[Ardour-Users] Korg nanoKONTROL2

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jan 30 02:15:02 PST 2017

I'd like to fix the nanoKontrol issues, and doing so won't be very hard.
But it will also be extremely inefficient unless I can be in realtime
communication with someone who (a) has a nanoKontrol (b) can build ardour
from source.

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Mark Knoop <mark at opus11.net> wrote:

> 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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