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 Korg Nano Series 
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Post Korg Nano Series
Hi!

i'm thinking of buying the key & the pad of the Korg nano series.

Someone already own these or with some opinion about them ?

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Post Re: Korg Nano Series
what do you want to do with that pad? No expert myself but i find those pads a bit useless if it's just for producing?

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Indeed for producing, and for plain fun :)

They aren't that expensive so...thought the pad would've been cool to have too.

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Indeed price is good, keyboard is small though but to begin with it's a bit luxury having things like an mpk 49 :lol:
maybe find a review video on youtube of a not korg employe or commercial


Was doubting about this one, just 99eur, and i think the smaller one is around 60


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Yep, that m audio oxygen was also an option, but it takes in a lot more space and
'men kot zit al barstensvol'.

We'll see, the price always plays a big role too

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Post Re: Korg Nano Series
Not really relevant, but don't let a price guide you into buying hardware for such purpose... (this goes for any hardware really...)

on-topic: these tools really are made for live performing... Small, lightweight and solid. They work like a charm for their task on stage. So if you do (Ableton) Live sets, go for it.
But if you are planning to use them as studio tools only, I would only recommend you to save up some cash for the bigger pieces... (Sure they take more place, but I'm sure youll be able to make a fit ;-)) Keys are are really usefull in studio, but you wont get very creative on those nanokeys tho...
As for those pads, the dont really serve a purpose in studio, I actually never saw any producers use them in studio. They would be used (and used to used) to program drumlines and such, but that goes way faster and is allot easier in your software itself imo. Live those pads can be assigned to effects and hits, but that is an application you wont youse in studio at all...

So yeah, that just my vision on it :-)

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Post Re: Korg Nano Series
the nanokontrol and nanopad are good value for their money, but if you want keys don't go near the nanokey. As posted before go for the cheaper 25 key models from M-Audio or Edirol or something. If it really has to be as small as the korg nanokey, get the Akai LPK25 that at least has "real" piano keys.

i've got a nanokontrol myself, but i'm barely using it anymore because it's a bit annoying to reprogram the midi in ableton for every time and because for studio use, motorized faders are no luxury, but a must.

and the pads, I think they'd might be fun to "jam" out some drums in the studio..


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Paranoized wrote:
But if you are planning to use them as studio tools only, I would only recommend you to save up some cash for the bigger pieces... (Sure they take more place, but I'm sure youll be able to make a fit ;-))


Thanks for your comment !

Can you give a few examples of some of those 'bigger pieces' you are talking about ?
You wouldn't go for an M audio 49 or ?

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estatik. wrote:
Paranoized wrote:
But if you are planning to use them as studio tools only, I would only recommend you to save up some cash for the bigger pieces... (Sure they take more place, but I'm sure youll be able to make a fit ;-))


Thanks for your comment !

Can you give a few examples of some of those 'bigger pieces' you are talking about ?
You wouldn't go for an M audio 49 or ?


Sure M audio is fine! You just have to take in account some major questions to yourself...: How many keys do you need? Generally 49 is perfect, not to big, not to small. Do you want heavy or lightweight keys? Do you want a "real" piano feel? I got a pretty cheap master midikeyboard, bought it from musicstore. Its the miditech midistart 3 or something like like that. Costs around 50 euros if im right, has lightweight keys, pitchbend and modulatorwheel, midi and USB connection. I personally dont need the "real" feel or heavy keys, because I can't really play the keyboard... I use it to compose simple melodies, and most of all, use it to hit the notes while I'm browsing my sounds.

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I'd steer clear from the M-audio 49.

Picked up the "pro" version last year; insanely difficult to properly implement & configure.
The M-audio software ain't even compatible with the controller, so I have no way of binding my faders/knobs via the software; wich is kind of why I put out the bigger investment instead of buying a 50eur. controller in the first place.
Sure it has nice transport controlls...Too bad you spend half a lifetime programming them so that they actually do what you want em to do.

Also had a serious soft/hardware error 2 weeks after I bought it; ofc it got repaired without any cost, but still I had to miss it for over a month.

Here's my advice:
Pay the 50-100 euro for the cheap generic controller with the 8 knobs, sliders, pitchbend & modwheel.
Stay far away from anything too softwary or nerdy.

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