Korg nanoKEY2 Slim-Line USB Keyboard - BlackStock code: 92653
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- Low-profile, 25-key USB-MIDI keyboard, ideal for use with laptop and netbook computers
- Advanced-design keybed offers improved accuracy and velocity-sensitive keys
- Sustain button – ideal for entering piano parts
Equipped with 25 velocity-sensing keys and an advanced design for reliable recording the Korg nanoKEY2 is a compact and convenient USB-MIDI controller that offers serious features for the computer-based musician.
Accurate, responsive, and great-feeling keybed
The Korg nanoKEY2 USB Keyboard features an advanced and up-to-date design. 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 Korg 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 Korg nanoKEY 2 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.
Korg Kontrol Editor software
The Korg nanoKEY2 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. Choose from a total of four velocity settings: three velocity curves or fixed velocity; specify the control change messages transmitted by the modulation button and the sustain button.
Slim-line controllers combining cutting-edge design and technology
The ultra-compact and low-profile Korg nanoKEY2 USB-MIDI controller 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.
USB power for an uncluttered setup
Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the Korg nanoKEY2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace.
An ideal companion for the microKEY
The nanoSERIES2 controllers are the ideal companions for the 37-note, natural-touch Korg microKEY. The latter’s dual USB hub ports allow any two nanoSERIES2 controllers to be connected directly to the microKEY to create a customized, expanding control center for any music production system.
|Connectivity Details||Headphone, USB|
|Free Accessories||USB cable|
|Manufacturers Link||Korg nanoKEY2 Slim-Line USB Keyboard - Black|
|Audio Outputs||2x 1/4" Main|
|1/4" TRS Headphone|
|Controllers||Keyboard: 25-key with velocity and 4 velocity curves|
|Pitch up/down buttons|
|Octave Shift up/down buttons with -4 to +4 octave range|
|Corresponding Software||Host applications corresponding to MIDI input|
|Power||USB bus power|
|Power Consumption||USB bus power: less than 100 mA|
|Dimensions||Size (W x D x H) 12.80 x 3.27 x 0.65 inches|
Neat design, but not realiable enough
Posted on 23/10/2012 by Will
Nice compact design, especially good for those with restricted desk space like myself, but does not always want to keep itself connected to the computer the whole time.
I had had all drivers installed from when I first bought this piece of hardware, and it now keeps telling me to reinstall the drivers, and recalibrate it with Pro Tools. When it is working, it works just as you would want from a MIDI keyboard, and as it’s so small as I said, it’s handy for moving away when not in use.
Positives to give this product are the compactness of it, and its nice feel when it’s being used as a keyboard.
Negatives are the sheer unreliability of it and also the overall flimsy feel to the kit (not the keys though, they are nice to use).