Clavia NL2xR AudioUnit & VST Librarian Editor Plug-in

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Clavia NL2xR is an AudioUnit and VST Editor / Librarian plug-in to control Clavia Nord 1, Nord 2 and Nord 2X hardware synthesizer right from your DAW.


Mac and PC demo available – 32-bit installers further below!

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Clavia NL2xR AudioUnit & VST Librarian Editor Plug-in, perfect companion for Nord 1, 2 and 2X synthesizer. Faster control and automation access than ever, NL2xR takes your Nord Lead / Nord Rack 1,2 & 2X into a whole new level in the game! Control the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins. Connect your Hardware seamlessly into your DAW. NL2xR will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your Nord Lead automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your synth. You can run our plugin in Mac AudioUnit & VST format and PC VST format (both 32 & 64bit).

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with NL2xR plugin and Nord Lead / Rack. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches & make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more external applications for saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control Clavia Nord 1,2 & 2X synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Store any Nord Lead / Rack compatible (1,2 &2X) soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Setting everything up

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow these steps and you can’t go wrong :-) Check user manual for more instructions!

DAW settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our NL2xR Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your Nord 1, 2 or 2X is connected.
  • Choose your Nord Model from the top left corner.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your Nord 1, 2 or 2X synth.

Synthesizer settings:

  • Fire up your Nord.
  • Enter Performance Mode.
  • Choose MIDI channels per part.
  • NL2: Make sure Global MIDI channel is 5.
  • NL2X: Make sure Global MIDI channel is 16.
  • Enable Program Changes
  • Enable Control Changes.
  • Nord Lead / Rack (1,2 or 2X) is now ready to communicate with our plugin.

Simple filter (transform element) used inside Logic Pro to let notes pass thru into your DAW from Nord Lead 2 keyboard.

Knowing the interface – Clavia NL2xR Editor & Librarian Plugin

  1. Select MIDI input and output where your hardware is connected at.
  2. Show and hide Performance Settings.
  3. Choose SLOT and GLOBAL / LINK channel.
  4. Randomize currently selected SLOT patch.
  5. Toggle on to make hardware follow plug-in SLOT changes.
  6. SLOT selector. You can choose up to 4 unique sounds per performance.
  7. Name display! Yes, you can name your presets to easier recall.
  8. Select presets from plug-in librarian when toggling presets from hardware.
  9. Open librarian view to manage your presets and performances.
  10. Velocity / Morph map view.
  11. Model Selector: Choose Nord Lead 1, Nord Lead 2 or Nord Lead 2X which corresponds to your hardware.

Download, Setup & Register

Hardware & Software Settings

Using the librarian

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DAW Compatibility

Apple Logic Pro

Mac OS X 10.6 and UP

AudioUnit for Apple Logic Pro. Tested in Logic Pro 7, 9 and 10. Works in older version as well.

Steinberg Cubase

Mac OS X and Windows

VSTi for Steinberg Cubase. Tested in Cubase 5 and 7. Works in older version as well.

Ableton Live

Mac OS X and Windows

AudioUnit and VSTi for Ableton Live. Tested in Live 9. Works in older version as well.

Imageline Fruity Loops

Windows XP and UP

VSTi for Imageline Fruity Loops. Tested in Fruity Loops 10. Works in older version as well.

… and others as well. Download the demo to see if it works for you. If it does not work, leave us a message and we will review it.

Demo Downloads

Our demo downloads public, so there are no strings attached when you want to try the demo. Just give it a go from the links below!

Demo limitations:

  • Not possible to automate
  • Total Recall not enabled
  • Librarian functions are limited
  • Not possible to register



OS X 32-bit

OS X 64-bit


Windows 32-bit

Windows 64-bit

Availability, Pricing and Current Version

NL2xR Editor & Librarian comes down with a very good price. This price includes support for lifetime! :-)

Pricing: 49.95 EUR (+ VAT for EU customers) – Lifetime free updates & support!
Availability: NOW !!
Current version: Check from DEMO downloads above

Full version downloads for registered owners: Downloads

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This package includes “Clavia / Discovery Northern Lights” soundset so don’t add it to your cart

Clavia Nord Lead / Nord Lead 2 / Nord Lead 2X is a trademark of Clavia DMI AB.

Detailed Specifications

What you can do with our plugin and what you can not do. Please read through the list and try the demo before you buy.

