Clavia Nord Beat
Clavia Nord Beat

Nord Beat, Virtual instrument for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad from Clavia.

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Nord Beat CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad

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Nord Beat is a 4-track CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad.

It can accompany your Nord Drum and is available for free at the App Store.


Nord Beat lets you create drum beats in classic 16 step grid with up to 8 patterns. Patterns can be played back in two ways: In Sequence Mode, up to 8 patterns can be cued and will play in a chained fashion. Each pattern can be set to repeat up to 8 times to create a song progression.


When Sequence Mode is turned off, a single pattern will loop until you cue another. Any pattern can be edited while playing and the Copy/Paste function lets you create variations over a pattern.


There are 3 velocity levels represented by colors, and are changed by swiping up or down on the desired notes. The actual velocity values can be altered with the velocity faders for changing accents and dynamics in real-time.


The Shuffle amount can also be changed on the fly and each of the 4 tracks can be muted individually. The Pattern length can be shortened (1-16) while playing for creating breakdowns or alternative time signatures.

Pad Mode

Nord Beat also features a Pad Mode that lets you play the Nord Drum (or other MIDI gear) with your fingers and gives you control over the velocity. The center zones transmit full velocity and gradually gets lower towards the edges. The pads can be used simultaneously with the sequencer.


Although designed with the Nord Drum in mind, Nord Beat can be used with any MIDI instrument. A CoreMIDI compatible MIDI interface is required.


  • 8 Patterns
  • Flexible cueing system
  • 3 Velocity levels
  • Adjustable Pattern Length (1-16)
  • Shuffle
  • Copy/Paste patterns
  • Mute per track
  • Tap Tempo
  • Pad Mode with velocity support
  • Load/Save song
  • MIDI Setup

Visit the Appstore or the Nord Keyboards website for more details.

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