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Korg nanoPAD MIDI Controller

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The nanoPAD is part of Korg's nanoSERIES USB-powered slimline controllers, so small you can put them on your workstation, in front of your laptop, on...Click To Read More About This Product

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A slimline, USB-powered, pad-style MIDI controller.

The nanoPAD is part of Korg's nanoSERIES USB-powered slimline 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 its small size, this MIDI controller goes big when it comes to functionality. It's intuitive layout provides extremely easy operation for any user. The Korg nanoPAD features 12 highly responsive trigger pads capable of sending both notes and MIDI control data, plus an X-Y pad with roll and flam functions to give you a unique interface for realistic drum programming.

Even if the Korg nanoPAD MIDI controller is your first foray into MIDI control, you can rest assured that you'll be able to get connected to software quickly. The nanoPAD comes complete with a download code for Toontrack's EZDrummer Lite, offering super-realistic, highly responsive drums in a convenient plug-in, plus you can upgrade to the full version of EZDrummer for a special price. You also get a free downloadable Editor/Librarian to help you create setups to suit your specific control needs in all three models.

FEATURES
Controllers
  • 12 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves
  • X-Y pad
  • ROLL button
  • FLAM button
  • HOLD button
  • SCENE buttons (SCENE 1-4)
  • 4 user scene memories
  • mini-USB connections
  • USB bus powered
  • Comes with USB cable
  • Free downloadable Editor/Librarian to help control needs
SPECIFICATIONS
  • USB bus power consumption: less than 100 mA
  • Dimensions: 12.60"W x 00.65"H x 3.23"D
  • Weight: 0.73lb.
  • System Requirements
    • Mac:
    • 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
    • Win:
    • 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)
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    2.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    Korg Does it Again

    I already own a PadKontrol but I wanted something smaller for my laptop and this is it. Comes with the USB cable but you'll have to download the software from the Korg site because...Read complete review

    I already own a PadKontrol but I wanted something smaller for my laptop and this is it. Comes with the USB cable but you'll have to download the software from the Korg site because it doesn't come with any. But the software is free. The pads are exactly like the padKontrol except you can assign multiple notes or command changes to each pad. I think it's eight notes or command changes per pad. That means you can play a chord using only one pad. The pads don't light up like the ones on the padKontrol but for the price...who cares. The X-Y pad is really nice as well. I think it's better than the one on the padKontrol. There are presets for chromatic scales and the software makes it easy to change each pad to exactly what note or command change you like. The hold, roll and flam functions work great. This is a great piece of gear for cheap! Buy one now, you won't regret it.

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    Dead on Arrival - nice Christmas present

    Nothing is more annoying than getting something for Christmas that you really wanted, only to find out that it's DOA out of the box. That's my Nanopad. But actually, now that I have...Read complete review

    Nothing is more annoying than getting something for Christmas that you really wanted, only to find out that it's DOA out of the box. That's my Nanopad. But actually, now that I have checked reviews on many different websites, this seems to be a VERY common issue with the Nanopad.I loaded it in Ableton (which saw it right away) on my MacBook Pro, and while I was getting MIDI signals, I could only get responses from 2 of the pads regularly; 1 of the pads intermittently, and the rest of the pads either never, or with some weird combination of holding one down and triggering another and SOMETIMES it would make a sound.Korg's website says they're having an issue with Mac OS X 10.6.5, and that might be the case, but what could possibly be the excuse for having a driver issue with a mature OS on a device that's been out for well over a year?So now instead of jamming out and having fun with my new Christmas toy, I found myself on the phone with MF's Customer Service (great job btw!), and I have to go through all the trouble of repacking it and heading down to the UPS location to ship it back. For $50 I understand you can't expect much, but with my time and effort in getting this right, we could have spent $100 for something that actually works and still broke even.I'll be VERY wary of any of the Nano series from now on. I have a Nanokey on the way (which I bought not knowing I'd get the Nanopad as a gift, and that it would be DOA) and will update when I get my replacement Nanopad. I just hope I don't end up wasting more time with this stuff.I also have an Akai LPD8 on the way, so we'll see which one is a better use of $50.

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    1.0

    great features if it actually worked!!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Well, i dont normally spend money on cheap toys, since cheap usually means junky...but when Korg came out with these i was like "ok cool, something with a name i can trust, and really inexpensive to boot"...when out and bought one, worked great and used it on a few songs...let it sit around for a while cause i had no use and recently picked it back up, and...nothing. It completely stopped working. Piece of junk...save your money and buy something a bit more "expensive".

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    NanoPad - Defective

    By Joseph Araucto

    from Washington State

    The unit looks good but was defective. It was an intense 2 days to make sure i did not miss anything in the setup but could not get the pads to work. All that worked was the x-y control when the roll button was pushed on. no midi signals were received from any other pads (all scenes). What a terrible way to waste time. this appears to be a plug-and-play unit (since no software was sent with the unit) but no dice...

    Delivery of the equipment was as promissed.

