The Korg NanoPAD2 Slim Line USB Drum Pad Controller has 16 velocity-sensitive pads, providing excellent response, delivering drum parts that are full of life. Four switchable scenes deliver 64 different pad assignments. The NanoPAD2's X-Y pad can control multiple synthesizer parameters. Use the 'Touch Scale' function to intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad. Simply select one of sixteen different scales, specify the root key and note range to match your song.
Korg NanoPAD2 USB Drum Pad Controller Features
Sixteen pads in a compact body
- Low-profile pad controller - excellent for playing or entering drum data
- 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads x 4 banks of pad assignments = 64 total pad assignments
- Control multiple MIDI parameters via the X-Y Touchpad
- Touch Scale and Gate Arp allow the creation of musical phrases and/or note entry
- Includes Korg Kontrol Editor and bonus software package
Like all nanoSERIES2 controllers, the nanoPAD2 drum pad had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the Korg 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 16 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 with the nanoPAD2.
Create musical phrases with 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 '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 drum pad 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 Korg 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.