[Ardour-Users] Korg nanoKONTROL2

Mark Knoop mark at opus11.net
Mon Jan 30 02:25:10 PST 2017

At 11:15 on 30 Jan 2017, Paul Davis wrote:
>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.

I've never tried building ardour from source, but I'm sure I can do
this. (I'm on Fedora 25, currently using the distro package.) I'll try
to make time today to set it up.

>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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