 

V3.0 Patches 000828:

PC Macintosh
Bill Barton Download (20 patches, 28 kb) Download (20 patches, 39 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (33 patches, 28 kb) Download (33 patches, 59 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (32 patches, 27 kb) Download (32 patches, 38 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (18 patches, 16 kb) Download (18 patches, 22 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (23 patches, 21 kb) Download (23 patches, 29 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (18 patches, 16 kb) Download (18 patches, 22 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (20 patches, 17 kb) Download (20 patches, 23 kb)
Marko Ettlich Download (18 patches, 14 kb) Download (18 patches, 19 kb)
Jim Clark Download (37 patches, 44 kb) Download (37 patches, 59 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (50 patches, 74 kb) Download (50 patches, 102 kb)
Roland Kuit Download (22 patches, 37 kb) Download (22 patches, 51 kb)
Paul Klaui Download (34 patches, 36 kb) Download (34 patches, 52 kb)
Roger Nilsson Download (21 patches, 17 kb) Download (21 patches, 23 kb)

 

Step-instructions:

1. Download the patches of interest
2. The patches are compressed to either zip or sit/hqx format. Decompress them with your Zip or Stuffit Expander V5.x utility. Additional instructions
3. Open the patches in your Modular Editor.

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