Korg is now shipping three products in its new nanoSERIES of slim budget USB-powered controllers, a budget line of mobile music controllers:
- At 12.6″ W x 3.27″ D x 0.55″ H and 0.49 lbs., the 25-key velocity-sensitive nanoKEY is a MIDI keyboard controller in an ultra-compact package. The keys can be set to send MIDI control data, via the CC MODE button, for control over any MIDI assignable parameters within the software being used. An Octave Shift up/down function yields immediate access to the entire MIDI note range, and Pitch up/down and Modulation buttons offer even greater expressivity.
- The nanoPAD drum pad controller is equipped with 12 velocity-sensitive trigger pads that offer unsurpassed power. The pads can send both note and MIDI CC data, while an X/Y pad delivers real-time control of roll and flam timing and dynamics. A new Chord Trigger function lets the user enter chords onto a single pad. The X/Y pad can also send MIDI control change messages, making it ideal for controlling functions such as pitch and volume. 12.6″ W x 3.23″ D x 0.65″ H and 0.73 lbs.
- The nanoKONTROL features nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches and a full transport section for maximum control in a space-effective package (12.6″ W x 3.23″ D x 1.16″ H and 0.64 lbs.). With four programmable scenes, the nanoKONTROL can transmit a total of 168 different MIDI control change messages, as well as MIDI notes via the switches. The six transport buttons can each transmit either MIDI control change or MIDI Machine Control data to control functions such as start, stop, loop or record on DAW software. Attack and decay times can also be specified for the 18 switches, enabling the user to smoothly feed controller messages to parameters that require a range of multiple values such as effect wet/dry level, synth filter or volume fader.
The nanoKEY, nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL are now available with a U.S. MSRP of $62.00 for nanoKEY and $72.00 for nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL.