if you’re on a PC, you could install Cakewalk and see if the device handling there is more capable. i’ve seen a few folks using the CW learn functions with the nano but not sure if they were successful or went with the AZ controller.
I used nanoKontrol2 for years, until I bought Arturia KeyLab 61 mkII which is excellent keyboard controller and has faders, pads, knobs, too.
In my experience, nanoKontrol2 is an excellent controller, but its functionality depends on its setup.
There is a KORG software that comes with it and you can reassign every control to CC numbers of your choice
Then go to your DAW and find nanoKontrol in the list of MIDI devices. Maybe you’ll need a special driver, as I had to do for Reaper. In my case, it was Mackie Control. Search on nanoKontrol2 or other forums. Then, program every fader, knob etc. to execute what you need. I am pretty sure that you can find something on forums.
I believe it is quite DAW-dependent i.e. how every DAW reacts to controllers.
Reaper was quite difficult with all HW controllers, except my KeyLab which was super easy.
But, nanoKontrol2 worked fine, too.
Not all controllers work fine with every DAW so don’t quit too fast. This is not like Apple world where everything is perfectly integrated…but you pay price for and cannot use any hardware you would like to have. This is more like Windows world where you can use almost any device but you need to search a little bit. And with lower cost.
unfortunately, not all buttons work in both Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio where you can use it just as a (poor) mixer, and you CANNOT use it for my Hammond plugin due to the fact they changed the layout from the version 1 YUK!
Moreover, the Korg support is nonexistent or useless, the forum useless, and I found many articles that mention the difficulties to have all MIDI controller working for all DAWs, mainly due to bad drivers, included the latest Win 10 Korg driver
About the Korg editor, it’s considered a bad software, and I agree on that
It is cumbersome to program, just like the AKAI editor, and your customized setup is just memorized in each musical project, so to be remade by scratch when you create a new project
Now, as you all should know, I hate cumbersome tools/features/routines that drive me away from fun
I am not sure if this will help but in Window’s, I had to edit registry so that Korg controller was higher up in the USB list. It was showing down at bottom of list but I moved it up to number 2 or 3 if I remember correctly. Also, I always start up the Korg editor first to make sure that it is active before starting Ableton.
Thanks for information
Actually Ableton Live sees it, not Bitwig Studio
But even in Ableton Live, I can use it as an 8 track mixer because the track switch doesn’t work, so I cannot use it to control my Hammond plugin, that was the reason why I bought it
This is why I say it’s partly a lemon
Yea, it defiantly has some issues. I have the Korg Studio version and it took me several long hours to get it to work properly. I wanted the longer faders for modulation control. It works fine in Ableton mode (after reg hack) but I use it for a lot of Kontakt (other VST’s) instruments for modulation. I use Mackie control but turn it off if I start having issues and then reselect it in properties. Cakewalk had similar problems. They really need to work on their software because it is a real pain in the ars to get it to work. In this day and age, it should be plug and play but I guess they figure someone else will figure it out instead. Korg needs to work on this a little harder because it gives them a bad name with all of the hate threads on this.
I rather guess they just want you to buy their controllers…
Or the pro controllers that let them gain a greater percentage on every copy sold, maybe
Anyway, thanks to Ableton that sees all my cheap controllers, I decided to come back to it, but a way to drive my Hammond still lacks, so how doing that?
Moreover, I found that using both controllers together (AKAI Midimix and KORG nanoKontrol 2) is a mess because both act on the same mixer sliders YUK
Now, I read that in the old Ableton releases up to 2017, there was the option to assign one controller to just one track/instrument right-clicking on it, then selecting “Lock To Control Surface” but I cannot find it in my Ableton Live 11