Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black  

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This black version of the nanoPAD 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... Read More

Overview

This black version of the nanoPAD 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 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 nanoPAD features 12 highly responsive trigger pads capable of sending both notes and MIDI control data, plus an X-Y pad with roll and flam functions to give you a unique interface for realistic drum programming.

Even if the Korg nanoPAD MIDI controller is your first foray into MIDI control, you can rest assured that you'll be able to get connected to software quickly. The Korg nanoPAD comes complete with a download code for Toontrack's EZDrummer Lite, offering super-realistic, highly responsive drums in a convenient plug-in, plus you can upgrade to the full version of EZDrummer for a special price. You also get a free downloadable Editor/Librarian to help you create setups to suit your specific control needs.

Features
  • Controllers
  • 12 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves
  • X/Y pad
  • ROLL button
  • FLAM button
  • HOLD button
  • SCENE buttons (SCENE 1-4)
  • 4 user scene memories
  • mini-USB connections
  • USB bus powered
  • Comes with USB cable
Specifications
  • USB bus power consumption: less than 100 mA
    Dimensions: 12.60"W x 00.65"H x 3.23"D
    Weight: 0.73lb.

    System Requirements
    Mac:
    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

    Win:
    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)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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KorgnanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black
 
2.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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Just what I needed.

I'm very pleased with what I received with this little device. One would think that for 60 bucks it would be a pile of junk. Not so, actually. I find it more solid...Read complete review

I'm very pleased with what I received with this little device. One would think that for 60 bucks it would be a pile of junk. Not so, actually. I find it more solid and quality feeling than the Akai MPD16 (which this pad set is replacing). The pads are soft, but can take a hit. The X-Y pad has a lot of possible uses, and the downloadable editor gives you VERY deep editing capabilities, including stuff you can't do to the padCONTROL. I use it primarily for drum tracks through Session Drummer (it comes with a serial for EZdrummer Lite, but I didn't like it). It's worth three times what I paid for it, easily.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seems to have quality problems, I'll be returning this

I loved this in the store and was excited to get it home but just about to return this. I'm using with latest Mac OS X (Snowleopard) , and Garageband, downloaded the drivers...Read complete review

I loved this in the store and was excited to get it home but just about to return this. I'm using with latest Mac OS X (Snowleopard) , and Garageband, downloaded the drivers and etc. It "works" but half the pads are responding intermittently, the downloaded software doesn't work at all on the OS I have. Updated the USB cable etc. I should have had an inkling when the USB connection on the 1st unit demo'ed at the store was flaky. So all in all, an evening wasted I think is more than enough, and I'll take it back. I'm not sure whether it's hardware/software /OS/cable whatever, but the total experience was not a good one, a pity...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worked fine, until it didn't...

By Bob Knight

from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

Bought my nanoPAD last January and used it for about a month. Went through a dry spell, and then recently decided to try doing some MIDI programming. I found that when I tryed to use it again, the pads were unresponsive. Did all the driver stuff (I'm a techie), tried it on 2 machines at home and a non-PC Mac (a product similar to a computer) at my local GC, and it became obvious - somehow during the intervening months, the nano died. There is one silver lining to the story (hence the two stars) - the woman who took care of my issue at KORG USA was exceedingly helpful, and according to her, a replacement is on the way. Anybody want to buy a NIB nanoPAD?

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor Service

By Anonymous

from NY

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

While I still feel that this pad has potential, aside from apparent quality issues, Guitar Center sold me this as "New", not "Blemished", and was clearly used/broken. The drive to Guitar Center was 2h one way and to say that my experience was unpleasant would be an understatement. I'm going to have to drive all the way back, 4+hours, and exchange this for a working one (which they now only have white of in stock). If you buy this, OPEN IT in the store!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

great design, lousy product

By drumjazz

from durham, nc

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

This is a pretty cool idea that just isn't built well. This is my third try with this thing, and this one has bad, non-functioning pads, too. Unfortunate, since Korg has usually built extremely good products. The editing software that you must download from the website worked fine, BTW.

