Korg nanoKONTROL2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (Black)

Korg nanoKONTROL2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (Black)

Korg nanoKONTROL2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 8 Faders
  • 8 Knobs
  • 24 Switches
  • Transport Controls
  • Marker, Cycle, Track Buttons
  • iPad Support
  • Software Instrument Licenses
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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Korg nanoKONTROL2 overview

  • 1Description

The nanoKONTROL2 from Korg is an ultra-compact and low-profile controller that provides eight channels of control for numerous software titles, including major DAW programs. It fits perfectly in front of a laptop or desktop computer keyboard, and using a single USB cable offers impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space.

A knob, fader and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, initially assigned to pan, volume, and solo, mute, record. The various controllers can be reassigned for use with a virtual synthesizer for instance, to change things like envelopes or filters. A dedicated transport control section is also included.

The controller is USB bus powered, and with the appropriate connector kit (not included), the unit is compatible with Apple's iPad. Downloadable software allows for custom configuring the faders and knobs, and licenses are provided for 3 virtual instruments to facilitate immediate music creation.

Low-profile, multi-function control surface especially useful for a mobile setup using a notebook computer
Perfect for controlling any computer based DAW or numerous other types of music production software
Knob, fader and 3 switches provided for each of the 8 channels
Track select and marker advance parameters
Marker button makes it easy to assign marks at important points in a song for more efficient recording and song production
USB powered
Korg Kontrol Editor software (available on Korg's website) allows the user to make detailed customized settings - for example, the minimum and maximum values for each control change message can be specified
Functions with the iPad via Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included), providing MIDI control using Apple Core MIDI features
In the Box
Korg nanoKONTROL2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (Black)
  • 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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    Korg nanoKONTROL2 specs

    Connection USB
    Faders 8
    Rotary Controls 8
    Transport Controls Yes
    Jog/Shuttle No
    Numeric Keypad No
    Display Power indicator
    Included Software Yes
    Power Requirements USB bus power (less than 100mA)
    System Requirements 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)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.8 x 3.8 x 1.2" (325 x 97 x 30mm)
    Weight 0.65 lb (295g)
    Specialties Free downloadable Editor/Librarian
    Packaging Inforartbzqqrduedudverdrxczxrbswbtzyd
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 3.8 x 1.7"

    Korg nanoKONTROL2 reviews

    nanoKONTROL2 - Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for the buck At this price point, korg is literally giving out a gift. Overall, the build quatlity of this unit is really good. I have had the older version for years now, and it works flawlessly. I use this product for controlling protools. It really saves time being able to stay away from using the mouse to play, pause, loop, adjust levels, pan tracks...etc. The 8 faders control track 1-8, you can then use the 'next' buttom to dedicate those eight faders to track 9-16. It is my understanding that multiple units can be used simultaneously. If so, the I will seriously consider purchasing 3 of these to give me 24 tracks of direct control.
    Date published: 2013-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini mixer, small and light nanoKONTROL2. I love it. I use it extensively with the iMS20 application to control volume and pan of up to 8 channels. You can also pick any channel out of the 8 to hear it solo, mute it, or record over. ITS LIKE A LITTLE MIXER :))) I hope Korg can make the volume knobs a bit heavier to give it a more realistic feel. Physically, the unit is solid and made of clean plastic and has a decent weight to it so it doesnt feel like a toy. There are quite a few keys on the right side for controlling your DAW software or music app (rewind, stop, play, record, cycle, skip tracks, and markers). All functions and keys are editable using the Korg editor software.
    Date published: 2012-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very NICE I use this for Ableton Live, it's miles away from the old nanokontrol... it will receive midi signals, so when you click something with your mouse in a DAW the corresponding button is illuminated or turns off on your nano. Comes ready with mappings for some DAWs (ableton and others) or you can make your own maps. WIth the preloaded ableton map you can solo, mute, rec, pan, fade, and you can cycle between which tracks you control... control first 8 tracks then hit next track button and control the next 8. No motorized faders but you cant expect that. and the buttons dont stick anymore.
    Date published: 2012-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the money spent Pretty much what I expected.� I downgraded to 4 stars because I didn't know the buttons would not light up in some programs, I assume they do in the Korg supplied downloads. It hasn't been an issue. I use this in Mixcraft 7 for live playing and I can control channel sliders and triggering of mute button etc by mapping my setups. I could well have bought a more expensive controller that would execute learning the setups with Midi Learn capability. I wasn't concerned about that right now. So it works quite well for me and does what I expected it to do minus lit buttons. The drivers in Windows 10 downloaded automatically, in my other computer with 7, I had to go to the web site and download that driver. But everything works fine with no big surprises.
    Date published: 2017-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It DOES work with Magix Samplitude Pro X It does work with Magix Samplitude Pro X as long as you have version 12.4 or later. All you have to do to get it to work is to set the control to MIDI in the Korg Control Editor, then open Samplitude (starting with ONLY 8 tracks to begin), next (if you have a Windows system) press Y to open up the System Options window. On your left hand side of that window should be Hardware Controller. Click that. Now click Add New, scroll down to Factory Presets and there should be a Korg nanoKontrol template already mapped out for you. You can Re-Map these if you'd like with the MIDI Learn functions in Samplitude (Video on YouTube by kraznet explaining how to do so). Works great after setup! Thanks BHPV for the quick shipping also! Good luck guys!
    Date published: 2014-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs a software update This product works pretty much as advertised and is good for the price. The construction is plastic all over and the sliders do their job but are not pro quality. The main problem is that Korg haven't updated the editor software for version 2, so trying to edit the controls with the supplied editor doesn't work.
    Date published: 2011-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great controller and I love the software editor that is free. Every setting is customizable and I love it.
    Date published: 2017-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect - For MY Needs I needed a MIDI fader -- just one -- to help with the operation of an iPad app (Luminair) that controls LED lighting using DMX. The app is very well thought out, but it can be difficult to dim the Master output without inadvertently hitting another control (like the Black Out Button). Using a MIDI controller for the Master was the solution, and the nanoKONTROL2 was the least expensive option I could find. Bonus -- it has 8 faders plus a bunch of other MIDI controllers and switches. All I needed to make it work was the USB camera connector for iPad. No configuration necessary other than to tell Luminair to learn which knob or fader I am working. Now I can use the Master fader as well as change intensities on 7 other fixtures with those faders. Just what I needed, and then some. For under $ what more could you ask for?
    Date published: 2013-11-12
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