Très compact, bien pratique en voyage ou en gain de place, et surtout depuis peu, compatible avec Garage Band qu'il pilote parfaitement (ce qui n'est pas le cas de bien d'autres surfaces, faute de Midi learn dans GB) après téléchargement du pilote "ad hoc" sur le site de Korg.
Was initially skeptical over how it would meet my expectations at such a cheap price, but this thing is great. worth noting the two buttons on each fader strip allow for the option of momentary or toggle activation. Being able to see the light stay lit on toggle mode for simple stuff like mute/solo/fx on is extremely helpful. Obviously it's just a blank canvas midi device, so the possibilities are endless. The quality build of the hardware itself is average. Much better than the plastic feel of the knobs/faders on some other controllers from competitors that are going for the same idea in a similar price range. They don't feel like they're going to fall off the unit anytime soon. It also has 4 banks available. literally EVERY button on this thing is dedicated midi cc assignable aside from the scene selector button that switches banks. I found it to be a great addition to a studio that doesn't have extra table room for something larger. The software very easy to use and program to your needs. I did use a sharpie to fill in the knob notches as white on white is hard to see in a dark club. Great little controller. Very happy with this.
I bought the Korg nanoKontrol to control the mixer in Reason 7. I can control the volume, pan, mute, and solo of the first 8 tracks and have the 9th fader routed to the master volume. When I turn on the solo or mute for any of the channels, the led stays on until I turn the solo or mute off. It tooke me a while to figure out how to set this up and I found that others were having trouble as well. First download the kontrol editor. Open the application and select the nanoKontrol to edit. Then Click on the button you would like to edit. Change the function from Monetary to Toggle. Lastly, make sure that BOTH the on and off values are 127. This is the most important step because if they are not the same value, when you press a button and turn it back off, the light will turn off but the function will stay on until you press the button a third time turning the light back on and causing you headache and confusion. After getting all of the controls set up I must say this is a valuable tool at an affordable price. I will be buying another one soon so I can control up to 18 tracks. If your in the market for a control surface, save a little money and buy 2 of these.
I'm just getting started producing music in Ableton Live, and if you only have a mouse, it's tough to mute two (or more) tracks at once. This handy little device lets you do all of that and more, and now I'm not sure how I ever went without it.
Pros: *Very nice feeling sliders and knobs, they are fluid, and have enough resistance to let you control them with small movements. *Four scenes worth of control surfaces is more than enough for my needs
Cons: *This is minor, and probably only specific to Ableton Live, but when I set the bottom of the two rows of buttons to "toggle" and try to use them to enable/disable record enable, I have to hit it twice to get it to work correctly. If I set it to "momentary", it works fine, but you don't get a light showing that record enable is on. This is minor, but it is a con.
Summary: This controller gives you a ton of flexibility and control that you don't get with a mouse, and you can't go wrong for the price.
This one's the older series of nano controllers, so it's got some drawbacks compared to the new ones, which you should think about instead of this one, they made a lot of improvements to build quality and functionality.
-9 knobs, 9 sliders, 18 buttons and 4 scenes make for over a hundred mappable function from scenes alone, with extra marked controls on the left for general control. -Build quality is barely on par, every slider and knob has a noticeably different resistance than the others. -Controls feel good through the software. All plastic controls except for the rubber buttons. Posts are plastic too, knobs come off to be changed but stay on otherwise. Play rough with this one and you'll have to buy twice, so maybe buy nice instead. -The body is a harder plastic, seems like it would crack if you dropped it one or two times a little too hard. There are no screws visible on the body. -No problems mapping it to virtualdj -The sliders don't stick out but the knobs do, so they have to be padded, I wrap this thing in a T-shirt if i put it in a backpack. -There's a nice big 3 by 5cm slab of empty surface real estate above the 6 marked buttons. Korg could've better used that space, their logo isn't that pretty. I'd slap master knobs or an infinite knob on there. Overall great value for a cheapo experimental tool. If you bought this it would probably be your first controller like it, and would serve its purpose.
This has been super useful for trigger samples via the Beatmaker 2 and Sunvox apps on my iPad 2. You can set the buttons to "toggle" mode. Press them once and the sample fires. Press again and the sample stops playing. Really usefull for a live performance plus it powers straight off the iPad's bus(no need for a powered USB port). I've had this, the nanoKey and a USB imic all running on the ipad without external power. nifty! The only drawback to this is that when you switch banks, the device automatically shuts off any toggled "note-on" from the buttons of the previous bank. Kind of annoying. But a plus is this device is cute and highly portable(although a little on the cheap build side)
I chose this midi controller over the nanokontrol 2 because of the extra knob and slider and the scene selection banks. You can download templates from korg's support section on their website. These templates will map the korg nanokontrol to your daw so it will work instantly. You can also manual midi map anything you want your nanokontrol to control in your daw. You will need to download the Korg Editor to manual midi map the controls. Both ways are very easy to do but can be time consuming if you never mapped a midi controller before or installed templates for a midi controller. This is a excellent product and i highly recommend it.