heap, ultra-slim, and easy to pop in a backpack, Korg’s nano Series were a big hit. The only real blemish on this line has to be the original nanoKEY; some people managed to use it, but key caps chronically fell off and it wasn’t a whole lot of fun to play. The nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL fared much better, providing pads and faders in a laptop-ready form factor. And since they don’t require drivers, these will also work with new devices like the iPad.
For me, these devices which allow MIDI and OSC information to be sent wireless can open many doors for the new ‘live’ performance on stage. The full article will explain the new devices but in short, MIDI information can be sent wireless on a secure network with the ability to control powerful MIDI hardware from a-far. The fact that an iPhone is able to control a synthesizer is quite outstanding (watch the video below).