Korg nanoKONTROL

Korg nanoKONTROL

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nanoKONTROL, MIDI Console from Korg in the nano series.

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Korg nanoKONTROL tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: nanoKONTROL
  • Series: nano
  • Category: MIDI Consoles
  • Added in our database on: 04/30/2012

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Korg nanoKONTROL user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 17 reviews )
 6 reviews35 %
 5 reviews29 %
 1 user review6 %
 2 reviews12 %
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Audiofanzine FR11/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Korg nanoKONTROL
(Originally written by Iriebassman/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

I bought the Nano Kontrol yesterday.

Very light.
Faders are a bit soft, but switches are a bit tighter.
The provided cable is long enough.
The 6 rubber foots ensure a good stability.

It has 4 interesting layer modes. The 4th mode is the best for me because in all others modes a switch can control the mute function (for example) but the function will be deactivated as soon as you release the switch. It can be useful for some applications but it's a problem if you need latching switches...
But it seems that the KORG Kontrol Editor allows you to configure switch interaction more precisely. In Momentary mode, the transmitted value is "On" when you depress the switch and "Off" when you release it. In Toggle mode, when you depress once it's "On" if you depress it again then it's "Off".

The only problem is that the KORG Kontrol Editor will be available in November so I will have to be patient hoping it will work fine with Linux via Wine.

Speaking about Linux, the Nano Kontrol works perfectly with Ardour, Jack-Rack and every other Midi software that allows you to configure a hardware controller.

I'm very satisfied with it in my home studio and I think it will be easier to mix my songs with Ardour, given its customization possibilities.

Edit: Korg already released the KORG Kontrol Editor and I can tell you more about the product.
This compact controller is good... The software makes it entirely customizable. I think it's good that the presets are stored directly in the Nano Kontrol. In other words, once you configured the controller to meet your needs, you can write the parameter names on the unit, unplug it and then plug it again without losing your settings.
It's also possible to change the response of the switches (form MMC to note message). It gives you a wide range of possibilities.

And it works wonders with Linux using Wine and Midi. I'm pretty satisfied after several hours of use.

106jbs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Poorly designed!"

Korg nanoKONTROL

Small control surface that looks to me very nice. I want one! because one, it takes me one, two, I want to ruin me.

The install: my faith, one branch, everything is fine ... if you do not touch anything ...!

on the other hand, once you install the drivers, there begins the galley, the center of editing commands no longer recognizes the Korg, etc, etc .. until I noticed that on the AF forum My dear compatriots have all had the same problem, oufff!

Ableton: I'm not an engineer, but my little programming surface under Control live, as and development, looking for MIDI implementation, LOM API, I notice that the toggle mode is not worth much s' it is impossible to control the LED buttons / pads. In short, it can be annoying if the buttons on and off and it does not fit on the screen. In the nano 2 LEDs are controllable via software that I have read in the MIDI implementation.

Basically, c a toy that I want to break when it does not do what I tell him and it makes me want above all want to buy the 2nd.

For now, I'm getting a reason, and explore the beast! xD

a +++
Seed Barrette01/28/2013

Seed Barrette's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ben really not bad for the price!!"

Korg nanoKONTROL
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I use it for more than two years and frankly it would go well. I must say that I do not use often and not on all my projects, away from, but whatever the plastoc cheap, and light manufacturing, everything works perfectly, cubase 5 full program whatsoever to the mix general or for automation vst, I'm nanoPAD who also want the road well. frankly at this price it is very convenient. if t want to mix a cheap throw you over. c is the behringer bcr 2000 from, but everything works perfectly. For my part, I made presets mapping general my main vst with features that I use most often but in the end I m not in use with cubase you can assign all in a few clicks, it is very simple.
J have not tried other models of this price range (there are some at home akai and other manufacturers) but this one suits me very well. I saw the bcf 2000 but have not had the time to try caal air very well too, even better c is already on but a little more expensive. The other advantage is that it Nanok c is really no place for a small home studio is perfect but certainly not a convients live because of the way too fragile. I'm pretty careful and kind of come out of my studio ...
Value for money: terrible
I remake that choice without hesitation, also dice that I have a little wheat in j redeemed for one or two 19 or 28 tracks (yes c is the only one in this range have a ca c nine tracks and is cool ....) to the overall mix and one or two more for 1 or 2 vst for automation in combination with one or more nanoPAD examplaires also you can have your console while a small hand and say goodbye to your mouse or almost ...!

propaprika's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practice, but poorly designed .."

Korg nanoKONTROL
I use it for more than a year. This is a non-motorized control surface USB.
Having in hand a BCF2000, it has nothing to do, this is clearly not the same segment. Here we are in the laptop, hop, you put it in the pocket of the ordinary and we carry around with you everywhere.

Plastic fader caps are a bit cheap, but the buttons are very nice.

It is practical, with transport buttons, its 9 tracks with two buttons, a fader and knob each.
For cons, the fact that it is non-motorized annoying when you change banks, the values ​​do not recalent. For example, if the bank 1 on a volume of rule-8db, you change banks, and the software that channel has a volume-1db, if you move the fader, the level drops to -8 .. Horrifying, it is very hard to work with it!

In addition, the mini USB dropped me yesterday, I had to open and solder cables from the mini resistances .. horror. It works but I thought I should put it in the trash, and it is common ..

I think this generation is to avoid, anyway it is no longer produced. I do not know if the gen 2 solves these problems .. But now, the market has grown, and I think there may be better elsewhere.

In the meantime, he gave me good service. Mixed review, then.

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