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Korg nanoKONTROL MIDI Controller - Black

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The Korg nanoKONTROL is a USB-powered slim-line MIDI controller from the nanoSERIES. It's so small you can put it on your workstation, in front of your laptop, on a recording console, or anywhere else... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Korg nanoKONTROL is a USB-powered slim-line MIDI controller from the nanoSERIES. It's so small you can put it on your workstation, in front of your laptop, on a recording console, or anywhere else you need versatile control over your DAW, virtual instrument, effect, or DJ software.

Despite its small size, this MIDI controller goes big when it comes to functionality. Its intuitive layout provides extremely easy operation for any user. The Korg nanoKONTROL offers 9 faders, 9 knobs, and 18 switches, plus a full transport section for expansive control. It also features a note input mode to help you lay down your next big groove.

Even if the Korg nanoKONTROL MIDI controller is your first foray into MIDI control, be assured that you'll be able to get connected to software quickly. The nanoKONTROL includes a discount coupon for Ableton Live LE software. What's more, you get a free downloadable Editor/Librarian to help you create setups to suit your specific control needs.


9 knobs
9 sliders
18 buttons
Transport buttons: REW/PLAY/FF/LOOP/STOP/REC
SCENE buttons (SCENE 1-4)

4 user scene memories
mini-USB connection
USB bus powered
USB cable included
Free downloadable Editor/Librarian to help control needs
Dimensions: 12.60"W x 1.16"H x 3.23"D
Weight: 0.64lb.
USB bus power consumption: less than 100 mA

System Requirements
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9, or Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with powerPC supported

Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista (Intel USB chipset recommended)
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USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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KorgnanoKONTROL MIDI Controller - Black

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Worth Every Penny

By Sina Siadat

from Mission Viejo, California

Comments about Korg nanoKONTROL MIDI Controller - Black:

Small and compact... yet built solid and sturdy. This thing is a ultra portable solution to midi controlling. Korg could get away with charching more.. but im glad they didnt. Ide recommend buying all three controllers in this series. They are plug and play and the software to setup the controllers is easily downloaded off the korg site.... all the latest musical softwares pick it up (ableton, torq, FL Studio, Traktor.. etc) With the 4 seperate scenes, you get a huge multitude of midi control packed in this thing. GET ITTT!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Nice little controller.... issues with Ableton

By AudioRuso

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Korg nanoKONTROL MIDI Controller - Black:

So over all this is a great little controller, especially for the price. The drivers installed just fine without any issues, it works without having to install any drivers under vista. Got this working just fine with XP, Vista, Vista X64. Having four scenes is a big advantage.. for those of you who don't know what that means: With a press of a button you can switch between four COMPLETELY different layouts (where every knob and slider's functions change) so really it's like having four of these controllers side by side. The editor was a bit fishy and a bit poorly designed but because it's really something that is rarely used, it's not that big of a deal... Here's the biggy: I still cannot get it to work with ableton live properly.... particularly the transport section (play stop forward back record and loop)..... Straight out of the box without trying to tweak anything the buttons trigger the command TWICE! Once upon the press of the button, and once from the release..... After some tweaking around in the editor the best I could come up with is getting the to trigger once BUT ONLY on the release..... so if you're playing a live set and you want to stop it to get fx trail and then play again in one fluid motion, it's very challenging because there's a small delay.... I don't think I'm missing anything... I'm very experienced in midi and tried everything I could think of...

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


controller is solid, setup a little complicated

By Larry Kyrala

from Cambridge, MA

Comments about Korg nanoKONTROL MIDI Controller - Black:

the transport on this controller is excellent. I didn't have any problems getting it to work with ABLive, however by default the scenes map differently than I expected. Not a big deal, but be prepared to take a bit more time to configure this and get it working than other controllers in the nano series. Once mapped, it really hums, the scene controls let you fine tune filter and patch blocks in ABLive and then quickly switch to mastering volume and pan on your tracks. Very nice, and as always, very small! If you need to take your setup with you, or have limited space, this is a really good idea. The one thing I'd like to see is Korg come out with short cables or some kind of daisy chain, so that you could lay all 3 nanos out without a lot of cable fuss. The nanoHUB lets you plug all these in at once.

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