The Korg NanoKontrol 2 compacts an amazing amount of features in a lightweight controller with a small footprint. Get access to an eight-channels with independent pan, volume, and solo/mute/record controls in a single compact unit that is powered from a USB lead, which also moves information to and from the device to save even more space.
Compact and Convenient
The Korg NanoKontrol 2 Control Surface has been designed to be compact and simple to use. With support for most of the popular DAW programmes the buttons on the controller have been cherry picked to give quick and easy access to the most commonly used/most useful functions of your software so there is less time setting things up and more time making music in the most natural way possible.
Particularly useful to those recording automation across many channels the Korg NanoKontrol 2 Control Surface features eight channels with pan, volume, and solo/mute/record controls on each channel. Catering for recording and production are a simple set of marker-assign buttons for you to keep track of particular parts of your track. The controller is also highly customisable when used in conjunction with synth software, allowing you to reassign the unit’s controllers to better suit your needs and control onscreen parameters in a way that suits you.
Korg Kontrol Editor
Open up even more options with the included Korg Kontrol Editor software. Working with the software you can customise the settings of the Korg NanoKontrol 2.
Manufacturer Korg Model Korg NanoKontrol 2 - Black Dimensions (H x W x D) 41 x 371 x 94 mm Weight 454 g Channels 8 channels with individual pan, volume, and solo/mute/record controls Connections mini-USB Power USB bus powered Power Consumption USB bus power: less than 100 mA Included Accessories Korg Kontrol Editor software USB Cable
The NanoKontrol is also well-suited to assigning the channel strip controls to other effects and devices. For example, I played a laptop set and used the NanoKontrol to control beat repeaters, filters, stutterers, phasers, resamplers and more, and using it in this manner I was successfully able to layer and control multiple effects and produce a sound akin to Aphex Twin fighting a washing machine in a cement mixer. While it could do with a few more controls for this sort of usage, overall this product is a brilliant piece of kit, particularly for less than £50.
My only complaints are that it doesn't have a few more buttons and knobs, and that it doesn't feel quite as robust as I'd like: I doubt I could go all Paul Simonon of the Clash with my NanoKontrol and laptop at the end of my set, but then, that would just be silly.
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