How To Setup A Korg NanoKontrol2 To Be Used With Spitfire Libraries

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  • Jeffrey Skott

    So, has anyone done this for Cubase, and I get that the first part (configuring for MIDI CC in Korg Editor) should be the same but there are conflicting instructions on whether to use generic remote or Mackie Control (or other?) when configuring Device Settings under Studio. Thanks for any feedback on this. Ideally, I would like whatever channel/Instrument I'm currently playing to respond to one, two or three faders (e.g., presence [mod wheel] and volume). Ideally, I get those plus could use the transport controls as transport controls, which do work under the Mackie controls but may not work using the MIDI CC method.

    Thanks to anyone who responds. I probably should have started to use Logic years ago but wasn't a Mac user yet and invested way too heavily into Cubase. Thanks again and happy Weekend!

    Jeff

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  • Stewart

    Hi Jeff, 

    The controller will only be able to be used in one mode at a time, so you'll need to have it set to use it as a generic remote in order to do so. That will then allow for the controller to be used on the instrument track that's selected. 

    Feel free to submit a request if you continue to experience any issues while setting it up!

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  • Elliott Lockwood

    FYI, here on Jan 12, 2021, the KORG nanoKONTROL Editor doesn't work at all in Big Sur. Hopefully KORG will put out an update soon. 

    But the changes you make in the editor do save to the nanoKONTROL itself, so I just used my wife's MacBook running Mojave to do the edits and it worked just fine plugging it into my Big Sur Mac. 

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  • Jeffrey Skott

    Thank you so much. Yes, I have it as a generic controller and have started the nanoKONTROL2 as a midi controller (I believe that is set+cycle), so I have it set to Expression on one slider and instrument volume on the next with Dynamics and Reverb (just for experimentation right now) tied to the Mod Wheel. I'll keep playing around. I'm using Movave but I'm glad you tried that out with setting up the controller on Mojave and then moving to Big Sur. 

    I'm awaiting a green light from several of my companies on Big Sur; it was a big change of a release. Cheers!

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  • Tim Miller

    Hello! So I have recently updated my Mac OS to Catalina, updated Logic to 10.6.1 and updated my NanoKontrol2's driver to the latest version. I can not get the nanoKontrol2 to work with Kontakt inside of Logic. However, if I just open Kontakt itself and start using it, the NanoKontrol works perfectly. I have deleted the controller inside of Logic, but for some reason it will not work with Kontakt inside of Logic. Any thoughts as to why this is the case? 

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  • Tom Liron

    Hi! Very Important: If you are using Ableton Live and want to switch between CC mode and DAW mode: 

    in Live's Preference\Link Midi: 

    Daw mode: will work if your control surface is "MackgieControl" and "nanoKONTROL2" is selected for both of the MIDI Input and Output ports.

    CC mode: will only work if you’ll change your control surface to "none":

    OR change the Midi input to "none":

    also, if you are having trouble to engage the CC mode in Kontakt:

    go to Kontakt's Options/MIdi:

    in the inputs section, change your device's status from "off" to an available Port :

    to the Spitfire Team:

    User's who are new to CC mapping will have to read this first in order to map the nanoKontrol2 in CC mode, following Spitfire's chart : 

    https://spitfireaudio.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013834018-MIDI-CC-Chart-for-Spitfire-Audio-Libraries 

    As a new user, I spent long Hours figuring all of this out by myself. Would really appreciate if you will put this info to your Tips and Tricks General Guide's or Update this Guide with this helpful information,

    thanks!

    Tom

     

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  • Stewart

    Hi Tom, 

    Unfortunately, the NanoKontrol can only be used in one mode at a time, I'll update the article accordingly so that is more clear. Feel free to reach out if you need anything! 

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