What our plugin can do:

  • Control your Clavia Nord 1, 2 or 2X hardware synthesizer from your DAW over MIDI.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from our plug-in.
  • We added a bit more than 1000 parameters to the plugin (4 parts) so the sound editing should be painless and quick task.
  • Automate almost every CC parameter in your DAW.
  • Easier to handle automations than trying to remember hundreds of #CC’s.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • Changing part from plugin changes part in hardware if function switched on.
  • Mute, adjust levels, panning, outputs and such from the plugin, per channel.
  • Parameters that are available for automation will be listed on your DAW. (Ableton Live sees our parameters, when parameter is touched).
  • Total Recall of the sounds used up on project reload.
  • All of the current parameters from the plugin will be sent to the hardwares temp memory up on project reload!
  • Time saver when thinking about storing, naming and loading data from multiple hardwares per project.
  • Plugin reacts to hardware knob movements and displays knob, menu and button values within the plugin display.
  • Nord model selector in “main view” allows to show the parameters which are available to your Nord model.
  • Store banks to your Nord from the librarian.
  • Store patches to your Nord from the librarian.
  • Request banks from your Nord to the librarian.
  • Request patches from your Nord to the librarian.
  • Store requested or modified bank data to your own library (on your HDD).
  • View & edit patch name in plug-in interface.
  • Librarian supports MIDI and SysEx soundset formats across all Nord 1-2X models.
  • Select next or previous librarian patch from hardware.
  • Select next or previous hardware patch from librarian.
  • Move patches from one bank to another and save as you like.
  • You can send patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • Download and import all of the Nord soundsets in one folder for quick access through the plugin.
  • Each part can have its own patch.
  • Each part patch name can be set from the plugin window.
  • Each part has its own parameters which you can automate from your DAW.

What our plugin can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer ;-)

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Since our plugin is designed to work on multiple platforms and operation systems, here is a short cut-down list of the differences between Windows and Mac OS X architecture.

Windows limitations

Since Windows platform CAN NOT share resources between applications, it is important that you disable the MIDI input and output from your DAWs settings which you are intending to use with our plugin. If you leave the port open, our plugin will see it and once you click to use it, it WILL crash your DAW and you will lose your data. Read our step-by-step instructions to get everything working properly!

Mac OS X limitations

Since Mac OS X works “out from the box” with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).


What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music NL2xR Editor & Librarian plugin for Mac OS X and Windows platforms.
  • AudioUnit and VSTi included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from “My Account” page after purchase.
  • Lifetime free updates and free support!
  • Mystery Islands Music “Northern Lights” Soundset included.
  • Nord Lead 2X Factory Soundsets included.
  • Based on the amount you have purchased products from us, we will send you a coupon towards next purchase(s).

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Our plug-ins are made for Musicians, producers, live artists & sound designers BY musicians. Actually, there is no who as you decide if you want to use it or not. As we are musicians, we know what we need in our daily basis to make music faster, be more creative and to get our “mind” work with the modern way = AudioUnit & VSTi plug-ins. We try to develop our software for you as well, but we can’t please everyone thats for sure. We are not working for any of the companies we develop our Librarian / Editor plug-ins for. We build our product for ourselves and for you :) Here is a example to show how our plug-in will help your day!

Any kind of studio / live setup:

Hardware synthesizer MIDI interface Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

• You produce music for yourself, or with a client and you want a quick access to your hardware synth sounds.
• Your clients get the impression that your gear is professional when you load in the plug-in and start to tweak it.
• You can easily edit sounds straight from the plug-in interface without going to actual hardware and dive thru the silly menus to get what you want.
• Small or large session in your DAW -> our plug-in synchronizes your hardware synth with the data saved in your project.
• No more hassle with the hardware synth banks and patches when you open a project, a time saver!
• Organize, build, edit, load and save banks within one window. This helps you to build your favorite banks in seconds!
• You still love to work “hands on” with your hardware, no problem! Just tweak the knob, dive the menus or what ever you do, you can see the changes in your plug-in window as well. When you hit Save in your session, all of the data received will be saved.
• Automate parameters quickly in your DAW without the need of remembering 100′s of #CC numbers for each synth.
• Store your favorite sounds to your hardware synth so you can quickly access them on stage.

Complete change log can be found here:

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