Available in both white and black, the new units –the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2– are designed for laptop musicians, DJs, remixers and anyone who wants to make music with their Mac or PC.
All three units can also be an addition to Korg's 37-note microKEY USB MIDI keyboard.
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 offering sustain on the fly. It is designed to have ample key width. Included are octave shift buttons, which, when used in conjunction with the key transpose function, are designed to cover the entire range of notes in the MIDI specification. Also featured are pitch bend buttons and an assignable modulation button.
The nanoPAD2 is designed for inputting drum parts; it also features new functionality that lets users record using the X-Y pad, like on Korg's Kaossilator Pro. Enhancements include four more pads (16 to the original nanoPAD's 12) and Kaossilator gate arpeggio patterns built into the X/Y control pad, letting users play MIDI arpeggios. Chords can also be assigned to the trigger pads to use them to perform a chord track.
The nanoKONTROL2 is designed for controlling a variety software titles including various DAW programs. Designed to place in front of a notebook computer, 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 the user specifies). Also featured is transport control with Mackie HUI protocol built in.
All three nanoSERIES2 products can be further customized using the included Korg Kontrol Editor software, featuring single-cable USB bus-powered operation– Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire to limit clutter.
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