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Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White)

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Product Highlights
  • 25 Keys
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • Octave Up/Down Keys
  • Pitch Switch
  • Modulation Switch
  • Sustain Switch
  • iPad Support
  • Software Instrument Licenses
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The nanoKEY2 from Korg is an ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI keyboard controller that can fit perfectly in front of a laptop or desktop computer keyboard. Using a single USB cable, the 25-key controller offers impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space.

The keys are velocity sensitive. Modulation and sustain, along with octave and pitch shift buttons are also provided. The key board is USB bus powered and with the appropriate connector kit (not included) the unit is compatible with Apple's iPad.

Downloadable software provides for custom configuring the keyboard's response, and licenses are provided for 3 virtual instruments to allow immediate music creation.

Low-profile, 25-key USB-MIDI keyboard
Compact, but fully featured USB-MIDI controller
Advanced-design keybed offers improved accuracy and velocity-sensitive keys
Perfect for a mobile setup using a notebook computer
4 velocity curves available for custom configuration
Modulation, octave up/down, pitch up/down buttons
Sustain button, ideal for entering piano parts
USB powered
Korg Kontrol Editor software (available on Korg's website) allows the user to choose from three velocity curves or fixed velocity, and specify the control change messages transmitted by the modulation button and the sustain button
Can function with the iPad via Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included), providing MIDI control using Apple Core MIDI features
Keyboard 25 keys, velocity sensitive with 4 velocity curves
Presets No
User Memory No
Controllers 1 x Pitch Up Button
1 x Pitch Down Button
1 x Modulation Button
1 x Octave Up Button
1 x Octave Down Button
1 x Sustain Button
Output 1 x Mini USB
Inputs No
Display Power indicator
Power Requirements USB bus power (less than 100mA)
Dimensions 12.8 x 3.3 x 0.7" (325 x 83 x 17mm)
Weight 0.54 lbs (245g)
System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) or later, Vista SP2 (32- and 64-bit) or Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Specialties Plug and play
Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White)
  • USB Cable
  • M1 Le (License)
  • EzDrummer Lite (License)
  • Lounge Lizard Session (License)
  • Ableton "Live" Series (Discount Coupon)
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    KorgnanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White)
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
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      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Convenient Korg Controller Keyboard.

      By Daniel Joseph Boucher

      from Burke, Virginia

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White):

      At the lowest price I could find for a controller keyboard, the Korg nanoKey2 is very impressive.

      It only has twenty-five keys, but the octave shift buttons allow you to change the octave up and down, giving reach to the full range of notes for electronic music. It has neat pitch bend, sustain, and vibrato buttons, too.

      It resembles a computer keyboard in the flatness and shape of the keys and is even smaller than a computer keyboard. It works great with my electronic music software. It even picks up musical accent (velocity); so the harder you press the keys, the louder it is, and the softer you press the keys, the quieter it is.

      The only thing that would make it better is if it had sounds of its own. However, it serves its purpose as a Musical Instrument Digital Interface controller well. It comes with a software code so you can download some electronic music programs from the Internet; so if you do not have music software already, you can get some to use with the nanoKey2.

      The cable that it comes with stays in the socket very tightly and it will not fall out so easily. This is good so it will not disconnect on accident.

      Overall, the Korg nanoKey2 is a good buy for being able to listen to, experiment with, and record sounds in audio software without having to use the computer mouse and computer keyboard all the time to program commands and test out sounds. It is light-weight and its slim-line design is very convenient and saves space. It would be good for use with a laptop on the go. I find it a nice addition to my desktop home studio. It is perfect in function for its size. Very neat.

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      4.0

      Love it

      By Ingenesis

      from Lake Charles, louisiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lags On Quick Notes

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White):

      I just got my nanokey2 a few days ago and already love it. The piano keys take some getting used to but after that, it works fine.

      The only issue I have with it is that when playing notes quickly or rythmically, the keyboard tends to lag just enough to be noticeable.

      Other than that the size and simplicity of the keyboard is great. Especially for its price.

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      4.0

      Perfect for the minimalist

      By EuroStar

      from London, UK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White):

        This is perfect for traveling, living in small spaces, and being able to QUICKLY pull out some keys and lay something down. Setup couldn't have been easier; I just pulled it out of the box and plugged it straight into my vintage 2007 MBP. Logic Studio recognized it immediately, and I was composing straight away.

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        5.0

        Small and light, easy to carry around

        By Hassan

        from Cairo, Egypt

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White):

          This is my first Korg product.

          I got Korg's all 3 white Slim-Line USB MIDI Controllers. It all started with iMS20 app. I needed small sized midi controllers. Korg's Slim-Line was the perfect choice.

          Lets describe the product:

          The nanoKEY2: its very light to carry around, and easily fits in any bag. Great when travelling. The unit and the keys are made out of plastic and have a clean solid feel. I was initially afraid the unit might feel like a "toy" keyboard, but when I got it I was satisfied with it. I must say that in the pictures the keys appear bigger and wider in size, however in reality they are almost finger-width wide. It will take some practice to get used to. The keys are velocity sensitive (also editable using the Korg editor software) and responsive. They do produce a very light "click" sound when you hit them, but they are not annoying. I have read elsewhere that Korg worked on improving the keys in nanoKEY2 over the previous generation which really sounded as if you were typing on a PC!! Either way, that's fine with me, remember you are using a Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller not a piano!!

          Finally, there are mini buttons on the right: octave(+/-), pitch(+/-), sustain, and modulation (also editable using the Korg editor software to match your DAW software or music app.)

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          5.0

          Great portable controller

          By Chris

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good velocity control
          • Small and lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable editingplaying

            Comments about Korg nanoKEY2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White):

            Great for what it is: an extremely portable music controller, not a replacement for a full-size keyboard controller but an augmenting controller for portable use. I take it with me everywhere, so I can drop tracks into my iPad easily.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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