Use Korg nanoKontrol With Garageband


Korg has announced a free control surface plugin that lets you use the Korg nanoKontrol with Apple’s Garageband digital audio workstation.

Here’s what they have to say about it:


The Korg nanoKONTROL, already a huge hit worldwide because of its convenience, size, operation and price, becomes even more powerful with the new release of the plug-in “nanoKONTROL Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand/Logic” that dramatically improves performance with Apple GarageBand and Logic. This plug-in is in response to worldwide requests from many users of the nanoKONTROL and both GarageBand and Logic.

Because Apple’s GarageBand doesn’t allow users to assign CC settings previously there was no way for users to customize MIDI controllers. The plug-in for Logic offers simplified settings Manually assigning settings on Apple Logic can be very difficult and the template used by Korg KORG requires installation in a way not recommended by Apple. However, by using the “nanoKONTROL Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand/Logic” installation is done as recommended by Apple and nanoKONTROL works with Logic Pro without complicated settings.

Of course nanoKEY and nanoPAD can be used with GarageBand without any plug-in required.

Functions that can be controlled:

  • Transport, Volume/Pan/Mute/Solo for each channel, EQ, Effect send, Software sound source.

Note: Users can control after 9th channel.

Download link at the bottom of this page.

Hardware requirements:

  • Mac and Mac OS X which implement hardware requirements of Apple GarageBAND, Apple Logic.

3 thoughts on “Use Korg nanoKontrol With Garageband

  1. downloaded, simple simon, works wonderfully. This turns garageband (havent tried it on logic yet) into something way more useful than it originally is.

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