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Korg nanoKEY2 Slim-Line USB Keyboard in White
- 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!
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Korg nanoKONTROL 2
Convenient, compact control surface, with easy setup for immediate use
In a body proportioned to fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer, the nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers you need to control your music software. The nanoKONTROL2 also features a dedicated transport control section. The buttons have been carefully selected to be useful with your software, ensuring simple and intuitive control. Many software titles – including major DAW programs – are supported, dramatically reducing the need to make complicated connection settings.
Complete control for your DAW or software synthesizer
A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. This arrangement is a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels. There's also a marker button, making it easy to assign marks at important points in your song for more efficient recording and song production.
- Low-profile, multi-function control surface
- New track select and marker advance parameters
- 8 Channels; each with three buttons, one fader, and one knob
- Dedicated transport control section
- Supports numerous software titles including major DAW programs
Complete control for your DAW or software synthesizer
A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. This arrangement is a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels.
USB power for an uncluttered setup
Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoKONTROL2, 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.
Korg Kontrol Editor software
The nanoKONTROL2 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. For example, the minimum and maximum values for each control change message can be specified.
Korg nanoPAD 2
Sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response, delivering drum parts that are full of life. Four switchable scenes deliver 64 different pad assignments. The X-Y pad can control multiple synthesizer parameters. Use the new "Touch Scale" function to intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad. Simply select one of sixteen different scales, specify the root key and note range to match your song.
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The nanoKEY2 features an advanced and up-to-date design. By combining the great-feeling “touch” that Korg has developed for its professional MIDI keyboards and the low-profile “thinness” of recent computer keyboard innovations, the nanoKEY2 provides a superior keyboard response for its class and size. It's designed with ample key width and plenty of space between the keys, reducing the chances of a wrong note. The touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned, as only a manufacturer with Korg's track record and know-how can, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software. The Octave Shift buttons – borrowed from Korg's MIDI controllers – allow the overall pitch to be shifted four levels, either UP or DOWN, in octave increments. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch Bend buttons, a Modulation button, and a Sustain button – one that's indispensible for piano or electric piano performance. For each of these buttons, the on/off switching speed can be specified over four levels (using the Korg Kontrol Editor), ensuring the smooth changes that are appropriate for your performance. The nanoKEY2 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; specify the control change messages transmitted by the modulation button and the sustain button. Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoKEY2, 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.
Top Customer Reviews
For professional use, you could definitely do better, but if you're a professional, you should probably be looking to invest in things with a meatier price tag anyways. For casual, on-the-go musicians, this midi controller is fantastic. The buttons are plastic-y with not as much weighted-ness as someone who plays piano or even a cheap keyboard may be used to, but they are velocity sensitive, so once you do get the hang of it, it works like a charm.
What surprised me was just how responsive the keyboard was. I do some casual music production on Pro Tools, Logic, and (occasionally, sacrelig, I know) Garageband and sometimes am too lazy to bring out the drum pad. Usually, even with other decent midi controllers (I have the Roland AX-09) there's the occasional lag when it comes to rhythmic tracks, but I so far have noticed close to zero lag with this thing.
Overall, I would recommend this to both the pro, the home producer, and the casual Garagebander. There are better controllers out there, no doubt, but for this price-quality ratio... I doubt.
Bought the Korg Nano pad II, to help out with my DJ'ing, I also run the Hercules 4mx controller with VDJ 8-Pro, and the Nano pad needed to be re-mapped, after a Skype call and talking with the fellas @ auto mix Products, we both worked on the Mapping code, and even re wrote some of it, the Nano Pad II works floorlessly. After a few tweak's, we even got the X/y pad to effect the deepness and width of Whatever effect, Via re-mapping the P1 and P2 controls, Also Note that the Nano pad II also has a "Scene button", so infact, you have 16x4 banks (of pads) that you also can re-map to whatever you need to EG trigger off Loops, Cue points, Samples EfX etc, whatever you wanna re-map.
It is a solid unit and the price was right, however, none of the pads have back lit LED's, So you really got to watch the screen to see whats triggered when you fire things off, Hopefully the Korg Nano pad III will have back lit LED's built into the pads... Nano pad 3 ideas fellas...
You also need to set Limits on the P1 and P2 controls, or they will go out of Range, and then you run into audio issues. the Nano pad II has 6 padded feet on the bottom so it don't Slip n slide all over the place.
The Nano pad II is only about:
1/2 inch tall
by:12 inch and: 7/8th Long
by: 3 inch: 3/8th Wide, so it is very compact indeed ;)
I also stuck clear tape over the pads so i can mark what they are used for that way, the tape can be removed and no INK makes left behind also did the same as a separator if you look at my pic below, you will see a Black Line right in the middle, one part controls the "whatever effects" for deck "A" while the other half controls "whatever effects" for Deck "B"
all in all i give this unit a 8/10, if the back lit LED's in the pads, I wold give it a 10/10.
NOTE I have set the Nano pad up and it works with VDJ 8 Pro, I do not "own any other DJ Programs such as Traktor" so please don't ask for the code sorry, However I do have the code for VDJ 8-Pro.
1. Small and compact. Works off USB with low consumption Power.
2. Use's USB "A"-mini connection.
3. Has X/Y pad to control the P1 and P2 controls.
4. Has 16 pads laid out, that can expand to 64 pads via the Scenes,
5. Light weight.
7. LED Status light.
8. includes the USB Cable.
9. Super fast delivery. no dings scratches or banged up A+++.
10. Works with VDJ 8-Pro. (so I am happy)
11. Downloadable software to test out the pad. its very Basic.
1. No Back Lit LED's in the Pads so you have to watch the monitor for whatever effects you use as long as you map it.
2. Background lettering that's molded into the unit is hard to Read White on White? really duh.
3. * Mono color LED's RED (Scene's) and 1 Status LED White, not sure if that's a con or pro yet...
Note: Mapping is a bit tedious however, I did find a Map App (if you will) midi mapping app, that allows you to see the Nano pads code in action and you can Build your map out the way you like it. Google "Midi Trace" it will work for almost anything Midi/USB.
Before doing any work, for installing the Nano pad, you need to instal its "Driver" for the Korg Nano pad II, and get it recognized by your system first.
Thank you and enjoy
This thing works like a charm...
Just plug it in, let it install the drivers, open up your DAW software go to your MIDI settings and enable.
It comes supplied with additional software that will get you up and running. I haven't personally taken the time to check it all out, but I'm sure it's pretty good.
I use open source software called "LMMS" and it works perfectly - sustain, pitch change, octaves, pressure velocity/sensitivity all work flawless. However, mod seems to not do anything at the moment - probably just have to tweak a setting to get it to work
Since I couldn't find any instructions on connecting this device with LMMS throughout these reviews I'll take a moment to guide you through it.
To hook it up in LMMS follow these steps:
1. Connect your nanoKEY2 to your computer (white light will indicate it's on)
2. Open LMMS
3. Drag an instrument sound over to either "Song-Editor" or "Bassline-Editor" (either one works fine)
4. Click the little gear wheel on the far left (when hovering it will say "Actions for this track")
5. Click the gear wheel > MIDI > INPUT > nanoKEY2 midi controller device
Hope this helped and saves you any hassles :)
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