To control Omnisphere using the Nord Lead 4, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Connect the Nord Lead 4 to your computer via USB.

  • Set up the front panel controls to send MIDI.

  • Enable the Nord Lead 4 as a MIDI input device to Omnisphere in the host software you’re using (DAW, Standalone, etc.).

  • Activate the Nord Lead 4 Hardware Profile in Omnisphere 2.6 or higher.


If you’re using a Windows system, download and install the current Clavia MIDI Driver from the Nord webpage here.

  • Enter MIDI Mode by holding down the SHIFT button and select the MIDI button in the PROGRAM section.
  • Scroll the Program Dial until the display reads “3.”
  • Holding down SHIFT, turn the Program Dial until the display reads “3.Sr” (for Send Receive).


Open your host (DAW, Standalone, etc.) and make sure the Nord Lead 4 is enabled as the MIDI input.

Omnisphere Standalone Pro Tools


Open Omnisphere and from the header, select the HW menu button:

From the drop-down menu, select “Nord>Nord Lead 4” to activate that hardware profile.

Unassigned Controls

The following Nord Lead 4 controls have no effect on Omnisphere:

  • Master Level
  • Morph and Impulse Morph controls


Not working? Here are some things to try: 

  • Is your host receiving MIDI from the Nord Lead 4?
  • Have you attempted to use the Nord Lead 4’s MIDI connection instead of the USB port?
  • If you are using the Omnisphere standalone host, make sure the MIDI output channel of the Nord Lead 4 matches the MIDI channel of the Omnisphere Part you want to control.
  • Make sure your DAW is configured to correctly route the MIDI output of the Nord Lead 4 to the MIDI channel assigned to the desired Part in Omnisphere.


Still not working? More questions?

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