nanoPAD - A Small Pad Controller That's Big on Control
Meet the most compact family of USB-MIDI controllers ever! Introducing the new Korg nano Series USB powered slim-line controllers - so small you can put them on your workstation, in front of your laptop, on a recording console or anywhere else you need versatile control over your DAW, virtual instrument/effect or DJ software.
Despite their small size, all three controllers go HUGE when it comes to functionality, yet their intuitive layouts provide extremely easy operation for any user. The nanoKEY features a great-feeling 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard that's ideal for song production. The keys can also be set to send MIDI control data, further expanding its power.
When Korg set out to make a drum pad controller, they did their homework - with unique features and exceptionally responsive pads, the resulting padKONTROL became and remains one of the most highly sought-after pad controllers on the market.
Enter the nanoPAD, offering 12 excellent feeling and highly responsive pads in a new, smaller footprint. In addition, a new Chord Trigger function lets you enter chords onto a single pad, helping you to make the most of the work surface as you create. The pads are also able to transmit control change messages, making this a great interface for soloing or muting mixer tracks, turning objects on and off, or triggering clips during your live performances.
nanoPAD's X-Y pad offers ‘Roll' and ‘Flam' modes, to help you lay down ultra-realistic drum grooves. The X-Y pad will also send MIDI CC (Control Change), making it a go-to interface for any parameter within your software that requires full range MIDI control such as pitch, cutoff, volume and beyond.
With the "KORG KONTROL Editor" (downloadable free of charge from the Korg website) you can customize four scenes that address the pads and X-Y pad can be stored within nanoPAD to suit your control needs. That means you actually have access to 48 notes/chords, 60 MIDI controllers, or any combination of the two types of data at any given time. Also, select one of three velocity curves or a fixed velocity to tailor the nanoPAD to your touch.
The editor for the nanoPAD, nanoKONTROL and nanoPAD will be available to download from the 1st week of November 2008. In the interim period, it is most likely that your existing software has the ability to learn from a MIDI signal and in most case this is a far easier method of setting up a controller with software.
12 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves
SCENE buttons (SCENE 1-4)
4 user scene memories
USB bus power
USB bus power: less than 100 mA
Dimensions: 320(W) x 82(D) x 16.5(H) mm/ 12.60"(W) x 3.23"(D) x 00.65"(H)
Weight: 330g/ 0.73lbs.
Accessories: USB cable
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9, or Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with powerPC supported
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista (Intel USB chipset recommended)