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Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« on: November 02, 2008, 10:22:20 AM »
new midi controllers from Korg;

http://www.korg.co.uk/products/software_controllers/nano/sc_nano.asp

anyone planning on taking the plunge with one of these?  The NanoControl (the one with the dials/sliders) looks like it could be a good replacement for my huge Behringer controller.

Thoughts?
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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 11:53:01 AM »
They sure are small and inexpensive.
I've not seen/touched one yet. Hopefully they are not too plastic.
I guess the NanoControl would be pretty handy for a mobile laptop setup.

I also use a Behringer controller (BCR2000), and it has a lot more knobs, but also a lot more preset memory. And its build solidity is good.
NanoControl seems to only have 4 presets/scenes, which could be a drawback. Though maybe you can quickly send other 'scenes' to it from the software.
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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 08:25:54 PM »
Looks like Chinese made toys indeed...
but yeah..I might look more into it..prices.. etc...
Otherwise..I have been planning to buy one of the more robust behringer controllers..

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 03:12:50 AM »
They sure are small and inexpensive.
I've not seen/touched one yet. Hopefully they are not too plastic.
I guess the NanoControl would be pretty handy for a mobile laptop setup.


indeed - hopefully the build quality makes them robust enough for hauling around in a back-pack/bag along with your laptop for mobile processing.
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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 05:24:56 AM »
i've placed an order for one of these so i'll report back with my thoughts once i've tried it out!
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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 06:05:48 AM »
I've ordered a black nanokey to use with my new laptop - it will be my first venture into softsynths

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 05:40:19 AM »
any thoughts on this one? Need a good MIDI Controller for my Live Setup and this
one kind of looks good.

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 06:42:37 AM »
not got mine yet, will report back when I have

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 03:55:18 PM »
I'd buy one in a flash if they actually had a MIDI out as well as USB. (One will probably end up in my live setup someday anyway if I can find a few spare inches.)

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 04:49:50 PM »
I wish they had midi too as I need a small controller for my mini live setup

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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 05:40:30 PM »
Ah, so only usb, and presumably powered by usb.

The midi controllers without midi :)
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Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 06:48:28 PM »
I wish they had midi too as I need a small controller for my mini live setup


The Novation ReMote 25SL is about the size of your Nord Modular
and has USB plus MIDI IN, THRU and 2 OUTs and can be used without a computer.
Lots of knobs & sliders with 2 long programmable readouts.



I haven't tried this even smaller version - but I like that it has wheels instead of a joystick, though just one MIDI IN and OUT.