Nord is the only major digital piano brand to design and manufacture its products entirely in Europe. The Swedish instrument maker - formerly Clavia - began building digital drum kits in the 1980s. In the 1990s the focus shifted to digital synthesizers, and in 2005 Nord launched a revolutionary stage piano with the Nord Stage, which reproduced both organ and piano sounds in high quality. Meanwhile, the Nord Stage's and Nord Piano's are much loved by live musicians on the pop and jazz circuit. You see the characteristic red pianos on all the major stages around the world. Nord Pianos are also used in studios.