Ultra slim MIDI control surface.
Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the nanoPAD2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynami... read more
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Not the easiest thing to set up but it makes a tremendous improvement to your workflow.
It took a lot of searching online to find the proper drivers and more importantly, the initialization process in order to get this thing working as intended. That was a huge drawback but now that it's working with Ableton it makes things so much easier to deal with. Moving faders and knobs on screen is kind of a pain. The knobs, faders, and buttons makes the process much more natural and quick. Having transport controls, mute, arm, and solo buttons on the deck is a huge plus. It's small and light which makes it easy to transport. I dig it, a pain at first but it was worth the wait and work.
Bought this a few years ago. Back then, I did not have as much MIDI equipment as I have now, but I believed that it was handy to have some external transport buttons and mixer options.
Boy, did I make a wrong decision. Turned out I never used it.
I then got a Launchpad, because I was changing my workflow into live looping and performance/live mode. And then I realised the function and possibilities of this device.
I always take this with me, when I am mobile. Turning the launchpad in an instrument, and using the Korg to arm tracks and mixing volume, it's an excellent companion. ( I know, Launchpad arms tracks too, but having the Korg next to it, saves you from swapping pages on the launchpad. )
The knobs are not very sturdy. Some of them are very loose, and actually lost one fader knob already.
Does anyone know how to make the Korg Nanokontrol work with 3 Technics 1210 turntables via Traktor like Andy C? I have 3 decks but can't seem to get the controller to work properly. I can see Andy C has 3 banks lit up, I presume thats a bank to control each turntable??
Can anybody help?
Ultra slim MIDI control surface.
Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the nanoPAD2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynamic-sensing pads - as well as leaving room for the X-Y touchpad! The Korg nanoPAD2 does all this and more. In fact, there are four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad assignments.
Dynamic trigger pads capture all your performance nuances
The sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. By switching between the four scenes, you can experience 64 different pad assignments.
Create musical phrases using the X-Y touchpad, Touch Scale, and Gate Arp features
The X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new "Touch Scale" function lets you intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator. You can choose from sixteen different scales, and specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays within your song. The "Gate Arp" function, borrowed from the Kaossilator Pro, transmits note data based on tempo; Tap tempo and tempo sync are supported. Combined with the Touch Scale, the Gate Arp allows you to play tempo-synchronized phrases and rhythms simply by stroking the X-Y pad or playing the pads.
Korg Kontrol Editor software
The nanoPAD2 works with the "Korg Kontrol Editor" software - available free on the Korg website. Load it into your computer, and use it to make detailed customized settings. Choose from a total of four velocity settings: three velocity curves or fixed velocity. You can also specify note numbers, create user scales for the Touch Scale function, assign chords, assign control change messages, and save your settings.
USB power for an uncluttered setup
Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoPAD2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace.
- Low-profile, 25-key USB-MIDI keyboard, ideal for use with laptop and netbook computers
- Advanced-design keybed offers improved accuracy and velocity-sensitive keys
- Sustain button - ideal for entering piano parts