Korg’s 2 New MIDI Controllers – nanoKEY Studio & nanoKONTROL Studio

Korg has just released two new MIDI controllers, the nanoKEY Studio and the nanoKONTROL Studio. Take a look at the video below:

nanoKEY Studio

Korg nanoKEY Studio

  • 25 velocity-sensitive keys that look more like drum pads than standard keyboard keys.
  • 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for drums, chords, or samples.
  • KAOSS style touch pad for expressive control of synth sounds.
  • 8 knobs that can be assigned to control any parameters you want.
  • Lightweight, compact design.
  • Works well with iPad/iPone to create a mobile music studio.
  • Includes free music software including Korg Gadget and Legacy Collection M1 Le.


nanoKONTROL Studio

Korg nanoKONTROL Studio
In the same kind of style as the nanoKEY Studio, the nanoKONTROL Studio is designed as a virtual mixing interface. You can use the knobs and sliders to control the volume and pan knobs on your DAW, for example. Works well with all the major Digital Audio Workstations such as KORG Gadget, Logic, GarageBand, Live, Reason, Cubase, Studio One, FL Studio, Sonar, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Traktor.


Stay Tuned for More Information

I will write full reviews of both these products at a later date, so keep your eyes open for those.

In the meantime, what do you think of the look of these new MIDI controllers? Why not post your thoughts in the comments below, and I will reply as soon as I can.

All the best,

P.S. If you want something a bit simpler, take a look at the Korg nanoKEY2.


  1. Eddy

    I love Korg Nano series. I had the Nano 2 pads for some time and loved working with them. I absolutely recommend this new product from Korg, the nanoKEY Studio and the nanoKONTROL Studio. They make things so easy to use and fully integrated with the iPad. And when you combine it with the new iPad Pro, it’s going to bring the house down.

    1. Marcus (Post author)

      That’s great, Eddy! Thanks for your comment.

  2. Andy

    Nanokontrol studio connects to Ipad via Bluetooth but does not control anything Garageband ios

    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Thanks for letting us know, Andy.


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