The nanoKONTROL is part of Korg's nanoSERIES USB powered slimline MIDI controllers; so small you can put them on your workstation, in front of your laptop, on a recording console, or anywhere else you... Read More
The nanoKONTROL is part of Korg's nanoSERIES USB powered slimline MIDI controllers; so small you can put them 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 it's small size, this MIDI controller goes big when it comes to functionality. It's 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 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.
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Why the bad review? Well here goes. First off; This item comes with NO software. You must go online to download the drivers and software. Maybe I'm weird or whatever, but I prefer having a disc with the drivers and other software already included. But I was able to download the software successfully. Only took a couple of tries. Now here's my biggest gripe; They tout this controller to be compatible with most DAW's. This is so not true! It has set-ups and scenes for only several popular DAW's, but not any of the one's I own. I use Samplitude and one I rarely use, Cubase LE 5. I'm sure you're happy if this controller does indeed work with your particular DAW. My Samplitude DAW works with about everything. Just to give some examples, it works with an ESI multi-channel sound card, most all VST's, M-Audio Oxygen key board, Mackie HUI, JICooper and other software. Mackie/HUI is kind of a standard. It is also compatible with Behringer controllers. Both the BCR2000 and the FCR2000. Behringer was even nice enough to send me set-up software that was mapped for Samplitude. The main reason I bought this controller was to control the mixer in my DAW. For the midi controls on my keyboard I just use the software already in the DAW. There is no "learn function" in the Korg. My suggestion is this, go to Korg's site first and check out the software before you purchase. If your DAW isn't on the list, it probably won't work for you. Or, you can check out an "iCON" controller similar to this one with an added feature, a small joystick! Plus it looks more professional (black). It also come with software. It is a bit more expensive, but not a lot. It's relatively new and may be hard to find in the US. Guitar Center should check this out. They can be found online and are very popular in Europe and the UK. I've posted a lot of reviews over the years, and this is the first review I have to give an "epic fail" on. I'm not out much money, so it's not a big deal. I almost always read reviews before making a purchase. And I feel it my duty to also give my opinion to help others make a decision. Good luck, hope you get the device that you'll be happy with.
I have been making electronic music for a couple of years now and have used programs from FL Studio to Reason and now I am working with Ableton Live. I figured I needed to learn how to use actual faders and knobs eventually so I picked up a Korg nanoKONTROL and let me just say it is great. So far it has worked perfectly for me and is really great in helping me learn how to tweak the settings in a live situation. The only problem I ran into was setting the drivers up but it was quickly solved after a Google search.
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