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Korg nanoKONTROL USB MIDI Controller

Choose from 168 different MIDI controls with this super-compact, super-affordable controller from Korg. (16) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Meet the most compact family of USB-MIDI controllers ever! Introducing the new Korg nanoSERIES USB powered slim-line 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.

The Most Expansive Array of Controls For Its Size

The nanoKONTROL features a plethora of controllers to help you get the most control out of your software for the size and money. nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches and a full transport section. For each of the four programmable scenes the nanoKONTROL offers, you can set the controllers any way you need them. That means that you can transmit a total of 168 different MIDI CC (Control Change) messages, as well as MIDI notes with the switches. The six transport buttons can each transmit either MIDI CC messages or MMC messages to control functions such as: start, stop, loop, or record on your DAW software.

Imagine taking full control of your software - transport, a full track's worth of faders, pans and mutes - or how about precise dedicated control over the many parameters of software synths, samplers or virtual drum machines. It's all possible with the nanoKONTROL.

To add to the nanoKONTROL's flexibility, an attack and decay time can be specified for the eighteen switches. This allows you to smoothly feed controller messages into parameters such as wet/dry levels for an effect, a filter for a synth, or a volume fader for that perfect fade.

By using the "KORG KONTROL Editor" (downloadable free of charge from the Korg website) you can customize the nanoKONTROL to your fit your control needs. It offers full access to the entire control surface for each of the four available scenes.

nanoSERIES

Despite their small size, all three controllers go HUGE when it comes to functionality, yet their intuitive layouts provide extremely easy operation for any user. The nanoKEY features a great-feeling 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard that's ideal for song production. The keys can also be set to send MIDI control data, further expanding its power. The nanoPAD features 12 highly responsive trigger pads, also capable of sending both notes and MIDI control data, plus an X-Y pad with roll and flam functions giving you a unique interface for realistic drum programming. The nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs and 18 switches plus a full transport section for expansive control; plus it features a note input mode to help you lay down your next big groove!

What's a Controller Without Software

Even if the Korg nanoSERIES controllers are your first foray into MIDI control, you can rest assured that you'll be able to get connected to software quickly. The 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. The nanoKONTROL includes a discount coupon for Ableton Live LE software. What's more; a free downloadable Editor/Librarian will help you create setups to suit your specific control needs in all three models.

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Specifications
Controllers:
- 9 knobs
- 9 sliders
- 18 buttons
- Transport buttons: REW/PLAY/FF/LOOP/STOP/REC; SCENE buttons (SCENE 1-4)
- Memory: 4 user scene memories
- Connections: mini-USB
- Power: USB bus power

Power Consumptions:
- USB bus power: less than 100 mA

Others:
- Dimensions: 320(W) x 82(D) x 29.5(H) mm/ 12.60"(W) x 3.23"(D) x 1.16"(H)
- Weight: 290g/ 0.64lbs.
- Accessories: USB cable

System Requirements
Macintosh:
- 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

Windows:
- 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)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6800
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (16 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"The best $60 a Laptop DJ or Producer can spend! PERIOD!!!"
Sound: This is the best $60 a Laptop DJ or Producer can spend. This thing rocks, feels solid and despite small size is easy to use. The multiple (4) scenes make this thing remarkably extensible. I have had other midi controllers that cost much more and were less usable. Works great with Ableton Live and Traktor Pro. Feature: Layout is easy to use and parts do not feel cheap. Ease of Use: Could not be simpler. Quality: For $60 bucks it is unbeatable. Value: UNBEATABLE!!! Manufacturer Support: Not much to support but Korg has a nice editor available for download. The Wow Factor: Laptop users MUST HAVE THIS!!! Mobile creativity at its finest. Overall: I plan to buy another to add to my performance set up.
Style of Music: House
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Kontrolling my software is more fun with MIDI controllers"
Sound: This is a MIDI controller. It has no sound input or output, just controls the software. It doesn't make any unnecessary noise either. No buzzing or humming or anything. Which is good. Feature: The extra stuff is definitely needed seeing as how you will need some kind of music software, which Ableton is a great choice and the Korg editor is very necessary since your software might not match up as easily as expected (mine was fine though) and so you can edit the other functions on the scenes. The USB cable isn't too short either like a lot of other brands would make. Ease of Use: I plugged mine right in and opened Ableton and started assigning MIDI. The only flaw in this isn't really in Korgs part, but you have to make a template if you want the same controls every time. It does not automap to your software. Quality: While I wouldn't say it's a piece of junk, I would have to say I am a little disappointed with the quality of the product. It's thin plastic and it feels like if it was dropped at all, it would be ruined. Compare the KORG Kontrol products to the the new AKAI pro laptop products and you'll see what I mean. For the price and the only mixer this small though, can't complain. Value: Since AKAI didn't make a mixer version yet, this is the best out there. I would probably pay more for it too. I think I got a pretty darn good deal :) Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed support, so I can't tell about this one but since I didn't need it, 10 stars The Wow Factor: The black looks best with most things. The white would go good with a Mac setup I suppose though. It's not an ugly toy, it's a decently good looking device. In my opinion for it to be sexy, it would need LEDs next to the faders. That would be awesome. Not bad to look at though. Overall: No complaints here. When I upgrade, I will got for something a lot better. Maybe the Behringer BCF2000. Until then, KORG did an amazing job giving people who are just starting a chance to learn and save some money
Style of Music: Industrial, Rock
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