Nord Keyboards are handmade in Sweden to an extremely high standard and are designed with the professional or semi-professional musician in mind. Whilst equally at home in the studio or on the stage, it's within a live setting that the sound quality, ease of use and build quality become apparent.
Founded in 1983 by Hans Nordelius's creation of the innovative Digital Percussion Plate 1, Nord expanded from their digital drum origins to keyboard synthesis with the help of Magnus Kjellander who led a new approach to the development of their software. With the Nord Modular eventually leading to the introduction of the Nord Electro, Nord managed to combine the vintage sounds and emulations of classic electric instruments with modern portability. In 2005 the Nord Stage combined acoustic and electric piano sounds, organ emulations and effects laden synthesizers.
Today, Nord produce a fantastic range of keyboards, synthesizers and digital pianos which are noted for their excellent sound quality and rugged construction. Combined with their lightweight design features, Nord keyed instruments are some of the most popular keyboards amongst many live performers. Simply look at the live performances of any major pop or rock artist today, and the chances are you'll spot the distinctive red of a Nord keyboard amongst the musicians.