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Korg Nanokey and tracker software?

category: music [glöplog]
I have been searching online to see if anyone has gotten the Korg Nanokey working with any tracker software and am not getting any hits. I also searched for Korg Nanokey on the BBS here.

I have a Linux machine running Ubuntu BUT I am ***totally*** open to running something for Windows under Wine.

ImpulseTracker clones are less daunting for me, but I'll use FastTracker if necessary. I'm not ready for a more modern tool yet.

Thank you!
added on the 2013-02-03 06:35:58 by sienon sienon
actually, let me rephrase that -- looks like I just need to get the tracker to accept MIDI input.
added on the 2013-02-03 07:26:31 by sienon sienon
hit too fast return; here's basically the thing, as in the MIDI-trigger mode in say Schism basically doesn't take nanokey input.
added on the 2013-02-03 07:28:54 by sienon sienon
korg nanokey works just fine in renoise under both osx and linux here, and i see no reason why it shouldn't.
do you get any midi events from it in any other apps?
added on the 2013-02-03 08:27:31 by provod provod
well, rosegarden registers its events although I hear nothing . . . probably just a matter of tweaking the midi input config in schism the right way, just wondering if anyone had managed it.
added on the 2013-02-03 09:10:12 by sienon sienon
If the Nanokey registers as a MIDI device and works in other software, it works in Schism as well. You probably just need to configure the software correctly.

That, or Linux has some sort of resource conflict it cannot resolve unless you recomile the kernel or something equally insane. It happens.
added on the 2013-02-03 10:16:03 by gloom gloom
it has to work in schism, you indeed might set it up by pressing escape and finding your way through menu options... but nothing impossible after a few minutes diving into the abyss of it.
korg nanokey works just fine in renoise

...under Windows too. Mine works flawlessly.
added on the 2013-02-03 14:02:28 by Korguiq Korguiq
awesome. as long as not fool's errand. thanks you!
added on the 2013-02-03 14:38:43 by sienon sienon
Use Renoise or MilkyTracker
added on the 2013-02-03 16:45:34 by FL1NE FL1NE
Milkytracker is a FT2 clone, hence, it's less good than schism which is an impulsetracker clone.
This thread is about to derail...
added on the 2013-02-03 21:23:06 by trc_wm trc_wm
I've used the Korg devices, they're standard MIDI over USB using generic drivers, which means that they'll work effortlessly on windows and maybe mac and then you'll have to jump through hoops to get it to work on Linux.

TBH though, the Korg nano line is really terrible hardware. Expect it to just break and stop working after a year. Akai's cheap stuff much more durable and reliable than the Korg nano line.
added on the 2013-03-12 19:04:03 by GbND GbND


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