Nord Wave 2 Complete Training

Price includes over 70 lessons with more than 9 hours of video training!

Why Take A Course?

  • The Nord Wave 2 is Feature-Rich

    There's a lot to learn about the Nord Wave 2 with over 90 knobs and buttons on the main panel and numerous settings under the hood. This training course is your guide to fast learning.

  • Become a Synth Master

    Besides learning every detail of what the Nord Wave 2 is capable of, you'll be learning subtractive synthesis at the same time which you can apply to any synth you use now and in the future.

  • Video is Effective and Fun!

    Yes, you can read the manual, but the manual doesn't bring in the perspective of a person with experience. We also include many practical examples of why and when you would use a given feature.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • How To Use This Course

    • Course Updates / Version History

    • Stickers

    • Hooking It Up / Back Panel Connections

    • Updating the OS

    • Control Panel Overview

    • Dials, Knobs, Buttons, Lights, and Lists

    • Getting Started Links and Resources

  • 2

    The Program Area

    • Program Area Overview

    • Programs and Numbering System

    • Store and Store As a Program (Save/Save As)

    • Program Level

    • Transpose

    • Master Clock

    • Live Mode

    • Layer Init (Initialize and Swap)

    • System and Sound Settings

    • MIDI Settings

    • Organize and Utility

    • Monitor, Copy/Paste Layers and Morphs

  • 3

    Synth Engine

    • Working with Layers (includes Pan, Lock, Solo and Multi Edit)

    • Splits and Crossfade

    • Oscillators Overview

    • Oscillators (Analog)

    • Oscillators (Wavetable)

    • Oscillators (FM - Frequency Modulation)

    • Oscillator (Samples, Raw Sample, Skip Attack)

    • Oscillators (Unison)

    • ADSR: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

    • Amp Envelope

    • Filters (and Resonance)

    • Filter Envelope

    • Filter Inverse Envelope

    • Filter Velocity

    • KB Track and Drive

    • Vibrato (and Yoda's Theme)

    • LFO Overview

    • LFO (Filter)

    • LFO (Oscillator Control)

    • LFO Pitch

    • Delayed LFO

    • Modulation Envelope

    • Voices (Mono/Legato/Glide)

    • Arpeggiator

    • Arpeggiator (Custom Patterns)

  • 4

    The Effects Area

    • Effects Overview

    • Main Effects

    • EQ

    • Delay

    • Reverb

    • EQ and Effects Links and Resources

  • 5


    • Morphing

    • Impulse Morph

    • Octave Shift

    • Hold (KB Hold)

    • Wheel Assign and Pitch Stick

    • Grouping

  • 6

    Nord Sound Manager

    • Understanding File Types

    • Installing the Nord Sound Manager

    • Sound Manager Application Overview

    • Download New Sounds to Your Nord (Substitute and Relink)

    • Working with Bundles

    • Backup Settings

    • Restore Factory Settings

    • Exporting and Customizing Sound Lists

    • Section Resources

  • 7

    Nord Sample Editor

    • Nord Sample Editor

  • 8


    • Discovery: Electric Guitar (Top Gun Anthem)

    • Discovery: "Das Boot" Theme and Submarine Ping

    • Discovery: The "Dr. Who" Theme

    • Discovery: Making the "Lyle Mays" Sound

    • Discovery: The "Steve Winwood" Solo Sounds

  • 9

    Other Resources For You

    • Spectrum/Frequency Analyzer

    • Additional Resources

  • 10

    Congrats and Next Steps...

    • Congratulations and Thanks! What's next?

    • Before You Go...


(Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Why is the course charged yearly?

    To host a course like this requires regular payments to the course engine provider in order to provide the advanced features required and online availability. Having these lessons on this platform allows me to make regular updates and/or edit individual videos more easily (versus YouTube). So, there will be routine maintenance and upkeep of the course content as I find ways to redo or refine lessons based on student feedback and usage. This course will also continue to expand as I create more content on YouTube and distill that down to a lesson here for students to immediately benefit from. However, if a student were to cancel prior to the year anniversary, the course will remain active for the full year. I'm expecting some will want to do this simply because they have learned the material and don't need the additional years. So, for this course, the first year is $79 and then $26/year after that.

  • I have some experience with the Wave 2 already, do I need this course?

    Maybe yes, maybe no. The Nord Wave 2 is a feature-rich instrument. With over 70 individual lessons covering nearly every aspect, there are bound to be things to be learned and discovered even for those with experience.

  • Can't I just read the manual?

    Yes, you can! And reading the manual will provide you the basic foundations for every feature. However, we take most topics found in the manual and create a lesson from that providing a deeper explanation and actual demonstrations which provide the most effective learning and engaging experience. Video training for people who learn better visually or through audio will likely enjoy the experience of a course like this more than reading the manual. Besides providing demonstrations of the topics, additional perspective and opinion are added throughout the lessons providing the student with practical knowledge and understanding of a given feature from a musician's perspective.

  • How is the course different (or better) than what I can already get on YouTube for free?

    This question always comes down to personal opinion but I'll share my feelings on this topic because as a consumer, I often ask myself the very same question. 1) Most of the content on this course is not available anywhere on YouTube including the MyKeysToMusic channel. 2) YouTube is typically riddled with ads. It can be quite disruptive to have the learning experience interrupted with an Ad. This course features no such ads while watching the lessons. Of course, you can purchase YouTube Red and avoid the ads but that also requires a regular monthly investment. 3) Focused Learning Experience: YouTube is the "wild west" of learning. You may be lucky to find a YouTube "playlist" where you have a beginning and end to a given topic, but here again, most channel creators will sprinkle additional "fluff" throughout a video for marketing purposes like asking for subscribers, thanking the audience, providing updates and all those things that have nothing to do with an actual lesson. I'm very guilty of this on my channel as well. That's just a necessary thing as a YouTube creator. 4) Using a course engine like this allows the instructor to provide "edits" to videos easily as things change or improve. With YouTube, there is no way to replace a given video. All you can do is completely delete a video and replace it with a new one. This breaks everyone's reference to it and shared links. So YouTube is not really an ideal platform to provide a proper training course. That is the primary reason a course like this exists. I want to provide the very best and most enjoyable experience for the person learning the Nord Wave 2. You are paying for the "environment" (platform) as much as you are paying for the content.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Yes! As a student, you can ask questions directly via email or post a discussion in the course. That's another reason for a course like this. As the YouTube channel grows, it allows me to prioritize comments and questions for paying students over non paying participants on YouTube.


5 star rating

Amazing course!

Frederic Ruckert

An amazing course to get the best out of the NORD keyboards!!! I already finished the Stage3 course and the course for the NORD sound manager. All of them had been great and easy to learn!

An amazing course to get the best out of the NORD keyboards!!! I already finished the Stage3 course and the course for the NORD sound manager. All of them had been great and easy to learn!

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5 star rating

Very Good information!

Achim Fuchs

Very Good information, logical structure, and good to understand.

Very Good information, logical structure, and good to understand.

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