Submitted July 17, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"Flexibility and freedom, for hands on musicians with limited space."
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I'll probably end up buying the whole line eventually, i'll treat them nice. I like it because it works perfectly without getting in the way. the layout is simple and attractive. And it came in black.
It makes no sound itself, as that is the intent, it works very perfectly.
Setup disc is simple. Configuration utility is excellent. The included synths are very limited and still require elaborate online registration and authorization even though serial numbers are provided.
Ease of Use
All the functions are able to be modified using the included Kontrol Editor, cc#, toggle vs momentary, enable/disable, upper/lower values. custom setups can be saved and recalled from file. the LED function can be disabled if you don't need flashy feedback.
Built to last. Very tight construction. Rubberized buttons are responsive and the knobs and faders are smooth. The bottom has rubber pads to keep it from sliding around.
A very well executed product. Mature feel, not like a toy. what more can i say, I'm really impressed so far. Amazing quality for the price. The flexibility of expanding to multiple controllers is a great concept. I've had no annoyances yet.
The Wow Factor
Allows a flexible workspace. Everyone has a different style of workflow, and the freedom to choose which controller and where it will fit in is the big creative and ergonomic strength in this product line. Maybe the next version could choose to function wirelessly. The only tweaky little thing is the potential addition of an auto-configuration based on software i'm using. Like the Belkin Nostromo gaming controller. Korg could even update the Kontrol utility allowing it to perform custom keystrokes, this would liberate it from just music software.
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