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Korg NanoPad2 MIDI Controller

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  • Warranty is a KORG Authorized DealerKorg NanoPad2 MIDI Controller offers portable control to laptop musicians, DJs, remixers, and the like who make music with your Mac or PC. Ideal for mobile musician, the compact nanoSERIES2 units incorporate many user-requested enhancements and offer them up in the same slim casing as the original nanoSERIES. Available in both white and black, the size and color of the entire series match that of a laptop computer.

Korg NanoPad2 MIDI Controller is perfect for inputting drum parts; this unit features new functionality that lets you record using the X-Y pad, just as on Korg's Kaossilator Pro. Improvements to the nanoPAD include four more pads (16 instead of the original nanoPAD's 12) and Kaossilator gate arpeggio patterns built into the X/Y control pad, which allows you to play MIDI arpeggios. The Velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response tand also realistically convey the playing feel to a sequencer or DAW, according to the manufacturer. Chords can also be assigned to the trigger pads to use them to perform a chord track.

All three nanoSERIES2 controllers can be further customized using the included Korg Kontrol Editor software, which offers single-cable USB bus-powered operation.

Slim-line controllers combining cutting-edge design and technology
Each of the nanoSERIES2 of ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI controllers will fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer or desktop keyboard, offering impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space. Simply connect a single USB cable, and you've got a music production studio on your desk at home or on the go.

Three models to suit your needs
The nanoKEY2 is equipped with 25 velocity-sensing keys and an advanced design for reliable recording. For entering drum parts, the nanoPAD2 is the top choice. It boasts 16 responsive pads and an X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator Pro. The nanoKONTROL2 provides knobs, switches, and faders - perfect for controlling any DAW computer based DAW or numerous types of other music production software. Choose one, two or all three nanoSERIES2 controllers, and set up a simple and stylish system that's perfect for your music production needs.

Two stylish colors: Black and White.
Each of the three nanoSERIES2 models is available in your choice of bold Black or bright White. Choose the color that's right for you - match your computer, contrast your console - it's all up to you!

An perfect companion for the microKEY
The nanoSERIES2 controllers are the perfect companions for the 37-note, natural-touch Korg microKEY. The latter's dual USB hub ports allow any two nanoSERIES2 controllers to be connected directly to the microKEY to create a customized, expanding control center for any music production system. 


nanoPAD2 USB Pad Controller

  • Low-profile pad controller - excellent for playing or entering drum data

  • Sixteen solid, responsive, and velocity-sensitive trigger pads

  • Control multiple MIDI parameters via the X-Y Touchpad

    Sixteen pads in a compact body
    Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the nanoPAD2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynamic-sensing pads - as well as leaving room for the X-Y touchpad! The Korg nanoPAD2 does all this and more. In fact, there are four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad assignments.

    Dynamic trigger pads capture all your performance nuances
    The sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. By switching between the four scenes, you can experience 64 different pad assignments.

    Create musical phrases using the X-Y touchpad, Touch Scale, and Gate Arp features
    The X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new "Touch Scale" function lets you intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator. You can choose from sixteen different scales, and specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays within your song. The "Gate Arp" function, borrowed from the Kaossilator Pro, transmits note data based on tempo; Tap tempo and tempo sync are supported. Combined with the Touch Scale, the Gate Arp allows you to play tempo-synchronized phrases and rhythms simply by stroking the X-Y pad or playing the pads.

    Korg Kontrol Editor software
    The nanoPAD2 works with the "Korg Kontrol Editor" software - available free on the Korg website. Load it into your computer, and use it to make detailed customized settings. Choose from a total of four velocity settings: three velocity curves or fixed velocity. You can also specify note numbers, create user scales for the Touch Scale function, assign chords, assign control change messages, and save your settings.

    USB power for an uncluttered setup
    Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoPAD2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace. 

nanoPAD2 specifications

16 trigger pads with velocity and 4 velocity curves

X-Y pad

HOLD button

GATE ARP button


KEY/RANGE button

SCALE/ARP button

SCENE button

4 user scene memories
Corresponding Software:
Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
USB bus power
Power Consumption:
USB bus power: less than 100 mA
Size (W x D x H): 12.80 x 3.27 x 0.63 inches

Weight: 0.63 lbs.

Accessories: USB cable

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