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KORG NANOKEY2 MIDI CONTROLLER

KORG NANOKEY2 MIDI CONTROLLER

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DJDeals.net is a KORG Authorized DealerKORG nanoSERIES2 Slim-line USB-MIDI Controllers

Korg announces the nanoSERIES2, the next generation of slim-line USB-MIDI controllers, which now has the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2.

The nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2, and nanoKONTROL2 offer portable control to laptop musicians, DJs, remixers, and the like who make music with their Mac or PC. Ideal for mobile musician, the compact nanoSERIES2 units incorporate many user-requested enhancements and offer them up in the same slim casing as the original nanoSERIES. Available in both white and black, the size and color of the entire series match that of a laptop computer.

The nanoKEY2 is a 25-note keyboard controller for creating songs, featuring a separate-type keybed (modeled after that of a Macbook), as well as a damper button for applying sustain. Korg notes that it is designed with ample key width for maximum playability, so even stubby fingers can use the keybed. Control buttons offer simple yet versatile control, while the octave shift buttons, when used in conjunction with the key transpose function, cover the entire range of notes in the MIDI specification. Also featured are pitch bend buttons and an assignable modulation button.

Next in line, the nanoPAD2 is perfect for inputting drum parts; this unit features new functionality that lets you record using the X-Y pad, just as on Korg's Kaossilator Pro. Improvements to the nanoPAD include four more pads (16 instead of the original nanoPAD's 12) and Kaossilator gate arpeggio patterns built into the X/Y control pad, which allows you to play MIDI arpeggios. The Velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response tand also realistically convey the playing feel to a sequencer or DAW, according to the manufacturer. Chords can also be assigned to the trigger pads to use them to perform a chord track.

The nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers needed to control music software, plus a set of transport buttons. A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo / mute / record (or whatever is specified by the user). Also featured is improved transport control with Mackie HUI protocol built in -- a feature that Korg notes was previously only offered on controllers of a higher price point.

All three nanoSERIES2 controllers can be further customized using the included Korg Kontrol Editor software, which offers single-cable USB bus-powered operation.

Slim-line controllers combining cutting-edge design and technology
Each of the nanoSERIES2 of ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI controllers 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.

Three models to suit your needs
The nanoKEY2 is equipped with 25 velocity-sensing keys and an advanced design for reliable recording. For entering drum parts, the nanoPAD2 is the top choice. It boasts 16 responsive pads and an X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator Pro. The nanoKONTROL2 provides knobs, switches, and faders - perfect for controlling any DAW computer based DAW or numerous types of other music production software. Choose one, two or all three nanoSERIES2 controllers, and set up a simple and stylish system that's perfect for your music production needs.

Two stylish colors: Black and White.
Each of the three nanoSERIES2 models is available in your choice of bold Black or bright White. Choose the color that's right for you - match your computer, contrast your console - it's all up to you!

An perfect companion for the microKEY
The nanoSERIES2 controllers are the perfect 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. 

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NANOKEY2BK
NANOPAD2WH
NANOPAD2BK
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NANOKON2BK

Available in black or white, the nanoSERIES2 low-profle USB-MIDI controllers will ft perfectly in front of any laptop computer or desktop keyboard, offering impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space. Simply connect a single USB cable and create a music production studio - at home or on the go.

nanoKEY2 USB Keyboard

Product Highlights:

  • Low-profile, 25-key USB-MIDI keyboard, perfect to be used with laptop and netbook computers

  • Advanced-design keybed offers improved accuracy and velocity-sensitive keys.

  • Sustain button - perfect for entering piano parts!

Accurate, responsive, and great-feeling keybed
The nanoKEY2 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 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 nanoKEY2 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 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.

USB power for an uncluttered setup
Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the 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. 

nanoPAD2 USB Pad Controller

  • Low-profile pad controller - excellent for playing or entering drum data

  • Sixteen solid, responsive, and velocity-sensitive trigger pads

  • Control multiple MIDI parameters via the X-Y Touchpad

    Sixteen pads in a compact body
    Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the nanoPAD2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynamic-sensing pads - as well as leaving room for the X-Y touchpad! The Korg nanoPAD2 does all this and more. In fact, there are four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad assignments.

    Dynamic trigger pads capture all your performance nuances
    The sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. By switching between the four scenes, you can experience 64 different pad assignments.

    Create musical phrases using the X-Y touchpad, Touch Scale, and Gate Arp features
    The X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new "Touch Scale" function lets you intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator. You can choose from sixteen different scales, and specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays within your song. The "Gate Arp" function, borrowed from the Kaossilator Pro, transmits note data based on tempo; Tap tempo and tempo sync are supported. Combined with the Touch Scale, the Gate Arp allows you to play tempo-synchronized phrases and rhythms simply by stroking the X-Y pad or playing the pads.

    Korg Kontrol Editor software
    The nanoPAD2 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. You can also specify note numbers, create user scales for the Touch Scale function, assign chords, assign control change messages, and save your settings.

    USB power for an uncluttered setup
    Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoPAD2, 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. 

nanoKONTROL2 USB Control Surface

  • Low-profile, multi-function software controller

  • New track select and marker advance parameters

  • Supports numerous software titles including major DAW programs

    Convenient, compact software controller, with easy setup for immediate use
    In a body proportioned to fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer, the nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers you need to control your music software. The nanoKONTROL2 also features a dedicated transport control section. The buttons have been carefully selected to be useful with your software, ensuring simple and intuitive control. Many software titles - including major DAW programs - are supported, dramatically reducing the need to make complicated connection settings.

    Complete control for your DAW or software synthesizer
    A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. This arrangement is a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels. There's also a marker button, making it easy to assign marks at important points in your song for more efficient recording and song production. When using a software synthesizer, you can assign parameters to the desired controllers for easy control. For example you could use the faders to control the ADSR of an envelope generator, and use the knobs to control the filter's cutoff frequency and resonance, etc.

    Korg Kontrol Editor software
    The nanoKONTROL2 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. For example, the minimum and maximum values for each control change message can be specified.

    USB power for an uncluttered setup
    Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoKONTROL2, 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. 

nanoKEY2 specifications

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

Modulation button

Sustain button

Corresponding Software:
Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
Connections:
mini-USB
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

Weight: 0.54 lbs.

Accessories: USB cable

nanoPAD2 specifications

Controllers:
16 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves

X-Y pad

HOLD button

GATE ARP button

TOUCH SCALE button

KEY/RANGE button

SCALE/ARP button

SCENE button

Memory:
4 user scene memories
Corresponding Software:
Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
Connections:
mini-USB
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 0.63 inches

Weight: 0.63 lbs.

Accessories: USB cable

nanoKONTROL2 specifications

Controllers:
8 knobs

8 sliders

24 buttons

Transport buttons: REW/FF/STOP/PLAY/REC

CYCLE button

MARKER button

TRACK button

Corresponding Software:
Avid Pro Tools/Apple Logic, GarageBand/MOTU Digital Performer/Steinberg Cubase/Ableton Live/Cakewalk

SONOR

Software that can be controlled by control change message

Connections:
mini-USB
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 1.18 inches

Weight: 0.65 lbs.

Accessories: USB cable

System Requirements:

Macintosh:
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with PowerPC supported

Windows:
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit), Microsoft Windows7 (32bit, 64bit)

Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)

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*Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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