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  • Korg Now Shipping Next-Generation nanoSeries S2 USB-MIDI Controllers

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    Korg is now shipping the nanoSERIES2, the next generation of slim-line USB-MIDI  controllers. Compact and convenient, with serious functionality and features,  nanoSERIES2 incorporates many user-requested enhancements and offers them up in  the same ultra-slim casing as the original nanoSERIES. The size and color of the  entire series nicely matches a laptop computer. Available in both white and  black, the new units – the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2 – are an ideal  choice in portable control for laptop musicians, DJs, remixers and anyone who  wants to make music with their Mac® or PC. All three units are also a perfect  addition to Korg’s 37-note microKEY USB MIDI keyboard.
    The nanoKEY2 is  a 25-note keyboard controller for creating songs, featuring a separate-type  keybed (modeled after that of a Macbook®) to ensure precise, reliable recording,  as well as a damper button offering sustain on the fly. It is designed with  ample key width for maximum playability. Control buttons allow simple yet  versatile control. Included are octave shift buttons, which, when used in  conjunction with the key transpose function, cover the entire range of notes in  the MIDI specification. Also featured are pitch bend buttons and an assignable  modulation button.

    The nanoPAD2 is  an ideal choice for inputting drum parts; it also boasts new functionality that  lets users record using the X-Y pad, just as on Korg’s Kaossilator Pro.  Enhancements include four more pads (16 to the original nanoPAD’s 12) and  Kaossilator gate arpeggio patterns built into the X/Y control pad, letting users  play MIDI arpeggios. The velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to  users’ fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to a sequencer  or DAW software, ensuring that drum parts will be full of life. Chords can also  be assigned to the trigger pads to use them to perform a chord  track.
    The  nanoKONTROL2 is perfect for controlling a wide variety software titles including  the most popular DAW programs. Perfectly-sized to place in front of a notebook  computer, the nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers needed to  control music software, plus a set of transport buttons. A knob, fader, and  three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively  assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record (or whatever the user specifies).   Also featured is improved transport control with Mackie® HUI protocol built in  (a feature previously only offered on controllers of a higher price point,  bringing this protocol to the most accessible price point ever).

    All three  nanoSERIES2 products can be further customized using the included Korg Kontrol  Editor software, featuring single-cable USB bus-powered operation– Power and  USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient  workspace.

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