Korg NanoKONTROL : Thin is in

February 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Black Korg Nano series

Photo courtesy of Korg

February 11th, 2009 – I’ve posted about Korg’s Nano Series before however, as interested as I am in portable gear, I’ve never found myself considering the purchase of a NanoKONTROL. Just like Cubase’s new free iPhone software that turns your shiny Apple product into an external transport, the Korg NanoKontrol allows you to have a physical transport outside your DAW.

I like to draw automation into my DAW, rather than fiddle with faders and knobs, so it’s hard for me to justify buying gear like the NanoKONTROL. I also find the idea of faders on MIDI keyboards kind of tacky to be honest. But I wouldn’t mind having a physical transport by itself.

If they could add just the transport to a MIDI keyboard I might warm up to the idea. I certainly find controlling Logic’s transport with a mouse and keyboard, a pain in the arse when I’m self-recording (especially when it’s guitar). It seems like a waste, though, to buy the NanoKONTROL just so that I can have the play, record, stop, and jog buttons, and even more so if I were to buy an iPhone or iTouch for Cubase 5. Check out the link below to watch GearWire demo it.

Korg NanoKONTROL demo on GearWire

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