     
    1.0

    not what is says on the tin

    By Brutalopathic

    from Opole, Poland, Europe

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    I've got to admit I was blown away by the promo videos on the net. This thing is packed with useful features, xy controlled flam and roll, four scenes, 12 semsitive pads and it's truely portable. All of the above it great. The only reservation I've got it just DOESN'T WORK. It's a plug'n'play device and it ready to work without any drivers although you can install some from Korg website. The problem I had was that pads 1,2 and 12 didn't respond to anything while the rest worked sort of ok. Pad sensitivity is no good. Try to look for something with at least 16 levels.If you really have to buy this at least ask to check it in store before you buy.

     
    1.0

    Do Not Buy

    By Person in Room.

    from Germany

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    I rely on these review areas to help me determine whether or not to purchase a product. Howver, I rarely write a review, I confess. However, having seen a mix of reviews for the Korg Nano Series, I went out on a limb and bought the Nanopad. And it simply doesn't work. I have numerous audio and midi devices, and have never had one simply not work. In 2009, a device such as this should simply work. I have since done what I should have done first, which is look at the Korg forums, and it seems a number of people are having the same problem that I am having. Windows says the Nanopad is installed correctly, but no application will recognize that the Nanopad is installed, including Korg's own Kontrol Editor. Nothing that I try seems to work. My best guess is that the driver is simply to written properly. But, that is just a guess. It could be a hardware issue. Needless to say, I am very dissapointed. And what's worse, I have found nothing on Korg's site that will help me troubleshoot my problems. This product will be going back to Musicians Friend as soon as possible. I am very dissapointed in Korg, they should rethink this line.

     
    5.0

    Korg Does it Again

    By guitar_guru_420

    from Houston

    See all my reviews

    I already own a PadKontrol but I wanted something smaller for my laptop and this is it. Comes with the USB cable but you'll have to download the software from the Korg site because it doesn't come with any. But the software is free. The pads are exactly like the padKontrol except you can assign multiple notes or command changes to each pad. I think it's eight notes or command changes per pad. That means you can play a chord using only one pad. The pads don't light up like the ones on the padKontrol but for the price...who cares. The X-Y pad is really nice as well. I think it's better than the one on the padKontrol. There are presets for chromatic scales and the software makes it easy to change each pad to exactly what note or command change you like. The hold, roll and flam functions work great. This is a great piece of gear for cheap! Buy one now, you won't regret it.

     
    1.0

    Dead on Arrival - nice Christmas present

    By Guerrilla88

    from Dank jungle

    Nothing is more annoying than getting something for Christmas that you really wanted, only to find out that it's DOA out of the box. That's my Nanopad. But actually, now that I have checked reviews on many different websites, this seems to be a VERY common issue with the Nanopad.I loaded it in Ableton (which saw it right away) on my MacBook Pro, and while I was getting MIDI signals, I could only get responses from 2 of the pads regularly; 1 of the pads intermittently, and the rest of the pads either never, or with some weird combination of holding one down and triggering another and SOMETIMES it would make a sound.Korg's website says they're having an issue with Mac OS X 10.6.5, and that might be the case, but what could possibly be the excuse for having a driver issue with a mature OS on a device that's been out for well over a year?So now instead of jamming out and having fun with my new Christmas toy, I found myself on the phone with MF's Customer Service (great job btw!), and I have to go through all the trouble of repacking it and heading down to the UPS location to ship it back. For $50 I understand you can't expect much, but with my time and effort in getting this right, we could have spent $100 for something that actually works and still broke even.I'll be VERY wary of any of the Nano series from now on. I have a Nanokey on the way (which I bought not knowing I'd get the Nanopad as a gift, and that it would be DOA) and will update when I get my replacement Nanopad. I just hope I don't end up wasting more time with this stuff.I also have an Akai LPD8 on the way, so we'll see which one is a better use of $50.

     
    1.0

    Cheaply made, terrible product DO NOT BUY

    By ShreddingGnar

    from Orange County, California

    I purchased my first Nanopad when they first came out. In less than 2 months about 3 of the pads went out.. totally dead. Troubleshoot the USB cable, my computer, etc. It was definitely the cheaply made plastic nanopad.Since I know the manager at Guitar Center, I had it swapped for another New one, New in box. This one did THE SAME EXACT THING... different pads tho. Three pads went dead after about 1 month. I am not hitting the pads hard.Got a THIRD NANOPAD yesterday. Pad #9 DEAD out of the box. What a chinese made piece of junk.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not a Merry Christmas

    By Bryan-6VXri

    from Rialto, Ca

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    So i had gotten one of these this christmas from the parents since i had gotten rid of my M-Audio Axiom 25 a few months back. I wanted to be able to program drums again rather easily. I saw this and figured it was inexpensive and could get the job done. Um, nope. Out of the box it didn't work. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt and try and find solutions online but everyone said it should work perfectly out of the box. So long story short I'm returning it. Too bad!

     
    2.0

    Not worth it

    By James-ii_g9

    from LA

    I had this thing for about a year now and its worked fine for a while. Three of the buttons don't function they way they are suppose to. The notes get stuck making it pretty much useless for multiple drum hits. Its very annoying. The XY pad is neat, but I think I'm gonna get the Akai pads now.

     
    5.0

    Great little thing

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have a macbook and this thing works great... Just plug in and play... And for the price? Can't beat it. I have had mine for about 9 months and I'm very satisfied.

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