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! 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. 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. 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. 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.
I recently purchased this Nanopad for a live setup, making it my third - I own a Nano1 (black), Nano2 (white) and now this Nano2 (black).First off for the price I think these controllers are quite decent. I know some users report hardware reliability issues, but I haven't run into any problems (yet) with my 3 units. Heck, they are half the price and probably last longer than my "consumable" Macbook battery on which I spend $100 every two years!Some comparison bet..
Pros*Small*durable*lightweight*SUPER FAST ACTION (I put in some fast double bass notes and it responded great!)*lights on octave keys a big plus*sustain is awesome*Great for inputting notes into Sibelius, especially with Virtual Drumline*Great for putting simple ideas into a DAW*Velocity Sensitive aspet of the keys works very well*Plug n Play (I'm on Mac OS X)Cons*Keys are like laptop keys so you won't be doing super fast keyboard runs on this thing without some aw..
I recieved this in the mail 2 days ago, and i must say i am totally impressed with this unit. I programmed Reaper 3.76 using it's Midi CC message mode, and it took time using the action option in Reaper to manually program the NanoKontrol 2, to use it as the transport and mixer functions of the daw. Once i set it up (i got it programmed to 24 faders and pan knobs, plus all solo/mute/record arm buttons and the full transport as well using 3 out of 16 availiable midi..