Korg NanoKontrol2 Reviews
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-... read more
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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?
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.
part of korgs disposable midi controller line
this thing works when u connect it to your daw etc as any blank midi surface would yada yada yada. the sliders are gonna fall off. That's the thing with this unit. all those pictures of pros using it you can see its missing sliders. That's because they're literally set into place. there's nothing holding them in place. i moved from texas to colorado and back and i have literally 2 sliders left and all my other gear is in fantastic like new condition. If only korg sold replacement sliders then maybe id be a bit more lenient but they dont at least last time i checked.