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4.0

decent and portable

By Larry Kyrala

from Cambridge, MA

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

as with all of the nano series, portability is the key feature. The pads are solid to the touch, it may be hard to get dynamic range out of them compared to larger drum machines, but it's decent considering the profile size. The 2-axis touch pad could be a bit better in my opinion. I had some issues with jitter and jumping while trying to map this control to a filter in ABLive, but I didn't go into it too deeply, maybe there is a calibration mode I haven't found in the software? Everything else was great out of the box!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What I was looking for

By Fretless Fingers aka Shawn Burrell

from Denver, Co

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

I spotted this little gem in a guitar center magazine/pamphlet in the mail. I found myself just daydreaming about it and doing reaserch on the brand and all the features. KORG has been around awhile and as far as a small lightweight cheap midi pad it is one of the few and best on the market. When I did finally get it home I found it to be pretty easy to setup and use within the first hour Although the software can be overwhelming to the un-expierenced a little tweaking can go a long way. The pads themselves are hard enough to keep in place and soft enough to keep your fingers on the strike. The x&y axis is a nice touch when using synths in your sequencer The main issues I find is the inability to match the roll and flam features to the songs current tempo, and the over sensitivity of the pads themselves. Many Reviews state issues with the pads breaking although I have had no such issues. Ive taken my set to peoples houses and struck these things far harder then necessary in the heat of the moment and have had my pads for well over 7-8 months with ought a shorts. There not perfect but are definitely worth the price point. I definitely recommend it but if you are looking for an alternative akai recently put out there own midi pad controller

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not too flexible, but does as stated

By Dj Windz One"

from San Diego, Ca

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

I had bought this bout a year ago. Had inkling of using it for gigs, and worked okay. Kind of weird lag happening, but nothing too much I can handle. Recently, it finally gave out. The 7-9 pads were unresponsive or double hit when I hit it just once. And pads 3-6 were only responsive if I hit the corners, no response when I hit the middle of the pad. I take good care of my equipment, but this is a real shame. Had REALLY high hopes for this one for production. I guess it can go into my ever growing pile of stuff that worked, but wasn't made right. I think I might invest in the mpd 18 for gigs now. . . .

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It's junk

By Drumjazz

from Durham, NC

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

I, too, bought and returned a couple of these. The pads go bad quickly - they stop triggering or trigger unreliably. I then waited several months in the hope the store would get rid of the bad batch. Bought another one, but it is garbage, too. This is really too bad, because Korg has usually been pretty reliable. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waist youn time !!!

By Adriano

from West Palm Beach, FL

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

The idea is great !!! Everything is great but the pads. I put everything working fine, easy to install, software is great. But after less then a hour pad 8 and 11 stop working. Next day I return it and got another one. Same thing. But this time was after minutes, pad 12 stop working. So, I just gave up and return it. I seems to me that they just put it back on the shelve.

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(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Seems to have quality problems, I'll be returning this

By Stephen

from oregon

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

I loved this in the store and was excited to get it home but just about to return this. I'm using with latest Mac OS X (Snowleopard) , and Garageband, downloaded the drivers and etc. It "works" but half the pads are responding intermittently, the downloaded software doesn't work at all on the OS I have. Updated the USB cable etc. I should have had an inkling when the USB connection on the 1st unit demo'ed at the store was flaky. So all in all, an evening wasted I think is more than enough, and I'll take it back. I'm not sure whether it's hardware/software /OS/cable whatever, but the total experience was not a good one, a pity...

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed.

By Jon R.

from Woodland, CA

Comments about Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller - Black:

I'm very pleased with what I received with this little device. One would think that for 60 bucks it would be a pile of junk. Not so, actually. I find it more solid and quality feeling than the Akai MPD16 (which this pad set is replacing). The pads are soft, but can take a hit. The X-Y pad has a lot of possible uses, and the downloadable editor gives you VERY deep editing capabilities, including stuff you can't do to the padCONTROL. I use it primarily for drum tracks through Session Drummer (it comes with a serial for EZdrummer Lite, but I didn't like it). It's worth three times what I paid for it, easily.

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