[Ardour-Users] Korg nanoKONTROL2

Mark Knoop mark at opus11.net
Mon Jan 30 02:10:58 PST 2017

At 10:43 on 30 Jan 2017, David Kastrup wrote:
>Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> writes:
>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:41:07 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:  
>>>When one uses the KORG KONTROL editor under Wine  
>> Hi,
>> I can't help with Ardour, since I'm using the nanoKONTROL as CC
>> controller for synth, not to control Ardour or any other DAW.
>> I'm using Nano-Basket
>> https://freesoftwaremusic.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/nano-basket/
>> since I never got an editor working under wine. Unfortunately it
>> can't save settings to disc. Note, I own a 1st generation
>> nanoKONTROL with 9 faders (IOW neither the nanoKONTROL 2 with 8
>> faders, nor the nanoKONTROL Studio with jogwheel), but perhaps the
>> windows software works for all nanoKONTROLs.
>> However, I tried this years ago. What version of the nanoKONTROL
>> editor are you using under wine nowadays?  
>Just the stock "Korg KONTROL editor" downloaded from Korg's website.
>Installation of its msi files required installing the msitools package,
>but then "msiexec whateveritwascalled.msi" installed the editor just
>fine (it was in my Desktop menus under "Other" then) and it offered me
>all ALSA midi connections for use.  Sort-of scary.
>No idea what format it saves settings in.  Probably not just the raw
>SysEX (that would be too easy).

I'm also using the nanoKONTROL2 with Ardour with externally controlled
LEDs. I use the Generic Midi option - not so fussed about the transport
LEDs, but that would be nice I suppose. The marker buttons do work, and
I find cycle useful for looping (useful for editing). 

The one issue for me is that groups don't work, i.e. if a group of
tracks is set to share gain, muting, soloing, etc, the nanoKONTROL2
still only affects a single track. 

Mark Knoop

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