Making digital music or any kind of music on your PC can be fun, but it’s not always easy. You have to have various different pieces of equipment and software and it can become extremely expensive. If you’re not looking to spend too much money and you still want a good, polished sound you have many other options.
A midi keyboard and interface can be pricey, especially if you’re a beginner. Korg has been a huge name in the music industry for a long time and they don’t sacrifice quality. If you’re looking for a small, easily portable midi keyboard at a low price with extras, you may want to consider the Korg Nano Digital Music Controllers.
The Korg Nano Digital Music Controllers puts three different style controls on your desktop that plug in through a USB port. No need for a midi interface. While the functions of the Nano Series Korg controllers are limited compared to other more expensive controllers, they still hold a great amount of value and will save a lot of space in the home studio. Their size also makes them very portable in case you need to pack up your gear and bring it to a friends studio to work.
Here is the skinny on the three controllers from the Korg website.
“So c’mon; meet the nanoSERIES! The nanoKEY features a great-feeling 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard that’s ideal for song production. Each key can also be set to send MIDI control data, further expanding its power. Next up is the nanoPAD, featuring 12 highly responsive trigger pads, each capable of sending up to eight notes – or eight MIDI control messages – simultaneously, in addition to an X-Y touchpad with roll and flam functions for realistic drum programming. Last but not least, nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches, plus a full transport section for expansive control; even a flexible note input mode to help you lay down your next big groove!”
You can choose the Korg Nano series in black or white and the bundle of the three comes with a price of $49.99 to $59.00, depending on which Nano controller you want. The Nano-Key, which is obviously the keyboard costs $49.99, while the Nano-Pad and Nano-Kontrol go for $59.99 at Sweetwater.com. You may be able to find a bundle of the three for about $130 at Abes Of Maine.