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KORG NANO SERIES2 USB CONTROLLER

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KORG NANO SERIES2 USB CONTROLLER

Each of the nanoSERIES2 of ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI controllers will fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer or desktop keyboard, offering impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space. Simply connect a single USB cable, and you’ve got a music production studio on your desk at home or on the go.

nanoKEY2 Slim-Line USB Keyboard

Accurate, responsive, and great-feeling keybed

By combining the great-feeling “touch” that Korg has developed for its professional MIDI keyboards and the low-profile “thinness” of recent computer keyboard innovations, the nanoKEY2 provides a superior keyboard response for its class and size. It’s designed with ample key width and plenty of space between the keys, reducing the chances of a wrong note. The touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned, as only a manufacturer with Korg’s track record and know-how can, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software.

Control buttons provide simple yet versatile control

The Octave Shift buttons – borrowed from Korg’s MIDI controllers – allow the overall pitch to be shifted four levels, either UP or DOWN, in octave increments. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch Bend buttons, a Modulation button, and a Sustain button – one that’s indispensible for piano or electric piano performance. For each of these buttons, the on/off switching speed can be specified over four levels (using the Korg Kontrol Editor), ensuring the smooth changes that are appropriate for your performance.

nanoPAD2 Slim-Line USB Pad Controller

Sixteen pads in a compact body

Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the nanoPAD2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynamic-sensing pads – as well as leaving room for the X-Y touchpad! The Korg nanoPAD2 does all this and more. In fact, there are four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad assignments.

Dynamic trigger pads capture all your performance nuances

The sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. By switching between the four scenes, you can experience 64 different pad assignments.

Create musical phrases using the X-Y touchpad, Touch Scale, and Gate Arp features

The X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new "Touch Scale” function lets you intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator. You can choose from sixteen different scales, and specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays within your song. The "Gate Arp” function, borrowed from the Kaossilator Pro, transmits note data based on tempo; Tap tempo and tempo sync are supported. Combined with the Touch Scale, the Gate Arp allows you to play tempo-synchronized phrases and rhythms simply by stroking the X-Y pad or playing the pads.

nanoKONTROL2 Slim-Line USB Control Surface

Convenient, compact control surface, with easy setup for immediate use

In a body proportioned to fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer, the nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers you need to control your music software. The nanoKONTROL2 also features a dedicated transport control section. The buttons have been carefully selected to be useful with your software, ensuring simple and intuitive control. Many software titles – including major DAW programs – are supported, dramatically reducing the need to make complicated connection settings.

Complete control for your DAW or software synthesizer

A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. This arrangement is a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels. There’s also a marker button, making it easy to assign marks at important points in your song for more efficient recording and song production. When using a software synthesizer, you can assign parameters to the desired controllers for easy control. For example you could use the faders to control the ADSR of an envelope generator, and use the knobs to control the filter’s cutoff frequency and resonance, etc.

Korg Kontrol Editor software

The nanoKONTROL2 works with the "Korg Kontrol Editor" software – available free on the Korg website. Load it into your computer, and use it to make detailed customized settings. For example, the minimum and maximum values for each control change message can be specified.

Features

nanoKEY2

  • Keyboard: 25-key with velocity and 4 velocity curves
  • Pitch up/down buttons
  • Octave Shift up/down buttons with -4 to +4 octave range
  • Modulation button
  • Sustain button
  • Corresponding Software : Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
  • Connections : mini-USB
  • USB bus power less than 100 mA
  • Size (W x D x H) 12.80 x 3.27 x 0.65 inches
  • Weight: 0.54 lbs.
  • Accessories: USB cable

nanoPAD2

  • 16 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves
  • X-Y pad
  • HOLD button
  • GATE ARP button
  • TOUCH SCALE button
  • KEY/RANGE button
  • SCALE/ARP button
  • SCENE button
  • Memory : 4 user scene memories
  • Corresponding Software : Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
  • Connections : mini-USB
  • USB bus power: less than 100 mA
  • Size (W x D x H): 12.80 x 3.27 x 0.63 inches
  • Weight: 0.63 lbs.
  • Accessories: USB cable

nanoKONTROL2

  • 8 knobs
  • 8 sliders
  • 24 buttons
  • Transport buttons: REW/FF/STOP/PLAY/REC
  • CYCLE button
  • MARKER button
  • TRACK button
  • Corresponding Software : Avid Pro Tools/Apple Logic, GarageBand/MOTU Digital Performer/Steinberg Cubase/Ableton Live/Cakewalk SONOR
  • Connections : mini-USB
  • USB bus power: less than 100 mA
  • Size (W x D x H): 12.80 x 3.27 x 1.18 inches
  • Weight: 0.65 lbs.
  • Accessories: USB cable

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Sources

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