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I purchased a used Nano Kontrol 2 from e-bay.  I don't have it yet but how do I use it with Cakewalk?

Can I use Mackie Mode?  or another device?   I don't see Nano Kontrol listed.

 

 

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Yes, you can use Mackie Mode. Actually there is a sequence of keys to press and hold on the NanoKontrol to make it output Mackie mode. See the NanoKontrol manual/quickstart for that information.

I would also recommend you get Azslows (http://www.azslow.com/index.php?action=downloads) controller since it opened up more options.

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Wow, this is just amazing.

I've been meaning to ask if anyone had any special insights or tricks regarding use of the NanoKONTROL2 with Cakewalk, and here Mark is with something way beyond my imaginings.

The first thing I want to be able to do, though, is just get that damned Marker/Set button to set a marker 😂.

Seriously, why is that the only thing that Korg just couldn't manage?

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26 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

Wow, this is just amazing.

I've been meaning to ask if anyone had any special insights or tricks regarding use of the NanoKONTROL2 with Cakewalk, and here Mark is with something way beyond my imaginings.

The first thing I want to be able to do, though, is just get that damned Marker/Set button to set a marker 😂.

Seriously, why is that the only thing that Korg just couldn't manage?

That *should* work, though to be honest I've not looked at that functionality. It could just be the Cakewalk command is out of date. The SDK goes back to Sonar 2 !

Leave it with me, and I'll see if I can get it working.

[Edit] - By default, the pressing the Marker button switches to marker navigation mode.  M1 + Marker inserts a marker.

Obviously there's no M1 button on the nanoKONTROL 2, so I'll change it so the Cycle + Marker inserts a marker.

The latest installer with this change is here: http://msmcleod.co.uk/cakewalk/MMcLMackieControlSetup.zip

Edited by msmcleod

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Wow!  Thank you.  Looks like I'll be OK with the unit.

Another plus for the Sonar Forum

Also found this on Sweetwater:

Follow these instructions to set up your NanoKontrol2 with Sonar.

1.     Hold the set marker and rec buttons while connecting the USB cable from your computer.

2.     Open the MIDI device window in Sonar, then select nanoKONTROL2 for Input and Output.

3.     Open the Controllers/Surfaces window, then select Mackie Control for Control Surface.

4.     Select nanoKONTROL2 for the MIDI In/Out ports used.

 

Jack

 

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Yeah, that's a cool thing about the NanoKONTROL2, it has a built-in "Sonar" mode that of course works a treat with CbB. Meaning that everything is programmed except for the "Set" button under "Marker" for some reason.

There are a couple of other matters that maybe Mark can help with.

With Mixcraft, I had the NanoKONTROL2 set up so that its strip #8 was always set up to control the Master bus, no matter what else the other strips were assigned to. I'm wondering if I can do that again with the device set to "Sonar" mode.

Is it possible to dedicate a NanoKONTROL2 strip to a CbB track, bus, or even hardware output fader?

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36 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

Yeah, that's a cool thing about the NanoKONTROL2, it has a built-in "Sonar" mode that of course works a treat with CbB. Meaning that everything is programmed except for the "Set" button under "Marker" for some reason.

The Set button on the NanoKONTROL2 doesn't seem to send anything to Cakewalk at all in SONAR mode, so I couldn't "capture" it. It must set some internal mode in the NanoKONTROL somehow. Once you press "Set" The left / right buttons navigate between existing markers.

On my latest version you can use Cycle + Marker Right to insert a marker. Note that this only works on the NanoKONTROL 2  - the NanoKONTROL Studio doesn't recognise it for some reason.

36 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

With Mixcraft, I had the NanoKONTROL2 set up so that its strip #8 was always set up to control the Master bus, no matter what else the other strips were assigned to. I'm wondering if I can do that again with the device set to "Sonar" mode.

Is it possible to dedicate a NanoKONTROL2 strip to a CbB track, bus, or even hardware output fader?

I did a fix a while back for the NanoKONTROL Studio, which can now use the Scrub (labelled as "Scene") button as a shift for the track banks to switch between tracks & buses.

I should be able to do a similar thing with the NanoKONTROL 2 using the Cycle button. I'll let you all know once something is a available.

I do need to be careful with these modifications though, as I don't want to do anything that will break "normal" behaviour.

Nearly all functions operate on the pressing down of a button, so they react immediately. I was lucky with Cycle in that I could react to the releasing of the button instead (as it's not really a time-critical operation). So you'll notice now that it doesn't switch loop on/loop off until you release the Cycle button. Whilst it's down though, I can use it as a shift key for other operations, and it won't act as a normal Cycle button if you've pressed any other buttons whilst it was pressed.

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I installed the msmcleod Mackie control (thanks for this). 

Which do I use with the NanoKontrol2?  I see the extras noted in the PDF file (Mackie Control 1, 2, 3 or the XT or C4 subsets).

 

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3 minutes ago, Jack Stoner said:

I installed the msmcleod Mackie control (thanks for this). 

Which do I use with the NanoKontrol2?  I see the extras noted in the PDF file (Mackie Control 1, 2, 3 or the XT or C4 subsets).

 

MMcL Mackie Control #1 is the one you should use.

The XT is only for the Mackie Extender, and the C4 is for the Mackie C4.

Note:  All the instructions in the original MackieControl.chm help file still apply - the pdf just covers the extras included in the MMcL version.

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