Korg has announced a new series of tools aimed for the home musician, but at least the controller looks like it could be of interest for podcasters who want some hands-on control of their rig. And look how great they look with a Mac!
Some info on the nanoKONTROL (from Korg’s website)
The nanoKONTROL features a plethora of controllers to help you get the most control out of your software for the size and money. nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches and a full transport section. For each of the four programmable scenes the nanoKONTROL offers, you can set the controllers any way you need them. That means that you can transmit a total of 168 different MIDI CC (Control Change) messages, as well as MIDI notes with the switches. The six transport buttons can each transmit either MIDI CC messages or MMC messages to control functions such as: start, stop, loop, or record on your DAW software.
Imagine taking full control of your software – transport, a full track’s worth of faders, pans and mutes – or how about precise dedicated control over the many parameters of software synths, samplers or virtual drum machines. It’s all possible with the nanoKONTROL.
To add to the nanoKONTROL’s flexibility, an attack and decay time can be specified for the eighteen switches. This allows you to smoothly feed controller messages into parameters such as wet/dry levels for an effect, a filter for a synth, or a volume fader for that perfect fade.
By using the “KORG KONTROL Editor” (downloadable free of charge from the Korg website) you can customize the nanoKONTROL to your fit your control needs. It offers full access to the entire control surface for each of the four available scenes.
I hear it will be priced at around 60 GBP.
More info on all the products here on Korgs website.