Korg has introduced the new nanoSeries line of MIDI control surfaces, designed for mobile music-making.
The lineup includes three products: nanoKEY, nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL:
- nanoKEY is a 25-note, velocity-sensitive model. It will ship with a download code for the full version of Korg’s M1Le – a cutdown version of the synth that forms part of the Legacy Collection Digital Edition bundle.
- The nanoPAD looks set to appeal to laptop DJs – an X/Y pad is also included – though the roll and flam functions suggest that it’ll also be useful for drum programming. Toontrack’s EZDrummer Lite will be freely available to owners of this one.
- The nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches and a transport section. A discount code for Ableton Live will come in the box.
All the nanoSeries controllers are bus-powered and connect over USB.
No word on pricing yet – but these look like fun and my guess is that they’ll be priced cheap enough to be bite-sized.