Korg nanoKey 2 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard (Black)
The Korg nanoKEY2 was created for musicians on the go who simply can't resist the urge to make music with their laptop, wherever they are! The nanoKEY2 is velocity sensitive and features a sustain key; accurate and expressive parts can be created easily, at any time. No matter where you are, whip out your nanoKEY2 mini controller keyboard and start creating great music!
Musicians are a creative bunch, and its unfair to restrict your creativity when you are not in your studio or rehearsal space. Many great musical ideas have been inspired in hotel rooms and train stations late at night! The Korg nano series controllers are ideal for inspirational moments. Take a look at the other nano products in our "related items" section on this page.
Here's what Korg say about the nanoKEY2
Low-profile, 25-key USB-MIDI keyboard, ideal for use with laptop and netbook computers
Advanced-design keybed offers improved accuracy and velocity-sensitive keys.
Sustain button - ideal for entering piano parts!
Accurate, responsive, and great-feeling keybed
The nanoKEY2 features an advanced and up-to-date design. By combining the great-feeling "touch" that Korg has developed for its professional MIDI keyboards and the low-profile "thinness" of recent computer keyboard innovations, the nanoKEY2 provides a superior keyboard response for its class and size. It's designed with ample key width and plenty of space between the keys, reducing the chances of a wrong note. The touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned, as only a manufacturer with Korg's track record and know-how can, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software.
Control buttons provide simple yet versatile control
The Octave Shift buttons - borrowed from Korg's MIDI controllers - allow the overall pitch to be shifted four levels, either UP or DOWN, in octave increments. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch Bend buttons, a Modulation button, and a Sustain button - one that's indispensible for piano or electric piano performance. For each of these buttons, the on/off switching speed can be specified over four levels (using the Korg Kontrol Editor), ensuring the smooth changes that are appropriate for your performance.
Korg Kontrol Editor software
The nanoKEY2 works with the "Korg Kontrol Editor" software - available free on the Korg website. Load it into your computer, and use it to make detailed customized settings. Choose from a total of four velocity settings: three velocity curves or fixed velocity; specify the control change messages transmitted by the modulation button and the sustain button.
USB power for an uncluttered setup
Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the nanoKEY2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace.
Keyboard: 25-key with velocity and 4 velocity curves
Pitch up/down buttons
Octave Shift up/down buttons with -4 to +4 octave range
Host applications corresponding to MIDI input
Power: USB bus power
Power Consumption: USB bus power: less than 100 mA
Dimensions: 12.80 x 3.27 x 0.65 inches
Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Accessories: USB cable
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with PowerPC supported
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit), Microsoft Windows7 (32bit, 64bit)
Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)