The Korg nanoPAD2 Slim-Line USB Pad Controller is a ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI controller.
Featuring 16 responsive pads and an X-Y touchpad, the Korg nanoPAD2
provides four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad
assignments. 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
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.
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.