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Korg nanoKEY Studio Mobile MIDI Keyboard

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Korg nanoKEY Studio Mobile MIDI Keyboard
Key Features
  • 25 Backlit Keys
  • 8 Trigger Pads
  • 8 Assignable Knobs
  • USB and Bluetooth Connectivity
The nanoKEY Studio from Korg is a lightweight and portable mini-keyboard controller with twenty-five keys, knobs, trigger pads, and a touch pad that allow instant realization of ideas into sound. Battery operated or USB bus powered, the controller can connect wirelessly to an iPhone or iPad, or additionally via USB to a Mac or Windows computer.
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Korg NanoKey Studio Overview

The nanoKEY Studio from Korg is a lightweight and portable mini-keyboard controller with twenty-five keys, knobs, trigger pads, and a touch pad that allow instant realization of ideas into sound. Battery operated or USB bus powered, the controller can connect wirelessly to an iPhone or iPad, or additionally via USB to a Mac or Windows computer.

The velocity-sensitive keys allow for easy step-recording and the Scale Guide function illuminates the keys to show recommended notes in the scale, making it even easier to play. An Easy Scale function generates musical phrases using any of the keys. The eight velocity-sensitive trigger pads can convey every dynamic nuance of a drum performance. In chord-playing mode, the Chord Scale function automatically assigns the best chords for the key and scale selected. The pads can also be assigned to trigger audio clips.

Single finger control of synthesizers or plug-in effects is available using the built-in KAOSS-inspired touch pad. The controller also features an arpeggiator with rhythm patterns for generating a succession of new phrases simply by touching the pad. Similarly, eight knobs provide control of software synthesizers, plug-in effects, or a DAW mixer. A comprehensive selection of music software is available for all supported platforms.

Mobile MIDI keyboard that connects via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth
Lightweight and compact design can be placed anywhere and is easily transported
Create a mobile music production system with an iPad/iPhone and the nanoKEY Studio
Keyboard with twenty-five illuminated backlit keys allows easy step recording
Eight high-sensitivity trigger pads that you can use for drum input or playing chords
Touch pad inherited from the KAOSS series provides one-finger control of software synthesizers
Eight assignable knobs for controlling a DAW and plug-ins
Includes music software bundle including apps for iOS, and Mac and Windows computers
Dedicated KORG KONTROL Editor software for customizing the controller

Korg NanoKey Studio Specs

USB / MIDI Controller
Keyboard25 Keys with Velocity
MIDI Control Surfaces8 x Pad (Velocity-Sensitive)
8 x Rotary Encoder
1 x X/Y Pad
1 x Button
1 x Button (Modulation, Pitch-Bend)
Performance FunctionsArpeggiator, Octave Shift, Scene Memory, Sustain Button, Tap Tempo
Connectivity
I/O1 x Micro-USB
OS CompatibilityiOS 8 or Later
macOS 10.8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Wireless TransmissionBluetooth LE
Power
Power OptionsBattery, USB Bus Power
Operating Current Consumption500 mA
Battery Type2 x AAA
Expected Battery Life10 Hours
Physical
DisplayNone
Dimensions (W x D x H)10.9 x 6.3 x 1.3" / 27.7 x 16.0 x 3.3 cm
Weight1.04 lb / 471 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 6.8 x 1.7"

Korg NanoKey Studio Reviews

Bluetooth Stopped Working

By Anrai
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-23

Bluetooth was buggy to begin with and stopped working after a month.

Portable and Plastic

By Dan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-10

If you dont expect anything of substance. Its decent. Its very portable and light great for staying creative while traveling. The bluetooth has a tendency to cut out and need to be reconnected after about 10 minutes. I tend to stick with USB to avoid frustration.

Solid device, with some quirks

By ogreteeth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-20

I'm using this primarily with the Korg Gadget iOS app, which works great. However, here are a few things worth knowing ahead of purchase or setup. You have to pair the keyboard and the iPad via the Korg app, not the standard Bluetooth settings. Not a big deal, but it wasn't as simple as I'd expected. Once it's paired, though, the pads feel good, the knobs have a nice smooth friction to their rotation and don't feel loose at all...unlike the keys. The keys are each separate plastic oblong shapes, in reverse coloration to piano keys. They feel a little wiggly, which overall cheapens the feel, but there's an upside here. The space around the keys lights up when you select a scale within the Korg Gadget software and highlights the notes in the scale. I think that's super-cool and very handy for playing with unfamiliar scales. For a device that is intended to go in a small backpack and travel with me, it's going to work great. That said, I want to buy a case that protects the knobs during transit because they stick out enough that I don't want to simply toss it in a bag with a bunch of other things.

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Whether its compatible with windows 7 and cubaseLE?
Asked by: Sudarson M.
The unit is compatible with Cubase as well as most other software that supports MIDI functionality.When connecting via USB, the unit is compatible with Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit / 64-bit) Wireless connectivity for Windows requires Windows 8.1 or later (32-bit/64-bit) KORG BLE-MIDI Driver is required.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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What are the power options? Does it operate on USB power?
Asked by: Sudarson M.
The Korg nanoKey Studio can be powered by AAA batteries or bus powered via USB.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-11-06

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What is its weight?
Asked by: Sudarson M.
The Korg nanoKEY Studio - Mobile MIDI Keyboard weighs 1.04 Lbs. without batteries.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Has anyone tested this with Animoog on iPhone or iPad?
Asked by: Jay S.
yes it does, very nicely. goto settings, bluetooth in animoog, then select it... easy as pi! cc mappings work great too, good gear
Answered by: michael d.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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